Quotes: boredom

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  • Lewis Mumford
    Lewis Mumford
    American social philosopher 1895-1990
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    By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Against boredom the gods themselves fight in vain.
  • Al Boliska
    Al Boliska
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    Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
  • Billy Graham
    Billy Graham
    American Evangelist 1918-
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    America is said to have the highest per capita boredom of any spot on earth! We know that because we have the greatest number of artificial amusements of any country. People have become so empty that they can't even entertain themselves. They have to pay other people to amuse them, to make them laugh, to try to make them feel warm and happy and comfortable for a few minutes, to try to lose that awful, frightening, hollow feeling-that terrible, dreaded feeling of being lost and alone.
  • Susan Ertz
    Susan Ertz
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    Boredom comes simply from ignorance and lack of imagination.
    Source: Anger in the Sky
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
  • Guy Debord
    Guy Debord
    French philosopher 1931-
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    Boredom is always counter-revolutionary. Always.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
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    Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.
  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas Szasz
    American psychiatrist 1920-
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    Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
    Virginia Woolf
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    Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    Danish philosopher 1813-1855
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    Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Boredom is therefore a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
    Source: The Conquest of Happiness (1930)
  • Vikram Seth
    Vikram Seth
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    Boredom provides a stronger inclination to write than anything.
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