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Jules RenardI am never bored; to be bored is an insult to one's self.

—  Jules Renard, 1864-1910, French writer

Wallace StevensEverything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.

—  Wallace Stevens, 1879-1955, American poet

Gioachino RossiniWagner has beautiful moments but awful quarters of an hour.

—  Gioachino Rossini, 1792-1868, Italian music composer

Winston ChurchillI’m bored with it all.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

     (his last words)

Bette DavisIf everybody likes you, you're pretty dull.

—  Bette Davis, 1908-1989, American actress

Arthur ClarkeA well-stocked mind is safe from boredom.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Emile M. CioranBoredom is a larval anxiety; depression, a dreamy hatred.

—  Emile M. Cioran, 1911-1995, French-Romanian philosopher

Emile M. CioranEnnui is the echo in us of time tearing itself apart.

—  Emile M. Cioran, 1911-1995, French-Romanian philosopher

Dorothy ParkerThe cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic

Benjamin FranklinAfter three days men grow weary, of a wench, a guest, and weather rainy.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Friedrich NietzschePlato is boring.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Friedrich NietzscheA subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Friedrich NietzscheAgainst boredom even gods struggle in vain.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

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

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerThe two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Andy WarholI like boring things.

—  Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, American artist

Ambrose BierceBore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

Ralph Waldo EmersonEvery hero becomes a bore at last.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

VoltaireThe secret of being a bore is to tell everything.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

La RochefoucauldWe often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

Samuel BeckettNothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It's awful.

—  Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989, Irish writer, Nobel 1969

Victor HugoThere is something more terrible than a hell of suffering: a hell of boredom.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Frank TygerThe biggest bore is the person who is bored by everyone and everything.

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

Arthur ClarkeUtopia was here at last; its novelty had not yet been assailed by the supreme enemy of all Utopias: boredom.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Lou HoltzIf you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

Charles DarwinI have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.

—  Charles Darwin, 1809-1882, British scientist

Walt DisneyAll right. I'm corny. But I think there's just about a-hundred-and-forty-million people in this country that are just as corny as I am.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

H.L. MenckenThe capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Anton ChekhovTomsk is a very dull town. To judge from the drunkards whose acquaintance I have made, and from the intellectual people who have come to the hotel to pay their respects to me, the inhabitants are very dull, too

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer


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