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Boredom Quotes

Boredom Quotes

Kill your bored state of mind for a little while by reading some of the most famous, witty, and funny quotes, which indicate that all men with varying intellects have been afflicted by boredom sometime or the other, but they've always risen out of it with some kind of a profound realization.
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Last Updated: Dec 12, 2018
A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
―Friedrich Nietzsche
There are some great people in history whose quotes have tried to provide some cure for boredom―a state which most lexicons attempt to define as a general state of utter mental dissatisfaction, which at times manifests itself through physical restlessness.
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.
―Voltaire

Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative.
―Le Duc de Lévis in 'Mémoires'

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
―Dorothy Parker in 'Thanks, Kaitlin'
The cure for boredom is a good book.
―T. Mike Runger

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.
―R. I. Fitzhenry
These are only momentary cures for something so unvanquishable and untamable as boredom. Some might be chronic workaholics and some of them were so bored that they seemed almost dead at the neural level. So evidently, work cannot shield you against boredom. Then comes curiosity and happiness.
There is no need of high level philosopher to deduce that happiness is short-lived and curiosity is a very temporary state of mind given that it is extinguished once you have the answer for the question that fired it up in the first place.
As for uncertainty, well, one does get used to it, isn't it? So, what do you really do when you run out of things to do and boredom begins to envelop you, which it eventually, most definitely does?

This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom.
A French sociologist, Jean Baudrillard he so aptly described being bored with the following words.

Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face.
So, in order to sedate boredom for sometime before it wakes up again and becomes the abject reality of your life, read the following penned thoughts on boredom and understand the nature of what all men are trying to overcome as a part of their eternal struggle.
Famous Quotes on Boredom
The war between being and nothingness is the underlying illness of the twentieth century. Boredom slays more of existence than war.
―Norman Mailer

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
―Thomas Szasz
life
Boredom is an emptiness filled with insistence.
―Leo Stein
Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe. It's a symptom of security.
―Eugene Ionesco

Unless a man has been taught what to do with success after getting it, the achievement of it must inevitably leave him a prey to boredom.
―Bertrand Russell

Against boredom even the gods contend in vain.
―Friedrich Nietzsche
life
Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.
―Mignon McLaughlin in 'The Second Neurotic's Notebook'
It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.
―Quentin Crisp

Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
―C. C. Colton
Funny Quotes on Boredom
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
―Evelyn Waugh

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.
―Henry Kissinger

Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.
―Cecil Beaton
In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
―Richard Bach

When I get real bored, I like to drive down town and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask me if I'm leaving.
―Steven Wright
I don't think suicide is so terrible. Some rainy winter Sundays when there's a little boredom, you should always carry a gun. Not to shoot yourself, but to know exactly that you're always making a choice.
―Lina Wertmuller

Why is it that no other species but man gets bored? Under the circumstances in which a man gets bored, a dog goes to sleep.
―Walker Percy
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
―Bert Leston Taylor

We often forgive those who bore us, but never those whom we bore.
―François Duc de La Rochefoucauld in 'Maxims'
Witty Quotes on Boredom
Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
―Virginia Woolf

One must, in one's life, make a choice between boredom and suffering.
―Madame de Stael

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 in 'The Conquest of Happiness'
life
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
―Arthur Schopenhauer
Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination.
―Lin Yutang

Boredom is rage spread thin.
―Paul Tillich

Writer's block is the greatest side effect of boredom.
―Jason Zebehazy
Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination.
―Lin Yutang

Boredom is rage spread thin.
―Paul Tillich

Writer's block is the greatest side effect of boredom.
―Jason Zebehazy
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
―Anatole France

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.
―Søren Kierkegaard
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

When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.
―Eric Hoffer
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

When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.
―Eric Hoffer
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
―Susan Sontag

You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.
―Earl Nightingale

When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.
―Walter Annenberg
Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.
―James Galway

I am never bored anywhere: being bored is an insult to oneself.
―Jules Renard
There's a rebirth that goes on with us continuously as human beings. I don't understand, personally, how you can be bored. I can understand how you can be depressed, but I just don't understand boredom.
―Dustin Hoffman

A scholar knows no boredom.
―Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.
―Wallace Stevens

Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?
―Raoul Vaneigem.
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

Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?
―Emily Cioran in 'History and Utopia'
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
―Virginia Woolf

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
Boredom is not an end product, 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 in 'The Crack-Up'
So, at the end of it, all we can tell you is that you have often eluded boredom with optimal procrastination. And you found this awesome saying which is not only one of the best procrastination quotes, but it makes for the perfect ending. Procrastination avoids boredom; one never has the feeling that there is nothing important to do.