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Curiosity quotes by Matthew Henry
#1. If you take a book into your hands, be it 'God's book, or any other useful good book,' rely on God to make it profitable to you. Do not waste time reading unprofitable books. When you read, do so not out of vain curiosity but with love for God's kingdom, compassion for human beings, and the intent to turn what you learn into prayers and praises. #Quote by Matthew Henry
Curiosity quotes by William Faulkner
#2. When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old manservant - a combined gardener and cook - had seen in at least ten years. #Quote by William Faulkner
Curiosity quotes by Jasper Fforde
#3. Keep your head down, Edward. Those that see too much quickly find themselves seeing nothing at all. #Quote by Jasper Fforde
Curiosity quotes by Carol Vorvain
#4. Next to her he felt both young and old. Old in his habits and fears, young in his curiosity and desires. And he wanted so badly to feel young. He never felt young, not even when the calendar said he was. He never had a one night stand, never went partying all night, never bought a one-way ticket to an island in the middle of the Pacific with no other plans than lazing around and drinking beer, and the list could on. Was he ever in his twenties? Or did he jump right into his mid-forties, a time of introspection and responsibilities? Now, not only was he obsessed by what he still didn't have and concerned for what the future may bring, he also felt he had less time to accomplish everything he ever wanted. And it had to be everything. His forties were as angst-ridden as his twenties, if not even more. #Quote by Carol Vorvain
Curiosity quotes by Albert Einstein
#5. It is nothing short of a miracle that modern methods of teaching have not yet entirely strangled that sacred spirit of curiosity and inquiry, for this delicate plant needs freedom no less than stimulation. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Curiosity quotes by Ada Yonath
#6. If one has curiosity, then one stands the chance of attain a high level of scientific inquiry. #Quote by Ada Yonath
Curiosity quotes by Luc De Clapiers
#7. You can purchase the mind of Pascal for a crown. Pleasures even cheaper are sold to those who give themselves up to them. It is only luxuries and objects of caprice that are rare and difficult to obtain; unfortunately they are the only things that touch the curiosity and taste of ordinary men. #Quote by Luc De Clapiers
Curiosity quotes by Jules Verne
#8. I wanted to see what no one had yet observed, even if I had to pay for this curiosity with my life. #Quote by Jules Verne
Curiosity quotes by Jim Butcher
#9. I ask people impertinent questions. Hopefully turning up pertinent answers. #Quote by Jim Butcher
Curiosity quotes by Jo Min-Hyuk
#10. This thing called curiosity ... it's a scary thing. #Quote by Jo Min-Hyuk
Curiosity quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#11. Are you all right, dear?" Annabelle asked gently.
"I don't know," Lillian admitted. "I don't feel at all like myself. I'm excited and glad, but also somewhat…"
"Afraid?" Annabelle murmured.
The Lillian of a month ago would have died by slow torture rather than admit to one moment of fear… but she found herself nodding. "I don't like being vulnerable to a man who is not generally known for his sensitivity or soft heartedness. It's fairly obvious that we're not well-suited in temperament."
"But you are attracted to him physically?" Annabelle asked.
"Unfortunately, yes."
"Why is that a misfortune?"
"Because it would be so much easier to marry a man with whom one shared a detached friendship, rather than… than…"
All three young women leaned toward her intently. "R-rather than what?" Evie asked, wide-eyed.
"Rather than flaming, clawing, lurid, positively indecent passion."
"Oh my," Evie said faintly, drawing back in her chair, while Annabelle grinned and Daisy stared at her with enraptured curiosity. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Curiosity quotes by Barbara W. Tuchman
#12. The attitude was a sense of superiority so dense as to be impenetrable. A feeling of this kind leads to ignorance of the world and of others because it suppresses curiosity. #Quote by Barbara W. Tuchman
Curiosity quotes by Kylie Scott
#13. Another grunt.
Great. Was this how it was going to be for my entire stay?
"Not that I don't adore the whole grouchy thing you've got going," I said. "But out of curiosity, should we just possibly talk about the issue and get it all out there? Deal with it, maybe?"
He frowned. "Hell, no."
"So we're never going to discuss it?"
"Got it in one."
I took a deep breath and gave him a thumbs-up. "Okay. Great. Good talk, Pete. #Quote by Kylie Scott
Curiosity quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru
#14. Our lives are encumbered with the dead wood of this past; all that is dead and has served its purpose has to go. But that does not mean a break with, or a forgetting of, the vital and life-giving in that past. We can never forget the ideals that have moved our race, the dreams of the Indian people through the ages, the wisdom of the ancients, the buoyant energy and love of life and nature of our forefathers, their spirit of curiosity and mental adventure, the daring of their thought, their splendid achievements in literature, art and culture, their love of truth and beauty and freedom, the basic values that they set up, their understanding of life's mysterious ways, their toleration of other ways than theirs, their capacity to absorb other peoples and their cultural accomplishments, to synthesize them and develop a varied and mixed culture; nor can we forget the myriad experiences which have built up our ancient race and lie embedded in our sub-conscious minds. We will never forget them or cease to take pride in that noble heritage of ours. If India forgets them she will no longer remain India and much that has made her our joy and pride will cease to be. #Quote by Jawaharlal Nehru
Curiosity quotes by Samuel Johnson
#15. Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Curiosity quotes by Kylie Scott
#16. The anger or tension or whatever it was disappeared from his face and he gave me a thoughtful look. He didn't smile. Didn't even come close to it. But for just a moment, I wondered what it would take to make him. Curiosity was a killer. #Quote by Kylie Scott
Curiosity quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#17. It may be that our cosmic curiosity ... is a genetically-encoded force that we illuminate when we look up and wonder. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Curiosity quotes by Samuel Johnson
#18. Among the innumerable mortifications which waylay human arrogance on every side may well be reckoned our ignorance of the most common objects and effects, a defect of which we become more sensible by every attempt to supply it. Vulgar and inactive minds confound familiarity with knowledge and conceive themselves informed of the whole nature of things when they are shown their form or told their use; but the speculatist, who is not content with superficial views, harasses himself with fruitless curiosity, and still, as he inquires more, perceives only that he knows less. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Curiosity quotes by Bukoye Micheal
