Curiosity Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Curiosity quotes and Curiosity sayings, and Curiosity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"What I have is a malevolent curiosity. That’s what drives my need to write and what probably leads me to look at things a little askew. I do tend to take a different perspective from most people. "

David Bowie

"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

"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

"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world."

John Muir

"Questions show the mind’s range, and answers its subtlety."

Joseph Joubert

"Be very wary of any attempt, by anybody or anything, to limit the ultimate human right and duty to question and verify the truth."

Unknown

"Mere curiosity adds wings to every step."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will."

James Stephens

"I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity."

Eleanor Roosevelt

"There are two possible outcomes: If the result confirms the hypothesis, then you’ve made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery."

Enrico Fermi

"They know enough who know how to learn."

Henry Adams

"Where the apple reddens never pry — lest we lose our Edens, Eve and I."

Robert Browning

"Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect."

Samuel Johnson

"Let your curiosity be greater than your fear."

Pema Chodron

"I have always had a curious nature; I enjoy learning, but I dislike being taught."

Winston Churchill

"The open mode is a mood in which curiosity for its own sake can operate, because we’re not under pressure to get a specific thing done properly. We can play."

John Cleese

"Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Curiosity … endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will."

Alistar Cooke

"Curiosity is one of those insatiable passions that grow by gratification."

Sarah Scott

"Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning."

William Arthur Ward

"When curiosity is alive, we are attracted to many things; we discover many worlds."

Eric Booth

"Curiosity might be pictured as being made up of chains of small questions extending outwards, sometimes over huge distances, from a central hub composed of a few blunt, large questions."

Alain de Botton

"Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will."

Vernon Howard

"Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling."

Blaise Pascal

"Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life."

Henry L. Doherty

"As children we all possess a natural uninhabited curiosity, a hunger for explanations, which seems to die slowly as we age–suppressed, I suppose by the need not to appear ignorant."

Mahlon Hoagland

"Childhood and genius have the same master-organ in common–inquisitiveness."

Edwin Bulwar-Lytton

"All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind."

Martin H. Fischer

"It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent."

Cicero

"Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery."

Victor Hugo

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