Curious Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old curious quotes, curious sayings, and curious proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.

James Stephens

Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.     

Daniel Boone

Your soul is infinitely creative. It is alive and expansive in nature. It is curious and playful, changing with the tides of time.     

Debbie Ford

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

Samuel Johnson

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.     

Anatole France

Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.     

Bryant H. McGill

Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit.     

Jeremy Taylor

The human capacity to be curious has always existed.

Patricia Cornwell

The human being is a most curious creature. He thinks he has got one soul, and he has got dozens.

D. H. Lawrence

Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.     

Agatha Christie

Be curious enough to keep an open mind to what's happening around you in society. You can look at yourself and the world at the same time.

Jochen Zeitz

A curious mind is the most important attribute any man or woman can possess.

M. J. Rose

Curiosity is the lust of the mind.

Thomas Hobbes

Take all the courses in your curriculum. Do the research. Ask questions. Find someone doing what you are interested in! Be curious!

Katherine Johnson

Curiosity is idle only to those who fail to realize that it may be a very rare and indispensable thing.     

James Harvey Robinson

Curious patients are more receptive to new ideas, and those who engage their health practitioners in a dialogue are much more likely to adhere to these recommendations.     

Dean Ornish

Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.

Richard Whately

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Albert Einstein

Be kind. It's worthwhile to make an effort to learn about other people and figure out what you might have in common with them. If you allow yourself to be somewhat curious - and if you get into the habit of doing that - it's the first step to being open minded and realizing that your points of view aren't totally opposite.

Viggo Mortensen

Writers are nosy people; we are endlessly curious: we ask questions when we shouldn't - we peek around corners when we are least expected.

Ann Turner

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.

Friedrich August von Hayek

When you're changing centuries, people get curious about the future.

Robert J. Sawyer

There is no limit to what astrophysicists can do. We can be very curious.     

John C. Mather

Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.

Victor Hugo

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Walt Disney

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.     

Walt Disney

No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don't ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Curiosity - the rover and the concept - is what science is all about: the quest to reveal the unknown.

Ahmed Zewail

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

Marie Curie

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.

Stephen Hawking