Boredom: The desire for desires – Leo Tolstoy

40 Best Boredom Quotes – Words of Great Wisdom

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Émile Zola,
The Ladies’ Paradise

(1840 – 1902, French novelist, playwright, journalist;
the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism)

Boredom Quote: He who seeks rest finds boredom - He who seeks work finds rest - Dylan Marlais Thomas

Is life not a thousand times too short
for us to bore ourselves?

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

(1844 – 1900, German philosopher, cultural critic,
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

(1872 – 1970, British philosopher, logician,
mathematician, historian, writer, social critic,
political activist and Nobel laureate)

There are no uninteresting things,
only uninterested people.

G.K. Chesterton

(1874 – 1936, English writer, poet, philosopher,
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.

Coco Chanel

(1883 – 1971, French fashion designer and businesswoman)

Everyone is a bore to someone.
That is unimportant.
The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.

Edward FitzGerald “Gerald” Brenan

(1894 – 1987, British writer and Hispanist
who spent much of his life in Spain)

When people are bored,
it is primarily with their own selves
that they are bored.

Eric Hoffer

(1898 – 1983, American moral and social philosopher)

The chief product of an automated society
is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.

Cyril Northcote Parkinson

(1909 – 1993, British naval historian
and author of some 60 books)

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