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If the secret of being a bore is to tell all, the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be - not understood, but divined.
Remy de Gourmont
He bore no grudge against those he had wronged.
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.
Harry Potter to me is a bore. His talent arrives as a gift; he's chosen. Who can identify with that? But Hermione - she's working harder than anyone, she's half outsider, right? Half Muggle. She shouldn't be there at all. It's so unfair that Harry's the star of the books, given how hard she worked to get her powers.
I get diminishing returns when I bore myself in an interview.
Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are a thinker you must be a frowning bore, because thinking is so damn serious.
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.
Playing good girls in the 30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress.
Olivia De Havilland
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.
Most songs I write are spur-of-the-moment-type things. I have to be spontaneous. If not, songwriting can bore me. There is no pre-design or idea of what I am going to do when I go into the studio. It's all like that for me. I could go in and write two or three songs in an eight-hour session. You can't over-think songs. You just can't.
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.
Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
I could never play the ingenue, the girl next door or the very successful young doctor. That would be a bore.
Jennifer Jason Leigh
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.
Endless motorbike talk can and does bore me.
The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself.
Of course, bankers were always interested in making money. But when bankers had clients, they bore some responsibility for the clients' welfare.
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.
The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves.
There is no bore like a clever bore.
Name any name and then remember everybody you ever knew who bore that name. Are they all alike. I think so.
Reading is a huge effort for many people, a bore for others, and, believe it or not, many people prefer watching TV.
For years I used to bore my wife over lunch with stories about funny incidents.
Whenever I met anyone who knew anything, I would bore them stiff until they told me what they knew.
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.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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