Category Archives: Boredom

Quotes about Boredom

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Bertrand Russell

“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

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Leo Stein

“Boredom is an emptiness filled with insistence.” – Leo Stein

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Jules Renard

“I am never bored anywhere: being bored is an insult to oneself.” – Jules Renard

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Eugene Ionesco

“Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe. It’s a symptom of security.” – Eugene Ionesco

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Mignon McLaughlin

“Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.” – Mignon McLaughlin

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Norman Mailer

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

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Thomas Szasz

“Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.” – Thomas Szasz

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Blaise Pascal

“All man’s troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room.” – Blaise Pascal

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Evelyn Waugh

“Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.” – Evelyn Waugh

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C.C. Colton

“Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.” – C.C. Colton

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Le Duc de Lévis

“Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative.” – Le Duc de Lévis

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William Inge

“Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.” – William Inge

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Charlotte Whitton

“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

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Steven Wright

“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