Boredom Quotes and Sayings


Only those who want everything done for them are bored.
– Billy Graham

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.
– H. L. Mencken

Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most costly disease is not cancer or coronaries. The most costly disease is boredom – costly for both individual and society.

Being bored is an insult to oneself.
Jules Renard

If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.
– Lou Holtz

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

Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.
Friedrich Nietzsche

People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
– Jeremy Collier

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


Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
– Gerald Brenan

If you knew what you were doing, you’d probably be bored.

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

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

Leisure: A fancy word for people who don’t want to admit they’re bored.
Gene Perret


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