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.
Boredom: the desire for desires.
One wonders what would happen in a society in which there were no rules to break. Doubtless everyone would quickly die of boredom.
Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.
A subject for a great poet would be God’s boredom after the seventh day of creation.
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
All kinds are good except the kind that bores you.
Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.
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 an emptiness filled with insistence.
Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe. It’s a symptom of security.
The war between being and nothingness is the underlying illness of the twentieth century. Boredom slays more of existence than war.
I am never bored anywhere: being bored is an insult to oneself.
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative.
Le Duc de Levis
Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The things to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
Never chain your dogs together with sausages. One must accustom one’s self to be bored.
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Unless a man has been taught what to do with success after getting it, the achievement of it must inevitably leave him a prey to boredom.
This is the curse of our age, that even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
In order to live free and happily, you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face.
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.
All man’s troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.
I spent a year in that town, one Sunday.
I have a fear of being boring.
The word aerobics comes from two Greek words: aero, meaning “ability to,” and bics, meaning “withstand tremendous boredom.
I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
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
Procrastination avoids boredom; one never has the feeling that there is nothing important to do.