I want to be all used up when I die.

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Source: The variant of this quote is on page: 512 of “George Bernard Shaw His Life and Works” (1911) by Archibald Henderson.

Primary Source: This quote was said by Shaw at Brighton in 1907.

Original Quote: I want to be thoroughly used up when I die.

Complete Sentence: I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment; and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

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