Bores Quotes

Bores Quotes by Edouard Manet, Sylvia Plath, Mark Steyn, Mark Twain, Tom Robbins, Tana French and many others.

Conciseness in art is essential and a refinement. The concise man makes one think; the verbose bores. Always work towards conciseness.
Eternity bores me, I never wanted it.
If gun control bore any relation to homicide rates, Washington, DC would be the safest place in the country.
If men bore children, there would only be one born in each family.
I believe in political solutions to political problems. But man’s primary problems aren’t political; they’re philosophical. Until humans can solve their philosophical problems, they’re condemned to solve their political problems over and over and over again. It’s a cruel, repetitious bore.
A bore or an uggo might manage not to get up anyone‘s nose, but if a girl‘s got brains and looks and personality, she‘s going to piss someone off, somewhere along the way.
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.
Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.
He was not only a bore; he bored for England.
Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you — like music to the musician or Marxism to the Communist — or else it is nothing, an empty, formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.
I love the physical thing of being on the earth that bore you. I have the same feeling when I walk in a very beautiful place that I have when I play and it goes right.
Jacqueline du Pre
Planning bores me. I like to go with the flow. Being whimsical is nice, occasionally. It keeps things fresh; there’s no expectation.
As Christ bore and received us as sinners so we in his fellowship may bear and receive sinners into the fellowship of Christ through the forgiving of sins.
If I ever bore you, it’ll be with a knife.
Avoid giving invitations to bores – they will come without.
I love stories. When I’m writing, what I pretend subconsciously is that we’re cavemen, we’re sitting around the fire, and I’m telling you stories. If I bore you, you’re probably going to pick up a big club and hit me over the head.
A song fluttered down in the form of a dove,
And it bore me a message, the one word-Love!
Did you ever notice how easy it is to forgive a person any number of faults for one endearing characteristic, for a certain style, or some commitment to life – while someone with many good qualities is insupportable for a single defect if it happens to be a boring one?
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.
I abhor the idea of a perfect world. It would bore me to tears.
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.
Anything that doesn’t bore me I think is doable because it’s keeping me awake.
Crassly put: When I write, I am trying not to bore myself and my readers.
He knew her now. She was the weird girl in the class above him, who dyed her hair pink and always wore a lot of pentragrams and crystals. Right now she was also wearing giant chandelier earings and a violent pink T-Shirt that bore the words ROMEO AND JULIET WOULDN’T HAVE LASTED.
Could you do a liberal propaganda tool that would bore the bejesus out of people? No.
I do not say I was ever what I would call “plain,” but I have the sort of face that bores me when I see it on other people.
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.
Neither should, for the same reason, the lessons be for too long a period; they fatigue and bore a horse, and it should be returned to the stable with the same good spirits it had upon leaving it.
On my fortieth birthday, rather than merely bore my friends by having anything as mundane as a midlife crisis I decided it might be more interesting to actually terrify them by going completely mad and declaring myself to be a magician.
Look on this cast, and know the hand That bore a nation in its hold; From this mute witness understand What Lincoln was – how large of mould.
nature photographs downright bore me for some reason or other. I think: ‘Oh, yes. Look at that sand dune. What of it?’
In his dream she was sick and he cared for her. The dream bore the look of sacrifice but he thought differently. He did not take care of her and she died alone somewhere in the dark and there is no other dream nor other waking world and there is no other tale to tell.
A long visit to a friend is often a great bore. Never make people twice glad.
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.
The scar, and her indifference to it, did something extraordinary for her, just as damage to some art object threw into relief how beautiful it had once been, tarnishing and tempering her face with the reminder of what humanity did to lovely things and how they bore it.
For some reason, television still bores me. Even the best shows.
Make him laugh and he will think you a trivial fellow, but bore him in the right way and your reputation is assured.
People who quoted the Scriptures in criticism of others were terrible bores and usually they misapplied the text. One could prove anything against anyone from the Bible.
It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
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.
Alas! it is true: “Be polite to bores and so shall you have bores always round about you.”
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?
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.
