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)

An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Curiosity, Fulfillment, 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)

Poets have to be sensitive to their audience, but it does not mean that they censor themselves. I realise my audience is diverse. Some will read with empathy and curiosity while others will take offense.
- John Barton
(Keywords: Curiosity, Empathy, Poets, Will)

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)

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Curiosity, Emotion, First, Mind)

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

Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world.
- Vincent Canby
(Keywords: Curiosity, Fiction, World)

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)

Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make.
- Abraham Cowley
(Keywords: Curiosity, Devotion)

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)

Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
- Clarence Day
(Keywords: Curiosity, Facts)

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)

I came together with younger musicians and tried to pass on my own experiences. In the process, I always tried to maintain my curiosity and spontaneity.
- Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
(Keywords: Curiosity, Musicians, Spontaneity)

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney
(Keywords: Curiosity, Leading)

For infants and toddlers learning and living are the same thing. If they feel secure, treasured, loved, their own energy and curiosity will bring them new understanding and new skills.
- Amy Laura Dombro
(Keywords: Curiosity, Energy, Learning, Living, Understanding, Will)

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Curiosity, Questioning, Reason)

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Curiosity, Lying)

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)

I have this extraordinary curiosity about all subjects of the natural and human world and the interaction between the physical sciences and the social sciences.
- Ian Hacking
(Keywords: Curiosity, World)

Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference.
- Sydney J. Harris
(Keywords: Curiosity, Indifference)

Each individual fact, taken by itself, can indeed arouse our curiosity or our astonishment, or be useful to us in its practical applications.
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Keywords: Curiosity, Fact)

Curiosity is the lust of the mind.
- Thomas Hobbes
(Keywords: Curiosity, Lust, Mind)

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)

Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Curiosity, Grace, Vanity, Woman, Word)

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)

Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Curiosity, Intellect)

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)

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
- William Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Curiosity, First, Passion)

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)



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