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The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
As a real person, he wouldn't last a minute, would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we've moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House's friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don't always like morally good people, do we?
I should like to save the Shire, if I could - though there have been times when I thought the inhabitants too stupid and dull for words, and have felt that an earthquake or an invasion of dragons might be good for them.
J. R. R. Tolkien
I am a woman in process. I'm just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.
Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
William Butler Yeats
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. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
Arthur Conan Doyle
To do a dull thing with style-now that's what I call art.
It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It's kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.
Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham
One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
James D. Watson
I live a very dull life here... indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Never say 'no' to adventures. Always say 'yes', otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.
If you find the mirror of the heart dull, the rust has not been cleared from its face.
Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
Most of life is routine - dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street.
I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
I am convinced that a good building must be capable of absorbing the traces of human life and taking on a specific richness... I think of the patina of age on materials, of innumerable small scratches on surfaces, of varnish that has grown dull and brittle, and of edges polished by use.
Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.
What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.
Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet, namely, a dull ending.
Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way.
What America demands in her black champions is a brilliant, powerful body and a dull, bestial mind.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Leonardo da Vinci
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