100+ Best Bored Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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

Powerful Collection of Most Famous Bored Quotes

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

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

Inside every computer, there is a hidden man being bored. – Jean Baudrillard

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

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

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

All kinds are good except the kind that bores you. – Voltaire

I abhor the idea of a perfect world. It would bore me to tears. – Shelby Foote

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: The desire for desires. – Leo Tolstoy

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

I’m afraid of NOTHING except being bored! – Greta Garbo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your true traveller 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

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

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

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 not an end-product, 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

Boredom comes from a boring mind. – Metallica

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

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

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

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.

She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring. – Zelda FitzgeraldThere are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people. – G.K. Chesterton

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

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

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

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.

I will risk everything to avoid being bored. – Porfirio Rubirosa

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

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

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

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

“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.

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

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

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

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination. – Arthur Schopenhauer

You don’t burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored. – Cliff Burton

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

Being bored is an insult to oneself. – Jules Renard

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boredom is the fear of self. – Marie Josephine de Suin

My despair is less despair than boredom and loneliness. – Anthony Swofford

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

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

You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it. – Neil Gaiman

Boredom and fatigue are great historical forces. – Jacques Barzun

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

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

Boredom is the deadliest poison. – William F. Buckley

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

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

Every hero becomes a bore at last. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Boredom is not an end-product, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

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

Boredom is a pleasing antidote for fear. – Daphne du Maurier

Boredom, the desire for desires. – Leo Tolstoy

The only thing worse than being bored is being boring. – Jean Baudrillard

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored. – Jean de la Bruyere

Being bored is an insult to oneself. – Jules Renard

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

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 just the reverse side of fascination. – Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

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

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

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-

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

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

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