Saturday, 29 October 2011

Love


No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being until he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features in the beloved person; and even more, he sees that which is potential in him, which is not yet actualized. Further more, by his love, the loving person enables the beloved person to actualize these potentialities. By making him aware of what he can be and what he should become, he makes these potentialities come true. - Viktor Frankl

Being with the right person is caring for another physically, mentally and spiritually. It is caring for another’s soul. As the relationship grows deeper over the years each kiss is still as new and exciting as the first, each embrace is a song of ever-deepening love, and each night becomes a celebration of unity and fulfilment. Every day becomes richer and fuller. Being with the right person answers one of the deeper longings of the human soul. - Robert Scheid

Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something – and it is only such love that can know freedom. - Jiddu Krishnamurti 

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Quote Worthy


I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. - Rudyard Kipling

Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can’t even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain. - Barbara Kingsolver

You can send a message around the world in one-fifth of a second, yet it may take years for it to get from the outside of a man’s head to the inside. - Charles Kettering 

The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy. - Sun Tzu 

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. - W. Clement Stone

Temperance and labour are the two best physicians of man; labour sharpens the appetite and temperance prevents from indulging to excess. - Jacques Rousseau

You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think. - Mortimer Adler

You are one of a kind; therefore, no one can really predict to what heights you might soar. Even you will not know until you spread your wings. - Gil Atkinson

A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation. - Saadi

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Spiritual Thoughts


A sage knows by intuitive wisdom, not limited by what he sees and hears only. In the whole universe, there is nothing that is not me. - Zhang Dai

Manifest the divinity within you and everything will be harmoniously arranged around it. - Swami Vivekananda

Spiritual practice is essential for realization of the Divine. - Sathya Sai Baba

I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. - Lao Tzu

In the morning, hear the Way; in the evening, die content! - Confucius

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle. - Lewis Carroll

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. - Gibran Khalil

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

To see and understand the big picture, you’ve got to meet the Master Painter.

Consciousness dances upon the ocean of context and form, upon a backdrop of space and time.

Our spiritual energy has to go somewhere after we passed from this world. In that sense we can never really die.

The microcosm of the self is essentially the same as the macrocosm of the universe.

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Patience is an essential element of spiritual path.

In the stillness of being I remain forever here and now.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Food For Thought


Many persons wonder why they don’t amount to more than they do, have good stuff in them, energetic persevering, and have ample opportunities. It is all a case of trimming the useless branches and throwing the whole force of power into the development of something that counts. - W. J. Johnston

People think that because a novel's invented, it isn't true. Exactly the reverse is the case. Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true, since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened. The novel can do that. - Anthony Dymoke Powell

However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words. - Eric Hoffer

Monday, 24 October 2011

Young Talented Artist


It was a joy for me, watching this young talented artist at work. He finished a painting in under 7 minutes. Simply brilliant.


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Books

A book is a device to ignite the imagination. - Alan Bennett

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. - Henry Ward Beecher

A book is a gift you can open again and again. - Garrison Keillor

A book is like a garden carried in a pocket. - Chinese Proverb

A book is valuable not only for what it says but for what it makes you think, or causes you to remember. No matter what you wish to do or become there are books to teach you, help you, guide you. - Louis L'Amour

A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins. - Charles Lamb

A book should be an axe to chop open the frozen sea inside us. - J. M. Coetzee

A book worth reading is worth buying. - John Ruskin

A bookshelf is as particular to its owner, as are his or her clothes; a personality is stamped on a library just as a shoe is shaped by the foot. -Alan Bennett

A good book is never exhausted. It goes on whispering to you from the wall. Books perfume and give weight to a room. A bookcase is as good as a view, as the sight of a city or a river. There are dawns and sunsets in books – storms, fogs, and zephyrs. Reading a book is only the first step in the relationship. After you have finished it, the book enters on its real career. It stands there as a badge, a monument. The contents of someone’s bookcase are part of his history, like an ancestral portrait. - Unknown

