A Quote by James Hillman on love, relationships, imagination, and boredom

For a relationship to stay alive, love alone is not enough. Without
imagination, love stales into sentiment, duty, boredom. Relationships fail not because we have stopped loving but because we first stopped imagining.

James Hillman

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by unknown on boredom, boring, and mind

Boredom comes from a boring mind


Contributed by: yours1

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, intellectualism, passion, rationality, emotion, apathy, opinion, truth, freedom, boredom, and defeatism

From its abstractionist posture, intellectualism typically conveys the impression that it is chiefly or only from passion that rationality can suffer; the folk-wisdom among rationalists is that emotion is the primary pollutant obstructing rational processes. But it is also, and far more pertinently in our age, from apathy that rationality suffers: when people do not care enough to think about received opinions, when they have no inherent drive to dissociate themselves from the dogmas and biases of their age, when their own freedom and the transcendence of the truth mean so little to them that they will not endure the painful task of self-reflection, when the very scale or profundity of problems the modern age has generated invite a defeatist attitude, then indeed it is truer than ever what Kierkegaard wrote a century and a half ago: "What the age needs is passion," not barbaric but sublimated energy. Hegel's truism about history--that "nothing great is ever accomplished without passion"--explains a great deal about our effete culture, our sterile education and stagnant politics. Like Marx and Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Hegel wrote out of a prodigious reservoir of passion that did not in the least prevent them from being critical and rational. In our present era--wracked by a morbid boredom and an unshakeable conviction that there is nothing worth learning and preserving--I believe the lesson is clear. Difficult and risky as it may be, heat as well as light is called for.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on commandments, boring, boredom, and 11

The 11th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Bore God.
The 12th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Bore Thyself.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 219

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Dorothy Parker on cure, boredom, curiosity, life, and womens quotes

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Contributed by: Faith

A Quote by unknown on suicide, reason, and boredom

And I had wondered then if people really died because of a reason.
Or were they just bored of their lives and needed a reason to end it.
Though I never would want to commit suicide.


Source: Letters to the wind

Contributed by: Domus Ulixes

A Quote by Domus Ulixes on physics, society, boredom, habitat, and doctrinated

All men, no matter how confined to their habitat or surrounded by a dogmatic society will, unless being daily heavily indoctrinated, eventually discover the laws of physics. If only out of boredom.

Frederik Kerling

Contributed by: Domus Ulixes

A Quote by William Inge on boredom, beauty, and truth

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true.

William Inge (1860 - 1954)

Contributed by: Joey

A Quote by Richard David Bach on boredom, fear, anger, and life

Jonathon Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull's life is so short, and with these gone from his thought, he lived a fine life indeed.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Jonathon Livingston Seagull a story

Contributed by: Amy

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on boredom, mind, practice, stillness, self, and anger

The mind exists in a state of "not enough" and so is always greedy for more. When you are identified with mind, you get bored and restless very easily. Boredom means the mind is hungry for more stimulus, more food for thought, and its hunger is not being satisfied.

When you feel bored, you can satisfy the mind's hunger by picking up a magazine, making a phone call, switching on the TV, surfing the web, going shopping, or — and this is not uncommon — transferring the mental sense of lack and its need for more to the body and satisfy it briefly by ingesting more food.

Or you can stay bored and restless and observe what it feels like to be bored and restless. As you bring awareness to the feeling, there is suddenly some space and stillness around it, as it were. A little at first, but as the sense of inner space grows, the feeling of boredom will begin to diminish in intensity and significance. So even boredom can teach you who you are and who you are not.

You discover that a "bored person" is not who you are. Boredom is simply a conditioned energy movement within you. Neither are you an angry, sad, or fearful person. Boredom, anger, sadness, or fear are not "yours," not personal. They are conditions of the human mind. They come and go.

Nothing that comes and goes is you.
"I am bored." Who knows this?
"I am angry, sad, afraid." Who knows this?
You are the knowing, not the condition that is known.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: Stillness Speaks

Contributed by: Gaia Team

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