The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)
Contributed by: Zaady
A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself.
Is not life a hundred times too short to bore ourselves?
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)
The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way.
Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored.
I'm bored with it all. Before slipping into a coma. He died 9 days later.
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
With battlements that on their restless fronts Bore stars.
William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
Source: The Excursion. Book ii.
The music in my heart I bore Long after it was heard no more.
Source: The Solitary Reaper.
The sightless Milton, with his hair Around his placid temples curled; And Shakespeare at his side,-a freight, If clay could think and mind were weight, For him who bore the world!
Source: The Italian Itinerant.
Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
William Phillips (1878 -)
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