Curiosity Quotes by Peter Cundill, Mark Twain, Stacey D’Erasmo, Bryan Magee, Luis Bunuel, Nina Garcia and many others.
Curiosity is the engine of civilisation
The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers.
What stars do in their off-hours is a never-ending source of diddling curiosity to the tabloid sensibility.
The most successful scientists are not the most talented. But they are the ones who are impelled by curiosity. They’ve got to know what the answer is
I have encountered on this long road an enthusiasm for an Irishness which will be built on recognising again those sources from which spring the best of our reason and curiosity.
A free curiosity is more effective in learning than a rigid discipline.
It would seem to me… an offense against nature, for us to come on the same scene endowed as we are with the curiosity, filled to overbrimming as we are with questions, and naturally talented as we are for the asking of clear questions, and then for us to do nothing about, or worse, to try to suppress the questions.
The four Cs as secret of my success-curiosity, confidence,courage and constancy.
As a documentarian, you think, ‘Follow your curiosity.’
The impulse of the journalist is to be novel, yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment; the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true, regardless of the moment.
Inside was where she lived, physically and mentally. She resided in the horn of plenty of her own prodigious mind, fertilized by inexhaustible curiosity.
I suppose if I have an epitaph it would be: “Curiosity Did Not Kill This Cat.” I don’t see retiring in the sense that we view it – I don’t see how I could. Dying at the microphone or at the typewriter would not be bad.
Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.
It’s kind of interesting, because hacking is a skill that could be used for criminal purposes or legitimate purposes, and so even though in the past I was hacking for the curiosity, and the thrill, to get a bite of the forbidden fruit of knowledge, I’m now working in the security field as a public speaker.
Taste is an evolution and refinement of oneвЂ™s personal likes and dislikes. This evolution takes place with a constant curiosity and interest in everything. The editing consequently refines the choices and defines taste.
Exercising leadership is an expression of your aliveness… But when you cover yourself up, you risk losing something as well. In the struggle to save yourself, you can give up too many of those qualities that are the essence of being alive, like innocence, curiosity, and compassion.
God is not an encyclopedia whose task is to satisfy our curiosity.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
There are certain things that our age needs, and certain things that it should avoid. It needs compassion and a wish that mankind should be happy; it needs the desire for knowledge and the determination to eschew pleasant myths; it needs, above all, courageous hope and the impulse to creativeness.
My hunger and curiosity drive me forward in all directions at once.
The curiosity of the human mind is essential if you want citizens who think rather than accept the first nonsense they come to.
Behind their eyes the hope was sickening and in many, dead. They lived from event to event with a subtle terror of the gap between, filling up their lives with distractions to avoid the emptiness where curiosity should have been.
Intelligent machines will continue that mechanization process, taking over the more menial aspects of cognition and elevating our mental lives towards creativity, curiosity, beauty, and joy. These are what truly makes us human.
Spirit of immersion and curiosity and awe and participation is something which Timothy Treadwell and I have in common.
A person without curiosity may as well be dead.
I think that we all absolutely have curiosity. It brings about knowledge. It’s energizing. It’s spiritually empowering. It makes us more interesting as people.
I invited a group of students to my studio to expose them to both the creative and business sides of the fashion industry. It was fun because the group was so bright and full of curiosity. They asked really challenging questions about all aspects of the business and absorbed so much information so quickly.
He was trapped in the electrochemical web of cognition, wherein curiosity leads into temptation, temptation leads into fear, and fear is considered an impulse to be mastered.
Greatest discoveries come from passionate scientists with naive curiosity
In Quanzhou, I have a lot of influence from superstition. I would go to the temple with my grandmother and mother. That is why I have a lot of curiosity about the unseen force and invisible things.
…it is curiosity, initiative, originality, and the ruthless application of honesty that count in research- much more than feats of logic and memory alone.
Imagination is a flame that ignites the creative spirit. Imagination lights up your mind by stoking mental fires. It can be stimulated from the outside through the senses, or from the inside through the driving power of curiosity and discontent.
If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.
Maybe if literature was prohibited the same way as cocaine, people out of pure curiosity would try to get a couple of lines
Learning is by nature curiosity… prying into everything, reluctant to leave anything, material or immaterial, unexplained.
A playful mind is inquisitive, and learning is fun. If you indulge your natural curiosity and retain a sense of fun in new experience, I think you’ll find it functions as a sort of shock absorber for the bumpy road ahead.
Men will gather knowledge no matter what the consequences. Science will go on whether we are pessimistic or optimistic, as I am. More interesting discoveries than we can imagine will be made, and I am awaiting them, full of curiosity and enthusiasm.
Curiosity is the direct incontinence of the spirit.
People ask me, ‘Don’t you ever run out of ideas?’ Well, on the first place, I don’t use ideas. Every time I have an idea, it’s too limiting and usually turns out to be a disappointment. But I haven‘t run out of curiosity.
