Quotations on Boredom

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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
(Keywords: Time, People, Accident, Boredom, Cruelty, Sleep)

Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom, since art is more than an entertainment of the senses.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Art, Boredom, Entertainment, Senses, Variety)

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
(Keywords: Life, Afterlife, Boredom, Heaven, Hell)

In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Sacrifice, Boredom, Order)

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Being, Boredom, Crime, First, World)

Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.
- Cecil Beaton
(Keywords: Being, Boredom, Crime, First, World)

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
- Al Boliska
(Keywords: Travel, Boredom, Moments, Terror)

I've made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you're bored. The boredom will show in your work.
- Benjamin Bratt
(Keywords: Men, Work, Death, Actor, Boredom, Career, Will, Years)

For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life - the lesson of your utter insignificance.
- Joseph Brodsky
(Keywords: Life, Time, Boredom, Language)

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Ambition, Boredom, Exhaustion)

Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. - A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.
- Lewis Cass
(Keywords: God, Animals, Boredom, Creation, Day)

Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?
- Emile M. Cioran
(Keywords: History, Fear, Boredom, Result)

Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
- Confucius
(Keywords: People, Boredom, Revenge)

As actors, the thing we have to fight, more than even the business part of making movies, is boredom.
- Linda Fiorentino
(Keywords: Business, Movies, Actors, Boredom, Fight)

How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me.
- William Gaddis
(Keywords: Books, Boredom, Dying, Writers)

Economics is a subject profoundly conducive to cliche, resonant with boredom. On few topics is an American audience so practiced in turning off its ears and minds. And none can say that the response is ill advised.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Keywords: American, Boredom, Economics)

Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom.
- Ruth Gordon
(Keywords: Temple, Boredom, Old)

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
(Keywords: Gods, Beginning, Boredom, Evil, Wonder, World)

Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
- Karl Kraus
(Keywords: Morality, Virtue, Boredom, Disease)

The boredom occasioned by too much restraint is always preferable to that produced by an uncontrolled enthusiasm for a pointless variety.
- Osbert Lancaster
(Keywords: Enthusiasm, Boredom, Restraint, Variety)

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
- Guy de Maupassant
(Keywords: Life, Boredom, Shadow, Smile)

A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Keywords: God, Boredom, Creation, Day)

The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.
- C. Northcote Parkinson
(Keywords: Society, Boredom, Sense)

I wanted to get that sense of peace and even boredom that comes with long familiarity.
- Debbie Reynolds
(Keywords: Peace, Boredom, Familiarity, Sense)

Boredom is... a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
- Bertrand Russell
(Keywords: Fear, Boredom, Mankind)

People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.
- George Sanders
(Keywords: People, Wealth, Boredom, Class)

Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn't. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Keywords: Music, Boredom, Listening)

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Keywords: Happiness, Boredom, Enemies, Pain)

The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
- Susan Sontag
(Keywords: Life, Boredom, Man)

One must choose in life between boredom and suffering.
- Madame de Stael
(Keywords: Life, Boredom, Suffering)

This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom.
- Stendhal
(Keywords: Age, Boredom, Cure)

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
- Thomas Szasz
(Keywords: Time, Boredom, Feeling, Nothing, Serenity, Waste)

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
- Dylan Thomas
(Keywords: Work, Boredom, Rest)

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