Bored Quotes

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Gillian Flynn
“For several years, I had been bored. Not a whining, restless child's boredom (although I was not above that) but a dense, blanketing malaise. It seemed to me that there was nothing new to be discovered ever again. Our society was utterly, ruinously derivative (although the word derivative as a criticism is itself derivative). We were the first human beings who would never see anything for the first time. We stare at the wonders of the world, dull-eyed, underwhelmed. Mona Lisa, the Pyramids, the Empire State Building. Jungle animals on attack, ancient icebergs collapsing, volcanoes erupting. I can't recall a single amazing thing I have seen firsthand that I didn't immediately reference to a movie or TV show. A fucking commercial. You know the awful singsong of the blasé: Seeeen it. I've literally seen it all, and the worst thing, the thing that makes me want to blow my brains out, is: The secondhand experience is always better. The image is crisper, the view is keener, the camera angle and the soundtrack manipulate my emotions in a way reality can't anymore. I don't know that we are actually human at this point, those of us who are like most of us, who grew up with TV and movies and now the Internet. If we are betrayed, we know the words to say; when a loved one dies, we know the words to say. If we want to play the stud or the smart-ass or the fool, we know the words to say. We are all working from the same dog-eared script.

It's a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters.

And if all of us are play-acting, there can be no such thing as a soul mate, because we don't have genuine souls.

It had gotten to the point where it seemed like nothing matters, because I'm not a real person and neither is anyone else.

I would have done anything to feel real again.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Louis C.K.
“I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.”
Louis C.K.

A.W. Tozer
“I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.”
A.W. Tozer

Colleen Hoover
“I'm bored," he says.
"So go home."
"I don't want to. What do you do when you're bored? You don't have Internet or TV. Do you just sit around all day and think about how hot I am?”
Colleen Hoover, Hopeless

Charlotte Eriksson
“You become a house where the wind blows straight through, because no one bothers the crack in the window or lock on the door, and you’re the house where people come and go as they please, because you’re simply too unimpressed to care. You let people in who you really shouldn’t let in, and you let them walk around for a while, use your bed and use your books, and await the day when they simply get bored and leave. You’re still not bothered, though you knew they shouldn’t have been let in in the first place, but still you just sit there, apathetic like a beggar in the desert.”
Charlotte Eriksson, You're Doing Just Fine

E.A. Bucchianeri
“... an artist should paint from the heart, and not always what people expect. Predictability often leads to the dullest work, in my opinion, and we have been bored stiff long enough I think.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

“I'm so bored I could do something, but can't be arsed. I'm unmotivated as well as bored. It's a killer combination.”
Gillibran Brown, Fun With Dick and Shane
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Inio Asano
“The world is drowning in weirdness and lies......and here we are, so used to it that we're actually bored!”
Inio Asano, Solanin

Kate Ross
“I always think boredom is to some extent the fault of the bored.”
Kate Ross, Cut to the Quick

Arthur Conan Doyle
“I have always held, too, that pistol practice should be distinctly an open-air pastime; and when Homes, in one of his queer humours, would sit in an armchair with his hair-trigger and a hundred Boxer cartridges and proceed to adorn the opposite wall with a patriotic V.R. done in bullet pocks, I felt strongly that neither the atmosphere nor the appearance of our room was improved by it.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Osayi Emokpae Lasisi
“It's time, we're waiting for you. We're tired of your excuses, your complaining, your everything else. We need you now more than we have ever needed you before, so it's time for you to use your boredom wisely. Yes there will be time for you to have fun, and life is indeed meant to be fun, but if you fill every waking moment with something to amuse you, then you will never accomplish anything worthwhile - which makes me concerned for you, because after all, if you were not meant for something worthwhile, then why exactly are you here?”
Osayi Osar-Emokpae, Impossible Is Stupid

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“I was fifteen.
I was bored.
I was miserable.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Tabitha Robin
“Being busy is better than being bored. Bored left a long time ago. Busy is always around for me. ”
Tabitha Robin

“Beware of those who are bored and not passionate about life, for they will bore you with reasons for not living.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Criss Jami
“There have been times I've felt so much art in my soul I grew sick of artists.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“People who hate solitude have very low standards when it comes to the company they keep.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most people would rather be boring than be bored.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“You are . . . depressed? Bored?"

"Are there other feelings?”
Andrew Martin, Early Work

J.R. Rim
“Your biggest battles internally happen in boredom.”
J.R. Rim

“Meditate daily and you will never get bored again.”
Robert Celner

Thomm Quackenbush
“As any Buddhist monk will tell you, the mind is a monkey. Given a daily routine, it first gets the hang of it, then it gets bored and starts flinging feces. Our simian tenants resent us because nothing changes enough to keep them amused. In protest, they refuse to work at peak primate efficiency.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

Emil M. Cioran
“El aburrimiento es el eco en nosotros del tiempo que se desgarra…, la revelación del vacío, el cese de ese delirio que sostiene —o inventa— la vida…”
Emil M. Cioran, A Short History of Decay

“But by the time the first bombs fell, we were already bored.”
The Arcade Fire

“There is pain in staying the same and there is pain in changing. Pick the one that moves you forward.”
Lee Rose & Kathleen McGhee-Anderson

Karl Kristian Flores
“Charlie faced the other way. 'I don’t want to go to school today, Mom. I just want to see. I don’t know. Do the day different.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“You walk around your kitchen and bedroom looking for something to do. You can—no. You did that yesterday. What is there? It seems what is harder than a hard life is an easy one.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“Look out the window. You ask yourself: how are we actually supposed to live? After we’ve eaten and slept well, what is there for us? Is this life supposed to be a kind of animal that fills itself with things like lunch, TV news, occasional travels, and then dies? Like a mortal doll poked with the same colored thumbtacks as everyone else. Eat. Masturbate. Heartbreak. Sleep. Perhaps the answer to a deep boredom is community—but what good are two people but another person to eat lunch, watch TV news, and travel mediocrely with, and also die? Humans don’t know their origins, which explains why we’re always confused and longing for some unattainable dimension from 18 to 80. Can we ever be more?”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“Work. Or school. This is for the money. But what is anything else of purchase, for that matter, but required means of enhancing your bare living – better sleep and better food – like spending decades just to turn a little knob higher on a pathetic radio called existence.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

Karl Kristian Flores
“Work. Or school. This is for the money. But what is anything else, for that matter, but required means of enhancing your bare living – better sleep and better food – like spending decades just to turn a little knob higher on a pathetic radio called existence.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

“Is that your first question?
…is there a limit?
Only until I get bored. And that does tend to come more quickly these days.”
Jonathan Sims, The Magnus Archives: Season 4

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