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2,417. I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. (Science & Curiosity & Talent & Einstein) Albert Einstein, letter 11th March 1952
69,072. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. (Curiosity & Education & Einstein) Albert Einstein
69,073. 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. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity. (Curiosity & Einstein & Science & Question) Albert Einstein
2,424. Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. (Science & Curiosity & People & Idea) Marie Curie, cited Henry & Dana Thomas, Living Adventures in Science 1972
2,569. ‘It was curiosity which drove them.’ (Science & Curiosity & Great Britain) Genius of Britain II: A Roomful of Brilliant Minds, Stephen Hawking, Channel 4 2012
113,136. Cavendish embodies what science and what being a scientist is all about: his curiosity about the world drove him to design experiments in an effort to gain new insights into how the world works. (Science & Curiosity & Experiment) Brian Cox, Science Britannica II: Method and Madness, BBC 2013
2,586. Science is based on curiosity ... Space for the dreamers to dream. (Science & Curiosity & Dream) Brian Cox, Science Britannica III: Clear Blue Skies, BBC 2013
2,650. If you can approach the world’s complexities, both its glories and its horrors, with an attitude of humble curiosity, acknowledging that however deeply you have seen, you have only scratched the surface, you will find worlds within worlds, beauties you could not heretofore imagine, and your own mundane preoccupations will shrink to proper size, not all that important in the greater scheme of things. (Science & Curiosity & World) Daniel C Dennett: Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
6,430. A generous and elevated mind is distinguished by nothing more certainly than an eminent degree of curiosity. (Mind & Curiosity) Samuel Johnson
69,068. Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind. Samuel Johnson
6,455. Somehow the average citizen thinks that his or her mind could never be manipulated, and yet every day we’re manipulated by each other, we’re manipulated by advertising – a thousand things impact and manipulate us in different ways. (Mind Control & Mind & Advertising) Doctor Margaret Singer, Emeritus Professor Berkeley UC
6,863. The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of the mind for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. (Teach & Curiosity) Anatole France
69,069. The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity. (Curiosity & Virtue) Anatole France
40,803. I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity. (Love & Curiosity) F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
56,742. Curiosity killed the cat. (Proverbs & Curiosity) Early 20th century proverb
69,070. The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing. (Curiosity & Knowledge) Oscar Wilde
69,071. The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, attributed
69,074. Curiouser and curiouser! Lewis Carroll
69,075. Curiosity is the lust of the mind. (Curiosity & Lust) Thomas Hobbes
69,076. Some advice: keep the flame of curiosity and wonderment alive, even when studying for boring exams. That is the well from which we scientists draw our nourishment and energy. And also, learn the math. Math is the language of nature, so we have to learn this language. (Curiosity & Mathematics) Michio Kaku
69,077. The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity. (Curiosity & Emotion) Edmund Burke
69,078. Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections. Daniel Boone
69,079. Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness. (Curiosity & Happiness) Bryant H McGill
69,080. Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what's on the other side? George R R Martin, A Game of Thrones
69,081. What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within the span of his little life by him who interests his heart in everything. (Curiosity & Adventure) Laurence Sterne
81,382. Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered. (Morality & Curiosity & Old Age) Graham Greene
98,260. I’m curious – what comes next? The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2009 starring Brad Pitt & Robert Towers & Peter Donald Badalamenti & Tom Everett & Spencer Daniels & Chandler Canterbury & Cate Blanchett & Elle Fanning & Julia Ormond & Taraji P Henson et al, director David Fincher, old lady opening scene
98,261. I always had a healthy curiosity – what was up the street, or around the next corner. ibid. Benjamin’s commentary
98,262. You’re odd. You’re different from anybody I’ve ever met. (Curiosity & Difference) ibid. her to him
98,263. Our lives are defined by opportunities. Even the ones we missed. (Curiosity & Opportunity) ibid.
98,264. While everybody else was ageing, I was getting younger, all alone. (Curious & Age) ibid.
98,265. Benjamin, do you know anything about buttons? ibid.
98,266. You can be mad as a mad dog at the way things went. You care swear and curse the Fates. But when it comes to the end you have to let go. (Curious & Life’s Like That & Death) ibid.
98,267. But life being what it is – a series of intersecting lives and incident out of anyone’s control. (Curious & Life’s Like That) ibid.
98,538. It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it. (Curiosity & Conquer) Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde