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The most terrible thing about materialism, even more terrible than its proneness to violence, is its boredom, from which sex, alcohol, drugs, all devices for putting out the accusing light of reason and suppressing the unrealizable aspirations of love, offer a prospect of deliverance.

Author: Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990)

Profession: British Broadcaster

Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. -- A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Author: Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)

Profession: American Radio Announcer, Author, Motivator, Speaker

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

Author: Ellen Parr


Man finds nothing so intolerable as to be in a state of complete rest, without passions, without occupation, without diversion, without effort. Then he feels his nullity, loneliness, inadequacy, dependence, helplessness, emptiness.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

And 'tis remarkable that they talk most who have the least to say.

Author: Matthew Prior (1664-1721)

Profession: British Diplomat, Poet

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

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Unless one is taught what to do with success after getting it, achievement of it must inevitably leave him prey to boredom.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.

Author: George Sanders


People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Profession: German Philosopher

For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, action nor utterance, nor the power of speech, to stir men's blood. I only speak right on. I tell you that which you yourselves do know.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.

Author: Susan Sontag (1933)

Profession: American Essayist

The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.

Author: Saul Steinberg


A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.

Author: Bert Leston Taylor