Quotes with dull
The world is being Americanized and technologized to its limits, and that makes it dull for some people. Reaching the Moon restores the frontier and gives us the lands beyond.
No age has ever been so self-conscious as ours. At any rate, the quatity of journalism the modern age has turned out in the process of own self-analysis already overflows our archives and, were it not that most of it is doomed to perish, would be a dull burden to hand down to our descendants.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
Love is the kind of illness that does not spare the inteligent or the dull.
Everything written with vitality expresses that vitality: there are no dull subjects, only dull minds.
Essay, The Atlantic Monthly (November, 1945)
When some English moralists write about the importance of having character, they appear to mean only the importance of having a dull character.
Charles Dickens (1906)
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms-this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
All work and no play makes jack. With enough jack, Jack needn’t be a dull boy.
It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
Prejudices, Second Series (1920)
The Lilly girl is always full of surprises. She lives everyday like it’s a celebration, never have a dull moment, and make every hour a happy hour.
A book is like a man -- clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.
Writers at Work (1977)
It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.