And some poets are far better read off the page because they’re very bad speakers. I’m thinking of one in particular whom I won’t name, a good poet, and he reads in such a dry, boring way, your eyes start drooping.
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
Spending a weekend with Hitler would have been boring in the extreme, although you would have had a greater certainty in coming back alive.
Fame is a lot of fun, but it’s not interesting. I loved being noticed and praised, even the banquets. But they didn’t have anything that I wanted. After about six months, I found it boring.
Beauty without expression is boring.
Did anyone ever have a boring dream?
It was only after five years in the army, when I was having to do a very boring job in a very boring place, that I thought: ‘Why not try writing a novel?’ partly out of youthful arrogance and partly because there had been a long line of writers in my mother’s family.
Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.
I would never talk just to be social. Now, to sit down with a bunch of engineers and talk about the latest concrete forming systems, that’s really interesting. Talking with animal behaviorists or with someone who likes to sail, that’s interesting. Information is interesting to me. But talking for the sake of talking, I find that quite boring.