Bored Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bored quotes, bored sayings, and bored proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I abhor the idea of a perfect world. It would bore me to tears. Shelby Foote
Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore. Cecil Beaton
I would rather die of passion than of boredom. Emile Zola
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
The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits. Albert Camus
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
When you're bored with yourself, marry and be bored with someone else. Edward VIII
Boredom is the conviction that you can't change. The shriek of unused capacities. Saul Bellow
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. Susan Sontag
Boredom between two people doesn't come from being together physically. It comes from being apart mentally and spiritually. Richard Bach
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
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
The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way. Wayne Dyer
Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain. Friedrich Nietzsche
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
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
A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it. Henry Ford
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
You ought not to be ashamed of being bored. What you ought to be ashamed of is being boring. Lord Hailsham
I want to feel something, as a person. I don't want to be bored. Pina Bausch
All kinds are good except the kind that bores you. Voltaire
Boredom comes from a boring mind. Metallica
I dreaded having a boring life when I grew up. And I certainly can't complain about being bored. Ina May Gaskin
Boredom can be a lethal thing on a small island. Christopher Moore
There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering – a hell of boredom. Victor Hugo
You don't burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored. Cliff Burton
There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people. G.K. Chesterton
Being bored is an insult to oneself. Jules Renard
I'm terrified of being bored and not learning. Alexa Chung
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker
Boredom and fatigue are great historical forces. Jacques Barzun
Staying busy keeps me away from being bored, which used to be a lot of my problem. Kirk Windstein
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
When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored. Eric Hoffer
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
Before you get bored of yourself try creativity in your life. Amit Kalantri
Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored. Wayne Dyer
Boredom is a pleasing antidote for fear. Daphne du Maurier
Boredom, the desire for desires. Leo Tolstoy
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
I just get bored really quickly and want to push myself to the next level. Courtney Barnett
I always get bored with my hair. That's why I would always change it throughout my career. Janet Jackson
I always think boredom is to some extent the fault of the bored. Kate Ross
The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you. Nancy Astor
A bored Gwenvael is an entire town destroyed accidently. G.A. Aiken
The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored. Criss Jami
Only those who want everything done for them are bored. Billy Graham