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Boring History Quotes


"People say history is boring, and that is true because people are boring. We haven't changed since time began. We're still the same." - Colin Quinn

"I adored history, not the dry dates and boring battles, but the stories and the people who populated them." - Deanna Raybourn

"The conversation seemed just as boring and forgettable as details of American history around 1805, for example." - Patricia Highsmith

"In teaching, the greatest sin is to be boring." - Johann Friedrich Herbart

"Acting's boring." - Ian Mcshane

"Science is taught like the history of science, and it's boring. Doing science fair, anything that's project-based learning, that involves field trips, that's really valuable." - Megan Smith

"When I was a kid, I thought history was the most boring subject of all. I shouldn't blame my teachers; I should blame me, but I'll blame them." - Dave Barry

"Maybe philosophy - I love talking about ideas. Or maybe art history. I was thinking about psychology, then I got really afraid because everybody says it's terribly boring." - Claire Danes

"Politics? Boring? Politics is history on the wing! What other sphere of human activity calls forth all that is most noble in men's souls, and all that is most base? Or has such excitement? Or more vividly exposes our strengths and weaknesses? Boring? You might as well say that life itself is boring!" - Robert Harris

"Patriotism ruins history." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Patriotism corrupts history." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"It's history. It's poetry." - J D Salinger

"History: gossip well told." - Elbert Hubbard

"[History is] petrified imagination." - Arthur Baer

"The dignity of history." - Henry Fielding

"History teaches us hope." - Robert E Lee

"History repeats itself." - Proverbs

"You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous." - Bob Black

"I am boring. I am boring!" - Bobby Fischer

"All other forms of history - economic history, social history, psychological history, above all sociology - seem to me history with the history left out." - A J P Taylor

"I'm boring but effective." - Wladimir Klitschko

"Continuity is boring." - Peter Greenaway

"Nice characters are boring!" - Marjorie M. Liu

"Plato is boring." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Mile after boring mile..." - Bill Anderson

"Skip the boring parts." - Elmore Leonard

"Modeling isn't boring." - Amber Valletta

"I'm very boring." - Henry Rollins

"Harmony is boring." - Henry Rollins

"I like boring things." - Andy Warhol

"Plumbing is usually boring." - Alex Berenson

"I'm so boring." - Bradley Cooper

"Perfect is boring." - Amanda Seyfried

"I'm kind of boring." - Ashley Tisdale

"I'm pretty boring really." - Brett Favre

"Perfection is really boring!" - Erin Heatherton

"People's lives are boring." - Jimmy Kimmel

"I'm very boring." - Melissa Mccarthy

"I'm pretty boring." - Abigail Breslin

"Some writers just write about their own lives. Well, I don't want to do that. I want to have a really boring life. A quiet, boring life so no one wants to write a biography. I'm the only writer in history only to have one wife, for instance." - T.C. Boyle

"People say history is boring, and that is true because people are boring. We haven't changed since time began. We're still the same. We've obviously made some changes. When we started, it was all about food, clothing and shelter. Now we watch 'Top Chef', 'Project Runway', and 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." - Colin Hay

"People say history is boring, and that is true because people are boring. We haven't changed since time began. We're still the same. We've obviously made some changes. When we started, it was all about food, clothing and shelter. Now we watch 'Top Chef', 'Project Runway', and 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.'" - Colin Hay

"Fiction is history, human history, or it is nothing." - Joseph Conrad

"The most important history is the history we make today." - Henry Ford

"The history of art is the history of revivals." - Samuel Butler

"A date, "often a boring thing you have to memorize in history class," but in this case, "an offer of a n evening of blisteringly white-hot romance with yours truly." - Cassandra Clare

"We always need to remember that behind almost every great moment in history, there are heroic people doing really boring and frustrating things for a prolonged period of time." - Gail Collins

"A free throw seems boring but then when you sort of dig into what's going on and the history and psychology and the social anthropology around the free throw - it's interesting." - Alex Blumberg

