Quotes of Ennui

“ The man who suspects his own tediousness is yet to be born. ”

- Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“ Our greatest weariness comes from work not done. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them. ”

- Richard M. Nixon

“ Defeat is a thing of weariness, of incoherence, of boredom. ”

- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

“ I am never bored anywhere: being bored is an insult to oneself. ”

- Jules Renard

“ As for boredom... I notice that it leaves me as soon as I am doing something that has got to be done. ”

- John Jay Chapman

“ Someone's boring me. I think it's me. ”

- Dylan Thomas

“ Nature is unfair? So much the better, inequality is the only bearable thing, the monotony of equality can only lead us to boredom. ”

- Francis Picabia

“ Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness. ”

- John Ruskin

“ Ennui and lethargy are waging a war inside me. ”

- Aaron Allston

“ The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed, there is no winter and no night; all tragedies, all ennui, vanish, all duties even. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Pain, indolence, sterility, endless ennui have also their lesson for you. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ There are three cures for ennui: sleep, drink and travel. ”

- D. H. Lawrence

“ La peur de l'ennui est la seule excuse du travail. - Boredom is the only excuse for work. ”

- Jules Renard

“ Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters. ”

- M. F. K. Fisher
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