Curiosity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old curiosity quotes, curiosity sayings, and curiosity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why. Bernard Baruch
Curiosity is a willing, a proud, and eager confession of ignorance. S.Leonard Rubinstein
The whole art of teaching is the only art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; and curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy Anatole France
Curiosity in children, is but an appetite for knowledge. The great reason why children abandon themselves wholly to silly pursuits and trifle away their time insipidly is, because they find their curiosity balked, and their inquiries neglected. John Locke
Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly. Arnold Edinborough
There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. Charles Proteus Steinmetz
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory. Richard Whately
A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education. Smiley Blanton
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. Marie Curie
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. John Mason Brown
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. Edmund Burke
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. Leo Burnett
Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts. Clarence Day
I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive. Albert Einstein
The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity. Edmund Burke
Curiosity is the lust of the mind. Thomas Hobbes
It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent. Cicero
Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery. Victor Hugo
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives unknown
A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. Chinese Proverb
All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. Martin H. Fischer
Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. Vernon Howard
Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling. Blaise Pascal
Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. Henry L. Doherty
As children we all possess a natural uninhabited curiosity, a hunger for explanations, which seems to die slowly as we age--suppressed, I suppose by the need not to appear ignorant. Mahlon Hoagland
Childhood and genius have the same master-organ in common--inquisitiveness. Edwin Bulwar-Lytton
Curiosity ... endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will. Alistar Cooke
Curiosity is one of those insatiable passions that grow by gratification. Sarah Scott
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. William Arthur Ward
When curiosity is alive, we are attracted to many things; we discover many worlds. Eric Booth
Curiosity might be pictured as being made up of chains of small questions extending outwards, sometimes over huge distances, from a central hub composed of a few blunt, large questions. Alain De Botton
Let your curiosity be greater than your fear. Pema Chodron
I have always had a curious nature; I enjoy learning, but I dislike being taught. Winston Churchill
The open mode is a mood in which curiosity for its own sake can operate, because we're not under pressure to get a specific thing done properly. We can play. John Cleese
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity. Alexander Pope
The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value. Arthur Schopenhauer
Where the apple reddens never pry -- lest we lose our Edens, Eve and I. Robert Browning
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. Albert Einstein
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Voltaire
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. Samuel Johnson
Mere curiosity adds wings to every step. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. James Stephens
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity. Eleanor Roosevelt
There are two possible outcomes: If the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery. Enrico Fermi
They know enough who know how to learn. Henry Adams
Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. John Muir
Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety. Joseph Joubert
Be very wary of any attempt, by anybody or anything, to limit the ultimate human right and duty to question and verify the truth. unknown
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible. Richard Feynmann
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing. Oscar Wilde
Curiosity is one of the many masks of love. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Curiosity is gluttony. To see is to devour. Victor Hugo
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. Ronald Reagan
Those with less curiosity or ambition just mumble that God works in mysterious ways. I intend to catch him in the act. Damien Echols
She had an immense curiosity about life, and was constantly staring and wondering. Henry James
It's daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here. Luci Swindoll
Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. Linus Pauling
Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow. Tony Schwartz
A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by he who interests his heart in everything. Laurence Sterne
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney
Curiosity is the engine of achievement. Ken Robinson
I think I benefited from being equal parts ambitious and curious. And of the two, curiosity has served me best. Michael J. Fox
Curiosity is a call from knowledge. Toba Beta
If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow. Rachel Carson
Curiosity is often mistaken as love, since they both have the common elements of interest and passion. Drishti Bablani
Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing world. Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. Lauren Bacall
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. Albert Einstein
Curiosity is a kernel of the forbidden fruit which still sticketh in the throat of a natural man, sometimes to the clanger of his choking. Thomas Fuller
There are different kinds of curiosity; one of interest, which causes us to learn that which would be useful to us; and the other of pride, which springs from a desire to know that of which others are ignorant. François de la Rochefoucauld
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. Samuel Johnson
I loathe that low vice, curiosity. Lord Byron
Curiosity is looking over other people's affairs, and overlooking our own. H. L. Wayland
People are more inclined to ask curious questions, than to obtain necessary instruction. Pasquier Quesnel
Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking. Terence
The over curious are not over wise. Philip Massinger
The fabled musk deer searches the world over for the source of the scent which comes from itself. Ramakrishna
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt
None of us can afford to stop learning or to check our curiosity about new things, or to lose our humility in the face of new situations. Eleanor Roosevelt
Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last. Samuel Johnson
Do not let the weight of fear weigh down curiosity. Peter Guber
The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. Albert Einstein
Without curiosity, my dear, there would be no wise men. Fernand Lacaud