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Dull Witted quotes by Mortimer J. Adler
#1. As Thomas Hobbes said, If I read as many books as most men do, I would be as dull-witted as they are. #Quote by Mortimer J. Adler
Dull Witted quotes by Steven Erikson
#2. History comforts the dull-witted,"" the young Malazan said.
Beneth barked a laugh as he reached the gate. "And whose words are those, Pella? Not yours."
The guard's brows rose, then shrugged. "I forget you're Korelri sometimes, Beneth. Those words? Emperor Kellanved. #Quote by Steven Erikson
Dull Witted quotes by Sarah MacLean
#3. Viscount St. John? He's got the intelligence of a goat. If this is an indication of the kind of suitors I've got simpering after me, it speaks to a significant problem with my perceived quality." "Alexandra, there are some forty bouquets in this room alone, and I've had several posies sent to the upstairs parlor because of space constraints here. I feel confident that there are several notes from gentlemen who are not dull-witted. #Quote by Sarah MacLean
Dull Witted quotes by Franz Kafka
#4. Enlightenment comes to the most dull-witted. It begins around the eyes. From there it radiates. #Quote by Franz Kafka
Dull Witted quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#5. Natural death is independent of all reason and is really an irrational death, in which the pitiable substance of the shell determines how long the kernel is to exist or not; in which, accordingly, the stunted, diseased and dull witted jailer is lord, and indicates the moment at which his distinguished prisoner shall die. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Dull Witted quotes by Desiderius Erasmus
#6. Christians would show sense if they dispatched these argumentative Scotists and pigheaded Ockhamists and undefeated Albertists along with the whole regiment of Sophists to fight the Turks and Saracens instead of sending those armies of dull-witted soldiers with whom they've long been carrying on war with no result. #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
Dull Witted quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#7. I was also afraid to the point of illness of being ridiculous, and therefore slavishly worshipped routine in everything to do with externals; I loved falling into the common rut, and feared any eccentricity in myself with all my soul. But how could I hold out? I was morbidly developed, as a man of our time ought to be developed. And they were all dull-witted and as like one another as a flock of sheep. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dull Witted quotes by Hannah Howell
#8. Few men are true masters over their women. In truth, I would eye with suspicion any woman who acts as if that is the truth. Either she lies, or she is so dull-witted or weak-spirited that she will make you a tedious wife. #Quote by Hannah Howell
Dull Witted quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#9. The public declaration and confession of Orthodoxy is usually encountered among dull-witted, cruel and immoral people who tend to consider themselves very important. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Dull Witted quotes by Orhan Pamuk
#10. A letter doesn't communicate by words alone. A letter, just like a book, can be read by smelling it, touching it and fondling it. Thereby, intelligent folk will say, 'Go on then, read what the letter tells you!' whereas the dull-witted will say, 'Go on then, read what he's written! #Quote by Orhan Pamuk
Dull Witted quotes by Carl Friedrich Von Rumohr
#11. Dull witted brooding people love to stuff themselves with quantities of heavy food, just like animals for fattening. Bubbly intellectual people love foods which stimulate the taste buds without overloading the belly. Profound, meditative people prefer neutral foods which do not have an assertive flavor and are not difficult to digest, and therefore do not demand too much attention. #Quote by Carl Friedrich Von Rumohr
Dull Witted quotes by Sabrina Jeffries
#12. Anyone can tell that Freddy is no thief."
"She's right about that," the dull-witted Freddy put in helpfully. "I've got two left feet-can't go anywhere without running into something. That's probably why they caught me."
"Ah, but in cases like this, the fools generally prevail. Those fellows out there don't care about the truth. They just want your cousin's blood."
Panic showed in her face. "You mustn't let them have it!"
He stifled a smile. "I could put in a good word for him, soothe their tempers and get you two out of this with your necks attached. If…"
She instantly stiffened. "If what?"
"If you accept my proposition."
A fetching blush spread over her pretty cheeks. "I shan't give up my virtue, even to save my neck."
"Did I say anything about giving up your virtue?"
She blinked. "Well…no. But given the kind of man you are-"
"And what kind is that?" This should be amusing.
"You know." She tipped up her chin. "The kind who spends his time in brothels. I've heard all about you English lords and your debauchery."
"I don't want your virtue, my dear." He flicked his glance down her delectable body and suppressed a sigh. "Not that I don't find the idea tempting, but right now I have more urgent concerns."
And no man of rank was fool enough to seduce a virgin-that was the surest way to end up leg-shackled to a schemer. Besides, he preferred experienced women. They knew how to pleasure a man without plaguing him about #Quote by Sabrina Jeffries
Dull Witted quotes by Laurence Sterne
#13. Do you understand the theory of that affair? replied my father.
