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Bores Quotes

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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.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Related topics: Cynical Psychology Philosophy

Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries,
the Bores and Bored.
- Lord Byron

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.
- Marguerite Yourcenar

Doing the stereotypical solo bores me.
- Adam Jones

 

Bores put you in a mental cemetery while you are still walking.
- Elsa Maxwell

Nobody bores any man as much as an unhappy female.
- Moss Hart

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.
- Peter Shaffer

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Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
- Don Marquis

I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores
to the greatest flights of art.
- Edith Sitwell

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

A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society,
sucking up everything and giving nothing.
Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you.
- Elsa Maxwell

Maybe he just looks good compared to the bores he's running against.
- Ed Koch

The want of logic annoys.
Too much logic bores.
Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone
constructs remains artificial and forced.
- Andre Gide

Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
- W. H. Auden

Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business,
the logical destiny of bores.
- Barry Humphries

Some people try and tell you what the songs are about
and it bores me to death.
- Lars Ulrich

One thing above all gives charm to men's thoughts,
and this is unrest.
A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.
- Anatole France

Under pressure, people admit to murder,
setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank,
but never to being bores.
- Elsa Maxwell

The English sent all their bores abroad,
and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
- Edward Bond

I just don't want to end up on something that bores the hell out of me.
Otherwise, I'll fake a knee injury and get out of there.
- Sasha Alexander

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
- Marilyn Monroe

I think aerobics are great, of course,
but it just bores me out of my mind.
- Peter Steele

A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth
more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
- Francis Picabia

I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me.
I like weather rather than climate.
- John Steinbeck

Highly educated bores are by far the worst;
they know so much,
in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.
- Louis Kronenberger

The age of chivalry is past.
Bores have succeeded to dragons.
- Charles Dickens

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'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.
- Samuel West

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

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.
- Warren Buffett

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

Every hero becomes a bore at last.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

He is an old bore.
Even the grave yawns for him.
- Herbert Beerbohm Tree

The bore is usually considered a harmless creature,
or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves.
- Maria Edgeworth

Travel is the most private of pleasures.
There is no greater bore than the travel bore.
We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong-Kong.
- Vita Sackville-West

He bore no grudge against those he had wronged.
- Simone Signoret

I hope I didn't bore you too much with my life story.
- Elvis Presley

He was not only a bore; he bored for England.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

We must believe what is good and true about the prophets,
that they were sages, that they did understand what
proceeded from their mouths,
and that they bore prudence on their lips.
- Origen

Name any name and then remember everybody you ever knew who bore that name.
Are they all alike.
I think so.
- Gertrude Stein

Reading is a huge effort for many people,
a bore for others, and, believe it or not,
many people prefer watching TV.
- Hugh Mackay

I get diminishing returns when I bore myself in an interview.
- Ben Harper

Everyone is a bore to someone.
That is unimportant.
The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
- Gerald Brenan

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that,
if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are
a thinker you must be a frowning bore,
because thinking is so damn serious.
- Jacques Maritain

I have ten commandments.
The first nine are, thou shalt not bore.
The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.
- Billy Wilder

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
- Frank Moore Colby

The greatest concubines in history knew that everything
revealed with nothing concealed is a bore.
- Geoffrey Beene

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
- Samuel Butler

Dressing up is a bore.
At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex,
and at a certain age, I did that.
But I'm past that age.
- Katharine Hepburn

Everyone is a bore to someone.
That is unimportant.
The things to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
- Kitty O'Neill Collins

The only thing an actor owes his public is not to bore them.
- Marlon Brando

If the secret of being a bore is to tell all,
the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be -
not understood,
but divined.
- Remy de Gourmont

I was a purist bore.
- Michael Parkinson

I have a gift for enraging people, but if I ever bore
you it will be with a knife.
- Louise Brooks

Peter Ustinov was the first really positive influence in my career.
He was real and he bore witness to it.
The things he said to you, he lived them.
- Terence Stamp

I'm a real bore.
- Eric Roberts

The kids out there want something they can relate to,
something that's real; most of that whiny stuff isn't real.
The cheesy pop songs just bore me to death.
- Jonathan Davis

I don't pray because I don't want to bore God.
- Orson Welles

The only rule I have found to have any validity in
writing is not to bore yourself.
- John Mortimer

I could never play the ingenue, the girl next door
or the very successful young doctor.
That would be a bore.
- Jennifer Jason Leigh

The secret of being a bore...
is to tell everything.
- Voltaire

For years I used to bore my wife over lunch with stories about funny incidents.
- James Herriot

A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and
a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
- John Updike

People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish
between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf.
- Ezra Pound

The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought
is its massive proof that God is a bore.
- H. L. Mencken

It's important to hold something back,
though, because quite frankly my personal life is pretty
dull and I don't want to bore people with it.
- Matt Lucas

Bore children, and they stop reading.
There's no room for self-indulgence or showing off or setting the scene.
- Mark Haddon

Everything is complicated; if that were not so,
life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.
- Wallace Stevens

Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore.
- Alan Bennett


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