Boredom Quotes

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

H. L. Mencken

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


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

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

Soren Kierkegaard

Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.

Charles Baudelaire

The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way.

Wayne Dyer

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

Dorothy Parker

Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.

Virginia Woolf

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

Thomas Szasz

Boredom is an emptiness filled with insistence.

Leo Stein

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

Erich Fromm

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

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

Earl Nightingale

The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom

Arthur Schopenhauer

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.

Samuel Butler
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