#19. Imagination releases curiosity and sensitivity triggers creativity #Quote by Bukoye Micheal
Curiosity quotes by John Scalzi
#20. I find some amusement at the idea of you as a child, of you reaching no higher than my waist, of you big-eyed, and your big head wobbly on your neck, looking at the world with curiosity if not comprehension, needing to wait years to know enough to know how little you know. #Quote by John Scalzi
Curiosity quotes by Sarah Jessica Parker
#21. Curiosity is the gateway to everything you know you want, and comfort is like a beautiful prison. #Quote by Sarah Jessica Parker
Curiosity quotes by Dean Koontz
#22. As an adult I discovered that I was a pretty good autodidact, and can teach myself all kind of things. And developed a great interest in a number of different things from how to build a street hot rod from the ground up to quantum mechanics, and those two different kinds of mechanics, and it was really in the sciences, quantum mechanics, molecular biology, I would begin looking at these things looking for ideas, but in fact you don't read it for ideas you read it for curiosity and interest in the subject. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Curiosity quotes by Freya Stark
#23. Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature. #Quote by Freya Stark
Curiosity quotes by Liz Wiseman
#24. Certainty is one of the weakest positions in life. Curiosity is one of the most powerful. Certainty prohibits learning, curiosity fuels change. #Quote by Liz Wiseman
Curiosity quotes by Robert Rauschenberg
#25. Curiosity is the main energy... #Quote by Robert Rauschenberg
Curiosity quotes by Saul D. Alinsky
#26. Curiosity, irreverence, imagination, sense of humor, a free and open mind, an acceptance of the relativity of values and of the uncertainty of life, all inevitably fuse into the kind of person whose greatest joy is creation. #Quote by Saul D. Alinsky
Curiosity quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#27. A truly curious person is curious to know why curiosity killed the cat. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Curiosity quotes by Joseph Conrad
#28. Curiosity being one of the forms of self-revelation, a systematically incurious person remains always partly mysterious. #Quote by Joseph Conrad
Curiosity quotes by Ted Agon
#29. Questions are the natural agents of curiosity. To limit question is unnatural, against nature. #Quote by Ted Agon
Curiosity quotes by Robert Breault
#30. While I find that I can keep my nose out of other people's business, I do have a curiosity as to their non-business activities. #Quote by Robert Breault
Curiosity quotes by Daniel C. Dennett
#31. That's a rhetorical question, and trying to answer rhetorical questions instead of being cowed by them is a good habit to cultivate. #Quote by Daniel C. Dennett
Curiosity quotes by Criss Jami
#32. I appreciate a book intended to be judged by its cover. The insincere readers are often weeded out while the sincere readers remain curious. #Quote by Criss Jami
Curiosity quotes by Andrea K. Host
#33. That should cool matters down considerably, Aunt Arianne said, not sounding as if she'd been recently attacked by anything more than mild curiosity. #Quote by Andrea K. Host
Curiosity quotes by John Hodgman
#34. My career as a magazine writer was largely prefaced on the idea of curiosity, to go on adventures and weasel my way into the lives of people that I admire. #Quote by John Hodgman
Curiosity quotes by Waris Ahluwalia
#35. I have always had a sense of curiosity and aspiration. #Quote by Waris Ahluwalia
Curiosity quotes by Gwenn Wright
#36. For a moment she believed he had left, but as she shifted away from the wall she sensed him there beside the bed. He was very close.
Wretched curiosity!
But she would fight it and not look.
"Katherine," he whispered, his breath rolling in a warm wave across her cheek. A traitor tear spilled out, the humiliation was too much to contain. Gently, a finger dabbed the wetness from her skin. He said it again, softly, as though it pleased him just to say it, "Katherine."
"Viktor!" the accented voice bellowed from below. And then the shadow was gone.
Darkness overwhelmed her then and carried her away to a land of crows and mocking strangers. #Quote by Gwenn Wright
Curiosity quotes by Elvis Costello
#37. These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas. #Quote by Elvis Costello
Curiosity quotes by Kellie Thacker
#38. Often I've wondered what it would feel like to be him," he whispered softly. "To feel the warmth of your skin under my cold hand or your hot breath on my lips. These last few days have been torment on my curiosity. #Quote by Kellie Thacker
Curiosity quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#39. While my chosen form of story-writing is obviously a special and perhaps a narrow one, it is none the less a persistent and permanent type of expression, as old as literature itself. There will always be a certain small percentage of persons who feel a burning curiosity about unknown outer space, and a burning desire to escape from the prison-house of the known and the real into those enchanted lands of incredible adventure and infinite possibilities which dreams open up to us, and which things like deep woods, fantastic urban towers, and flaming sunsets momentarily suggest. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Curiosity quotes by Shelly Laurenston
#40. Angelina leaned forward as Sara pulled Miki back to her, You know what they say about curiosity? That it stabbed the annoying biker girl over and over and over again until she spit up blood. #Quote by Shelly Laurenston
Curiosity quotes by Bill Jensen
#41. Future strong builds actions upon reflection,
questions, curiosity, seeking to understand root causes and systemic connections. #Quote by Bill Jensen
Curiosity quotes by Philip Massinger
#42. The over curious are not over wise. #Quote by Philip Massinger
Curiosity quotes by Maxim Gorky
#43. I was consumed by a restless curiosity, a thirst for knowing everything in the shortest possible time. This is a side of my character that has prevented me all my life from devoting myself seriously to any one thing. #Quote by Maxim Gorky
Curiosity quotes by Richard Matheson
#44. The pheasants looked around in bobhead curiosity.
Your pigeon cousins walk in freedom. You sit in the cage in glorious Technicolor. #Quote by Richard Matheson
Curiosity quotes by Eric Clapton
#45. I have no problem with religion, and I grew up with a strong curiosity about spiritual matters, but my searching took me away from church and community worship to the internal journey. Before my recovery began, I found my God in music and the arts, with writers like Hermann Hesse, and musicians like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Walter. #Quote by Eric Clapton
Curiosity quotes by Annie Dillard
#46. Father had stretched out his long legs and was tilting back in his chair. Mother sat with her knees crossed, in blue slacks, smoking a Chesterfield. The dessert dishes were still on the table. My sisters were nowhere in evidence. It was a warm evening; the big dining-room windows gave onto blooming rhododendrons.

