Boring

This collection of "boring" related quotes was created on 4 November 02010 when I saw on my iGoogle homepage a quote by Bert Leston Taylor about what makes a man a bore. This collection was initialized with eight quotes when the GDT::Quote collection contained 993 quotes.

A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
-- Bert Leston Taylor (01866-01921) {American writer; more...} [boring]

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
-- Thomas Carlyle (1795-01881) {Scottish writer; more...} [life]

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful.
It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He
accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically,
but almost with pleasure.

-- Aldous Huxley (01894-01963) {writer and "leader of modern thought"; more...} [travel]

Heart of Gold put me in the middle of the road. Traveling
there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch.

-- Neil Young (01945-) {from Decade liner notes; NeilYoung.com} [success]

Enthusiasm is contagious, and so is boredom.
-- Paul Graham (01965-) {programmer/VC/essayist; more...} [life]

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
-- Dorothy Parker (01893-01967) {American writer and poet; more...} [curiosity]

In order to live free and happily, you must sacrifice
boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.

-- der.hans (?????-) {quote attached to an email signature} [free/happy]

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
-- Evelyn Waugh (01903-01966) {English satirical novelist; more...} [time]

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
-- Samuel Butler (01835-01902) {British satirist/novelist; more...} [boring]

If you are immune to boredom, there is literally
nothing you cannot accomplish.

-- David Foster Wallace (01962-02008) {American novelist; Infinite Jest; more...} [life/boredom]


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 04 November 2010
Last Modified: Monday, 21-Jul-2014 05:22:53 MST