Curiosity Quotes

I don’t read my reviews. I do die inside when readers at book signings say they do not read history books but they like to read mine. Who brags about a lack of intellectual curiosity?

Toynbee wrote the monumental “A Study of History,” a 12-volume project that consumed most of his life. At a 1961 press conference announcing the completion of the massive project, he was asked by a reporter, “What purpose has impelled you to devote thirty-five years of your life to this single great work.” Toynbee answered the […]

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life-blood of real civilization.

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

You know what a woman’s curiosity is. Almost as great as a man’s!

To go beneath the surface argues the curious – not the profound.

He that pryeth into every cloud may be struck with a thunderbolt.

Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity – enjoy the accumulating of facts, far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.

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.

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.