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.