Mother regarded me warmly. She gave me to understand that she was glad I had found what I had been looking for, but that she and father were happy to sit with their coffee, and would not be coming down.

She did not say, but I understood at once, that they had their pursuits (coffee?) and I had mine. She did not say, but I began to understand then, that you do what you do out of your private passion for the thing itself.

I had essentially been handed my own life. In subsequent years my parents would praise my drawings and poems, and supply me with books, art supplies, and sports equipment, and listen to my troubles and enthusiasms, and supervise my hours, and discuss and inform, but they would not get involved with my detective work, nor hear about my reading, nor inquire about my homework or term papers or exams, nor visit the salamanders I caught, nor listen to me play the piano, nor attend my field hockey games, nor fuss over my insect collection with me, or my poetry collection or stamp collection or rock collection. My days and nights were my own to plan and fill. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Curiosity quotes by Oliver Sacks
#47. I was on the shy side at school (one school report called me 'diffident') and Braefield had added a special timidity, but when I had a natural wonder... I lost all my diffidence, and freely approached others, all my fear forgotten. #Quote by Oliver Sacks
Curiosity quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#48. The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Curiosity quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#49. Creativity does not belong exclusively to professional artists and geniuses; it is the birthright of every single human being. Creativity is our common heritage. You don't need to quit your job and move to Paris in order to lay claim to this heritage - all you have to do is clear some space in your life for whimsy, invention, sensory pleasure, and play. Most of all, you have to learn how to follow your curiosity more than your fear. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Curiosity quotes by Washington Irving
#50. Every desire bears its death in its very gratification. Curiosity languishes under repeated stimulants, and novelties cease to excite and surprise, until at length we cannot wonder even at a miracle. #Quote by Washington Irving
Curiosity quotes by Robert Pinsky
#51. A reflection on Robert Lowell


Robert Lowell knew I was not one of his devotees. I attended his famous "office hours" salon only a few times. Life Studies was not a book of central importance for me, though I respected it. I admired his writing, but not the way many of my Boston friends did. Among poets in his generation, poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Alan Dugan, and Allen Ginsberg meant more to me than Lowell's. I think he probably sensed some of that.

To his credit, Lowell nevertheless was generous to me (as he was to many other young poets) just the same. In that generosity, and a kind of open, omnivorous curiosity, he was different from my dear teacher at Stanford, Yvor Winters. Like Lowell, Winters attracted followers - but Lowell seemed almost dismayed or a little bewildered by imitators; Winters seemed to want disciples: "Wintersians," they were called.

A few years before I met Lowell, when I was still in California, I read his review of Winters's Selected Poems. Lowell wrote that, for him, Winters's poetry passed A. E. Housman's test: he felt that if he recited it while he was shaving, he would cut himself. One thing Lowell and Winters shared, that I still revere in both of them, was a fiery devotion to the vocal essence of poetry: the work and interplay of sentences and lines, rhythm and pitch. The poetry in the sounds of the poetry, in a reader's voice: neither page nor stage.

Winters criticizing the violence of Lowell's #Quote by Robert Pinsky
Curiosity quotes by Marthe Bibesco
#52. Those two wholesome defects of the French people, malice and curiosity, both of which are essential to its greatness. #Quote by Marthe Bibesco
Curiosity quotes by Nick Hornby
#53. It didn't help that I was never allowed to study anything remotely contemporary until the last year of university: there was never any sense of that leading to this. If anything, my education gave me the opposite impression, of an end to cultural history round about the time that Forster wrote A Passage to India. The quickest way to kill all love for the classics, I can see now, is to tell young people that nothing else maters, because then all they can do is look at them in a museum of literature, through glass cases. Don't touch! And don't think for a moment that they want to live in the same world as you! And so a lot of adult life
if your hunger and curiosity haven't been squelched by your education
is learning to join up the dots that you didn't even know were there. #Quote by Nick Hornby
Curiosity quotes by Tom Feiling
#54. Many educators are loth to admit that the pursuit of pleasure might be a valid reason for drug use, or to recognize young people's curiosity, their need to experiment, to take risks and define their own boundaries. #Quote by Tom Feiling
Curiosity quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#55. Knowledge is a student, truth is its master;
you are no higher than what you know.
Perception is a student, understanding is its master;
you are no higher than what you grasp.
Curiosity is a student, truth is its master;
you are no higher than what you desire.
Intelligence is a student, wisdom is its master;
you are no higher than what you understand.
Happiness is a student, joy is its master;
you are no higher than what you appreciate.
Tolerance is a student, understanding is its master;
you are no higher than what you bear.
Desire is a student, contentment is its master;
you are no higher than what you experience.
Truth is a student, virtue is its master;
you are no higher than what you practise.
Hope is a student, faith is its master;
you are no higher than what you believe.
Want is a student, need is its master;
you are no higher than what you seek.
Peace is a student, contentment is its master;
you are no higher than what you enjoy.
Passion is a student, love is its master;
you are no higher than what you share.
Insight is a student, discernment is its master;
you are no higher than what you perceive.
Humanity is a student, nature is its master;
you are no higher than what you cherish.
Science is a student, creation is its master;
you are no higher than what you conceive.
Art is a student, ingenuity is its master;
you #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Curiosity quotes by Sabrina Jeffries
#56. Must you say things like that in public, for God's sake?"

