Bores Quotes by Edouard Manet, Sylvia Plath, Mark Steyn, Mark Twain, Tom Robbins, Tana French and many others.
He was not only a bore; he bored for England.
Planning bores me. I like to go with the flow. Being whimsical is nice, occasionally. It keeps things fresh; there’s no expectation.
If I ever bore you, it’ll be with a knife.
Avoid giving invitations to bores – they will come without.
The trouble with tea is that originally it was quite a good drink. So a group of the most eminent British scientists put their heads together and made complicated biological experiments to find a way of spoiling it. To the eternal glory of British science, their labour bore fruit.
You can’t expect to communicate with anyone if you’re a bore.
Could you do a liberal propaganda tool that would bore the bejesus out of people? No.
… nature photographs downright bore me for some reason or other. I think: ‘Oh, yes. Look at that sand dune. What of it?’
Because I think a lot of people felt like, ultimately – and this isn’t the first time I’ve said this, so I’ll bore you again with it – but ultimately it was… I think it felt like homework a bit for people.
For some reason, television still bores me. Even the best shows.
Consumerism, what kind of car you have, what kind of house you have in the country and so on, and that is all very incidental when you examine the kind of person he may be. He may be a big bore, and then there is a person who hasn’t done a thing in the world and he is a fascinating person.
Taking sides is the beginning of sincerity, and earnestness follows shortly afterwards, and the human being becomes a bore.
The 11th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Bore God. The 12th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Bore Thyself.
Art must make you laugh a little and make you a little afraid. Anything as long as it doesn’t bore.
This must be the mission of every man of goodwill: to insist, unflaggingly, at risk of becoming a repetitive bore, but to insist on the achievement of a world in which the mind will have triumphed over violence.
There were many good years. Good decades, good centuries. We believed we were living in paradise. Perhaps that was our downfall. We wanted our lives to be perfect, so we ignored imperfections. Problems were magnified through inattention and war might have become inevitable if the Bore hadn’t ever made.
The greatest satisfaction you can obtain from life is your pleasure in producing, in your own individual way, something of value to your fellowmen. That is creative living! For you, life can be a succession of glorious adventures. Or it can be a monotonous bore.
Take your choice!
Take your choice!
You need to let little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.
The great thing about having money is that you can actually just get on with your life and not have to think about paying the bills or crouch over The Wall Street Journal or the Financial Times and look at the stock figures and things like that. That bores me rigid.
Faith of the bore: everything is worth saying.
The international order established at the end of World War II could certainly have been worse. However, this order did contain certain factors which bore within them the seeds of instability.
Bore: a man who is never unintentionally rude.
I’ve never bought a Dylan record. A singing poet? It just bores me to tears. I’ve got to tell you, if I had 10 Dylans in the final of ‘American Idol,’ we would not be getting 30 million viewers a week. I don’t believe the Bob Dylans of this world would make ‘American Idol ‘a better show.
Undocumented immigrants produced $1.58 billion in state revenues, which exceeded the $1.16 billion in state services they received. However, local governments bore the burden of $1.44 billion in uncompensated health care costs and local law enforcement costs not paid for by the state.
the majority of critical, and plenty of uncritical, readers find quotations a bore.
Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.
Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
I try not to bore my readers.
One cardinal rule of American journalism is that The New York Times Sunday Magazine is a chore, a bore, and a penance to be endured.
People bore me. Film people particularly bore me. I prefer talking to my trees
The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination.
Cooking is like decorating – it never bores me.
I begin to see what marriage is for. It’s to keep people away from each other. Sometimes I think that two people who love each other can be saved from madness only by the things that come between them – children, duties, visits, bores, relations – the things that protect married people from each other.
Society is so slow. A feminist is a bore.
The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways.
Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
Never ask a bore a question.
It’s fun to write about myself, but I feel like I would bore people with that.
I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores.
Boring people are a reflection of boring people.
There are now reports that President Obama will name Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to be the next secretary of defense. Apparently this is part of America’s new defense strategy to bore our enemies to death.
