Boredom Quotes And Sayings


Boredom Quotes And Sayings

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

“One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom.”
– Muriel Spark

“The war between being and nothingness is the underlying illness of the twentieth century. Boredom slays more of existence than war.”
– Norman Mailer

“The boredom occasioned by too much restraint is always preferable to that produced by an uncontrolled enthusiasm for a pointless variety.”
– Osbert Lancaster

“Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.”
– Pappy Boyington

“We define boredom as the pain a person feels when he’s doing nothing or something irrelevant, instead of something he wants to do but won’t, can’t, or doesn’t dare. Boredom is acute when he knows the other thing and inhibits his action, e.g., out of politeness, embarrassment, fear of punishment or shame. Boredom is chronic if he has repressed the thought of it and no longer is aware of it. A large part of stupidity is just the chronic boredom, for a person can’t learn, or be intelligent about, what he’s not interested in, when his repressed thoughts are elsewhere.”
– Paul Goodman

“Boredom is rage spread thin.”
– Paul Tillich

“If I planned everything out in advance, I’d expire of boredom.”
– Peter Straub

“It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.”
– Quentin Crisp

“Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don’t let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.”
– R. I. Fitzhenry

“Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?”
– Raoul Vaneigem

“Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.”
– Renata Adler

“In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.”
Richard Bach

“The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.”
– Richard Nixon

“I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances.”
– Robert Fulghum

“In marketing you must choose between boredom, shouting and seduction. Which do you want?”
– Roy H. Williams

“Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom, since art is more than an entertainment of the senses.”
– Rudolf Arnheim

“Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.”
– Rumi

“Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom.”
– Ruth Gordon

“The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.” 
– Samuel Butler

“Boredom is the conviction that you can’t change … the shriek of unused capacities.”
– Saul Bellow

“Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.” 
– Sir Cecil Beaton

“Boredom is the root of all evil – the despairing refusal to be oneself.”
– Soren Kierkegaard

“Boredom rests upon the nothingness that winds its way through existence; its giddiness, like that which comes from gazing down into an infinite abyss, is infinite.”
– Soren Kierkegaard

“Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.”
– Soren Kierkegaard

“This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom.”
– Stendhal

“When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask me if I’m leaving.”
– Steven Wright

“The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.”
– Susan Sontag

“The cure for boredom is a good book.”
– T. Mike Runger

“Sooner barbarity than boredom.”
– Theophile Gautier

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