Quotation Explorer - 'Curious'

By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece. - G. K. Chesterton
The meat smelt rank and was very tough, the soup was greasy and of a curious flavour, but it was a wonderful meal after all these hungry weeks. - Wilfred Thesiger
When someone is hurt andwe hear ourselves saying"I don't understand, why"PAUSEAt the pause, ask "What am I missing here ?"At the pause, stop judging, stop reacting,get curious and believe their hurt stateAt the pause, tap into their heart and mind.Now see how this pause transforms the conversation. - Wordions
The principle virtue of anyone who made an important invention is curious persistence. - Debasish Mridha
Every poet has his dream reader: mine keeps a look out for curious prosodic fauna like bacchics and choriambs. - W.H. Auden
Be curious! Be crazy with passion! Astound yourself! - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not. - Neil deGrasse Tyson
You are curious and quick, you have a deft mind, and for some unaccountable reason, people tell you things -- useful things. - Deanna Raybourn
Be naive and curious. That's all you need to become a scientist. - Abhijit Naskar
Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art. - Izaak Walton
Hope is a curious thing, we should dare to hope, but hope must be tempered with truth. - R.A.Delmonico
Five rules to follow to be a great leader: 1. Be curious. 2. Serve others. 3. Be purpose oriented. 4. Be adaptive. 5. Be positive. - Debasish Mridha
You are always a student and life is your teacher. Always be curious, enthusiastic, and open to change. - Debasish Mridha
I am not brilliant. I am curious and persistent. - Debasish Mridha
By a curious perversity, the human mind refuses to behave itself on the occasions when it should be intensely dramatic. It was so now; the climber suddenly forgot his fears in a smile. The choir had chosen this precise moment to start the Nunc Dimittis. - Whipplesnaith
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. - Mark Twain
What we're learning in our schools is not the wisdom of life. We're learning technologies, we're getting information. There's a curious reluctance on the part of faculties to indicate the life values of their subjects. - Joseph Campbell
Being a cat means beautiful, agile, innocent, brave, curious and trust also honorable respect for as much as not so doing bribery. - Sekar Arum
Life is like a game - we should be curious to play it - you explore and learn and grow - that is what it is for - that and having fun. It all expands consciousness- your own, the collective, and the cosmic. - Jay Woodman
I couldn't believe it had taken me all these years to see this side of him. He tucked himself inside a shell, shutting himself away from others here because the palace had trapped him. Behind the books and the snippy remarks there was a curious, engaging, and sometimes very charming person. - Keira Cass
We have two alternatives: either we question our beliefs - or we don't. Either we accept our fixed versions of reality- or we begin to challenge them. In Buddha's opinion, to train in staying open and curious - to train in dissolving our assumptions and beliefs - is the best use of our human lives. - Pema Chödrön
He had long been curious at leaders intermittent calls for a return to past values and had tested the notion by trying to build a house from the sky downwards - Steve Aylett
Seen in the light of evolution, biology is, perhaps, intellectually the most satisfying and inspiring science. Without that light it becomes a pile of sundry facts -- some of them interesting or curious but making no meaningful picture as a whole. - Theodosius Dobzhansky
Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don't. - Tom Hiddleston
It is a curious thing ... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste. - Evelyn Waugh
Live your life as a curious student and you will discover how fascinating it is. - Elena Ornig
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein
This Sarah Palin phenomenon is very curious. I think somebody watching us from Mars—they would think the country has gone insane. - Noam Chomsky
A knowledgeable person without a curious mind is like poetry without essence. - Debasish Mridha
I'm fat because I'm greedy, and if my mind is fat it's because I'm curious. - Stephen Fry
To live a wonderful life, be curious and impregnate your thoughts with kindness, compassion, and pure love. - Debasish Mridha
It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. - Albert Einstein
A curious part of the human psyche is that the moment that a person presumed to be in danger is discovered to be safe, everyone's anxiety turns into anger. - Monica Fairview
Curiosity leads to knowledge.Knowledge leads to understanding.Understanding leads to love.Love leads to harmony.Be curious. - Sabina Nore
She has this curious heavy grace, like something out of its element making do in a heavier medium. Like she should be living in water. - Keri Hulme
It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary. Possibly to some mysterious personification of one's own identity. - Beatrice Potter Webb
Our readers are curious, creative, and compassionate fairy punks who are citizens of the world. - Quail Bell Magazine
Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child - our own two eyes. All is a miracle. - Thich Nhat Hanh
It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste. - Evelyn Waugh
The writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax. - Alfred Kazin
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize how much you love them. - Agatha Christie
Schooling is a manufacturing process whereby the raw material called curious boys is turned into products called obedient men. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I have fallen into an abyss. I live in a world so curious, so strange. Of the dream that was my life, this is my nightmare. - Camille Claudel
Power is a curious thing. Who lives, Who dies. Power resides where men believe it resides. It is a trick, A shadow on the wall. - Lord Varys
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them. - Agatha Christie
The meek shall inherit the earth? Well... I don't think so. If by meek you mean friendly and introverted, okay maybe, but if by meek you mean unwilling to take a chance, then never. If I was a betting man and I had to wager on who I thought would inherit the earth, my money would be on the curious. - Jim Coudal
Either I’ve got a wart on my nose they find curious, or I’ve grown a tail, Albie Merani muttered to himself. Just then he thought. I’d better get a move on, got work to do. He hurried across to some stairs, heading down deeper into station, then followed the signs to the pod station. - R.W. Rivers
Belief is a shelter, a prison for a curious mind. - Debasish Mridha
It's curious that people go wrong so often between inferiority complex and self-confidence. Pitiful isn't it? - Öykü Yelkencioğlu
The church has never been asked to explain anything, our speciality, along with ballistics, has always been the neutralisation of the overly curious mind through faith. - José Saramago
Maybe we should live our lives in a constant state of expectation, always curious and excited about the possibilities that could unfold in front of us. Maybe it is our sense of vision that colors our reality. - Allison Fallon
Kids who are good at traditional school—repeating rote concepts and facts on a test—can fall apart in a situation where that isn’t enough. Programming rewards the experimental, curious mind. - Ketil Moland Olsen
The Bible is the great treasure for the curious sinner, fresh water for thirsty painting soul, the revealed truth for the true seeker or worship per,the unrevealed truth for the wrong seekers, a guide to the blind and eternal food for the hungry soul. - Ikechukwu Joseph
This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used. - Henry David Thoreau
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information. - Man Ray
Time is a curious thing. When you have it before you, it's something you take for granted and it moves slowly. Then, as you get older, it accelerates. When I look back, it seems such a long distance travelled, so long ago, so dream-like. - Bernard Sumner
Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient. - Eugene S. Wilson
Let's just say I was testing the bounds of society. I was just curious. - Jim Morrison
So with curious eyes and sick surmiseWe watched him day by day,And wondered if each one of usWould end the self-same way,For none can tell to what red HellHis sightless soul may stray. - Oscar Wilde
I would like to live for some time yet, as I am curious how it all is going to end. - Federico Fellini
I'm very curious why people in school all the time from 2-3 class up to the last 6-7 they talk about football. What can be said??Sharing about a team few sentences, who has won, and rought said that's all. But why people stretch it like a Turkish delight with the same end??? - Deyth Banger
I'm very curious where can it put you life without to have a target. It's like to push something which doesn't do anything, but what happens??If I push something to much times it brokes, but what happen with the humanity without a target? - Deyth Banger
I won't lie I still keep searching why people... I'm very curious what does it make them so safety to lie? - Deyth Banger
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. - Carl R. Rogers
Curious that it is impossible for a man to be original without attracting around him a set of unoriginal minds, as though he were a honey-pot and they the flies! - Marie Corelli
In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute. - Francis A. Schaeffer
It was a curious day, slashed abruptly with fleeting, familiar impressions. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
It is better to be creative than curious. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Children are notoriously curious about everything, everything except... the things people want them to know. It then remains for us to refrain from forcing any kind of knowledge upon them, and they will be curious about everything. - Floyd Dell
Forgiveness is a very curious thing, in that you must not only know how to forgive; but you must also know how to accept forgiveness. Both of these aspects are equally important. When someone forgives you— believe it. - C. JoyBell C.
Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. - Susan Sontag
Ayn Rand's 'philosophy' is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society.... To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil. - Gore Vidal
Gregory: "Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?" Holmes: "To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time." Gregory: "The dog did nothing in the night-time." Holmes: "That was the curious incident." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Be curious, be inspired. - Debasish Mridha
Knowledge. How curious that a man who closes his hand upon air so often thinks that he has a ruby within his grasp. - Idries Shah
It was curious what trying to speak English had done lately to his mind; it reminded him of studying poetry in college, words gaining and losing their meaning, overlapping with images, the curious echo of ideas behind the words people used. - Jess Walter
One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity. - Alexander Pope
Education is not a destination, but it is a curious journey to enjoy the beauty of life. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
They still live. They breathe, they love each other, they find joy in the world around them for no other reason than because they are children. They are resilient. They will always rise above. Always. It is a curious facet of the innocent young. - Amelia Fisher
To become an artist you have to be curious. - Leonardo da Vinci
She thinks, I'm telling him who I am. He's interested in who I am. That is true, but I am curious about who she is because I want to fuck her. - Philip Roth
When a child reaches puberty, parents become so curious about their sex lives and whereabouts, put them behind bars to their own detriment. When such a child breaks free, don't be surprised to see him/her in porn movies. - Michael Bassey Johnson
President is a curious term for the American head of state, because "presiding" in any meaningful sense is the one thing the president of the United States does not do. - Garrett Epps
Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager. - Susan Sontag
It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them. - Joseph de Maistre
I'm more curious to know what a cat think than what a philosopher thinks. - Marty Rubin
Leave mystery in your life. Give them a little and keep them wondering. If you reveal everything about yourself, people will lose interest. For as humans, we are curious creatures. We are more interested in the things lurking in the shadows than the things that are brought into the light. - Imania Margria
The highest form of wisdom comes from deep observation, kind realization, and curious actualization. - Debasish Mridha
I am curious. I like to know the beauty of truth. - Debasish Mridha
Creativity comes from curious, intuitive, persistent action. - Debasish Mridha
We are more curious about the meaning of dreams than about things we see when awake. - Diogenes Laërtius
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. - Walt Whitman
A knowledgeable curious mind is the bridging ground for ideas. - Debasish Mridha
Never lose your curious mind. - Debasish Mridha
Yet do I marvel at this curious thing: To make a poet black, and bid him sing. - Countee Cullen
Remember to 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. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up. - Stephen Hawking
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. - Marie Curie
Clever, smart and wise people have one in common that they read quotes, they are curious for knowledge and they have big libraries! - Deyth Banger
Tomorrow is not a day. It's an attitude. It's a symbol of the human spirit's desire to keep getting better. It's that curious mind that asks 'what's next'?Tomorrow is not ushered in by the cock's crow. Tomorrow dawns when today is better than yesterday...when we create something new. - Sola Kosoko
Love adventurous life.Be passionately curious about exploring new adventures. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity. - Aaron Swartz
What stays with you longest and deepest? Of curious panics, of hard-fought engagements or sieges tremendous what deepest remains? - Walt Whitman
A ‘white’ kid that asks too many questions is called *curious.* A ‘black’ kid that asks too many questions is called *forward.* - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I want my children to understand the world, but not just because the world is fascinating and the human mind is curious. I want them to understand it so that they will be positioned to make it a better place - Howard Gardner
Be With Me In The Phases Of My Work Because My Brain Feels Like It Has Been Whipped And I Yearn To Make A Small Perfect Thing Which Will Live In Your Morning Like Curious Static Through A President's Elegy Or A Nude Hunchback Acquiring A Tan On The Crowded Oily Beach. - Leonard Cohen
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Knowing the question is more important than knowing the answer. It makes you curious, lets you think, and helps you to understand and open your mind. - Debasish Mridha
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", great story, great film. - Deyth Banger
Read and be curious. And if somebody says to you: 'Things are this way. You can't change it' - don't believe a word. - Cornelia Funke
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