Quotations on Curiosity

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Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Imagination, Soul, Idea, Curiosity, Pleasure)

I think that curiosity happened on these reviews where I was just a guest of the reviewer, because it introduced me to new cuisines and to the idea of cooking as a mechanism for studying other cultures and understanding other parts of the world.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Idea, Cooking, Curiosity, Guest, Understanding, World)

Curiosity doesn't matter any more. These days people don't want to be transported to emotional territories where they don't know how to react.
- Hector Babenko
(Keywords: People, Curiosity, Want)

Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them.
- Russell Baker
(Keywords: Age, Children, Curiosity, Parents, Want)

Everybody in Spain is sick of me. But in America, there's curiosity about the new kid on the block who doesn't speak English very well. The attention makes me feel vulnerable, which is something I hadn't felt in a while. But I like it.
- Javier Bardem
(Keywords: America, Attention, Curiosity, English, Spain)

Each story we approach in the same way, with curiosity and interest and determination to get behind the image.
- Martin Bashir
(Keywords: Determination, Curiosity, Interest)

In a house where there are small children the bathroom soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop.
- Robert Benchley
(Keywords: Appearance, Children, Curiosity, Old)

Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most important contributions education can make.
- Paul Berg
(Keywords: Education, Curiosity, Instinct)

In such a case secrecy must be absolute to be effective, and although mere vague curiosity induced many persons of my intimate acquaintance to ask to be allowed to just go in and have a peep, I never admitted anyone.
- Henry Bessemer
(Keywords: Acquaintance, Curiosity, Secrecy)

Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Quality, Soul, Curiosity, Desire, Mind, Woman)

Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
- Daniel Boone
(Keywords: Soul, Curiosity, Influence, Man)

When Shakespeare begins his exposition thus he generally at first makes people talk about the hero, but keeps the hero himself for some time out of sight, so that we await his entrance with curiosity, and sometimes with anxiety.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Keywords: Time, People, Anxiety, Curiosity, First, Shakespeare, Sight, Talk)

Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity, and my flesh begins crawling with suspense.
- Fawn M. Brodie
(Keywords: Life, Character, Curiosity, Suspense)

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion.
- John Burroughs
(Keywords: Religion, Curiosity, Joy, Universe)

Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will.
- Alistair Cooke
(Keywords: Life, People, Argument, Curiosity, Generosity, Serenity, Will)

These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas.
- Elvis Costello
(Keywords: Music, Ideas, Curiosity, Passion)

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
- e. e. cummings
(Keywords: Experience, Curiosity, Delight, Risk, Spirit, Wonder)

There's certainly something very uncomfortable about the voyeurism involved in being in the press, being an actor, where people have a seemingly insatiable curiosity about, you.
- Claire Danes
(Keywords: People, Actor, Being, Curiosity, Press)

It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we've always mapped our path at Dell. There's always an opportunity to make a difference.
- Michael Dell
(Keywords: Opportunity, Curiosity, Difference)

The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
- E. M. Forster
(Keywords: Belief, Curiosity, Humanism, Mind, Race, Taste)

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France
(Keywords: Art, Purpose, Curiosity, Teaching)

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France
(Keywords: Virtue, Curiosity, Man)

A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Keywords: Home, Blind, Country, Curiosity, Man)

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
- Graham Greene
(Keywords: Wisdom, Age, Morality, Curiosity, Sense)

While I don't satisfy my curiosity about the way I work, I'm terribly curious about the way other poets work. But I would think that's true about many of us.
- Thom Gunn
(Keywords: Work, Curiosity, Poets)

Wonder, connected with a principle of rational curiosity, is the source of all knowledge and discover, and it is a principle even of piety; but wonder which ends in wonder, and is satisfied with wonder, is the quality of an idiot.
- Samuel Horsley
(Keywords: Quality, Knowledge, Curiosity, Piety, Wonder)

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Keywords: Purpose, Curiosity, Research)

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Intelligence, Vision, Children, Clarity, Curiosity, Intolerance, Remarkable)

The existence is a tremendous curiosity, with in the course of the years, the discovery of yourself in your inmost evolutions. With the age you feel better than you are, what you represent. Which means a little at the planet's scale.
- Jacky Ickx
(Keywords: Age, Curiosity, Discovery, Existence, Years)

Naturally, I was a bit of a curiosity, being the first hydrogen peroxide ingestion patient they had ever seen.
- Lara St. John
(Keywords: Being, Curiosity, First)

Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Knowledge, Curiosity, Leisure, Trifles)

The most intense curiosity and excitement prevailed, and though the weather was uncertain, enormous masses of densely packed people lined the road, shouting and waving hats and handkerchiefs as we flew by them.
- Fanny Kemble
(Keywords: People, Curiosity, Excitement, Road, Weather)

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
- Irving Langmuir
(Keywords: Truth, Curiosity, Desire)

It is an interesting fact that during my tour I was never allowed access to computers, radios, or anything else that I might damage through curiosity, or perhaps something more sinister.
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Keywords: Computers, Curiosity, Fact)

My Alma mater was books, a good library... I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
- Malcolm X
(Keywords: Life, Books, Curiosity, Reading, Rest)

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.
- Bryant H. McGill
(Keywords: Happiness, Curiosity, Secrets)

I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity.
- Jonathan Miller
(Keywords: Conscience, Curiosity, Medicine)

I write as a way of keeping myself going. You build your life around writing, and it's what gets you through. So it's partly just curiosity to see what you can do.
- Robert Morgan
(Keywords: Life, Curiosity, Writing)

I think it was this curiosity about the natural world which awoke my early interest in science.
- Paul Nurse
(Keywords: Science, Curiosity, Interest, World)

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
- Linus Pauling
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Curiosity, Satisfaction)

One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
- William Lyon Phelps
(Keywords: Life, Curiosity, Secrets)

A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
- Alexander Pope
(Keywords: Business, Bees, Curiosity, Labor, Will)

The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity.
- Ezra Pound
(Keywords: Art, Curiosity, End, Letters, Will)

The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.
- William Winwood Reade
(Keywords: Food, Habit, Curiosity, May, Spirit)

What we want to tell, we wish our friend to have curiosity to hear.
- Samuel Richardson
(Keywords: Friend, Curiosity, Want)

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Keywords: Life, Curiosity, Reason)

I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined.
- Jose Saramago
(Keywords: Home, Books, Curiosity, Help, Public, Reading, Taste, Will)

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
- George Bernard Shaw
(Keywords: Love, Curiosity, First, First love, Foolishness)

I do a lot of curiosity buying; I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination. I still like to go to record stores, I like to just wander around and I'll buy whatever catches my attention.
- Bruce Springsteen
(Keywords: Imagination, Attention, Buying, Curiosity, Name)

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
- James Stephens
(Keywords: Fear, Bravery, Curiosity, Will)



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