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Curiosity Quotes

Albert Einstein
It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.
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Mark Twain
We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.
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Oscar Wilde
It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.
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Marlon Brando
I went home and did some rehearsing to satisfy my curiosity about whether I could play an Italian. I put on some makeup, stuffed Kleenex in my cheeks, and worked out the characterization first in front of a mirror, then on a television monitor. After working on it, I decided I could create a characterization that would support the story. The people at Paramount saw the footage and liked it, and that's how I became the Godfather.
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Albert Einstein
It is nothing short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.
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Albert Einstein
I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.
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Oscar Wilde
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing
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Curiosity does, no less than devotion, pilgrims make
Abraham Cowley Permalink
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Oscar Wilde
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.
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Obviously, the curiosity of the unknown is something you want to investigate. (But) I felt strong enough about this place and the Packers treated me fairly, so I didn't need to explore that. In the end, this is the place that I wanted to be.
Aaron Kampman Permalink
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I saw them and my curiosity was satisfied. They are not being given special treatment.
Zosimo Paredes Permalink
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Quentin Crisp
The curiosity of the neighbors about you, is a tribute to your individuality, and you should encourage it
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Zora Hurston
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
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We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species.
Desmond Morris Permalink
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Alistair Cooke
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.
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Alistair Cooke
Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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.
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Thomas Hobbes
Desire to know why, and how - curiosity, which is a lust of the mind, that a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge - exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.
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Samuel Johnson
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
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Anatole France
The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
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A man should live if only to satisfy his curiosity
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
MUMMY, n. An ancient Egyptian . . . handy, too, in museums in gratifying the vulgar curiosity that serves to distinguish man from the lower animals.
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Curiosity is idle only to those who fail to realize that it may be a very rare and indispensable thing
James Robinson Permalink
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Albert Einstein
People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live.... [We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.
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Eleanor Roosevelt
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
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Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
Leo Burnett Permalink
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Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
Dr. Pauling Permalink
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Albert Einstein
Never lose a holy curiosity.
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Benjamin Franklin
Interest which blinds some People, enlightens others.
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He?s got a rare combination of interest, curiosity and talent. And humility.
Diane Pinkham Permalink
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