curiosity Quotes

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
 
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— Kurt Hahn
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.
 
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— Kit Williamson
My curiosity and my appetite for evolving as an actor is one of the main components of me still working today in the business.
 
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— Kim Cattrall
Hackers are breaking the systems for profit. Before, it was about intellectual curiosity and pursuit of knowledge and thrill, and now hacking is big business.
 
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— Kevin Mitnick
I was addicted to hacking, more for the intellectual challenge, the curiosity, the seduction of adventure; not for stealing, or causing damage or writing computer viruses.
 
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— Kevin Mitnick
My primary goal of hacking was the intellectual curiosity, the seduction of adventure.
 
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— Kevin Mitnick
Through this additional support, we must renew our commitment to provide talented young people with the opportunity to build scientific careers based on their curiosity, the same opportunity that was provided to me when I began my work.
 
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— Kenneth G. Wilson
Curiosity, wonder, and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds and great teachers...Restlessness and discontent are vital things... Intense experience and suffering instruct us in ways less intense emotions can never do.
 
— Kay Redfield Jamison
I've come to see conspiracy theories as the refuge of those who have lost their natural curiosity and ability to cope with change.
 
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— Kathleen Norris
I don't need someone with a hot body. He can be fat or overweight and have a belly. It's very much about style and substance and humor, interest, curiosity and really being smart.
 
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— Kate Walsh
Curiosity might have killed the cat, but little girls usually fared much better.
 
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— Kate Morton
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.
 
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— Karyn Kusama
Christianity has enriched the erotic meal with the appetizer of curiosity and spoiled it with the dessert of remorse.
 
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— Karl Kraus
Sexual enlightenment is that hardhearted process which for hygienic reasons forbids young people to satisfy their curiosity themselves.
 
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— Karl Kraus
The young generation has a different curiosity that is more visual.
 
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— Jurgen Klinsmann
What we do, if we are successful, is to stir interest in the matter at hand, awaken enthusiasm for it, arouse a curiosity, kindle a feeling, fire up the imagination.
 
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— Julius Sumner Miller
Curiosity, fed by feats of imagination, can only grow
 
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— Julie Czerneda
...it is curiosity, initiative, originality, and the ruthless application of honesty that count in research- much more than feats of logic and memory alone.
 
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— Julian Huxley
What makes us want to know the worst? Is it that we tire of preferring to know the best? Does curiosity always hurdle self-interest? Or is it, more simply, that wanting to know the worst is love's favorite perversion.
 
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— Julian Barnes
The thing that keeps me most awake is the desire and curiosity to learn more.
 
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— Juan Enriquez
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.
 
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— Joshua Reynolds
Doing a movie about Steve Jobs is just generally a provocative thing to do, whoever does it, and it begs a lot of questioning and skepticism only in that, what is this going to be? What am I going to be looking at? And curiosity as well. I think thats all positive in any film, because you want people to be curious about it.
 
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— Joshua Michael Stern
Curiosity is a key building block. The more curious you are, the more creativity you will unleash. A great way to do that is to ask the three "magic questions" again and again... those questions are simply, "Why", "What if?", and "Why not?". Asking these questions constantly focused you on the possibilities and away from how things are at the moment.
 
— Josh Linkner
Truth does not appease but inflames the curiosity.
 
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— Joseph Smith, Jr.
but curiosity is a restless and scrupulous passion, and no one girl can endure, with patience, that hers should be baffled by another.
 
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— Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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.
 
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— Joseph Addison
I have always thought that clarity is a form of courtesy that the philosopher owes; moreover, this discipline of ours considers it more truly a matter of honor today than ever before to be open to all minds ... This is different from the individual sciences which increasingly [interpose] between the treasure of their discoveries and the curiosity of the profane the tremendous dragon of their closed terminology.
 
— Jose Ortega y Gasset
We could encourage the best qualities of youthfulness - curiosity, adventure, resilience, the capacity for surprising insight simply by being more flexible about time, texts, and tests, by introducing kids into truly competent adults, and by giving each student what autonomy he or she needs in order to take a risk every now and then. But we don't do that.
 
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— John Taylor Gatto
Curiosity has no important place in my work, only conformity.
 
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— John Taylor Gatto
You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.
 
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— John Singer Sargent
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.
 
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— John Sculley
Curiosity is a gift, a capacity of pleasure in knowing, which if you destroy, you make yourself cold and dull.
 
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— John Ruskin
We must do a better job of encouraging lifelong curiosity.
 
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— John Medina
I have great confidence in human curiosity - even though I don't know what curiosity is from a biological point of view. One of its characteristics has got to be the willingness to explore.
 
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— John Medina
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.
 
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— John Mason Brown
Curiosity in children ... is but an appetite after knowledge and therefore ought to be encouraged in them, not only as a good sign, but as the great instrument nature has provided to remove that ignorance they were born with and which, without this busy inquisitiveness, will make them dull and useless creatures.
 
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— John Locke
Curiosity should be as carefully cherish'd in children, as other appetites suppress'd.
 
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— John Locke
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.
 
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— John Lancaster Spalding
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.
 
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— John Grogan
I suppose the one quality in an astronaut more powerful than any other is curiosity. They have to get some place nobody's ever been.
 
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— John Glenn