Quotes About Bored

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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

“NOT UNTIL I MET YOU

Not until I felt your sunshine,
Did I realize that I had been in the shade.
Not until I saw all your colors,
Did I realize that mine had faded.
Not until I heard your dreams,
Did I realize that I was still sleeping.
And not until I experienced my life with you,
Did I realize that I was barely
Breathing.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

“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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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

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

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

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 Emokpae Lasisi, Impossible Is Stupid

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

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

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

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

“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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sometimes chaos is the very thing that deliberately shakes up our neatly ordered world’s in order to get us out of the neatly ordered ruts that have kept us stuck.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Marley Jacobs
“Lorraine once told me, smile big when you’re sad. Smile big when you’re happy. Smile big when you’re bored. Because regardless how you feel, your face could use a stretch.”
Marley Jacobs, Goodnight, Nic

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“There is no such thing as a boring person when you are lonely or extremely bored.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Catherynne M. Valente
“How we would like to argue with September, and tell her that in the waiting lies the pleasure! That we here in the world of sensible folk know how to wait without twisted-up bellies and tapping feet and wishing for the sun to hurry up and rise and set. That a clever person is never bored, and a bored person is never clever. But though I am sly, I am a trickster, I am even cruel—I cannot lie.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

Catherynne M. Valente
“I am certainly intrepid and splendid and sordid and strong; I can see why you'd want me! But I'm afraid I've left the kettle on or whatever it is people say when they're bored.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

Morgan Rhodes
“One could get bored even with beauty when one was constantly surrounded by it.”
Morgan Rhodes, Frozen Tides

“Tired of feeling like I'm a burden to people. Don't bring me into your life if you don't want me there”
Chrisper Malamsha
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Ana Claudia Antunes
“Rain's pouring and it's too cold.
All people bored and I even accord
What to do but spell a tale told:
So once upon a time a land in the shore...”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

Sanjo Jendayi
“Boredom doesn't exist where creativity lives.”
Sanjo Jendayi

Sofi Benitez
“Summer had a way of being full of fun and things to do and plenty of times of doing nothing and feeling bored.”
Sofi Benitez, Dog Daze

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