The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull.
A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius, but his greatest danger isalwaysthat hewill not recognize when he is dull.
He has all the qualities that go to the making of a leader of the Conservative Party. He is not stupid, but he is very dull. He is not eloquent, but he talks well. He is not honest, politically, but he is most evangelical.He has a Beckett little money, but not much. He always conforms to the party policy.
I have the satiric temperament: when I am laughing at anyone I am generally rather amusing, but when I am praising anyone, I am always deadly dull.
I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
What a dull, insipid thing is a billet-doux written in cold blood, after the heat of the business is over!
Dull. To make dictionaries is dull work.
But you are dull, nothing comes nimbly from you; you dance like a plumber's daughter and deserve two thousand pound in lead to your marriage, and not in goldsmith's ware.
The age is dull and mean. Men creep, Not walk.
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