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Bores And Boredom Quotes

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

Author: Thomas B. Aldrich (1836-1907)

Profession: American Writer, Editor

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

Author: Lady Nancy Astor (1897-1964)

Profession: British Politician

I have a fear of being boring.

Author: Christian Bale (1974)

Profession: British-born American Actor

Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.

Author: Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)

Profession: French Poet

Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

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

Author: Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980)

Profession: British-born American Photographer

Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.

Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)

Profession: German Critic, Philosopher

Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?

Author: John Berger (1926)

Profession: British Actor, Critic

The world is eaten up by boredom. You can't see it all at once. It is like dust. You go about and never notice, you breathe it in, you eat and drink it. It is sifted so fine, it doesn't even grit on your teeth. But stand still for an instant and there it is, coating your face and hands. To shake off this drizzle of ashes you must be for ever on the go. And so people are always ''on the go.''

Author: Georges Bernanos (1888-1948)

Profession: French Novelist, Political Writer

Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so. After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn, and moreover my mother told me as a boy (repeatedly) ''Ever to confess you're bored means you have no inner Resources.'' I conclude now I have no inner resources, because I am heavy bored.

Author: John Berryman (1914-1972)

Profession: American Poet

Bore -- a person who talks when you wish him to listen.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Never chain your dogs together with sausages. One must accustom one's self to be bored.

Author: Lady Bloomfield


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

Author: Gerald Brenan (1894-1987)

Profession: Maltan Travel Writer, Novelist

One thing I can say about George... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring.

Author: Barbara Bush (1925)

Profession: American First Lady, Wife of President George Bush

What's wrong with being a boring kind of guy?

Author: George Bush (1924)

Profession: Forty-first President of the USA