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Bores And Boredom Quotes

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

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

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.

Author: Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)

Profession: American Author, Trainer

A yawn is a silent shout.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.

Author: Jeremy Collier (1650-1726)

Profession: British Clergyman, Conjuror

Boredom is always counter-revolutionary. Always.

Author: Guy Debord (1931)

Profession: French Philosopher

I spent a year in that town, one Sunday.

Author: Warwick Deeping (1877-1950)

Profession: British Novelist

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.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Profession: British Novelist

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

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Profession: British Author, ''Sherlock Holmes''

Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored.

Author: Wayne Dyer (1940)

Profession: American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way.

Author: Wayne Dyer (1940)

Profession: American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

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

Author: Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Profession: American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

There are moments when, faced with our lack of success, I wonder whether we are failures, proud but impotent. One thing reassures me as to our value: the boredom that afflicts us. It is the hall-mark of quality in modern men.

Author: Edmond and Jules De Goncourt (1822-1896)

Profession: French Writers

Only those who want everything done for them are bored.

Author: Billy Graham (1918)

Profession: American Evangelist

Too many church services start at eleven sharp and end at twelve dull.

Author: Vance Havner