H.G. Wells (1866-1946) on George Bernard Shaw
"One of those perpetual children who live in a dream world of make-believe [...]. It is almost as if there was no pain in the world. It is under the inspiration of such delightful dreams that Mr. Shaw now flings himself upon his typewriter and rattles out his broadsides. And nothing will stop him. All through the war we shall have this Shavian accompaniment going on, like an idiot child screaming in a hospital, distorting, discredting, confusing. He is at present ... an almost unendurable nuisance."
—The Daily Chronicle, 31 December 1914
"How do you talk to a guy like Mao? Because, he's responsible for the deaths of millions of people. Do you put that aside when you talk to him? Do you bring it up? Do you address it?"
George Bernard Shaw once sent two tickets to the opening night of one of his plays to Winston Churchill with the following note:
Bring a friend, if you have one.
Churchill wrote back, returning the two tickets and excused himself as he had a previous engagement. He also attached the following:
Please send me two tickets for the next night, if there is one.
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