curiosity

A Quote by Sol Luckman on halloween, college, costume, mask, persona, excitement, life, curiosity, chapel hill, and franklin street

Jefferson Street at Halloween made a Grateful Dead concert look like a Quaker fish fry. I wanted to be the curious little cell that moves among all the other little cells and gets to know every last one of them.

Sol Luckman

Source: The Toy Buddha: Book II of the Beginner's Luke Series (The Beginner's Luke Series), Pages: 30

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by unknown on curiosity, life, searching, destiny, discovery, open, and adventure

Only the curious have something to find.

unknown

Source: Nickel Creek

Contributed by: Christiana

A Quote by Laurence Sterne on adventure, discovery, exploration, mortality, curiosity, interest, life, and living

A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Contributed by: Naumadd

A Quote by Seth Godin on fundamentalism, curiosity, and world views

Fundamentalist is a person who considers whether a fact is acceptable to their faith before they explore it. As opposed to a curious person who explores first and then considers whether or not they want to accept the ramifications.

Seth Godin

Source: Curious: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/01/curious.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Joseph Addison on imagination, surprise, curiosity, new, and idea

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Contributed by: Sadhana

A Quote by Anna Deavere Smith on self-esteem, mastery, growth, acting, and curiosity

I am not myself; I am the potential of myself.

Anna Deavere Smith

Source: interview

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Steve Rubel on business, career, and curiosity

So as I thought about it, the most important "tool" you can have today in business is insatiable curiosity. The minute you lose it, you're dead.

Steve Rubel

Source: Micro Persuasion: The Most Essential Career Skill You Need to Succeed: http://www.micropersuasion.com/2007/05/the_most_essent.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Susan Orlean on curiosity, beauty, and orchids

When we stopped to rest and Tony tried to figure out what was wrong with his compass, I asked him what he thought it was about orchids that seduced humans so completely that they were compelled to steal them and worship them and try to breed new and specific kinds of them and then be willing to wait for nearly a decade for one of them to flower. 'Oh, mystery, beauty, unknowability, I suppose, ' he said, shrugging. 'Besides, I think the real reason is that life has no meaning. I mean, no obvious meaning. You wake up, you go to work, you do stuff. I think everybody's always looking for something a little unusual that can preoccupy them and help pass the time.'

Susan Orlean

Source: The Orchid Thief

Contributed by: koalacookies

A Quote by Richard Farson on innovation, vision, visionary, risk, perception, fresh brain, leadership, and curiosity

Those who see what's obvious aren't necessarily brighter than others.  They're just more likely to observe that the emperor is naked.  Like children, they see what's actually there.  Their perceptions are less clouded by belief systems, taboos, habits of thought.  One responsibility of management---an important one---is to call attention to the invisible obvious, pointing it out as a child does (sometimes to the embarrassment of adults).  Doing so also requires supporting employees who take that risk, too, and other risks as well.

Richard Farson

Source: Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins, Pages: 76

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Richard Farson on innovation, vision, visionary, leadership, curiosity, james watt, and ah-ha moment

The best ideas aren't hidden in shadowy recesses.  They're right in front of us, hidden in plain sight.  Innovation seldom depends on discovering obscure or subtle elements but in seeing the obvious with fresh eyes.  This is easier said than done because nothing is as hard to see as what's right before our eyes.  We overlook what we take for granted.  Billions of tea drinkers observed the force of steam escaping from water boiling in a kettle before James Watt realized that this vapor could be converted into energy.

Richard Farson

Source: Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins, Pages: 75-76

Contributed by: Laurie

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