Curiosity Quotes

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
…Man is a marvelous curiosity. When he is at his very very best he is a sort of low grade nickel-plated angel; at his worst he is unspeakable, unimaginable; and first and last and all the time he is a sarcasm. Yet he blandly and in all sincerity calls himself the ‘noblest work of God.’
One of the things I’ve always loved about queer culture is the openness and passionate curiosity about love, desire and the myriad forms of affectionate ties.
Stacey D’Erasmo
The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers.
If we could only find the courage to leave our destiny to chance, to accept the fundamental mystery of our lives, then we might be closer to the sort of happiness that comes with innocence.
You can find a mentor; you have to ask questions, you have to show interest in what the other person is doing. You have to have curiosity – I think that people appreciate that and will want to help you.
What stars do in their off-hours is a never-ending source of diddling curiosity to the tabloid sensibility.
I’m not a moron, but science fiction to me requires a suspension of disbelief and honest curiosity or fascination in that kind of bullshit. I’ve just never been able to make that jump, really. I like things to be more organic.
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
The specualtist, who is not content with superficial views, harasses himself with fruitless curiosity; and still, as he inquires more, perceives only that he knows less.
With curious art the brain, too finely wrought, Preys on herself, and is destroyed by thought.
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.
The whole plan hinged upon the natural curiosity of potatoes.
A free curiosity is more effective in learning than a rigid discipline.
I move around a lot. Ive 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 the other side of caution.
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.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
Maybe I’m just like a child. I’m full of curiosity about things, and it’s fine as long as it’s fun at that time, yet at the same time, I hate things that are tough.
Mingled vanity and pride appear in this, that when miserable men do seek after God, instead of ascending higher than themselves as they ought to do, they measure him by their own carnal stupidity, and neglecting solid inquiry, fly off to indulge their curiosity in vain speculation.
The four Cs as secret of my success-curiosity, confidence,courage and constancy.
When literature becomes overly erudite, it means that interest in the art has gone and curiosity about the artist is what’s important. It becomes a kind of idolatry.
Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
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.
I’m into old-time music, I’m not very interested in modern, popular music at all. And if I’m really into some particular old-time musician, some fiddler or banjo player, I’m always dying of curiosity to see what they look like.
Inside was where she lived, physically and mentally. She resided in the horn of plenty of her own prodigious mind, fertilized by inexhaustible curiosity.
Every desire bears its death in its very gratification. Curiosity languishes under repeated stimulants, and novelties cease to excite and surprise, until at length we cannot wonder even at a miracle.
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.
I love learning, and I think that curiosity is a wonderful gift.
Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.
The authors that in any nation last from age to age are very few, because there are very few that have any other claim to notice than that they catch hold on present curiosity, and gratify some accidental desire, or produce some temporary conveniency.
Questions show the mind’s range, and answers its subtlety.
I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self denial, and above all, compassion
A good scientist is a person in whom the childhood quality of perennial curiosity lingers on. Once he gets an answer, he has other questions.
My job is to have empathy and curiosity for things that I’ve never done. Also, I’m a person whom people talk to.
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 one’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.
Norma Kamali
It’s curiosity, and always a sense of poetry. You see it in particular in the chapterIceland” where I’m reciting ancient Icelandic poetry. It has this very beautiful gravitas in conjunction with the volcanoes.
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.
Weird behavior is natural in smart children, just as curiosity is to a kitten.
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.
There is another form of temptation, even more fraught with danger. This is the disease of curiosity. It is this which drives us to try and discover the secrets of nature, those secrets which are beyond our understanding, which can avail us nothing and which man should not wish to learn.
I like to choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.
Vogue‘ and ‘Vice’ may appear to some to see the world through different lenses. But in my view, both are fearless and breathtaking, with unquenchable curiosity and vigor.
Being a star son, everywhere I would go the first question that I would face was When is your debut?’ I guess that’s why it had to be planned well, for the curiosity that exists about your debut film is the highest and it makes for grand openings.
