159 Inspiring Quotes about Curiosity

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Real science begins with curiosity and madness.

— Abhijit Naskar

…there was a difference between killing for nourishment and killing for curiosity or sport.

— Nenia Campbell, Black Beast

Conventional wisdom nor scientific, mathematical prove of randomness in life could do nothing to deter human’s curiosity for the unknown, however small the chance of a positive outcome maybe.

— Vann Chow, The White Man and the Pachinko Girl

He read as much as his curiosity demanded – which is to say all

— Henry Miller

But I wish to be enlightened.”Let me caution you against it.”Is enlightenment on the subject, then, so terrible?”Yes, indeed.’She laughingly declared that nothing could have so piqued her curiosity as his statement.

— Thomas Hardy, Two on a Tower

To conceive the horror of my sensations is, I presume, utterly impossible; yet a curiosity to penetrate the mysteries of these awful regions predominates even over my despair, and will reconcile me to the most hideous aspect of death.

— Edgar Allan Poe, Tales of Mystery and Imagination

It seems to me that God would not have endowed us with a mind and a sense of curiosity if he did not mean for us to use it.

— Matthew S. Williams

A man with a great curiosity will never get bored even if he lives millions years!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Spirituality, sexuality and curiosity are the three pillars of Modern Human Consciousness.

— Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

Miss Fitt, you know curiosity gets men killed.”I grinned. “Then I daresay it’s good I’m a woman.

— Susan Dennard, Something Strange and Deadly

You ask a lot of questions, don’t you?” “My brother always says curiosity is my besetting sin.

— Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Her searches after knowledge were arbitrary and without context. It was as if she were shining a small flashlight of curiosity into the dark room of the world.

— Gloria Steinem, Marilyn

Kids are never the problem. They are born scientists. The problem is always the adults. They beat the curiosity out of kids. They outnumber kids. They vote. They wield resources. That’s why my public focus is primarily adults.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

Intelligence comes with hard work and curiosity for the unknown.

— Roberto Llamas

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of the mind for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

— Anatole France

The innocent curiosity of children gives them astounding courage.

— Plague Jack, Sins of a Sovereignty

When you’ve been everywhere, tried it all and done it all, what’s left is the exploration of self, intellectually and sexually, through curiosity and erotica.

— Chloe Thurlow, A Girl’s Adventure

I don’t need someone with a hot body. He can be fat or overweight and have a belly. It’s very much about style and substance and humor, interest, curiosity and really being smart.

— Kate Walsh

Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles.

— Samuel Johnson

Since I had a soft spot for zombies and my curiosity was killing me, I opted for plan Z.

— Darynda Jones, Fifth Grave Past the Light

If I have a theological virtue, it is curiosity or inquisitiveness.

— Jurgen Moltmann

Healthy curiosity is a great key in innovation.

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

All knowledge begins with an expression of curiosity pertaining to the unknown or unknowable. Expressions of uncertainty and a doubtful nature lead a person to useful discoveries.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

The curiosity of lazy men is gossip

— Goitsemang Mvula

Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.Linus Pauling

— Linus Pauling

Value judgments are destructive to our proper business, which is curiosity and awareness.

— John Cage

Optimistic curiosity and persistent goal oriented action bring more success than anything else.

— Debasish Mridha

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.

— Graham Greene

The pursuit of curiosity about the basic facts of nature has proven, with few exceptions throughout the history of medical science, to be the route by which the successful drugs and devices of modern medicine were discovered.

— Arthur Kornberg

Thoughtful minds grow, in the sharpened awareness of those who have lived life; through love, curiosity and tragedy.

— Aisha Mirza

The solution to entrapment in the narcissistic hothouse of self is to not relinquish autobiographical writing, but to expand the self by bringing one’s curiosity to interface with more and more history and the present world.

— Phillip Lopate, To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction

Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

— Walt Disney Company

When it came to hiding, even Gwin had nothing to teach Dustfinger. A strange sense of curiosity had always driven him to explore the hidden, forgotten corners of this and any other place, and all that knowledge had now come in useful.

— Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

A tingling in her spine warned her the path that lay ahead was dangerous, but her curiosity placated her, driving her onward against her instincts.

— Kayla Krantz, Survive at Midnight

I am not trying to teach you anything but trying to ignite the fire of curiosity for knowledge and wisdom.

— Debasish Mridha

A person without curiosity may as well be dead.

— Judy Blume, Summer Sisters

The more older we get, less question we ask. We have lost contacts, we have lost and the curiosity of the things.

— Deyth Banger

There are many things in science that were developed because it was possible rather than desirable. Humanity’s curiosity will almost certainly be its downfall.

— Tony Moyle, The Limpet Syndrome

I’ve tried everything. I can say to you with confidence, I know a fair amount about LSD. I’ve never been a social user of any of these things, but my curiosity has carried me into a lot of interesting areas.

— Dan Rather

Your lack of questioning and curiosity has been the bane of my existence.

— Poppet, Aisyx

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

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.

— Michael Reisman, Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper

Knowledge comes from curiosity wisdom comes from experience.

— Debasish Mridha

Curiosity is called curiosity because of how curiously it can creep into people’s behavior no matter what dangers are around.

— Elizabeth Newton

The author writes that the central conflict within journalist and seller of the American way Henry Luce was between his curiosity and his certitude.

— David Halberstam, The Powers That Be

People say: idle curiosity. The one thing that curiosity cannot be is idle.

— Leo Rosten

Sometimes it’s best to stop searching for your passion. Instead, follow your curiosity and see where it leads.

— Mensah Oteh, Unlocking Life’s Treasure Chest: Wisdom keys to keep you inspired, encouraged, motivated and focused

Maybe curiosity did kill your cat. But it wouldn’t hurt to keep an eye on the neighbor’s rottweiler just the same.

— Lois Greiman, Unzipped

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

— Albert Einstein

So natural and universal is a child’s curiosity about sex and so long are we conscious of it before we do it, that our original impressions of it leave an indelible mark.

— Sloane Crosley, I Was Told There’d Be Cake

Pay attention to those employees who respectfully ask why. They are demonstrating an interest in their jobs and exhibiting a curiosity that could eventually translate into leadership ability.

— Harvey Mackay

The enemy of science is not religion. Religion comes in endless shapes and forms… The true enemy is the substitution of thought, reflection, and curiosity with dogma.

— Frans de Waal

Curiosity is very important I think, and I think too much of education, starting with childhood education, is either designed to kill curiosity or it works out that way anyway.

— Myles Horton, We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change

What really matters is your movies and how good a person you are. Otherwise, tabloids and news channels writing about you only builds your curiosity and stardom and propels you to reach wider places.

— Ranbir Kapoor

Our biographies involve each other so intrinsically now that we’re both on nearly every page. We know the answers because we were there, and so curiosity becomes hard to maintain; replaced, I suppose, by nostalgia.

— David Nicholls, Us

I love learning, and I think that curiosity is a wonderful gift.

— Andie MacDowell

Our spirit wants to experience connection by being seen, felt and heard. When you ask and listen deeply with curiosity to whatever wants to be expressed, you are giving one of the most precious gifts you can give to one you love.

— Tracie Sage, The Missing Manual to Love, Marriage and Intimacy: A Proactive Path to Happily Ever After

She liked to watch her father as he read, and to listen to the smoothly rolling tones; she felt no curiosity about what the words meant. It was only Shakespeare and she was used to him.

— Stella Gibbons, Nightingale Wood

I inherited curiosity from my Dad.

— Tom Clancy, Command Authority

It is a curiosity of writing about angels that, very often, one turns out to be writing about men.

— Donald Barthelme, Sixty Stories

My interest was directed, from my medical student days, to Immunology, and particularly to the mechanism of hypersensitivity. I had suffered from bronchial asthma as a child and had developed a deep curiosity in allergic phenomena.