Play not for gain, but sport. Who plays for more
Than he can lose with pleasure, stakes his heart;
Perhaps his wife‘s too, and whom she hath bore.
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.
You see, Suzanne, history lectures bore me, art films bore me, your friends bore me, and, if you want to know the truth, I guess you bore me too.
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.
Interest is never enough. If it doesn’t haunt you, you’ll never write it well. What haunts and obsesses you may, with luck and labour, interest your readers. What merely interests you is sure to bore them.
Steven Heighton
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!
His smile bore the same relation to a real smile as false teeth do to real teeth.
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.
If you consistently write ‘The sun set‘ rather than ‘The sun sank slowly in the bright western sky,’ your story will move three times as fast. Of course, there are times you want the longer version for atmosphere – but not many. Wordiness not only kills pace; it bores readers.
Some drill and bore
The solid earth, and from the strata there
Extract a register, by which we learn,
That he who made it, and reveal‘d its date
To Moses, was mistaken in its age.
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.
Carole Keeton
But how do I get to having to write a book?… It was a mother who bore me, not an inkwell!
If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.
Well, I looked my demons in the eyes
laid bare my chest, said ‘Do your best, destroy me.
You see, I’ve been to hell and back so many times,
I must admit you kind of bore me.
[About a tiresome colleague]: He could bore for Scotland.
the majority of critical, and plenty of uncritical, readers find quotations a bore.
Is it life, I ask, is it even prudence, To bore thyself and bore the students?
Unless a man has been taught what to do with success after getting it, the achievement of it must inevitably leave him a prey to boredom.
I travelled among unknown men,
In lands beyond the sea;
Nor England! did I know till then
What love I bore to thee.
I was just very conscious that I could either bore people by having the music be similar for too long, or I could just wear them out and bore them in a different way by having it changing too much every minute or two minutes. So, there was that kind of balance to get right.
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.
Last comes the beverage of the Orient shore, Mocha, far off, the fragrant berries bore. Taste the dark fluid with a dainty lip, Digestion waits on pleasure as you sip.
Pope Leo XII
I don’t use a crap camera, I don’t eat junk, and I’m not going to a dance where the boys are bores
Yes, here I am returning, the woman who bore herself to the bottom and back. Who wanted to swim like dolphins, leaping waves and diving. Who wanted only to belong to herself.
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.
Light-leaved acacias, by the door,
Stood up in balmy air,
Clusters of blossomed moonlight bore,
And breathed a perfume rare.
People bore me. Film people particularly bore me. I prefer talking to my trees
Kishore Kumar
The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.
Love your mother, she bore you. Love your father, he works for you.
Guitar solos bore the hell out of me. Only a few guitarists interest me, and it’s not about the solos they play, it’s about the grooves they create.
When the silence bores you, let the music play; when the music bores you, let the silence play!
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination.
travel never made a bore interesting; it only makes for a well-traveled bore, in the same way coffee makes for a wide-awake drunk. In fact, the more a bore travels, the worse he gets. The only advantage in it for his friends and family is that he isn’t home as much.
Cooking is like decorating – it never bores me.
I read theВ Bible sometimes, but it bores me to death. I just want to know what other people find so bloody fascinating.
They’re [children] less forgiving. You have to be very conscious of the fact that they’re not going to just accept things; they’re going to question. They’re going to move around if you bore them. They’ll actually leave. So you really have to be on your toes.
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’m a creature who bores, easily. I could never do one job, for the rest of my life.
Keeping your coat on indoors in Russia, no matter how public the place, is far worse than keeping your hat on as the flag goes by. It is worse than going into a Catholic church in Spain with your upper arms bare. It is worse than telling a mother her baby bores you.
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.
I’ve had to listen to candidates tell me they are the most wonderful thing since the invention of sliced bread, and it bores me to death. It also makes me doubt that they are actually any good at all – plus it’s an attitude that would never fly in the culture I’ve created in my company.
Society is so slow. A feminist is a bore.
I’m very open and never write what I’m going to say. Speeches bore everybody else. I have to freestyle. Every time, from one program to another, everything changes and I improvise.
