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Quote Left The shades of night were falling fast,As though an Alpine village passedA youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice,A banner with the strange device,ExcelsiorHis brow was sad his eye beneath,Flashed like a falchion from its sheath,And like a silver clarion rungThe accents of that unknown tongue,Excelsior Quote Right
Quote Left Every hero becomes a bore at last. Quote Right
Quote Left So we may never Again feel fully confident of the stratagem that bore us... Quote Right
Quote Left He'd noticed that sex bore some resemblance to cookery: It fascinated people, they sometimes bought books full of complicated recipes and interesting pictures, and sometimes when they were hungry they created vast banquets in their imagination - but Quote Right
Quote Left If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body of England's, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home. And think, this heart, all evil shed away, A pulse in the eternal mind, no less Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given; Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day; And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness, In hearts at peace, under an English heaven. Quote Right
Quote Left Is the human species a cancer on the planet?' American Anthropology Society's Symposium Organizer, Dr. Warren Hern, physician and epidemiologist, said that aerial and satellite views of urban centers taken over a period of years bore a striking similarity to images of cancerous tissue invading the healthy surrounding tissue. He added that in many parts of the world the increase in human numbers is rapid and uncontrolled, that it invades and destroys habitats, and that by killing off many species it reduces the differentiation of nature.' Quote Right
Quote Left Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore. Quote Right
Quote Left If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater the effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders -- what would you tell him to do? I don't know. What could he do? What would you tell him? To shrug. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Vivisection: The Psychopathic Aspect.  Sadism is a very ugly word, which serves to define a very ugly psychopathy - a mental disease. Vivisectors have been known to accept with equanimity the allegation of being money grubbers - of doing cruel experiments only to gain money or a professorship. But we have never known a vivisector who bore with equanimity the allegation of being a sadist. They always reacted to all such allegations with frothing, like other psychopaths when they are confronted with the nature of their disorder.  If it is a mistake to believe that all vivisectors are sadists, it would be another mistake to believe that sadism is not rampant in the animal laboratories. It is. In fact, for men and women (more men, as a rule) who are affected by this grave psychopathy (mental malady), and on top of it are animal haters, what kind of remunerated occupation could be more gratifying than a job in a viviection laboratory?  Quote Right
Quote Left The chief contribution of Protestantism to human thought is its massive proof that God is a bore. Quote Right
Quote Left A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience. Quote Right
Quote Left The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault. Quote Right
Quote Left The shades of night were falling fast, As though an Alpine village passed A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice, A banner with the strange device, Excelsior! His brow was sad; his eye beneath, Flashed like a falchion from its sheath, And like a silver clarion rung The accents of that unknown tongue, Excelsior! Quote Right
Quote Left The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. Life Quote Right
Quote Left I have often been asked, Do not people bore you? I do not understand quite what that means. I suppose the calls of the stupid and curious, especially of newspaper reporters, are always inopportune. I also dislike people who try to talk down to my understanding. They are like people who when walking with you try to shorten their steps to suit yours; the hypocrisy in both cases is equally exasperating. Quote Right
Quote Left The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. Quote Right
Quote Left The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault Quote Right
Quote Left Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong-Kong. Quote Right
Quote Left Universal manhood suffrage, by establishing an aristocracy of sex, imposes upon the women of this nation a more absolute and cruel despotism than monarchy; in that, woman finds a political master in her father, husband, brother, son. The aristocracies of the old world are based upon birth, wealth, refinement, education, nobility, brave deeds of chivalry; in this nation, on sex alone; exalting brute force above moral power, vice above virtue, ignorance above education, and the son above the mother who bore him. Quote Right
Quote Left A philistine is habitually bored and looks for things that won't bore him. An artist finds things boring, but is never bored. Quote Right
Quote Left Pythagoras, Locke, Socrates -- but pages might be filled up, as vainly as before, with the sad usage of all sorts of sages, who in his life-time, each was deemed a bore! The loftiest minds outrun their tardy ages. Quote Right
Quote Left The shades of night were falling fast, / As through an Alpine village passed / A youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice, / A banner with the strange device, / Excelsior! Quote Right
Quote Left Fool that I was, upon my eagle's wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me. Quote Right
Quote Left Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man--yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it. Quote Right
Quote Left I don't pray because I don't want to bore God. Quote Right
Quote Left The entire Gulf Coast suffered, but Louisiana bore the brunt of this disaster. Quote Right
Quote Left As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore. Quote Right
Quote Left A big book is a big bore. Quote Right
Quote Left Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Bore

Quote Left I have labored sore and suffered death, so now I rest and catch my breath. But I shall come and call right soon heaven and earth and hell to doom. Then all shall know both devil and man just who I was and what I am. ('I Have Labored Sore' loose translation by Michael R. Burch) Quote Right
Quote Left Na vida ou nos negócios, lento é rápido, suave é poderoso e a quietude move montanhas. Para obter crescimento profissional ou pessoal continuamente pense assim: se um problema parecer difícil, pense devagar. Se parecer impossível, medite, dê um passo atrás. Conte a história, comece a encorajar pequenas mudanças em outras pessoas que com certeza atravessam a mesma dificuldade. Logo você vai perceber que a montanha do problema mudou de lugar. Então descanse, saboreie, comemore. Quote Right
Quote Left The existence of boredom proves how unable we are to live in the present. It is because of our recollection from past experiences , whether it be 5 minutes ago or 5 months, that we begin to seek change. Quote Right
Quote Left Wanting happiness is overrated, as it usually is the end goal. Wouldn't it be more entertaining, if people wished for calamity instead? By the time we are all happy, it'd be boring. With events at every corner, we'd never be bored. Maybe things are the way they are for a reason, and maybe it's okay to be selfish once in a while. We can't make everyone happy after all. Quote Right
Quote Left Are you as bored as I am - am I as bored as you are? Quote Right
Quote Left For a writer, grief is a reservoir, boredom is recuperation and happiness is rust. Quote Right