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When people are bored it is primarily with themselves.

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.
The penalty for success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.
Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored.
Boredom is the root of all evil--the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Too many church services start at eleven sharp and end at twelve dull.
My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?
Bore -- a person who talks when you wish him to listen.
A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.
Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.
A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.
Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face.
The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born.
Somebody's boring me. I think it's me.
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
Unless one is taught what to do with success after getting it, achievement of it must inevitably leave him prey to boredom.
Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. -- A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
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.
The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way.
Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The things to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.
Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.
All kinds are good except the kind that bores you.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
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.
A bore is a man who has nothing to say and says it anyway.
Boredom is a disease of the mind and psyche, an insidious disease. It not only takes the joy out of life, but the creativity as well. No one of God's children should ever be bored with life.
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
For I have neither wit, nor words, nor worth, action nor utterance, nor the power of speech, to stir men's blood. I only speak right on. I tell you that which you yourselves do know.
People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
And 'tis remarkable that they talk most who have the least to say.
Man finds nothing so intolerable as to be in a state of complete rest, without passions, without occupation, without diversion, without effort. Then he feels his nullity, loneliness, inadequacy, dependence, helplessness, emptiness.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

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