Boredom Quotes

Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face.

Charlotte Whitton

Boredom: the desire for desires.

Leo Tolstoy

Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.

Bertrand Russell

Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.

Walter Benjamin

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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