Where are you off to in such a hurry?вЂќ His stunning green eyes bore through me. вЂњA corpse convention?вЂќ Even sweaty, Trevor was gorgeous. вЂњWhat are you running away from?вЂќ I retorted. вЂњYour mirror?
I have a good mind but I don’t like to bore anyone with it.
MGM bores me when I see them, but I don’t see them much. They have been a help in getting me introductions to morticians, who are the only people worth knowing.
The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.
When your protagonist bores you, you’re in trouble.
I have played characters where I haven‘t been absorbed – you know, what I call a typical film leading man role where you just have to look gorgeous and be attractive and charming. It bores me. I like a bit of dirt, a bit of sand in the oyster.
They were perfectly suited. They would speak of books the livelong day and night and bore everyone else but themselves to distraction.
I know how important it is to drink water, but plain H2O bores me to death, so I inevitably end up dehydrated.
The look of being too deliberately dressed, with everything cautiously matching, always bores me.
I certainly try to avoid getting bogged down in forensics. There is certainly a whole lot of other writers who know a lot more than me about it. I know enough about it to do a little bit of background on laboratory techniques and stuff. But it kind of bores me.
I held hands with her all the time…that doesn’t sound like much, I realize, but she was terrific to hold hands with. Most girls if you hold hands with them, their goddam hand dies on you, or else they think they have to keep moving their hand all the time, as if they were afraid they’d bore you or something.
One must work, if not from inclination, at least out of despair вЂ” since it proves, on close examination, that work is less boring than amusing oneself.
All politicians are bores and liars and fakes. I talk to people.
Some specialist guitar music is not of the highest intellectual calibre, so I must make it sound as though it is. If it bores me, it certainly won’t please an audience.
When a man bores a woman, she complains. When a woman bores a man, he ignores her.
I’m sure Proust was a big bore.
It’s a sin to bore people.
More is more and less is a bore.
If reading becomes a bore, mental death is on the way. Children taught to read by tedious mechanical means rapidly learn to skim over the dull text without bothering to delve into its implications — which in time will make them prey to propaganda and to assertions based on scanty evidence, or none.
If Jesus bore the cross, and died on it for me, ought I not to be willing to take it up for Him?
to my thinking, it is more pitiable to bore than to be bored.
People are more open about seeking help these days. They recognise the fact that the alternative to having a shrink is that you bore your friends stupid. So I figured that I might as well give someone 100 bucks an hour to hear my woes. At least someone can make a living out of listening to my tedious problems.
Sometimes I dread loneliness more than bores. Other times, the reverse.
Baldwin thought Europe was a bore, and Chamberlain thought it was only a greater Birmingham.
Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.
If it’s a terrible script, it’s a terrible bore.
[Among the Arapeh… both father and mother are held responsible for child care by the entire community…] If one comments upon a middle-aged man as good-looking, the people answer: ‘Good-looking? Ye-e-e-s? But you should have seen him before he bore all those children’.
There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.
A bore is someone who takes away my solitude and doesn’t give me companionship in return.
I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. Some of their most esteemed inventions have no other apparent purpose – for example, the dinner party of more than two, the epic poem, and the science of metaphysics.
I do not, as you know, take sufficient interest in dress to be able to describe the new fashions. Dress is a bore.
Even if every program were educational and every advertisement bore the seal of approval of the American Dental Association, we would still have a critical problem. It’s not just the programs but the act of watching television hour after hour after hour that’s destructive.
The merely well-informed man is the most useless bore on God’s earth.
A bore: one who knows as well as you do what he is going to say next.
In hell they will bore you, in heaven you will bore them.
Painting bores me like everything else. Unfortunately, painting is one of the activities – it is bound up in the series of activities – that seems to change almost nothing in life, the same habits are always recurring.
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
Why would you get up there and bore people? I never have figured that out. These people are supposedly in the entertainment industry, and they finally get up there to that podium and they become the most boring people in the world.
My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s.
…his face bore an expression that mingled haughty disdain with a tender, ardent sympathy, as if he would love all things if only his nature could let him forget their defects.
