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If you are looking for an incredible selection of boredom quotes you’re in the right place.

It’s inevitable that we all get bored at some point, everyone does.

However, it’s important we recognize when we are bored quickly so that we can do something about it.

By reading these boredom quotes it will motivate you to always do things that aren’t boring.

These quotes about boredom will help to fire you up.

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Right, let’s jump into this list of boredom quotes.

Top 10 Boredom Quotes

Tedium is lethal to human souls.

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

Thomas S. Szasz
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Boredom is nothing but the experience of a paralysis of our productive powers.

Erich Fromm
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Boredom is a pattern, not a reality.

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

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

Walter Annenberg
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I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.

Thomas Carlyle
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You either fight boredom, or you become it.

Stewart Stafford
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A clever person is never bored, and a bored person is never clever.

Catheryne M. Valente
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Boredom is the self being stuffed with itself.

Walker Percy
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Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart. Unknown

The most total opposite of pleasure is not pain but boredom, for we are willing to risk pain to make a boring life interesting.

Peter Kreeft

Being bored is an insult to oneself. Unknown

Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom. Mignon McLaughlin

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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

Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself.

Queen Elizabeth I

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

My despair is less despair than boredom and loneliness. Anthony Swofford

The cure for boredom is curiosity. Dorothy Parker

Boring is the right thought at the wrong time.

Jack Gardner

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

She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring. Zelda Fitzgerald

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Boredom is simply the absence of an interesting perspective. Brandon A. Trean

The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way.

Wayne Dyer

Boredom, that traitorous devil that possesses us to do things sometimes useless, and often stupid. Apol LejanoMassebieau

Boredom: the desire of desire. Leo Tolstoy

Boredom comes from a boring mind. Metallica

Isn’t ‘not to be bored’ one of the principal goals of life?

Gustave Flaubert

Boredom is the deadliest poison. William F. Buckley

The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits. Albert Camus

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Boredom is a pleasing antidote for fear. Daphne DuMaurier

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

Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.

James Bridie

Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves? Friedrich Nietzsche

Motivational Boredom Quotes

One listens to the murmur of the soul only because of boredom. Robert Walser

There are reasons that a person does anything: Love, faith, greed, boredom, fear… revenge.

Ally Carter

Boredom is your mind and body’s way of telling you you’re not living up to your potential. Hal Sparks

Your biggest battles internally happen in boredom. J. R. Rim

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Boredom is the fear of self. Marie Josephine de Suin

There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.

G.K. Chesterton

Boredom is the conviction that you can’t change the shriek of unused capacities. Saul Bellow

I would rather die of passion than of boredom. Vincent Van Gogh

Only boring people get bored. Ruth Burke

Boredom is rage spread thin.

Paul Tillich

Boredom rests upon the nothingness that winds its way through existence; its giddiness, like that which comes from gazing down into an infinite abyss, is infinite. Soren Kierkegaard

Boredom can be incredibly productive. It’s the fear of boredom that’s so destructive. Stephanie Danler

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Boredom is the price one pays for not enjoying everything. Marty Rubin

He had been bored, that’s all, bored like most people. Hence he had made himself out of whole cloth a life full of complications and drama.

Albert Camus

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

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

Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative. Le Duc De Lvis

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

Walter Benjamin

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

It becomes clear when you love silence, boredom and hard work. For the wise it’s play. For the ordinary it’s hell. Maxime Lagacé

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I think it’s necessary to let kids be bored once in a while, that’s how they learn to be creative. Kim Raver

A little boredom can be a dangerous thing.


If you want to cure boredom, be curious. If you’re curious, nothing is a chore; it’s automatic you want to study. Cultivate curiosity, and life becomes an unending study of joy. Anthony Robbins

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

Facebook is like the fridge. If you’re bored, keep opening it.

Being bored is boring.


It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than be absolutely boring. Marilyn Monroe

The price of being a sheep is boredom. Unknown

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Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity. Unknown

People who understand how to convert their time into useful products do not complain of boredom.

Sunday Adelaja

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

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

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

I always think boredom is to some extent the fault of the bored.

Kate Ross

Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored. Wayne Dyer

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

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The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer

I am never bored; to be bored is an insult to one’s self.

Jules Renard

Solitude is not the only possible parent of boredom: we sometimes find ourselves bored to death while we are with someone, a few people, or even many people. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

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I am convinced that boredom is one of the greatest tortures. If I were to imagine Hell, it would be the place where you were continually bored. Erich Fromm, The Dogma of Christ

Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Susan Ertz

Boredom is a disease of the mind and psyche, an insidious disease. It not only takes the joy out of life, but the creativity as well. No one of God’s children should ever be bored with life. Unknown

To Sum Up

Hopefully you have enjoyed this big list of boredom quotes.

There are lots to motivate and inspire you every day.

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