For me hope isn’t wishful thinking or blind faith about the future. It’s a stance toward life – one of curiosity and humility.
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.
In any case it is not normal to put into the satisfaction of mere curiosity the amount of time and effort that scientists put into their work.
All children are born with stars in their eyes, and they are curious. It is important for teachers to be careful not to kill this curiosity. A lot can go wrong. Children can be teased, even by teachers.
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.
Curiosity creeps into the houses of the unfortunate and the needy under the name of duty or of pity.
God then does not profess to answer in Scripture all the questions that we, in our boundless curiosity, would like to ask about Scripture. He tells us merely as much as He sees we need to know as a basis for our life of faith.
I secretly wondered if Dimitri‘s problem might be that he was jealous. He hadn’t pulled Lissa aside to yell at her. The thought made me slightly happy, but then I remembered my earlier curiosity about why Dimitri had even wandered by.
Winston Churchill said that appetite was the most important thing about education. Leadership guru Warren Bennis says he wants to be remembered as ‘curious to the end.’ David Ogilvy contends that the greatest ad copywriters are marked by an insatiable curiosity ‘about every subject under the sun.’
If she did experience sex-or something close to it-in high school, I’m sure it would have been less out of sexual desire or love than literary curiosity.
Aging only happens to people who lose their lust for getting better and disconnect from their natural base of curiosity.
It’s necessary to have an energy that carries you forward. You need the will to live, to have a great curiosity. To look for the best in life, to find new interests.
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 am curious to know what would happen if art were suddenly seen for what it is, namely, exact information of how to rearrange one’s psyche in order to anticipate the next blow from our own extended faculties.
Whatever we read from intense curiosity gives us a model of how we should always read.
I’ve always been blessed, or cursed, some might say, with an insatiable curiosity, a desire to find something out about a people and a place. That’s where it all begins.
Every single day, I’m curious about everything. Curiosity is finding answers to things.
As I lounged in the Park, or strolled down Piccadilly, I used to look at everyone who passed me, and wonder, with mad curiosity, what sort of lives they led. some of them fascinated me. Others filled me with terror.
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
Women are terrified of being raped, but somewhere in the back of the womb there is one rebellious nerve end that tingles with curiosity whenever the word is mentioned.
Curiosity is missing. Curiosity in particular is something that the system, not only the educational system but, the parental… what you do as a parent at home.
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.
Humility is my table, respect is my garment, empathy is my food and curiosity is my drink. As for love, it has a thousand names and is by my side at every window.
Cultivate curiosity and strive to become a little wiser every day.
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.
But one of the most important and lasting things my father taught me was a love of the outdoors and how to respect it. I have tried to pass that curiosity and respect on to my kids and to others.
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.
It cannot but be injurious to the human mind never to be called into effort: the habit of receiving pleasure without any exertion of thought, by the mere excitement of curiosity, and sensibility, may be justly ranked among the worst effects of habitual novel-reading.
Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.
“Do you want my honest opinion?” People ask. I say, “Yes,” for I’m curious. So they give me their honest opinion, And I – well, I’m always furious.
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.
Fereydoon Batmanghelidj
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.
There’s a curiosity about what magazine editors do, the behind-the-curtain experience.
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 you’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.
I’ve noticed that people who get married cease to be curious.
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.
Curiosity, that’s what kills us. Not muggers or all that bullshit about the ozone layer. It’s our own hearts and minds.
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, the only recognized relics of yesterday‘s farmers are obsolete curiosities when the greatest relic, their philosophy of living, is seldom considered.
Eric Sloane
I eat healthily and exercise, and I’m not giving up and saying I’m too old – I’m just determined to keep on marching with enthusiasm and interest and curiosity.
Curiosity is not a sin…. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity… yes, indeed.
In the enfranchised mind of the scientific naturalist, the usual feelings of repugnance simply do not exist. Curiosity conquers prejudice.
No one asks how to motivate a baby. A baby naturally explores everything it can get at, unless restraining forces have already been at work. And this tendency doesn’t die out, it’s wiped out.