This variety of objects will suspend, for some time, the course of the narrative; but the interruption will be censured only by those readers who are insensible to the importance of laws and manners, while they peruse, with eager curiosity, the transient intrigues of a court, or the accidental event of a battle.
What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage.
I have a curiosity that compels me to find ways to make music that are fresh and new.
Curiosity is one of the strongest human incentives
Sometimes I wonder about the people who can do very reflective work about their own ethnic group or their own families, or comedies that take place in the life that they’ve grown up in. That’s a very special fortitude. Other brains have a curiosity for what they don’t know – the life they’re not leading.
The whole entire existence of the pharmaceutical industry is based on presentation of false science, and advertising this false science and drumming it into the minds of gullible people who have no curiosity to find out why that is so.
Men are; more inclined to ask curious questions than to obtain necessary instruction.
From my experience, the only thing you can do is take what’s written on the page and try, through your own curiosity and investigation, to make it your own and honor what the original intent was.
The ‘information novel’ shouldn’t be a curiosity. It should be absolutely mainstream.
The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
Literature is always about bygone times. It’s always looking back in time with a certain perspective. I look at bygone life which no longer exists, and as I said, I look at it without nostalgia but without anger, either. I look at it with criticism and with compassion. I look at it with curiosity.
I want people to believe in themselves. I want intellectual curiosity. I want someone who realizes that they don’t know it all and that they’re dying to learn.
Never slow down, never look back, live each day with adolescent verve and spunk and curiosity and playfulness. If you think youвЂ™re still a young pup, then maybe you are, no matter what the calendar says.
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.
As long as you’re interested in people and things, that curiosity propels you forward.
Skepticism requires disbelief and curiosity, not conformity to conventional wisdom. There’s no science here. This is pure politics.
The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.
Donald Trump is a disaster. He is a bully who doesn’t have the curiosity to understand the issues; he contradicts himself repeatedly; his views of the world are an unmitigated disaster for America and for the American people, and I believe that all of this will become clearer with time.
Never again will you be capable of ordinary human feeling. Everything will be dead inside you. Never again will you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty and then we shall fill you with ourselves.
In the enfranchised mind of the scientific naturalist, the usual feelings of repugnance simply do not exist. Curiosity conquers prejudice.
The over curious are not over wise.
Never lose a holy curiosity.
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.
Entrepreneurship requires an unvanquished spirit of curiosity, an openness to learning, a letting go of OldCo so you’re free to create NewCo.
A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear.
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.
People of a lively imagination are generally curious, and always so when a little in love.
I am kind of a curiosity in England.
I think there is a general unrest or curiosity about what a human future is going to be like, and whether the way we’re living is even sustainable.
Neither Adam or I are scientists, we’re not engineers or anything of the sort. We just have a lot of fun and the thing is, fun for us happens to involve science and satisfying our curiosity.
The curious crime, the fine Felicity and flower of wickedness.
Few people in contemporary art demonstrate much curiosity. The majority spend their days blathering on, rather than trying to work out why one artist is more interesting than another, or why one picture works and another doesn’t.
Curiosity is the lust of the mind.
Asking the proper question is the central act of transformation!
the thing I would wish for anybody I loved would be the possibility of never coming to the end of discovery. I think it is what makes life worth living.
What interests me in life is curiosity, challenges, the good fight with its victories and defeats.
An educated man must have a “curiosity in exploring the unfamiliar and unexpected, an open-mindedness in entertaining opposing points of view, tolerance for the ambiguity that surrounds so many important issues, and a willingness to make the best decisions he can in the face of uncertainty and doubt“.
I think of there being two conditions that creative people go through. I think it’s fear and curiosity.
It was like the moment before you open a present, still hidden inside its box and wrappings; while you’re waiting to find out what it is, the eagerness and impatience and curiosity and anticipation grip you in an even stronger, more thrilling way than you feel after you find out what’s inside.
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.
My relationship with science is as someone who’s curious and hungry to know, hungry to understand. So all I have to offer is my ignorance and my curiosity, which is a good combination, as long as they come together.
You have achieved excellence as a leader when people will follow you anywhere if only out of curiosity.
All children are curious, I think, but not all adults are.
Socrates told us, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” I think he’s calling for curiosity, more than knowledge. In every human society at all times and at all levels, the curious are at the leading edge.
Learning is by nature, curiosity.
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but her’s curiosity could have massacred a pride of lions.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Curiosity is a raw and genuine sign from deep inside our tangled psyches, and we’d do well to follow the direction it points us in.
Things that people learn purely out of curiosity can have a revolutionary effect on human affairs.
Innovation got hip. It got cool. I prefer the people who investigate the world out a brute sense of curiosity, a fundamental sense of play.
