Shaw! Shaw! Shaw!

Having just posted, I received an offer from WordPress to get more out of life with this quote from GB Shaw: “The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.”

Shaw would say that. Once, when he was young, he cornered Oscar Wilde at some get-together and detailed exactly his plans for a magazine. Wilde, once Shaw had finished his tour, said, “That has all been most interesting, Mr. Shaw, but there’s one point you haven’t mentioned – an all-important point. You haven’t told us the title of your magazine.”

“As for that,” said Shaw, “I’d call it Shaw’s Magazine.” And he banged his fist on the table, repeating “Shaw, Shaw, Shaw!”

At some point, Wilde was able to interrupt to say, “Yes, but how would you spell it?” Everyone with them laughed and to his credit, so did Shaw.


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