The true source of boredom

This is the true source of boredom—a continual panting after excitement, in order to have a pretext for giving the mind and spirits something to occupy them.

The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer – The Wisdom of Life by Arthur Schopenhauer


They’ll not show their teeth

Nature has framed strange fellows in her time;
Some that will evermore peep through their eyes,
And laugh, like parrots at a bag-piper;
And others of such vinegar aspect,
That they’ll not show their teeth in way of smile,
Though Nestor swear the jest be laughable.

Shakespeare- The Merchant of Venice: