Thursday, 8 August 2013


Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

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, The Conquest of Happiness

Boredom is an emptiness filled with insistence.  ~Leo Stein

Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe.  It's a symptom of security.  ~Eugene Ionesco

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

I am never bored anywhere:  being bored is an insult to oneself.  ~Jules Renard

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

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

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

Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative.  ~Le Duc de Lévis, Mémoires

Earth's nothing more than a rotating ball of boredom.  ~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "What You Leave Behind," 1999, written by Ira Steven Behr and Hans Beimler

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.  ~Evelyn Waugh

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

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

All man's troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room.  ~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670

The cure for boredom is curiosity.  There is no cure for curiosity.  ~Dorothy Parker (Thanks, Kaitlin)

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