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Before, for me, peace could have been synonymous with boredom.

Tags: Peace, Synonymous  ✍ Author: Isabelle Adjani

As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man, not to yourself, and you die of boredom.

Tags: Die, Yourself  ✍ Author: Coco Chanel

Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.

Tags: Goes, Passion  ✍ Author: Coco Chanel

Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.

Tags: Often, Revenge  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

They're a redefinition of boredom... the most important thing you need to know about an awards show is where is the nearest smoking opportunity.

Tags: Show, Smoking  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

There's nothing like impending death to rouse you from existential boredom.

Tags: Death, Rouse  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.

Tags: Humanity, Lies  ✍ Author: Anatole France

How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me.

Tags: Books, Dying  ✍ Author: William Gaddis

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.

Tags: American, Off  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.

Tags: Routine, Running  ✍ Author: James Galway

Sooner barbarity than boredom.

Tags: Barbarity, Sooner  ✍ Author: Theophile Gautier

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.

Tags: Chaos, Step  ✍ Author: Manly Hall

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.

Tags: Either, Try  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.

Tags: Evil, Oneself  ✍ Author: Soren Kierkegaard

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.

Tags: Problems, Working  ✍ Author: Hedy Lamarr

I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don't have to stay that way.

Tags: Boring, Stay  ✍ Author: Hedy Lamarr

The boredom occasioned by too much restraint is always preferable to that produced by an uncontrolled enthusiasm for a pointless variety.

Tags: Enthusiasm, Pointless  ✍ Author: Osbert Lancaster

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

Tags: Good, Idea  ✍ Author: Earl Nightingale

The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.

Tags: Presidency, Problems  ✍ Author: Richard M. Nixon

The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.

Tags: Sense, Society  ✍ Author: C. Northcote Parkinson

Boredom is... a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.

Tags: Fear, Problem  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.

Tags: Class, Wealth  ✍ Author: George Sanders

For all the boredom the straight life brings, it's not too bad.

Tags: Bad, Life  ✍ Author: Gus Van Sant

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.

Tags: Both, Rather  ✍ Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Boredom: the desire for desires.

Tags: Desire, Desires  ✍ Author: Leo Tolstoy
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Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?

Tags: Die, Dying  ✍ Author: Luther Vandross

Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.

Tags: Kingdom, Legitimate  ✍ Author: Virginia Woolf

When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.

Tags: Laziness, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Walter Annenberg

Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom, since art is more than an entertainment of the senses.

Tags: Art, Means  ✍ Author: Rudolf Arnheim

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.

Tags: Second, Worst  ✍ Author: Jean Baudrillard

Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.

Tags: Crime, Perhaps  ✍ Author: Cecil Beaton

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.

Tags: Moments, Travel  ✍ Author: David Bolinsky

Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.

Tags: Few, Hours  ✍ Author: Pappy Boyington

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.

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Joseph Brodsky

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.

Tags: God, Great  ✍ Author: Lewis Cass

Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?

Tags: Fear, History  ✍ Author: Emile M. Cioran

Even boredom has its crises.

Tags: Crises  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

Rules equal boredom, and I don't like that.

Tags: Equal, Rules  ✍ Author: Simon Cowell

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.

Tags: Freedom, Simple  ✍ Author: Quentin Crisp

Boredom is always counter-revolutionary. Always.

 ✍ Author: Guy Debord

In love there are no vacations. No such thing. Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that.

Tags: Lived, Love  ✍ Author: Marguerite Duras

I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances.

Tags: Fear, Learning  ✍ Author: Robert Fulghum

Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom.

Tags: Old, Temple  ✍ Author: Ruth Gordon

The Beatles saved the world from boredom.

Tags: Beatles, Saved  ✍ Author: George Harrison

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.

Tags: Book, Reading  ✍ Author: Heinrich Heine

Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?

Tags: Less, Sense  ✍ Author: Arthur Helps

Idleness allows you to turn a situation from boredom to pleasure.

Tags: Situation, Turn  ✍ Author: Howard Hodgkin

Long-term boredom can't lead to anything good.

Tags: Good, Lead  ✍ Author: Nicholas Hoult

It's the boredom that kills you. You read until you're tired of that. You do crossword puzzles until you're tired of that. This is torture. This is mental torture.

Tags: Tired, Until  ✍ Author: Jack Kevorkian

Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.

Tags: Morality, Stage  ✍ Author: Karl Kraus

When you pay attention to boredom it gets unbelievably interesting.

Tags: Attention, Pay  ✍ Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.

Tags: Life, Smile  ✍ Author: Guy de Maupassant

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.

Tags: After, Criticism  ✍ Author: Wendell Phillips

Miss Searle had always considered boredom an intellectual defeat.

Tags: Defeat, Miss  ✍ Author: Mary Renault

There's too much down time making movies. That leads to boredom. And that leads to trouble.

Tags: Movies, Time  ✍ Author: Jeremy Renner

Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn't. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.

Tags: Listening, Music  ✍ Author: Marilyn vos Savant

The main thing I got from growing up in a suburb is the boredom you have as a child.

Tags: Child, Growing  ✍ Author: Alia Shawkat

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

Tags: Creative, Life  ✍ Author: Susan Sontag

One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom.

 ✍ Author: Muriel Spark

This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom.

Tags: Age, Curse  ✍ Author: Stendhal

It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.

Tags: Alone, Known  ✍ Author: Wallace Stevens

If I planned everything out in advance, I'd expire of boredom.

Tags: Advance, Expire  ✍ Author: Peter Straub

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.

Tags: Rest, Work  ✍ Author: Dylan Thomas

Boredom is rage spread thin.

Tags: Rage, Thin  ✍ Author: Paul Tillich

Much is forgiven anyone who relieves the desperate boredom of the working press.

Tags: Anyone, Working  ✍ Author: William Weld

In marketing you must choose between boredom, shouting and seduction. Which do you want?

Tags: Between, Marketing  ✍ Author: Rowan Williams

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