"What do you mean?"

He lowered his voice to a hiss. "Remember yesterday at the inn? My 'pistol' is making an appearance, thanks to you."

She glanced down at his trousers, which only made them bulge more obviously. Then she lifted a mischievous gaze to his face. "Whatever will you do, now that you're in this...state?"

"Conjugate Latin," he said tersely. "Think of England. Think of anything but you and me doing--Bloody hell, there it goes again, and we're nearly to Rotten Row." He stopped short and stepped behind a bench with a high back that sat near the river.

She stood next to him, pretty as the proverbial picture, her eyes dropping to his trousers with virginal curiosity.

"Would you stop looking at me there? he growled. "You're not helping."

She laughed. "You're the one who started it by trying to seduce me with words. Serves you right if you have to suffer for it."

-Giles and Minerva #Quote by Sabrina Jeffries
Curiosity quotes by Lauren DeStefano
#57. We are taught that curiosity is a thing to be feared. But our first trains came from curious minds. As did medicine, and clocks, and first kisses. #Quote by Lauren DeStefano
Curiosity quotes by Walt Disney
#58. The American child is a highly intelligent human being; characteristically sensitive, humorous, open-minded, eager to learn, has a strong sense of excitement, energy, and healthy curiosity about the world in which he lives. Lucky indeed is the grown-up who manages to carry these same characteristics into adult life. It usually makes for a happy and successful individual. #Quote by Walt Disney
Curiosity quotes by Philip Pullman
#59. People should decide on the books' meanings for themselves. They'll find a story that attacks such things as cruelty, oppression, intolerance, unkindness, narrow-mindedness, and celebrates love, kindness, open-mindedness, tolerance, curiosity, human intelligence. #Quote by Philip Pullman
Curiosity quotes by Melanie Harlow
#60. But had it been the wine? Maybe it was something else. I was no math expert, but this was an intoxicating equation: Hot Guy with Mysterious Past + Way With Pretty Words x Chivalry at Beach / His Aloofness at Coffee Shop (Immunity to My Face & Flirty Efforts) + Innuendo at Hardware Store x Honest Confession about OCD Struggles - > Curiosity + Arousal (Belly Flutters + Pulse Quickening)=ATTACKISS. #Quote by Melanie Harlow
Curiosity quotes by Abigail Thomas
#61. The process is a lot like writing. You start with a wisp of memory, or some detail that won't let you be. You write, you cross out. You write again, revise, feel like giving up. What pulls you through? Curiosity. #Quote by Abigail Thomas
Curiosity quotes by David McCullough
#62. Curiosity is what separates us from the cabbages. It's accelerative. The more we know, the more we want to know. #Quote by David McCullough
Curiosity quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#63. You have the courage to take chances. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Curiosity quotes by Joseph Deitch
#64. Rather than torture ourselves and others about our shortcomings, we can approach life with an attitude of curious delight. And the delight part is just as important as the curious. #Quote by Joseph Deitch
Curiosity quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#65. All people want to belong to some sort of hierarchy. Allow me to explain. The rich want to be the richest; the poor want to be the smartest; those who are both rich and smart want to be the better persons; the better persons want to go to heaven; those who are in heaven will look down upon those who are in hell... there is always some kind of hierarchy desired by everyone; even by those who claim the opposite of this. So how do you find true divinity? Divinity is found in those who reach down low; because it is those who are above who must reach down low, while it is those who are below who must constantly reach for what is above! And this is divinity. What is divine, is what will have a curiosity in what is below. There is no fear of becoming "tainted"; because what is lesser can never really taint what is greater. it is what is greater that is able to transform what is lesser. The alchemist must first find the mud, pick it up, before she is able to transform it into diamond. She must first reach into the swamp, in order to pull out roses. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Curiosity quotes by Jason Mraz
#66. My parents were always very supportive and accepting. They even shared my curiosity for life, or perhaps I theirs. #Quote by Jason Mraz
Curiosity quotes by Michelle Tillis Lederman
#67. People like people who are like them. #Quote by Michelle Tillis Lederman
Curiosity quotes by Eckhart Tolle
#68. Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. #Quote by Eckhart Tolle
Curiosity quotes by Stefan Emunds
#69. The soul is imbued with a yearning that is carried, like a torch, from incarnation to incarnation. It burns with a curiosity about life and it's true identity. Souls live, strive, and evolve, driven to seeking the truth about the world and themselves. #Quote by Stefan Emunds
Curiosity quotes by James Luceno
#70. Sidious rejected outrage and intimidation for rankled curiosity. Is this the point where I'm expected to ask why I've been abducted? #Quote by James Luceno
Curiosity quotes by Katherine McIntyre
#71. From the way his face lit with curiosity to the slight tilt of his jaw, even the lingering scent of brine and breeze gave him away. #Quote by Katherine McIntyre
Curiosity quotes by Gary Hamel
#72. **New business concepts are always, always the product of lucky foresight.**
That's right - the essential insight doesn't come out of any dirigiste planning process; it comes form some cocktail of happenstance, desire, curiosity, ambition and need. But at the end of the day, there has to be a degree of foresight
a sense of where new riches lie. So radical innovation is always one part fortuity and one part clearheaded vision.
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[2002] p.23 #Quote by Gary Hamel
Curiosity quotes by Brandon Mull
#73. Are you missing the library again?" Seth asked, startling her as he walked into the room.
Kendra turned to face her brother. "You caught me," she congratulated him. "I'm reading."
"I bet the librarians back home are panicking. Summer vacation, and no Kendra Sorenson to keep them in business. Have they been sending you letters?"
"Might not hurt you to pick up a book, just as an experiment."
Whatever. I looked up the definition for 'nerd' in the dictionary. Know what it said?"
"I bet you'll tell me."
" 'If you're reading this, you are one.' "
You're a riot." Kendra turned back to the journal, flipping to a random page.
Seth took a seat on his bed across from her. "Kendra, seriously, I can sort of see reading a cool book for fun, but dusty old journals? Really? Has anybody told you there are magical creatures out there?" He pointed out the window.
"Has anybody told you some of those creatures can eat you?" Kendra responded. "I'm not reading these just for fun. They have good info."
"like what? Patton and Lena smooching?"
Kendra rolled her eyes. "I'm not telling. You'll end up in a tar pit."
"There's a tar pit?" he said, perking up. "Where? #Quote by Brandon Mull
Curiosity quotes by Dylan Thomas
#74. My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out. #Quote by Dylan Thomas
Curiosity quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#75. General propositions – universal laws governing human thinking and human existence – leave room for many individualistic permutations. How shall I survive the specter of tomorrow, what is my life plan, and how will I come to terms with the finite lives of all humankind? How do I heal seeping internal wounds that lacerations weaken personal resolve? A person whom avoids seeking fame and fortune and engages in contemplative thought will enjoy a heightened state of existence. My survival hinges upon shedding the shackles of modern time's economic rigors; seeking penance through heartfelt contrition; accepting a vision quest devoid of wanting; rejoicing in my budding curiosity; loving nature; giving breath to living without fear and apprehension; and eliminating any form of want or angst from my cerebral being. Unshackling myself from the burdens of the past – guilt, remorse, anger, and petty resentments – is part of the healing process. The other part of a rehabilitation prescription is declaring free rein to live in the present one moment at a time. After all, humankind is the only member of the animal kingdom that walks this earth with the foreknowledge of its ultimate demise, but why would any person allow information pertaining to our personal fate ruin a perfectly good walk in nature's woodlands with our fellow creatures? #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Curiosity quotes by Mark Lawrence
#76. The holy stone looked for all the world like a small iron pineapple, its surface divided into squares by deep grooves, a tarnished silver-steel handle or lever held tight to the side. In ancient times the pineapple was ever the symbol of welcome, though the church used the objects in a different way. Apparently, each theological student of good family and destined for high office was given one on beginning their training and forbidden from pulling the lever on pain of excommunication. A test of obedience they called it. A test of curiosity I called it. Clearly the church wanted bishops who lacked the imagination for exploration and questioning. #Quote by Mark Lawrence
Curiosity quotes by Jurgen Moltmann
#77. If I have a theological virtue, it is curiosity or inquisitiveness. #Quote by Jurgen Moltmann
Curiosity quotes by William Least Heat-Moon
#78. It's a contention of Heat Moon's
believing as he does any traveler who misses the journey misses about all he's going to get
that a man becomes his attentions. His observations and curiosity, they make and remake him. #Quote by William Least Heat-Moon
Curiosity quotes by Andy Griffiths
#79. I had a healthy curiosity and would try things on - play lots of practical jokes. But it was more in my head - fantasies of What would happen if ... ? Like what would happen in class if you took all your clothes off and you ran around the room? #Quote by Andy Griffiths
Curiosity quotes by Susan Hill
#80. For a long time, I did not move from the dark, wood-panelled hall. I wanted company, and I had none, lights and warmth and a strong drink inside me, I needed reassurance. But, more than anything else, I needed an explanation. It is remarkable how powerful a force simple curiosity can be. I had never realized that before now. In spite of my intense fear and sense of shock, I was consumed with the desire to find out exactly who it was that I had seen, and how, I could not rest until I had settled the business, for all that, while out there, I had not dared to stay and make any investigations. #Quote by Susan Hill
Curiosity quotes by Ben Sasse
#81. If a free people is going to be reproduced, it will require watering and revivifying and owning anew older traditions and awaking the curiosity in the soul of each citizen. National greatness will not be recovered via a mindless expansion of bureaucratized schooling. Seventy years ago, Dorothy Sayers wrote, 'Sure, we demand another grant of money, we postpone the school leaving age and plan to build bigger and better schools. We demand that teachers further slave conscientiously in and out of school hours. But to what end? I believe,' Sayers lamented, 'all this devoted effort is largely frustrated because we have no definable goal for each child to become a fully formed adult. We have lost the tools of learning, sacrificing them to the piecemeal, subject matter approach of bureaucratized schooling that finally compromises to produce passive rather than active emerging adults. But our kids are not commodities, they are plants. They require a protected environment, and care, and feeding, but most basically, an internal yearning to grow toward the sunlight. What we need is the equipping of each child with those lost tools. #Quote by Ben Sasse
Curiosity quotes by Christophe Deloire
#82. None of them is a Hollywood style hero. They don't have any super-powers. They can't fly or slay dragons.

