Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Syllables govern the world"

There once lived an intelligent, witty and I would definitely say a 'classy' man. All this purely based on the words he has gifted the world with.


He was a man who lived and breathed on his own terms and said things like:
"A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out"

He lived for 94 years and most certainly put more into the world than he probably took out of it, apart from the fact that he 'took' a Nobel prize and an Oscar (the only one who has ever achieved this feat).
I'm writing about Shaw today because for years I've had quite a laugh reading his quotes. Not because they are humorous but because they are all weirdly true. He put down the words that we think subconsciously but never say.
That, in my opinion is genius.

"The golden rule is that there are no golden rules"

So, breaking all the rules of generic thought processes, he had something to say that applies universally and transcends time.
You can pick his quotes and help your understanding of the world...the truth...

...when people talk a lot and it annoys us and we don't really know why...
"The trouble with them is that they lack the power of conversation but not the power of speech."

...when we fool ourselves about the right values...
"I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy."

...the strategy and might of governments today...
"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul, can always depend on the support of Paul."

...when breaking up a fight....
"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and besides, the pig likes it."

...the truth about young love...
"First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity."

...true love...
"Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else."
"Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desires; the other is to get it."

...and even one about afterlife...
"In heaven, an angel is nobody in particular."

...Shaw had something for everything and that 'everything' is funny and incredibly, it is the purest form of the truth.
And, of them all...this holds best...
"There is no sincerer love than the love of food"
So, here are some White Chocolate Walnut cookies for that piece of wisdom. One more staple from the Hummingbird.
It's quite easy to bake and easier to eat. The recipe actually calls for pecans and not walnuts, but the walnuts proved to be a good substitute. It's an easy bake and the cookies come out white and fudge like in the center.
And...they have a glowing, rustic look that is very intriguing.

Like Mr.George Bernard Shaw.