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Dullness Quotes

Authors have established it as a kind of rule, that a man ought to be dull sometimes; as the most severe reader makes allowances for many rests and nodding-places in a voluminous writer.

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor.

Author: Charles Churchill (1731-1764)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

What can he mean by coming among us? He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others.

Author: Samuel Foote

Profession:

What a comfort a dull but kindly person is, to be sure, at times! A ground-glass shade over a gas-lamp does not bring more solace to our dazzled eyes than such a one to our minds.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

Sir, he was dull in company, dull in his closet, dull everywhere. He was dull in a new way, and that made many people think him great.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

It is to be noted that when any part of this paper appears dull there is a design in it.

Author: Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729)

Profession: British Dramatist, Essayist, Editor

Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit