Inspirationally Curious Quotes

By Nic LazTuesday, Sep 10, 2019


[Latin: I am Human and Nothing of Human Nature is Alien to me.]


⁓ Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)
It all comes down to being truly curious and wanting to get to know more our authentic self.


“The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.”


⁓ Oscar Wilde
So perhaps it all starts with elementary questions :
What do I want to know more off?
What is worthwhile to understand better?
What is sequestering my attention?


“Curiosity killed the cat”


⁓ Unknown
An expression which describes the paradox of curiosity well; as I focus my attention and find out more about the subject I am investigating, the outcome deviates from the preliminary idea I had about the subject. Schrodinger devised a quantum physical dilemma, where he posed that it was unknown if a cat was alive or dead in a quantum box. So both situations are possible at the same time; only once the observer opens the box does the outcome become definite.


“Life can be considered a Theater in which we are the actors experiencing our own lives.”


⁓ Jochem Janssen


“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he’s one who asks the right questions.”


⁓ Claude Lévi-Strauss


“It’s time to fly. Care to join me?”


⁓ Anthony T. Hincks


“Life isn’t a fairytale but we can make it like a fairytale”


⁓ Lucy ‘Aisy


“Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.”


⁓ Fernando Pessoa


‘I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious’


⁓ Albert Einstein


“If music be the food of love, play on”


⁓ William Shakespeare.


“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”


⁓ William Blake


“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”


⁓ Oscar Wilde


“If we are to discuss peace, we must discuss war, if we are to discuss love, we must understand hate.”




“The most important thing is a person. A person who incites your curiosity and feeds your curiosity; and machines cannot do that in the same way that people can.”


⁓ Steve Jobs


“Much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on.”


⁓ Steve Jobs


“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


“Curiosity is the essence of human existence.”


⁓ Eugene Cernan, Astronaut of Apollo 17 mission


“This almost seems like magic. That a formula for π is hidden inside the quantum mechanics of the hydrogen atom is surprising and delightful. And it makes you wonder what other gems we might find by exploring these connections in physics.”


⁓ Kevin Knudson


“The French word flâneur perfectly captures the notion of a curiosity-driven observer, the “deliberately aimless pedestrian, unencumbered by any obligation or sense of urgency”


⁓ Cornelia Otis Skinner


“Curiosity is the strong desire to learn or know more about something or someone. Since learning is often a social endeavor, social dynamics in collaborative learning may inevitably influence curiosity.”


⁓ Researchers of the Carnegie Mellon University


“Curiosity is one of the hallmarks of human intelligence and is crucial to scientific discovery and invention.”


⁓ Rachit Dubey, Curiosity Researcher


“What science produces is knowledge, the useful knowledge of fire that Prometheus brought to humankind and the harmful knowledge, the mischiefs, that Pandora released from the box. Society has no reason to support science, indeed a good reason to suppress it, if the valuable things brought by Prometheus do not outweigh the harmful ones released by Pandora.”


⁓ Herbet A Simon


“To my Mother and Father. Who taught me that curiosity is the beginning of all science.”


⁓ Herbet A Simon