Bores

Bore: A man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with the company. ~Gian Vincenzo Gravina

Some people are so boring that they make you waste an entire day in five minutes. ~Jules Renard

We all denounce bores, but while we do so, let us remember that there is nobody who isn’t a bore to somebody. ~J.A. Spender

There is no more we dread being left alone with so much as our own minds. ~James Russell Lowell

One out of three hundred and twelve Americans is a bore… and a healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people’s patience. ~John Updike, Assorted Prose

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible. ~Frank Moore Colby

Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself. ~Gerald Brenan

A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you. ~Bert Leston Taylor, The So-Called Human Race

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. ~H.L. Mencken

Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week. ~William Dean Howells

Bores bore each other too, but it never seems to teach them anything. ~Don Marquis

The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrational bipeds who hurt only themselves. ~Maria Edgeworth, Thoughts on Bores

We often forgive those who bore us, but never those whom we bore. ~Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

Labor Day is a holiday honoring those who work for a living. Laborious Day is a lesser known holiday honoring those who cannot stop talking about their work. ~Lemony Snicket

A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it. ~Henry Ford

Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

The worst thing about a bore is not that he won’t stop talking, but that he won’t let you stop listening. ~Author Unknown