We are driven by the usual insatiable curiosity of the scientist, and our work is a delightful game.
Some degree of novelty must be one of the materials in almost every instrument which works upon the mind; and curiosity blends itself, more or less, with all our pleasures.
For me, it’s been liberating to put myself in the mind of a fictitious six year-old each day, and rediscover my own curiosity. I’ve been amazed at how one idea leads to others if I allow my mind to play and wander.
The four Cs of making dreams come true: Curiosity, Courage, Consistency, Confidence.
Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom.
If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back.
I think a lot of people are curious about what makes people do what they do, and I guess my curiosity isn’t hidden in any way.
Rigid belief systems, including skeptism, is signing up for the suppression of curiosity.
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.
If knowledge is power, then curiosity is the muscle.
Curiosity might have killed the cat, but little girls usually fared much better.
Curiosity is the most superficial of all the affections; it changes its object perpetually; it has an appetite which is very sharp, but very easily satisfied, and it has always an appearance of giddiness, restlessness and anxiety.
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.
Understanding is a kind of ecstasy
Curiosity is my natural state and has led me headlong into every worthwhile experience (never mind the others) I have ever had.
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.
As any good teacher knows, the methods of instruction and the range of material covered are matters of small importance as compared with the success in arousing the natural curiosity of the students and stimulating their interest in exploring on their own.
As long as your curiosity is greater than your fear, you will move forward!
If yon wish to be like the gods on earth, to be free in the realms of the dead, pluck not the fruit from the garden! In appearance it may glisten to the eye; but the perishable pleasure of possession quickly avenges the curse of curiosity.
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
Curiosity is insubordination in its purest form.
What drove me and kept me going over the decades? If I had to use a single word, it would be ‘curiosity.
Since I was old enough to understand what a songwriter/producer is, I’ve had a curiosity about how Max Martin creates what he creates. I wanted to see that happen. I wanted to be there. I wanted to learn from him.
Acting’s always felt like a kind of creature that lays dormant and collects observations when I’m not working. And then when I’m actually doing it, it just rises up. But everything I do is more about curiosity and investigation than it is about performance.
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.
Books gratify and excite our curiosity in innumerable ways.
There is always a half-malicious curiosity amongst actors to witness the shortcomings of a novice. They invariably experience strong inclinations to prophesy failure.
The secret of happiness is curiosity
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
To be curious about that which is not one’s concern while still in ignorance of oneself is ridiculous.
It’s a little-known linguistic curiosity that the name Jehovah or Jaweh is the same name as Eve; Havva, the counterpart name in Farsi, the language spoken by the Persians, means either Jaweh or Eve.
The alternative to fanaticism and to death is not some miraculous realization that someone has been wrong and he has to apologize. No, the answer to fanaticism and to death is curiosity and compromise and concession.
My primary goal of hacking was the intellectual curiosity, the seduction of adventure.
When Twitter made its way to my radar I looked at it as a curiosity, then started experimenting. I approached that as a place to be less formal and more off-the-cuff, honest and ‘human.’
I like the idea of something greater than us. We destroy things with our curiosity. We shatter with our best intentions. We are no closer to perfection than we were one hundred years ago, or five hundred.
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
Even among those who have no special allegiance to a particular branch of Christianity, there are plenty of seekers as well as agnostics and atheists who harbor a certain curiosity about Jesus and his story.
You ask a lot of questions, don’t you?” “My brother always says curiosity is my besetting sin.
In Silicon Valley, where I worked at companies like Facebook and Twitter for the earlier part of this decade, Cuba was generally regarded, when it was regarded at all, as a technological curiosity.
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators: They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students.
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
Although there may be nothing new under the sun, what is old is new to us and so rich and astonishing that we never tire of it. If we do tire of it, if we lose our curiosity, we have lost something of infinite value, because to a high degree it is curiosity that gives meaning and savour to life.
I think the virtue I prize above all others is curiosity. If you look really hard at almost anybody, and try to see why they’re doing what they’re doing, taking a dig at them ceases to be what you want to do even if you hate them.
Really, I’m only alive out of curiosity. I’m very curious about where we’re all marching.
Intellectual and emotional curiosity is what I hope I’ve taught my children.
Few know the joys that spring from a disinterested curiosity. It is like a cheerful spirit that leads us through worlds filled with what is true and fair, which we admire and love because it is true and fair.
My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask who authorized them (the framers of the Constitution) to speak the language of ‘We, the People,’ instead of ‘We, the States‘?
The life of a mathematician is dominated by an insatiable curiosity, a desire bordering on passion to solve the problems he is studying.
I just had a great curiosity about how things worked.
Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.
When you meet people, show real appreciation, then genuine curiosity.
Entrepreneurs and rowers show characteristics of curiosity and wanting to learn.