Learning (Shakespeare‘s plays) …in school was a bit of a bore.
You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.
Although such research [into the paranormal] has yet to produce anything in the way of a repeatable controlled experiment, its practitioners argue that its revolutionary potentialities justify its continuation. My own feeling is that after a century of total failure it has become a bloody bore.
Of all bores, the worst is the sparkling bore.
People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.
All the children seem to be coming out quite intelligent, thank goodness. It would have been such a bore to be the mother of morons, and itвЂ™s an absolute toss-up, isnвЂ™t it? If one could only invent them, like characters in books, it would be much more satisfactory to a well-regulated mind.
Culture is activity of thought, and receptiveness to beauty and humane feeling. Scraps of information have nothing to do with it. A merely well informed man is the most useless bore on God’s earth.
There is no art without intoxication. But I mean a mad intoxication! Let reason teeter! Delirium! The highest degree of delirium! Plunged in burning dementia! Art is the most enrapturing orgy within man’s reach.. Art must make you laugh a little and make you a little afraid. Anything as long as it doesn’t bore.
I hate everything that does not relate to literature, conversations bore me (even if they relate to literature), to visit people bores me, the sorrows and joys of my relatives bore me to the very soul. Conversation takes the importance, the seriousness, the truth, out of everything I think.
If parents would only realize how they bore their children.
It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.
I had a perfect life in my reach once, and it was a crashing bore. Perfect is too clean, too easy. I don’t want perfect any more than I want to be perfect. I want imperfect.
Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face.
We are not forgiven because we are good. We are forgiven because Christ bore our sins.
We often forgive those who bore us, but never those whom we bore.
Now that cleverness was the fashion most people were clever – even perfect fools; and cleverness after all was often only a bore: all head and no body
The arrangement bore the same relation to actual finance as fantasy football bears to the NFL.
Big book, a big bore.
The tendency is to blame boredom on the environment. “This town is really dull” or “What a boring speaker.” The particular town or speaker is never dull, it is you experiencing the boredom, and you can eliminate it by doing something else with your mind or energy at that moment.
Marx, Darwin and Freud are the three most crashing bores of the Western World. Simplistic popularization of their ideas has thrust our world into a mental straitjacket from which we can only escape by the most anarchic violence.
Christ bears the wounds of the church, his body, just as he bore the wounds of crucifixion. I sometimes wonder which have hurt worse.
Boredom: the desire for desires.
The only good writing is intuitive writing. It would be a big bore if you knew where it was going. It has to be exciting, instantaneous and it has to be a surprise. Then it all comes blurting out and itвЂ™s beautiful. IвЂ™ve had a sign by my typewriter for 25 years now which reads, вЂDONвЂ™T THINK!вЂ™
The way to be a bore is to say everything.
Movies bore me; especially my own.
Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
They ravaged neither the rivers nor the forest, and if they irrigated, they took as little water as would serve their needs. The land and all that it bore they treated with consideration; not attempting to improve it, they never desecrated it.
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.
A bore finds it easy to start talking, and even easier to get others to stop listening.
It’s a sin to bore people with the Bible.
Only one person in 1000 is a bore, and HE is interesting because he is one person in 1000.
Bore : A fellow who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours.
I don’t know about bores. Maybe you shouldn’t feel too sorry if you see some swell girl getting married to them. They don’t hurt anybody most of them, and maybe they’re all terrific whistlers or something. Who the hell knows? Not me.
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.
Don’t bore the public with mysterious designs.
Man finds nothing so intolerable as to be in a state of complete rest, without passions, without occupation, without diversion, without effort. Then he feels his nullity, loneliness, inadequacy, dependence, helplessness, emptiness.
What I know bores me.
The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
This world, I am afraid, is designed for crashing bores.
The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way.
Only those who want everything done for them are bored.
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.
He looked at her. вЂњWeвЂ™re meant to be togetherвЂ¦вЂќ вЂњAnd this is exactly what I mean.вЂќ вЂњOur love is written in the stars.вЂќ вЂњAnd there you go again.вЂќ вЂњI love you.вЂќ вЂњYou bore me.
