Quotation by George Bernard Shaw

Hollywood keeps before its child audiences a string of glorified young heroes, everyone of whom is an unhesitating and violent Anarchist. His one answer to everything that annoys him or disparages his country or his parents or his young lady or his personal code of manly conduct is to give the offender a "sock" in the jaw.... My observation leads me to believe that it is not the virtuous people who are good at socking jaws.
George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Speech, April 11, 1933, at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. The Political Madhouse in America and Nearer Home, Constable (1933).
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