Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
Bert Leston Taylor
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
Frank Moore Colby
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.
Henry Kissinger (1923 - )
A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.