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.
  • 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
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    Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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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)

  • Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy
    Russian writer 1828-1910
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    Boredom: the desire for desires.
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