Curious Quotes

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Holly Black
“If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back.”
Holly Black, Tithe

Walt Whitman
“Note, to-day, an instructive, curious spectacle and conflict. Science, (twin, in its fields, of Democracy in its)—Science, testing absolutely all thoughts, all works, has already burst well upon the world—a sun, mounting, most illuminating, most glorious—surely never again to set. But against it, deeply entrench'd, holding possession, yet remains, (not only through the churches and schools, but by imaginative literature, and unregenerate poetry,) the fossil theology of the mythic-materialistic, superstitious, untaught and credulous, fable-loving, primitive ages of humanity.”
Walt Whitman, Complete Prose Works

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?'

'To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.'

'The dog did nothing in the night-time.'

'That was the curious incident,' remarked Sherlock Holmes.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Silver Blaze

Rachel Carson
“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.”
Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us

Jenny Han
“What must it be like, to have a boy like you so much he cries for you?”
Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Roger Ebert
“What I believe is that all clear-minded people should remain two things throughout their lifetimes: Curious and teachable.”
Roger Ebert

Colleen Hoover
“I'm really hoping he’s being genuine because I can already tell he isn't the kind of guy a girl gets a simple crush on. He’s the kind of guy you fall hard for, and the thought of that terrifies me. I don’t really want to fall hard for anyone at all, especially someone who’s only making an effort because he thinks I'm easy. I also don’t want to fall for someone who has already branded himself hopeless. But I'm curious. So curious.”
Colleen Hoover, Hopeless

Oscar Wilde
“So with curious eyes and sick surmise
We watched him day by day,
And wondered if each one of us
Would end the self-same way,
For none can tell to what red Hell
His sightless soul may stray.”
Oscar Wilde

Richelle E. Goodrich
“There are things
that make no sense,
that seem unreal,
that can’t be grasped
or understood
or explained,
that maybe don’t even exist…
And still, somehow, those wonderful things touch and change our lives.
Isn’t it strange?”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Secrets of a Noble Key Keeper

Hank Green
“I follow and cultivate my own curiosity. I think curiosity is one of the top two or three human characteristics. It's something that I really like about myself. [...] I want to understand stuff! I want to understand people! Following my curiosity so frequently leads me to better life decisions and better business decisions but also - just feeling better! You're never going to feel bad about your whole life if you loved people and you were curious. I mean, that's kind of all I want!”
Hank Green

Kate Avery Ellison
“What about you? What do you do?” I needed to ask questions, draw him out. I needed to find out all the information I could. My voice sounded strong and smooth, but my hands were shaking. I put them in my lap so he couldn’t see.
“I prey on innocent villagers and terrify their children,” he said with a nasty smile. “And sometimes when I’m feeling really evil, I read books or paint.”
Kate Avery Ellison, The Curse Girl

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Self-education is lifelong curiosity.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Jacqueline Kelly
“I had never seen a real live dead person.”
jacqueline kelly

Marge Piercy
“In fiction, I exercise my nosiness. I am as curious as my cats, and indeed that has led to trouble often enough and used up several of my nine lives. I am an avid listener. I am fascinated by other people's lives, the choices they make and how that works out through time, what they have done and left undone, what they tell me and what they keep secret and silent, what they lie about and what they confess, what they are proud of and what shames them, what they hope for and what they fear. The source of my fiction is the desire to understand people and their choices through time.”
Marge Piercy, Braided Lives

Abhijit Naskar
“Once you learn to question, you will start to learn.”
Abhijit Naskar, Sleepless for Society

“Sometimes I feel she hasn't left...especially when I wear the photo charm necklace with her picture in it.
I can't tell you how many young men have stared into that picture and the reaction is always the same: a slow beam rises across their faces and they want to know all about her.

They become entranced the way Dana Andrews did when he first saw Gene Tierney's portrait in "Laura." I know Maria finds all of this quite amusing; why shouldn't she? 'Laura' is her middle name.”
Pamela Palmer Mutino, Swish: Maria in the Mourning

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A curious eye means a hundred eyes!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Krystalle Bianca
“They say that curiosity killed the cat, but if that were true, I would be a mangled mess at the bottom of a dumpster right now.”
Krystalle Bianca, Perfectly Fractured (The Imperfect, #1).

Kelly Barnhill
“I've already outlasted any reasonable allotment of life on this earth. And I'm ever so curious to know what comes next.”
Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The only courage is to be curious.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“There is no craziness like be curious.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“An adult is a child adulterated.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

C.A.A. Savastano
“It is curious that so many offer loyalty to people they shall never meet but never make allies with many they do.”
C.A.A. Savastano

Jimi Hendrix
“I have lived here before the days of ice, of course this is why I am so concerned, and I come back to find the stars misplaced and the smell of a world that has burned.
So where do I purchase my ticket...I'd like to have a ringside seat. I want to know about the new Mother Earth. I want to hear and see EVERYTHING.”
Jimi Hendrix, Cherokee Mist: The Lost Writings

“I hate fear and i love fear
Because fear fall into two parts
Fear of disability and one of curiosity.”
Niyitanga Pacifique

“Science brings anxiety, curiosity and peculiarity. Not peace.”
Meghna Sodha

“Embracing your curiosity and creativity is key to the magic”
Etheria Divine

“My mind goes back to these days often because they all pull on my heart; like strings on a guitar being tuned too tightly. To the point that I feel as if I am going to choke on the wooden splinters, and all the strings that were connecting us snapped away. Indeed, my angels Lily and Jaylynn are the only angelic and horrific faces that keep me going. They are like night- lights in my life, they are the stars that shine for me; Jaylynn reminds me of how I affectionately named her after my daddy, and that is bittersweet. Yet to this day, he has not said anything to me, I wonder why?”
Marcel Ray Duriez, Nevaeh The Cursed

“Is that your first question?
…is there a limit?
Only until I get bored. And that does tend to come more quickly these days.”
Jonathan Sims, The Magnus Archives: Season 4

“Curiosity is my life philosophy.”
Rachel Allyn, Ph.D.

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