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QUOTATIONS - ON BOREDOM

Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary

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A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
Bert Leston Taylor, The So-Called Human Race (1922)

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The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967) (attributed)

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Someone's boring me. I think it's me.
Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953), in Rayner Heppenstall, Four Absentees (1960)

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Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
Frank Moore Colby

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Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.
George Saunders, last words

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A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
Gian Vincenzo Gravina (1664 - 1718)

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The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other
animal.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.
Henry Kissinger (1923 - )

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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.
John Updike (1932 - ), Assorted Prose (1965)

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The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.
Nancy Astor (1879 - 1964)  

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The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778), Discours en vers sur l'homme, 1737
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