Not I, quoth my uncle.
- But you have some ideas, said my father, of what you talk about.
No more than my horse, replied my uncle Toby. #Quote by Laurence Sterne
Dull Witted quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#14. Have you noticed how few men in the peerage are young and nice-looking?" Lillian asked wryly. "Most of them are dull-witted, ancient, or possess the kind of face that should have a hook in its mouth. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Dull Witted quotes by Shannon Hale
#15. How inconvenient clever women must be to men like Mr. Mallery. If only she'd been frivolous, light-minded, vapid even. Generally speaking, when a man is a murderer and a woman uncovers the unmistakable clue pointing to him, it would be so much easier if that woman were dull-witted. A clever woman can get herself killed. #Quote by Shannon Hale
Dull Witted quotes by Cassandra Clare
#16. I'm trying to figure out how someone could live in a brothel for a month and not notice. You must be terribly dull-witted."
Tessa glared.
"If it helps at all, it seemed to be quite a high-class establishment. Nicely furnished, fairly clean ... "
"Sounds as if you've visited your fair share of brothels," Tessa said, sourly. "Making a study of them?"
"More of a hobby," said Will, and smiled like a bad angel. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Dull Witted quotes by Glen Wilson
#17. Talk with a comfortable tempo - too fast sounds nervous and you might lose the audience, too slow can come across as dull-witted. #Quote by Glen Wilson
Dull Witted quotes by Franz Mehring
#18. Hegel did not deceive himself about the revolutionary character of his dialectic, and was even afraid that his Philosophy of Right would be banned. Nor was the Prussian state entirely easy in its mind for all its idealization. Proudly leaning on its police truncheon, it did not want to have its reality justified merely by its reason. Even the dull-witted King saw the serpent lurking beneath the rose: when a distant rumor of his state philosopher's teachings reached him he asked suspiciously: but what if I don't dot the I's or cross the T's? The Prussian bureaucracy meanwhile was grateful for the laurel wreath that had been so generously plaited for it, especially since the strict Hegelians clarified their master's obscure words for the understanding of the common subjects, and one of them wrote a history of Prussian law and the Prussian state, where the Prussian state was proved to be a gigantic harp strung in God's garden to lead the universal anthem. Despite its sinister secrets Hegel's philosophy was declared to be the Prussian state philosophy, surely one of the wittiest ironies of world history. Hegel had brought together the rich culture of German Idealism in one mighty system, he had led all the springs and streams of our classical age into one bed, where they now froze in the icy air of reaction. but the rash fools who imagined they were safely hidden behind this mass of ice, who presumptuously rejoiced who bold attackers fell from its steep and slippery slopes, littl #Quote by Franz Mehring
Dull Witted quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#19. And Anatole, with the partiality dull-witted people have for any conclusion they have reached by their own reasoning, repeated the argument he had already put to Dolokhov a hundred times. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Dull Witted quotes by Michele Sinclair
#20. Just what we need.A dull-witted lord," Constance mused. "At least he doesn't seem menacing anymore."
Just wait,old woman, and you will learn just how menacing this dull-witted lord can be, Ranulf promised. #Quote by Michele Sinclair
Dull Witted quotes by Mao Zedong
#21. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy. #Quote by Mao Zedong
Dull Witted quotes by Helen Keller
#22. No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right. #Quote by Helen Keller
Dull Witted quotes by Steven Pasquale
#23. Theres a fine line between playing a dim-witted character and playing a cartoon. #Quote by Steven Pasquale
Dull Witted quotes by Sakoon Singh
#24. And even though body has entwined with body, vows have been whispered into the lover's ears in the throws of unimaginable passion, there's a pang still. One has not felt understood by the lover. And that is a different quality of loneliness. A constant dull hammering. Like static hum. Dissonance. Ultimately it translates into a plain inability to see the other's view. We shout betrayal. We shift blame. We feel inadequate. When it is plain inability. So their intimacy has a narrow gap running across, like a rift between two continents and it's only when you examine it from above, do you really see it. You realize that the gap could be the breadth of a hairline but it is deep. It's darkness stretches all the way down into a free falling abyss. #Quote by Sakoon Singh
Dull Witted quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#25. Looking desultorily about, his attention had been drawn by a dull glimmering on one of the tables; and he had extricated the queer orblike stone from its shadowy, crowded position between an ugly little Aztec idol, the fossil egg of a dinornis, and an obscene fetish of black wood from the Niger. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Dull Witted quotes by Samuel Johnson
#26. He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dulness in others. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Dull Witted quotes by C.S. Lewis
