On Curing Boredom


“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”

– Ellen Parr

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On Curiosity


“The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.”

– Anatole France

On Hidden Truths


“When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.”

– George Bernard Shaw

On Anything That Lasts


“Interruption, incoherence, surprise are the ordinary conditions of our life. They have even become real needs for many people, whose minds are no longer fed by anything but sudden changes and constantly renewed stimuli. We can no longer bear anything that lasts. We no longer know how to make boredom bear fruit. So the whole question comes down to this: can the human mind master what the human mind has made?”

– Paul Valery