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Bores And Boredom Quotes

To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom: it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.

Author: Heraclitus

Profession: Greek Philosopher

When people are bored it is primarily with themselves.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

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.

Author: Lou Holtz (1937)

Profession: American Football Coach

Boring people are a reflection of boring people.

Author: Doug Horton


Sir, you have but two topics, yourself and me. I am sick of both.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in so many trifling things to help rid us of our time, which will never return.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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.

Author: Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Profession: Danish Philosopher, Writer

Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.

Author: Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Profession: Danish Philosopher, Writer

Boredom is the root of all evil--the despairing refusal to be oneself.

Author: Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Profession: Danish Philosopher, Writer

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.

Author: Henry Kissinger (1923-)

Profession: American Republican Politician, Secretary of State

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

The devil's name is dullness.

Author: Robert E. Lee (1807-1870)

Profession: American Confederate Army Commander

His shortcoming is his long staying.

Author: Lewis L. Lewisohn


Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.

Author: Don Marquis (1878-1937)

Profession: American Humorist, Journalist

The life of a creator is not the only life nor perhaps the most interesting which a man leads. There is a time for play and a time for work, a time for creation and a time for lying fallow. And there is a time, glorious too in its own way, when one scarcely exists, when one is a complete void. I mean -- when boredom seems the very stuff of life.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author