Boredom Quotes

We all have those days in which we feel entirely bored. Boredom originates from the environment, can be at work or home from doing repetitive tasks and routines.  With boredom, there is a lack of interest in everyday activities.

Next time you experience boredom, remember that the world is a beautiful place, with great food, places, cultures, and interesting people to meet-- endless activities! It might feel like there is not enough time for everything. Instead of thinking how bored you are, try something new, go somewhere, try different foods, learn a new language, boredom should not be an option in such an enormous world.

Besides, if you are experiencing boredom, keep in mind that there are many unfortunate, sick and dying people out there that are fighting to be alive, just to enjoy life. Be thankful, and fill your time with activities, pursue new goals, interest, and so forth.

Browse through a collection of boredom quotes from philosophers, writers, celebrities, and others expressing their thoughts on boredom.  Find funny boredom quotes, boredom in relationships quotes on being bored with life and many others.

John Ross- Nothing to do on an afternoon

John Ross- Nothing to do on an afternoon

Are you stuck again on an afternoon with nothing to do? Start with your dreams, decide where you want to ...
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Lou Holtz-  If you're bored with life

Lou Holtz- If you’re bored with life

If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you ...
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Undecided- Love is like a Bubble Gum

Undecided- Love is like a Bubble Gum

Love is like bubble gum. At first it tastes better than anything you could ever imagine, but after a while ...
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Robert H. Schuller-  Exhausted all possibilities

Robert H. Schuller- Exhausted all possibilities

When you've exhausted all possibilities, remember this you haven't.      Robert H. Schuller ...
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Chinese Proverbs On Being Tired

Chinese Proverbs On Being Tired

A man grows most tired while standing still. Chinese Proverbs Proverb Meaning: This logical Chinese proverb is referring to tiredness ...
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Richard Armour- Tired of Not Working

Richard Armour- Tired of Not Working

Retired is being tired twice, I've thought, first tired of working, then tired of not      Richard Armour ...
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Vincent van Gogh- On Boredom and Passion

Vincent van Gogh- On Boredom and Passion

I would rather die of passion than of boredom. —Vincent van Gogh ...
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Tila Tequila-On Identity

Tila Tequila-On Identity

I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we ...
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German Proverb On Boredom

German Proverb On Boredom

"Boredom is the father of all sins." ...
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Samuel Johnson Quote On Being Dull

Samuel Johnson Quote On Being Dull

He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dulness in others. Samuel Johnson ...
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quote On Idleness

Friedrich Nietzsche Quote On Idleness

Idleness is the parent of psychology. Friedrich Nietzsche    ...
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Lauran Paine Jr

Lauran Paine Jr

If you are bored flying, your standards are too low.      ...
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Steve Fossett- Flying Solo

Steve Fossett- Flying Solo

The good thing about flying solo is it's never boring. Steve Fossett ...
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Orson Welles

Orson Welles

There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.      ...
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Gregory ''Pappy'' Boyington

Gregory ”Pappy” Boyington

Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror ...
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Catherine Pulsifer- Boring Without Diversity

Catherine Pulsifer- Boring Without Diversity

We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring. Catherine ...
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Paulo Coelho- Make Each Day Different

Paulo Coelho- Make Each Day Different

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day ...
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Lailah Gifty Akita- Be Fully Awake

Lailah Gifty Akita- Be Fully Awake

Do not just exist, be fully awake. Lailah Gifty Akita ...
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Virginia Woolf- Knowing Yourself

Virginia Woolf- Knowing Yourself

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too ...
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Joseph Addison- Admiration is a short-lived passion

Joseph Addison- Admiration is a short-lived passion

Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object. Joseph Addison ...
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Robert M. Pirsig

Robert M. Pirsig

Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity.      ...
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Aesop Quote On Familiarity

Aesop Quote On Familiarity

Familiarity breeds contempt.     Aesop Source: The Fox and the Lion ...
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Wilferd Peterson- Break The Chain of Routine

Wilferd Peterson- Break The Chain of Routine

A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading ...
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Dale Carnegie- The Completion of Goals

Dale Carnegie- The Completion of Goals

The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another. Dale Carnegie ...
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Amy Seimetz

Amy Seimetz

Boredom is usually what spurs either bad decisions or any decision at all.      ...
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Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan

When bored of sitting, move! When bored of moving, sit! Balance your life or there will remain neither moving nor ...
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George Steiner

George Steiner

Books — the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity ...
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Richard Carrol- A Creative or Bored Mind

Richard Carrol- A Creative or Bored Mind

A heightened appreciation for all things living is one of the qualities that separate the creative mind from the bored, ...
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Byron Pulsifer- Limited Time On Earth

Byron Pulsifer- Limited Time On Earth

Each one of us has only a limited time on this earth; no one can predict when your time will ...
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 Bryan Kest- Peeling Away Dullness From Life

 Bryan Kest- Peeling Away Dullness From Life

I need to somehow peel away the dullness and heighten my sensitivity and alertness. I need to start sucking the ...
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Wayne Dyer- Life is Never Boring

Wayne Dyer- Life is Never Boring

Life is never boring but some people choose to be bored. The concept of boredom entails an inability to use ...
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Arthur Schopenhauer- Wealthy People Suffer From Boredom

Arthur Schopenhauer- Wealthy People Suffer From Boredom

People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.  (1788-1860) German philosopher. Arthur Schopenhauer ...
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Thomas S. Szasz- The Feeling of Boredom

Thomas S. Szasz- The Feeling of Boredom

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. Thomas S. Szasz ...
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Metallica -Boredom Comes From a Boring Mind

