Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore. – Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton
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
Is boredom anything less than the sense of one’s faculties slowly dying? – John Berger
Boredom is not an end product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You’ve got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself. – Gerald Brenan
Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes. – Bette Midler
No society ever seems to have succumbed to boredom. Man has developed an obvious capacity for surviving the pompous reiteration of the commonplace. – John Kenneth Galbraith
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
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you. – Bert Leston Taylor
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. – Ellen Parr
They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm. – Dorothy Parker
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other. – Susan Sontag
An Extra Thought About Boredom:
Many people mistake quietness for boredom. Especially young people! If they’re unstimulated for at least 10 minutes, they immediately assume that they’re bored.
Yet it’s very beneficial to allow yourself at least 15 minutes a day doing absolutely, positively nothing. A period of time where you don’t have to answer to anybody, and they don’t have to answer to you. It’s like a mini-vacation for your psyche!
Truth be told, your psyche doesn’t care for being overstimulated every minute of the day. Give it the rest it desires and, soon enough, you’ll find yourself looking forward to these quiet moments.
I live in south east London, and I know generally the cultural norms here dictate that reflection and quiteness be removed from any dictionary…..So I have probably been guilty for the past 27 years of going out of my way to avoid silence and “boredom”.
frances patrick da gama says
This is such a unique an awesome site. Its so true, that inaction brings boredom. Resting also, isnt boredom. Glad you are here. 😉
Frances, Thanks so much ! Your kind words really made my day. 🙂