The only rule I have found to have any validity in writing is not to bore yourself.
And I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States.
A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
There is no greater bore than perfection.
If you didn't know that I am an actress, I don't think you could tell from my lifestyle. I cook and cook and cook. I like to be with my daughter. She's 16, so of course I bore her.
Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in so many trifling things to help rid us of our time, which will never return.
If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals.
When people are bored it is primarily with themselves.
For years I used to bore my wife over lunch with stories about funny incidents.
Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I'm past that age.
Only those who want everything done for them are bored.
The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.
It's such a Bore Being always Poor.
For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, Action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech, To stir men's blood: I only speak right on; I tell you that which you yourselves do know.
There is no bore we dread being left alone with so much as our own minds.
Peter Ustinov was the first really positive influence in my career. He was real and he bore witness to it. The things he said to you, he lived them.
The greatest concubines in history knew that everything revealed with nothing concealed is a bore.
We must believe what is good and true about the prophets, that they were sages, that they did understand what proceeded from their mouths, and that they bore prudence on their lips.
He bore no grudge against those he had wronged.
The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves.
Some people try and tell you what the songs are about and it bores me to death.
I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.
Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore.
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