Quotes by dullness
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English poet 1688-1744
Gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.
Indian American writer and professor 1940-2017
Dullness is a kind of luxury.Source: Jasmine (2007) 10
Irish writer 1854-1900
Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.
Evil and ugliness are the same thing, and dullness is the mother of both.
English writer and poet 1819-1880
In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
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
American writer 1820-1904
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.
American art criticus, writer 1906-1978
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
Russian writer 1890-1960
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
British poet 1731-1764
Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor.
Robert E. Lee
American legeraanvoerder 1807-1870
The devil's name is dullness.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
The dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits.
American humoristic writer 1893-1967
Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.
Dame Edith Sitwell
British poet 1887-1964
Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.
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