Happy Birthday to My Love, George Bernard Shaw!

George Bernard Shaw was born on 26 July 1856:

George in my fave suit, 1909

1909: George Bernard Shaw looking dapper in a fab suit!

“My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world.”-George Bernard Shaw, John Bull’s Other Island

12 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to My Love, George Bernard Shaw!

      • How old were you?

        With Shaw, I was eleven and the culprit was the 1941 film adaptation of Major Barbara. When I read the credits, I realized it was based on a play. I checked it out from the library that very week, and the rest is history!

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      • Heavens, I’ve no idea. Thinking about it, I suspect the desire to write came as soon as I learned to read. Again, no idea how old I was but I remember reading Babar the Elephant in the garden all by myself and suddenly realising ‘I can read!’ What joy. I still feel the joy of that moment and how, somewhere in the back of my mind was a little voice saying I wanted to give that joy to others.

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      • Haha, sorry. I asked because I always assume that writers/artists/creative types not only had an a-ha moment that brought them to their craft, but that they remember the exact date (I’m weird about dates/ages)!

        I learned to read when I was 3, and I had that same, sudden realization. It was awesome! What a great feeling. (I loved the Babar books when I was a child.)

        I started writing stories when I was 5, poems when I was 7, and plays when I was 9. However, it wasn’t until I became acquainted with Shaw that I truly realized that one can legitimately write for a living. It changed my life!

        Thanks for sharing your story with me. It’s nice to hear how people found their vocation. 🙂

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