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Vanity, revenge, loneliness, boredom, all apply: lust is one of the least of the reasons for promiscuity.
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Mignon McLaughlin Quotes

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Leisure: A fancy word for people who don't want to admit they're bored.
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Boredom is an emptiness filled with insistence.
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Leo Stein Quotes

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I am never bored anywhere: being bored is an insult to oneself.
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Jules Renard Quotes

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Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment.
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Cyril Connolly Quotes

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Books - the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity.
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The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
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Dorothy Parker Quotes

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The only way to read a book of aphorisms without being bored is to open it at random and, having found something that interests you, close the book and meditate.
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When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask me if I'm leaving.
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Steven Wright Quotes

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They say that death kills you, But death doesn't kill you. Boredom and indifference kill you.
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Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
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Evelyn Waugh Quotes

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Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face.
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Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe. It's a symptom of security.
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Eugene Ionesco Quotes

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Boredom is a sickness the cure for which is work; pleasure is only a palliative.
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An apocryphal story - the word "apocryphal" here means "obviously untrue" - tells of two people, long ago, who were very bored, and that instead of complaining about it they sat up all night and invented the game of chess so that everyone else in the world, on evenings when there is nothing to do, can also be bored by the perplexing and tedious game they invented.
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No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength.
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Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
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Thomas Szasz Quotes

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The war between being and nothingness is the underlying illness of the twentieth century. Boredom slays more of existence than war.
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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.
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Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
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