Boredom Quotes

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

Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.


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

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need


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

Boredom is nothing but the experience of a paralysis of our productive powers.

Erich Fromm

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.

Thomas Szasz

Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.

Virginia Woolf

Boredom: the desire for desires.

Leo Tolstoy

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