Boredom Quotes

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.

Manly Hall

Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?

Emil Cioran

Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment.

Cyril Connolly

BOREDOM with established truths is a great enemy of free men.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

Boredom helps one to make decisions.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

It seems to me that all of the evil in life comes from idleness, boredom, and psychic emptiness, but all of that is inevitable when you become accustomed to living at others expense.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.

Thomas Carlyle

Hell is more like boredom, or not having enough to do, and too much time to contemplate one's deficiencies.

Dorothy Gilman

Topographically the country is magnificent -- and terrifying. Why terrifying? Because nowhere else in the world is the divorce between man and nature so complete. Nowhere have I encountered such a dull, monotonous fabric of life as here in America. Here boredom reaches its peak.

Henry Miller

Over-excitement and boredom are states of mind which I equally shun.

E. V. Knox

Economics is a subject profoundly conducive to cliche, resonant with boredom. On few topics is an American audience so practiced in turning off its ears and minds. And none can say that the response is ill advised.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.

James Galway

We know what boredom is: it is a dull Impatience or a fierce velleity, A champing wish, stalled by our lassitude, To make or do. In the strict sense, of course, We invent nothing, merely bearing witness To what each morning brings again to light:

Richard Wilbur

One must chose in life between boredom and suffering

Madame de Stael

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Earl Nightingale

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.

Soren Kierkegaard

It seems that boredom is one of the greatest discoveries of our time. If so, there's no question but that he must be considered a pioneer.

Luchino Visconti

The most terrible thing about materialism, even more terrible than its proneness to violence, is its boredom, from which sex, alcohol, drugs, all devices for putting out the accusing light of reason and suppressing the unrealizable aspirations of love, offer a prospect of deliverance.

Malcolm Muggeridge

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.

R. I. Fitzhenry

Dr Slade went in to lunch in a state of desperate boredom tempered with resentment; it had shaken him a little to see how bad luck could be prolonged to such unlikely lengths.

Paul Bowles

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

Jean Baudrillard

Boredom is rage spread thin

Paul Tillich

You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea

Earl Nightingale

I am convinced that boredom is one of the greatest tortures. If I were to imagine Hell, it would be the place where you were continually bored.

Erich Fromm

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