Bore: A man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
~Gian Vincenzo Gravina
Some people are so boring that they make you waste an entire day in five minutes.
We all denounce bores, but while we do so, let us remember that there is nobody who isn't a bore to somebody.
There is no bore 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.
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.
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.
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.
A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.
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.