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A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
Boredom is... a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life - the lesson of your utter insignificance.
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
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.
Boredom is a concept that I don't understand.
Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
Rules equal boredom, and I don't like that.
I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.
In love there are no vacations. No such thing. Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that.
Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?
Don't try to 'fix' the child's boredom - rather, let the child find his or her inner resources.
I finally overcame my phobia, and now I approach flying with a sort of studied boredom - a learned habit, thanks to my learn-to-fly-calmly training - but like all former flying phobics, I retain a weird and feverish fascination with aviation news, especially bad news.
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.
How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me.
Punk was a protest against work and against boredom. It was a sign of life, a rant, a scream, a rejection of bourgeois morals. But have things improved since then? Arguably, they've got worse.
Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.
There's too much down time making movies. That leads to boredom. And that leads to trouble.
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.
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.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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