Dullness Quotes

The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. This is not always easy to achieve. Dean Acheson

I think the first duty of all art, including fiction of any kind, is to entertain. That is to say, to hold interest. No matter how worthy the message of something , if it’s dull, you’re just not communicating. Poul Anderson

It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse. David Bailey

The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one. Sid Caesar

It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless; and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London. Thomas De Quincey

In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness. George Eliot

Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. E M Forster

A full belly makes a dull brain. Benjamin Franklin

Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there. Emma Goldman

Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it. Somerset Maugham

Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness. Dorothy Parker

I live a very dull life here…indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else. Martha Washington

Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness. Oscar Wilde