Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.
Authors have established it as a kind of rule, that a man ought to be dull sometimes; as the most severe reader makes allowances for many rests and nodding-places in a voluminous writer.
There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor.
What can he mean by coming among us? He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others.
What a comfort a dull but kindly person is, to be sure, at times! A ground-glass shade over a gas-lamp does not bring more solace to our dazzled eyes than such a one to our minds.
Sir, he was dull in company, dull in his closet, dull everywhere. He was dull in a new way, and that made many people think him great.
It is to be noted that when any part of this paper appears dull there is a design in it.