144+ Best Bored Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational bored quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Most Famous Bored Quotes

Boredom is the root of all evil, the despairing refusal to be oneself.  Soren Kierkegaard

A perfect world is likely to be quite boring.

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

Death due to passion is better than due to boredom.

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.  Arthur Schopenhauer

Boredom is a subjective feeling.

Boredom: The desire for desires.  Leo Tolstoy

Can much happiness become boring?

I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.  Thomas Carlyle

Life is too short to be wasted by boredom.

To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom: it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.  Heraclitus

Life should be lived with feelings, not with boredom.

Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty  his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.  Aldous Huxley

New challenges keep us from boredom.

Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.  Jean Baudrillard

Only an uninterested mind can experience boredom.

She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring.  Zelda Fitzgerald, The Collected Writings

Marriage can be boring if you are boring yourself.

There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.  G.K. Chesterton

People’s mental and spiritual affinity has no room for boredom.

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

Research is a cure for boredom.

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

Doing things is not boring.

I’m bored” is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless, it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say I’m bored. Louis C.K.

For an artist, staying away from art is boring.

Boredom is the conviction that you can’t change the shriek of unused capacities.  Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March

People with high energy levels need lots of things to do.

Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.  Susan Ertz

Lack of motivation and boredom go hand in hand.

He had been bored, that’s all, bored like most people. Hence he had made himself out of whole cloth a life full of complications and drama.  Albert Camus, The Fall

If you’re feeling bored, it’s your own fault

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

The negativity in our world is boring us, it is so common.

My despair is less despair than boredom and loneliness.  Anthony Swofford, Jarhead

It is so much better to be busy and not bored.

I am convinced that boredom is one of the greatest tortures. If I were to imagine Hell, it would be the place where you were continually bored.  Erich Fromm, The Dogma of Christ

Stay away from boring people, or they’ll influence you.

Boredom is the deadliest poison.  William F. Buckley, Jr., Milestones

Boredom is a choice in our busy world.

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

We should all fear boredom and avoid it at all costs.

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

Only a person without goals can feel bored with life.

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 can never be justified.

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 Russell

Freedom and happiness come without boredom.

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

Don’t waste your time on uninteresting things.

Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes. Bette Midler

No one wants a boring life.

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

Feeling bored is the worst experience.

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

I would rather die of passion than of boredom. Emile Zola

She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring. Zelda Fitzgerald

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

Albert Camus

I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored. Louis C. K.

When you’re bored with yourself, marry and be bored with someone else. Edward VIII

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

Boredom is the conviction that you can’t change. The shriek of unused capacities. Saul Bellow

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. Evelyn Waugh

The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. Susan Sontag

I’m bored” is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Louis C. K.

Boredom between two people doesn’t come from being together physically. It comes from being apart mentally and spiritually. Richard Bach

Some men just want to watch the world burn. Michael Caine

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

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

Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. Renata Adler

Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain. Friedrich Nietzsche

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. Samuel Butler

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

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true. William Ralph Inge

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

Goodbye. I’m leaving because I’m bored. George Saunders

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

Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored. George Sanders

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

I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction  by skipping the parts that bored me. Jonathan Lethem

All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring. Chuck Palahniuk , Never get bored quotes

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

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

I want to feel something, as a person. I don’t want to be bored. Pina Bausch

I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction  by skipping the parts that bored me. Jonathan Lethem

Boredom comes from a boring mind. Metallica

I have never been bored an hour in my life. I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous thing is going to happen and it happens at fairly regular intervals. William Allen White

I dreaded having a boring life when I grew up. And I certainly can’t complain about being bored. Ina May Gaskin

Rock became an incredible commercial success, people just became bored with serious music, and it was forgotten. Henry Flynt

Boredom can be a lethal thing on a small island. Christopher Moore

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

There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering, a hell of boredom. Victor Hugo

I’m not bored; I’m not a guy who has nothing to do. Darrell Royal

There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people. G.K. Chesterton

There’s a story everywhere. Being bored to death someplace is basically a funny proposition. What you have to watch out for is you don’t write a boring story about a boring place. Tim Cahill

Being bored is an insult to oneself. Jules Renard

If I die prematurely at any rate I shall be saved from being bored to death by my own success. Samuel Butler

I’m terrified of being bored and not learning. Alexa Chung

Sometimes the eye gets so accustomed that if you don’t have a change, you’re bored. It’s the same with fashion, you know. And that, I suppose, is what style is about. Bill Blass

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

I’m not bored; I’m not a guy who has nothing to do. Darrell Royal

Boredom and fatigue are great historical forces. Jacques Barzun

Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore. Cecil Beaton

Staying busy keeps me away from being bored, which used to be a lot of my problem. Kirk Windstein

Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings. Soren Kierkegaard

I want to be bored. But I can’t. But I really don’t want to be this thing that I’m having to be instead of being bored. Ali Smith

There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people. Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Getting bored is not allowed. Kay Thompson

Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there  and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time. Zoe Saldana

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition. W. H. Auden

Is it worse to be scared than to be bored, that is the question? Gertrude Stein

Before you get bored of yourself try creativity in your life. Amit Kalantri

Getting bored is not allowed. Kay Thompson , Getting bored quotes

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

Being bored is an insult to oneself. Jules Renard

Boredom is a pleasing antidote for fear. Daphne du Maurier

To confess you’re bored means you have no Inner Resources. John Berryman

Boredom, the desire for desires. Leo Tolstoy

Broadly speaking, human beings may be divided into three classes: those who are billed to death, those who are worried to death, and those who are bored to death. Winston Churchill

A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you. Bert Leston Taylor

One sometimes says: ‘He killed himself because he was bored with life.’ One ought rather to say: ‘He killed himself because he was bored by lack of life. Victor Hugo

I just get bored really quickly and want to push myself to the next level.  Courtney Barnett

We always get bored with those whom we bore. François de La Rochefoucauld

I always get bored with my hair. That’s why I would always change it throughout my career. Janet Jackson

Bliss  a second by second joy and gratitude at the gift of being alive, conscious  lies on the other side of crushing, crushing boredom. Pay close attention to the most tedious things you can find Tax Returns, Televised Golf and, in waves, a boredom like you’ve never known will wash over you and just about kill you. Ride these out, and it’s like stepping from black and white into color. Like water after days in the desert. Instant bliss in every atom. David Foster Wallace

The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you. Nancy Astor

Only boring people are bored. Katherine Neville

A bored Gwenvael is an entire town destroyed accidently. G.A. Aiken

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

The writer’s curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored. Criss Jami

I’m so bored with it all. Winston Churchill

Only those who want everything done for them are bored. Billy Graham

Life is never boring but some people choose to be bored. The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way. Boredom is a choice; something you visit upon yourself, and it is another of those self defeating items that you can eliminate from your life. Wayne Dyer

Call me the chairman of the bored room.

Boredom is what you fight. Constant, ever present boredom. So you learn to look forward to small things. Sunlight glimpsed through a cloud, an extra piece of pie or candy, good thread to sew your blouse, a ribbon to wear in your hair. Valerie Wilson Wesley

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of me dying of boredom.

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

I swear it was Friday like 5 minutes ago.

Boredom is my worst enemy. It’s killed a lot of my friends, but it won’t get me. When I get bored, I risk my life somewhere. Larry Niven

I’m bored in the house and I’m in the house bored.

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