Tag Archives: Boredom


Now, when so many have leisure, they have become detached from themselves, not merely from the earth. From all the widened horizons of our greater world, a thousand voices call us to come near, to understand and to enjoy, but … Continue reading

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Antidotes For Boredom: D H Lawrence

In the ancient recipe, the three antidotes for dullness or boredom are sleep, drink and travel. It is rather feeble. From sleep you wake up, from drink you become sober, and from travel you come home again. And then where … Continue reading

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Quiet: Lord Byron

Quiet, to quick bosoms, is a hell. Lord Byron Poor Lord Byron! One imagines him saying this when marooned in a country house weekend with dreary company and terrible weather… The illustration is © Alan49 | View Portfolio via Shutterstock

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Laziness, Relaxation and Boredom: Anon

There is laziness and laziness. It takes a first class brain to relax without being bored. Anon The illustration is by Kasia from Warszawa (Warsaw), Polska (Poland) via Wikimedia

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Killing Time: Rose Macaulay

It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead Rose Macaulay Dame Emilie Rose Macaulay, DBE was an English writer. She published thirty-five books, mostly novels but also biographies and travel writing. Wikipedia Born: August 1, 1881, Rugby; Died: October … Continue reading

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How To Be (and how not to be) A Bore

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. Voltaire The illustration is ‘Man looking bored with his woman’ Image ID: 92502211   Copyright: Everett Collection via Shutterstock

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Boredom and Ennui

Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves? Friedrich Nietsche I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. Oscar Wilde The illustration is by Jae via Wikimedia.  She (he?) says: … Continue reading

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