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A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
He is an old bore; even the grave yawns for him.
How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not remember how often we have recounted it to the same person?
We may be willing to tell a story twice, never to hear it more than once.
Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.
A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
The man who suspects his own tediousness has yet to be born.
Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
The inexorable boredom that is at the core of life.
He has returned from Italy a greater bore than ever; he bores on architecture, painting, statuary and music.
O wad some power the giftie gie us to see some people before they see us.
The most costly disease is not cancer or coronaries. The most costly disease is boredom - costly for both individual and society.
The devil's name is dullness.
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore.
His shortcoming is his long staying.
Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
Dullness is a misdemeanour.
When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves.
A variety of nothing is superior to a monotony of something.
We often forgive those who bore us, but can't forgive those whom we bore.
A man can stand almost anything except a succession of ordinary days.
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
The secret of boring people lies in telling them everything.
Boredom turns a man to sex, a woman to shopping, and it drives newscasters berserk.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, refrains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
Boredom is rage spread thin.
Almost all human affairs are tedious. Everything is too long. Visits, dinners, concerts, plays, speeches, pleadings, essays, sermons, are too long. Pleasure and business labour equally under this defect, or, as I should rather say, this fatal superabundance.


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