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. - John Milton

A good book is the purest essence of a human soul. - Thomas Carlyle

A good book praises itself. - German Proverb

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it. - William Styron

A good book, in the language of the booksellers, is a saleable one; in the language of the curious, a scarce one; in that of men of sense, a useful and instructful one.- Eliza Cook

A home without books is a body without soul. To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul. - Cicero

A house without books is like a room without windows. - Horace Mann

A library is a repository of medicine for the mind. - Greek Proverb

A man’s bookcase will tell you everything you’ll ever need to know about him. - Walter Mosley

A man is known by the books he reads. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age. - Robertson Davies

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. - Unknown

At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity. - E.M.Forster

Beware of the man of one book. - Saint Thomas Aquinas

Book are a uniquely portable magic. - Stephen King

Books admitted me to their world open-handedly, as people for their most part, did not. The life I lived in books was one of ease and freedom, worldly wisdom, glitter, dash and style. - Jonathan Raban

Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person. - Chanakya

Books are embalmed minds. They make the great of other days our present teachers. - Christian Nestell Bovee

Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life. - Christopher Paolini

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. - James Russell Lowell

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. - Barbara Tuchman

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn. - Joseph Addidson

Books are the liberated spirits of men. - Mark Twain

Books are masters who instruct us without rods or ferules, without words or anger, without bread or money. If you approach them, they are not asleep; if you seek them, they do not hide; if you blunder, they do not scold; if you are ignorant, they do not laugh at you. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Books are the mirrors of the soul. - Virginia Woolfe

Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. - Henry Ward Beecher

Books are hindrances to persisting stupidity. - Spanish Proverb

Books are not about passing time. They’re about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. - Alan Bennett

Books are the best friends you can have; they inform you, and entertain you, and they don't talk back. - John Steinbeck

Books are the building blocks of civilization and a people without books are a people without history, a people with no story older than the tales of the oldest man or woman. - Louis L'Amour

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. - Anna Quindlen

Books are the food of youth, the delight of old age; the ornament of prosperity, the refuge and comfort of adversity; a delight at home, and no hindrance abroad; companions by night, in traveling, in the country. - Cicero

Books are the perfect Time Machine. By the simple act of opening a book you can, in an instant, be travelling up a jungle river without once being bitten by mosquitoes, or you can almost die of thirst in the desert while holding a cold drink in your hand, or dine in the finest restaurants and never have to worry about paying the bill, or ride the wild country of our western frontier and never worry about losing your scalp to a raiding party. - Louis L'Amour

Books are the training weights of the mind. - Epictetus

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. - Charles W. Eliot

Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes. - Edward Gibbon

Books come at my call and return when I desire them; they are never out of humour and they answer all my questions with readiness. Some present in review before me the events of past ages; others reveal to me the secrets of Nature. These teach me how to live, and those how to die; these dispel my melancholy by their mirth, and amuse me by their sallies of wit. Some prepare my soul to suffer everything, to desire nothing, and to become thoroughly acquainted with itself. In a word, they open the door to all the arts and sciences. - Petrarca Petrarch

Books have to be read. It is the only way of discovering what they contain. - E.M.Forster

Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can. - William Feather

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all. - Abraham Lincoln

Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves. - Jeremy Collier

Books worth reading once are worth reading twice; and what is most important of all, the masterpieces of literature are worth reading a thousand times. - Unknown

Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us – never cease to instruct – never cloy. - Charles Colton 

Do not judge a book by its cover. - Unknown

Do you wish to learn? There are books that can teach you anything, and there is no cheaper form of education, nor one whose effects are more lasting. My education came from books, and they have been my companions by many campfires, in bunkhouses, ships, in hotels and on planes. No matter where you find me, I am never far from a book. - Louis L'Amour

Due attention to the inside of books, and due contempt for the outside, is the proper relation between a man of sense and his books. - Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield

Every novel is an ideal plane inserted into the realm of reality. - Jorge Luis Borges

Each time we re-read a book we get more out of it because we put more into it; a different person is reading it, and therefore it is a different book. - Murial Clark

Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book. - Arthur Helps

For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives. - Amy Lowell

For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in all periods of time. - Louis L'Amour

Give a man a book he can read, And his home is bright with a calm delight, Though the room be poor indeed. - Alfred Dunhill

Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a dangerous enemy indeed. - Anne Rice

He who possesses good books without gaining any profit from them, is like an ass that carries a rich burden and feeds upon thistles. - John Thorton

How many good books suffer neglect through the inefficiency of their beginnings! - Edgar Allan Poe

I always assume that a good book is more intelligent than its author. It can say things that the writer is not aware of.  - Umberto Eco

I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once. - C. S. Lewis

I feel that books, just like people, have a destiny. Some invite sorrow, others joy, some both. - Elie Wiesel

I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I want to do something splendid ... something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead ... I think I shall write books. - Louisa May Alcott

If books are not good company, where will I find it? - Mark Twain

If I have not read a book before, it is, for all intents and purposes, new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago. - William Hazlitt

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. - Haruki Murakami

If you would understand your own age, read the works of fiction produced in it. People in disguise speak freely. - Arthur Helps

In a good book room you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them. - Mark Twain

In books we never find anything but ourselves. Strangely enough, that always gives us great pleasure, and we say the author is a genius. - Thomas Mann

In perusing the writings of sensible men, we have frequent opportunities of examining our own hearts, and by that means, of attaining a more certain knowledge of ourselves. - Wellins Calcott

In reading some books we occupy ourselves chiefly with the thoughts of the author; in perusing others, exclusively with our own. - Edgar Allan Poe

In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you. - Mortimer Jerome Adler

It does not matter how many books you have, but how good the books are which you have. - Seneca

It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours. - William Ellery Channing

It is quite too common a practice, both in readers and the more superficial class of critics, to judge a book by what it is not, a matter much easier to determine than what it is. - James Russell Lowell

Libraries really are wonderful. They're better than bookshops, even. I mean bookshops make a profit in selling you books, but libraries just sit there lending you books quietly out of the goodness of their hearts. - Jo Walton

Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason – they made no such demand upon those who wrote them. - Charles Colton

Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents. - Ezra Pound

My last refuge, my books: simple pleasures, like finding wild onions by the side of the road, or requited love. - Tracy Letts

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books. - Charles Colton 

No one ever reads a book. He reads himself through books. - Romain Rolland

No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot. - Charles Dickens

No two persons ever read the same book, or saw the same picture. - Madame Swetchne

Of all the needs a book has the chief need is that it be readable. - Anthony Trollope

Of books in our time the variety is so voluminous, and they follow so fast from the press, that one must be a swift reader to acquaint himself even with their titles, and wise to discern what are worth reading. - Amos Bronson Alcott

One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it. - E.M.Forster

One must always be careful of books ... and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us. - Cassandra Clare

One reads books in order to gain the privilege of living more than one life. People who don't read are trapped in a mine shaft, even if they think the sun is shining. - Garrison Keillor

One who believes all of a book would be better off without books. - Mencius

Parents should leave books lying around marked "forbidden" if they want their children to read. - Doris Lessing

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. - Henry David Thoreau

Reading useless books is like sowing bad seed – your trouble does not reward you. - Edward Counsel

Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack. - Virginia Woolf

Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered. - W.H. Auden

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with Diligence and Attention. - Francis Bacon

Sometimes you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read that book. - John Green

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit. - Amos Bronson Alcott

The best books are those which lift us to a higher plane where we breathe a purer atmosphere. - Orison Swett Marden

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Bible is the most obscure book in the world. He must be a great fool who thinks he understands the plainest chapter of it. - Coventry Patmore

The book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty – and vice versa. - Doris Dressing

The book you don’t read won’t help. - Jim Rohn

The books that charmed us in youth recall the delight ever afterwards; we are hardly persuaded there are any like them, any deserving our equal affections. - Amos Bronson Alcott

The books that help you most are those which make you think the most. - Theodore Parker

The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty. - Pablo Neruda

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. - Oscar Wilde

The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one. - George Gissing

The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. - Robertson Davies

The greatest advantage of books does not always come from what we remember of them, but from their suggestiveness. A good book often serves as a match to light the dormant power within us. - Orison Swett Marden