We must shift our allegiances from fear to curiosity, from attachment to letting go, from control to trust, and from entitlement to humility.
The savage nations of the globe are the common enemies of civilized society; and we may inquire, with anxious curiosity, whether Europe is still threatened with a repetition of those calamities, which formerly oppressed the arms and institutions of Rome.
My Alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
We are faced with the task of convincing a myth infatuated world that love and curiosity are sufficient and you don’t have to delude yourself and frighten yourself with Iron Age fairy tales. This is a monumental task. I don’t think there is an intellectual struggle more worthy of our efforts.
I am generally fascinated by what are the big, challenging questions – that’s behind my curiosity.
Curiosity about the world and questioning of the status quo to open minds to alternative visions of the future are essential leadership skills. And they can be learned.
Curiosity provoked me to lay a lot of our country stuff on our predominantly black audience and some of our black audience began whispering “who is that black hillbilly at the Cosmo?”
Curiosity is the engine of achievement.
Be a sponge. Curiosity is life. Assumption is death. Look around.
A typical mathematician does not actively try to be useful. Individual mathematicians are motivated primarily by a subtle mixture of ambition and intellectual curiosity, and not by a wish to benefit society, nevertheless, mathematics as a whole does benefit society.
A book in which there were no lies would be a curiosity.
I have survivor‘s curiosity, I guess.
The view after seventy is breathtaking. What is lacking is someone, anyone, of the older generation to whom you can turn when you want to satisfy your curiosity about some detail of the landscape of the past. There is no longer any older generation. You have become it, while your mind was mostly on other matters
You see, but you do not observe.
If you don’t keep learning, other people will pass you by. Temperament alone won’t do it – you need a lot of curiosity for a long, long time.
Does anything show the complexity of the miraculous brain more than that weird curiosity, the sleep-protection dream?
Entertainment that is fact-based is, I think, where people really learn the most, because they’re leaning in, their curiosity is stimulated and they’re being entertained.
I’m inspired by everything, really. I’m inspired by locations and travel, I’m inspired by art and music, I’m inspired by people. When my curiosity peaks and I want to know everything about the subject, I want to know how I can get more deeply involved.
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.
Without transformation, you can assume you’re at a high moral, spiritual level just because you call yourself Lutheran or Methodist or Catholic. I think my great disappointment as a priest has been to see how little actual spiritual curiosity there is in so many people.
I suppose I’ve always had a very genuine curiosity about religion. I loved the atmosphere of churches, the ethos; I adored Evensong.
Never was there a dogma more calculated to foster indolence, and to blunt the keen edge of curiosity, than the assumption of the discordance between the former and the existing causes of change.
Science is really about describing the way the universe works in one aspect or another in all branches of science-how a life-form works, how this works, how that works. … You have to have a natural curiosity for that.
Insatiable curiosity is infectious to everyone around you. We live in an era today where we can get the answers for everything. In my generation, going to school meant learning the answers. Today, education should be more about knowing what the right questions are. The answers come for free.
I was born to be an explorer. There never was any decision to make. I coudn’t be anything else and be happy,the desire to see new places, to discover new facts- the curiosity of life always has been a resistless driving force to me.
It wasn’t because they had extraordinary powers, really, but because of how well they used the ordinary powers everyone had: the power of courage, the power of kindness, the powers of curiosity and knowledge.
The best in business have boundless curiosity and open minds.
Curiosity is the thirst of the soul.
Oprah has this intense curiosity that I haven’t found with any interviewer.
Wonder implies the desire to learn.
Life and love inspire me. I think reinventing yourself is vital to your survival as an artist and a human being. I know itвЂ™s clichГ© to say about me at this point, but itвЂ™s true. My curiosity definitely is the driving force in my life and career. When you stop learning, engaging and growing, youвЂ™re dead.
You’re only a beginner; and what you think is love, and interest, and all that, is not real love at all: three quarters of it is only unsatisfied curiosity.
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.
What fascinates me as a writer is the stuff underneath, To me, what drives a novel is the curiosity behind the character and the depths that you want to find in that character.
The thing that keeps me most awake is the desire and curiosity to learn more.
You ask about my opinion on vivisection. I quite agree that it is justifiable for real investigations on physiology; but not for mere damnable and detestable curiosity.
Just out of curiosity, how many weapons are in that thing? (Kiara) Enough to make me happy. (Nykyrian)
His sudden mad love for Sibyl Vane was a psychological phenomenon of no small interest. There was no doubt that curiosity had much to do with it, curiosity and the desire for new experiences; yet it was not a simple but rather a very complex passion.
Play in curiosity is where everything happens.
The valuable attributes of research men are conscious ignorance and active curiosity.
A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.
