68 Bored Quotes On Success In Life

These bored quotes will inspire you. In conventional usage, boredom is an emotional and occasionally psychological state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is not interested in their surroundings, or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging bored quotes, bored sayings, and bored proverbs.

Best Bored Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.” ~ Bette Midler
  3. “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
  4. “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” ~ Dorothy Parker

  5. “She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring.” ~ Zelda Fitzgerald
  6. “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.
  7. “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
  8. “Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.” ~ Evelyn Waugh

  9. “I’m bored is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of.” ~ Louis C. K.
  10. “Some men just want to watch the world burn” ~ Michael Caine
  11. “The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.” ~ Albert Camus
  12. “Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel.” ~ Renata Adler

  13. “The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.” ~ Samuel Butler
  14. “Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true.” ~ William Ralph Inge
  15. “Goodbye. I’m leaving because I’m bored.” ~ George Saunders
  16. “Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored.” ~ George Sanders

  17. “I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction – by skipping the parts that bored me.” ~ Jonathan Lethem
  18. “All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk , Never get bored quotes
  19. “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
  20. “I learned to write fiction the way I learned to read fiction – by skipping the parts that bored me.” ~ Jonathan Lethem

  21. “I have never been bored an hour in my life. I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous thing is going to happen and it happens at fairly regular intervals.” ~ William Allen White
  22. “Rock became an incredible commercial success, people just became bored with serious music, and it was forgotten.” ~ Henry Flynt
  23. “Patience and boredom are closely related. Boredom, a certain kind of boredom, is really impatience. You don’t like the way things are, they aren’t interesting enough for you, so you decide- and boredom is a decision-that you are bored.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  24. “I’m not bored; I’m not a guy who has nothing to do.” ~ Darrell Royal

  25. “There’s a story everywhere. Being bored to death someplace is basically a funny proposition. What you have to watch out for is you don’t write a boring story about a boring place.” ~ Tim Cahill
  26. “If I die prematurely at any rate I shall be saved from being bored to death by my own success.” ~ Samuel Butler
  27. “Sometimes the eye gets so accustomed that if you don’t have a change, you’re bored. It’s the same with fashion, you know. And that, I suppose, is what style is about.” ~ Bill Blass
  28. “I’m not bored; I’m not a guy who has nothing to do.” ~ Darrell Royal

  29. “Perhaps the world’s second-worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.” ~ Cecil Beaton
  30. “Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  31. “There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  32. “Getting bored is not allowed.” ~ Kay Thompson

  33. “Happiness is nothing but temporary moments here and there – and I love those. But I would be bored out of my mind if I were happy all the time.” ~ Zoe Saldana
  34. “Is it worse to be scared than to be bored, that is the question?” ~ Gertrude Stein
  35. “Getting bored is not allowed.” ~ Kay Thompson , Getting bored quotes
  36. “Being bored is an insult to oneself.” ~ Jules Renard

  37. “Ever to confess you’re bored means you have no Inner Resources.” ~ John Berryman
  38. “Broadly speaking, human beings may be divided into three classes: those who are billed to death, those who are worried to death, and those who are bored to death.” ~ Winston Churchill
  39. “One sometimes says: ‘He killed himself because he was bored with life.’ One ought rather to say: ‘He killed himself because he was bored by lack of life.'” ~ Victor Hugo
  40. “We always get bored with those whom we bore.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  41. “Bliss – a-second-by-second joy and gratitude at the gift of being alive, conscious – lies on the other side of crushing, crushing boredom. Pay close attention to the most tedious thing you can find (Tax Returns, Televised Golf) and, in waves, a boredom like you’ve never known will wash over you and just about kill you. Ride these out, and it’s like stepping from black and white into color. Like water after days in the desert. Instant bliss in every atom.” ~ David Foster Wallace
  42. “Only boring people are bored.” ~ Katherine Neville
  43. “Boredom is your window on the properties of time that one tends to ignore to the likely peril of one’s mental equilibrium. It is your window on time’s infinity. Once this window opens, don’t try to shut it; on the contrary, throw it wide open.” ~ Joseph Brodsky
  44. “I’m so bored with it all.” ~ Winston Churchill

  45. “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 Dyer
  46. “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 Wilson Wesley
  47. “Boredom is nothing but the experience of a paralysis of our productive powers.” ~ Erich Fromm
  48. “Boredom is my worst enemy. It’s killed a lot of my friends, but it won’t get me. When I get bored, I go risk my life somewhere.” ~ Larry Niven

  49. “A lot of young poets today, from what I’ve heard and experienced, can’t get their heads past George W. Bush, and I’ve heard so many poems about this democracy and this era of politics that I’m kind of bored by it” ~ Amber Tamblyn
  50. “The life of the creative man is lead, directed, and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.” ~ Susan Sontag
  51. “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 Dyer
  52. “Only those who want everything done for them are bored.” ~ Billy Graham

  53. “Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.” ~ Walter Benjamin
  54. “I’m bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is ‘In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.'” ~ Andy Warhol
  55. “I don’t know how to talk. Oh! talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you, and at the end of your first season you will have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  56. “When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask if I’m leaving.” ~ Steven Wright

  57. “Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  58. “The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.” ~ Nancy Astor
  59. “I am convinced that boredom is one of the greatest tortures. If I were to imagine Hell, it would be the place where you were continually bored.” ~ Erich Fromm
  60. “Boredom is the self-being stuffed with itself.” ~ Walker Percy

  61. “People are worms, and even the God who created them is immensely bored with their antics.” ~ Ama Ata Aidoo
  62. “You can see when an actor gets bored: Their eyes go dead. I promised myself I’d never let that happen. If it does, I’ll go and live on a desert island for a year.” ~ Anna Friel
  63. “I have a bad tendency to get rapidly bored with my own material, so rewriting is hard for me. I mean, I already know the story and would rather read something new.” ~ Alan Dean Foster
  64. “Yet there are some people – Steve Allen would dissect comedy forever; he’s a really funny guy, but he would love talking about comedy. I’m doing it right now and you all seem bored.” ~ Bob Saget

  65. “We don’t know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we’d be bored, wouldn’t we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge.” ~ Jack LaLanne
  66. “…I also believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward.” ~ Susan Cain
  67. “Idle people are often bored and bored people unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.” ~ Renata Adler
  68. “Boredom flourishes too when you feel safe. It’s a symptom of security.” ~ Eugene Ionesco , Feeling bored quotes

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