Friday, 21 October 2011

Bores / Boredom


A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company. - Gian Vincenzo Gravina

Among the idle rich, boredom is one of the most common causes of unhappiness. People who have difficulty in earning their living may suffer greatly, but they are not bored. Wealthy men and women become bored when they depend upon the theatre for their enjoyment instead of making their own lives interesting. - Andre Maurois

Boredom can be a lethal thing on a small island. - Christopher Moore

Boredom is nothing but the experience of a paralysis of our productive powers. - Erich Fromm

Boredom is a sign of satisfied ignorance, blunted apprehension, crass sympathies, dull understanding, feeble powers of attention, and irreclaimable weakness of character. - James Bridie

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

Boredom is the deadliest poison. - William F Buckley

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time. - Thomas Szasz
Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything. - Don Marquis

Boredom is the self being stuffed with itself. - Walker Percy

Boredom is what you fight. Constant, ever-present boredom. So you learn to look forward to small things. Sunlight glimpsed through a cloud, an extra piece of pie or candy, good thread to sew your blouse, a ribbon to wear in your hair. - Valerie W. Wesley

Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The things to avoid is being a bore to oneself. - Gerald Brenan

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

Life is never boring but some people choose to be bored. The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way. Boredom is a choice; something you visit upon yourself, and it is another of those self-defeating items that you can eliminate from your life. - Wayne W. Dyer

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true. - William R. Inge

The biggest bore is the person who is bored by everyone and everything. - Frank Tyger

The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way. - Wayne Dyer

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

The tendency is to blame boredom on the environment. "This town is really dull" or "What a boring speaker." The particular town or speaker is never dull, it is you experiencing the boredom, and you can eliminate it by doing something else with your mind or energy at that moment. - Wayne W. Dyer

The world is eaten up by boredom … You can’t see it all at once. It is like dust. You go about and never notice, you breathe it in, you eat and drink it. It is sifted so fine, it doesn’t even grit on your teeth. But stand still for an instant and there it is, coating your face and hands. To shake off this drizzle of ashes you must be for ever on the go. And so people are always “on the go.” - Georges Bernanos

There’s no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there’s no excuse for boredom, ever. - Viggo Mortensen

We have to take responsibility for our own boredom and delve into the limitless opportunities that our imaginations afford us. Whether in fashioning a masterpiece of art, or seeing a problem from a new perspective, the creative instinct is uniquely human and waiting within you to be tapped. So when your life seems emptier than it should, when it needs a healthy transfusion of vitality, use your imagination. - Leo Buscaglia

When people are bored it is primarily with themselves. - Eric Hoffer

Youll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea. - Earl Nightingale

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