Boring Quotes

Quotes tagged as "boring" (showing 1-30 of 116)
Voltaire
“The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.”
Voltaire

Lemony Snicket
“It is terribly rude to tell people that their troubles are boring.”
Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Leo Tolstoy
“Everything intelligent is so boring.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Andy Warhol
“I like boring things.”
Andy Warhol

Alysha Speer
“I choose to write because it's perfect for me. It's an escape, a place I can go to hide. It's a friend, when I feel out casted from everyone else. It's a journal, when the only story I can tell is my own. It's a book, when I need to be somewhere else. It's control, when I feel so out of control. It's healing, when everything seems pretty messed up.
And it's fun, when life is just flat-out boring.”
Alysha Speer

Jasmine Warga
“He was fucking sad. That's it. That's the point. He knows life is never going to get any different for him. That there's no fixing him. It's always going to be the same monotonous depressing bullshit. Boring, sad, boring, sad. He just wants it to be over.”
Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

Rebecca McKinsey
“I'd rather be a little weird than all boring.”
Rebecca McKinsey

Charles Bukowski
“girls
please give your
bodies and your
lives
to
the young men
who
deserve them

besides
there is
no way
I would welcome
the
intolerable
dull
senseless hell
you would bring
me

and
I wish you
luck
in bed
and
out

but not
in
mine

thank
you.”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

Oscar Wilde
“Most people are boring and stupid.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Robert Cormier
“He hated to think of his own life stretching ahead of him that way, a long succession of days and nights that were fine - not good, not bad, not great, not lousy, not exciting, not anything.”
Robert Cormier, The Chocolate War

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Just as the unwanted pregnancy, there are unwanted people in your life you should strive to abort, and such abortion is not sin, nor harm, but the eradication of a destructive foetus.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“I sure do miss that woman. Smart. Funny. Sweet. She never gave me a moment's trouble."

"Gosh, I'm sorry about that. I knew it was boring between you two, but not that bad.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Call Me Irresistible

Anne Frank
“But I won't bore you any longer on the subject of old men. It won't make things any better and all my plans of revenge (such as disconnecting the lamp, shutting the door, hiding his clothes) must be abandoned in order to keep the peace. Oh, I'm becoming so sensible! ...”
Anne Frank

François de La Rochefoucauld
“We are almost always bored by just those whom we must not find boring.”
François de La Rochefoucauld

Raymond Queneau
“He sought an adventure but didn't find one. He was inexperienced and besides he didn't have too much imagination.”
Raymond Queneau

“My best day ever. Got up. Had breakfast. Came to school. Bored, as usual. Wishing I wasn't there, like usual. Kids ignoring me, suits me fine. Sitting with the other retards—we’re so special. Wasting my time. Yesterday was the same, and it's gone, anyway. Tomorrow may never come. There is only today. This is the best day and the worst day. Actually it's crap.”
Rachel Ward, Numbers

Criss Jami
“The only activity a cynic will find contagious is yawning, that is, with other people, at other people.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Lydia Davis
“I can talk for a long time only when it's about something boring.”
Lydia Davis, The Collected Stories

Criss Jami
“Drinking is such a necessity to human life that people cannot fathom an individual who, like a child confined to a church pew, gets little enjoyment out of it and would rather do other things.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Catherine Ryan Hyde
“... even though it was beautiful and comfortable, and even though it was the world, it was also a little bit boring.

No, wait. Maybe boring isn’t the right word. What’s the word I’m wanting here? Lonely. That’s it. It was a little bit lonely.”
Catherine Ryan Hyde, Second Hand Heart

Michael Crichton
“I believe my life has a value, and i don't want to waste it thinking about clothing.
I don't want to think about what i will wear in the morning. Truly, can you imagine anything more boring than fashion?”
Michael Crichton

“One who gossips usually carries boredom in one hand and bitterness in the other.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Charlotte Eriksson
“It's 4am again and I'm just getting started. People are boring and I want to burn with excitement or anger and bleed, bleed through my words. I want to get all fucked up and write real and raw and ugly and beautifully. I bet you're sleeping safe and calm, and you can stay there, it's safer there, and you wouldn't stand one night on this journey my mind wanders off to every night you close your eyes. I'll stay here one day and I will never come down.
I promise I can fly before I hit the ground.
It doesn't even hurt anymore.
I swear, it doesn't hurt.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Success and failure can both make you lose appetite and concentration, don't let it bother or over-excite you, just think them away as a mere thing that had just happened, and get along with your life.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Dean Koontz
“Maybe if everything was beautiful, nothing would be.
People saw one thing, they swooned over it. They saw this other thing, they pounded it with sticks.
Maybe there had to be variety for life to work. Swoon over everything, you get bored. Beat everything with a stick-boring.”
Dean Koontz, Dead and Alive

Emma Wildes
“I take it, since you sought to change matters, I was the one you found boring.”
Emma Wildes, Lessons From a Scarlet Lady

Joseph Conrad
“All this happened in much less time than it takes to tell, since I am trying to interpret for you into slow speech the instantaneous effect of visual impressions.”
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

“My life is as exciting as watching the washing machine in a laundromat.”
Anthony T. Hincks

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