Archive for the ‘boredom’ Category

Anyone who does not see the vanity of the world is very vain himself. And so who does not see it, apart from the young who are preoccupied with bustle, distractions, and plans for the future?

November 17, 2009

Anyone who does not see the vanity of the world is very vain himself. And so who does not see it, apart from the young who are preoccupied with bustle, distractions, and plans for the future? But take away their distractions and you will see them wither from boredom. Then they feel their hollowness without understanding it, because it is indeed depressing to be in a state of unbearable sadness as soon as you are reduced to contemplating yourself, and without distraction from doing so.

Pascal

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I’ve got this job because I’m bored

September 10, 2009

I know I don’t have to work again, but I’ve got this job because I’m bored and I need to get out and do something

Mark Lund, on returning to work five months after his £5m lottery win. Mr Lund, aged 31, who used to earn £84 a week said of his new part time job:

Money is way down on my list of priorities. I wouldn’t want much.

Daily Telegraph, 22/12/95

Gen.2.15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. (NB pre-fall)

Life is first boredom, then fear

September 5, 2009

Life is first boredom, then fear.

Philip Larkin

Materialism and Boredom

July 30, 2009

I tend to buy cars for the fun of it. I drive them around for three weeks and then I get bored, dump them in the garage and let the batteries go completely flat.

Eddie Murphy

Beliefs, Values & Traditions, 2nd ed., 2002, Ann Lovelace and Joy White, p.186

Man finds nothing so intolerable as to be in a state of complete rest, without passions,
without occupation, without diversion, without effort. Then he feels his nullity, loneliness,
inadequacy, dependence, helplessness, emptiness.

– Pascal, Blaise