#27. They had expected to see the grey, heathery slope of the moor going up and up to join the dull autumn sky. Instead, a blaze of sunshine met them. It poured through the doorway as the light of a June day pours into a garage when you open the door. It made the drops of water on the grass glitter like beads and showed up the dirtiness of Jill's tear-stained face. And the sunlight was coming from what certainly did look like a different world- what they could see it. They saw smooth turf, smoother and brighter than Jill had ever seen before, and blue sky and, darting to and fro, things so bright that they might have been jewels or huge butterflies. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Dull Witted quotes by Lois Wyse
#28. Most meetings are too long, too dull, too unproductive - and too much a part of corporate life to be abandoned. #Quote by Lois Wyse
Dull Witted quotes by Octavia Butler
#29. The only black people you found were occasional characters or characters who were so feeble-witted that they couldn't manage anything, anyway. I wrote myself in, since I'm me and I'm here and I'm writing. #Quote by Octavia Butler
Dull Witted quotes by Jim Butcher
#30. All hospital emergency rooms have the same feel to them. They're all decorated in the same dull, muted tones and softened edges, which are meant to be comforting and aren't. They all have the same smell too: one part tangy antiseptics, one part cool dispassion, one part anxiety, and one part naked fear. They #Quote by Jim Butcher
Dull Witted quotes by Oliver Goldsmith
#31. And as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledg'd offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reprov'd each dull delay, Allur'd to brighter worlds, and led the way. #Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Dull Witted quotes by Ninette De Valois
#32. Somebody must always be doing something new, or life would get very dull. #Quote by Ninette De Valois
Dull Witted quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#33. Des Grieux was like all Frenchmen, that is, cheerful and amiable when it was necessary and profitable, and insufferably dull when the necessity to be cheerful and amiable ceased. A Frenchman is rarely amiable by nature; he is always amiable as if on command, out of calculation. If, for instance, he sees the necessity of being fantastic, original, out of the ordinary, then his fantasy, being most stupid and unnatural, assembles itself out of a priori accepted and long-trivialized forms. The natural Frenchman consists of a most philistine, petty, ordinary positiveness
in short, the dullest being in the world. In my opinion, only novices, and Russian young ladies in particular, are attracted to Frenchmen. Any decent being will at once notice and refuse to put up with this conventionalism of the pre-established forms of salon amiability, casualness, and gaiety. #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Dull Witted quotes by Laura Ruby
#34. What?"
Finn remembered sitting at the kitchen table with Sean, both of them trying to say the world "table" in Polish. Roza had said, "You have tongue like cow!" and laughed and laughed.
"What?" Sean said again.
He had tongue like cow, he had mind like cow. Dull, wordless. #Quote by Laura Ruby
Dull Witted quotes by Steven Morrissey
#35. It's the refuge for the mentally deficient. It's made by dull people for dull people. #Quote by Steven Morrissey
Dull Witted quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#36. Do you not see - talking up this plea of Sattva, the country has been slowly and slowly drowned in the ocean of Tamas or dark ignorance? Where the most dull want to hide their stupidity by covering it with a false desire for the highest knowledge which is beyond all activities, either physical or mental; where one, born and bred in lifelong laziness, wants to throw the veil of renunciation over his own unfitness for work; where the most diabolical try to make their cruelty appear, under the cloak of austerity, as a part of religion; where no one has an eye upon his own incapacity, but everyone is ready to lay the whole blame on others; where knowledge consists only in getting some books by heart, genius consists in chewing the cud of others' thoughts, and the highest glory consists in taking the name of ancestors: do we require any other proof to show that that country is being day by day drowned in utter Tamas? #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Dull Witted quotes by Julia Sawalha
#37. It's very hard to dramatise something factual and not make it look overdone, but also not to make it look so under-dramatised that it's dull. #Quote by Julia Sawalha
Dull Witted quotes by LL Cool J
#38. You've got to stay focused without being boring - because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Skinny, but dull. #Quote by LL Cool J
Dull Witted quotes by W. Somerset Maugham
#39. Thank god I'm free from all that now", he thought. And yet even as he said it he was not quit sure whether he spoke sincerely. When he was under the influence of passion he had felt a singualr vigour, and his mind has worked with unwonted force. He was more alive, there was an excitement of sheer being, an eager vehemence of soul, which made life now a little dull. #Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
Dull Witted quotes by Anne Lamott
#40. So what are we supposed to do again, when we hate everything?
