quote by Robert Bly

To be wild is not to be crazy or psychotic. True wildness is a love of nature, a delight in silence, a voice free to say spontaneous things, and an exuberant curiosity in the face of the unknown.

— Robert Bly

Wonderful Natural Curiosity quotations

Natural curiosity quote Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.
Be patient with yourself, nothing in nature blooms all year.

No one asks how to motivate a baby. A baby naturally explores everything it can get at, unless restraining forces have already been at work. And this tendency doesn't die out, it's wiped out.

Provide lots of opportunities for children's natural curiosity to manifest itself. With very young children, our role is one of supporter and guide.

Natural curiosity quote Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.
Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity.

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.

If I had to design a mechanism for the express purpose of destroying a child's natural curiosity and love of pattern-making, I couldn't possibly do as good a job as is currently being done-I simply wouldn't have the imagination to come up with the kind of senseless, soul-crushing ideas that constitute contemporary mathematics education.


Learning is by nature curiosity... prying into everything, reluctant to leave anything, material or immaterial, unexplained.

Natural curiosity quote The axe forgets what the tree remembers.
The axe forgets what the tree remembers.

If you give people tools, and they use their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected.

Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method. It's delving in.

Some men covet knowledge out of a natural curiosity and inquisitive temper;

some to entertain the mind with variety and delight; some for ornament and reputation; some for victory and contention; many for lucre and a livelihood; and but few for employing the Divine gift of reason to the use and benefit of mankind.

Natural curiosity quote In every walk with the nature one receives far more than he seeks.
In every walk with the nature one receives far more than he seeks.

Perhaps I am just a hopeless rationalist, but isn't fascination as comforting as solace? Isn't nature immeasurably more interesting for its complexities and its lack of conformity to our hopes? Isn't curiosity as wondrously and fundamentally human as compassion?


Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature.

The whole plan hinged upon the natural curiosity of potatoes.

Natural curiosity quote The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.

The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. In our system, she must become a passive, much more than an active, influence, and her passivity shall be composed of anxious scientific curiosity and of absolute respect for the phenomenon which she wishes to observe. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.

I think it was this curiosity about the natural world which awoke my early interest in science.

Natural curiosity quote Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.

A friend, therefore, is a sort of paradox in nature.

I who alone am, I who see nothing in nature whose existence I can affirm with equal evidence to my own, behold now the semblance of my being, in all its height, variety, and curiosity, reiterated in a foreign form; so that a friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

We have seen that the senses and intuitions, the various emotions and faculties, such as love, memory, attention and curiosity, imitation, reason, etc., of which man boasts, may be found in an incipient, or even sometimes in a well-developed condition, in the lower animals.

A playful mind is inquisitive, and learning is fun.

If you indulge your natural curiosity and retain a sense of fun in new experience, I think you'll find it functions as a sort of shock absorber for the bumpy road ahead.

Natural curiosity quote Be still, and the earth will speak to you.
Be still, and the earth will speak to you.

It is among the commonplaces of education that we often first cut off the living root and then try to replace its natural functions by artificial means. Thus we suppress the child's curiosity and then when he lacks a natural interest in learning he is offered special coaching for his scholastic coaching for his scholastic difficulties.

Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.


I'm naturally curious, and I've always been driven by my curiosity.

Curiosity gets people excited. Curiosity leads to new ideas, new jobs, new industries.

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

I have this extraordinary curiosity about all subjects of the natural and human world and the interaction between the physical sciences and the social sciences.

In order for humanity to survive in the twenty-first century and beyond, we must nurture rather than repress children's natural curiosity. We must encourage them to be curious, instead of fearful, toward other cultures.

Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.

Natural curiosity quote We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So
We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.

Natural Magick therefore is that, which considering well the strength and force of Natural and Celestial beings, and with great curiosity labouring to discover their affections, produces into open Act the hidden and concealed powers of Nature.


In our time, what is at issue is the very nature of man, the image we have of his limits and possibilities as a man. History is not yet done with its exploration of the limits and meanings of human nature.

Science is really about describing the way the universe works in one aspect or another in all branches of science-how a life-form works, how this works, how that works. ... You have to have a natural curiosity for that.

Natural curiosity quote Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.
Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.
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It would seem to me... an offense against nature, for us to come on the same scene endowed as we are with the curiosity, filled to overbrimming as we are with questions, and naturally talented as we are for the asking of clear questions, and then for us to do nothing about, or worse, to try to suppress the questions.

My goal is not to shove information into your head.

It's to find ways to reignite the curiosity that we all had as children for the natural world. You don't have to tell a child to explore the backyard.

Curiosity in children ... is but an appetite after knowledge and therefore ought to be encouraged in them, not only as a good sign, but as the great instrument nature has provided to remove that ignorance they were born with and which, without this busy inquisitiveness, will make them dull and useless creatures.

Natural 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.

Where necessity ends, desire and curiosity begin;

and no sooner are we supplied with everything nature can demand than we sit down to contrive artificial appetites.

Curiosity is my natural state and has led me headlong into every worthwhile experience (never mind the others) I have ever had.

As children we all possess a natural uninhabited curiosity, a hunger for explanations, which seems to die slowly as we age--suppressed, I suppose by the need not to appear ignorant.

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.

I have a natural curiosity for people.

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