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Boring people are a reflection of boring people.
~ Doug Horton

 

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

 

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Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
~ Charles Baudelaire

 

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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.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.
~ George Sanders

 

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He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
~ Anonymous

 

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His shortcoming is his long staying.
~ Lewis L. Lewisohn

 

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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.
~ Charles Dickens

 

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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.
~ Soren Kierkegaard

 

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I have a fear of being boring.
~ Christian Bale

 

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I spent a year in that town, one Sunday.
~ Warwick Deeping

 

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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.
~ Lou Holtz

 

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

 

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

 

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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.
~ John Berryman

 

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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.
~ Blaise Pascal

 

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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.
~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

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

 

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

 

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Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. -- A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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