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Karl KrausChristianity has enriched the erotic meal with the appetizer of curiosity and the dessert of remorse.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

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Dorothy ParkerThe cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic

Blaise PascalCuriosity is only vanity. We usually only want to know something so that we can talk about it.

—  Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French thinker

Albert EinsteinI have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Oscar WildeMy own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Oscar WildeThe public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Samuel JohnsonCuriosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

George Bernard ShawFirst love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Victor HugoCuriosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Karl KrausPsychoanalysis: a rabbit that was swallowed by a boa constrictor who just wanted to see what it was like in there.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Walt WhitmanBe curious, not judgmental.

—  Walt Whitman, 1819-1892, American poet

Anton ChekhovI observed that after marriage people cease to be curious.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Eleanor RooseveltI think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president


Proverbs

English proverbCuriosity killed the cat.

—  English proverb

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