The woman who bore me is no longer alive, but I seem to be her daughter in increasingly profound ways.
Variety is important when it comes to exercise. I don’t do anything that bores me to tears.
in the family I grew up in, being called boring was like being called an ax murderer.
Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
Never ask a bore a question.
Now when I bore people at a party they think it’s their fault.
We bore ourselves in order to earn money that we’ll later spend on trying to de-bore ourselves
It’s fun to write about myself, but I feel like I would bore people with that.
Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.
I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores.
Boring people are a reflection of boring people.
Mr. Presley has no discernible singing ability . . . For the ear he is an unutterable bore, not nearly so talented as Frank Sinatra back in the latter‘s rather hysterical days at the Paramount Theater.
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.
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.
The devil‘s name is dullness.
There is much to be said for exotic marriages. If your husband is a bore, it takes years longer to discover.
Where are you off to in such a hurry?” His stunning green eyes bore through me. “A corpse convention?” Even sweaty, Trevor was gorgeous. “What are you running away from?” I retorted. “Your mirror?
I have a good mind but I don’t like to bore anyone with it.
Rae Dawn Chong
Name any name and then remember everybody you ever knew who bore that name. Are they all alike. I think so.
One could go on for ever as to whether the paint should be thick or thin, whether to paint the woman or the square, hard-edge or soft, but after a while such questions become a bore. They are merely problems in aesthetics, having only to do with the outer man.
If only Simon were here. He could probably bore you to sleep.
Bores put you in a mental cemetery while you are still walking.
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.
Too many church services start at eleven sharp and end at twelve dull.
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.
Show me the man who has enjoyed his schooldays and I will show you a bully and a bore.
My love for him had never gone away but only changed, growing deeper like wine fermenting or pickles curing. It bore into me with the pervasiveness of water working its way to the center of a mountain.
Bizarre as was the name she bore, Kim Ravenal always said she was thankful it had been no worse.
I know how important it is to drink water, but plain H2O bores me to death, so I inevitably end up dehydrated.
For years I used to bore my wife over lunch with stories about funny incidents.
Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
The look of being too deliberately dressed, with everything cautiously matching, always bores me.
Babe Paley
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 — since it proves, on close examination, that work is less boring than amusing oneself.
When I planted my pain in the field of patience it bore fruit of happiness.
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.
Neither love me for
Thine own dear pity‘s wiping my cheeks dry,
A creature might forget to weep, who bore
Thy comfort long, and lose thy love, thereby!
But love me for love’s sake, that evermore
Thou mayst love on, through love’s eternity.
When a man bores a woman, she complains. When a woman bores a man, he ignores her.
Mystery bores me. It chores me. I know what happens and so do you. It’s the machinations that wheel us there that aggravate, perplex, interest, and astound me.
I’m sure Proust was a big bore.
But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.
I don’t really like actors. Actors are like terrible comedians with no punch lines. It’s all about them. They talk about themselves all the time. They bore the sh – t out of you.
Let us leave tomorrow‘s trouble for the One who bore our troubles on the cross.
It’s a sin to bore people.
In general, the churches, visited by me often on weekdays… bore for me the same relation to God that billboards did to Coca-Cola; they promoted thirst without quenching it.
I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.
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?
I hate people who over intellectualize. It bores me deeply.
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.
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.
Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore.
Attractive Etonians who go straight onto the Stock Exchange missing University on their fathers advice: the raw material of the great bores.
Geoffrey Madan
I helped put in a rink in Cadillac, Michigan, when my wife was very healthy. She helped them put it in and the rink is going full-bore the last time I was there.
What is a bore? Maxwell definition: a vacuum cleaner of society, sucking up everything and giving nothing. How do you spot one? Bores are always anxious to be seen talking to you.
Sometimes I dread loneliness more than bores. Other times, the reverse.
I am often, I believe, praying for others when I should be doing things for them. It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see him.
In Ronald Reagans case, he always bore with him this extraordinary ability to radiate confidence, optimism, clarity, a blitheness of spirit, in what other people saw as chaos. And after the 1970s, that was catnip.