But they do defend our right to keep our eyes open.

They're very human humans, having built for themselves inner fortresses with their free spirits, deep reserves of courage, curiosity about the world and a thirst for the truth. #Quote by Christophe Deloire
Curiosity quotes by Min Kao
#83. I've always been an engineer devoted to the potential of advanced technologies. Like most engineers, I have a keen sense of curiosity and a deep desire to learn. Garmin was my first entrepreneurial endeavour, and it has been an incredible journey. #Quote by Min Kao
Curiosity quotes by Lawrence M. Krauss
#84. Curiosity-driven research may seem self-indulgent and far from the immediate public good. However, essentially all of our current quality of life, for people living in the first world, has arisen from the fruits of such research, including all the electric power that drives almost every device we use. Two #Quote by Lawrence M. Krauss
Curiosity quotes by Rachel Simmons
#85. Should I go to graduate school? What if I made the wrong choice? These questions arise not because there is no pat but because we expect there to be a single one. Uncertainty should invite curiosity and reflection, but instead it generates fear.
Learn to accept uncertainty as an important step to true self-discovery. To start finding your path, begin listening to that inner voice. Tap into what you think and feel, what you truly care about. Don't worry about finding your passion and life's calling immediately. Those usually takes time. But do avoid becoming a passenger in your own life. #Quote by Rachel Simmons
Curiosity quotes by Anatole France
#86. Do not try to satisfy your vanity by teaching a great many things. Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds; do not overload them. Put there just a spark. If there is some good inflammable stuff, it will catch fire. #Quote by Anatole France
Curiosity quotes by R.A. Salvatore
#87. He's not wanting to fight," she assured the captain.
"He is driven by curiosity?" Deudermont asked.
"By loyalty," Catti-brie answered. "And nothing more. Drizzt is bound by friendship to ye and to the crew, and if a simple contest against the man will make for an easier sail, then he's up to the fight. But there is no curiosity in Drizzt. No stupid pride. He's not for caring who's the better at swordplay."
Deudermont nodded and his expression brightened. The young woman's words confirmed his belief in his friend. #Quote by R.A. Salvatore
Curiosity quotes by Robert Burns
#88. As Tammie glow'red, amazed and curious, The mirth and fun grew fast and furious. #Quote by Robert Burns
Curiosity quotes by Terry Pratchett
#89. Someone has to do it. It's all very well calling for eye of newt, but do you mean Common, Spotted or Great Crested? Which eye, anyway? Will tapioca do just as well? If we substitute egg white will the spell a) work b) fail or c) melt the bottom out of the cauldron? Goodie Whemper's curiosity about such things was huge and insatiable*.
* Nearly insatiable. It was probably satiated in her last flight to test whether a broomstick could survive having its bristles pulled out one by one in mid-air. According to the small black raven she had trained as a flight recorder, the answer was almost certainly no. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Curiosity quotes by Oscar Wilde
#90. For it was an unjust mirror, this mirror of his soul that he was looking at. Vanity? Curiosity? Hypocrisy? Had there been nothing more in his renunciation than that? There had been something more. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Curiosity quotes by Becca Fitzpatrick
#91. You're a guardian angel now." I was still too much in awe to wrap my mind around it, but at the same time I felt amazement, curiosity ... happiness.
"I'm your guardian angel," he said.
"I get my very own guardian angel? What, exactly, is your job description?"
"Guard your body." His smile tipped higher. "I take my job seriously, which means I'm going to need to get acquainted with the subject matter on a personal level. #Quote by Becca Fitzpatrick
Curiosity quotes by Hugh Howey
#92. And now you see why some facts, some pieces of knowledge, have to be snuffed out as soon as they form. Curiosity would blow across such embers and burn this silo to the ground. #Quote by Hugh Howey
Curiosity quotes by Lewis Carroll
#93. WATCH OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge. In another moment #Quote by Lewis Carroll
Curiosity quotes by Samuel Johnson
#94. Among the many inconsistencies which folly produces or infirmity suffers in the human mind, there has often been observed a manifest and striking contrariety between the life of an author and his writings ... Those whom the appearance of virtue or the evidence of genius has tempted to a nearer knowledge of the writer, in whose performances they may be found, have indeed had frequent reason to repent their curiosity. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Curiosity quotes by E.F. Benson
#95. Philosophers have argued about the strongest emotion known to man. Some say 'love', others 'hate', others 'fear'. I am disposed to put 'curiosity' on a level, at least, with these august sensations, just mere simple inquisitiveness. #Quote by E.F. Benson
Curiosity quotes by Yann Martel
#96. Henry had written a novel because there was a hole in him that needed filling, a question that needed answering, a patch of canvas that needed painting - that blend of anxiety, curiosity and joy that is at the origin of art - and he had filled the hole, answered the question, splashed colour on the canvas, all done for himself, because he had to. Then complete strangers told him that his book had filled a hole in them, had answered a question, had brought colour to their lives. The comfort of strangers, be it a smile, a pat on the shoulder or a word of praise, is truly a comfort. #Quote by Yann Martel
Curiosity quotes by Bryan Davis
#97. Dikaios smacked Elam with his tail. His curiosity wouldn't kill a sick kitten, much less a cat. #Quote by Bryan Davis
Curiosity quotes by Jason L. Ma
#98. In life, school, or work, you must resourcefully act with purpose, curiosity, and wisdom toward positive outcomes, if not a vision. #Quote by Jason L. Ma
Curiosity quotes by Oliver Jeffers
#99. Curiosity is the surest sign of intelligence #Quote by Oliver Jeffers
Curiosity quotes by Monica Leonelle
#100. For those of you unfamiliar with the term "growth hacking," growth hacking focuses exclusively on strategies and tactics (typically in digital marketing) that help grow a business or product. The concept was first coined by Sean Ellis of Dropbox fame back in 2010 in a blog post. It has since changed the face of startup marketing, with Techcrunch guest writer Aaron Ginn explaining that a growth hacker has a "mindset of data, creativity, and curiosity. #Quote by Monica Leonelle
Curiosity quotes by Clive Davis
#101. I feel blessed that I found not just a profession, but a 24/7 way of life that I purely love. That curiosity to be current, to listen to the Hozier album, to be early in recognition of a Lorde and spending time with her and Miguel, the pleasure of seeing new talent erupt ... I love it. #Quote by Clive Davis
Curiosity quotes by Nina Arianda
#102. What makes an actor, I think, is a combination of a deep curiosity about life and a case of the crazies. #Quote by Nina Arianda
Curiosity quotes by Elizabeth Bowen
#103. Curiosity in Rome is a form of courtesy. #Quote by Elizabeth Bowen
Curiosity quotes by Luis Bunuel
#104. All my life I've been harassed by questions: Why is something this way and not another? How do you account for that? This rage to understand, to fill in the blanks, only makes life more banal. If we could only find the courage to leave our destiny to chance, to accept the fundamental mystery of our lives, then we might be closer to the sort of happiness that comes with innocence. #Quote by Luis Bunuel
Curiosity quotes by Paul Bamikole
#105. Curiosity is the offspring of mystery. For without mystery there be no need for curiosity. Curiosity is the search for the things that can be, it is the inspiration of the true adventurer. #Quote by Paul Bamikole
Curiosity quotes by Karen Ann Hopkins
#106. The glistening colours around his eyes had actually spread out farther on his face, creating an incredibly fascinating montage of blacks, blues, purples, and, around the very edge, pinks. I found my eyes drawn to his unnatural skin tones in morbid curiosity. Besides my sick obsession with his bruises, when my eyes would meet his, the fluttering in my stomach would start up, along with my thumping heart. It was interesting that his face was hardly recognisable, but his hot gazes still gave me goose bumps. #Quote by Karen Ann Hopkins
Curiosity quotes by David Sedaris
#107. My mother was, for the most part, delighted with my brother and regarded him with the bemused curiosity of a brood hen discovering she has hatched a completely different species. 'I think it was very nice of Paul to give me this vase,' she once said, arranging a bouquet of wildflowers into the skull-shaped bong my brother had left on the kitchen table. 'It's nontraditional, but that's the Rooster's way. He's a free spirit, and we're lucky to have him. #Quote by David Sedaris
Curiosity quotes by Vironika Tugaleva
#108. It all comes back to curiosity. We live in a society that objectifies us as sexual objects and status symbols. We learn to flatten ourselves and others into little words: good and bad, ugly and pretty, right and wrong, lovable and unlovable. Then, we try to discover who we are through these labels. It doesn't work. Because a human being is more than a signpost onto which we can plaster our judgments. A person is more than a sack of flesh to lose, keep, or throw away. A human being cannot be packaged into a stale idea. A person must be experienced to be known, and this knowledge ends the moment you stop looking. Each one of us is a mystery. And the more aware you become, the more mysterious it gets. The reward for seeking truth is not the truth itself. The gift is wonder. The gift is love. #Quote by Vironika Tugaleva
Curiosity quotes by Wilfred Trotter
#109. The various systems of doctrine that have held dominion over man have been demonstrated to be true beyond all question by rationalists of such power-to name only a few-as Aquinas and Calvin and Hegel and Marx. Guided by these master hands the intellect has shown itself more deadly than cholera or bubonic plague and far more cruel. The incompatibility with one another of all the great systems of doctrine might surely be have expected to provoke some curiosity about their nature. #Quote by Wilfred Trotter
Curiosity quotes by George Orwell
#110. Pacifism is a psychological curiosity rather than a political movement. Some of the extremer pacifists, starting out with a complete renunciation of violence, have ended by warmly championing Hitler and even toying with antisemitism. This is interesting, but it is not important. 'Pure' pacifism, which is a by-product of naval power, can only appeal to people in very sheltered positions. Moreover, being negative and irresponsible, it does not inspire much devotion. #Quote by George Orwell
Curiosity quotes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
#111. Not curiosity, not vanity, not the consideration of expediency, not duty and conscientiousness, but an unquenchable, unhappy thirst that brooks no compromise leads us to truth. #Quote by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Curiosity quotes by Robert Frost
#112. I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. #Quote by Robert Frost
Curiosity quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#113. I am a sort of collector of religions: and the curious thing is that I find I can believe in them all. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Curiosity quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#114. The devil can quote Scripture for his purpose; and the text of Scripture which he now most commonly quotes is, "The Kingdom of heaven is within you." That text has been the stay and support of more Pharisees and prigs and self-righteous spiritual bullies than all the dogmas in creation; it has served to identify self-satisfaction with the peace that passes all understanding. And the text to be quoted in answer to it is that which declares that no man can receive the kingdom except as a little child. What we are to have inside is a childlike spirit; but the childlike spirit is not entirely concerned about what is inside. It is the first mark of possessing it that one is interested in what is outside. The most childlike thing about a child is his curiosity and his appetite and his power of wonder at the world. We might almost say that the whole advantage of having the kingdom within is that we look for it somewhere else. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Curiosity quotes by Margaret Atwood
#115. Most of us will. We'll choose knowledge no matter what, we'll maim ourselves in the process, we'll stick our hands into the flames for it if necessary. Curiosity is not our only motive: love or grief or despair or hatred is what drives us on. We'll spy relentlessly on the dead: we'll open their letters, we'll read their journals, we'll go through their trash, hoping for a hint, a final word, an explanation, from those who have deserted us--who've left us holding the bag, which is often a good deal emptier than we'd supposed.

But what about those who plant such clues, for us to stumble on? Why do they bother? Egotism? Pity? Revenge? A simple claim to existence, like scribbling your initials on a washroom wall? The combination of presence and anonymity--confession without penance, truth without consequences--it has its attractions. Getting the blood off your hands, one way or another.

Those who leave such evidence can scarcely complain if strangers come along afterwards and poke their noses into every single thing that would once have been none of their business. And not only strangers: lovers, friends, relations. We're voyeurs, all of us. Why should we assume that anything in the past is ours for the taking, simply because we've found it? We're all grave robbers, once we open the doors locked by others.

