I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.
Boredom is… a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.
The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.
To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom: it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
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.
Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity.
It’s the boredom that kills you. You read until you’re tired of that. You do crossword puzzles until you’re tired of that. This is torture. This is mental torture.
Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?