„Never do anything that bores you.“
Succeeding in Science: Some Rules of Thumb (1993)
Contexto: Never do anything that bores you. My experience in science is that someone is always telling to do something that leaves you flat. Bad idea. I'm not good enough to do something I dislike. In fact, I find it hard enough to do something that I like. … Constantly exposing your ideas to informed criticism is very important, and I would venture to say that one reason both of our chief competitors failed to reach the Double Helix before us was that each was effectively very isolated.
— Aidan Chambers British children's writer 1934
Fonte: This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
— Samuel R. Delany, livro Nova
Fonte: Nova (1968), Chapter 3 (p. 36)
„I'm getting as bored with dying as with everything else, he thought.
'It's a bore,' he said out loud.
'What is, my dear?'
'Anything you do too bloody long.“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
Fonte: The Complete Short Stories
— Agatha Christie, livro The Labours of Hercules
Fonte: The Labours of Hercules
— James Morrison English singer-songwriter and guitarist 1984
Song lyrics, Undiscovered (James Morrison album) (2006)
— Mohammad Hidayatullah 11th Chief Justice of India 1905 - 1992
When a colleague in the court had sent him disparaging remarks on the sides and as a foot note on his draft of a judgement with the comment “Please do not read the marginal comments. They are not for your eyes."
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
As quoted in "In conversation with Kate Bush" by Elio Iannacci in MacLeans (28 November 2016) https://www.macleans.ca/culture/arts/in-conversation-with-kate-bush/
Contexto: As an artist, you’re never happy with anything you do. It’s part of the process. You’re never really happy. I’m certainly not. That’s a good thing. It means you’re always striving to do better. You hope the next piece will be better.
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
Fonte: My Story
— Jacqueline Susann, livro Valley of the Dolls
Fonte: Valley of the Dolls
„I've always wanted to be part of the royal family because there are great advantages to being royal. If you're royal, whatever you do is very interesting. Whatever you do, people are very interested in it. Even if you do something very boring, people are still interested in it. If a royal person does something extremely boring, people say, "Oh, isn't it interesting that he's doing something extremely boring." If I do something extremely boring, people say, "Oh how extremely boring"“
— Peter Cook British architect 1937 - 1995
its not so good.
E. L. Wisty
— Jim Butcher, livro White Night
Fonte: White Night
— Stella Adler American actress and teaching coach 1901 - 1992
Obituary in New York Times
„Anybody who says these people are "free" is lying or stupid. You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid and monotonous.“
— Bob Black, livro The Abolition of Work
The Abolition of Work (1985)
Contexto: The demeaning system of domination I've described rules over half the waking hours of a majority of women and the vast majority of men for decades, for most of their lifespans. For certain purposes it's not too misleading to call our system democracy or capitalism or — better still — industrialism, but its real names are factory fascism and office oligarchy. Anybody who says these people are "free" is lying or stupid. You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid and monotonous. Work is a much better explanation for the creeping cretinization all around us than even such significant moronizing mechanisms as television and education. People who are regimented all their lives, handed off to work from school and bracketed by the family in the beginning and the nursing home at the end, are habituated to heirarchy and psychologically enslaved. Their aptitude for autonomy is so atrophied that their fear of freedom is among their few rationally grounded phobias. Their obedience training at work carries over into the families they start, thus reproducing the system in more ways than one, and into politics, culture and everything else. Once you drain the vitality from people at work, they'll likely submit to heirarchy and expertise in everything. They're used to it.