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I know when I'm working I seldom get into trouble. My educated guess is that boredom has caused most of the problems with Hollywood celebrities.
Economics is a subject profoundly conducive to cliche, resonant with boredom. On few topics is an American audience so practiced in turning off its ears and minds. And none can say that the response is ill advised.
John Kenneth Galbraith
There's a rebirth that goes on with us continuously as human beings. I don't understand, personally, how you can be bored. I can understand how you can be depressed, but I just don't understand boredom.
Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?
Emile M. Cioran
Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.
It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.
Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?
Sooner barbarity than boredom.
Don't try to 'fix' the child's boredom - rather, let the child find his or her inner resources.
How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me.
Idleness allows you to turn a situation from boredom to pleasure.
It's precisely in those moments when I don't know what to do, boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to either get somewhere or not get anywhere.
There's too much down time making movies. That leads to boredom. And that leads to trouble.
Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.
Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.
After I dropped out of college at the age of 19, I became a mortgage broker, and when I went back to school I thought about going into real estate law. I probably would have made a lot more money and died of boredom by now.
The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.
C. Northcote Parkinson
My drive to put myself on the line comes from boredom. From that feeling when you go to bed and think, 'What did I do today?' It doesn't have to be something monumental, just a feeling that you really tried to look at something, or look into something.
I've never been someone who's very prone to boredom. I don't know, boredom seems like something you should grow out of at about 15 or 16. There's so much that needs to be done.
Thanks to Twitter, iPads, BlackBerrys, voice-activated in-dash navigation systems, and a hundred other technologies that offer distraction anywhere, anytime, boredom has loosened its grip on us at last - that once-crushing 'weight' has become, for the most part, a memory.
For all the boredom the straight life brings, it's not too bad.
Gus Van Sant
Long-term boredom can't lead to anything good.
Our only competition in the theater is boredom, because if I'm bored with a play, if I'm revolted by a play on stage, with the Broadway prices, especially today, I'm going to walk out and not come back and pay that price again.
John F. Kennedy
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