Far from New England‘s blustering shore,New England’s worm her hulk shall bore,And sink her in the Indian seas,Twine, wine, and hides, and China teas.
If you didn’t know that I am an actress, I don’t think you could tell from my lifestyle. I cook and cook and cook. I like to be with my daughter. She’s 16, so of course I bore her.
People frequently bore me, sometimes amuse me, most often irritate me, but rarely intrigue me.
Each man reserves to himself alone the right of being tedious.
I conclude now I have no inner resources, because I am heavy bored. Peoples bore me, literature bores me, especially great literature.
What men don’t want, in fact what anyone who’s any sort of thrill-seeking, intelligent adult doesn’t want, is some crushing bore describing their emotions in real time every waking hour.
Better to go than sit around being a terrible old bore.
The greatest concubines in history knew that everything revealed with nothing concealed is a bore.
I love not knowing what’s going to happen next. With work, you never know. You rehearse and strive and get it right sometimes, and still you never know. Some people are like that with their marriages. They work and strive and labour and toil at them. God, what a bore! What an unromantic bore!
I think aerobics are great, of course, but it just bores me out of my mind.
The most terrible thing about materialism, even more terrible than its proneness to violence, is its boredom, from which sex alcohol, drugs, all devices for putting out the accusing light of reason and suppressing the unrealizable aspirations of love, offer a prospect of deliverance.
I’m not afraid of life and I’m not afraid of death: Dying’s the bore.
My sort of looks are of the kind that bore me when I see them on other people.
No, I don’t like recording. It’s a bore.
Here lies the body of my good horse, The General. For years he bore me around the circuit of my practice and all that time he never made a blunder. Would that his master could say the same.
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
grateful people are a bore and become obsequious, which causes their benefactors to doubt the wisdom of their choice.
It is a cardinal sin to bore the reader.
It was just terrible! And the worst part was, I knew what a bore I was being, I knew how I was depressing people, or even hurting their feelings- but I just couldn’t stop! I just could not stop picking!
There is no bore we dread being left alone with so much as our own minds.
Truth be told, most financial television bores me. Two or more people discussing the latest economic trends or hot stocks is not especially entertaining.
The rose-garden world of perfection is a lie and a bore too!
We tried not to smile, for smiling only encourages men to bore you and waste your time.
I’m kind of horny, conventional methods of making love kind of bore me.
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.
There will always be something new to discover: a minute moss never found before, a rabbit eating birdseed with the bores on a hungry November day, a bittern that stays only long enough to be remembered.
Plato was a bore.
The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself.
To journey for the sake of saving our own lives is little by little to cease to live in any sense that really matters, even to ourselves, because it is only by journeying for the world’s sake – even when the world bores and sickens and scares you half to death – that little by little we start to come alive.
I soon found law school an unmitigated bore.
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
There’s got to be a backbone, there’s got to be a skeleton to the whole way I perform, but you never want to hit the same note twice during a performance, I think. I think it’s always got to be fresh so it doesn’t bore me, and I always want to go out on edge.
Dubai,I think is a big bore – a city deliberately built to appeal to tourism, and only built for that purpose, and not possessing a valid culture or history of its own.
She didn’t go all fangirl on anyone, but I suspect that’s only because none of them bore the slightest resemblance to Nathan Fillion.
I prefer a thief to a Congressman. A thief will take your money and be on his way, but a Congressman will stand there and bore you with the reasons why he took it.
Family love can be a bore, but only when you are hearing it, never when you are relating it to the ones who will be carrying it out for you. A family without a storyteller or two has no way to make sense out of their past and no way to get a sense of themselves.
There is no greater bore than perfection.
I was trained as a political scientist and the profession bores me, to be frank. I am truly bored by mainstream work in my discipline, which strikes me as a kind of medieval scholasticism of a special kind.
The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves.
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity.
There is nothing more boring than a bored person.
The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought is its massive proof that God is a bore.
I have to be excited, I have to have an adrenaline rush about doing something, or it bores me, I feel trapped.
