boredom


Random quote of the day:

“Boredom slays more of existence than war.”

—Norman Mailer, interview, The Paris Review, Winter-Spring 1964, No. 31

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Random quote of the day:

 

“The less routine the more life.”

—attributed to Amos Bronson Alcott

 

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Random quote of the day:

 

“We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.”

—François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxim 304, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

 

 

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Random quote of the day:

 

“Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.”

—Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin

 

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Random quote of the day:

“Boredom is the root of all evil—the despairing refusal to be oneself.”

—Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or

 

 

I couldn’t really verify this quote. It’s widely propagated on the interdweebs and is probably a corruption or an alternate translation of something that appeared in the essay “Crop Rotation” (or, alternately translated, “Rotation of Crops”) in Kierkegaard’s book, Either/Or. I think this one is pithier than the quote I could verify: “Boredom is the root of evil; it is that which must be held off.” I can never resist a good pith, so I decided to use the one above.

(Thanks to handworn for calling my attention to this quote.)

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Siegfried and Roy, Leonard Maltin, or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.