A collection of boredom quotes that’ll give you the motivation that you need to get up and take action.
We all get bored at some point in our lives. And that’s okay. Often, being bored is not always a bad thing.
But if you find yourself constantly getting bored all the time, remind yourself that you don’t have to stay this way.
You can do something about it. You can find a new way to make use of the extra time that you have by doing something that you’ll enjoy and that’ll fire up the passion and creativity in you.
May these boredom quotes below give you the motivation that you need to get moving.
Motivational Boredom Quotes and Sayings
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
— Arthur Schopenhauer
Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored.
— Wayne Dyer
You have to evolve. Stagnation breeds boredom.
— Matt Bellamy
Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative.
— Le Duc De Lvis
Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity.
— Robert M. Pirsig
You’ll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.
— Earl Nightingale
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
— Dylan Thomas
Running through things because you are familiar with them, breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.
— James Galway
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
— Thomas Szasz
Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe. It’s a symptom of security.
— Eugene Ionesco
I think one of the most important things for creativity is boredom.
— Maggie Rogers
Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.
— Mignon McLaughlin
When you pay attention to boredom it gets unbelievably interesting.
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Boredom is the root of all evil–the despairing refusal to be oneself.
— Soren Kierkegaard
Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
— Friedrich Nietzsche
In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
— Richard Bach
She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring.
— Zelda Fitzgerald
Boredom is the conviction that you can’t change … the shriek of unused capacities.
— Saul Bellow
Boredom is a pleasing antidote for fear
Boredom is nothing but the experience of a paralysis of our productive powers.
— Erich Fromm
The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.
— Albert Camus
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
— Émile Zola
Boredom is the self being stuffed with itself.
— Walker Percy
Only boring people get bored.
— Ruth Burke
You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.
— Andy Warhol
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
— Arthur Schopenhauer
I abhor the idea of a perfect world. It would bore me to tears.
— Shelby Foote
There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.
— G.K. Chesterton
The only thing worse than being bored is being boring.
— Jean Baudrillard
I am never bored; to be bored is an insult to one’s self.
— Jules Renard
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
— Dorothy Parker
People who understand how to convert their time into useful products do not complain of boredom.
— Sunday Adelaja
I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.
— Louis C. K.
Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.
— Walter Benjamin
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination.
— Arthur Schopenhauer
Boredom is the price one pays for not enjoying everything.
— Marty Rubin
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
When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.
— Eric Hoffer
If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.
— Lou Holtz
If you want to cure boredom, be curious. If you’re curious, nothing is a chore; it’s automatic you want to study. Cultivate curiosity, and life becomes an unending study of joy.
— Anthony Robbins
Boredom is not an end-product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You’ve got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
Isn’t history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?
— Emile M. Cioran
Quotes about Boredom
Boredom is therefore a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
— Bertrand Russell
Boredom is the conviction that you can’t change’the shriek of unused capacities.
— Saul Bellow
I always think boredom is to some extent the fault of the bored.
— Kate Ross
Isn’t ‘not to be bored’ one of the principal goals of life?
— Gustave Flaubert
Boredom is the deadliest poison.
— William F. Buckley
We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars.
— David Bottoms
Boredom: the desire for desires.
— Leo Tolstoy
I think boredom is the beginning of every authentic act. (…) Boredom opens up the space, for new engagements. Without boredom, no creativity. If you are not bored, you just stupidly enjoy the situation in which you are.
— Slavoj Žižek
Perhaps the world’s second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.
— Sir Cecil Beaton
It’s the way a man chooses to limit himself that determines his character. A man without habits, consistency, redundancy – and hence boredom – is not human. He’s insane.
— Luke Rhinehart
The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way.
— Wayne Dyer
Extreme boredom provides its own antidote.
— Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld,
The most total opposite of pleasure is not pain but boredom, for we are willing to risk pain to make a boring life interesting.
— Peter Kreeft
Boredom is the fear of self.
— Marie Josephine De Suin
More boredom sayings
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.
Only those who want everything done for them are bored.
— Billy Graham
Boredom is rage spread thin.
— Paul Tillich
What greater happiness is there than the privilege of being bored together?
— Curtis Sittenfeld
I can excuse everything but boredom. Boring people don’t have to stay that way.
— Hedy Lamarr
Work is making a living out of being bored.
— Karl Lagerfeld
Boredom is always counter-revolutionary. Always.
— Guy Debord
Every person has some splendid traits and if we confine our contacts so as to bring those traits into action, there is no need of ever being bored or irritated or indignant.
— Gelett Burgess
It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.
— Quentin Crisp
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life – the lesson of your utter insignificance.
— Joseph Brodsky
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
— Dale Carnegie
It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
— Manly Hall
You’re a lot better off being scared than being bored.
— Harvey Mackay