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.


You can't just give someone a creativity injection. You have to create an environment for curiosity and a way to encourage people and get the best out of them.     

Ken Robinson

At the heart of great leadership is a curious mind, heart, and spirit.     

Chip Conley

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.     

Mark Twain

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.     

William Arthur Ward

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.     

Zora Neale Hurston

Be curious, not judgmental.     

Walt Whitman

Kids are naturally curious about what they don't know, or don't understand, or what is foreign to them. They only learn to be frightened of those differences when an adult influences them to behave that way and censors that natural curiosity.     

Aimee Mullins

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.     

Alistair Cooke

It's sort of a mental attitude about critical thinking and curiosity. It's about mindset of looking at the world in a playful and curious and creative way.     

Adam Savage

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

Harry Lorayne

Happiness comes from... some curious adjustment to life.     

Hugh Walpole

It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.     

Joseph de Maistre

Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will.     

Alistair Cooke

Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature.     

Freya Stark

It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair.     

Lawrence Welk

If you're curious, you'll probably be a good journalist because we follow our curiosity like cats.     

Diane Sawyer

Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul.     

Ambrose Bierce

Many times when you're a tourist you can just stay on the surface and not really experience the place you're visiting, which will probably leave you disappointed. Everywhere has something interesting; it's just about being curious enough to find it and scratch where you have to scratch and stay longer and walk further.     

Diego Luna

Curiosity begins as an act of tearing to pieces or analysis.     

Samuel Alexander