The over curious are not over wise.
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.
Never lose a holy curiosity.
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.
Oh, the world’s a curious compound, with its honey and its gall, With its cares and bitter crosses, but a good world after all. And a good God must have made it-leastways, that is what I say, When a hand is on my shoulder in a friendly sort of way.
That’s what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it, and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way is winning.
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
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.
That’s exactly how I want you to feel. When you finish this book, I want you to be filled with curiosity. I want you to say, “I have to find out what happens next,” and then I want you to head to your nearest library or bookstore to pick up a copy of Wuthering Heights.
She likes to try everything, out of curiosity, but she’ll be sorry if she isn’t guided by her heart.
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.
I feel blessed that I found not just a profession, but a 24/7 way of life that I purely love. That curiosity to be current, to listen to the Hozier album, to be early in recognition of a Lorde and spending time with her and Miguel, the pleasure of seeing new talent erupt… I love it.
Curiosity is the lust of the mind.
Make a searching and fearless inventory of your creative curiosity.
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.
Curiosity is gluttony. To see is to devour.
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“.
And I say to you that if you bring curiosity to your work it will cease to be merely a job and become a door through which you enter the best that life has to give you.
Curiosity is the only thing that really carries through time, isn’t it? The creative curiosity, I mean, which fights its way into expression?
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.
Susan Patron
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.
When the Prince of Piedmont [later Charles Emmanuel IV, King of Sardinia] was seven years old, his preceptor instructing him in mythology told him all the vices were enclosed in Pandora‘s box. “What! all!” said the Prince. “Yes, all.” “No,” said the Prince; “curiosity must have been without.
You have achieved excellence as a leader when people will follow you anywhere if only out of curiosity.
Learn to pay attention to your body with the relaxed attitude of gratitude, trust, curiosity and unconditional love rather than being pushed around by habit, fear, anxiety, social customs, other people’s schedules and other people’s ideas about what is good for you.
All children are curious, I think, but not all adults are.
You can’t do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.
Thus, sped by currents of curiosity afloat the swift river of rumor do secrets sail to strange ports.
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.
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
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, fed by feats of imagination, can only grow
Julie Czerneda
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.
A lot of the stuff I tweet is out of childlike curiosity.
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.
One should never count the years — one should instead count one’s interests. I have kept young trying never to lose my childhood sense of wonderment. I’m glad I still have a vivid curiosity about the world I live in.
The more monies we spend, the less children learn; because the more machines we have there, the more gadgets, the more gimmicks, the less children have to really think – the less they have to use their innate abilities, their curiosity, their brains.
The four Cs of making dreams come true: Curiosity, Courage, Consistency, Confidence.
Life runs to death as its goal, and we should go towards that next stage of experience either carelessly as to what must be, or with a good, honest curiosity as to what may be.
Whenever someone wonders how I could have written 57 books, I remind them that Isaac Asimov wrote 500 books. I like Asimov’s view that great insight comes from seeing something as odd and finding out why. Curiosity is the starting point for great science.
Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom.
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.
Interest refers to student’s affinity, curiosity, or passion for a particular topic or skill.
Curiosity ran unchecked through him, like the wind outside through the deserted streets, along the canal, around the little wooden houses, everywhere, as far as the mountain.
I slightly lost my enthusiasm for most acting, but I’ve done some little bits and pieces – curiosities.
If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back.
I’m a curiosity in Hollywood. I’m a big freak, because I’m myself!
My Grinnell education didn’t prepare me directly for the work that I’m doing, but it did give me the tools that I needed to focus my curiosity.
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.
Robert Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh
I always had a curiosity about Texas. I had a curiosity about small-town life, although, granted, Odessa‘s not a tiny town.
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.
What’s the trick? There are three of them: A sense of real purpose, a sense of humor, and a sense of constant curiosity. Keep using those to the grave because learning really never ends.
You have to have curiosity in life. The moment you don’t have any more curiosity, then don’t do anything. Retire and stay in your house.
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.
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.
