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Curiosity Quotes

14 of the best book quotes about curiosity
  1. #1
    “Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).
  2. #2
    There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to.
  3. #3
    “It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it. ”
  4. #4
    Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what’s on the other side?
  5. #5
    “She had an immense curiosity about life, and was constantly staring and wondering.”
  6. #6
    There are plenty who regard a wall behind which something is happening as a very curious thing.
  7. #7
    “Curiosity is a luxury reserved for the financially secure...”
  8. #8
    “She always kept up the questioning until she received a satisfactory answer.”
  9. #9
    “I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”
  10. #10
    “We don’t want to betray anyone--we don’t want to be the first to get curious and ask questions or challenge the stories. We ask ourselves, How can I love and protect my family if I’m rumbling with these hard truths? For me, the answer to that question is another question: How can I love and protect my family if I’m not rumbling with these hard truths?”
  11. #11
    “Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,” thought Alice; “but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing I ever saw in all my life!”
  12. #12
    “Curiosity is not a sin.... But we should exercise caution with our curiosity... yes, indeed.”
  13. #13
    “Katherine gave in to the wonder of the moment, imagining herself in the astronauts’ place. What emotions welled up from the depths of their hearts as they regarded their watery blue home from the void of space? How did it feel to be separated by a nearly unimaginable gulf from the rest of humanity yet carry the hopes, dreams, and fears of their entire species there with them in their tiny, vulnerable craft? Most people she knew wouldn’t have traded places with the astronauts for all of the gold in Fort Knox. The men existed all alone out their in the void of space, connected so tenuously to Earth, with the real possibility that something could go wrong. But given the chance to throw her lot in with the astronauts, Katherine Johnson would have packed her bags immediately. Even without the pressure of the space race, even without the mandate to beat the enemy. For Katherine Johnson, curiosity always bested fear.”
  14. #14
    “It was Silver’s voice, and before I had heard a dozen words, I would not have shown myself for all the world, but lay there, trembling and listening, in the extreme of fear and curiosity, for from these dozen words I understood that the lives of all the honest men aboard depended upon me alone.”
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