Thursday, July 26, 2012

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was born this day, July 26th, in 1856.  He lived nearly 100 years, dying in 1950.  Shaw, of course, was famous as a playwright.  Equally significant (at least), Shaw co-founded the London School of Economics. 

Shaw made one memorable statement with Walter Scott’s name involved, which was a backhand compliment to the author.

“With the single exception of Homer, there is no eminent writer, not even Sir Walter Scott, whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Shakespeare when I measure my mind against his.”

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