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

Erik Pevernagie
“When we are looking for the unexpected, we are not only looking for the unexpected in ourselves, but we are also curious about the unexpected in the behavior of the others. So as to know the others, we have got to learn how and where they differ from us. By understanding this, we are able to establish an uplifting link with otherness. ( "Looking for the unexpected" )”
Erik Pevernagie

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

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

Stephanie Garber
“Wait- are you saying that your kiss isn't deadly if you don't want it to be?'

'Careful, Little Fox, you sound curious. But you shouldn't be.”
Stephanie Garber, Once Upon a Broken Heart

“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

Richard Wagamese
“I am not here in this life to be well balanced or admired. I'm here to be an oddball, eccentric, different, wildly imaginative, creative, daring, curious, inventive and even a tad strange at times.”
Richard Wagamese, Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations

Sarah J. Maas
“Well,' Lucien said, his remaining russet eye fixed on me, 'you don't look half as bad now. A relief, I suppose, since you're to live with us. Though the tunic isn't as pretty as a dress.'

Wolves ready to pounce- that's what they were, just like their friend. I was all too aware of my diction, of the very breath I took as I said, 'I'd prefer not to wear that dress.'

'And why not?' Lucien crooned.

It was Tamlin who answered for me. 'Because killing us is easier in pants.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Sarah J. Maas
“I couldn't erase the creeping feeling that someone still watched me, curious and wanting to play.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

“The curious seeks knowledge out of anxiety and fear; the studious seeks knowledge from a place of love.”
Alex Sosler, Learning to Love: Christian Higher Education as Pilgrimage

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I am curious about who I really listen to, all I have to do is look at where I’m really at.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Delia Owens
“Crows can't keep secrets any better than mud; once they see something curious in the forest they have to tell everybody. Those who listen are rewarded: either warned of predators or alerted to food. Kya knew something was up.”
Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

Sarah J. Maas
“What do you plan to do with me now that I'm here?'

Tamlin's eyes didn't leave my face. 'Nothing. Do whatever you want.'

'So, I'm not here to be your slave?' I dared ask.

Lucien choked on his wine. But Tamlin didn't smile. 'I don't keep slaves.'

I ignored the release of tightness in my chest at that. 'But what am I to do with my life here?' I pressed. 'Do you- do you wish me to earn my keep? To work?' a stupid question, if he hadn't considered it, but... but I had to know.

Tamlin stiffened. 'What you do with your life isn't my problem.'

Lucien pointedly cleared his throat, and Tamlin flashed him a glare. After an exchanged look I couldn't read, Tamlin sighed and said. 'Don't you have any... interests?'

'No.' Not entirely true, but I wasn't about to explain the painting to him. Not when he was apparently having a great deal of trouble just talking to me civilly.

Lucien muttered. 'So typically human.'

Tamlin's mouth quirked to the side. 'Do whatever you want with your time. Just stay out of trouble.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Richie Tankersley Cusick
“He stopped several feet away, assessing them with one smooth glance, and in that instant Miranda could have sworn she saw something flicker in his dark, dark eyes. Curiosity? Confusion? Whatever it might have been, in the very next second it was gone, replaced by polite detachment.”
Richie Tankersley Cusick, Starstruck

Abhijit Naskar
“Feed your curiosity, starve your insecurity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Sapionova: 200 Limericks for Students

Emma Törzs
“Curiouser and curiouser,' said Nicholas.

'Creepier and creepier,' corrected Collins.”
Emma Törzs, Ink Blood Sister Scribe

Abhijit Naskar
“Doubts can be healthy,
But only if driven by curiosity.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Shape of A Human: Our America Their America

Abhijit Naskar
“Nature of a question reflects the nature of the person.”
Abhijit Naskar, Yarasistan: My Wounds, My Crown

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