Favorite Quotations ~  Curiosity, 2 Personal Transformation

"Mere curiosity adds wings to every step." ~ Johann von Goethe


Curiosity is my mantra. It's also my profession. Curiosity offers novel lenses for looking at the world. ~ Tom Peters

A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear. ~ James B. Stockdale

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all -- that has been my religion. ~ John Burroughs

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. ~ John Mason Brown

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return. ~ William Wirt

I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive. ~ Albert Einstein

I had a fierce curiosity about this food thing. ~ Emeril Lagasse, Readers Digest, 5/03

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. ~ Marie Curie

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education. ~ Smiley Blanton

Almost everything in the world is new, startlingly new. None of us can afford to stop learning or to check our curiosity about new things, or to lose our humility in the face of new situations. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark. ~ Anatole France

Children do not give up their innate imagination, curiosity, dreaminess easily. You have to love them to get them to do that. ~ R.D. Laing

Don’t take things at face value. Dig deep to discover the truth for yourself… Your curiosity and desire to learn things on your own terms is really a key to success. ~ Jeffrey R. Immelt