Quotation Explorer - 'Dullness'

No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating. - Harold Rosenberg
What makes people tick? Life can be a trap of ennui, but imagery may be a redemptive escape from dullness. The iconic power and exuberance of images generate an inexorable addiction that needs to be gratified without respite. Here and now! ("Give me more images") - Erik Pevernagie
Fornication and adultery unleash destructive consequences into a person's life:• Poverty;• Lack of perception;• Loss of respect and mutual acceptance;• Children with shattered futures;• Dullness of the senses and of the intellect;• Deterioration of health. - Sunday Adelaja
For some there is no musicNo lightsNo fireNo untamed madness that breathes lifeThere is workAnguishFrustrationRageDespairA dullness that rings like wooden thunder - Henry Rollins
I came trusting them. They beat me with rods of dullness. They don't know, they don't understand how agonizing their complacent dullness is. Like ants and August sun on a wound." - Carol Kennicott - Sinclair Lewis
Creativity is contagious. And so is banality. Criticism is an art in itself. Don’t let the dullness around destroy the creativity within. T.S. Eliot said, honest criticism and sensitive appreciation is directed not upon the poet but upon the poetry. Good to remember… - Elif Shafak
A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others. - Samuel Foote
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. - Joseph Conrad
Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness. - Edith Sitwell
Disappointment, fear, grief, unlove, dullness and guilt are the worst feelings. Learn from them so that you move on. Then replace them with more satisfying and promising joy, love gratitude, pride, confidence, direction. - Diana Jaber
Always to be right, always to trample forward, and never to doubt, are not these the great qualities with which dullness takes the lead in the world? - William Makepeace Thackeray
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