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Quotations about Bores


Bores, often unintentionally, manage to drain the enthusiasm from any gathering with their lacklustre stories, repetitive topics, and a seemingly never-ending ability to bore those around them. While everyone has their moments of dullness, bores have mastered the art of turning even the most exciting events into tedious affairs. In this compilation, we explore the lighter side of bores, presenting a collection of funny quotations that touch upon the amusing, relatable, and sometimes absurd aspects of encounters with these conversation killers. So, prepare to stifle a yawn, summon your sense of humour, and let's navigate the world of bores with a smile.

Get ready to be amused as we present a compilation of funny quotations about bores. While encounters with bores may test our patience, there are moments of levity, irony, and shared frustration that arise when navigating the company of those who seem to drain the energy from any room. From witty remarks on their predictable topics of conversation to humorous observations on their obliviousness to social cues, these quotes offer a lighthearted perspective on the whimsical and often comical aspects of encounters with bores.

quotations about bores

"Am I boring you?"
"No, you're boring everyone." Anon

"The secret of being a bore... is to tell everything." Voltaire (French writer and philosopher, 1694-1778)

"A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you." Bert Leston Taylor (American writer, 1866-1901)

A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it. Henry Ford (American car manufacturer, 1863-1947)

"Bore: A person who talks when you wish him to listen." Ambrose Bierce (American writer, 1842-1914)

"Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything." Don Marquis (American poet and journalist, 1878-1937)

"We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore." Francois de La Rochefoucauld (Prince of Marcillac, 1634-1714)

"I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut." Billy Wilder (American screenwriter and director, 1906-2002)

"Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore." Jean Baudrillard (French sociologist, 1929-2007)

"Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?" Friedrich Nietzsche (German philosopher, 1844-1900)

"Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself." Gerald Brenan (British travel writer, 1894-1987)

"Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church, or robbing a bank, but never to being bores." Elsa Maxwell (American columnist and hostess, 1883-1963)

"Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained." Stendhal (French novelist, 1783-1842)

"In England, people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast. That is so dreadful of them! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast." Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist and poet, 1854-1900)

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