Curiosity quotes

  • Luke, I don't want to discourage your curiosity, but I have to remind you, if something goes wrong, this is an exceptionally embarassing way to die." Mara
    -- Aaron Allston

    #Curiosity #Want #Way

  • Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.
    -- Aaron Klug

    #Powerful #Struggle #Curiosity

  • Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Curiosity #Doe #Devotion

  • At no period of [Michael Faraday's] unmatched career was he interested in utility. He was absorbed in disentangling the riddles of the universe, at first chemical riddles, in later periods, physical riddles. As far as he cared, the question of utility was never raised. Any suspicion of utility would have restricted his restless curiosity. In the end, utility resulted, but it was never a criterion to which his ceaseless experimentation could be subjected.
    -- Abraham Flexner

    #Careers #Curiosity #Firsts

  • We didn't set out to be educators or even scientists, and we don't purport that what we do is real science but we're demonstrating a methodology by which one can engage and satisfy your curiosity.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Real #Curiosity #Scientist

  • Ours is an upbeat, a hurried, hasty beat. It keeps pressing us to go farther, to include everything so that we can savor everything, so that we can know everything, so that we will miss nothing. Partly it's greed, but mainly its curiosity. We just want to experience it. And we do.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Greed #Missing #Curiosity

  • Curiosity might be pictured as being made up of chains of small questions extending outwards, sometimes over huge distances, from a central hub composed of a few blunt, large questions.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Distance #Curiosity #Might

  • It seemed an advantage to be traveling alone. Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others...Being closely observed by a companion can also inhibit our observation of others; then, too, we may become caught up in adjusting ourselves to the companion's questions and remarks, or feel the need to make ourselves seem more normal than is good for our curiosity.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Expectations #Curiosity #Needs

  • By replacing fear of the unknown with curiosity we open ourselves up to an infinite stream of possibility. We can let fear rule our lives or we can become childlike with curiosity, pushing our boundaries, leaping out of our comfort zones, and accepting what life puts before us.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Mind Blowing #Curiosity #Comfort

  • Adventure is just about doing something you’ve never done— doing it with enthusiasm and curiosity: doing something difficult with passion.
    -- Alastair Humphreys

    #Passion #Adventure #Curiosity

  • Curiosity has its own reason for existence.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Curiosity #Reason #Existence

  • Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Giving #Curiosity #Loner

  • What conservation education must build is an ethical underpinning for land economics and a universal curiosity to understand the land mechanism. Conservation may then follow.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Land #Curiosity #May

  • Maybe if literature was prohibited the same way as cocaine, people out of pure curiosity would try to get a couple of lines
    -- Alejandro Jodorowsky

    #Couple #People #Curiosity

  • The magician depends for the success of his art upon the credulity of the people. Whatever mystifies, excites curiosity; whatever in turn baffles this curiosity, works the marvelous.
    -- Alexander Herrmann

    #Art #People #Curiosity

  • People often say that I'm curious about too many things at once... But can you really forbid a man from harbouring a desire to know and embrace everything that surrounds him?
    -- Alexander von Humboldt

    #Men #People #Curiosity

  • The apartments of the rich are cabinets of curiosities: a conglomeration of classical antiquity, gothic, renaissance; Louis XIII... Something from every century but our own, a predicament that has arisen in no other period... so that we seem to be subsisting on the ruins of the past, as if the end of the world were near.
    -- Alfred de Musset

    #Past #Curiosity #World

  • The constant happiness is curiosity.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Inspirational Life #Epic #Curiosity

  • Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Curiosity #Wheeling

  • The source of sexual power is curiosity, passion. You are watching its little flame die of asphyxiation.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Passion #Flames #Curiosity

  • The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
    -- Anatole France

    #Men #Heartache #Curiosity

  • I love learning, and I think that curiosity is a wonderful gift.
    -- Andie MacDowell

    #Thinking #Curiosity #Wonderful

  • Popularity gets up people's noses. But I understand the importance and the function of popular music. There is an artistic purpose. Popular music helps people to develop a curiosity and leads them towards classical music.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #People #Curiosity #Purpose

  • Play in curiosity is where everything happens.
    -- Andrew Zuckerman

    #Play #Curiosity #Things Happen

  • What gets projects done for me is not inspiration. It's curiosity and rigor.
    -- Andrew Zuckerman