— Baruj Benacerraf

Nothing unleashes curiosity in an audience like good storytelling. Nothing inspires storytelling, in turn, like the results of curiosity.

— Brian Grazer, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life

The true parents of creativity are curiosity and necessity.

— Max McKeown, The Innovation Book: How to Manage Ideas and Execution for Outstanding Results

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.

— Arnold Edinborough

there is no reason why anyone should understand how it works… and of course no reason why anyone should care … unless you are curious, in which case I love you, for curiosity about the world and all its corners is a beautiful thing.

— Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles

Honor your desire for a new life. Say yes to the small inklings of interest and curiosity that present themselves each day.

— Lynn A. Robinson, Divine Intuition: Your Inner Guide to Purpose, Peace, and Prosperity, Revised and Updated

She [Mme des Laumes] belonged to that half of the human race in whom the curiosity the other half feels about the people it does not know is replaced by an interest in the people it does.

— Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

We read our children stories starring elephants and monkeys and bears to teach them about nobility, curiosity and courage, to warn them against selfishness and stubbornness.

— Lydia Millet

I said that I had heard curiosity could be harmful, in particular to cats

— Michael Chabon, Moonglow

In his humble opinion, she possessed the least appealing traits a woman can put on display: undiscriminating curiosity and nonsensical verbosity.

— Carol Vorvain, A fool in Istanbul – Adventures of a self denying workaholic

Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most important contributions education can make.

— Paul Berg

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.

— Geoffrey Wood

Having no curiosity can be a dangerous thing..

— Nanette L. Avery

…use design as a secret disguise to infiltrate whatever world you want to go into. If you do that over and over again, and then translate that interest and curiosity into the work that you’re doing, you’ll do great.

— Michael Bierut

Some time curiosity kill’s you but it still worth to Die for

— Iraniya Naynesh

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

The American educational psychologist Patricia Alexander has expressed the view that fear paralyses and curiosity empowers. Accordingly, she reasons, we should always be more interested than afraid.

— John Dolan, Everyone Burns

Creativity is an amazing human characteristic, which is more connected with curiosity than with knowledge.

— Eraldo Banovac

Sometimes, insatiable curiosity and compassion are all that life requires of us.

— James Qualls, A Gathering of Dreams

Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.

— Linus Pauling

Part ways with your perception of reality, allow the unknown and your curiosity muster into a visual you’ve never allowed yourself to see.

— Elizabeth Lomeli

It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.

— E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

The inquisitive nature of youth should carry over into our adult lives. Challenging the status quo and enticing curiosity should be a daily practice of adult life.

— Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

Differences simply act as a yarn of curiosity unraveling until we get to the other side.

— Ciore Taylor, The Conversation Starts Here: A Perspective of Self, Culture, and the American Society

So everything lets us down, including curiosity and honesty and what we love best. Yes, said the voice, but cheer up, it’s fun in the end.

— Roberto Bolaño, 2666

There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.

— Gordon B. Hinckley, Way to Be!: 9 Rules For Living the Good Life

If the spirit of wonder & curiosity stays alive in us, then surely we will always have new questions, and always expand our creativity in response?

— Jay Woodman

Creatures whose main spring is curiosity will enjoy the accumulating of fact far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.

— Clarence Day

I think I benefited from being equal parts ambitious and curious. And of the two, curiosity has served me best.

— Michael J. Fox

China is an old nation with a colourful history. Its booming economy has triggered an appetite and a curiosity around the world for its art and culture, one that continues to grow. I can, however, tell people that it is a show with no actor.

— Ai Weiwei

Ask questions. Seek answers, knowing you’ll never have all of them. And that’s okay. Sometimes curiosity is its own reward.

— Michael Holbrook

I was never really about the money. Every business I’ve ever started has been more of a curiosity and a kind of “What if…

— Blake Mycoskie

My quest and passionate curiosity are the basis for my love for scientific adventure.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Pride and curiosity are the two scourges of our souls. The latter prompts us to poke our noses into everything, and the former forbids us to leave anything unresolved and undecided.