"Scandinavia is boring. People living there apparently have little to do. And as European history teaches, when there is nothing much to do, you may as well amuse yourself by attacking the Jews." - Elliott Abrams

"All history is a lie!" - Robert Walpole

"History a distillation of Rumour." - Thomas Carlyle

"War is not women's history." - Virginia Woolf

"History is the devil's scripture." - Lord Byron

"History paints the human heart." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"No man knows my history." - Joseph Smith Jr

"History: A distillation of rumor." - Thomas Carlyle

"No generation can escape history." - George H W Bush

"I had studied history at Brown and didn't feel like doing anything with it. What does one do with a history degree besides become a historian? And the professors in school, it seemed like they were just writing books for other professors to comment on, and vice versa - it was the most self-referential, boring world you could ever imagine." - Elizabeth Neel

"At school, up to the age of sixteen, I found history boring, for we were studying the Industrial Revolution, which was all about Acts, Trade Unions and the factory system, and I wanted to know about people, because it is people who make history." - Alison Weir

"Things are only boring if you are boring." - Will Self

"Exciting cities stay exciting, and boring cities stay boring." - Geoffrey West

"Boring people are a reflection of boring people." - Douglas Horton

"None of the characters I`ve played are really like me. That would be boring. It wouldn`t be acting." - Anna Paquin

"Only the boring get bored" - Charles Bukowski

"Dying's a boring side effect." - Maggie Stiefvater

"If it's planned, it's boring" - Freddie Mercury

"Only boring people are bored." - Katherine Neville

"It's never boring in makeup." - Dave Bautista

"Easy lives make boring people." - Ronda Rousey

"Everything intelligent is so boring." - Leo Tolstoy

"Beauty without expression is boring." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I don't think I'm boring." - Tony Parker

"Courtroom dramas can be boring." - Laura Linney

"Fact is, perfection is boring." - Robert Genn

"I'm a very boring person." - Tom Stoppard

"Life is boring. The weather is boring. Actors must not be boring." - Stella Adler

"s past history and stand alone." - Marion Woodman

"History without politics descends to mere Literature." - John Robert Seeley

"We are all citizens of history." - Clifton Fadiman

"History is the revelation of Providence." - Lajos Kossuth

"History remembers most what you did last." - Christopher Plummer

"History is written by the victors." - Saying

"The curves of your lips rewrite history." - Oscar Wilde

"History, that excitable and unreliable old lady." - Guy De Maupassant

"History is a bath of blood." - William James

"History is rooted in the future" - Terence Mckenna

"History has a Nemesis for every sin." - Theodor Mommsen

"Many falsehoods are passing into uncontradicted history." - Samuel Johnson

"History abhors determinism but cannot tolerate chance." - Bernard Devoto

"History is all explained by geography." - Robert Penn Warren

"All history was at first oral." - Samuel Johnson

"[On newspapers:] A first draft of history." - Elizabeth Drew

"Work hard, have fun and make history." - Jeff Bezos

"History works itself out in the living." - Louise Erdrich

"Our past has gone into history." - William Mckinley

"Historians may lie, but History cannot." - George Saintsbury

"World history is the world's court." - Friedrich Schiller

"History is written by the survivors." - Proverbs

"The world's history is the world's judgment." - Friedrich Schiller

"All history . . . is an inarticulate Bible." - Thomas Carlyle

"All history is incomprehensible without Christ." - Ernest Renan

"Happy nations have no history. History is the study of mankind's misfortune." - Raymond Queneau

"Mathematics without natural history is sterile, but natural history without mathematics is muddled." - John Maynard Smith

"History does not repeat itself except in the minds of those who do not know history." - Khalil Gibran

"The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family." - Pope John Paul Ii

"One of the things important about history is to remember the true history." - George W Bush

"The history of science is science itself; the history of the individual, the individual." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The history of an art is the history of masterwork, not of failures, or mediocrity." - Ezra Pound

"Should we be rewriting history just to make people feel good? That's not history, that's psychiatry." - Ed Koch