You stop pretending life is such fun or makes sense. It's often messy and cruel and dull, and we do the best we can. It's unfair, and jerks seem to win. But you fall in love with a few people. Like I love you, Elizabeth. You're the angel God sent me. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Dull Witted quotes by John Updike
#41. I'm a dull person. #Quote by John Updike
Dull Witted quotes by Hermann Hesse
#42. He who is capable of really reading a writer will have his every question answered by the works themselves. For example, Kafka depicts the dreams & visions of his lonely, difficult life and it is these dreams & visions alone that should preoccupy us & not the interpretations that sharp-witted critics can give these writings. Their interpreting is an intellectual sport, one that is good for clever people who can read & write books on African sculpture or 12-tone music but who never get to the heart of works of art because they stand at the gate fumbling with their 100 keys, blind to the fact that the gate is not really locked. #Quote by Hermann Hesse
Dull Witted quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#43. Any extreme political creed brought only darkness in the long run; it lit up nothing. The best politics were those of caution, tolerance and moderation, Angus maintained, but such politics were, alas, also very dull, and certainly moved nobody to poetry. #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Dull Witted quotes by Leo Rosten
#44. The fellow who laughs last may laugh best, but he gets the reputation of being very slow-witted. #Quote by Leo Rosten
Dull Witted quotes by Thubten Yeshe
#45. It is a simple truth that if we identify ourselves as being fundamentally pure, strong, and capable we will actually develop these qualities, but if we continue to think of ourselves as dull and foolish, that is what we will become. #Quote by Thubten Yeshe
Dull Witted quotes by Anne Carson
#46. Fr. 2
All We as Leaves
He (following Homer) compares man's life with the leaves.
All we as leaves in the shock of it:
one dull gold bounce and you're there.
You see the sun? - I built that.
As a lad. The Fates lashing their tails in a corner.
But (let me think) wasn't it a hotel in Chicago where I had the first of those - my body walking out of the room
bent on some deadly errand
and me up on the ceiling just sort of fading out-
brainsex paintings I used to call them?
In the days when I (so to speak) painted.
that oddly wonderful chocolate we got in East
(as it was then) Berlin? #Quote by Anne Carson
Dull Witted quotes by Haruki Murakami
#47. In the pale evening gloom, when the soft fragrance of magnolias hung in the air, my heart would swell without warning, and tremble, and lurch with a stab of pain. I would try clamping my eyes shut and gritting my teeth, and wait for it to pass. And it would pass
but slowly, taking its own time, and leaving a dull ache in its path. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Dull Witted quotes by J.A. Baker
#48. The hardest thing of all to see is what is really there. Books about birds show pictures of the peregrine, and the text is full of information. Large and isolated in the gleaming whiteness of the page, the hawk stares back at you, bold, statuesque, brightly coloured. But when you have shut the book, you will never see that bird again. Compared with the close and static image, the reality will seem dull and disappointing. The living bird will never be so large, so shiny-bright. It will be deep in landscape, and always sinking farther back, always at the point of being lost. Pictures are waxworks beside the passionate mobility of the living bird. #Quote by J.A. Baker
Dull Witted quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#49. That's Australia. She's not dim-witted, she just has trouble remembering to be smart. #Quote by Brandon Sanderson
Dull Witted quotes by John McNee
#50. Growing up, imagination gave way to cynicism. Ignorance was traded in for world weariness. Fears remained, but they were the dull, suburban fears of illness, destitution, and death. The visceral terror of the unknown- of unseen things lurking under the bed or creeping out of the cupboard- became a fuzzy memory. #Quote by John McNee
Dull Witted quotes by Dallin H. Oaks
#51. My first example concerns Satan's efforts to corrupt a person who has an unusual commitment to one particular doctrine or commandment of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This could be an unusual talent for family history work, an extraordinary commitment to constitutional government, a special gift in the acquisition of knowledge, or any other special talent or commitment.

