Bored Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bored quotes, bored sayings, and bored proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I want to feel something, as a person. I don't want to be bored.

Pina Bausch

I just get bored really quickly and want to push myself to the next level.

Courtney Barnett

All kinds are good except the kind that bores you.


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

Shelby Foote

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.

Cecil Beaton

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

Émile Zola

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

I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction – by skipping the parts that bored me.     

Jonathan Lethem

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

Albert Camus

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

Boredom comes from a boring mind.


When you're bored with yourself, marry and be bored with someone else.

Edward VIII

I dreaded having a boring life when I grew up. And I certainly can't complain about being bored.

Ina May Gaskin

Boredom can be a lethal thing on a small island.

Christopher Moore

Boredom is the conviction that you can't change. The shriek of unused capacities.     

Saul Bellow

There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering – a hell of boredom.

Victor Hugo

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

Susan Sontag

Boredom between two people doesn’t come from being together physically. It comes from being apart mentally and spiritually.     

Richard Bach

You don't burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored.

Cliff Burton

There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.     

G.K. Chesterton

Being bored is an insult to oneself.

Jules Renard

I'm terrified of being bored and not learning.

Alexa Chung

There's no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there's no excuse for boredom, ever.     

Viggo Mortensen

I always get bored with my hair. That's why I would always change it throughout my career.

Janet Jackson

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

Dorothy Parker

You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.     

Neil Gaiman

Boredom and fatigue are great historical forces.

Jacques Barzun

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

Kate Ross

Staying busy keeps me away from being bored, which used to be a lot of my problem.

Kirk Windstein

Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom.

Terry Pratchett