But only locked. The rooms and their contents have been left intact. If those leaving them had wanted oblivion, there was always fire. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Curiosity quotes by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
#116. The ignorant man is not free, because what confronts him is an alien world, something outside him and in the offing, on which he depends, without his having made this foreign world for himself and therefore without being at home in it by himself as in something his own. The impulse of curiosity, the pressure for knowledge, from the lowest level up to the highest rung of philosophical insight arises only from the struggle to cancel this situation of unfreedom and to make the world one's own in one's ideas and thought. #Quote by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Curiosity quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#117. Are you considering becoming a creative person? Too late, you already are one. To even call somebody "a creative person" is almost laughably redundant; creativity is the hallmark of our species. We have the sense for it; we have the curiosity for it; we have the opposable thumbs for it; we have the rhythm for it; we have the language and the excitement and the innate connection to divinity for it.
If you're alive, you're a creative person. You and I and everyone you know are descended from tens of thousands of years of makers. Decorators, tinkerers, storytellers, dancers, explorers, fiddlers, drummers, builders, growers, problem-solvers, and embellishers
these are our common ancestors. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Curiosity quotes by Satya Nadella
#118. Like anyone else, a lot of what I do and how I think has been shaped by my family and my overall life experience. Many who know me say I am also defined by my curiosity and thirst for learning. I buy more books than I can finish. I sign up for more online courses than I can complete. I fundamentally believe that if you are not learning new things, you stop doing great and useful things. So family, curiosity and hunger for knowledge all define me. #Quote by Satya Nadella
Curiosity quotes by Julia Quinn
#119. It's very bad form to spy on one's host," he said, planting his hands on his hips and somehow managing to look both authoritative and relaxed at the same time.
"It was an accident," she grumbled.
"Oh, I believe you there," he said. "But even if you didn't intend to spy on me, the fact remains that when the opportunity arose, you took it."
"Do you blame me?"
He grinned. "Not at all. I would have done precisely the same thing."
Her mouth fell open.
"Oh, don't pretend to be offended," he said.
"I'm not pretending."
He leaned a bit closer. "To tell the truth, I'm quite flattered."
"It was academic curiosity," she ground out. "I assure you."
His smile grew sly. "So you're telling me that you would have spied upon any naked man you'd come across?"
"Of course not!"
"As I said," he drawled, leaning back against a tree, "I'm flattered."
"Well, now that we have that settled," Sophie said with a sniff, "I'm going back to Your Cottage. #Quote by Julia Quinn
Curiosity quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#120. There is one insane little hope that I cannot get out of my mind. the power of this whole planet is against us, yet I cannot help wondering whether this one silly little hope is hopeless yet.
"In what or whom is your hope?" asked Syme with curiosity.
"In a man I never saw," said the other, looking at the leaden sea.
"I know what you mean," said Syme in a low voice, "the man in the dark room. But Sunday must have killed him by now."
"Perhaps," said the other steadily; "but if so, he was the only man whom Sunday found it hard to kill. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Curiosity quotes by Oliver Jeffers
#121. I'm interested in how we define things by how we choose to observe them, and how everywhere in our lives, and in every moment we experience, there are forces at work that we don't fully understand. Couple this curiosity with a love of portraiture painting, and that's how this project was born. #Quote by Oliver Jeffers
Curiosity quotes by Robert Genn
#122. Curiosity allows your unique "owned processes" to draw you toward creative conclusions. #Quote by Robert Genn
Curiosity quotes by Walter Lippmann
#123. There are portions of the sovereign people who spend most of their spare time and spare money on motoring and comparing motor cars, on bridge-whist and post-mortems, on moving pictures and potboilers, talking always to the same people with minute variations on the same old themes. They cannot really be said to suffer from censorship, or secrecy, the high cost or the difficulty of communication. They suffer from anemia, from lack of appetite and curiosity for the human scene. Theirs is no problem of access to the world outside. Worlds of interest are waiting for them to explore, and they do not enter. #Quote by Walter Lippmann
Curiosity quotes by Stewart Stafford
#124. The stresses and strains of life mould us into our mature selves. The key to life is to accept the wisdom of our later years while maintaining our youthful enthusiasm and curiosity for the world. #Quote by Stewart Stafford
Curiosity quotes by Dezso Kosztolanyi
#125. Esti now discovered for the first time what intellectually fertile soil a railway compartment is. Here the lives of strangers appear before us in, as it were, cross section - suddenly and condensed - as in a novel opened haphazardly in the middle. Our curiosity, which otherwise we conceal by false modesty, can be satisfied under the constraint of our being enclosed together in a moving room, and we can peep into those lives and speculate on what the beginning of the novel must have been and how it will end. #Quote by Dezso Kosztolanyi
Curiosity quotes by Jae Brits
#126. Curiosity? Tell me more. #Quote by Jae Brits
Curiosity quotes by David Hare
#127. The one thing that 'Via Dolorosa' has is no opinions. To me, curiosity is 50 times as valuable as opinion. #Quote by David Hare
Curiosity quotes by John Dewey
#128. With respect to the development of powers devoted to coping with specific scientific and economic problems we may say that the child should be growing in manhood. With respect to sympathetic curiosity, unbiased responsiveness, and openness of mind, we may say that the adult should be growing in childlikeness. #Quote by John Dewey
Curiosity quotes by May-Britt Moser
#129. All children are born with stars in their eyes, and they are curious. It is important for teachers to be careful not to kill this curiosity. A lot can go wrong. Children can be teased, even by teachers. #Quote by May-Britt Moser
Curiosity quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#130. Who claims Truth, Truth abandons. History is hir'd, or coerc'd, only in Interests that must ever prove base. She is too innocent, to be left within the reach of anyone in Power,- who need but touch her, and all her Credit is in the instant vanish'd, as if it had never been. She needs rather to be tended lovingly and honorably by fabulists and counterfeiters, Ballad-Mongers and Cranks of ev'ry Radius, Masters of Disguise to provide her the Costume, Toilette, and Bearing, and Speech nimble enough to keep her beyond the Desires, or even the Curiosity, of Government. #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Curiosity quotes by J.A. Ironside
#131. This is m-me." I indicated the lonely track.

"Really? What's up there?" He peered over my shoulder in genuine curiosity. "Is there a house up there? You're not a sylph or something that really does live wild, are you? #Quote by J.A. Ironside
Curiosity quotes by Massimo Pigliucci
#132. Given the power and influence that science increasingly has in our daily lives, it is important that we as citizens of an open and democratic society learn to separate good science from bunk. This is not just a matter of intellectual curiosity, as it affects where large portions of our tax money go, and in some cases even whether people's lives are lost as a result of nonsense. #Quote by Massimo Pigliucci
Curiosity quotes by Azar Nafisi
#133. Many things change with time, but certain basic human traits remain eternal: curiosity and empathy, the urge to know and the urge to connect. #Quote by Azar Nafisi
Curiosity quotes by Sebastian Barry
#134. The years return us gradually to the afflictions and shames of childhood, it is a curiosity of existence. #Quote by Sebastian Barry
Curiosity quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#135. Sister, you're trying to keep me alive as an old curiosity, but I'm done, I'm finished, I'm going to die. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Curiosity quotes by Lionel Suggs
#136. Most will regret opening up the doors to truth, while others will cower at thought of living an illusion. In the end, does impracticality defeat curiosity? #Quote by Lionel Suggs
Curiosity quotes by Michael J. Fox
#137. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it saved my ass. #Quote by Michael J. Fox
Curiosity quotes by Iris Apfel
#138. To find out who you are is like putting yourself on a psychiatric couch, but you have nobody to help you. Really it isn't easy. I was talking with my nephew this morning and he gave me one of the best quotes I've heard in years 'Personal style is curiosity about oneself.' #Quote by Iris Apfel
Curiosity quotes by James C. Collins
#139. I can just let my curiosity wander unleashed. #Quote by James C. Collins
Curiosity quotes by Alain De Botton
#140. Curiosity takes ignorance seriously, and is confident enough to admit when it does not know. It is aware of not knowing, and it sets out to do something about it #Quote by Alain De Botton
Curiosity quotes by James Qualls
#141. Sometimes, insatiable curiosity and compassion are all that life requires of us. #Quote by James Qualls
Curiosity quotes by Paul Tough
#142. What matters most in a child's development, they say, is not how much information we can stuff into her brain in the first few years. What matters, instead, is whether we are able to help her develop a very different set of qualities, a list that includes persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence. #Quote by Paul Tough
Curiosity quotes by Rupi Kaur
#143. i will tell you about selfish people. even when they know they will hurt you they walk into your life to taste you because you are the type of being they don't want to miss out on. you are too much shine to not be felt. so when they have gotten a good look at everything you have to offer. when they have taken your skin your hair and your secrets with them. when they realize how real this is. how much of a storm you are and it hits them.

that is when the cowardice sets in. that is when the person you thought they were is replaced by the sad reality of what they are. that is when they lose every fighting bone in their body and leave after saying you will find better than me.

you will stand there naked with half of them still hidden somewhere inside you and sob. asking them why they did it. why they forced you to love them when they had no intention of loving you back and they'll say something along the lines of i just had to try. i had to give it a chance. it was you after all.