What conservation education must build is an ethical underpinning for land economics and a universal curiosity to understand the land mechanism. Conservation may then follow.
I think what inspires me or what keeps me inspired is my curiosity.
Being Bob Marley‘s son has done many things for me, in terms of having a career in music. I’m very proud of my music, and I’m very proud of where I’m from. People hear that I’m Bob Marley’s son, and they turn on my music to listen just out of curiosity.
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.
I don’t find myself interesting as a person and the details I find boring, quite frankly. You could sum it up in a few words or sentences really: came from nothing. Self-educated. Luck. Energy. Curiosity. Ambition. That’s it. Nothing at all can illuminate the work as far as I can tell.
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.
My father was really good at having me stand on my own two feet, both financially and philosophically. His whole parenting philosophy was to give my brother and me the skills to be grown-ups and the curiosity to ask the right questions.
Yet these uneasy pleasures and fine pains are for curiosity, and not for life.
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
What drove me and kept me going over the decades? If I had to use a single word, it would be ‘curiosity.
I think the virtue I prize above all others is 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.
Where necessity ends, desire and curiosity begin; and no sooner are we supplied with everything nature can demand than we sit down to contrive artificial appetites.
More than anything else, I’m a very calm person in the sense that I don’t worry about the future and what my life could be. I just have to face it, and I’ll face it with enthusiasm as well as the desire and curiosity to test myself.
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.
Benn Northover
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.
The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food. Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness.
There is always a half-malicious curiosity amongst actors to witness the shortcomings of a novice. They invariably experience strong inclinations to prophesy failure.
Just out of curiosity, can an immortal choke to death on a bagel? (Francesca)
The secret of happiness is curiosity
I don’t separate my books into historical novels and the rest. To me, they’re all made-up worlds, and both kinds are borne out of curiosity, some investigation into the past.
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.
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.
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.
I have always had the urge to open forbidden doors: with a curiosity and an obstinacy that verge on masochism.
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
How do you show off the most anticipated product in years? That was my dilemma with the iPhone X. Since my unit was one of the first few released into the wild, it naturally drew a lot of curiosity when I pulled it out of my pocket and gave it a dewy-eyed glance to wake it from slumber.
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.
Legendary innovators like Franklin, Snow, and Darwin all possess some common intellectual qualities—a certain quickness of mind, unbounded curiosity—but they also share one other defining attribute. They have a lot of hobbies.
If I had to pick a hero, it would be Charles Darwin–the size of his mind, which included all that scientific curiosity and knowledge seeking, and the ability to put it all together. There is a genuine spirituality about Darwin’s thinking.
You ask a lot of questions, don’t you?” “My brother always says curiosity is my besetting sin.
Kerala has always evoked the curiosity of the world at large. We have contributed immensely in enriching such ideals which an egalitarian world would cherish to uphold.
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.
And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit more curiosity than some, and went seeking out the original artists, or in some cases searching up country music.
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
You can purchase the mind of Pascal for a crown. Pleasures even cheaper are sold to those who give themselves up to them. It is only luxuries and objects of caprice that are rare and difficult to obtain; unfortunately they are the only things that touch the curiosity and taste of ordinary men.
When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within.
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.
I sort of have a dog-minded single strategy but I am a little more open to stuff that’s out there, now and looking at scripts in the world and seeing if something that already exists can spark my interest and my curiosity.
We are all born without knowledge, but curious. With curiosity we should be able to learn as much as possible. With curiosity, it has to take a lot of work to remain ignorant.
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.
How do we know that we have a right to kill creatures that we are so little above, as dogs, for our curiosity or even for some use to us?
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.
The thirst to know and understand a large and liberal discontent.
When you meet people, show real appreciation, then genuine curiosity.
Entrepreneurs and rowers show characteristics of curiosity and wanting to learn.
It seems to me that a man who can think straight along for forty-seven years without changing a single idea ought to be kept in a cabinet as a curiosity.
We must shift our allegiances from fear to curiosity, from attachment to letting go, from control to trust, and from entitlement to humility.
