Curious Sayings and Quotes

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

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. James Stephens
Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections. Daniel Boone
Your soul is infinitely creative. It is alive and expansive in nature. It is curious and playful, changing with the tides of time. Debbie Ford
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. Samuel Johnson
The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity. Anatole France
Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness. Bryant H. McGill
Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit. Jeremy Taylor
The human capacity to be curious has always existed. Patricia Cornwell
The human being is a most curious creature. He thinks he has got one soul, and he has got dozens. D. H. Lawrence
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. Agatha Christie
Be curious enough to keep an open mind to what's happening around you in society. You can look at yourself and the world at the same time. Jochen Zeitz
A curious mind is the most important attribute any man or woman can possess. M. J. Rose
Curiosity is the lust of the mind. Thomas Hobbes
Take all the courses in your curriculum. Do the research. Ask questions. Find someone doing what you are interested in! Be curious! Katherine Johnson
Curiosity is idle only to those who fail to realize that it may be a very rare and indispensable thing. James Harvey Robinson
Curious patients are more receptive to new ideas, and those who engage their health practitioners in a dialogue are much more likely to adhere to these recommendations. Dean Ornish
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory. Richard Whately
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. Albert Einstein
Be kind. It's worthwhile to make an effort to learn about other people and figure out what you might have in common with them. If you allow yourself to be somewhat curious - and if you get into the habit of doing that - it's the first step to being open minded and realizing that your points of view aren't totally opposite. Viggo Mortensen
Writers are nosy people; we are endlessly curious: we ask questions when we shouldn't - we peek around corners when we are least expected. Ann Turner
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design. Friedrich August von Hayek
When you're changing centuries, people get curious about the future. Robert J. Sawyer
There is no limit to what astrophysicists can do. We can be very curious. John C. Mather
Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery. Victor Hugo
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. Walt Disney
No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don't ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Curiosity - the rover and the concept - is what science is all about: the quest to reveal the unknown. Ahmed Zewail
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. Marie Curie
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. Stephen Hawking
You can't just give someone a creativity injection. You have to create an environment for curiosity and a way to encourage people and get the best out of them. Ken Robinson
At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit. Chip Conley
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. Mark Twain
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. William Arthur Ward
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. Zora Neale Hurston
Be curious, not judgmental. Walt Whitman
Kids are naturally curious about what they don't know, or don't understand, or what is foreign to them. They only learn to be frightened of those differences when an adult influences them to behave that way and censors that natural curiosity. Aimee Mullins
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence. Alistair Cooke
It's sort of a mental attitude about critical thinking and curiosity. It's about mindset of looking at the world in a playful and curious and creative way. Adam Savage
Curiosity killed the cat, but where human beings are concerned, the only thing a healthy curiosity can kill is ignorance. Harry Lorayne
Happiness comes from... some curious adjustment to life. Hugh Walpole
It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them. Joseph de Maistre
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. Alistair Cooke
Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature. Freya Stark
It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair. Lawrence Welk
If you're curious, you'll probably be a good journalist because we follow our curiosity like cats. Diane Sawyer
Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul. Ambrose Bierce
Many times when you're a tourist you can just stay on the surface and not really experience the place you're visiting, which will probably leave you disappointed. Everywhere has something interesting; it's just about being curious enough to find it and scratch where you have to scratch and stay longer and walk further. Diego Luna
Curiosity begins as an act of tearing to pieces or analysis. Samuel Alexander