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You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

The most terrible thing about materialism, even more terrible than its proneness to violence, is its boredom, from which sex, alcohol, drugs, all devices for putting out the accusing light of reason and suppressing the unrealizable aspirations of love, offer a prospect of deliverance.
The life of a creator is not the only life nor perhaps the most interesting which a man leads. There is a time for play and a time for work, a time for creation and a time for lying fallow. And there is a time, glorious too in its own way, when one scarcely exists, when one is a complete void. I mean -- when boredom seems the very stuff of life.
Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
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.
Surely a long life must be somewhat tedious, since we are forced to call in so many trifling things to help rid us of our time, which will never return.
Sir, you have but two topics, yourself and me. I am sick of both.
Boring people are a reflection of boring people.
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.
Only those who want everything done for them are bored.
There are moments when, faced with our lack of success, I wonder whether we are failures, proud but impotent. One thing reassures me as to our value: the boredom that afflicts us. It is the hall-mark of quality in modern men.
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here.
Boredom is always counter-revolutionary. Always.
I spent a year in that town, one Sunday.
People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
What's wrong with being a boring kind of guy?
One thing I can say about George... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring.
Never chain your dogs together with sausages. One must accustom one's self to be bored.
Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so. After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn, and moreover my mother told me as a boy (repeatedly) Ever to confess you're bored means you have no inner Resources. I conclude now I have no inner resources, because I am heavy bored.
The world is eaten up by boredom. You can't see it all at once. It is like dust. You go about and never notice, you breathe it in, you eat and drink it. It is sifted so fine, it doesn't even grit on your teeth. But stand still for an instant and there it is, coating your face and hands. To shake off this drizzle of ashes you must be for ever on the go. And so people are always on the go.
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.

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