A good way I know to find happiness, is to not bore a hole to fit the plug.
The thing that I’m just scared to death of is that someday I’m going to wake up and bore somebody with a film.
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.
Everything smaller than Heaven bores us because only Heaven is bigger than our hearts.
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 was glad I wasn’t in love, that I wasn’t happy with the world. I like being at odds with everything. People in love often become edgy, dangerous. They lose their sense of perspective. They lose their sense of humor. They become nervous, psychotic bores. They even become killers.
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.
When a lion meets another with a louder roar, the first lion thinks the last a bore.
I do not, as you know, take sufficient interest in dress to be able to describe the new fashions. Dress is a bore.
The Ancient Mariner seizes the guest at the wedding feast and will not let go until he has told all his story: the prototype of the bore.
Communism has been the greatest and bloodiest illusion that humanity ever bore.
Parties sickened me. I hated the game-playing, the dirty play, the flirting, the amateurs drunks, the bores.
He never bore a grudge against anyone he wronged.
I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.
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.
Boredom is not an end-product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You’ve got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges.
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.
Consider the public. Never fear it nor despise it. Coax it, charm it, interest it, stimulate it, shock it now and then if you must, make it laugh, make it cry, but above all never, never, never bore the living hell out of it.
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.
Fire is a speed reader, which is why the ignorant burn books: fire races through pages, takes care of all the knowledge, and never bores you with a summary.
…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.
If you have to sit the whole evening with the most famous person in the world and he is a goddamn bore, you will want to run away and if you sit with a person who’s completely unknown, but he’s fascinating, you are delighted.
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.
After all, a woman didn’t leave much behind in the world to show she’d been there. Even the children she bore and raised got their father’s name. But her quilts, now that was something she could pass on.
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.
Rap bores me, and all the glamour rock groups like Bon Jovi just amuse me. They obviously have a place, but they all sound like they use the same guitar player to me.
People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.
You live in the present and you eliminate things that don’t matter. You don’t carry the burden of the past. I’m not impressed by the past very much. The past bores me, to tell you the truth; it really bores me. I don’t remember many movies and certainly not my own.
A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people’s patience.
The poet’s first rule must be never to bore his readers; and his best way of keeping this rule is never to bore himself-which, of course, means to write only when he has something urgent to say.
Fool that I was, upon my eagle‘s wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me.
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 it’s an absolute toss-up, isn’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.
Then Frodo came forward and took the crown from Faramir and bore it to Gandalf; and Aragorn knelt, and Gandalf set the White Crown upon his head and said: Now come the days of the King, and may they be blessed while the thrones of the Valar endure!
Alas! for that accursed time They bore thee o’er the billow, From love to titled age and crime, And an unholy pillow! From me, and from our misty clime, Where weeps the silver willow!
Well, if you weren’t flirting with him”-his voice had now grown a little plaintive-“who was he, and what did you want with him anyway?” “If you are so determined to bore me, I may just have to go home.” Astrid sighed carelessly, “What a shame, when I am wearing such a pretty dress.
I loved the towns I grew up in as a boy, and after I became a celebrity, I went back several times. I would have had the time of my life seeing the old places and the old faces again, but the attitude of those same people was, “I guess you’re so big we bore you now.”
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.
Only the human figure exists; landscape is, and should be, no more than an accessory; the painter exclusively of landscape is nothing but a bore.
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.
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.
There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag
Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face.
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.
For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have bore the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed.
A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
The video camera dominates art. It’s a bore, it makes everything look a bit the same. If you look at things with a pencil and paper in your hand, you are going to see far more.
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.
Francois Truff
A single moment spent in a business meeting or at a pub is more than enough to reveal the basic human truth that we are all faking it most of the time. We congratulate a rival on a triumph when actually we are choking on spite. We are cordial and attentive to crashing bores.
Trust Love, nor fear to soar upon his track. The wings that bore to Heaven will bear thee back.
