Anyway, in 1894, Shaw was enjoying a successful opening night for his play Arms and the Man. Indeed, he joined the actors onstage, basking in the glory of an overwhelmingly positive reception. Nevertheless, one lone dissenter began to boo loudly from the audience.
Undaunted, Shaw replied:
"I quite agree with you, my friend, but what can we two do against a whole houseful of the opposite opinion?"
Just beautiful. A classy way to say no one agrees with you. Funny, subtle, and totally foreign to the filmmakers of today. For example ...
How Quentin Tarantino Would Do It Today
"[Bleep] you. This is [bleep]. [Bleep] you and your [bleeping] bush league [bleeeeeeep]. It's like I'm sittin' here, y'know, giving you, like, Shakespeare, and you're all, like, Season 5 of Lost in Space. Wait, y'know what? Not even [bleeping] Shakespeare, man. Like the [bleeping] pilot to Kojak, but you don't deserve Telly Savalas, man. You're like William Conrad in Cannon. At best! At [bleeping] best, man. Booing my [bleep] like some Statler and Waldorf mother[bleepers]? [Bleep] you. [Bleeeeeeeeep] youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
"Yes, those are our names. Quentin gets it."