I’ve compiled a list of 100 of the most amazing curiosity quotes that I could discover. And the purpose is straightforward: to spark your interest and motivate you to learn, explore, and find new things. Enjoy!
Curiosity is described as a strong want to learn or know more about something. May these quotes motivate you to pursue your aspirations by living a life of passion.
What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage.
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
-CLAY P. BEDFORD
Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not.
-SIR ISAIAH BERLIN
Go around asking a lot of damfool questions and taking chances. Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities, and only by gambling can we take advantage of them.
A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
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 marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
I can sympathize with people’s pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else’s happiness.
-DR. THOMAS FULLER
Quotes About Curiosity and Where It Can Take You
Cultivate your curiosity. Keep it sharp and always working. Consider curiosity your life preserver, your willingness to try something new. Second, enlarge your enthusiasm to include the pursuit to excellence, following every task through to completion. Third, make the law of averages work for you. By budgeting your time more carefully than most people you can make more time available. Does the combination of curiosity, enthusiasm, and the law of averages guarantee success? Indeed it does not! … Success in the final analysis always involves luck or the element of chance. Louis Pasteur grasped this well when he said that chance favors the prepared mind.
-JOHN W. HANLEY
Children whose curiosity survives parental discipline and who manage to grow up before they blow up are invited to join the Yale faculty. Within the university they go on asking their questions and trying to find the answers … it is a place where the world’s hostility to curiosity can be defied.
-EDMUND S. MORGAN
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
-ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Life was meant to be lived and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that humor excites in those who lack it.
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
-GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.
-EUGENE S. WILSON
Perhaps the only misplaced curiosity is that which persists in trying to find out here, on this side of death, what lies beyond the grave.
-SIDONIE GABRIELLE COLETTE
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; for what this delicate little plant needs more than anything, besides stimulation, is freedom. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.