71 Boredom Quotes To Confirm Your Idleness and Laziness

When a person feels indifferent or unenthusiastic about their surroundings or activities this often results in a state of boredom.

It’s a typical feeling which can sneak in during moments of repetitive repetition or, oddly, when there aren’t enough things to do.

The monotony of doing the same work may be mind-numbing, leaving us wishing for a change, a spark of freshness.

A lack of duties or activities, on the other hand, may lead to boredom, producing a gap that yearns to be filled with meaningful activity.


If you ever find yourself caught in the grips of boredom, these boredom quotes may have a unique significance for you.

They represent our common human experience and might provide solace or even motivation to break free from the shackles of boredom.

So, whenever boredom strikes, turn to these words for solace in common sentiment.

Best Boredom Quotes

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

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

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


Boredom is nothing but the experience of a paralysis of our productive powers. ~ Erich Fromm.

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

The life of the creative person is led, directed, and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. ~ Saul Steinberg.


All kinds are good except the kind that bores you. ~ Voltaire.

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

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.


Boredom is the self being stuffed with itself. ~ Walker Percy.

Boredom is the deadliest poison. ~ William F. Buckley Jr.

Immunity to boredom gives the computer an edge. ~ Alan Lakein.


Boredom is rage spread thin. ~ Paul Tillich.

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

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Famous Boredom Quotes

Entertainment is, in fact, the biggest cause of boredom in the modern world. The more man is entertained, the more bored he grows. ~ Anthony Daniels.


Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity. ~ Robert M. Pirsig.

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

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. ~ Thomas S. Szasz.

Boredom is like a pitiless zooming-in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face. ~ Charlotte Whitton.


The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ~ Ellen Parr.

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

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

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

We have a world of pleasures to win, and nothing to lose but boredom. ~ Raoul Vaneigem.


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

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

Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair. ~ Charles Caleb Colton.

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


Boredom is the deadliest poison. ~ William F. Buckley.

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

Extreme boredom serves to distract us from boredom. ~ François Duc de La Rochefoucauld.

Meanwhile, patriotic men and women must not only rise above fear; they must also rise above inconvenience and, perhaps, most of all, above boredom. ~ Winston Churchill.


Boredom is the highest mental state. ~ Albert Einstein.

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

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

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

Your true traveler 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.

There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people. ~ G.K. Chesterton.


Take over your boredom before it takes you over. ~ Unknown.

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

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.

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.

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

By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed. ~ Lewis Mumford.


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

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

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

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.

Boredom comes from a boring mind. ~ Metallica.

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.

Boredom is a larval anxiety; depression, a dreamy hatred. ~ Emil M. Cioran.

Boredom is your imagination calling to you. ~ Sherry Turkle.

Top Boredom Quotes

Boredom and restlessness are deeply related. Whenever you feel boredom, then you feel restlessness. Restlessness is a by-product of boredom. ~ Osho.

Boredom dismantles the mind, renders it superficial, out at the seams, saps it from within and dislocates it. ~ Emil M. Cioran.


Boredom leads to confusion in mind. ~ Unknown.

Boredom is the fear of self. ~ Marie Josephine De Suin.

Complacency can lead to boredom. Try new experiences and put excitement back into your life. ~ Amanda Ray.

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. ~ Samuel Butler.

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


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

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.

Profound Boredom Quotes

The effect of boredom on a large scale in history is underestimated. It is a main cause of revolutions, and would soon bring an end to all the static utopias and the farmyard civilization of the Fabians. ~ Dean Inge.

I would rather die of passion than of boredom. ~ Émile Zola.

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: the desire for desires. ~ Leo Tolstoy.

I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this. ~ Soren Kierkegaard.

You have to be a materialist, to begin with. But don’t stop there. The second thing that will make your journey complete is the search for significance. Otherwise, every enjoyment is going to become boredom sooner or later. ~ Osho.

It is well-known that evils are alleviated by the fact that we bear them in common. People seem to regard boredom as one of these and therefore get together in order to be bored in common. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer.

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

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

So these were the 71 quotes about Boredom.

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