Selected Quotes about Boredom

The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you. -- Nancy Astor

In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice. -- Richard Bach

Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face. -- Jean Baudrillard

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore. -- Sir Cecil Beaton

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore. -- Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton

Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying? -- John Berger

Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying? -- John Berger

Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen. -- Ambrose Bierce

What's wrong with being a boring kind of guy? -- George Bush

Living, just by itself --what a dirge that is! Life is a classroom and Boredom's the usher, there all the time to spy on you... -- Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible. -- Frank Moore Colby

Every hero becomes a bore at last. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

[S]he refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring. -- Zelda Fitzgerald

Boredom is not an end product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You've got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

No society ever seems to have succumbed to boredom. Man has developed an obvious capacity for surviving the pompous reiteration of the commonplace. -- John Kenneth Galbraith

A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company. -- Gian Vincenzo Gravina

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom. -- Heinrich Heine

When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored. -- Eric Hoffer

If you're bored with life -- you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things -- you don't have enough goals. -- Lou Holtz

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. -- Aldous Huxley

Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings. -- Soren Kierkegaard

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault. -- Henry Kissinger

Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about. -- Louis Kronenberger

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. -- H. L. Mencken

Boredom comes from a boring mind. -- Metallica

Cherish forever what makes you unique, cuz you're really a yawn if it goes. -- Bette Midler

Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. -- A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. -- Dorothy Parker

They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm. -- Dorothy Parker

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. -- Ellen Parr

Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored. -- George Saunders

Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man. -- William Shakespeare

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other. -- Susan Sontag

The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. -- Saul Steinberg

A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you. -- Bert Leston Taylor

A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you. -- Bert Leston Taylor

Someone's boring me. I think it's me. -- Dylan Thomas

Boredom: the desire for desires. -- Leo Tolstoy

Boredom: the desire for desires. -- Leo Tolstoy

A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience. -- John Updike

All kinds are good except the kind that bores you. -- Voltaire

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. -- Voltaire

Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face. -- Charlotte Whitton

Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. -- Virginia Woolf

Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination. -- Lin Yutang

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