Boredom Quotes

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

Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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


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

Boredom is the deadliest poison.

William F. Buckley, JR.

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

Want and boredom are indeed the twin poles of human life.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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.

Moss Hart

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.

Valerie W. Wesley

Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom.

Ruth Gordon

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism

Wendell Phillips

Boredom is rage spread thin

Paul Tillich

Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom

Arthur Schopenhauer

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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Updated On : October 15, 2013
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