The writing career is not a romantic one. The writer's life may be colorful, but his work itself is rather drab.
— Mary Roberts Rinehart

Drab Habitation of Whom? Tabernacle or Tomb -- or Dome of Worm -- or Porch of Gnome -- or some Elf's Catacomb?
Emily Dickinson drabness quote

Many audiences all over the world will answer positively from their own experience that they have seen the face of the invisible through an experience on the stage that transcended their experience in life. They will maintain that Oedipus or Berenice or Hamlet or The Three Sisters performed with beauty and with love fires the spirit and gives them a reminder that daily drabness is not necessarily all.
— Peter (Stephen Paul) Brook

Don't be drab.
— Thomas Leonard

You see, I don't belive that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence, that has been the main reason for our policy of employing wild animals as librarians.
— drabness quotation by Graham Chapman