— Michel de Montaigne, The Essays: A Selection

For me, writing stories set, well, wherever they’re best set, is a form of cultural curiosity that is uniquely Scottish – we’re famous for travelling in search of adventure.

— Sara Sheridan

You can’t do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.

— John Singer Sargent

A person who wants to know everything eventually comes to a stage where his/her curiosity of knowing everything comes to an end and that is the stage of Enlightenment.

— Sangita Pareek

Being hurt personally triggered a curiosity about how such beliefs are formed.

— Philip G. Zimbardo

[Economics] is all about observing the world with genuine curiosity and admitting that it is full of mysteries

— Steven E. Landsburg, Armchair Economist: Economics & Everyday Life

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.

— Irving Langmuir

Of Teddy Roosevelt and his siblings, the author writes they were, “armed with an innate curiosity and discipline fostered by his remarkable father.

— Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

More than ever, I’ve come to see conspiracy theories as the refuge of those who have lost their natural curiosity to cope with change.

— Kathleen Norris, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography

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.

— Katherine McIntyre, By the Sea

You will allow that one’s curiosity must be aroused when one learns that a lady is prepared to elope to escape from advances one had not the least intention of making!

— Georgette Heyer, Full Moon

Why shouldn’t your curiosity about the world be rewarded?

— Dave Eggers, The Circle

He [Widmerpool] moistened his lips, though scarcely perceptibly. I thought his mixture of secretiveness and curiosity quite intolerable.

— Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: 1st Movement

How do I read so many books?Let’s keep it as a secret!How do I know so much?Okay, this I will reveal, I have curiosity most people say that cats die from curiosity, but I like that fact… I’m curious and from it I know a lot of!

— Deyth Banger

I was someone hungry for stories; more specifically, I was someone who craved after facts…I was, you see, at the start of this tale, a person with history. I had no story of my own. Lacking this, I developed a curiosity about other people’s lives.

— Arlene J. Chai

I’m not a nazis or fascist, I’m just normal guy who have a lot of curios about a lot of stuff in other words I have curiosity for information.

— Deyth Banger

Develop a sincere curiosity and fascination towards people and life will become an adventure.

— Mensah Oteh

Intellectual curiosity and the human brain are the root of science.

— Eraldo Banovac

There is nothing left of him but curiosity and a pair of eyes.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Mother Night

It was a test of a fragile trust. It was a test of our curiosity and fascination, which walked side by side with our fear. A test of whether we preferred to be ignorant or unsafe.

— Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation

Knowledge is curiosity to know more.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

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.

— Bruce Springsteen

I had declared in public my desire to be a writer … I wanted to develop a curiosity that was oceanic and insatiable as well as a desire to learn and use every word in the English language that didn’t sound pretentious or ditzy.

— Pat Conroy, My Losing Season: A Memoir

But curiosity is a restless and unscrupulous passion, and no one girl can endure, with patience, that hers should be baffled by another.

— J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla: By Joseph Sheridan le Fanu – Illustrated

More question. You know that curiosity killed the cat?

— Gemma Malley, The Resistance

She had an immense curiosity about life, and was constantly staring and wondering.

— Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

I could have all of the powers of mind in the world, but still be alone. Until I have met with the curiosity of others, I will remain alone and in hell. I have a dream, but I am not living it.At least I have comfort in completing CAPTHA’s.

— Michael Brett Turner

I am afraid that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that we have more curiosity than understanding. We grasp at everything, but catch nothing except wind.

— Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

I do what I do merrily out of curiosity because I want to know how the brain works. That will get me up early in the morning and keep me going all day long.

— John O’Keefe

Thoughtful minds grow, from the sharpened awareness of those who have lived life; through love, curiosity and tragedy.

— Aisha Mirza

My mother was a first-grade teacher, so I credit her with this lifelong intellectual curiosity I have, and love of reading and learning.

