Boredom Quotes and Sayings

Only boring people get bored.
– Ruth Burke

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

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

Life is never boring but some people choose to be bored. The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way. Boredom is a choice; something you visit upon yourself, and it is another of those self-defeating items that you can eliminate from your life.
Wayne Dyer

When you pay attention to boredom it gets unbelievably interesting.
– Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

I abhor the idea of a perfect world. It would bore me to tears.
– Shelby Foote


I’m not hungry. But I’m bored. Therefore, I shall eat.

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

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
– Dorothy Parker

There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever.
– Karolvig Viggo Mortensen

Some people find life boring, there’s too much time. Few find life so exciting that there’s no time at all and life just zooms by.

Submitted by: RVM on October 21, 2015

Boredom is a choice.

Submitted by: Renegade on October 18, 2011

Boredom: the desire for desires.
Leo Tolstoy

Boredom comes from a boring mind.
– Metallica


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

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

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

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