In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
— George Eliot

As with most liberal sexual ideas, what makes the world a better place for men invariably makes it a duller and more dangerous place for women.
— Julie Burchill

It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless; and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London.
— Thomas De Quincey

We were so wholly one I had not thought That we could die apart. I had not thought That I could move,—and you be stiff and still! That I could speak,—and you perforce be dumb! I think our heart-strings were, like warp and woof In some firm fabric, woven in and out; Your golden filaments in fair design Across my duller fibre.
— Edna St. Vincent Millay

The world would be a duller place without Moulin Rouge.
— Jim Broadbent