Posted by Brian from Shawnee on March 10, 2004
In Reply to: 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.