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Letter "T" » tiresome
«Sometimes only a change of viewpoint is needed to convert a tiresome duty into an interesting opportunity.»
«Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.»
Author: Arthur Helps
, self confidence
«[T]here is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.»
«Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.»
«Ask a wise man to dinner and he'll upset everyone by his gloomy silence or tiresome questions. Invite him to a dance and you'll have a camel prancing about. Haul him off to a public entertainment and his face will be enough to spoil the people's entertainment.»
Author: Desiderius Erasmus
, haul up
«ROAD, n. A strip of land along which one may pass from where it is too tiresome to be to where it is futile to go.All roads, howsoe'er they diverge, lead to Rome, Whence, thank the good Lord, at least one leads back home. --Borey the Bald»
«There are certain artists who have taken it upon themselves to save the world, and I find that gets tiresome. I think the artist's first obligation is to the art, not to the issues . . . I think if I have something to say the best way to do that is just to tell a damn good story.»
«As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.»
«I find it pretty tiresome personally, and I feel sorry that my friends should think they're being very busy when they're really doing absolutely nothing. Of course, I know your idea of me: you think I'm just a poor unfortunate, and I shouldn't wonder if your right. But then I don't THINK that you're unfortunate - I know you are.»
«Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.»