boredom

A Quote by Ellen Parr on boredom and curiosity

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

Ellen Parr

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A Quote by Edward Young on boredom, heaven, and past

'T is greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they bore to heaven.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 376.

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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on boredom, earth, good, hunger, life, love, loyalty, luxury, necessity, needs, paradise, spirit, water, and wilderness

The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see. . . . No, wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, as vital to our lives as water and good bread.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: Desert Solitaire

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on beauty, boredom, glory, and home

To Helen Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The weary, way-worn wanderer bore To his own native shore. On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece, And the grandeur that was Rome. Lo, in yon brilliant window-niche How statue-like I see thee stand, The agate lamp within thy hand, Ah! Psyche, from the regions which Are Holy Land!

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: To Helen

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on angels, boredom, brides, children, dreams, happiness, heaven, lies, life, love, men, reason, soul, and thought

Annabel Lee It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee; And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me. I was a child and she was a child, In this kingdom by the sea: But we loved with a love that was more than love - I and my Annabel Lee; With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted her and me. And this was the reason that, long ago, In this kingdom by the sea, A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling My beautiful Annabel Lee; So that her high-born kinsmen came And bore her away from me, To shut her up in a sepulchre In this kingdom by the sea. The angels, not half so happy in heaven, Went envying her and me - Yes! that was the reason (as all men know, In this kingdom by the sea) That the wind came out of the cloud one night, Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee. But our love it was stronger by far than the love Of those who were older than we - Of many far wiser than we - And neither the angels in heaven above, Nor the demons down under the sea, Can ever dissever my soul from the soul Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes Of the beautiful Annabel Lee; And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling -my darling-my life and my bride, In the sepulchre there by the sea - In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: Annabel Lee

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on art, boredom, inspiration, and unhappiness

I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art.

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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A Quote by Cyril Parkinson on boredom and society

The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.

Cyril Parkinson

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on boredom and gold

Rich and rare were the gems she wore, And a bright gold ring on her wand she bore.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Rich and rare were the Gems she wore.

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A Quote by Callimachus on books and boredom

Big book, a big bore.

Callimachus (c. 300 - 240 BC)

Source: The Greek Anthology

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A Quote by William Taylor (Bill) Copeland on boredom

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Anyone bored these days is not paying attention.

Bill Copeland

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