Quotation Explorer - 'Boredom'

People fear nothing as much as boredom and they will do unimaginable things to make it go away. - Amit Kalantri
Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away. - Walter Benjamin
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character. - James Bridie
Boredom is a great catalyst. - Marty Rubin
Those who are too arrogant to say thank you find boredom in life. They are often depressed, unhappy and lived an empty life. - Sesan Kareem
Beware of speaking too much, for it increases mistakes and engenders boredom. - Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Dorothy Parker
Some rainy winter Sundays when there's a little boredom, you should always carry a gun. Not to shoot yourself, but to know exactly that you're always making a choice.
War is sometimes described as long periods of boredom punctuated by short moments of excitement. History is often similar, if rather safer. - John H. Arnold
Boredom slays more of existence than war. - Norman Mailer
A child of my own! Oh, no, no, no! Let my flesh perish with me, and let me not transmit to anyone the boredom and ignominiousness of life. - Gustave Flaubert
In the U.S. you have to be a deviant or exist in extreme boredom... Make no mistake, all intellectuals are deviants in the U.S. - William S. Burroughs
Restlessness is usually a sign of changes needing to be made, boredom, or loss of significance. - April Mae Monterrosa
Novels are forged in passion, demand fidelity and commitment, often drive you to boredom or rage, sleep with you at night. - David Leavitt
Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying? - John Berger
Enjoyment appears at the boundary between boredom and anxiety, when the challenges are just balanced with the person's capacity to act. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Fear of boredom is the most scathing self-criticism. - Marty Rubin
One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom. - Muriel Spark
I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom. - Heinrich Heine
Boredom is a finicky creature, never around when you need it, and always popping up when you want it the least.
The dreams we had of finding meaning and fulfillment through our jobs have faded into the reality of professional politics, burnout, boredom and intense competition. - Vicki Robin
Man needs air, man needs water, man needs food and man needs adventure also! Adventure is a medicine for the infinite boredom. - Mehmet Murat ildan
In small towns, news travels at the speed of boredom. - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Audacious ribald: your laughter will finish in hideous boredom before morning. - George Bernard Shaw
In would rather die of passion than of boredom. - Vincent Van Gogh
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. - Saul Steinberg
The Postmodernists' tyranny wears people down by boredom and semi-literate prose. - Christopher Hitchens
Boredom is a lack of crazy. Its a lack of creativity. Invention. Innovation. If you're bored, blame yourself. - Katelyn S. Bolds
I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness. The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Maybe that’s sadistic of me. - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Boredom is the fear of self. - Marie Joséphine de Suin
One wonders what would happen in a society where there were no rules to break. Doubtlessly everyone would quickly die of boredom. - Susan Howatch
La peur de l'ennui est la seule excuse du travail. - Boredom is the only excuse for work. - Jules Renard
Of course we can keep this going, in principle, forever. In practice we will keel over from exhaustion, boredom, or death.
Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism. - William Phillips
Books - the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity - George Steiner
As I inched sluggishly along the treadmill of the Maycomb County School system, I could not help receiving the impression that I was being cheated out of something. Out of what I knew not, yet I did not believe that twelve years of unrelieved boredom was exactly what the state had in mind for me. - Harper Lee
It's hard to focus on loud mod to read something like the TV is playing something like Advertising and other boredom stuff and stupid and you are reading an article about topics which are difficult one. - Deyth Banger
our triumphant age of plenty is riddled with darker feelings of doubt, cynicism, distrust, boredom and a strange kind of emptiness - Samuel Johnson
Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need. - Voltaire
I think boredom is the beginning of every authentic act. (...) Boredom opens up the space, for new engagements. Without boredom, no creativity. If you are not bored, you just stupidly enjoy the situation in which you are. - Slavoj Žižek
Work is the law of life, and to reject it as boredom is to submit to it as torment. - Victor Hugo
Madness is too glamorous a term to convey what happens to most people who are losing their minds. That word is too exciting,too literary, too interesting in its connotations, to convey the boredom, the slowness, the dreariness, the dampness of depression. - Elizabeth Wurtzel
The modern man is usually in a hurry to get to a destination from which he will sooner or later suffer from and at times complain about boredom. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
He wondered why he wasn't as in love with her as he was with...Hector had only shared enjoyment with (her)...he shared everything, enjoyment and sorrow...but for some time now they'd shared too much frustration, boredom and fatigue. - François Lelord
I think I was very often bored as a child, but boredom is not what I knew it as—what I knew was that I worried a lot - David Foster Wallace
A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework - an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life. - Betty Friedan
Lying is not a sin, since there has never been a law-maker or philosopher who could determine what truth is. I lie for the fun of it. I lie for the fear of the gravity of life. I lie out of boredom. How can anyone who has more fantasy than the Catholic evening paper get by without lying? - Iwan Goll
I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse. - Isaac Asimov
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