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Re: WHO SAID "AH THE PITY YOUTH IS WASTED ON THE YOUNG

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on March 10, 2004

In Reply to: Re: WHO SAID "AH THE PITY YOUTH IS WASTED ON THE YOUNG posted by ESC on March 10, 2004

: : : George Bernard Shaw.

: : when and why did Shaw use it??

: I have looked through ALL my quote books and can't find where, when and how Shaw said it. However, I did find a reference to the quote:

: It's that second time you hear your love song sung,
: Makes you think perhaps, that
: Love like youth is wasted on the young.

: The Second Time Around - 1960 song. Sammy Cahn (Samuel Cohen). Music by James Van Heusen.

I've found a lot of sites on the web that attribute that quote to GBS, but none that say when or under what circumstances he said it.

But a related paraphrasing is "Aw, youth is wasted on the wrong people!", by the grumpy old man on the porch in It's a Wonderful Life , when George doesn't kiss Mary quickly enough.