Quotes of Boredom

“ Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ A finished person is a boring person. ”

- Anna Quindlen

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

- Bert Leston Taylor

“ All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring. ”

- Chuck Palahniuk

“ The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Someone's boring me. I think it's me. ”

- Dylan Thomas

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

- Frank Moore Colby

“ Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored. ”

- George Saunders

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

- Gian Vincenzo Gravina

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

- H. L. Mencken

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

- Henry Kissinger

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

- John Updike

“ The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you. ”

- Nancy Astor

“ Every hero becomes a bore at last. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. ”

- Voltaire

“ The secret of being boring is to say everything. ”

- Voltaire

“ Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ [S]he refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring. ”

- Zelda Fitzgerald
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