Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 105
Sound Records

I wanted to make good records. But my problem is I've got a low boredom threshold, so I wanted it to look and sound different with each album, which is really tantamount to suicide, cause people lose it, they lose it - they say: 'I like that, and that's not this.'

- Adam Ant

Travel Hours

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.

- Al Boliska

Rather Symbol

Your true traveller 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

Big Big Part

Boredom or being sick of what you've done before is a big part of being in a band.

- Alex Kapranos

Main Thing Main

The main thing I got from growing up in a suburb is the boredom you have as a child.

- Alia Shawkat

College Became

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.

- Alice Dreger

Either Spurs

Boredom is usually what spurs either bad decisions or any decision at all.

- Amy Seimetz

Would Perish

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.

- Anatole France


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.

- Angela Duckworth


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.

- Anish Kapoor

Dying Than

Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?

- Arthur Helps

Happiness Pain

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Side Other

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Want Admire

Although I did admire David Foster Wallace's final unfinished novel about boredom, I'm no DFW, and I want my books to be exciting, not boring.

- Chris Pavone

Goes Flee

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

- Coco Chanel

Yacht Some

As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man, not to yourself, and you die of boredom.

- Coco Chanel

Machine Jogging

The jogging machine makes me go insane with boredom.

- Darcey Bussell

Lot Full Time

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

Familiarity Wanted

I wanted to get that sense of peace and even boredom that comes with long familiarity.

- Debbie Reynolds

Resonant Conducive

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.

- John Kenneth Galbraith

Very Reader

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.

- John Scalzi

Pay Attention Pay

When you pay attention to boredom it gets unbelievably interesting.

- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Teach Utter

For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life - the lesson of your utter insignificance.

- Joseph Brodsky

Straight Brings

For all the boredom the straight life brings, it's not too bad.

- Gus Van Sant

Round Cosmic

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.

- Guy de Maupassant


Boredom is always counter-revolutionary. Always.

- Guy Debord

Career Cops

I've made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you're bored. The boredom will show in your work.

- Benjamin Bratt

Death Will

The one thing for an actor that is complete death is if you're bored, because that boredom will show in your work.

- Benjamin Bratt

Sometimes I Think

I think baseball represents something closer to our experience. There's no clock in baseball; it's not over until it's over. It's like life in that there are prolonged periods of boredom and monotony, punctuated by intense moments of excitement and sometimes terror.

- Bennett Miller

Problem Half

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

- Bertrand Russell

Boring Excuse

I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don't have to stay that way.

- Hedy Lamarr

Book Reading

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.

- Heinrich Heine

Over Controlled

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.

- Heraclitus

Been Before

Before, for me, peace could have been synonymous with boredom.

- Isabelle Adjani

Love Violent

A quarter of America is a dramatic, tense, violent country, exploding with contradictions, full of brutal, physiological vitality, and that is the America that I have really loved and love. But a good half of it is a country of boredom, emptiness, monotony, brainless production, and brainless consumption, and this is the American inferno.

- Italo Calvino

Product Automated

The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.

- C. Northcote Parkinson

World Perhaps

Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.

- Cecil Beaton

Seed Through

Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.

- James Galway

Choose Over

We choose mania over boredom every time.

- James Gleick

World Perhaps

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.

- Jean Baudrillard

Understand Goes

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

Work Rest

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.

- Dylan Thomas

Find Absence

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

- Earl Nightingale

Mind Goes

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

Play Broadway

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

Peace Flat

Primates feel pure, flat immobility as boredom. But dogs feel it as peace.

- Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Disease Secondary

Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.

- Karl Kraus

Myself Decadent

I can't keep myself from playing roles. The emotionless decadent, looking for diversion from boredom, is a favorite.

- Ellen Willis

Voice Here

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.

- Eric Burdon

Love Maybe

I love heights. I love speed. I'm on the verge of being a pyromaniac. Maybe my phobia is boredom.

- Erin Wasson

Habit Ate

I was a mindless eater. I ate for comfort. I also ate out of boredom and habit.

- Khloe Kardashian

Clarity Keeps

Clarity keeps you from boredom.

- Kim Basinger

Love Hours

I have no tolerance for boredom. I spend so many hours in the office, and I still love it.

- Francisco Costa

Desire Explosive

Boredom and sexual desire are a potent and explosive combination, and people will certainly risk their lives to exit a grey and boring life.

