Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
~Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
Boredom is an emptiness filled with insistence.
Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe. It's a symptom of security.
The war between being and nothingness is the underlying illness of the twentieth century. Boredom slays more of existence than war.
I am never bored anywhere: being bored is an insult to oneself.
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.
Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative.
~Le Duc de Lévis, Mémoires
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face.
When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask me if I'm leaving.
All man's troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room.
~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
~Dorothy Parker (Thanks, Kaitlin)