Classes will dull your mind, destroy the potential for authentic creativity.— John Forbes Nash
Blissful Dull Minds quotations
Drama is life with the dull bits left out.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. I believe in putting the horror in the minds of the audience, and not necessarily on the screen. The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
Let my lips avoid vain repetition as I lift my voice in praise, O Lord.
Distract me from my distractions, awaken me from the dullness of mind, and transform habit and routine into vibrant times of worship.
Baseball is dull only to dull minds.
We have strayed from the Immortal's ways And worship with a dull and senseless mind Idols, the workmanship of our own hands, And images and figures of dead men.
Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.
My once-keen analytical mind has become so dulled by endless hours of baking in the hot sun, thrashing about in tight chimneys, pulling at impossibly heavy loads, freezing my ass off.... so that now my mental state is comparable to that of a Peruvian Indian, well stoked on coca leaves.
My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
A goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
The calm man is not the man who is dull.
You must not mistake Sattva for dullness or laziness. The calm man is the one who has control over the mind waves. Activity is the manifestation of inferior strength, calmness, of the superior.
Baseball is a dull game only for those with dull minds.
This is Red Barber speaking. Let me say hello to you all.
You have to be as fully prepared for the dull game as you are for the great game, or else you won't be prepared for the great one.
It is the sign of a dull mind to dwell upon the cares of the body, to prolong exercise, eating and drinking, and other bodily functions. These things are best done by the way; all your attention must be given to the mind.
To the dull mind all nature is leaden.
To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.
The tendency is to blame boredom on the environment.
"This town is really dull" or "What a boring speaker." The particular town or speaker is never dull, it is you experiencing the boredom, and you can eliminate it by doing something else with your mind or energy at that moment.
History is, in its essence, exciting;
to present it as dull is, to my mind, stark and unforgivable misrepresentation.
It was a joy! Words weren't dull, words were things that could make your mind hum. If you read them and let yourself feel the magic, you could live without pain, with hope, no matter what happened to you.
The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
Sensuality not only debases both body and mind, but dulls the keen edge of pleasure.
It is only the dull, sleepy mind that creates and clings to habit.
A mind that is attentive from moment to moment - attentive to what it is saying, attentive to the movement of its hands, of its thoughts, of its feelings - will discover that the formation of further habits has come to an end.
Sedentary people are apt to have sluggish minds.
A sluggish mind is apt to be reflected in flabbiness of body and in a dullness of expression that invites no interest and gets none.
Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots.
One dull pencil is worth two sharp minds.
Being a fan of authentic Dada, I find today's art - what I call 'Bankers' Dada' - mind-numbingly dull. The most challenging work I've seen of late is by The British Art Resistance. Their document, 'A Call for Heroes in an Age of Cowards', is apt in these days of witless chancers.
You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind.
Your mind gets bored and therefore tired of doing nothing.
What we call doubt is often simply dullness of mind and spirit, not the absence of faith at all, but faith latent with the lives we are not quite living, God dormant in the world to which we are not quite giving our best selves.
Dull minds are never either intuitive or mathematical.
Recreation is intended to the mind as whetting is to the scythe, to sharpen the edge of it, which otherwise would grow dull and blunt,--as good no scythe as no edge.
Everything written with vitality expresses that vitality: there are no dull subjects, only dull minds.
Many people conceive of religion as something apart from everyday affairs of the world. They think of it in terms of ceremony or ritual or sermons and often it strikes them as being dull or not particularly interesting. Religion may be described in many ways. I like to think of it as a medicine, a healing medicine for the mind.
I have often started off on a walk in the state called mad-mad in the sense of sore-headed, or mad with tedium or confusion; I have set forth dull, null and even thoroughly discouraged. But I never came back in such a frame of mind, and I never met a human being whose humor was not the better for a walk.
What ails the truth is that it is mainly uncomfortable, and often dull.
The human mind seeks something more amusing, and more caressing.
The language itself is what gets me interested in writing.
It's weird to me that words exist. Never a dull moment with words. They're a layer between our minds and the physical reality around us, obviously, but the layer seems like it's always in flux, like an asteroid belt, constantly moving.