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Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
A. E. Housman
Being on a Michael Bay set is... well, it's the only set I've ever been on. But I would imagine there's no set that's run quite like it. It's big, it's loud, it's powerful, it's intense, it's dirty, it's hot, it's sweaty - and it's really exciting. There's never a dull moment; there's never a quiet moment.
Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.
I stopped and gazed on the little dull man who was being paid to be a teacher of teachers. I turned and walked to the door, slammed it closed with a bang, and broken glass crashed to the floor. There was uproar behind me in the class, which did not interest me at all.
The duty of a toastmaster is to be so dull that the succeeding speakers will appear brilliant by contrast.
Clarence Budington Kelland
You can imagine the kind of dinner parties I had to go to at a young age... pretty dull.
A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius, but his greatest danger is always that he will not recognize when he is dull.
I worry sometimes that I'm a bit moralistic; always writing about men who are learning to grow up, not be so self-absorbed, selfish or badly behaved. I wonder if that's dull and liberal and wimpy? I should probably write something that celebrates wickedness.
I've had a lot of books rejected in my time. My first novel, which didn't get published, was, with hindsight, crashingly dull.
I maintain that many an inventor, many a diplomat, many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practice the dull craft of experimental psychology.
You have to be as fully prepared for the dull game as you are for the great game, or else you won't be prepared for the great one.
You have to be careful so you don't make your character dull and predictable. Sometimes you have to bend the script a little... The bad guys are mostly the same on the paper... A bad guy wouldn't think of himself as bad.
No one would want to read a book in which I explain the science of cloning because it would be very dull and it would also make no sense.
A Local Government Stationery Store is something to behold. It's like walking through the back of a cupboard into a really dull Narnia.
In a free country, government is a dull and onerous responsibility. It is a parent-teacher conference.
P. J. O'Rourke
Sarah Palin embarrasses herself almost immediately upon opening her mouth to speak or upon moving her fingers to send messages to her dull flock.
After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.
His life, though none too long, Was never dull: Of woman, wine and song Bill had his full.
Robert W. Service
The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.
The scene is dull. Tell him to put more life into his dying.
It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.
If the individual is a unit in a corporate mass, his life is not merely brutish and short, but dull and mechanical.
My life's actually been quite dull; it's not all that glamorous.
Just because your ad looks good is no insurance that it will get looked at. How many people do you know who are impeccably groomed... but dull?
It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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