— Chesley Sullenberger

A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.

— Smiley Blanton

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.

— Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism, and Selected Critical Prose

Do the things that make your spirit soar. Be fearless.Cultivate the interests that inspire you. Nourish your curiosity and embrace what comes back to you as your gift for taking aleap forward.

— The Free Spirited Woman

Isn’t it a good thing we don’t know everything? If we did, we wouldn’t have a reason to have curiosity, and curiosity is like imagination, taking us back to the time when we were just children in our own fantasylands.

— Jule Warner

If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back.

— Holly Black, Tithe

The universe was alive with staccato radio chatter and art and curiosity and wonder and change.

— Exurb1a

I think life is about having the mixture of the curiosity of an older person and the imagination of a child.

— Daphne Guinness

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

The age in which we live, this non-stop distraction, is making it more impossible for the young generation to ever have the curiosity or discipline… because you need to be alone to find out anything.

— Vivienne Westwood

I’ve always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks.

— Renee Fleming

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 Company

It is always an attractive moment when curiosity takes hold.

— Damon Galgut, Arctic Summer

Your own chosen paths can never be wrong. It is just the intensity of your curiosity in you which is pretty low.

— Shivam Chaudhary, An Intellectual

Create and nurture an environment in your organization where curiosity is encouraged, and creative thinking is rewarded.

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

The only way to learn new things is to ask questions and be curious. Find the people who inspire your curiosity because those are the ones you will most learn from.

— James Altucher, The Rich Employee

They say curiosity killed the cat but I am unconcerned. I am smarter, though slightly less evil, than any cat.

— Eliza Crewe

but curiosity is a restless and scrupulous passion, and no one girl can endure, with patience, that hers should be baffled by another.

— J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

Ten minutes later, I chance a second look. They say curiosity killed the cat. I wonder what that cat was looking at, and was it as interesting as this?

— Sheena Hutchinson, Discovering April

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardour for their curiosity their intolerance of shams the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.

— Aldous Huxley

At the root of Japanese manufacturing lies a feminine delicacy and shyness as well as a childlike curiosity and fantasy-filled worldview.

— Morinosuke Kawaguchi, Geeky-Girly Innovation: A Japanese Subculturalist’s Guide to Technology and Design

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.

— Kevin Mitnick

Great personal style is an extreme curiosity about yourself.

— Iris Apfel

…and he glanced at the backs of the books, with an awakened curiosity that went below the binding. No one who can read, ever looks at a book, even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot.

— Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

We go from curiosity to a search for communion.

— Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Live on no complex dreams… When the meaning of what you want to do isn’t clear, it means there is absolutely no meaning! Simplicity with curiosity is the lap on which success rests!

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Any other iron on you?” he asked impatiently.“Just my tongue stud.”His look was a mixture of curiosity and horror.“I’m kidding, you idiot. Let’s go.

— Kiersten White

It is simply this: do not tire, never lose interest, never grow indifferent—lose your invaluable curiosity and you let yourself die. It’s as simple as that.

— Tove Jansson, Fair Play

Those with less curiosity or ambition just mumble that God works in mysterious ways. I intend to catch him in the act.

— Damien Echols, Life After Death

Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.

— Clarence Day Jr., This Simian World

It is the spur of ignorance the consciousness of not understanding and the curiosity about that which lies beyond that are essential to our progress.

— John Pierce

Let’s follow our curiosity & our joy.

— Jay Woodman

Free curiosity has greater power to stimulate learning than rigorous coercion. Nevertheless, the free ranging flux of curiosity is channeled by discipline under Your Law.

— Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

Love is curiosity sometimes. Concentrated wondering about the other one.

— Kij Johnson, The Fox Woman

As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.

— Tracee Ellis Ross

To me, having the courage to tell your own story goes hand in hand with having the curiosity and humility to listen to others’ stories.

— Sarah Kay

Ray Bradbury is one who is contributing to the understanding of the imagination and the curiosity of the human race.

— Buzz Aldrin