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Osbert Lancaster Quotes and Sayings

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The boredom occasioned by too much restraint is always
preferable to that produced by an uncontrolled enthusiasm for a pointless variety.
- Osbert Lancaster

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.
- Osho

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
- Al Boliska

 

The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them.
- Richard M. Nixon

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
- Thomas Carlyle

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.
- Anish Kapoor

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As soon as you set foot on a yacht you belong to some man,
not to yourself, and you die of boredom.
- Coco Chanel

Boredom is always counter-revolutionary.
Always.
- Guy Debord

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

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.
- Jack Kevorkian

One must chose in life between boredom and suffering.
- Madame de Stael

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

This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom.
- Stendhal

The life of the creative man is lead,
directed and controlled by boredom.
Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
- Susan Sontag

When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we
tie ourselves into knots of boredom.
- Walter Annenberg

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

A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after
the seventh day of creation.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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.
- Hedy Lamarr

Much is forgiven anyone who relieves the desperate
boredom of the working press.
- William Weld

To do the same thing over and over again is not only boredom:
it is to be controlled by rather than to control what you do.
- Heraclitus

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

People of Wealth and the so called upper class suffer the most from boredom.
- George Sanders

It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars,
who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.
- Wallace Stevens

Something opens our wings.
Something makes boredom and hurt disappear.
Someone fills the cup in front of us:
We taste only sacredness.
- Rumi

Jump out the window if you are the object of passion.
Flee it if you feel it.
Passion goes, boredom remains.
- Coco Chanel

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms,
under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
- Guy de Maupassant

For all the boredom the straight life brings,
it's not too bad.
- Gus Van Sant

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
- Wendell Phillips

Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints
to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
- Confucius

He who seeks rest finds boredom.
He who seeks work finds rest.
- Dylan Thomas

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?
- Emile M. Cioran

As actors, the thing we have to fight,
more than even the business part of making movies,
is boredom.
- Linda Fiorentino

Running through things because you are familiar with them,
breeds routine and this is the seed of boredom.
- James Galway

I wanted to get that sense of peace and even boredom
that comes with long familiarity.
- Debbie Reynolds

Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall
not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?
- Raoul Vaneigem

Boredom is rage spread thin.
- Paul Tillich

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.
- Renata Adler

Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?
- Arthur Helps

There's no excuse to be bored.
Sad, yes.
Angry, yes.
Depressed, yes.
Crazy, yes.
But there's no excuse for boredom, ever.
- Viggo Mortensen

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Discussing how old you are is the temple of boredom.
- Ruth Gordon

If I planned everything out in advance,
I'd expire of boredom.
- Peter Straub

You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.
- Earl Nightingale

Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate.
It doesn't.
It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
- Anatole France

Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom.
The first is being a bore.
- Jean Baudrillard

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading,
so I awoke from sheer boredom.
- Heinrich Heine

One must, in one's life, make a choice between boredom and suffering.
- Madame de Stael

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

In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom.
It is not always an easy sacrifice.
- Richard Bach

How some of the writers I come across get through their
books without dying of boredom is beyond me.
- William Gaddis

In marketing you must choose between boredom,
shouting and seduction.
Which do you want?
- Roy H. Williams

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment,
which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
- Manly Hall

The Beatles saved the world from boredom.
- George Harrison

The chief product of an automated society is a widespread
and deepening sense of boredom.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

Writer's block is the greatest side effect of boredom.
- Jason Zebehazy

I can excuse everything but boredom.
Boring people don't have to stay that way.
- Hedy Lamarr

One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom.
- Muriel Spark

Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom,
since art is more than an entertainment of the senses.
- Rudolf Arnheim

Boredom: the desire for desires.
- Leo Tolstoy

Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom.
- A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on
the seventh day of creation.
- Lewis Cass

Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
- Virginia Woolf

Sooner barbarity than boredom.
- Theophile Gautier

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.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Flying is hours and hours of boredom sprinkled with
a few seconds of sheer terror.
- Pappy Boyington

Morality is a venereal disease.
Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage,
boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
- Karl Kraus

Miss Searle had always considered boredom an intellectual defeat.
- Mary Renault

In love there are no vacations.
No such thing.
Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that.
- Marguerite Duras

For boredom speaks the language of time,
and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life -
the lesson of your utter insignificance.
- Joseph Brodsky


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