In a memorable message given at the 1971 October conference, Elder Boyd K. Packer likened the fulness of the gospel to a piano keyboard. He reminded us that a person could be "attracted by a single key," such as a doctrine they want to hear "played over and over again." He explained:

Some members of the Church who should know better pick out a hobby key or two and tap them incessantly, to the irritation of those around them. They can dull their own spiritual sensitivities. They lose track that there is a fulness of the gospel, . . . [which they reject] in preference to a favorite note. This becomes exaggerated and distorted, leading them away into apostasy. [Boyd K. Packer, Teach Ye Diligently (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1975), p. 44]

We could say of such persons, as the Lord said of the members of the Shaker sect in a revelation given in 1831, "Behold, I say unto you, that they desire to know the truth in part, but not all" (D&C 49:2). And so, I say, beware of a hobby key. If you tap one key to the exclusion or serious detriment of the full harmony of the gospel keyboard, S #Quote by Dallin H. Oaks
Dull Witted quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#52. The good were worthy of note because they battled and that battle was a great story, whereas the evil were evil because of moral laziness, or weakness, and that was ultimately a dull and uninteresting affair. #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Dull Witted quotes by Andrew Solomon
#53. It is not pleasant to experience decay, to find yourself exposed to the ravages of an almost daily rain, and to know that you are turning into something feeble, that more and more of you will blow off with the first strong wind, making you less and less. Some people accumulate more emotional rust than others. Depression starts out insipid, fogs the days into a dull color, weakens ordinary actions until their clear shapes are obscured by the effort they require, leaves you tired and bored and self-obsessed- but you can get through all that. No happily, perhaps, but you can get through. No one has ever been able to define the collapse point that marks major depression, but when you get there, there's not much mistaking it. #Quote by Andrew Solomon
Dull Witted quotes by Terry Pratchett
The blue glow was bottmless. It seemed to be sucking her own thoughts out of her mind.
'No,' whispered Susan, 'no, I've never thought like that.'
Death stood up abruptly and turned away. YOU MAY FIND OUT THAT IT HELPS, he said. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Dull Witted quotes by Timothy J. Keller
#55. He expects us to come to him for refuge from our grief, fear, and pain and not to dull those emotions with amusements and distractions that promise, but can never deliver, blessing. #Quote by Timothy J. Keller
Dull Witted quotes by Jeff Lindsay
#56. Happily for me, ninety-nine percent of all human life is spent simply repeating the same old actions, speaking the same tired clichés, moving like a zombie through the same steps of the dance we plodded through yesterday and the day before and the day before. It seems horribly dull and pointless-but it really makes a great deal of sense. After all, if you only have to follow the same path every day, you don't need to think at all. Considering how good humans are at any mental process more complicated than chewing, isn't that the best for everybody? #Quote by Jeff Lindsay
Dull Witted quotes by Wolfgang Baur
#57. Worldbuilding is dull. Worldbuilding literalises the urge to invent. Worldbuilding gives an unnecessary permission for acts of writing (indeed, for acts of reading). Worldbuilding numbs the reader's ability to fulfill their part of the bargain, because it believes that it has to do everything around here if anything is going to get done. "Above all, worldbuilding is not technically necessary. It is the great clomping foot of nerdism. It is the attempt to exhaustively survey a place that isn't there. A good writer would never try to do that, even with a place that is there. It isn't possible, and if it was the results wouldn't be readable: they would constitute not a book but the biggest library ever built, a hallowed place of dedication and lifelong study. This gives us a clue to the psychological type of the worldbuilder and the worldbuilder's victim, and makes us very afraid. #Quote by Wolfgang Baur
Dull Witted quotes by Jack Kerouac
#58. Whoo, Frisco nights, the end of the continent and the end of doubt, all dull doubt and tomfoolery, good-by #Quote by Jack Kerouac
Dull Witted quotes by Clifton Fadiman
#59. As for those who think they don't like to read, well, I know they're making a mistake, just as all of us do when we try to judge ourselves. Now is the time to give reading a chance, for if you don't get the habit when you're young you may never get it. And if you don't get it, you may grow up to be just as dull as most adults are. #Quote by Clifton Fadiman
Dull Witted quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#60. Major-General Sir Wilfred Bosher came to distribute the prizes at that school', proceeded Gussie in a dull, toneless voice.'He dropped a book. He stooped to pick it up. And, as he stooped, his trousers split up the back'.
'How we roared! #Quote by P.G. Wodehouse
Dull Witted quotes by Dave Hutchinson
#61. The Community was dull. It was nice and it was quiet, if you lived in the right places, and there was full employment and nobody was starving and everybody was happy. It was no wonder people wanted to leave. #Quote by Dave Hutchinson
Dull Witted quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#62. Repeat the truth so that the dull can grasp it! Repeat the truth with the speed of a woodpecker's beak making holes in tree trunks! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Dull Witted quotes by Lucretius
#63. Vineyards and shining harvests, pastures, arbors,
And all this our very utmost toil
Can hardly care for, we wear down our strength
Whether in oxen or in men, we dull
The edges of our ploughshares, and in return
Our fields turn mean and stingy, underfed,
And so today the farmer shakes his head,
More and more often sighing that his work,
The labour of his hands, has come to naught. #Quote by Lucretius

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