Natural Magick therefore is that, which considering well the strength and force of Natural and Celestial beings, and with great curiosity labouring to discover their affections, produces into open Act the hidden and concealed powers of Nature.
Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.
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.
…their eager, childlike attention was refreshing to see as compared with the decent, deathlike apathy of weary civilized people, in whom natural curiosity has been quenched in toil and care and poor, shallow comfort.
Please bear in mind that my observations and thoughts are the outcome of my own unaided impulse and curiosity alone; for, besides myself, in our town there be no philosophers who practice this art, so pray, take not amiss my poor pen and the liberty I here take in setting down my random notions.
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?”
You’ll never make your mark as a writer unless you develop a respect for words and a curiosity about their shades of meaning that is almost obsessive. The English language is rich in strong and supple words. Take the time to root around and find the ones you want
Curiosity is the engine of achievement.
Be a sponge. Curiosity is life. Assumption is death. Look around.
One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.
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
Curiosity, easily frightened, takes refuge in puzzles, murder mysteries, and spectator sports.
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?
She was the reason I was a reader, and being a reader was what had made me most myself; it had given me the gifts of curiosity and sympathy, an awareness of the world as an odd and vibrant contradictory place, and it had me unafraid of its oddness and vibrancy and contradictions.
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.
Life is an adventure of passion, risk, danger, laughter, beauty, love; a burning curiosity to go with the action to see what it is all about, to go search for a pattern of meaning, to burn one’s bridges because you’re never going to go back anyway, and to live to the end.
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.
Foster a curiosity for the uncommon, regardless of how unpopular it is. The uncommon is where opportunity likes to hide.
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.
A tree you pass by every day is just a tree. If you are to closely examine what a tree has and the life a tree has, even the smallest thing can withstand a curiosity, and you can examine whole worlds.
The poorest of the sex have still an itch To know their fortunes, equal to the rich. The dairy-maid inquires, if she shall take The trusty tailor, and the cook forsake.
Much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on.
Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most prized when polished.
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.
If you suppress the exorbitant love of pleasure and money, idle curiosity, iniquitous pursuits and wanton mirth, what a stillness would there be in the greatest cities.
Life and love inspire me. I think reinventing yourself is vital to your survival as an artist and a human being. I know it’s cliché to say about me at this point, but it’s true. My curiosity definitely is the driving force in my life and career. When you stop learning, engaging and growing, you’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.
I am a sort of collector of religions: and the curious thing is that I find I can believe in them all.
And all these questions I ask myself. It is not in a spirit of curiosity. I cannot be silent. About myself I need know nothing. Here all is clear. No, all is not clear. But the discourse must go on. So one invents obscurities. Rhetoric.
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.
If you talk about STEM education, the best way to introduce anyone to STEM or get their curiosity going on, it’s Minecraft.
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.
Andrew Zuckerman
The valuable attributes of research men are conscious ignorance and active curiosity.
A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.
If our knowledge is, as I believe, only an island in an infinite sea of ignorance, how can we in our short lifetime find satisfaction in exploring our little island? How can we persuade ourselves to be exhilarated by our meager knowledge and yet not be discouraged by the ocean vistas?
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
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.
I believe that all technological societies tend to self-destruct. The reason is that the very things that make us a successful technological society, such as our curiosity, our ambition and determination, will also cause us to fall.
The great problem with poisoning by Bitterness was that the passionshatred, love, despair, enthusiasm, curiosity – also ceased to manifest themselves. After a while, the embittered person felt no desire at all. They lacked the will either to live or to die, that was the problem.
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.
That ere long, now that curiosity has been so much excited on this subject, some human remains will be detected in the older alluvium of European valleys, I confidently expect.
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.
Whatever we read from intense curiosity gives us the model of how we should always read. Plodding along page after page with an equal attention to each word results in attention to mere words.
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.
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.
The whole point here, and the seed that JJ Abrams laid in my mind is, is the power of curiosity enough? What happens next? That dramatic construct is what has driven soap operas and serialised novels over the course of history.
