Curiousity Quotes

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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

Guy Kawasaki
“Pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting.”
Guy Kawasaki

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

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

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

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

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

Elaine Dundy
“For some people history is a Beach or a Tower or a Graveyard. For me it was a giant primordial Toyshop with all its windows gloriously ablaze…It was my present for being alive.”
Elaine Dundy, The Dud Avocado

“wonder is the beginning of wisdom”
Socrates, Socrate. Tutte le testimonianze. Da Aristofane e Senofonte ai Padri Cristiani

Michel Foucault
“Curiosity is a vice that has been stigmatized in turn by Christianity, by philosophy, and even by a certain conception of science. Curiosity is seen as futility. However, I like the word; it suggests something quite different to me. It evokes “care”; it evokes the care one takes of what exists and what might exist; a sharpened sense of reality, but one that is never immobilized before it; a readiness to find what surrounds us strange and odd; a certain determination to throw off familiar ways of thought and to look at the same things in a different way; a passion for seizing what is happening now and what is disappearing; a lack of respect for the traditional hierarchies of what is important and fundamental. I dream of a new age of curiosity.”
Michel Foucault, Politics, Philosophy, Culture: Interviews and Other Writings, 1977-1984

Helen   Edwards
“My true ecstasy is to hunt, seek, and find new things in life.”
Helen Edwards, Nothing Sexier Than Freedom

André Aciman
“... better to find out once and for all than to spend the rest of the summer, or my life perhaps, arguing with my body...”
André Aciman

Jose R. Coronado
“Think about the opportunities, fondle your fantasies. Give myself totally to live for you, even if it's for the moment.
I'm forbidden, dangerous & slightly evil but let me appeal to the repressed side of you. Succumb to me through your yearning to be free of the constraints of virtue & decency.”
Jose R. Coronado, The Land Flowing With Milk And Honey

Jose R. Coronado
“Cruelty & menace; mix it with a cocktail of sweet liquor. Now laying in my bed, she taste sweet when I lick her.
I'm too irresistible like the forbidden of fruit but I'll satisfy your thirst, I'm something like the Truth.”
Jose R. Coronado, The Land Flowing With Milk And Honey

“The antidote to lifelong grief and suffering is a willingness to keep an open mind about everything.”
Angie Corbett-Kuiper

Gina Barreca
“Maybe it’s because I was the youngest or maybe it’s because I was girl, but I’ve spent much of my life expecting to be chastised for asking stupid questions.”
Gina Barreca

Guy Gavriel Kay
“There was a familiar, hard bitterness in him now, and a curiosity he could not deny, and a third thing, like the quickening hammer of a pulse, beneath both of these.”
Guy Gavriel Kay, A Song for Arbonne

“There is a mythical element to our childhood, it seems, that stays with us always. When we are young, we consume the world in great gulps, and it consumes us, and everything is mysterious and alive and fills us with desire and wonder, fear, and guilt. With the passing of the years, however, those memories become distant and malleable, and we shape them into the stories of who we are. We are brave, or we are cowardly. We are loving, or we are cruel.”
Eowyn Iovey

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
“Little did the children realize then that these walks - a time of freedom and play for them - were in reality precious lessons in science, history and biology.”
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window

Dorsey Armstrong
“If you’re a college professor and you’re bored, it’s your own damn fault.”
Dorsey Armstrong, Powerful Women of the Medieval World

Olivier Schrauwen
“Actually, it’s rather curious. We are face-to-face with one of the most complex theological issues. Does a foot, detached from its body…have an afterlife?”
Olivier Schrauwen, Portrait of a Drunk

Walter Scott
“It is better to enjoy the good which God sends thee, than to be impertinently curious how it comes.”
Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

“... better to find out once and for all than to spend the rest of the summer, or my life perhaps, arguing with my body...”
André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name

“... better to find out once and for all than to spend the rest of the summer, or my life perhaps, arguing with my body...”
André Aciman,

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