Metallica -Boredom Comes From a Boring Mind

Boredom comes from a boring mind. Metallica ...
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Jean Baudrillard On Boredom

Jean Baudrillard On Boredom

Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the ...
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Eugene Ionesco- Boredom is a Sign of Security

Eugene Ionesco- Boredom is a Sign of Security

Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe.  It's a symptom of security. Eugene Ionesco ...
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Greek Proverb- Hard Work is The Best Cure For Boredom

Greek Proverb- Hard Work is The Best Cure For Boredom

The best cure for boredom is hard work. Greek Proverb ...
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Wayne Dyer- Blaming Boredom on The Environment

Wayne Dyer- Blaming Boredom on The Environment

The tendency is to blame boredom on the environment. "This town is really dull" or "What a boring speaker." The ...
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Mokokoma Mokhonoana Quote On Reaching a Destination

Mokokoma Mokhonoana Quote On Reaching a Destination

The modern man is usually in a hurry to get to a destination from which he will sooner or later ...
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Walter Benjamin On Boredom

Walter Benjamin On Boredom

Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away. -Walter ...
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Hedy Lamarr Quote On Boring People

Hedy Lamarr Quote On Boring People

I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don't have to stay that way. Hedy Lamarr ...
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James Galway Quote On Routine and Boredom

James Galway Quote On Routine and Boredom

Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom. James Galway ...
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Bertrand Russell - Boredom and morals quote

Bertrand Russell – Boredom and morals quote

Boredom is ... a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by ...
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Viggo Mortensen- There is No Excuse To Boredom

Viggo Mortensen- There is No Excuse To Boredom

There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes, Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ...
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Saul Bellow- Thoughts On Boredom

Saul Bellow- Thoughts On Boredom

Boredom is the conviction that you can’t change…the shriek of unused capacities. Saul Bellow ...
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quote On Boredom

Friedrich Nietzsche Quote On Boredom

Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. -- A theme for a great poet would be ...
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Mignon McLaughlin- Grasp Opportunities

Mignon McLaughlin- Grasp Opportunities

Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom. Mignon McLaughlin ...
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Wayne Dyer Quote On Present Moment and Boredom

Wayne Dyer Quote On Present Moment and Boredom

The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way. Wayne Dyer ...
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Valerie W. Wesley Quote On Fighting Boredom

Valerie W. Wesley Quote On Fighting Boredom

Boredom is what you fight. Constant, ever-present boredom. So you learn to look forward to small things. Sunlight glimpsed through ...
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Walter Annenberg Quote On Laziness and Boredom

Walter Annenberg Quote On Laziness and Boredom

When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom. Walter Annenberg ...
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Heraclitus- Doing The Same Over and Over

Heraclitus- Doing The Same Over and Over

To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom: it is to be controlled by rather ...
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Earl Nightingale Quote On Finding Boredom

Earl Nightingale Quote On Finding Boredom

You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea. Earl Nightingale ...
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Richard Bach- To Live Free and Happy

Richard Bach- To Live Free and Happy

In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice. Richard Bach ...
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Louis C.K.- I Am Bored Quote

Louis C.K.- I Am Bored Quote

I’m bored” is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve ...
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G.K. Chesterton Quote On Uninteresting Things

G.K. Chesterton Quote On Uninteresting Things

There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people. G.K. Chesterton ...
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Jean Baudrillard- The Worst Crime is Boredom

Jean Baudrillard- The Worst Crime is Boredom

Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore. Jean Baudrillard ...
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Leo Tolstoy Quote On Boredom

Leo Tolstoy Quote On Boredom

Boredom: The desire for desires. Leo Tolstoy ...
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Thomas Carlyle- Rather Die From Exhaustion Than Boredom

Thomas Carlyle- Rather Die From Exhaustion Than Boredom

I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom. Thomas Carlyle ...
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Cliff Burton- Going Slow and Getting Bored

Cliff Burton- Going Slow and Getting Bored

You don’t burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored. Cliff Burton ...
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Albert Camus- Everyone is Bored

Albert Camus- Everyone is Bored

The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits. Albert Camus ...
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Ellen Parr- The Cure For Boredom

Ellen Parr- The Cure For Boredom

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Ellen Parr This was quoted in Reader's Digest ...
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Jules Renard Quote: Being Bored is An Insult

Jules Renard Quote: Being Bored is An Insult

I am never bored anywhere:  being bored is an insult to oneself. Jules Renard ...
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Susan Sontag Quote On Boredom and Fascination

Susan Sontag Quote On Boredom and Fascination

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one ...
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Bertrand Russell Quote On Boredom and Success

Bertrand Russell Quote On Boredom and Success

Unless one is taught what to do with success after getting it, achievement of it must inevitably leave him prey ...
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Larry Niven- Boredom is My Worst Enemy

Larry Niven- Boredom is My Worst Enemy

Boredom is my worst enemy. It's killed a lot of my friends, but it won't get me. When I get ...
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Moss Hart- Boredom is The Key To Poverty

Moss Hart- Boredom is The Key To Poverty

Boredom is the keynote of poverty -- of all its indignities, it is perhaps the hardest of all to live ...
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Voltaire- The Benefits of Work

Voltaire- The Benefits of Work

Work banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty. Voltaire ...
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Erich Fromm- Boredom is Lack of Productivity

Erich Fromm- Boredom is Lack of Productivity

Boredom is nothing but the experience of a paralysis of our productive powers. Erich Fromm ...
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Arthur Schopenhauer- The Two Enemies of Human Happiness

Arthur Schopenhauer- The Two Enemies of Human Happiness

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer ...
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