Quotes of Bore

“ We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company. ”

- Gian Vincenzo Gravina

“ Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything. ”

- Don Marquis

“ Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself. ”

- Gerald Brenan

“ 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

“ A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you. ”

- Bert Leston Taylor

“ Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible. ”

- Frank Moore Colby

“ Society is now one polished horde, — Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored. ”

- Lord Byron

“ A bore is a fellow talking who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animals. ”

- H. L. Mencken

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

- John Updike

“ The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it. ”

- Henry Ford

“ All kinds are good except the kind that bores you. ”

- Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire

“ Bore — a person who talks when you wish him to listen. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore. ”

- Sir Cecil Beaton

“ The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

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

- Maria Edgeworth

“ The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault. ”

- Henry Kissinger

“ The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born. ”

- Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“ When people are bored it is primarily with themselves. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Wit is more often a shield than a lance. ”

- Unknown

“ Men who never get carried away should be. ”

- Malcolm Forbes

“ I am not allowing myself to get carried away. ”

- Damon Hill

“ 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

“ We often bore others when we think we cannot possibly bore them. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ You must be careful about giving any drink whatsoever to a bore. A lit-up bore is the worst in the world. ”

- David Cecil

“ Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The things to avoid is being a bore to oneself. ”

- Kitty O’neill Collins

“ 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

“ Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. ”

- Bertrand Russell
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