Thursday, November 4, 2010

Boredom …. Boredom is always counter-revolutionary

Before, for me, peace could have been synonymous with boredom.
Isabelle Adjani

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other. Arthur Schopenhauer

Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away. Walter Benjamin

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. Thomas Szasz

All our life passes in this way: we seek rest by struggling against certain obstacles, and once they are overcome, rest proves intolerable because of the tedium it produces. Blaise Pascal

Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face. Jean Baudrillard

Boredom rests upon the nothingness that winds its way through existence; its giddiness, like that which comes from gazing down into an infinite abyss, is infinite. Soren Kierkegaard

To escape boredom, man works either beyond what his usual needs require, or else he invents play, that is, work that is designed to quiet no need other than that for working in general. Friedrich Nietzsch

Nothing is so stifling as symmetry. Symmetry is boredom, the quintessence of mourning. Despair yawns. There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering -- a hell of boredom. Victor Hugo

Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. Bertrand Russell

Boredom is an emptiness filled with insistence. Leo Stein

Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe. It's a symptom of security. Eugene Ionesco

The war between being and nothingness is the underlying illness of the twentieth century. Boredom slays more of existence than war. Norman Mailer

I am never bored anywhere: being bored is an insult to oneself. Jules Renard

A life lived in love will never be dull. Leo Buscaglia

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

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible. Frank Moore Colby

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. Voltaire


Sitting all alone one day
wondering what to do
Picked up a pen and found myself
In the land of Kharmantou

The Kharmantou are little folk
Seldom seen or heard
They live in the nibs of fountain pens
Or ink that's not been stirred.

Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you're really a yawn if it goes. Bette Midler

Every hero becomes a bore at last. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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