The images of mens wits and knowledge remain in books. They generate still, and cast their seeds in the minds of others, provoking and causing infinite actions and opinions in succeeding ages. - Francis Bacon

The inspiration of a single book has made preachers, poets, philosophers, authors, and statesmen. On the other hand, the demoralization of a single book has sometimes made infidels, profligates, and criminals. - Orison Swett Marden

The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions. - John Dawkins

The majority of the books of our time give one the impression of having been manufactured in a day out of books read the day before. - Chamfort

The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves. - E.M.Forster

The only power source a book needs is you. If you have to leave for a few minutes you have not lost the story. It is waiting for you when you return. You can pick up a book and resume reading at any time, after a few minutes, a few days, even a few years. A television picture or a movie might be lost forever, but your book is waiting. - Louis L'Amour

The plainest row of books that cloth or paper ever covered is more significant of refinement than the most elaborately carved furniture. - Henry Ward Beecher

The profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader. The profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until an equal mind and heart finds and publishes it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reading of a fine book is an uninterrupted dialogue in which the book speaks and our soul replies. - Andre Maurois

The sight of books removes sorrows from the heart. - Moroccan Proverb

The stitch of a book is its words. - Rumer Godden

The thing one reads and likes, and then forgets, is of no account. The thing that stays, and haunts one, and refuses to be forgotten, that is the sincere thing. - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I haven’t read. - Abraham Lincoln

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. - James Bryce 

There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. - Charles Dickens

There are many, many types of books in the world, which makes good sense, because there are many, many types of people, and everybody wants to read something different. - Daniel Handler

There are some books that reached through the noise of life to grab you by the collar and speak only of the truest things. - Jeffrey Eugenides

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life. - Walt Disney 

There is no book so bad that it is not profitable in some part. - Pliny the Younger 

There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love. - Christopher Morley

There is no substitute for books in the life of a child. - May Ellen Chase

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all. - Oscar Wilde

There's nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you've read only once can't. - Gail Carson Levine

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart. - Gilbert Highet

'Tis the good reader that makes the good book. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To buy books as some do who make no use of them, only because they were published by an eminent printer, is much as if a man should buy clothes that did not fit him, only because they were made by some famous tailor. - Alexander Pope

Unless their use by readers bring them to life, books are indeed dead things. - Lawrence Clark Powell

We forget that the simple gesture of putting a book in someone’s hands can change a life. I want to thank you because it did. - Kate DiCamilo

We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth. - John Lubbock

We should use a book as a bee does a flower. - Eliza Cook 

Wear the old coat and buy the new book. - Austin Phelps

What I say is, a town isn't a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it's got a bookstore, it knows it's not fooling a soul. - Neil Gaiman

What makes the success of many books consists in the affinity there is between the mediocrity of the author's ideas and those of the public. - Chamfort 

When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman. - Jean De La Bruyere

You cannot open a book without learning something. - Confucius

You can't tell a book by its cover. - American Proverb

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. - Mahatma Gandhi

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. - Paul Sweeney

Your library is your portrait. - Holbrook Jackson

Life


Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves – to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today. - Stewart B. Johnson

Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours. - Marcus Aurelius

When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor. - Eleanor Roosevelt

The life of a man is like a game with dice; if you don’t get the throw you want, you must show your skill in making the best of the throw you do get. - Terence

The Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled. - Henry Adams

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. - Niccolo Machiavelli

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness, and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. - Aristotle

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Most of life is routine – dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. - Ben Nicholas

The afternoon of life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life’s morning. - Carl Jung

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Friends


Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day. - Dalai Lama 

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don’t accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend. - Saint Augustine

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to the friendship that we are not. - Mignon McLaughlin

A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. - William Penn

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. - George Bernard Shaw

Of all happiness the most charming is that of a firm and gentle friendship. It sweetens all our cares, dispels our sorrows, and counsels us in all extremities. - Seneca

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go... And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over. - Gloria Naylor

Choose your friends wisely. They will provide the foundation of spiritual strength that will enable you to make difficult, extremely important decisions correctly when they come in your life. - Malcolm S. Jeppsen

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment. - Seneca

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