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Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes on curiosity.

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”- Ellen Parr

“People say: idle curiosity. The one thing that curiosity cannot be is idle.” ― Leo Rosten

“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” – Zora Neale Hurston

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

“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” – William Arthur Ward

“Love is three quarters curiosity.” – Giacomo Casanova

“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” – James Stephens

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

“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

“The ability to retain a child’s view of the world with at the same time a mature understanding of what it means to retain it, is extremely rare – and a person who has these qualities is likely to be able to contribute something really important to our thinking.” ― Mortimer Jerome Adler

“There are two sorts of curiosity – the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things.” – Robert Wilson Lynd

“There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to know that which may be useful to us; and the other, from pride which comes from the wish to know what others are ignorant of.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.” – William Lyon Phelps

“People die when curiosity goes.” – Graham Swift

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