- Lawrence Osborne

Desire Desires

Boredom: the desire for desires.

- Leo Tolstoy

Think I Think

I think I do have a sort of terrible propensity for boredom and for being bored, even though I am absolutely of the opinion that one shouldn't be bored and that there is no excuse for it and that it is a personal failing.

- Geoff Dyer

Active Acute

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

World Saved

The Beatles saved the world from boredom.

- George Harrison

Movies Making

As actors, the thing we have to fight, more than even the business part of making movies, is boredom.

- Linda Fiorentino

Wealth Most

People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.

- George Sanders

Suffering Must

One must choose in life between boredom and suffering.

- Madame de Stael

Planned Expire

If I planned everything out in advance, I'd expire of boredom.

- Peter Straub

How Discussing

Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom.

- Ruth Gordon

Sooner Than

Sooner barbarity than boredom.

- Theophile Gautier

Great Die

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.

- Thomas Carlyle

Simple Constant

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

Serenity Waste

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

- Thomas Szasz

Which Naturally

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.

- Manly Hall

See Psychiatrist

One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom.

- Muriel Spark

May Derogatory

Humor and laughter - not necessarily derogatory derision - are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously - for fear of dying of boredom.

- Marcel Duchamp

Rant Bourgeois

Punk was a protest against work and against boredom. It was a sign of life, a rant, a scream, a rejection of bourgeois morals. But have things improved since then? Arguably, they've got worse.

- Tom Hodgkinson

Love Vacations

In love there are no vacations. No such thing. Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that.

- Marguerite Duras

Doing Music Scene

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.

- Nathaniel Rateliff

Cruelty Idle

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

Listening Teen

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

Always Happily

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

- Richard Bach

Good Lead

Long-term boredom can't lead to anything good.

- Nicholas Hoult

Old TV

TV is no longer the best alternative to boredom. To kids not old enough for Snapchat, music is the best alternative to boredom. For Snapchat users, it's the best alternative to boredom.

- Mark Cuban

Sometimes Big

We're not big on irony in Jamaica, sarcasm and double-talk. We tend to say things plainly, sometimes to the point of boredom.

- Marlon James

Minutes Itch

What Facebook wants to create an association with is every time you're bored, every time you have a few minutes. We know that, psychologically speaking, boredom is painful. Whenever you're feeling bored, whenever you have a few extra minutes, this is a salve for that itch.

- Nir Eyal

Game Very

I have a very low tolerance for boredom and often think I would have missed out on books entirely if I'd grown up in the Internet and video game age. Now I enjoy books for people of all ages, including children.

- Rick Yancey

Beginning Very

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.

- Soren Kierkegaard

Root Despairing

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.

- Soren Kierkegaard

Chicken Middle

'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.'

- Rob Manuel

Defeat Always

Miss Searle had always considered boredom an intellectual defeat.

- Mary Renault

Excuse Ever

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

Here Becoming

Acting offers me an outlet. Here is the perfect opportunity to spend fleeting moments becoming an entirely different person; to experience a character entirely unlike myself, but to also make such a character a part of me. There is no routine here; there is no boredom.

- Osric Chau

Chance Chances

I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances.

- Robert Fulghum

Back Tie

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

- Walter Annenberg

Egg Away

Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.

- Walter Benjamin

Other Hundred

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.

- Walter Kirn

Always Over

The temptation to quit and start over infects every creative process I've ever been in. Frustration and boredom always fuel this self-doubt.

- Robert Lopez

Always Period

Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity.

- Robert M. Pirsig

Existential Rouse

There's nothing like impending death to rouse you from existential boredom.

- Roger Ebert

Bad Retain

I finally overcame my phobia, and now I approach flying with a sort of studied boredom - a learned habit, thanks to my learn-to-fly-calmly training - but like all former flying phobics, I retain a weird and feverish fascination with aviation news, especially bad news.

- Susan Orlean

Nine John

I did nine episodes of 'John Doe.' I died of boredom.

- William Forsythe

Decade Which

While one might laugh at the meaningless boredom of people a decade or two ago, the emptiness has for many now moved from the state of boredom to a state of futility and despair, which holds promise of dangers.

- Rollo May

Through Some

How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me.

- William Gaddis

Rage Spread

Boredom is rage spread thin.

- Paul Tillich

Happiness Me

For me, the opposite of happiness isn't sadness but boredom.

- Sushant Singh Rajput