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Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here.
I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.
Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.
One thing above all gives charm to men's thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.
Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.
A. A. Milne
When a man bores a woman, she complains. When a woman bores a man, he ignores her.
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do.
W. H. Auden
Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
I think aerobics are great, of course, but it just bores me out of my mind.
I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art.
I don't understand the actor who plays the same role from movie to movie. Maybe it's because I worked on long-running television when I was in my teens, and so the idea of playing the same role just bores me intensely. I'd rather not do it at all.
It seems like every year Hollywood makes an attempt to retell the Manson story, and I just couldn't be less interested in it. It's not really our crowning achievement as a civilisation. I'm not saying it shouldn't be done, but it just bores me.
Virtue is something you have to get good at, like playing the trombone or tolerating bores at parties. Being a virtuous human being takes practice; and those who are brilliant at being human (what Christians call the saints) are the virtuosi of the moral sphere - the Pavarottis and Maradonas of virtue.
Maybe he just looks good compared to the bores he's running against.
The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
Doing the stereotypical solo bores me.
The pop-star thing bores me because it's somebody programming someone else. Stand over here, sing that, no, sing it like this, talk like that, when they ask you this, don't say that, say this, hold that, drive this, stay here, live there - you're not even a human being. You're a puppet.
A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society, sucking up everything and giving nothing. Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you.
Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being bores.
It's an extraordinary thing about Mozart is that you never tire of him... he never bores me, and he doesn't... not only bore me, that's too strong a word.
A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
I'm lucky enough to work with, I think, the greatest writer there's ever been, Shakespeare. Whose collected works would always be under my pillow if I was only ever allowed one book to keep, and who never bores me.
A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.
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