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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.
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.
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
I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.
Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
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.
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
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
Most members of Congress are politicians. They're bores.
One thing above all gives charm to men's thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.
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
The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.
Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
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 think aerobics are great, of course, but it just bores me out of my mind.
I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art.
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
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.
Bores put you in a mental cemetery while you are still walking.
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.
I barely can go shopping for clothes. I find it difficult to walk into stores. The whole thing bores me so much.
John F. Kennedy
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