Shaw Stokes

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

Today, July 26, is the great Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw’s birthday. He was born in 1856 and died in 1950–what a lifespan! Some of his words of wisdom to. Guide us on our way today:

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you. Must see the world.”

“You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’

“Write your Sad times in Sand, Write your Good times in Stone.”

“You may well ask me why…I took the time to write. I can only reply that I do not know. There was not why about it. I had to: that was all.”

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”

“My method for getting a play across the footlights is like a revolver shooting: every line has a bullet in it and comes with an explosion.”

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing….Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.”

“Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.”

“We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.”

“England and America are two countries separated by the same language.”

“I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.”

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”

And now, entertained and emboldened, let’s all write on!

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I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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