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The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.

Albert Camus

I’m terrified of being bored and not learning.

Alexa Chung

I want to be bored. But I can’t. But I really don’t want to be this thing that I’m having to be instead of being bored.

Ali Smith

Before you get bored of yourself try creativity in your life.

Amit Kalantri

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination.

Arthur Schopenhauer

A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.

Bert Leston Taylor

Patience and boredom are closely related. Boredom, a certain kind of boredom, is really impatience. You don’t like the way things are, they aren’t interesting enough for you, so you decide – and boredom is a decision – that you are bored.

Bertrand Russell

Only those who want everything done for them are bored.

Billy Graham

Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.

Cecil Beaton

Boredom can be a lethal thing on a small island.

Christopher Moore

You don’t burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored.

Cliff Burton

I just get bored really quickly and want to push myself to the next level.

Courtney Barnett

The writer’s curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.

Criss Jami

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Dale Carnegie

Boredom is a pleasing antidote for fear.

Daphne du Maurier

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

Dorothy Parker

When you’re bored with yourself, marry and be bored with someone else.

Edward VIII

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

Emile Zola

When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.

Eric Hoffer

Boredom is not an end-product, it is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You’ve got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A bored Gwenvael is an entire town destroyed accidently.

G.A. Aiken

There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.

G.K. Chesterton

A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.

Henry Ford

I dreaded having a boring life when I grew up. And I certainly can’t complain about being bored.

Ina May Gaskin

Boredom and fatigue are great historical forces.

Jacques Barzun

I always get bored with my hair. That’s why I would always change it throughout my career.

Janet Jackson

Boredom is your window on the properties of time that one tends to ignore to the likely peril of one’s mental equilibrium. It is your window on time’s infinity. Once this window opens, don’t try to shut it; on the contrary, throw it wide open.

Joseph Brodsky

Being bored is an insult to oneself.

Jules Renard

I always think boredom is to some extent the fault of the bored.

Kate Ross

Staying busy keeps me away from being bored, which used to be a lot of my problem.

Kirk Windstein

Boredom, the desire for desires.

Leo Tolstoy

You ought not to be ashamed of being bored. What you ought to be ashamed of is being boring.

Lord Hailsham

If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.

Lou Holtz

Boredom comes from a boring mind.


The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.

Nancy Astor

I want to feel something, as a person. I don’t want to be bored.

Pina Bausch

Boredom between two people doesn’t come from being together physically. It comes from being apart mentally and spiritually.

Richard Bach

Boredom is the conviction that you can’t change. The shriek of unused capacities.

Saul Bellow

I abhor the idea of a perfect world. It would bore me to tears.

Shelby Foote

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

Susan Sontag

Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom.

Terry Pratchett

There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering – a hell of boredom.

Victor Hugo

There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.

Viggo Mortensen

All kinds are good except the kind that bores you.


The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.

W. H. Auden

Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored.

Wayne Dyer

The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way.

Wayne Dyer

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