Favorite Quotations ~  Curiosity Cracking Creativity

"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." ~ Albert Einstein

Be Curious, Not Judgmental

Curiosity is the clay from which all knowledge is formed. ~ Mark Evanier

Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. ~ Samuel Johnson

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. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The most 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 ~ Albert Einstein

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly. ~ Arnold Edinborough

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but curiosity is the mother of discovery. ~ Charles Handy

A prudent question is one half of wisdom. ~ Francis Bacon

Things which stimulate my curiosity are pretty far removed from the practical and therefore from classification. ~ J. Robert Oppenheimer

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. ~ James Stephens

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. ~ Douglas MacArthur

I've always been curious. Curious and hungry for the story, since my first day on the job. ~ Maria Celeste Arraras

Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it. ~ Sudie Back

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. ~ William Arthur Ward

Curiosity killed the cat, but where human beings are concerned, the only thing a healthy curiosity can kill is ignorance. ~ Harry Lorayne

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. ~ Leo Burnett

Curiosity, wonder, and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds and great teachers; that restlessness and discontent are vital things; and that intense experience and suffering instruct us in ways less intense emotions can never do. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison, This I Believe

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