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Shaw on publishing

An author who gives a manager or publisher any rights in his work except those immediately and specifically required for its publication or performance is for business purposes an imbecile. As 99 per cent of English authors and 100 per cent American ones are just such imbeciles, managers and publishers make a practice of asking […]

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Shaw on value in writing

The fact is that the intrinsic worth of the book, play or whatever the author is trying to sell is the least, last factor in the whole transaction. There is probably no other trade in which there is so little relationship between profits and actual value, or into which sheer chance so largely enters.–George Bernard […]

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Shaw on the true artist

The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art.–George Bernard Shaw

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