Top 80 Boredom Quotes

In this post, you will find great Boredom Quotes from famous people, such as Emil Cioran, Robert Fulghum, Walter Benjamin, Simon Cowell, Marilyn vos Savant. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of bore

Isn’t history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?
I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances.
Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.
Rules equal boredom, and I don’t like that.
Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn’t. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.
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.
‘Fowl Space’ was a lovechild of boredom. While in class, two of the developers started passing designs back and forth. Somewhere in the middle of all that ink and crumpled paper, a chicken in a space helmet was born and thus we have ‘Fowl Space.’
There isn’t much of a music scene in Hermann, unless you like polka. But the landscape I grew up in is a part of me. I spent a lot of time in the woods doing a lot of nothing to break the boredom.
Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.
James Galway
The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
Guy de Maupassant
The Beatles saved the world from boredom.
The temptation to quit and start over infects every creative process I’ve ever been in. Frustration and boredom always fuel this self-doubt.
In a strange way, I feel like we need to cultivate more boredom in our lives: like, boredom needs to be okay again. It needs to be seen as a good thing, and I think it’s definitely a good thing for relationships.
After I dropped out of college at the age of 19, I became a mortgage broker, and when I went back to school I thought about going into real estate law. I probably would have made a lot more money and died of boredom by now.
A lot of the things that bore adults don’t bore children, and people forget that. In some ways, boredom is a projection of adults because we can’t remember what childhood was like.
Boredom is a concept that I don’t understand.
The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.
C. Northcote Parkinson
I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don’t have to stay that way.
Boredom: the desire for desires.
I can’t keep myself from playing roles. The emotionless decadent, looking for diversion from boredom, is a favorite.
Ellen Willis
One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom.
Muriel Spark
Boredom or being sick of what you’ve done before is a big part of being in a band.
When I started with music, all I was looking for was to ensure I never had to live the life I grew up with. I wanted a foolproof exemption from pain and boredom. I wanted a life of constant amusement and leisure.
As actors, the thing we have to fight, more than even the business part of making movies, is boredom.
Linda Fiorentino
Longevity is something I never gave a second thought to. I guess it’s the shadow of growing up in post WWII, but I never believed I would live past 20. Here I am though… a senior citizen… my voice and heart are stronger than ever, but boredom is the greatest enemy so I have to be careful not to slip over the edge.
Much is forgiven anyone who relieves the desperate boredom of the working press.
I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
It’s precisely in those moments when I don’t know what to do, boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to either get somewhere or not get anywhere.
When you’re a full-time mum, you’re constantly in that zone and doing breastfeeding and having a lot of boredom, too!
Davinia Taylor
I grew up in Le Mars, Iowa, and even though it’s a great place to grow up and be raised as a kid, there wasn’t a lot to do. It was fairly boring, and I think the way I either escaped the boredom or found a way to keep myself occupied was through movies and TV shows.
I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.
Boredom is your imagination calling to you.
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
Our only competition in the theater is boredom, because if I’m bored with a play, if I’m revolted by a play on stage, with the Broadway prices, especially today, I’m going to walk out and not come back and pay that price again.
Jerome Lawrence
I have no problem quitting things, because I have a horror of boredom.
Boredom and sexual desire are a potent and explosive combination, and people will certainly risk their lives to exit a grey and boring life.
You’ll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.
You have to evolve. Stagnation breeds boredom.
Boredom means you develop your own interior life.
The stimulation I get from my phone does not feel like the opposite of boredom to me. It actually feels like a different flavor of boredom… a twitchier flavor. And sometimes, it’s almost more irritation than stimulation. It’s an itch.
As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man, not to yourself, and you die of boredom.
I yearn for intellectual sustenance on vacation but want, of course, to avoid tedium or boredom. I want to read something that will entertain me but also help me appreciate what I am seeing.
Boredom is a very self-conscious emotion by definition. Interest is not. So you can actually be completely absorbed in something and, at certain points in your development, not even realize that you’re into it.
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.
I think one of the most important things for creativity is boredom.
To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom: it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.
Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.
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
Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity.
Whenever Rod has four of five days off, he’ll be bouncing off the walls with boredom.
The one thing for an actor that is complete death is if you’re bored, because that boredom will show in your work.
Idleness allows you to turn a situation from boredom to pleasure.
The environment in which I studied was so safe, I thought I would die from the boredom of it.
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.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Dylan Thomas
I’ve studied nutrition since I was 23 and I began to find that a lot of my eating habits were to do with boredom and frustrations rather than hunger. When I was thirsty I would eat rather than drink.
Primates feel pure, flat immobility as boredom. But dogs feel it as peace.
When I was a child, I wanted to watch things that made me laugh. It’s attacking boredom, as simple as that. I was 19 when I first went to a comedy club – I wanted to do it, so I gave it a try and that was it. I found my office.
In love there are no vacations. No such thing. Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that.
Marguerite Duras
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
When I started doing music, it was out of despair and boredom. I got passionate about it, and I felt that it allowed me to become somebody: an artist who explores her different identities.
The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the le

The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
Don’t try to ‘fix‘ the child’s boredom – rather, let the child find his or her inner resources.
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
Al Boliska
As a director you have to live and breathe that one story for 8 months completely. I like variety, if I write extensively I get a writer‘s block so I do something else to beat the boredom and then get back to something I’ve already done.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Thanks to Twitter, iPads, BlackBerrys, voice-activated in-dash navigation systems, and a hundred other technologies that offer distraction anywhere, anytime, boredom has loosened its grip on us at last – that once-crushing ‘weight‘ has become, for the most part, a memory.
Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
Before, for me, peace could have been synonymous with boredom.
I’ve never been someone who’s very prone to boredom. I don’t know, boredom seems like something you should grow out of at about 15 or 16. There’s so much that needs to be done.
For many of us, eating has surprisingly little to do with hunger. We eat out of boredom, for entertainment, to comfort or reward ourselves. Try to be aware of why you’re eating, and ask yourself if you’re really hungry – before you eat and then again along the way.
I know how to paint… In a way there is a boredom there because a lot of the magic is gone.
David Choe
As a reader, I have a very short attention span and a low tolerance for boredom, and I find that comes in handy with my writing. If I get bored writing something, I pity the people who will then try to read it.
Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
Years later, when I was working as a trolley wally in a supermarket, I tackled the boredom by talking to the customers in as many different accents as I could manage. I started with one that I didn’t think would alert any suspiciongeneric Asian – then moved on to Irish, Welsh, Australian and American.
I did nine episodes of ‘John Doe.’ I died of boredom.
William Forsythe
One must choose in life between boredom and suffering.
Madame de Stael