"No single man makes history. History cannot be seen just as one cannot see grass growing." - Boris Pasternak

"Reading history while you make history can teach you a lot." - George W Bush

"History is but past politics and... politics are but present history." - Edward Augustus Freeman

"The way you 'take history' is also a way of 'making history.'" - Erik Erikson

"History is history." - Troy Vincent

"Storytelling is how history is passed. It's what our ancestors did, it's what everybody's done. It has to come back into a story because otherwise, it's stuck in this book and it's boring and it's academic and I'm not against intelligence and I'm not against education, I don't want to be misunderstood, but we have tell the stories to our young people a little bit early and history gives us a lot of things." - Nikki Giovanni

"It had never gotten old for him, flying. Never gone boring. Every engine start was a new adventure, guiding the spirit of a lovely machine back into life; every takeoff blending his spirit with its own to do what's never been done in history, to lift away from the ground and fly." - Richard Bach

"This stuff doesn't matter. What matters is what you do with it." Sara snaps the highlighter cap on. "I try not to think about how boring it is (History). I just keep reminding myself about how I want my life to be and what I have to do to get there. Then it's simple." - Susane Colasanti

"No doubt Carter would describe the underground city in excruciating detail, with exact measurements of each room, boring history on every statue and hieroglyph, and background notes on the construction of the magical headquarters of the House of Life. I will spare you that pain. It's big. It's full of magic. It's underground. There. Sorted." - Rick Riordan

"One thing I do find in the "lost" generation or something is a kind of abhorrence of history, you know, like it's boring, dumb, or just not interesting. I think it's terribly interesting if you can get your head around how it relates to where you're standing right here and now." - Ani Difranco

"I was attending the University of Alberta. I was going to be a high school teacher, like my parents. I failed - no, I didn't fail a class, I just barely passed. I really didn't try. It was Canadian history, through the plays of the time. My God, those were boring plays." - Nathan Fillion

"I left things out - my motivations, my history, my emotional responses - because I am not good at understanding them or writing about them. I tried and it was generally boring and always unconvincing. Most importantly I wanted to try to place Afghans and Afghanistan in the foreground rather than my own character." - Rory Stewart

"Honesty isn't enough for me. That becomes very boring. If you can convince people what you're doing is real and it's also bigger than life - that's exciting." - Gene Hackman

"The only rule is don't be boring." - Paris Hilton

"Perfect is boring, human is beautiful" - Tyra Banks

"Most people are boring and stupid." - Oscar Wilde

"I believe that he's a boring fighter." - Nonito Donaire

"Its boring not to take risks" - Madonna Ciccone

"I will not make anymore boring art." - John Baldessari

"Nothing's boring if it's in your soul..." - David Drake

"Nothing's boring if it's in your soul..." - David Drake

"Teacher who make Physics boring are criminals" - Walter Lewin

"It's boring to play the girl role!" - Olivia Wilde

"How boring just to be a body." - Susan Sontag

"You're not serious; you're boring as hell." - Maya Angelou

"... nothing is so boring as devotion." - Agatha Christie

"B2B does not mean boring marketing." - Beth Comstock

"Too much good taste can be boring" - Diana Vreeland

"It will feel boring when you're bingeing." - Jill Soloway

"Losing my virginity was very boring." - Dale Peck

"By any rational metric, I am boring." - John Oliver

"It's boring to be like everybody." - Eva Green

"I lead such a boring life." - Debbie Reynolds

"Some cities are really boring and straight." - Johnny Marr

"Someone's boring me. I think it's me." - Dylan Thomas

"The Christian life is anything but boring." - Johnny Hunt

"Billy Graham is a boring, racist charlatan." - Christopher Hitchens

"I have a fear of being boring." - Christian Bale

"We don't want to watch boring characters." - Megalyn Echikunwoke

"Lots of opera singers are just boring." - Anna Netrebko

"Death. It doesn't have to be boring." - Mary Roach



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