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Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining - it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn't solve any problems.
A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society, sucking up everything and giving nothing. Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you.
Virtue is something you have to get good at, like playing the trombone or tolerating bores at parties. Being a virtuous human being takes practice; and those who are brilliant at being human (what Christians call the saints) are the virtuosi of the moral sphere - the Pavarottis and Maradonas of virtue.
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.
Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.
One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.
A. A. Milne
Bores put you in a mental cemetery while you are still walking.
One thing above all gives charm to men's thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
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.
Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Most members of Congress are politicians. They're bores.
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.
The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.
When a man bores a woman, she complains. When a woman bores a man, he ignores her.
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do.
W. H. Auden
I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art.
I think aerobics are great, of course, but it just bores me out of my mind.
I've never bought a Dylan record. A singing poet? It just bores me to tears. I've got to tell you, if I had 10 Dylans in the final of 'American Idol,' we would not be getting 30 million viewers a week. I don't believe the Bob Dylans of this world would make 'American Idol 'a better show.
Nothing bores me more than books where you read two pages and you know exactly how it's going to come out. I want twists and turns that surprise me, characters that have a difficult time and that I don't know if they're going to live or die.
George R. R. Martin
A single moment spent in a business meeting or at a pub is more than enough to reveal the basic human truth that we are all faking it most of the time. We congratulate a rival on a triumph when actually we are choking on spite. We are cordial and attentive to crashing bores.
I just don't want to end up on something that bores the hell out of me. Otherwise, I'll fake a knee injury and get out of there.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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