but that isn't romantic. it isn't sweet. the idea that they were so engulfed by your existence they had to risk breaking it for the sake of knowing they weren't the one missing out. your existence meant that little next to their curiosity of you. #Quote by Rupi Kaur
Curiosity quotes by E. M. Forster
#144. Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom. #Quote by E. M. Forster
Curiosity quotes by Samuel Colbran
#145. Imagination, curiosity, passion, creativity these are the words that move me! #Quote by Samuel Colbran
Curiosity quotes by Alexander Von Humboldt
#146. 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? #Quote by Alexander Von Humboldt
Curiosity quotes by Eva Leigh
#147. A journalist and a woman were the two most inquisitive creatures on earth. Combine them, and only a cat can rival her for curiosity. #Quote by Eva Leigh
Curiosity quotes by Carl Sagan
#148. At the Stourbridge Fair in 1663, at age twenty, he purchased a book on astrology, "out of a curiosity to see what there was in it." He read it until he came to an illustration which he could not understand, because he was ignorant of trigonometry. So he purchased a book on trigonometry but soon found himself unable to follow the geometrical arguments. So he found a copy of Euclid's Elements of Geometry, and began to read. Two years later he invented the differential calculus. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Curiosity quotes by Romarin Demetri
#149. curiosity in this place was as dangerous as it was essential."- A Mirror Among Shattered Glass. #Quote by Romarin Demetri
Curiosity quotes by Brian Spellman
#150. Fear of curiosity kills the cat ... slowly. #Quote by Brian Spellman
Curiosity quotes by Geoffrey Wood
#151. When sex was something godlike, Lust was the profane curiosity that killed many a straying cat. Now, having removed mystery, Lust is less a long-standing, overpowering yearning, more a sudden craving of the appetite. Less quest, more impulse buy. #Quote by Geoffrey Wood
Curiosity quotes by Megan Shepherd
#152. I rested my forehead against the wall and closed my eyes. It wasn't just my curiosity, or my fascination with anatomy, or how I could unhesitatingly chop a rabbit's head off with an ax when a roomful of boys couldn't. Those things were all symptoms of the same sickness - a kind of madness inherited from my father. It was a dangerous pull in my gut drawing me toward the dark possibilities of science, toward the thin line between life and death, toward the animal impulses hidden behind a corset and a smile. #Quote by Megan Shepherd
Curiosity quotes by Jessa Crispin
#153. Do you know that maxim "Write what you know"? Nonsense. That saying lets us off the hook for our more narcissistic impulses and for not trying to understand the world around us. The more a person learns - and this does not mean you need to get a PhD before you can work, merely that you nurture your curiosity and imagination - the more nuanced and complex his or her work becomes. Think #Quote by Jessa Crispin
Curiosity quotes by Marcia Tucker
#154. ...a truly great person has a profound curiosity about the world and the people in it, an interest that encompasses everything and everyone. Real curiosity, I now know, doesn't leave much room for judgement. #Quote by Marcia Tucker
Curiosity quotes by Roberto Burle Marx
#155. Curiosity keeps me alive. #Quote by Roberto Burle Marx
Curiosity quotes by Carl Sagan
#156. [T]he practice of superstition is so congenial to the multitude that, if they are forcibly awakened, they still regret the loss of their pleasing vision. Their love of the marvellous and supernatural, their curiosity with regard to future events, and their strong propensity to extend their hopes and fears beyond the limits of the visible world, were the principal causes which favoured the establishment of Polytheism. So urgent on the vulgar is the necessity of believing, that the fall of any system of mythology will most probably be succeeded by the introduction of some other mode of superstition #Quote by Carl Sagan
Curiosity quotes by Roberto Bolano
#157. When they turned, Pelletier and Espinoza saw an older woman in a white blouse and black skirt, a woman with a figure like Marlene Dietrich, as Pelletier would say much later, a woman who despite her years was still as strong willed as ever, a woman who didn't cling to the edge of the abyss but plunged into it with curiosity and elegance. A woman who plunged into the abyss sitting down. #Quote by Roberto Bolano
Curiosity quotes by Michael Reisman
#158. Curiosity is a good thing, like onion soup. But too much onion soup makes your breath smell terrible. And too much curiosity can make your whole body smell terrible, if it causes you to be dead. #Quote by Michael Reisman
Curiosity quotes by Roshani Chokshi
#159. I myself have a number of duties to attend to, so I must leave."
Before I could stop myself, I blurted out, "Why?"
He paused and took a step to me. Darkness, soft-edged and heavy, clung to the room. In the shadows, his smile held all the lazy grace of a cat.
"Would you miss me?"
"Curiosity inspired my question. Nothing more," I said, but even my voice was unconvinced.
"Even so, there's no greater temptation than to stay by your side. #Quote by Roshani Chokshi
Curiosity quotes by Eliezer Yudkowsky
#160. A burning itch to know is higher than a solemn vow to pursue truth. To feel the burning itch of curiosity requires both that you be ignorant, and that you desire to relinquish your ignorance. #Quote by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Curiosity quotes by Warren G. Bennis
#161. Neoteny is more than retaining a youthful appearance, although that is often part of it. Neoteny is the retention of all those wonderful qualities that we associate with youth: curiosity, playfulness, eagerness, fearlessness, warmth, energy. Unlike those defeated by time and age, our geezers have remained much like our geeks – open, willing to take risks, hungry for knowledge and experience, courageous, eager to see what the new day brings. Time and lost steal the zest from the unlucky, and leave them looking longingly at the past. Neoteny is a metaphor for the quality – and the gift – that keeps the fortunate of whatever age focused on all marvelous undiscovered things to come. #Quote by Warren G. Bennis
Curiosity quotes by Elizabeth Lomeli
#162. Part ways with your perception of reality, allow the unknown and your curiosity muster into a visual you've never allowed yourself to see. #Quote by Elizabeth Lomeli
Curiosity quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#163. You're too handsome to wear a beard," she informed him. "I might allow it someday if you need to conceal a sagging chin, but for now, it has to go."
"At the moment," West said with his eyes still closed, "nothing I have is sagging."
Phoebe glanced downward reflexively. From her vantage point between his splayed legs, she had a perfect view of his lap, where the ridge of a rather magnificent erection strained the fabric of his trousers. Her mouth went dry, and she wavered between uneasiness and intense curiosity.
"That looks uncomfortable," she said.
"I can bear it."
"I meant for me."
The cheeks beneath her fingertips tautened as West tried- unsuccessfully- to hold back a grin. "If it makes you nervous, don't worry. It will disappear as soon as you pick up that damned razor." He paused before adding huskily, "But... it wouldn't be. Uncomfortable, I mean. If we were going to... I would make sure you were ready. I would never hurt you. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Curiosity quotes by Debasish Mridha
#164. I like curiosity. It's a mind game, not a necessity. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Curiosity quotes by Adam M. Grant
#165. Interest in the arts among entrepreneurs, inventors, and eminent scientists obviously reflects their curiosity and aptitude. People who are open to new ways of looking at science and business also tend to be fascinated by the expression of ideas and emotions through images, sounds, and words. #Quote by Adam M. Grant
Curiosity quotes by Carl Safina
#166. 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. #Quote by Carl Safina
Curiosity quotes by Doris Kearns Goodwin
#167. Why bother with fictional characters and plots when the world was full of more marvelous stories that were true, with characters so fresh, so powerful, so new, that they stepped from into the narratives under their own power? #Quote by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Curiosity quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#168. For a curious person, what a wonderful feeling is to get lost and what a horrible feeling to get lost for a coward! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Curiosity quotes by S. Jae-Jones
#169. And at the center of the room, a girl. A woman. She sits at the klavier with eyes closed, playing their song. Their story.
Elisabeth.
Her image flickers, wavers, a reflection seen on the edges of a candle flame. The shadows wriggle and writhe with curiosity, and with tremendous effort, the monster holds them back.
Please, he whispers. Please, let me have this one thing.
As he plays, the darkness recedes. From his skin, from his hair, the weight of the rams' horns on his head lightening. Color returns to the world and to his eyes, a mismatched blue and green as the monster remembers what it is to be a man.
Elisabeth.
He sits down on the bench beside her, begging her- beseeching her- to open her eyes and see him. Be with him. But she keeps her eyes closed, hands trembling on the keyboard.
Elisabeth.
She stirs. He sucks in a sharp breath and lifts his hand to stroke her cheek with fingers that are still mangled, broken, strange. His touch passes through her like a knife through smoke, yet she shivers as if she can feel the brush of his fingers in the dark places of her soul, her body, her heart. She is as insubstantial as mist, but he cannot resist the urge, the itch, to kiss. He closes his eyes and leans in close, imagining the silk of her skin against his lips.
They are met.
A gasp. His eyes fly open but hers are still closed. Her hand lifts to her mouth, as though the tingle of their unexpected caress still lingered there.
#Quote by S. Jae-Jones
Curiosity quotes by Kevin Mitnick
