Boredom Sayings and Quotes

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

Boredom is the root of all evil--the despairing refusal to be oneself. Soren Kierkegaard
Boredom is a disease of the mind and psyche, an insidious disease. It not only takes the joy out of life, but the creativity as well. No one of God's children should ever be bored with life. unknown
Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored. Wayne Dyer
Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom. Mignon McLaughlin
Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative. Le Duc De Lvis
Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe. It's a symptom of security. Eugene Ionesco
You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea. Earl Nightingale
Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom. James Galway
In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice. Richard Bach
Boredom rests upon the nothingness that winds its way through existence; its giddiness, like that which comes from gazing down into an infinite abyss, is infinite. Soren Kierkegaard
Boredom is the self being stuffed with itself. Walker Percy
Boredom is nothing but the experience of a paralysis of our productive powers. Erich Fromm
Boredom is the conviction that you can't change'the shriek of unused capacities. Saul Bellow
Boredom is the fear of self. Marie Josephine De Suin
Boredom is the deadliest poison. William F. Buckley
The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way. Wayne Dyer
Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away. Walter Benjamin
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Ellen Parr
Boredom: the desire for desires. Leo Tolstoy
Boredom comes from a boring mind. Metallica
Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore. Sir Cecil Beaton
I always think boredom is to some extent the fault of the bored. Kate Ross
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
Boredom is rage spread thin. Paul Tillich
I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don't have to stay that way. Hedy Lamarr
Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character. James Bridie
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. Thomas S. Szasz
I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don't have to stay that way. Hedy Lamarr
When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom. Walter Annenberg
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. Bertrand Russell
Isn’t history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom? Emil M. Cioran
Boredom is simply the absence of an interesting perspective. Brandon A. Trean
Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. Aldous Huxley
I am convinced that boredom is one of the greatest tortures. If I were to imagine Hell, it would be the place where you were continually bored. Erich Fromm
Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity. Robert M. Pirsig
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 is your imagination calling to you. Sherry Turkle
Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not 'yours,' not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go. Nothing that comes and goes is you. Eckhart Tolle
When you pay attention to boredom it gets unbelievably interesting. Jon Kabat-Zinn
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
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer
Immunity to boredom gives the computer an edge. Alan Lakein
I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this. Soren Kierkegaard
All kinds are good except the kind that bores you. Voltaire
The life of the creative person is led, directed, and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. Saul Steinberg
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
Boredom is the highest mental state. Albert Einstein
Extreme boredom serves to distract us from boredom. François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
We have a world of pleasures to win, and nothing to lose but boredom. Raoul Vaneigem
A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office every day. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do. W. H. Auden
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker
Entertainment is, in fact, the biggest cause of boredom in the modern world. The more man is entertained, the more bored he grows. Anthony Daniels
Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains. Coco Chanel
The most costly disease is not cancer or coronaries. The most costly disease is boredom - costly for both individual and society. Norman Cousins
By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed. Lewis Mumford
Boredom dismantles the mind, renders it superficial, out at the seams, saps it from within and dislocates it. Emil M. Cioran
Boredom is a larval anxiety; depression, a dreamy hatred. Emil M. Cioran
Boredom and restlessness are deeply related. Whenever you feel boredom, then you feel restlessness. Restlessness is a by-product of boredom. Osho
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. Samuel Butler
The effect of boredom on a large scale in history is underestimated. It is a main cause of revolutions, and would soon bring an end to all the static utopias and the farmyard civilization of the Fabians. Dean Inge
It is well-known that evils are alleviated by the fact that we bear them in common. People seem to regard boredom as one of these and therefore get together in order to be bored in common. Arthur Schopenhauer
Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair. Charles Caleb Colton
Meanwhile, patriotic men and women must not only rise above fear; they must also rise above inconvenience and, perhaps, most of all, above boredom. Winston Churchill
You have to be a materialist, to begin with. But don't stop there. The second thing that will make your journey complete is the search for significance. Otherwise, every enjoyment is going to become boredom sooner or later. Osho
Complacency can lead to boredom. Try new experiences and put excitement back into your life. Amanda Ray