Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
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.