    #Inspiration #Curiosity #Done

  • There is always a half-malicious curiosity amongst actors to witness the shortcomings of a novice. They invariably experience strong inclinations to prophesy failure.
    -- Anna Cora Mowatt

    #Strong #Curiosity #Actors

  • I am not myself; I am the potential of myself.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith


  • I read The Old Curiosity Shop before I began Blackwood Farm. I was amazed at the utter madness in that book.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Book #Curiosity #Madness

  • All children are curious, I think, but not all adults are.
    -- Anne Roe

    #Children #Thinking #Curiosity

  • One of my few virtues - I don't have a lot of them - would be a deep sense of curiosity. I'm interested in how other people live in other places; I'm interested in other cultures.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Other Cultures #People #Curiosity

  • Where there is no novelty, there can be no curiosity.
    -- Aphra Behn

    #Curiosity #Novelty

  • As I grow older, I have a growing curiosity about my other half. My dad did a wonderful job raising me, and I wouldn't change it for the world, but at the same time there is a growing curiosity about my other half.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Jobs #Dad #Curiosity

  • Wonder implies the desire to learn.
    -- Aristotle

    #Curiosity #Desire #Wonder

  • Being alive at 87 is quite an accomplishment if you're curious, interested, seeing the fun out of life, doing things, having a purpose.
    -- Art Linkletter

    #Fun #Accomplishment #Curiosity

  • Somewhere in me is a curiosity sensor. I want to know what's over the next hill. You know, people can live longer without food than without information. Without information, you'd go crazy.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Crazy #People #Curiosity

  • You see, but you do not observe.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Curiosity #Statistics #Discernment

  • The most successful scientists are not the most talented. But they are the ones who are impelled by curiosity. They've got to know what the answer is
    -- Arthur Leonard Schawlow

    #Success #Curiosity #Answers

  • Curiosity is little more than another name for Hope.
    -- Augustus William Hare

    #Names #Curiosity #Littles

  • No one asks how to motivate a baby. A baby naturally explores everything it can get at, unless restraining forces have already been at work. And this tendency doesn't die out, it's wiped out.
    -- B. F. Skinner

    #Education #Baby #Curiosity

  • Suppose we took a thousand negatives... combining the elegances, the squalor, the curiosities, the monuments, the sad faces, the triumphant faces, the power, the irony, the strength, the decay, the past, the present, the future of a city - that would be my favorite picture.
    -- Berenice Abbott

    #Past #Cities #Curiosity

  • Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism.
    -- Bernard Beckett

    #Optimism #Curiosity #Faces

  • I have throughout been curious about how much we can be said to know and with what degree of certainty or doubtfulness.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Curiosity #Degrees #Curious

  • That's what makes death so hard--unsatisfied curiosity
    -- Beryl Markham

    #Curiosity #Unsatisfied

  • Curiosity is only vanity. We usually only want to know something so that we can talk about it.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Pride #Vanity #Curiosity

  • Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Vanity #Sea #Curiosity

  • Education is learning more than it is being taught. It's the chemistry of curiosity exposed to information. In that sense all of life is potentially school. And even I can pass that.
    -- Bob Guccione, Jr.

    #Education #School #Curiosity

  • André Kertész has two qualities that are essential for a great photographer: an insatiable curiosity about the world, about people, and about life, and a precise sense of form.
    -- Brassai

    #Two #People #Curiosity

  • I wanted other people who have curiosity to understand they can kick it up a notch and it's a superpower.
    -- Brian Grazer

    #People #Curiosity #Notches

  • What unifies every part of my journey is I always lead with my curiosity, obsession, or fascination.
    -- Brian Koppelman

    #Journey #Curiosity #Fascination

  • Some, in their curiosity, will say, "But you Mormons have another Bible! Do you believe in the Old and New Testaments?" I answer we do believe in the Old and New Testaments, and we have also another book, called the Book of Mormon. What are the doctrines of the Book of Mormon? The same as those of the Bible.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Believe #Book #Curiosity

  • I think there is a general unrest or curiosity about what a human future is going to be like, and whether the way we're living is even sustainable.
    -- Brit Marling

    #Thinking #Curiosity #Unrest

  • Curiosity did kill the cat, but I'm very curious.
    -- Brittany Murphy

    #Cat #Curiosity #Curious

  • Dikaios smacked Elam with his tail. "His curiosity wouldn't kill a sick kitten, much less a cat.
    -- Bryan Davis