One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man.
Dear Grandmamma, with what we give. We humbly pray that you may live. For many, many happy years: Although you bore us all to tears.
I am not a socialite, though I seem to have got the reputation for being one. I have some very good friends who happen to be in so-called Society; but Society as such is a bore and holds no fascination for me.
Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself.
I was a bore and didn’t know when to smile or fake it. Or rather worse, I did but didn’t.
The mounted knight is irresistible; he would bore his way through the walls of Babylon.
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Tallulah [Bankhead] never bored anyone, and I consider that humanitarianism of a very high order indeed.
The simple act of sitting down and playing something enormously complex and spiritually uplifting on a harpsichord just bores kids to tears. There’s no sizzle, there’s no grab. But it’s the great lesson of serious music, that it invites you to listen, rather than demands that you listen.
The great thing about having money is that you can actually just get on with your life and not have to think about paying the bills or crouch over ‘The Wall Street Journal’ or the ‘Financial Times’ and look at the stock figures and things like that. That bores me rigid.
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.
Bores: People who talk of themselves, when you are thinking only of yourself.
For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech, To stir men’s blood: I only speak right on; I tell you that which you yourselves do know.
I am the mother that bore you, and your sorrow is my agony; and if you don’t hate her, i do’ Then, mother, you make me love her more. She is unjustly treated by you, and I must make the balance even.
I believe in books that do not go to a ready-made public. I’m looking for readers I would like to make. To win them, to create readers rather than to give something that readers are expecting. That would bore me to death.
Work/Loaf RatioвЂќ…I have spent fourteen years perfecting… I won’t bore you with a long-winded explanation of the вЂњW/LRвЂќ save to say that it is an algebraic formula of such complex numeric subtlety that it can be understood only by mathematicians and hobos.
Most members of Congress are politicians. They’re bores. They’re damn boring. They have no imagination, and they don’t know how to imagine the future.
Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation, and destroy the male sex.
I think it’s wonderful and important for there to be so much choice for customers. Wouldn’t it be such a bore if we all created, liked and wore the same thing?
I lost my job as a cricket commentator for saying “I don’t want to bore you with the details“.
there is no greater fraud or bore than the writer who has acquired the art of saying nothing brilliantly.
I think aerobics are great, of course, but it just bores me out of my mind
It’s the easiest thing in the world to do that, to make successful photographs. It’s a bore.
Real-life discussions involve a great many bores and boors who have never learned that the art of conversation demands listening as well as talking.
Trivial participation ultimately bores you, leaves behind a sense of shallowness, contributes little to your deeper sense of life. Significant participation, on the other hand, engages you, enthralls and satisfies you, it contributes to the meaning of your life
And 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.
Perfection bores me, in art, in music; most of all, in people. Luckily, perfection is rare.
I want to be the first person to animate bags – everything done for handbags bores me to tears – I want to make it more playful.
Save the fleeting minute; learn gracefully to dodge the bore.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
A bore is someone who persists in holding his own views after we have enlightened him with ours.
As a citizen I might be well-behaved and have nothing salacious or radical about me, I might be a total bore, but I might suffer somehow if other people are being spied on and blocked from doing important work that might have a collective benefit down the road. The personal doesn’t necessarily translate to the social.
Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored.
I don’t pray really, because I don’t want to bore God.
Becoming conscious is of course a sacrilege against nature; it is as though you had robbed the unconscious of something. The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it’s their fault.
I don’t pray because I don’t want to bore God.
The Lord Jesus died for the ungodly. He was obedient at all costs : He bore everything, and went down into the dust of death, man’s hatred, God’s desertion, and Satan‘s power ; we find Him there at the cost of everything. Everything that was against us was done away. By one man‘s obedience many are made righteous.
The one who is our very Life descended into our world, and bore our death, and slew it with the abundance of His own life. Thundering, He called out to us to return to Him in heaven.
I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of.
Literature bores me, especially great literature
When people are bored it is primarily with themselves.
The secret of being a bore… is to tell everything.