Martin in particular concluded that man was born to live either in the convulsions of misery, or in the lethargy of boredom.
I believe in political solutions to political problems. But man's primary problems aren't political; they're philosophical. Until humans can solve their philosophical problems, they're condemned to solve their political problems over and over and over again. It's a cruel, repetitious bore.
There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering--a hell of boredom.
I've seen excitement, and I've seen boredom. And boredom was best.
The thing is, some girls think they can actually change guys. And what's funny is that if they actually did change them, they'd get bored. They'd have no challenge left. You just have to give girls some time to think of a new way of doing things, that's all. Some of them will figure it out here. Some later. Some never. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
I was bored. Sad. Lonely. It was only a matter of time before I cracked.
Nothing's changed. You'll go home. You'll be bored. You'll be ignored. No one will listen to you, really listen to you. You're too clever and too quiet for them to understand. They don't even get your name right.
When one is in town one amuses oneself. When one is in the country one amuses other people. It is excessively boring.
I'd be a conservative if I'd never met any. They're selfish, mean-spirited, egocentric, reactionary, and boring.
The important thing to understand about American history, wrote Mr. Ibis, in his leather-bound journal, is that it is fictional, a charcoal-sketched simplicity for the children, or the easily bored.
I used to complain to myself that life was so boring, that there was too much laundry to do, too many noses to wipe. Now there are not enough noses to wipe.
So many times I feel I'm using the same words over and over, like a woman wearing the same dress every day. So boring!
Siobhan also says that if you close your mouth and breathe out loudly through your nose it can mean that you are relaxed, or that you are bored, or that you are angry and it all depends on how much air comes out of your nose and how fast and what shape your mouth is when you do it and how you are sitting and what you just said before and hundreds of other things which are too complicated to work out in a few seconds.
But maybe boredom is erotic, when women do it, for men.
Everything intelligent is so boring.
And if you sat at the dinner table long enough, whether in punishment or in refusal or simply in boredom, you never stopped sitting there. Some part of you sat there all your life.
My days had a pleasant identicalness about them. I had always liked that: I liked routine. I liked being bored. I didn't want to but I did.
Too long have I confined myself in Miltonic isolation and meditation. It is clearly time for me to step boldly into our society, not in the boring, passive manner of the Myrna Minkoff school of social action, but with great style and zest.
She can't keep writing about what a tragic little hero I am, it'll get boring.
I don't think I pity her. She doesn't strike me as a girl that suggests compassion. I think I envy her... I don't know whether she is a gifted being, but she is a clever girl, with a strong will and a high temper. She has no idea of being bored...Very pretty indeed; but I don't insist upon that. It's her general air of being someone in particular that strikes me.
People soon get tired of things that aren't boring, but not of what is boring.
The reason why I consider myself a clever man is simply because I could never in my life finish anything I'd started. All right, I am a talker, a harmless, boring talker as we all are. But what can I do if the direct and sole purpose of every intelligent man is to talk, that is to say, to waste his time deliberately?
The problem in public life is learning to overcome terror; the problem in married life is learning to overcome boredom.
None will ever be a true Parisian who has not learned to wear a mask of gaiety over his sorrows and one of sadness, boredom, or indifference over his inward joy.
She had been bored all afternoon by Percy Gryce... but she could not ignore him on the morrow, she must follow up her success, must submit to more boredom, must be ready with fresh compliances and adaptibilities, and all on the bare chance that he might ultimately decide to do her the honour of boring her for life.
No Scrabble. More and more of his friends were playing it now, in a knowing ironic way, triple-word-score-craving freaks, but it seemed to him like a game designed expressly to make him feel stupid and bored.
Mylife might be little and boring, but at least it's mine - not some assembly-line, secondhand, hand-me-down life.
Fiction just makes it all more interesting. Truth is so boring.
And I am bored to death with it. Bored to death with this place, bored to death with my life, bored to death with myself.
I was tossed on a buoyant but unquiet sea, where billows of trouble rolled under surges of joy. I thought sometimes I saw beyond its wild waters a shore, sweet as the hills of Beulah; and now and then a freshening gale, wakened my hope, bore my spirit, triumphantly towards the bourne: but I could not reach it, even in fancy,--a counteracting breeze blew off land, and continually drove me back. Sense would resist delirium; judgment would warn passion
I have the impression that if he didn't complicate his life so needlessly, he would die of boredom.
I do not, as you know, take sufficient interest in dress to be able to describe the new fashions. Dress is a bore.
Utopia was here at last: its novelty had not yet been assailed by the supreme enemy of a ll Utopias - boredom.
This looks like one of those unwelcome social summonses which call upon a man either to be bored or to lie.
We were young. We were bored. And the old electroshock therapy machine was just under the stairs in a box next to the Hoover.
When the rain pours down especially, we have long hours of captivity, in which my sisters determinedly grow bored. But are there books, books there are! Rattling words on the page calling my eyes to dance with them. Everyone else will finish with the singular plowing through, and Ada still has discoveries ahead and behind.
For someone who's made it clear that her life is superior to every other student's at this school, you sure make it a habit of pursuing every facet of our boring, worthless lives.
He had been bored, that's all, bored like most people. Hence he had made himself out of whole cloth a life full of complications and drama. Something must happen - and that explains most human commitments. Something must happen, even loveless slavery, even war or death. Hurray then for funerals!
The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.
I am hungry, feed me; I am bored, amuse me.
Unrequited love is so boring. Weeping under a blue-black sky is for suckers or maniacs.
Boredom was my bedmate and it was hogging the sheets.
I was sitting at home today, and antsy and bored. So I got here early. Its frustrating. You want to get it done. Its your first start of the year. But everything was fine. I was ready to go at 7. Amazingly, two hours later, when I warmed up again I felt better than the first time.
He was not only a bore; he bored for England.
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
That was a leap year, and he didn't run away. We're enjoying being with each other in our retirement. We never get bored. We play cards together, do crosswords and he likes to cook.
It's not exactly boring, but you have something competitive inside you that wants top pitch against a live hitter. You want to get somebody out.
I have a fear of being boring.
That makes entertaining television. That is the circus of American Idol . We go for the very, very best and the very, very worst. It's the boring people that we don't want to see on television.
Can't we talk about anything other than the home run ... It's getting old. I'm bored. It's a new day. If this were Game 7 of the World Series, I guess I'd be more excited.