Quotes about Curiosity

I’m curious about everything — even things that don’t interest me.

» Alex Trebek (Jul 22, 1940 – Nov 8, 2020)

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

» Albert Einstein Albert Einstein (Mar 14, 1879 – Apr 18, 1955)

The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.

» Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – Apr 27, 1882)

I am certain of nothing. I’m not even sure I’m certain of that.

» Anthony Bourdain (Jun 25, 1956 – Jun 8, 2018)

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.

» Albert Einstein (Mar 14, 1879 – Apr 18, 1955)
» Old Man’s Advice to Youth: ‘Never Lose a Holy Curiosity. » LIFE Magazine (2 May 1955) p. 64

Remember to 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. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.

» Stephen Hawking (Jan 8, 1942 – Mar 14, 2018)

The wish to travel seems 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.

» Paul Theroux (April 10, 1941 – )

You don’t know what you don’t know.

» Socrates (Died: 399 BC)

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.

» Gerry Spence (Jan 8, 1929 – )

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

» François-Marie Arouet (Known by his nom de plume Voltaire) (Nov 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778)

Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.

» Lovelle Drachman

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
» Plutarch

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

» Albert Einstein (Mar 14, 1879 – Apr 18, 1955)

The knowledge of all things is possible.

» Leonardo da Vinci

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.

» Samuel Johnson (Sep 18, 1709 – Dec 13, 1784)

All knowledge is connected to all other knowledge. The fun is in making the connections.

» Arthur C. Aufderheide (Sep 9, 1922 – Aug 9, 2013)

Travel sparks our imagination, feeds our curiosity, and reminds us how much we all have in common.

» Deborah Lloyd

Curiosity is our friend that teaches us how to become ourselves.

» Elizabeth Gilbert (July 18, 1969 – )

Curiosity is the best learning tool one can posses.

» S M Neel

Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.

» Roy T. Bennett
» The Light in the Heart

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.

» Zora Neale Hurston ·Jan 7, 1891 – Jan 28, 1960)

We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.

» Lloyd Alexander (Jan 30, 1924, – May 17, 2007)

Progress is born of doubt and inquiry.

» Robert G. Ingersoll (Aug 11, 1833 – Jul 21, 1899)

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

» Mary Ann Evans (Known by her pen name George Eliot) (Nov 22, 1819 – Dec 22, 1880)