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.
Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom.
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.
To be wild is not to be crazy or psychotic. True wildness is a love of nature, a delight in silence, a voice free to say spontaneous things, and an exuberant curiosity in the face of the unknown.
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.
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
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.
My curiosity sustains me for the period of the shoot.
Prayer,in its truest sense,is an attempt to invoke the mightier potential that is already in us,through mental integration.
Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.
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.
It is an interesting fact that during my tour I was never allowed access to computers, radios, or anything else that I might damage through curiosity, or perhaps something more sinister.
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.
From the ages of 12 to 35 my body, not my mind, was my primary currency. My ideas, my humor, my curiosity – none of those were valued as much as my body, which preceded me into almost every room.
As Tammie glowred, amazed and curious, The mirth and fun grew fast and furious.
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 think we have a big responsibility as the U.S. women‘s national team for women’s football globally. I think everyone kind of looks up to us, whether they say they do or not. I think there is this awe and curiosity about what we’ve done in order to become as successful as we have.
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.
If Death Grips isn’t the fourth horseman of a hip-hop apocalypse, its music at least tests the genre‘s threshold of extremity: The trio‘s abrasive, jittery style teeters on the edge of palatability, and plays toward a morbid curiosity to which many listeners won’t succumb.
She watched me with a creepy sort of detached curiosity, as if I were a bug crawling across the sidewalk in front of her. I wondered briefly if she was the ant stomper type.
There is nothing so carking as the pangs of unsatisfied curiosity.
We have seen that the senses and intuitions, the various emotions and faculties, such as love, memory, attention and curiosity, imitation, reason, etc., of which man boasts, may be found in an incipient, or even sometimes in a well-developed condition, in the lower animals.
It is a curious thing… that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
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.
Evolved creators are just as curious about their failures as they are of their successes.
We could use up two Eternities in learning all that is to be learned about our own world and the thousands of nations that have arisen and flourished and vanished from it. Mathematics alone would occupy me eight million years.
As we get older, people close down. We get less adaptive, less flexibleliterally. Curiosity can diminish, and you want safety. You want what you know.
To read is to surrender oneself to an endless displacement of curiosity and desire from one sentence to another
I had been one of the earliest social media adopters, driven by a mix of curiosity and enthusiasm for the way in which it levels borders and connects people who couldn’t really have connected otherwise.
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.
Man is a marvelous curiosity…he thinks he is the Creator’s pet…he even believes the Creator loves him; has passion for him; sits up nights to admire him; yes and watch over him and keep him out of trouble. He prays to him and thinks he listens. Isn’t it a quaint idea.
My most important quality or property is curiosity. And that had its beginning in what I was going to do with my life.
Richard Artschwager
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.
Am I the only one who secretly hopes that the Curiosity rover will be swallowed up by a giant alien worm living just below Mars‘s surface?
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.
Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity.
A monk should surely love his books with humility, wishing their good and not the glory of his own curiosity; but what the temptation of adultery is for laymen and the yearning for riches is for secular ecclesiastics, the seduction of knowledge is for monks.
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.
It is absurd to say that there are neither ruins nor curiosities in America when they have their mothers and their manners.
Perhaps the only misplaced curiosity is that which persists in trying to find out here, on this side of death, what lies beyond the grave.
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.
In order to read one must sit down, usually indoors. I am restless and would rather sail a boat than crack a book. I’ve never had a very lively literary curiosity, and it has sometimes seemed to me that I am not really a literary fellow at all. Except that I write for a living.
Theology, I am persuaded, derives its initial impulse from a religious wavering; for there is quite as much, or more, that is mysterious and calculated to awaken scientific curiosity in the intercourse with God, and it [is] a problem quite analogous to that of theology.
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.
Somewhere between the ages of eleven and fifteen, the average child begins to suffer from an atrophy, the paralysis of curiosity and the suspension of the power to observe. The trouble, I should judge, to lie with the schools.
