Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.
The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.
Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
Boredom is an emptiness filled with insistence.
Boredom is nothing but the experience of a paralysis of our productive powers.
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.
You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea
The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom
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.
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.
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: the desire for desires.
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 the deadliest poison.
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.
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