How to keep the fire of your life burning hot and bright: 15 quotes on curiosity

A simple answer – by using your curiosity!

I believe curiosity is one of the most important traits human beings can have and use. I believe it’s connected with creativity, love, motivation, happiness and probably other important things in life. I believe that even if curiosity killed the cat, the cat died happily. I believe exercising curiosity is how you maximize experience and live your life as your art.

For reference and as a starting point of inquiry on curiosity, I’ve collected 15 quotes that tell us something important about curiosity.

Curious about what they are? Great.

Here you go.

15 Quotes on Curiosity

– 1 –

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Albert Einstein

– 2 –

People die when curiosity goes.
Graham Swift

– 3 –

Let’s just say I was testing the bounds of reality. I was curious to see what would happen. That’s all it was: curiosity.
Jim Morrison

– 4 –

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

– 5 –

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

– 6 –

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

– 7 –

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.
Isaiah Berlin

– 8 –

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Anatole France

– 9 –

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 should be curiosity.
Eleanor Roosevelt

– 10 –

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Samuel Johnson

– 11 –

If you give people tools, [and they use] their natural ability and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.
Bill Gates

– 12 –

Love is three quarters curiosity.
Giacomo Casanova

– 13 –

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

– 14 –

Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
Dr. Linus Pauling

– 15 –

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.
Albert Einstein

Which quote does resonate with you most? Do you practice curiosity? What are you curious about?


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