Boredom Quotes

boredom quotes

Who would have thought boredom quotes could be so entertaining!?

Please site back and enjoy these…and really think about them.  They might make you take a hard look at yourself:
1. The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. -Ellen Parr

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

3. Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore. -Sir Cecil Beaton

4. Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need. -Voltaire

5. Boredom: the desire for desires. -Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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

7. I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom. -Thomas Carlyle

8. In order to live free and happily, you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice. -Richard Bach

9. You’ll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea. -Earl Nightingale

10. Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true. -W.R. Inge

11. Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism. -Wendell Phillips

12. The biggest bore is the person who is bored by everyone and everything. -Frank Tyger

13. Boredom is rage spread thin. -Paul Tillich

14. Boredom is the root of all evil – the despairing refusal to be oneself. -Soren Kierkegaard

15. Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. -Bertrand Russell

16. I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don’t have to stay that way. -Hedy Lamarr

17. In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice. -Richard Bach

18. Isn’t history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom? -Emile M. Cioran

19. Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains. -Coco Chanel

20. 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

21. When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom. -Walter Annenberg

Pretty good thoughts, huh? Which of these quotes did you like the most?

Now, before you go outside and live a more exciting life, please share your thoughts below.

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    • Eddie Agwa
    • April 30, 2010
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    Quite inspiring and entertaining.

    • Lee
    • April 30, 2010
    Reply

    Hi Shawn, I believe if you take an interest in the world around you you will always find something of interest that you will enjoy and be able to share with others.

    The quote I found most interesting were;
    Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true. -W.R. Inge

    Take care and enjoy your day.

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Lee. Very good quote!

    • laura
    • April 30, 2010
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    When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored. -Eric Hoffer

    I loved this one most bcs it was true about me.Most bored people would love to blame circumstance or whatever but if we really look at it the problem is ourselves and nothing else!!!

    1. Reply

      Good point, Laura. Thanks,

    • Sarah
    • April 30, 2010
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    Cecil Beaton sounds a lot like Oscar Wilde 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thanks Sarah. Nice to see you on here. I tried to look up what you meant, and I see on wikiquote.org that Oscar Wilde wrote somewhat on the topic of boredom? I guess I need to read more from him….

    • sandy
    • April 30, 2010
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    These days I think many people could actually do with a little boredom! We are entertaining ourselves to death! But I appreciate the sentiment.

    • Cindy
    • April 30, 2010
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    I really look forward to your thoughts and quotes of the day. I have a couple posted up so i read them every day. They put a smile on my face and make me believe in so much more. And… has changed my attitude in many ways.. 🙂 Thank you for sending these to me. Ü

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Cindy. It’s good to know that someone is being helped by what I do…. 🙂

    • Jeff
    • April 30, 2010
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    Sorry nobody is commenting lately. It’s probably because they are laughing at the reflection of themselves that they see mirrored in your quotes.

    1. Reply

      Ha, ha! Thanks, Jeff. That may be it. I’ve been wondering if anyone is still out there…. 🙂

    • jan
    • April 30, 2010
    Reply

    posting these in my classroom- thank you

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Jan!

    • David Parrish
    • April 30, 2010
    Reply

    Shawn, I doubt I have missed a single one of your posts. They are simply far to helpful to let go. I would even go so far as to say that I have most likely shared one or two of your quotes with my colleagues from just about every one of your posts from the date I first join on. Thanks for the ride.

    1. Reply

      Thanks for the vote of confidence, David! I’m happy to get some positive reinforcement today. I’ve been really bummed out lately since my mailing list host threatened to kick me out. I thought about throwing in the towel on everything, but knowing that I have some repeat readers makes me want to carry on.

    • Laurie
    • April 30, 2010
    Reply

    Very good quotes Shawn! They made me think about how not to be bored. An awful state to be in. One of my favorite quotes is:
    “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” I’m writing many of these down for future reference.

    • Sally L
    • May 1, 2010
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    Hi Shawn,

    I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom. -Thomas Carlyle

    I like this quote the most. It was just a funny thought..thinking about dying because of boredom, there is no justice to that!
    I want to live life to the fullest and if i die of exhaustion..then CHEERS to that!
    Live life and enjoy every moment of it!

    • RIYA
    • May 3, 2010
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    HI,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,SHAWN………………..
    REALLY ITS A NICE QUOTE………………I AGREE WITH ALL THAT WHAT U SAY……………

    • rasika
    • June 23, 2010
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    hey shawn….these quotes really strengthen u within….
    thanks to you!!!

    • gopal iyer
    • November 30, 2010
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    The quotes are really thought provoking and amazing. I feel, an adverange educated person when he is plagued with Boredom, knows to escape from it. He will either go for a walk, see a movie with friends or will find a good eatery outside. The Boredom attacks a person who has nothing to do at his disposal. Thanks once again for wonderful quotes.

    • Melissa
    • August 9, 2011
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    My Daddy always told me, when I was young and bored: “Intelligent people don’t get bored.” It didn’t take me long to become occupied with something, after that.

    • Elizabeth M Marsh
    • September 5, 2011
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    These are very good. For me, ‘boredom’ is not so much the result of an inactive mind but an active one, that has not quite figured out what to do with those thoughts.

    It is quite possible that bordeom and frustration are closely linked – on the one hand, frustration can be an indicator of positivity, similar to the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ idea – we can see that something that exists but are not able to grasp it for some reason.

    Perhaps ‘boredom’ is the more negative indicator of human positivity, that if we spend too much time focussing on why we are frustrated, that this can all too easily ensnare or detract us from what actually beckons?

    Either way, I would always welcome any degree of ‘boredom’ if the only other choice available was ‘apathy’.

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