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Elsa Maxwell Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Elsa Maxwell

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Bores put you in a mental cemetery while you are still walking.
- Elsa Maxwell

Under pressure, people admit to murder,
setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank,
but never to being bores.
- Elsa Maxwell

I don't hate anyone.
I dislike.
But my dislike is the equivalent of anyone else's hate.
- Elsa Maxwell

A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society,
sucking up everything and giving nothing.
Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you.
- Elsa Maxwell

 

Someone said that life is a party.
You join in after it's started and leave before it's finished.
- Elsa Maxwell

Serve the dinner backward, do anything -
but for goodness sake,
do something weird.
- Elsa Maxwell

Existence is a party.
You join after its started and you leave before its finished.
- Elsa Maxwell

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I make enemies deliberately.
They are the sauce piquante to my dish of life.
- Elsa Maxwell

Giving parties is a trivial avocation,
but it pays the dues for my union card in humanity.
- Elsa Maxwell

Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends,
I was content to have chosen music and laughter as
a substitute for a husband.
- Elsa Maxwell

Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
- Marilyn Monroe

Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries,
the Bores and Bored.
- Lord Byron

Nobody bores any man as much as an unhappy female.
- Moss Hart

Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
- Don Marquis

Doing the stereotypical solo bores me.
- Adam Jones

Bores can be divided into two classes;
those who have their own particular subject,
and those who do not need a subject.
- A. A. Milne

Some people try and tell you what the songs are about
and it bores me to death.
- Lars Ulrich

The age of chivalry is past.
Bores have succeeded to dragons.
- Charles Dickens

I think aerobics are great, of course,
but it just bores me out of my mind.
- Peter Steele

A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family.
A beginning writer, on the other hand,
sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
- Marguerite Yourcenar

I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores
to the greatest flights of art.
- Edith Sitwell

I just don't want to end up on something that bores the hell out of me.
Otherwise, I'll fake a knee injury and get out of there.
- Sasha Alexander

It's an extraordinary thing about Mozart is that you never tire of him...
he never bores me, and he doesn't...
not only bore me, that's too strong a word.
- Peter Shaffer

One thing above all gives charm to men's thoughts,
and this is unrest.
A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.
- Anatole France

The want of logic annoys.
Too much logic bores.
Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone
constructs remains artificial and forced.
- Andre Gide

Highly educated bores are by far the worst;
they know so much,
in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.
- Louis Kronenberger

The English sent all their bores abroad,
and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
- Edward Bond

I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me.
I like weather rather than climate.
- John Steinbeck

Men will pay large sums to whores for telling them they are not bores.
- W. H. Auden

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Maybe he just looks good compared to the bores he's running against.
- Ed Koch

Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business,
the logical destiny of bores.
- Barry Humphries

A new gadget that lasts only five minutes is worth
more than an immortal work that bores everyone.
- Francis Picabia

I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are,
on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores
as in these United States.
No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word,
without coming here.
- Warren Buffett

A tremendous number of people in America work very
hard at something that bores them.
Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday.
Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do.
- W. H. Auden

Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly
apologizing for having large feet.
What wonder that later in life it should be inclined
to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

One would like to be grand and heroic,
if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something,
very great, very heroic; or if not that,
then at least very stylish and very fashionable.
It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I'm lucky enough to work with, I think,
the greatest writer there's ever been,
Shakespeare.
Whose collected works would always be under my pillow
if I was only ever allowed one book to keep,
and who never bores me.
- Samuel West

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
- Robert E. Lee

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not work that kills men; it is worry.
Worry is rust upon the blade.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Men of lofty genius,
when they are doing the least work,
are most active.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
- Helen Keller

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday


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