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Quotations about Bores

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Bore:  A man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.  ~Gian Vincenzo Gravina

Some people are so boring that they make you waste an entire day in five minutes.  ~Jules Renard

We all denounce bores, but while we do so, let us remember that there is nobody who isn't a bore to somebody.  ~J.A. Spender

There is no bore we dread being left alone with so much as our own minds.  ~James Russell Lowell

One out of three hundred and twelve Americans is a bore... and a healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.  ~John Updike, Assorted Prose

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

Everyone is a bore to someone.  That is unimportant.  The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.  ~Gerald Brenan

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

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.  ~H.L. Mencken

Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.  ~William Dean Howells

Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.  ~Don Marquis

The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrational bipeds who hurt only themselves.  ~Maria Edgeworth, Thoughts on Bores

We often forgive those who bore us, but never those whom we bore.  ~Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

Labor Day is a holiday honoring those who work for a living.  Laborious Day is a lesser known holiday honoring those who cannot stop talking about their work.  ~Lemony Snicket

The only thing worse than being bored is being boring.  ~Jean Baudrillard

A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.  ~Henry Ford

Bore, n.  A person who talks when you wish him to listen.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

The worst thing about a bore is not that he won't stop talking, but that he won't let you stop listening.  ~Author Unknown

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