Boredom Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Soren Kierkegaard

Boredom is a disease of the mind and psyche, an insidious disease. It not only takes the joy out of life, but the creativity as well. No one of God's children should ever be bored with life.     


Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored.     

Wayne Dyer

Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.     

Mignon McLaughlin

Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative.     

Le Duc De Lvis

Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe. It's a symptom of security.     

Eugene Ionesco

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

Earl Nightingale

Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.     

James Galway

In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.     

Richard Bach

Boredom rests upon the nothingness that winds its way through existence; its giddiness, like that which comes from gazing down into an infinite abyss, is infinite.     

Soren Kierkegaard

Boredom is the self being stuffed with itself.     

Walker Percy

Boredom is nothing but the experience of a paralysis of our productive powers.     

Erich Fromm

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

Saul Bellow

Boredom is the fear of self.      

Marie Josephine De Suin

Boredom is the deadliest poison.     

William F. Buckley

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

Wayne Dyer

Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.     

Walter Benjamin

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

Ellen Parr

Boredom: the desire for desires.     

Leo Tolstoy

Boredom comes from a boring mind.     


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

Sir Cecil Beaton

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

Kate Ross

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

Boredom is rage spread thin.     

Paul Tillich

I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don't have to stay that way.     

Hedy Lamarr

Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character.     

James Bridie

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.     

Thomas S. Szasz

I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don't have to stay that way.     

Hedy Lamarr

When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.     

Walter Annenberg

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

Bertrand Russell