quote by Roald Dahl

My dear young fellow,' the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, 'there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't started wondering about yet.

— Roald Dahl

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One can remain alive ... if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity interested in big things and happy in small ways.

Intellectual curiosity quote Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.
Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.
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Curiosity has its own reason for existence.

Intellectual curiosity quote Be curious, not judgmental.
Be curious, not judgmental.

After my mom died, there was so much written about her fashion and her style and all that, and I felt that one of the most important parts of her was missing, her real intellectual curiosity.

Legendary innovators like Franklin, Snow, and Darwin all possess some common intellectual qualities—a certain quickness of mind, unbounded curiosity—but they also share one other defining attribute. They have a lot of hobbies.


One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.

Intellectual curiosity quote Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search the truth. Have holy curios
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.

The golden rule for understanding spiritually is not intellect, but obedience.

If a man wants scientific knowledge, intellectual curiosity is his guide; but if he wants insight into what Jesus Christ teaches, he can only get it by obedience.

Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise

I do have a peripatetic and active intellectual curiosity.

Intellectual curiosity quote Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.
Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.
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Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?


There are those much more rare people who never lose their curiosity, their almost childlike wonder at the world; those people who continue to learn and to grow intellectually until the day they die. And these usually are the people who make contributions, who leave some part of the world a little better off than it was before they entered it.

One can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.

Intellectual curiosity quote Don't be afraid to be open-minded. Your brain isn't going to fall out.
Don't be afraid to be open-minded. Your brain isn't going to fall out.
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Habit is necessary. It is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive ... one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in the big things, and happy in small ways.

Intellectual curiosity drove Einstein to some of the world's most important discoveries.

When a new project comes along, I want to know that the experience is going to be challenging and exciting. Part of me is going to be drawn to doing something new and also the satisfaction of intellectual curiosity.

Intellectual curiosity quote Be curious! A good question can take you a lot farther than a quick answer.
Be curious! A good question can take you a lot farther than a quick answer.
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A typical mathematician does not actively try to be useful.

Individual mathematicians are motivated primarily by a subtle mixture of ambition and intellectual curiosity, and not by a wish to benefit society, nevertheless, mathematics as a whole does benefit society.

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.

The religion that has transformed Western civilization for two millennia is a blank slate for liberals. Their closest reference point is conservative Christians, meaning people you're not supposed to hire. And these are the people who carp about George Bush's alleged lack of intellectual curiosity.

Intellectual curiosity quote Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.
Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.

I've always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks.

We [in the MBA] get to create a situation where we're really choosing the students to join our environment based upon what we think they can teach the rest of us. We're always trying to attract people who are going to bring excitement and intellectual curiosity into our classrooms in our environment.


My primary goal of hacking was the intellectual curiosity, the seduction of adventure.

Intellectual curiosity quote Curiosity opens doors. Blame closes them.
Curiosity opens doors. Blame closes them.

Curiosity, earnest research to learn the hidden laws of nature, gladness akin to rapture, as they unfolded to me, are among the earliest sensations I can remember.

My mother was a first-grade teacher, so I credit her with this lifelong intellectual curiosity I have, and love of reading and learning.

Intellectual curiosity about one's own illness is certainly born of a desire for mastery. If I couldn't cure myself, perhaps I could at least begin to understand myself.

Intellectual curiosity quote Some lose all mind and become soul, insane. Some lose all soul and become mind,
Some lose all mind and become soul, insane. Some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual. Some lose both and become accepted.

The state of California has no business subsidizing intellectual curiosity.


If intellectual curiosity, professional pride, and ambition are the dominant incentives to research, then assuredly no one has a fairer chance of gratifying them than a mathematician.

Necessity is the mother of invention is a silly proverb.

Necessity is the mother of futile dodges is much closer to the truth. The basis of growth of modern invention is science, and science is almost wholly the outgrowth of pleasurable intellectual curiosity.

Intellectual curiosity quote Curiosity is the engine of achievement.
Curiosity is the engine of achievement.

Scientists are convinced that they, as scientists, possess a number of very admirable human qualities, such as accuracy, observation, reasoning power, intellectual curiosity, tolerance, and even humility.

I didn't get a high school diploma. I really didn't have much of an education, which left me open to educating myself throughout my life, without the limitations on intellectual curiosity a formal education can impose. I followed what interested me.

Writers are interested in a diverse range of subjects, but prefer to move from field to field to satisfy intellectual curiosity, rather than devote an entire working life to one particular discipline.

Intellectual curiosity quote It's good to be curious about many things.
It's good to be curious about many things.
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If people are not safe, they will not make themselves vulnerable.

If they feel too comfortable, they can become complacent or lose their curiosity. They can become intellectually lazy about what matters most.

We are faced with the task of convincing a myth infatuated world that love and curiosity are sufficient and you don't have to delude yourself and frighten yourself with Iron Age fairy tales. This is a monumental task. I don't think there is an intellectual struggle more worthy of our efforts.

Analytical philosophy was very interesting.

It always struck me as being very interesting and full of tremendous intellectual curiosities. It is wonderful to see the mind at work in such an intense manner, but, for me, it was still too far removed from my own issues.

Why should the government subsidize intellectual curiosity?

Girlhood ... is the intellectual phase of a woman's life, that time when, unencumbered by societal expectations or hormonal rages, one may pursue any curiosity from the mysteries of the yo-yo to the meaning of infinity. These two particular pursuits were where I left off in the fifth grade when I discovered a hair growing in the wrong place and all hell broke loose.