Quotes About Curiousity

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Marie Curie
“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”
Marie Curie

Stefan Zweig
“Nothing whets the intelligence more than a passionate suspicion, nothing develops all the faculties of an immature mind more than a trail running away into the dark.”
Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Nobody who says, ‘I told you so’ has ever been, or will ever be, a hero.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

Albert Einstein
“I am not more gifted than the average human being. If you know anything about history, you would know that is so--what hard times I had in studying and the fact that I do not have a memory like some other people do… I am just more curious than the average person and I will not give up on a problem until I have found the proper solution. This is one of my greatest satisfactions in life--solving problems--and the harder they are, the more satisfaction do I get out of them. Maybe you could consider me a bit more patient in continuing with my problem than is the average human being. Now, if you understand what I have just told you, you see that it is not a matter of being more gifted but a matter of being more curious and maybe more patient until you solve a problem.”
Albert Einstein

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Mercy!" cried Gandalf. "If the giving of knowledge is to be the cure of your inquisitiveness, I shall spend all the rest of my days in answering you. What more should you like to know?"

"The names of all the stars, and of all living things, and the whole history of Middle-Earth and Over-heave and of the Sundering Seas," laughed Pippin. "Of course! What less?”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

Merrie Haskell
Stay in the boat, I told myself, watching them walk up to the pavilion. I'll just stay in the boat. I won't go anywhere near that creature.
But in spite of that wise warning, I climbed out of the boat.
Fine, stretch your legs, I told myself. Just don't follow them.
But of course, I followed them.
You are without question your own worst enemy, I scolded myself, even as I tiptoed after them.”
Merrie Haskell, The Princess Curse

“If you can sustain your interest in what you’re doing, you’re an extremely fortunate person. What you see very frequently in people’s professional lives, and perhaps in their emotional life as well, is that they lose interest in the third act. You sort of get tired, and indifferent, and, sometimes, defensive. And you kind of lose your capacity for astonishment — and that’s a great loss, because the world is a very astonishing place.

What I feel fortunate about is that I’m still astonished, that things still amaze me. And I think that that’s the great benefit of being in the arts, where the possibility for learning never disappears, where you basically have to admit you never learn it.”
Milton Glaser

Fulton J. Sheen
“Man is incurably curious.”
Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“Okay, so I'll admit I'm curious. Big deal. We both know what that leads to. Dead cat.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Call Me Irresistible

John Steinbeck
“I take a pleasure in inquiring into things. I’ve never been content to pass a stone without looking under it. And it is a black disappointment to me that I can never see the far side of the moon.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden


It is a person's unquenchable thirst for wonder
That sets them on their initial quest for truth.
The more doors you open, the smaller you become.
The more places you see and the more people you meet,
The greater your curiosity grows.
The greater your curiosity, the more you will wander.
The more you wander, the greater the wonder.
The more you quench your thirst for wonder,
The more you drink from the cup of life.
The more you see and experience, the closer to truth you become.
The more languages you learn, the more truths you can unravel.
And the more countries you travel, the greater your understanding.
And the greater your understanding, the less you see differences.
And the more knowledge you gain, the wider your perspective,
And the wider your perspective, the lesser your ignorance.
Hence, the more wisdom you gain, the smaller you feel.
And the smaller you feel, the greater you become.
The more you see, the more you love --
The more you love, the less walls you see.
The more doors you are willing to open,
The less close-minded you will be.
The more open-minded you are,
The more open your heart.
And the more open your heart,
The more you will be able to
Send and receive --
Truth and TRUE
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Cormac McCarthy
“They had no curiousity about him at all. As if they knew all that they needed to know. They stood and watched him pass and watched him vanish upon that landscape solely because he was passing. Solely because he would vanish.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

Neil deGrasse Tyson
“Science literacy is less about what you know and more about how your brain is wired for asking questions.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Christopher Buehlman
“Envy and respect are not the same things...
Before I endow you with respect, I should find out whether your curiosity is intellectual or merely morbid. Not that those who gawk at train derailments are so different from those who conduct autopsies; both want, at some level, to know what has happened, and, by extension, what will happen. Did the liver fail because of the decedent's alcoholism or was some toxin administered? If the deliverer is found, he or she may be imprisoned or, in more honest times, hanged, and thus pose no further threat. Or for the gawker at the accident, espying loose parts not unlike his or her own parts strewn amid wreckage may lead to a sense of awe at death's power, or horror at life's fragility, either of which may be instructive in any number of ways.”
Christopher Buehlman, The Lesser Dead

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Research; the curiosity to find the unknown to make it known.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Christopher Buehlman
“I assume you are the sort of person who would go backstage after the opera in hopes of hearing the prima donna crying on the telephone, or walking in on the baritone fellating the basso buffo. I respect that-I was always the same way myself-though I suspect you are not very happy. Happiness is the province of those who ask few questions. I remember, even before this was visited upon me, how I envied those who eagerly did what they were told: those who married without complaint at father's behest; those who looked up rather than sideways in church; those, in short, who honestly believed in God, good kings, and righteous wars.”
Christopher Buehlman, The Lesser Dead

Jo Walton
“You know what I'd love to read? A Dialogue between Bron and Shevek and Socrates. Socrates would love it too. I bet he wanted people who argued. You can tell he did, you can tell that's what he loved really, at least in The Symposium.”
Jo Walton, Among Others

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The more you learn, the more you want to learn.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Debasish Mridha
“I am curious. I like to know the beauty of truth.”
Debasish Mridha

Miguel Reynolds Brandao
“Some people choose to be wrong just to say they were always right...”
Miguel Reynolds Brandao

“What if one's tendency to go wandering off is truly a gift? What if the driving force beneath the curiosity that leads a person to wander off the beaten path is not immaturity, but the wild, untamable Spirit of God, drawing them into the foliage to be refined, to discover fresh insights, and pioneer a new way forward for a new group of people?”
Brandan Roberston, Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

“Of course, not all journeys are undertaken for sacred purposes. Some people may undertake journeys for the simplest reason of all: curiousity. They wish to see what there is to see just beyond the next hill, or over the far river, or at the end of the long trail leading towards dawn....”
Ari Berk & Carolyn Dunn, Coyote Speaks: Wonders of the Native American World

Marilynne Robinson
“Everything always bears looking into, astonishing as that fact is.”
Marilynne Robinson, The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought

Abhijit Naskar
“Be naive and curious. That's all you need to become a scientist.”
Abhijit Naskar

Neil Gaiman
“Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences.”
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Self-education begins with the passion to read the Scriptures.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“And also, to encompass the madness within, let us reach forth our minds.”
Rae La Rae

“Experience, if you allow it, is the master teacher. Don't shun the new. Open your perspectives. Approach life with an attitude of eager curiosity. Always seek to learn. Try and pull out new lessons and understanding. Don't just repeat things for the sake of repeating them. Experiment. Challenge yourself. Play with different ways of doing things. Allow yourself to be creative. Living in this way, experience can and will teach you so much. Never stop learning.”
Akiroq Brost

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