Cutting off fundamental, curiosity-driven science is like eating the seed corn. We may have a little more to eat next winter but what will we plant so we and our children will have enough to get through the winters to come?
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.
We follow a path of discovery, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work.
James Krenov
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.
I am a journalist and have no earthly motives except curiosity and personal vanity.
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.
If you wander with open eyes and simple curiosity, you’ll discover a much richer pleasure – the simple feeling of possibility that hums from every direction as you move from place to place.
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.
The awful mysteries of the Christian faith and worship were concealed from the eyes of strangers, and even of catechumens, with an affected secrecy, which served to excite their wonder and curiosity.
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
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.
Dullard: Someone who looks up a thing in the encyclopedia, turns directly to the entry, reads it, and then closes the book.
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.
Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make.
Encourage your own curiosity; pursue the problems based on that.
It is important to sensitise children about animal behaviour as it will help develop a healthy curiosity towards nature.
There is nothing left of him but curiosity and a pair of eyes.
Often we’re having an argument with something imaginary – a fixed idea of the “enemy” and the good. We need to get beyond that and actually develop a deep curiosity about people and systems and understand them better.
Always in the big woods when you leave familiar ground and step off alone into a new place there will be, along with the feelings of curiosity and excitement, a little nagging of dread. It is the ancient fear of the Unknown, and it is your first bond with the wilderness you are going into.
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.
Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
O this itch of the ear, that breaks out at the tongue! Were not curiosity so over-busy, detraction would soon be starved to death.
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.
I am best described as just a guy with a very large bump of curiosity and a gambling instinct.
Clarence Birdseye
I listen to my political rivals sometimes with fear and trembling, sometimes with awe, sometimes with near panic, but always with a curiosity of nuances, curiosity for the language, curiosity for the story behind the ‘impossible’ position.
Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity, and my flesh begins crawling with suspense.
For me, curiosity is life. If you are not curious, you are in your coffin.
I’m a very curious person. And most people are charmed by curiosity – especially if you are curious about them or what they are doing . . . unless they are breaking into a car or something.
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.
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!
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.
his mysterious resources had awakened in her a curiosity that was difficult to resist, but she had never imagined that curiosity was one of the many masks of love.
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.
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.
Stephanie Pace Marshall
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.
The shiny paint laid on by curiosity’s hand has worn off. What thing better can a man know than the love of Christ, which passes knowledge?
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 the driving thing was curiosity about the universe. That fascinated me. I didn’t think anything about being famous or anything like that, I was just interested in the concepts involved.
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.
I think ingenuity is part of our DNA. That plus curiosity, plus the willingness to commit.
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
Scott Nicholson
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.
It may be that our cosmic curiosity… is a genetically-encoded force that we illuminate when we look up and wonder.
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.
As a filmmaker, my approach is to come in not with preconceived notions, but with curiosity, and in that way, whether my subjects are James Carville or Anna Wintour or Dick Cheney, I am always surprised.
I always had a curiosity about Texas. I had a curiosity about small-town life, although, granted, Odessa‘s not a tiny town.
A man of clear ideas errs grievously if he imagines that whatever is seen confusedly does not exist; it belongs to him, when he meets with such a thing, to dispel the midst, and fix the outlines of the vague form which is looming through it.
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.
Don’t be arrogant, because arrogance kills curiosity and passion.
Mina Bissell
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 read The Old Curiosity Shop before I began Blackwood Farm. I was amazed at the utter madness in that book.
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.
I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.
All the best essays are epistemological journeys from ignorance or curiosity to knowledge.
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.” -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 shouldn’t your curiosity about the world be rewarded?
I have a very sissy job, where I go to work and get my hair done, and people do my makeup, and I go and say lines and people spoil me rotten. And everyone has that kind of curiosity of how far can you go, how far can you take it. I think it’s always good testing yourself.
You need a lot of curiosity for a long, long time.
Kids are born curious about the world. What adults primarily do in the presence of kids is unwittingly thwart the curiosity of children.
I have a natural curiosity for people.
Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.
those two wholesome defects of the French people, malice and curiosity, both of which are essential to its greatness.
I have to follow my instinct and intuition and curiosity.
I sometimes follow people who attract my curiosity in the street for five, ten minutes.
You know you’re a good leader when people follow you out of curiosity.
I love art so much because of curiosity. At the start of a painting, I know 10 percent of what the painting will be, and then I have to improvise the whole thing.
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.
Paul D. MacLean
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.
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.
To run this business … you need … optimism, humanism, enthusiasm, intuition, curiosity, love, humour, magic and fun, and that secret ingredient-euph oria.
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.
Who forces himself on others is to himself a load. Impetuous curiosity is empty and inconstant. Prying intrusion may be suspected of whatever is little.
My advice is: learn from the best or teach yourself. And do not bother at all if you do not have an exaggerated sense of curiosity.
Curiosity is an asset mostly frittered away.
Adventure is just about doing something you’ve never done— doing it with enthusiasm and curiosity: doing something difficult with passion.
Alastair Humphreys
Ours is an upbeat, a hurried, hasty beat. It keeps pressing us to go farther, to include everything so that we can savor everything, so that we can know everything, so that we will miss nothing. Partly it’s greed, but mainly its curiosity. We just want to experience it. And we do.
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.
Curiosity, or the love of knowledge, has a very limited influence, and requires youth, leisure education, genius and example to make it govern any person
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.
Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth, are never alone or weary of life.
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.
Paul Christopher
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.
Truth is, I think naked men are kind of strange looking what with their doodles and ding-dong hanging loose like they do. Nevertheless, there’s the curiosity thing. I guess it’s another one of those car crash experiences, where you feel compelled to look even if you know you’ll be horrified.
I had a healthy curiosity and would try things on – play lots of practical jokes. But it was more in my head – fantasies of “What would happen if…? Like what would happen in class if you took all your clothes off and you ran around the room?
Andy Griffiths
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.
Dale J. Stephens
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.
Curiosity needs food as much as any of us, and dies soon if denied it.
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.
Some I want to see just for curiosity. But no, I don’t really rush out to see a bunch of musicals.
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.
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.
They yell at me to be dignified. But what are the dignified people like? The people who are held up as examples of me? They are snobs. Frightful snobsВ  I’m a curiosity in Hollywood. I’m a big freak, because I’m myself!
I’ve always looked upon research as an opportunity to satisfy my curiosity. But the other side of the coin is one must not be so caught up in it that one never gets the book written.
Brethren, the Deity was not revealed to gratify our curiosity, or to increase our pride of intellect, but to bring us into relations of affection, submission, and communion with Him.
Edward Norris Kirk
Getting to know someone else involves curiosity about where they have come from, who they are.
You might get nothing out of it at all except a beautiful, long life where all you did was follow your gorgeous curiosity. And that should be enough too.
Curiosity can bring guts out of hiding at times, maybe even get them going. But curiosity usually evaporates. Gust have to go for the long haul. Curiosity’s like a fun friend you can’t really trust. It turns you on and then it leaves you to make it on your own – with whatever guts you can muster
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.
I have two curiosity cabinets at home filled with finds from jumble sales, markets and my travels. My favourite piece is a voodoo mask from just outside Cape Town.
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.
Animals manifestly enjoy excitement, and suffer from annul and may exhibit curiosity.
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.
Because of my capacity for listening to strangers’ tales, or the details of their lives, my patience with their food and their crotchets, my curiosity that borders on nosiness, I am told that anyone traveling with me experiences an unbelievable tedium, and this is why I choose to travel alone.
I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.
Curiosity is a quest for wisdom on untamed grounds.
I call horses divine mirrors – they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that.
I have an inate curiosity about people.
How are you in the profession of protecting people without knowing who I am? I’ve been told I have one of the most recognizable faces in the world. (Aiden) Wow…just out of curiosity, when you go to bed at night, do you find yourself ousted off the mattress by that ego? (Leta)
There are two sorts of curiosity – the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things.
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.