Nothing is so stifling as symmetry. Symmetry is boredom, the quintessence of mourning. Despair yawns. There is something more terrible than a hell of suffering -- a hell of boredom.
VICTOR HUGO, Les Misérables
Life is never boring but some people choose to be bored. The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way. Boredom is a choice; something you visit upon yourself, and it is another of those self-defeating items that you can eliminate from your life.
WAYNE W. DYER, Your Erroneous Zones
I am convinced that boredom is one of the greatest tortures. If I were to imagine Hell, it would be the place where you were continually bored.
ERICH FROMM, The Dogma of Christ
Boredom is the self being stuffed with itself.
WALKER PERCY, Lost in the Cosmos