I don’t need you to agree with me,” she said quietly.” I’ll go away happy with a little bit of doubt. Doubt is good. It’s an emotion we can build on. Perhaps if we feed it with curiosity it will blossom into something useful, like suspicion – and action.
All animals are born with innocence, curiosity and love.
That’s my answer to the question what is your strongest emotion, if you ever want to ask me: Curiosity, old bean. Curiosity every time.
Luke, I don’t want to discourage your curiosity, but I have to remind you, if something goes wrong, this is an exceptionally embarassing way to die.” Mara
Being a sensitive empath is a beautiful thing as an artist, and it fosters a deep burning curiosity about why we do the things we do.
I have a certain curiosity for life that drives me and propels me forward.
Everything I do is storytelling; storytelling is about curiosity.
Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference.
Curiosity is the essence of human existence. ‘Who are we? Where are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?’ I don’t know. I don’t have any answers to those questions. I don’t know what’s over there around the corner. But I want to find out.
I could not do what I do without the kindness, consideration, resourcefulness and work of librarians, particularly in public libraries… What started me writing history happened because of some curiosity that I had about some photographs I’d seen in the Library of Congress.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
I didn’t get into the music business because somebody made me take piano lessons, you know. I got into music because I was a natural writer and had a lot of curiosity about sound.
Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what’s on the other side?
We must not be afraid to push boundaries; instead, we should leverage our science and our technology, together with our creativity and our curiosity, to solve the world’s problems.
Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
There’s really no secret about our approach. We keep moving forward – opening up new doors and doing new things – because we’re curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We’re always exploring and experimenting. We call it Imagineering – the blending of creative and imagination with technical know-how.
Make curiosity a wonder-ful habit.
I have only one curiosity left: death.
Curiosity is the greatest source of ideas, retail revolutions, and insights.
A god who gave us everything we wanted would be the most malevolent god of all. With an infantile curiosity, we insist on tasting the cockroach on the floor while our father is preparing a magnificent feast for us.
If you can light the spark of curiosity in a child, they will learn without any further assistance.
Curiosity did kill the cat, but I’m very curious.
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.
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.
One curiosity of being a foreigner everywhere is that one finds oneself discerning Edens where the locals see only Purgatory.
If people are not safe, they will not make themselves vulnerable. If they feel too comfortable, they can become complacent or lose their curiosity. They can become intellectually lazy about what matters most.
I’ve come to the conclusion that the core characteristic that separates companies that get innovation from those that don’t is a simple word: curiosity.
Curiosity is a self-driven motivation to explore and to learn. Learning is like… you know, you have to take your medicine. And that is what it has become. And that’s unfortunate.
Style means you have a real curiosity about yourself and then you express it. Having style is not copying somebody else.
The enemy of science is not religion… . The true enemy is the substitution of thought, reflection, and curiosity with dogma.
Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is what it will do with you? You will come here and get books that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in.
We have to accept that making movies is a never-ending process of occasional progress, frequent setbacks, and unexpected curveballs being thrown our way. Navigating that process requires stamina, curiosity, openness, and creative fire.
Childhood, after all, is not an ending, but rather a state full of potent curiosity.
I did it once, and National Geographic recruited me. I did it primarily out of curiosity. A lot of legendary photographers had worked on that campaign. Ernst Haas had done the early photography, and I knew him. There’s a lore in photography about that campaign, and I was curious.
I have always lived with the awareness of the impossibility of living. And what has made existence endurable to me is my curiosity as to how I would get from one minute, one day, one year to the next.
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.
A human hires a hit man to kill his cousin for money, boring. That same hit man botches the job twice, funny. Then пїЅthe desperate hit man sends a ghoul after the girl to finish things up, my curiosity’s piqued. That same ghoul ends up with his head cut off by a mysterious redhead . . . Ah. Now I’m interested.
There is nothing so carking as the pangs of unsatisfied curiosity.
I’m an actor, and part of my joy and my curiosity about the job that I do, is that actors have the privilege of exploring human nature in different ways.
I love to sing with my daughter. Audiences like it because a mother-daughter pairing is a curiosity.
To read is to surrender oneself to an endless displacement of curiosity and desire from one sentence to another
You’re never going to learn something as profoundly as when it’s purely out of curiosity
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
God spare me sclerosis of the curiosity, for the curiosity which craves to keep us informed about the small things no less than the large is the mainspring, the dynamo, the jet propulsion of all complete living.
One can remain alive … if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity interested in big things and happy in small ways.
The Big Sleep‘ would have been a more effective study of nightmarish existence had the detective been more complicated and had more curiosity been shown about his sweetheart‘s relation to the crime.
if you think you know, you don’t ask questions, or if you ask, you don’t listen to the answers. Everyone, everything, each thing, is different, so that it isn’t safe to know. You – you have to grope.