    #Cat #Sick #Curiosity

  • Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
    -- Bryant H. McGill

    #Wise #Secret #Curiosity

  • As long as you are curious, you defeat age.
    -- Burt Lancaster

    #Long #Curiosity #Age

  • We feel that this stands as a symbol of the insatiable curiosity of all mankind to explore the unknown.
    -- Buzz Aldrin

    #Curiosity #Mankind #Feels

  • I always had a curiosity about Texas. I had a curiosity about small-town life, although, granted, Odessa's not a tiny town.
    -- Buzz Bissinger

    #Texas #Curiosity #Odessa

  • Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed!
    -- C. J. Cherryh

    #Ignorance #Cat #Curiosity

  • In our time, what is at issue is the very nature of man, the image we have of his limits and possibilities as a man. History is not yet done with its exploration of the limits and meanings of human nature.
    -- C. Wright Mills

    #Men #Issues #Curiosity

  • A painting is nothing more than light reflected from the surface of a pigment-covered canvas. But a great painter can make you see the depth, make you feel the underlying emotion, make you sense the larger world. That, too, is the power of science: to sense and convey the depth and dimensionality of nature, to glance at the surface and to divine the shape of the universe around us.
    -- Carl Safina

    #Light #Curiosity #Depth

  • Understanding is a kind of ecstasy
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Understanding #Curiosity #Kind

  • Curiosity and the urge to solve problems are the emotional hallmarks of our species ...
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Emotional #Curiosity #Problem

  • Interest refers to student’s affinity, curiosity, or passion for a particular topic or skill.
    -- Carol Ann Tomlinson

    #Passion #Skills #Curiosity

  • With curious art the brain, too finely wrought, Preys on herself, and is destroyed by thought.
    -- Charles Churchill

    #Art #Brain #Curiosity

  • Physiological experiment on animals is justifiable for real investigation, but not for mere damnable and detestable curiosity.
    -- Charles Darwin

    #Real #Animal #Curiosity

  • Curiosity is thought on its entering edge.
    -- Charles Henry Parkhurst

    #Curiosity #Entering

  • In most cases a favorite writer is more with us in his book than he ever could have been in the flesh; since, being a writer, he is one who has studied and perfected this particular mode of personal incarnation, very likely to the detriment of any other. I should like as a matter of curiosity to see and hear for a moment the men whose works I admire; but I should hardly expect to find further intercourse particularly profitable.
    -- Charles Horton Cooley

    #Book #Men #Curiosity

  • That ere long, now that curiosity has been so much excited on this subject, some human remains will be detected in the older alluvium of European valleys, I confidently expect.
    -- Charles Lyell

    #Europe #Long #Curiosity

  • Never was there a dogma more calculated to foster indolence, and to blunt the keen edge of curiosity, than the assumption of the discordance between the former and the existing causes of change.
    -- Charles Lyell

    #Curiosity #Causes #Assumption

  • Theology, I am persuaded, derives its initial impulse from a religious wavering; for there is quite as much, or more, that is mysterious and calculated to awaken scientific curiosity in the intercourse with God, and it [is] a problem quite analogous to that of theology.
    -- Charles Sanders Peirce

    #Religious #Curiosity #Mysterious

  • Develop into a lifelong self-learner through voracious reading; cultivate curiosity and strive to become a little wiser every day.
    -- Charlie Munger

    #Reading #Self #Curiosity

  • Prayer,in its truest sense,is an attempt to invoke the mightier potential that is already in us,through mental integration.
    -- Chinmayananda Saraswati

    #Prayer #Curiosity #Integration

  • Make curiosity a wonder-ful habit.
    -- Chip Conley

    #Curiosity #Wonder #Habit

  • Curiosity has ... proven to be a great ingredient in resilience, a trait particularly valuable in an extended economic downturn. Resilient people aren't made of steel; they just provide themselves with more options, and those options come from a curious mind.
    -- Chip Conley

    #People #Curiosity #Resilience

  • Clutter, either mental or physical, is the sign of a healthy curiosity.
    -- Christopher Fowler

    #Healthy #Curiosity #Clutter

  • You're never going to learn something as profoundly as when it's purely out of curiosity
    -- Christopher Nolan


  • There's certainly something very uncomfortable about the voyeurism involved in being in the press, being an actor, where people have a seemingly insatiable curiosity about, you.
    -- Claire Danes

    #People #Curiosity #Actors

  • I'm a curiosity in Hollywood. I'm a big freak, because I'm myself!
    -- Clara Bow

