I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
The Ladies’ Paradise
the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism)
Is life not a thousand times too short
for us to bore ourselves?
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
poet, philologist, and Latin and Greek scholar)
Unless a man has been taught
what to do with success after getting it,
the achievement of it must inevitably leave him
a prey to boredom.
Bertrand Arthur William Russell,
3rd Earl Russell
mathematician, historian, writer, social critic,
political activist and Nobel laureate)
There are no uninteresting things,
only uninterested people.
dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian,
biographer, and literary and art critic)
As soon as you set foot on a yacht
you belong to some man, not to yourself,
and you die of boredom.
Everyone is a bore to someone.
That is unimportant.
The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
Edward FitzGerald “Gerald” Brenan
who spent much of his life in Spain)
When people are bored,
it is primarily with their own selves
that they are bored.
The chief product of an automated society
is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.
Cyril Northcote Parkinson
and author of some 60 books)