I take enormous pleasure every time I see something that I’ve done that cannot be wiped out. In some way … I guess it’s a protest against mortality. But it’s been so much fun! It’s the curiosity that drives me. It’s making a difference in the world that prevents me from ever giving up.
The gratification of curiosity rather frees us from uneasiness than confers pleasure; we are more pained by ignorance than delighted by instruction. Curiosity is the thirst of the soul; it inflames and torments us, and makes us taste every thing with joy, however otherwise insipid, by which it may be quenched.
A bright eye indicates curiosity; a black eye, too much.
Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit.
Go ahead and make something for the elites. Not the elites of class or wealth, but the elites of curiosity, passion and taste. Every great thing ever created was created by and for this group.
When curiosity turns to serious matters, it’s called research.
[In school] I encountered authority of a different kind than I had ever encountered before, and I did not like it. And they really almost got me. They came close to really beating any curiosity out of me.
The religion that has transformed Western civilization for two millennia is a blank slate for liberals. Their closest reference point is conservative Christians, meaning people you’re not supposed to hire. And these are the people who carp about George Bush‘s alleged lack of intellectual curiosity.
curiosity is the beginning of wisdom.
Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most important contributions education can make.
So blind is the curiosity by which mortals are possessed, that they often conduct their minds along unexplored routes, having no reason to hope for success, but merely being willing to risk the experiment of finding whether the truth they seek lies there.
One might almost say that the history of geographical discovery, properly so called, begins with Captain Cook, the motive of whose voyages was purely scientific curiosity.
Poetry operates by raising our curiosity, engaging the mind by degrees to take an interest in the event, keeping that event suspended, and surprising at last with an unexpected catastrophe.
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.
It is a curiosity of human nature that lack of self-assurance seems to breed an exaggerated sense of power and mission.
It’s a defining difference, curiosity. I’ve never known a stupid person who was curious, or a curious person who was stupid.
Good librarians are natural intelligence operatives. They possess all of the skills and characteristics required for that work: curiosity, wide-ranging knowledge, good memories, organization and analytical aptitude, and discretion.
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.
A man’s interest in the world is only an overflow from his interest in himself.
There is nothing left of him but curiosity and a pair of eyes.
The most important thing is actually raising up children with a true and lasting burning sense of curiosity. I don’t even know how they do it. Good parents are a marvel.
Curiosity is the essence of human existence and exploration has been part of humankind for a long time. The exploration of space, like the exploration of life, if you will, is a risk. We’ve got to be willing to take it.
For me, curiosity is life. If you are not curious, you are in your coffin.
The travel impulse is mental and physical curiosity. It’s a passion. And I can’t understand people who don’t want to travel.
If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity.
The most important thing is a person. A person who incites your curiosity and feeds your curiosity; and machines cannot do that in the same way that people can.
Curiosity is life. Assumption is death.
I do have a peripatetic and active intellectual curiosity.
The young generation has a different curiosity that is more visual.
Never lose a holy curiosity. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. He is considered successful in our day who gets more out of life than he puts in. But a man of value will give more than he receives.
The only condition a library asks its users to honor is to do justice to their own imagination, their own curiosity and their own thirst for knowledge, and in the process, to achieve their own independence of mind and spirit.
Curiosity began my journey, which led to regret, which brings me always to wonder and dedication.
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.
Toddlers ask many questions, and so do school children – until about grade three. By that time, many of them have learned an unfortunate fact, that in school, it can be more important for self-protection to hide one’s ignorance about a subject than to learn more about it, regardless of one’s curiosity.
Without transformation, you can assume you’re at a high moral, spiritual level just because you call yourself Lutheran or Methodist or Catholic. I think my great disappointment as a priest
has been to see how little actual spiritual curiosity there is in so many people.
has been to see how little actual spiritual curiosity there is in so many people.
Knowledge of the oceans is more than a matter of curiosity. Our very survival may hinge upon it.
Curiosity and creating ideas ironically are both democratized; they cost no money, anyone can do them, and it’s up the individual and the force of their personality to give life to them.
Learning emerges from discovery, not directives; reflection, not rules; possibilities, not prescriptions; diversity, not dogma; creativity and curiosity, not conformity and certainty; and meaning, not mandates.
Animals have always left me with a curiosity about human nature. I trust animals more than most people.
People get jaded in every profession, but for some reason, I feel as passionate as when I was 13 years old and just released my first album. I feel the same amount of adrenaline in my blood, and the same amount of curiosity as well. Curiosity about why I’m different.
Even today you can look through almost any consumer or professional publication and find headlines that possess not a single one of the necessary qualities, such as self-interest, news, or curiosity.
[History is] the story of the magnificent rear-guard action fought during several thousand years by dogma against curiosity.
It’s about human imagination and curiosity. What’s out there? What’s in the great beyond? What exists at levels we can’t see with our five senses?
