Boredom Quotes and Sayings

Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.
Friedrich Nietzsche

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

A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
– Bert Leston Taylor

Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored, boredom is a choice.

Baseball is dull only to dull minds.
– Red Barber


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

A yawn is more disconcerting than a contradiction.

There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering – a hell of boredom.
Victor Hugo

When a man bores a woman, she complains. When a woman bores a man, he ignores her.
– Mason Cooley

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

Being bored is an insult to oneself.
Jules Renard


One eventually has enough even of oneself.

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

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.

Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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