Happiness is fugitive; dissatisfaction and boredom are real.
As I inched sluggishly along the treadmill of the Maycomb County school system, I could not help receiving the impression that I was being cheated out of something. Out of what I knew not, yet I did not believe that twelve years of unrelieved boredom was exactly what the state had in mind for me.harper lee
As Christopher Marlowe’s Faust learned the hard way, wishing for a moment of bliss to say “the same” indefinitely is guaranteed to procure indefinite commitment to hell instead of indefinite happiness. … A state of rest would not be a state of happiness but of boredom.zygmunt bauman
Dogs make you walk. Politics make you think.Only boredom makes you old.
But the essential advantage for a poet?is to be able to see beneath both beauty and ugliness; to see the boredom, and the horror, and the glory.
Life is first boredom, then fear.
Nowhere have I encountered such a dull, monotonous fabric of life as here in America. Here boredom reaches its peak.
Beneath a mask of selfish tranquility nothing exists except bitterness and boredom. I am one of those whom suffering has made empty and frivolous: each night in my dreams I pull the scab off a wound; each day, vacuous and habit-ridden, I help it re-form.cyril connolly
One must, in one's life, make a choice between boredom and suffering.anne louise germaine de staël
This planet is haunted by us; the other occupants just evade boredom by filling our skies and seas with monsters.
I never go to where's a risk. I'm frightened of dangers down to boredom.fernando pessoa
The priest who has lost the resilience of youth cannot be helped; his polymorphously playful and imaginative energies have been emasculated by a long conditioning to the ways of the old order; he would be liberated into a sea of undifferentiated boredom and anxiety. Only the man whose desires and passions are intact has a future.john carroll
Men become utilitarian out of fear of the alternative the chaos of tangled or tepid desires, of rootlessness and boredom.john carroll
People sometimes tell me that they prefer barbarism to civilisation. I doubt if they have given it a long enough trial. Like the people of Alexandria, they are bored by civilisation; but all the evidence suggests that the boredom of barbarism is infinitely greater.kenneth clark
They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom For trying to change the system from within I'm coming now, I'm coming to reward them First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin.leonard cohen
Ambition will take you And ride you too far and Conservatism bring you to boredom once more Sit down by the river And watch the stream flow Recall all the dreams That you once used to know The things you've forgotten That took you away To pastures not greener but meaner.van morrison
God created woman. And boredom did indeed cease from that moment but many other things ceased as well! Woman was God's second mistake.friedrich nietzsche
I have found few lesbians with whom I can discourse for more than five minutes without hitting some tiresome barrier of resentment or ideology. … Again and again over the decades, as I did my time, in frustrated boredom, in lesbian bars, trying with spectacular lack of success to make friends or just converse, I would end up gabbing for hours with some stray gay man. He might have dropped out of school at fourteen, but he had opinions, tastes, energy, wit. Is there something innately different about the gay male brain? ?camille paglia
It is to our lack of proper content ("notre manque de contenu propre:;», Fr.), of our inner emptiness that we need occupations and distractions, otherwise ("faute de quoi", Fr.) we experience boredom, which is nothing elses than the feeling of unease that take hold of us when our spirit is not absorbed by the mirages of life.african spir
I never go to where's a risk. I'm frightened of dangers down to boredom.
A quarter of America is a dramatic , tense , violent country , exploding with contradictions, full of brutal , physiological vitality , and that is the America that I have really loved and love . But a good half of it is a country of boredom , emptiness , monotony , brainless production , and brainless consumption , and this is the American inferno .
boredom lies only with the traveler's limited perception and his failure to explore deeply enough. After a while, I found my perception limited.