Curiosity is more flexible and practical than belief.
If you sit down among hundreds of thousands of albatrosses in a field, pretty soon you’ll be completely surrounded by them, as they come walking up toward us and nibble on our shoelaces and just look right at us out of curiosity.
Without curiosity, all doors remain closed!
I think life is about having the mixture of the curiosity of an older person and the imagination of a child.
I think we learn from medicine everywhere that it is, at its heart, a human endeavor, requiring good science but also a limitless curiosity and interest in your fellow human being, and that the physician-patient relationship is key; all else follows from it.
Children do not give up their innate imagination, curiosity, dreaminess easily. You have to love them to get them to do that.
Curiosity is vital to the growth of our society.
Some say it appears that painting has come to an end. I say the problem is that the painters‘ curiosity has come to an end, and this is more observable in the West and not in the East, since in the East there are plenty of untouched and unexplored spaces that could still inspire an artist as sources of creativity.
Work is, after all, not a busy running back and forth in established grooves, though that is the essence of our modern business and academic life, but the supreme energy and disciplined curiosity required to cut new grooves.
It is curious how often erroneous theories have had a beneficial effect for particular branches of science.
Engineering, I think you can pick up. [A data scientist’s] curiosity is built-in
When people don’t have any curiosity about themselves, that is always a bad sign.
A generous and elevated mind is distinguished by nothing more certainly than an eminent degree of curiosity.
What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions.
The older I get, the more my curiosity grows, and every book I write is a new exploration.
Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed!
Best qualification for an aspiring journalist is curiosity.
The first vice of the first woman was curiosity, and it runs through the whole sex.
Mere curiosity adds wings to every step.
One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
To me, curiosity is married to optimism. And that’s where a lot of my motivation comes from. A lot of my way out of depression and anxiety is that intersection between optimism and curiosity. Because it means taking a step forward with the hope that there will be discovery.
What we do know, despite the lack of media curiosity, is that Hillary Clinton promises a radical amnesty combined with a radical reduction in immigration enforcement.
To work in America or other places is more about curiosity, because I’m dealing with cultures and sensibilities that I don’t really know. So I’m having to sort of investigate them, which I’m fascinated in, but it comes from a place of curiosity rather than a real need to get something out of my system.
I’m naturally curious, and I’ve always been driven by my curiosity. Curiosity gets people excited. Curiosity leads to new ideas, new jobs, new industries.
What are the lessons learned? Well, I think number one is curiosity. It’s the most powerful thing you own. Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality. And the respect of your team is more important than all the laurels in the world.
Curiosity and the urge to solve problems are the emotional hallmarks of our species.
Aimless extension of knowledge, however, which is what I think you really mean by the term curiosity, is merely inefficiency. I am designed to avoid inefficiency.вЂќ -R. Daneel Olivaw
There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it saved my ass.
I’ve spent most of my life in cities, and so I’ve always lived with the curiosity about what makes for city cultures and how peoples live in cities, how peoples anywhere manage to co-exist, the public life and the private life.
As a black man, I actually had naturally sort of comedic curiosity about the Klan.
The curiosity to see the prisoners appears to be unabated.
There is a point at which curiosity becomes unbearable, when it becomes an obsession, like hunger.
Why shouldnвЂ™t your curiosity about the world be rewarded?
You need a lot of curiosity for a long, long time.
I have a natural curiosity for people.
Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
I have to follow my instinct and intuition and curiosity.
You know you’re a good leader when people follow you out of curiosity.
You cannot regard your own life with objective curiosity all the time.
Autograph-hunting is the most unattractive manifestation of sex-starved curiosity.
I like thinking of the writer as a kind of curator; the collection as curiosity cabinet – in a non-demeaning, non-objectifying sense – but an array, a set of offerings.
I am interested in a hundred things, but only slightly.
Few minds wear out; more rust out.
Someone once said that the two most important things in developing taste were sensitivity and intelligence. I don’t think this is so; I’d rather call them curiosity and courage. Curiosity to look for the new and the hidden; courage to develop your own tastes regardless of what others might say or think.
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
O man, I beseech you do not treat God’s promises as if they were curiosities for a museum; but use them as every day sources of comfort. Trust the Lord whenever your time of need comes on.
An interest in the brain requires no justification other than a curiosity to know why we are here, what we are doing here, and where we are going.
It’s an attitude that has to do with curiosity, with wanting to know about things, wanting to be able to influence things, and wanting to be able to influence them in a way that’s worthwhile
You only have temporary curiosity, amusement, and challenges, but that does not necessarily mean you are really convinced that it’s necessary or that it’s not even worth to do it. It’s just a way you have to set up some kind of activities to follow your instincts or your curiosities.
Curiosity is thought on its entering edge.
What you need to be a good photographer is an overwhelming curiosity and a good digestion. Sometimes you feel blessed with curiosity, sometimes you feel cursed with it.
Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we ever have.
I have been amazed by the Anglo-Saxon‘s lack of curiosity about the internal lives and emotions of the Negroes, and for that matter, any non-Anglo-Saxon peoples within our borders, above the class of unskilled labor.
I move around a lot. I’ve lived in a ton of different places – and only for a month or two at a time. I have a deep, rabid curiosity, so I like having a gypsy life.
Curiosity is an asset mostly frittered away.
Adventure is just about doing something youвЂ™ve never doneвЂ” doing it with enthusiasm and curiosity: doing something difficult with passion.
I wasn’t intentionally trying to be different, but that was an element of what I naturally do that happened to be unique enough to spark a curiosity for people.
Satisfying curiosity ranks No. 2 in my book behind conquering a fear.
Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others.
But in my defense, I knew enough about her to know I wanted to know everything else; I knew as much about her as she wanted me to know; I knew as much about her as anyone ever knows about anyone. And isn’t love just curiosity at the beginning anyway?
Inquisitive people aren’t really very attractive, are they?
I don’t like to boss people around. I don’t get motivated by telling people what to do, I don’t take any pleasure in it. So I manage with curiosity, by asking questions.
Science means constantly walking a tightrope between blind faith and curiosity; between expertise and creativity; between bias and openness; between experience and epiphany; between ambition and passion; and between arrogance and conviction – in short, between an old today and a new tomorrow.
Curiosity is the mother of science, wonder is the mother of spirituality.
He who would pry behind the scenes oft sees a counterfeit.
I never really cared much for Hollywood or movies. But the curiosity for filmmaking, and expanding myself as an actor and my curiosity for people and portraying them, just has grown. And that’s from simply being involved in the industry. But it was never a goal of mine as a kid.
I was awfully curious to find out why I didn’t go insane.
I have always been fascinated by the way things work and how they came to take the form that they did. Writing about these things satisfies my curiosity about the made world while at the same time giving me an opportunity to design a new explanation for the processes that shape it.
My skepticism is strong, but my curiosity is stronger.
We are not really spying, we’re just satisfying our curiosity.
Seeking is a combination of emotions people usually think of as being different: wanting something really good, looking forward to getting something really good and curiosity. Seeking gives you the energy to go after your goals.
As a reader I loathe introductions…Introductions inhibit pleasure, they kill the joy of anticipation, they frustrate curiosity.
I left college two months ago because it rewards conformity rather than independence, competition rather than collaboration, regurgitation rather than learning and theory rather than application. Our creativity, innovation and curiosity are schooled out of us.
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.
All inquiry into antiquity, all curiosity respecting the Pyramids, the excavated cities, Stonehenge, the Ohio Circles, Mexico, Memphis,–is the desire to do away this wild, savage, and preposterous There and Then, and introduce in its place the Here and Now.
Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.
To know how to wonder and question is the first step of the mind toward discovery.
Actually, I’ve never thought myself as being a particularly hard worker. I’ve always worked, and I guess my mind is busy all the time. I’ve been in a lot of things just because of my own intellectual curiosity.
Curiosity is its own suicide.
I do not believe there is a method better than Montessori for making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.
Getting to know someone else involves curiosity about where they have come from, who they are.
That feeling of being rewarded for your curiosity is huge. It’s why I play games, this idea of truly existing in a world.
Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.
For me, the real pleasure in writing is in having an excuse to pursue my curiosity about people who have meant something to me.
A man practices the art of adventure when he heroically faces up to life. When he has the daring to open doors to new experiences. When he is unafraid of new ideas, new theories and new philosophies. When he has the curiosity to experiment. When he breaks the chain of routine.
Since most heroes are doing villainous roles these days, that thrill is lost. Earlier, there used to be a hero, a heroine, a villain and such. The villain’s entry would generate a lot of curiosity among the audience back then.
I don’t believe in principle, but I do in interest.
I realize I was more of a curiosity to the older Nashville artists than the new ones.
The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown.
I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.
I have an inate curiosity about people.
How are you in the profession of protecting people without knowing who I am? IвЂ™ve been told I have one of the most recognizable faces in the world. (Aiden) WowвЂ¦just out of curiosity, when you go to bed at night, do you find yourself ousted off the mattress by that ego? (Leta)
Some advice: keep the flame of curiosity and wonderment alive, even when studying for boring exams. That is the well from which we scientists draw our nourishment and energy. And also, learn the math. Math is the language of nature, so we have to learn this language.
My own curiosity and interest are insatiable.
Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back.
Writing stretches me to my limits and affirms my potential, all while making me aware of my flaws, my mortality, and how much more I have to learn. It’s a singular feeling, both spiritual and corporeal, and I like to think it sparks the same inspiration and curiosity in a child that it does in an old man.