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
nothing is so pleasant … as to display your worldly wisdom in epigram and dissertation, but it is a trifle tedious to hear another person display theirs.
The arrangement bore the same relation to actual finance as fantasy football bears to the NFL.
Big book, a big bore.
History is reticent about women who were common soldiers, who bore arms, belonged to regiments, and took part in battles on the same terms as men, though hardly a war has been waged without women soldiers in the ranks.
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.
As when the dove returning bore the mark Of earth restored to the long labouring ark; The relics of mankind, secure at rest, Oped every window to receive the guest, And the fair bearer of the message bless‘d.
Nothing bores me more than books where you read two pages and you know exactly how it’s going to come out. I want twists and turns that surprise me, characters that have a difficult time and that I don’t know if they’re going to live or die.
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 it’s beautiful. I’ve had a sign by my typewriter for 25 years now which reads, ‘DON’T THINK!’
I love movies, of course. ‘Terminator 3’ and ‘Bad Boys II’ – lots of action. Sports movies, action movies, comedies – I’ll go to those, but not ‘las de amor.’ Not romance. It’s not that I don’t like love, but on the screen it bores me.
One thing above all gives charm to men’s thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.
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.
No man ever loved like Jesus. He taught the blind to see and the dumb to speak. He died on the cross to save us. He bore our sins. And now God says, Because He did, I can forgive you.
Beyond doubt, there was a certain splendor in pain, which bore a deep affinity to the splendor that lies hidden within strength.
If I talk to a new guy, it’s because the old guy bores me, and I already wrote a bunch of songs about him.
Adulthood feels like walking around in the desert with a bag over your head, being bumped into by people who rob you as they bore you.
We all denounce bores, but while we do so, let us remember that there is nobody who isn’t a bore to somebody.
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.
Bob Noorda
I made a supreme effort not to do that thing that parents do, which is to bore people without children to death by going on and on about how funny their children are, so there’s none of that hopefully.
Redtail was a brave warrior. His loyalty to ThunderClan could never be doubted. I always relied on his judgment, for it bore witness to the needs of the Clan, and was never swayed by self-interest or pride. He would have made a fine leader.
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.
The meaning of atonement is not to be found in our penitence evoked by the sight of Calvary, but rather in what God did when in Christ on the cross He took our place and bore our sin.
I have been taunting the Reaper into taking a free scythe in my direction and have now succumbed to something so predictable and banal that it bores even me.
What I know bores me.
I think laying out a beautiful picture in a beautiful way is a bloody bore. I think you’ve got to blow it right across the page and down the side, crop it, cut it in half, combine it with something else… do something with it. You’ve got to make something out of it.
We do not require company. In varying degrees, it bores us, drains us, makes our eyes glaze over. Overcomes us like a steamroller. Of course, the rest of the world doesn’t understand.
People who bore one another should meet seldom; people who interest one another, often.
The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it’s a bore.
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. “We’re meant to be together…” “And this is exactly what I mean.” “Our love is written in the stars.” “And there you go again.” “I love you.” “You 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.
Science blogs bore me. When everyone is an expert, no one is an expert.
I never plan my novels because if I know what is going to happen, it bores me rigid. I let the story tell itself.
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.
Concision in art is a necessity and an elegance. The verbose painter bores: who will get rid of all these trimmings?
The greatest concubines in history knew that everything revealed with nothing concealed is a bore.
Vengeance burns,Torak.” said Fin-Kedinn as the river bore him away. “It burns your heart. It makes the pain worse. Dont let that happen to you.
As we know, our own mother bore us only into pain and dying. But our true mother, Jesus, who is all love, bears us into joy and endless living. Blessed may he be.
First, I thought, almost despairing, This must crush my spirit now; Yet I bore it, and am bearing- Only do not ask me how.
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.
It would be good if we bore one another’s burdens.
‘T is greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they bore to heaven.
People must flatter their own eyes with their pathetic lives. The things I was saying followed logically the things that I had said before, yet bore no relation to what I was thinking and feeling.
