Quotes by dullness

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  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
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    Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.
  • Bharati Mukherjee
    Bharati Mukherjee
    Indian American writer and professor 1940-2017
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    Dullness is a kind of luxury.
    Source: Jasmine (2007) 10
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.
  • O. Sitwell
    O. Sitwell
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    Evil and ugliness are the same thing, and dullness is the mother of both.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
    Joseph Conrad
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    It's extraordinary how we go through life with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts. Perhaps it's just as well; and it may be that it is this very dullness that makes life to the incalculable majority so supportable and so welcome.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Luminous quotations alone, by their interest, for the dullness of an inferior book, and add to the value of a superior work by the variety which they lend to its style and treatment.
  • Harold Rosenberg
    Harold Rosenberg
    American art criticus, writer 1906-1978
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    No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    Oh, how one wishes sometimes to escape from the meaningless dullness of human eloquence, from all those sublime phrases, to take refuge in nature, apparently so inarticulate, or in the wordlessness of long grinding labor, of sound sleep, of true music, or of a human understanding, rendered speechless by emotion!
    Source: Doctor Zhivago
  • Charles Churchill
    Charles Churchill
    British poet 1731-1764
    Charles Churchill
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    Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor.
  • Robert E. Lee
    Robert E. Lee
    American legeraanvoerder 1807-1870
    Robert E. Lee
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    The devil's name is dullness.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    The dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits.
  • Dorothy Parker
    Dorothy Parker
    American humoristic writer 1893-1967
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    Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.
  • Dame Edith Sitwell
    Dame Edith Sitwell
    British poet 1887-1964
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    Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.
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