#170. Hackers are breaking the systems for profit. Before, it was about intellectual curiosity and pursuit of knowledge and thrill, and now hacking is big business. #Quote by Kevin Mitnick
Curiosity quotes by S. Leonard Rubinstein
#171. Curiosity is a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance. #Quote by S. Leonard Rubinstein
Curiosity quotes by Isaac Asimov
#172. To have good ideas, we need to consume good ideas too.
Follow your curiosity. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Curiosity quotes by Debasish Mridha
#173. Greatness always indicates simplicity. Wisdom always results from curiosity. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Curiosity quotes by Stephen Jay Gould
#174. True majorities, in a TV-dominated and anti-intellectual age, may need sound bites and flashing lights and I am not against supplying such lures if they draw children into even a transient concern with science. But every classroom has one [Oliver] Sacks , one [Eric] Korn, or one [Jonathan] Miller , usually a lonely child with a passionate curiosity about nature, and a zeal that overcomes pressures for conformity. Do not the one in fifty deserve their institutions as well magic places, like cabinet museums, that can spark the rare flames of genius? #Quote by Stephen Jay Gould
Curiosity quotes by Karl Kraus
#175. Sexual enlightenment is that hardhearted process which for hygienic reasons forbids young people to satisfy their curiosity themselves. #Quote by Karl Kraus
Curiosity quotes by The Edge
#176. I have a curiosity that compels me to find ways to make music that are fresh and new. #Quote by The Edge
Curiosity quotes by Sydney J. Harris
#177. Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference. #Quote by Sydney J. Harris
Curiosity quotes by C.S. Lewis
#178. It is very rarely that a middle-aged man finds an author who gives him, what he knew so often in his teens and twenties, the sense of having opened a new door. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Curiosity quotes by George Schaller
#179. My interest in wildlife began early and I don't know how early because it's the only thing I've ever been interested in. I've always had a certain curiosity, a certain wonder about the natural world. I like to be outdoors. #Quote by George Schaller
Curiosity quotes by Kelley Armstrong
#180. Curiosity is what lets a young mind grow and keeps an old mind young. #Quote by Kelley Armstrong
Curiosity quotes by Ethan Hawke
#181. Often we imagine that we will work hard until we arrive at some distant goal, and then we will be happy. This is a delusion. Happiness is the result of a life lived with purpose. Happiness is not an objective. It is the movement of life itself, a process, and an activity. It arises from curiosity and discovery. Seek pleasure and you will quickly discover the shortest path to suffering. Other people, friends, brothers, sisters, neighbors, spouses, even your mother and I are not responsible for your happiness. Your life is your responsibility, and you always have the choice to do your best. Doing your best will bring happiness. Do not be overconcerned with avoiding pain or seeking pleasure. If you are concentrating on the results of your actions, you are not dedicated to your task. #Quote by Ethan Hawke
Curiosity quotes by Noah Levine
#182. Experience each moment as if it were the first sensation of its kind ever. Bring childlike interest and curiosity to your present-time experience. #Quote by Noah Levine
Curiosity quotes by Haruki Murakami
#183. She's always polite and kind, but her words lack the kind of curiosity and excitement you'd normally expect. Her true feelings- assuming such things exist- remain hidden away. Except for when a practical sort of decision has to be made, she never gives her personal opinion about anything. She seldom talks about herself, instead letting others talk, nodding warmly as she listens. But most people start to feel vaguely uneasy when talking with her, as if they suspect they're wasting her time, trampling on her private, graceful, dignified world. And that impression is, for the most part, correct. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Curiosity quotes by Michel Foucault
#184. As for what motivated me, it is quite simple; I would hope that in the eyes of some people it might be sufficient in itself. It was curiosity – the only kind of curiosity, in any case, that is worth acting upon with a degree of obstinacy: not the curiosity that seeks to assimilate what it is proper for one to know, but that which enables one to get free of oneself. After all, what would be the value of the passion for knowledge if it resulted only in a certain amount of knowledgeableness and not, in one way or another and to the extent possible, in the knower's straying afield of himself? There are times in life when the question of knowing if one can think differently that one thinks, and perceive differently than one sees, is absolutely necessary if one is to go on looking and reflecting at all. People will say, perhaps, that these games with oneself would better be left backstage; or, at best, that they might properly form part of those preliminary exercises that are forgotten once they have served their purpose. But, then, what is philosophy today – philosophical activity, I mean – if it is not the critical work that thought brings to bear on itself? In what does it consist, if not in the endeavour to know how and to what extent it might be possible to think differently, instead of legitimating what is already known? #Quote by Michel Foucault
Curiosity quotes by Patrick Ness
#185. But the swamp don't mind. How could it? It's all just life, going over itself, returning and cycling and eating itself to grow. I mean, it's not that it's not Noisy here. Sure it is, there's no escaping Noise, not nowhere at all, but it's quieter than the town. The loud is a different kind of loud, because swamp loud is just curiosity, creachers figuring out who you are and if yer a threat. Whereas the town knows all about you already and wants to know more and wants to beat you with what it knows till how can you have any of yerself left at all? #Quote by Patrick Ness
Curiosity quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#186. Spirituality, sexuality and curiosity are the three pillars of Modern Human Consciousness. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Curiosity quotes by John Grogan
#187. I had never thought of Marley as any kind of model, but sitting there sipping my beer, I was aware that maybe he held the secret for a good life. Never slow down, never look back, live each day w/ adolescent verve and spunk and curiosity and playfulness. #Quote by John Grogan
Curiosity quotes by Aysha Taryam
#188. What social-media really becomes after years of use is a constant stream of information both verbal and visual that at first drenches the mind, quenching its thirst for knowledge, and subduing its curiosity slowly but surly transforms into a torrent that renders the brain heavy and the mind restless. #Quote by Aysha Taryam
Curiosity quotes by Abraham Flexner
#189. 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. #Quote by Abraham Flexner
Curiosity quotes by Jostein Gaarder
#190. It's not a silly question if you can't answer it. #Quote by Jostein Gaarder
Curiosity quotes by Margaret Mitchell
#191. The very mystery of him excited her curiosity like a door that had neither lock nor key. #Quote by Margaret Mitchell
Curiosity quotes by A.S. Byatt
#192. The four feet advanced and retreated, retreated and advanced, the male feet insisting towards the basement stairs, the female feet resisting, parrying. Roland opened the door and went into the area, fired mostly by what always got him, pure curiosity as to what the top half looked like. #Quote by A.S. Byatt
Curiosity quotes by Beck
#193. Just out of curiosity, I wonder what makes music or culture or taste go in certain directions. Who knows what the forces are behind it. #Quote by Beck
Curiosity quotes by Guy Kawasaki
#194. I do have a peripatetic and active intellectual curiosity. #Quote by Guy Kawasaki
Curiosity quotes by Robert Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh
#195. The trouble is that all the investigators proceeded in exactly the same spirit, the spirit that is of scientific curiosity, and with no possibility of telling whether the issue of their work would prove them to be fiends, or dreamers, or angels. #Quote by Robert Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh
Curiosity quotes by Debasish Mridha
#196. Curiosity is the ultimate beauty of an adventurous mind. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Curiosity quotes by Gerald Brenan
#197. One road to happiness is to cultivate curiosity about everything. Not only about people but about subjects, not only about the arts but about history and foreign customs. Not only about countries and cities, but about plants and animals. Not only about lichened rocks and curious markings on the bark of trees, but about stars and atoms. Not only about your friends but about that strange labyrinth we inhabit which we call ourselves. Then, if we do that, we will never suffer a moment's boredom ... #Quote by Gerald Brenan
Curiosity quotes by Todd Haynes
#198. I sort of have a dog-minded single strategy but I am a little more open to stuff that's out there, now and looking at scripts in the world and seeing if something that already exists can spark my interest and my curiosity. #Quote by Todd Haynes
Curiosity quotes by Maria Popova
#199. But here's the thing about self-comparison: In addition to making you vacate your own experience, your own soul, your own life, in its extreme it breeds resignation. If we constantly feel that there is something more to be had - something that's available to those with a certain advantage in life, but which remains out of reach for us - we come to feel helpless. And the most toxic byproduct of this helpless resignation is cynicism - that terrible habit of mind and orientation of spirit in which, out of hopelessness for our own situation, we grow embittered about how things are and about what's possible in the world. Cynicism is a poverty of curiosity and imagination and ambition. #Quote by Maria Popova
Curiosity quotes by Jury Nel
#200. Curiosity can only be called "fear of the unknown" only when you are in your comfort zone. #Quote by Jury Nel

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