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Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with a few seconds of sheer terror.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework --an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are moments when, faced with our lack of success, I wonder whether we are failures, proud but impotent. One thing reassures me as to our value: the boredom that afflicts us. It is the hall-mark of quality in modern men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The life of a creator is not the only life nor perhaps the most interesting which a man leads. There is a time for play and a time for work, a time for creation and a time for lying fallow. And there is a time, glorious too in its own way, when one scarcely exists, when one is a complete void. I mean -- when boredom seems the very stuff of life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Topographically the country is magnificent -- and terrifying. Why terrifying? Because nowhere else in the world is the divorce between man and nature so complete. Nowhere have I encountered such a dull, monotonous fabric of life as here in America. Here boredom reaches its peak.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I've made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you're bored. The boredom will show in your work.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
It's the boredom that kills you. You read until you're tired of that. You do crossword puzzles until you're tired of that. This is torture. This is mental torture.More [02/14/2008 12:02:00]
Louis Mazzini: I had not forgotten or forgiven the boredom of the sermon of young Henry's funeral, and I decided to promote the Reverend Lord Henry D'Ascoyne to next place on the list
[to be murdered]More [05/29/2008 12:05:00]
Petronius:
[in his dying letter to Nero] To Nero, Emperor of Rome, Master of the World, Divine Pontiff. I know that my death will be a disappointment to you, since you wished to render me this service yourself. To be born in your reign is a miscalculation; but to die in it is a joy. I can forgive you for murdering your wife and your mother, for burning our beloved Rome, for befouling our fair country with the stench of your crimes. But one thing I cannot forgive - the boredom of having to listen to your verses, your second-rate songs, your mediocre performances. Adhere to your special gifts, Nero - murder and arson, betrayal and terror. Mutilate your subjects if you must; but with my last breath I beg you - do not mutilate the arts. Fare well but compose no more music. Brutalise the people but do not bore them, as you have bored to death your friend, the late Gaius Petronius.

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Alexander 'Alex' Joyce:
What noisy people! I've never seen noise and boredom go so well together.



Katherine Joyce:
Oh I don't know, Uncle Homer lived here for 40 years without getting bored.



Alexander 'Alex' Joyce:
Uncle Homer was not a normal person.

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David:
Come over here Maria. Look at yourself in the mirror. You are beautiful... but you have changed. These days you cast rapid, calculating, sidelong glances. You're gaze used to be direct, open, and without any disguise. Your mouth is an expression of discontent and hunger. It used only to be soft. Your complexion has become pallid, you use make-up. Your fine, broad forehead now has four creases above each eyebrow... And this fine contour from the ear to the chin... it's no longer quite so evident. That's where complacency and indolence reside... Look here, at the bridge of the nose, why do you sneer so often, Maria?... Beneath your eyes, those sharp, barely visible wrinkles of boredom and impatience.

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Arthur Jensen:
[bellowing] You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won't have it! Is that clear? You think you've merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case! The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance! You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels. It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today! And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and YOU...WILL...ATONE!



Arthur Jensen:
[calmly] Am I getting through to you, Mr. Beale? You get up on your little twenty-one inch screen and howl about America and democracy. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon. Those *are* the nations of the world today. What do you think the Russians talk about in their councils of state, Karl Marx? They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our children will live, Mr. Beale, to see that . . . perfect world . . . in which there's no war or famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company, for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men will hold a share of stock. All necessities provided, all anxieties tranquilized, all boredom amused. And I have chosen you, Mr. Beale, to preach this evangel.



Howard Beale:
Why me?



Arthur Jensen:
Because you're on television, dummy. Sixty million people watch you every night of the week, Monday through Friday.



Howard Beale:
I have seen the face of God.



Arthur Jensen:
You just might be right, Mr. Beale.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[to relieve the boredom during a stakeout, Llewellyn is watching busty young women walk past]



Llewellyn:
Oooh. Look at that. Shouldn't be allowed. Fancy showing out in weather like this. Look, there's another one. Why does her mum give her a raincoat?



Det. Insp. Jack Regan:
Why don't you belt up?



Llewellyn:
It's a combination of nerves and smoking too much - I get this hard-on like a milk-bottle.

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Rosie:
Take the stick... Aaaaaaah!



Tyler:
What's wrong?



Rosie:
Boredom, Tyler. Boredom - that's what's wrong. And how do you beat boredom, Tyler?... Adventure. Adventure, Tyler.



Tyler:
Where are you going, Rosie? Rosie, what are you doing? I can't fly this thing! What do I do?

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Zelda:
Welcome home, sunshine! How was your day?



Sabrina:
Here's a quick recap: There was boredom followed by dullness with a dash of echh!

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Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.More [07/09/2011 04:07:22]
The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous. Then life has a newness, a youth; then life has a flow and freshness. Then life has so many surprises. And when life has so many surprises boredom never settles in you.More [07/13/2011 09:07:42]
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.More [07/17/2011 06:07:37]
I know when I'm working I seldom get into trouble. My educated guess is that boredom has caused most of the problems with Hollywood celebrities.More [07/29/2011 05:07:17]
It's precisely in those moments when I don't know what to do, boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to either get somewhere or not get anywhere.More [08/02/2011 07:08:27]
For all the boredom the straight life brings, it's not too bad.More [09/23/2011 09:09:03]
In love there are no vacations. No such thing. Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that.More [09/23/2011 11:09:16]
I've been aboard this destroyer for two weeks now, and we've already been through four air attacks. I'm in the war at last, Doc. I caught up with that task force that passed me by. I'm glad to be here. I had to be here, I guess. But I'm thinking now of you, Doc, and you, Frank, and Dolan, and Dawdy, and Insignia, and everyone else on that bucket. All the guys everywhere who sailed from tedium to apathy and back again with an occasional sidetrip to monotony. This is a tough crew on here and they have a wonderful battle record. But I've discovered, Doc, that the unseen enemy of this war is the boredom that eventually becomes a faith and, therefore, a terrible sort of suicide. And I know now that the ones who refuse to surrender to it are the strongest of all. Right now, I'm looking at something that's hanging over my desk, a preposterous hunk of brass attached to the most bilious piece of ribbon I've ever seen. I'd rather have it than the Congressional Medal of Honor. It tells me what I'll always be proudest of, that at a time in the world when courage counted most, I lived among sixty-two brave men. So Doc, and especially you, Frank, don't let those guys down.More [12/04/2011 10:12:27]
Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn't. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.More [04/23/2012 01:04:57]
Often a migraine arises from the fact that the cockroaches in my head from boredom start to play leapfrog.More [08/19/2016 09:08:41]
I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
There's too much down time making movies. That leads to boredom. And that leads to trouble.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time serenity, that nothing is.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and needMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Boredom: the desire for desiresMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredomMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The word aerobics comes from two Greek words: aero, meaning "ability to," and bics, meaning "withstand tremendous boredomMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In order to live free and happily, you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The laws that keep us safe, these same laws condemn us to boredom.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us: we should not know what to do for sheer apathy and boredom.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, 1556 Sin is not only manifested in certain acts that are forbidden by divine command. Sin also appears in attitudes and dispositions and feelings. Lust and hate are sins as well as adultery and murder. And, in the traditional Christian view, despair and chronic boredom -- unaccompanied by any vicious act -- are serious sins. They are expressions of man's separation from God, as the ultimate good, meaning, and end of human existence.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Boredom sets into boring minds.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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