Hell is more like boredom, or not having enough to do, and too much time to contemplate one's deficiencies.
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
The average man gets his living by such depressing devices that boredom becomes a sort of natural state to him.
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.
Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face.
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
Want and boredom are indeed the twin poles of human life.
Boredom is the keynote of poverty -- of all its indignities, it is perhaps the hardest of all to live with -- for where there is no money there is no change of any kind.
Boredom is what you fight. Constant, ever-present boredom. So you learn to look forward to small things. Sunlight glimpsed through a cloud, an extra piece of pie or candy, good thread to sew your blouse, a ribbon to wear in your hair.
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.
Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom.
Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom
Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination.
One must chose in life between boredom and suffering
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:
Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.
Boredom is an emptiness filled with insistence.
Boredom is the deadliest poison.
Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.
Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?
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.
No agony, no ecstacy, no pleasure and no pain
so exquisitely uninteresting you drive your wife insane
The TV is your oracle, the newspapers your guide
and your shiny little vehicle is your passion and your pride
You've done the same things every day for nigh on forty years
and in your ludicrous routines you hide your worthless fears
On the blandest boat in Boredom you are captain of the crew
and every time I eat vegetables it makes me think of you.