Fact-checking question from Freakonomics / Shaw quote

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 5 14:06:41 UTC 2014

I have been asked by a fact-checker for the forthcoming Freakonomics book about the following quote:

"Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week."

Can anyone help me trace this quote back to its earliest findable source, and help me ascertain the plausibility of its being attributed to George Bernard Shaw?

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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