Pythagoras, Locke, Socrates – but pages might be filled up, as vainly as before, with the sad usage of all sorts of sages, who in his life-time, each was deemed a bore! The loftiest minds outrun their tardy ages.
I’m not afraid of life and I’m not afraid of death: Dying’s the bore.
I’ve always tried to be cheerful, because I think people who whine are boring, and I never could tolerate bores.
If worship bores you, you are not ready for heaven.
Fighters now, they think you have to trash talk to be marketable. Yet so much of what they’re saying, it bores me.
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.
A bore is a person who lights up the room simply by leaving it.
What happens when you’re in a crash is you join a crash club, and you talk endlessly about your crash because you don’t want to bore your friends with it. And they’ve heard about the crash so many times.
You can say ‘stop’ or ‘alto‘ or use any other word you think will work but I’ve found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much the universal language.
Laughter is, above all, a corrective. Being intended to humiliate, it must make a painful impression on the person against whom it is directed. By laughter, society avenges itself for the liberties taken with it. It would fail in its object if it bore the stamp of sympathy or kindness.
grateful people are a bore and become obsequious, which causes their benefactors to doubt the wisdom of their choice.
Silvia Tennenbaum
It is a cardinal sin to bore the reader.
Long, long ago the country bore the country-town and nourished it with her best blood. Now the giant city sucks the country dry, insatiably and incessantly demanding and devouring fresh streams of men, till it wearies and dies in the midst of an almost uninhabited waste of country.
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 are guys who grow up thinking they’ll settle down some distant time in the future, and there are guys who are ready for marriage as soon as they meet the right person. The former bore me, mainly because they’re pathetic; and the latter, frankly are hard to find.
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.
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
All bores me in the world of facts, I see an end, a limit to all things and my heart thirsts for the infinite and for eternity.
Marianne von Werefkin
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.
I’m kind of horny, conventional methods of making love kind of bore me.
Whenever I met anyone who knew anything, I would bore them stiff until they told me what they knew.
Played percussively, the piano is a bore. If I go to a concert and someone plays like that I have two choices: go home or go to sleep. The goal is to make the piano sing, sing, sing.
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.
… bear with him as Our Lord bore with His disciples, who gave Him good reason to complain – at least, some of them did. Yet, He allowed them to remain in His company and tried to bring them around gently.
The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself.
The pilot of the Galilean lake; Two massy keys he bore, of metals twain (The golden opes, the iron shuts amain).
Then she fell on her knees, saying: ‘I beg thee!’ ‘Nay, lady,’ he said, and taking her by the hand he raised her. The he kissed her hand, and sprang into the saddle, and rode away, and did not look back; and only those who knew him well and were near to him saw the pain that he bore.
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.
Rich and rare were the gems she wore, And a bright gold ring on her hand she bore.
Thomas Moore
A historian has many duties… the first is not to slander; the second is not to bore
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.
I like to go full bore into something. If you have a backup plan, then you’ve already admitted defeat.
There is no greater bore than perfection.
Richard Connell
No, I don’t admire the genius. But I admire and love the result of the genius’s activity in the world, of which the great man is only the poor necessary tool, only, so to speak, the paltry awl to bore with.
Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man – yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it.
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.
My ideal of womanhood has always been the pioneer woman who fought and worked at her husband’s side. She bore the children, kept the home fires burning; she was the hub of the family, the planner and the dreamer.
The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves.
Man all of your flows bore me, paint drying.
The Rum Turn Tugger is a terrible bore: When you let him in, then he wants to be out; He’s always on the wrong side of every door, And as soon as he’s at home, then he’d like to get about.
She felt… how life, from being made up of little separate incidents which one lived one by one, became curled and whole like a wave which bore one up with it and threw one down with it, there, with a dash on the beach.
People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf.
Grammar is to a writer what anatomy is to a sculptor, or the scales to a musician. You may loathe it, it may bore you, but nothing will replace it, and once mastered it will support you like a rock.
B. J. Chute
I am a total coffee snob and bore. If anyone makes the mistake of offering me ‘a coffee’ they tend to regret it – I’m worse than Mariah Carey, and the hot milk rider is completely non-negotiable.