    #Curiosity #Hollywood #Freak

  • They yell at me to be dignified. But what are the dignified people like? The people who are held up as examples of me? They are snobs. Frightful snobs  I'm a curiosity in Hollywood. I'm a big freak, because I'm myself!
    -- Clara Bow

    #People #Curiosity #Hollywood

  • That's exactly how I want you to feel. When you finish this book, I want you to be filled with curiosity. I want you to say, “I have to find out what happens next,” and then I want you to head to your nearest library or bookstore to pick up a copy of Wuthering Heights.
    -- Clare B. Dunkle

    #Book #Curiosity #Library

  • I am best described as just a guy with a very large bump of curiosity and a gambling instinct.
    -- Clarence Birdseye

    #Gambling #Guy #Curiosity

  • Go around asking a lot of dam fool questions and taking chances. Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities, and only by gambling can we take advantage of them.
    -- Clarence Birdseye

    #Opportunity #Gambling #Curiosity

  • Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
    -- Clarence Day

    #Curiosity #Pausing #Facts

  • Her curiosity instructed her more than the answers she was given.
    -- Clarice Lispector

    #Curiosity #Answers #Given

  • Curiosity is one of the strongest human incentives
    -- Claude C. Hopkins

    #Curiosity #Incentives #Strongest

  • I think the driving thing was curiosity about the universe. That fascinated me. I didn't think anything about being famous or anything like that, I was just interested in the concepts involved.
    -- Clyde Tombaugh

    #Thinking #Curiosity #Driving

  • She was the reason I was a reader, and being a reader was what had made me most myself; it had given me the gifts of curiosity and sympathy, an awareness of the world as an odd and vibrant contradictory place, and it had me unafraid of its oddness and vibrancy and contradictions.
    -- Curtis Sittenfeld

    #Curiosity #World #Vibrancy

  • See if you can approach your own practice with a healthy combination of mindfulness, playfulness, precision, and curiosity
    -- Cyndi Lee

    #Practice #Healthy #Curiosity

  • One path is greed, the second is curiosity. With one, the journey is to a reward; with the other, the journey is the reward.
    -- Dale Dauten

    #Journey #Greed #Curiosity

  • I've tried everything. I can say to you with confidence, I know a fair amount about LSD. I've never been a social user of any of these things, but my curiosity has carried me into a lot of interesting areas.
    -- Dan Rather

    #Confidence #Interesting #Curiosity

  • Of course, let us have peace, we cry, "but at the same time let us have normalcy, let us lose nothing, let our lives stand intact, let us know neither prison nor ill repute nor disruption of ties ... " There is no peace because there are no peacemakers. There are no makers of peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison, and death in its wake.
    -- Daniel Berrigan

    #War #Ties #Curiosity

  • If knowledge is power, then curiosity is the muscle.
    -- Danielle LaPorte

    #Curiosity #Knowledge Is Power #Muscles

  • Your curiosity is your growth point. Always.
    -- Danielle LaPorte

    #Growth #Curiosity

  • Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.
    -- Danny Gokey

    #Curiosity #Fear Of The Unknown

  • The one thing that Via Dolorosa has is no opinions. To me, curiosity is 50 times as valuable as opinion.
    -- David Hare

    #Curiosity #Opinion #Valuable

  • My advice is: learn from the best or teach yourself. And do not bother at all if you do not have an exaggerated sense of curiosity.
    -- David Hurn

    #Photography #Advice #Curiosity

  • to read is to surrender oneself to an endless displacement of curiosity and desire from one sentence to another, from one action to another, from one level of a text to another. The text unveils itself before us, but never allows itself to be possessed; and instead of trying to possess it we should take pleasure in its teasing
    -- David Lodge

    #Curiosity #Desire #Trying

  • Curiosity is what separates us from the cabbages. It's accelerative. The more we know, the more we want to know.
    -- David McCullough

    #Curiosity #Want #Cabbage

  • It's the curiosity that drives me. It's making a difference in the world that prevents me from ever giving up.
    -- Deborah Meier

    #Giving Up #Differences #Curiosity

  • Sometimes I wonder about the people who can do very reflective work about their own ethnic group or their own families, or comedies that take place in the life that they've grown up in. That's a very special fortitude. Other brains have a curiosity for what they don't know - the life they're not leading.
    -- Debra Granik

    #People #Brain #Curiosity