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 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.     

Emile 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

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

Albert Camus

Boredom is not an end-product, it 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

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

Edward VIII

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

Saul Bellow

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

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

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

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

Wayne Dyer

Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Boredom is your window on the properties of time that one tends to ignore to the likely peril of one's mental equilibrium. It is your window on time's infinity. Once this window opens, don't try to shut it; on the contrary, throw it wide open.     

Joseph Brodsky

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.     

Dale Carnegie

A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.     

Henry Ford

Patience and boredom are closely related. Boredom, a certain kind of boredom, is really impatience. You don't like the way things are, they aren't interesting enough for you, so you decide – and boredom is a decision – that you are bored.     

Bertrand Russell

You ought not to be ashamed of being bored. What you ought to be ashamed of is being boring.     

Lord Hailsham

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

Pina Bausch

All kinds are good except the kind that bores you.     


Boredom comes from a boring mind.     


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

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

Victor Hugo

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

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

Dorothy Parker