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?
Boredom is the root of all evil – the despairing refusal to be oneself.
Sooner barbarity than boredom.
When you pay attention to boredom it gets unbelievably interesting.
A subject for a great poet would be God’s boredom after the seventh day of creation.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.