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
Bert Leston Taylor
One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity.
You’re a bore, I said to me. You’re puny. You’re lacking in quality, like a pair of factory-rejected Fruit of the Loom shorts. And this was without considering any sexual problems, since I’ve never had sex with anyone except myself.
In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
There is nothing more boring than a bored person.
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.
The idea of devoting two years of my life to making a corporate product that looks and smells and tastes like a lot of other things out there with just a different trademark character is a bore.
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.
Anna Komnene
I’ve lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.
Nowadays nobody bothers, and it is considered in slightly bad taste to even raise the question of God’s existence. Matters of religion are like matters of sexual preference: they are not discussed in public, and even the abstract questions are discussed only by bores.
Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business, the logical destiny of bores.
Bore: one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation.
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
When she looked at him now, she couldn’t help thinking that the man he had become bore so little resemblance to the boy he had been. His smile was the only piece of baggage he had carried with him from boyhood into manhood.
Tallulah [Bankhead] never bored anyone, and I consider that humanitarianism of a very high order indeed.
I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge.
I tend to like poems that engage me – that is to say, which do not bore me.
Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are a thinker you must be a frowning bore, because thinking is so dam serious.
Most members of Congress are politicians. They’re bores.
The truth is I don’t watch TV at all. It bores me.
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 hated Hemingway. I liked Faulkner but he was a bore.
There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.
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.
If men had wings and bore black feathers, Few of them would be clever enough to be crows.
We often boast that we are never bored; but yet we are so conceited that we do not perceive how often we bore others.
People tend to call me names that I can’t repeat on basic cable. I will give you a hint. They rhyme with itch, hunt, & bore.
Bores: People who talk of themselves, when you are thinking only of yourself.
The last thing you want to do is be a bore. When you wake up in the morning, give yourself a good mirror test. If you look like you’re going to be a sulking, pouting bore, slap yourself in the face before you go out to the office.
The cross of Christ is the sweetest burden that I ever bore; it is such a burden as wings are to a bird, or sails to a ship, to carry me forward to my harbor.
Learning is its own exceeding great reward; and at the period of which we speak, it bore other fruits, not unworthy of it.
Every virtue inclines to stupidity, every stupidity to virtue; “stupid to the point of sanctity,” they say in Russia, – let us be careful lest out of pure honesty we eventually become saints and bores!
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.
Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being bores.
I didn’t want to look distinguished; I wanted to look fun, and also to fade into the street, into the King’s Road. If I don’t fade into a room at White’s, that’s fine. My father was chairman of Brooks‘ and the Beefsteak, and I was brought up in that life, and it bores me rigid.
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.
We often bore others when we think we cannot possibly bore them.
Work/Loaf Ratio”…I have spent fourteen years perfecting… I won’t bore you with a long-winded explanation of the “W/LR” 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.
Few of us will reach our potential without the nurturing of both the mother who bore us and the mothers who bear with us.
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?
Anya Hindmarch
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.
I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art.
“I smell fennel,” Launcelot said. “That reminds me, I should tell you I have discovered a specific for maims. You take salt, good-quality river mud, and bee urine, and slather it on the maim and hold it there for two days. Works like a charm. Gathering the bee urine is a bit of a bore.”
Perfection bores me, in art, in music; most of all, in people. Luckily, perfection is rare.
The Prophet‘s words were true;
The mouth of Ali is the golden door
Of Wisdom.”
When his friends to Ali bore
These words, he smiled and said: “And should they ask
The same until my dying day, the task
Were easy; for the stream from Wisdom’s well,
Which God supplies, is inexhaustible.
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.
Doctrinal preaching certainly bores the hypocrites; but it is only doctrinal preaching that will save Christ’s sheep.
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.
Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
I don’t pray because I don’t want to bore God.
My mother bore me in the southern wild, And I am black, but O! my soul is white; White as an angel is the English child, But I am black as if bereaved of light.
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.
The Greeks could be a crushing bore. I recommend dressing everyone in combat fatigues or S&M gear.
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.