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Curiosity Quotes

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."
Ellen Parr

"Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not."
Isaiah Berlin

"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind."
Samuel Johnson

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity."
Albert Einstein

"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."
Albert Einstein

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Curiosity Definition: A desire to find out and know things.

Etymology of 'Curiosity'
Curious: mid-14c., "eager to know" (often in a bad sense), from Old French curios "solicitous, anxious, inquisitive; odd, strange" (Modern French curieux) and directly from Latin curiosus "careful, diligent; inquiring eagerly, meddlesome," akin to cura "care".

Positive Suggestions:
"Awaken your natural Curiosity"
"Perfect Curiosity is within you"
"Allow yourself to feel Curious now"
"Accept Curiosity"
"Trust in your Curiosity"
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A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life
by Brian Grazer, Charles Fishman
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From Academy Award?winning producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes the New York Times bestselling, brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly ?curiosity conversations? that have inspired Grazer to create some of America?s favorite and iconic movies and television shows?from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.

For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly ?curiosity conversation? with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer?s movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, Empire, and many others.

A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you?re looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book?and its lessons on the power of curiosity?can change your life.
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Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It
by Ian LeslieSearch for Ian Leslie
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“I have no special talents,? said Albert Einstein. “I am only passionately curious.?

Everyone is born curious. But only some retain the habits of exploring, learning, and discovering as they grow older. Those who do so tend to be smarter, more creative, and more successful. So why are many of us allowing our curiosity to wane?

In Curious, Ian Leslie makes a passionate case for the cultivation of our “desire to know.? Just when the rewards of curiosity have never been higher, it is misunderstood, undervalued, and increasingly monopolized by a cognitive elite. A “curiosity divide? is opening up.

This divide is being exacerbated by the way we use the Internet. Thanks to smartphones and tools such as Google and Wikipedia, we can answer almost any question instantly. But does this easy access to information guarantee the growth of curiosity? No—quite the opposite. Leslie argues that true curiosity the sustained quest for understanding that begets insight and innovation—is in fact at risk in a wired world.

Drawing on fascinating research from psychology, economics, education, and business, Curious looks at what feeds curiosity and what starves it, and finds surprising answers. Curiosity isn?t, as we?re encouraged to think, a gift that keeps on giving. It is a mental muscle that atrophies without regular exercise and a habit that parents, schools, and workplaces need to nurture.

Filled with inspiring stories, case studies, and practical advice, Curious will change the way you think about your own mental habits, and those of your family, friends, and colleagues.

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Curiosity
by Alberto ManguelSearch for Alberto Manguel
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Curiosity has been seen through the ages as the impulse that drives our knowledge forward and the temptation that leads us toward dangerous and forbidden waters. The question ?Why?? has appeared under a multiplicity of guises and in vastly different contexts throughout the chapters of human history. Why does evil exist? What is beauty? How does language inform us? What defines our identity? What is our responsibility to the world? In Alberto Manguel?s most personal book to date, the author tracks his own life of curiosity through the reading that has mapped his way.

Manguel chooses as his guides a selection of writers who sparked his imagination. He dedicates each chapter to a single thinker, scientist, artist, or other figure who demonstrated in a fresh way how to ask ?Why?? Leading us through a full gallery of inquisitives, among them Thomas Aquinas, David Hume, Lewis Carroll, Rachel Carson, Socrates, and, most importantly, Dante, Manguel affirms how deeply connected our curiosity is to the readings that most astonish us, and how essential to the soaring of our own imaginations.
 

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Curiosity
by Gary BlackwoodSearch for Gary Blackwood
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Intrigue, danger, chess, and a real-life hoax combine in this historical novel from the author of The Shakespeare Stealer

Philadelphia, PA, 1835. Rufus, a twelve-year-old chess prodigy, is recruited by a shady showman named Maelzel to secretly operate a mechanical chess player called the Turk. The Turk wows ticket-paying audience members and players, who do not realize that Rufus, the true chess master, is hidden inside the contraption. But Rufus?s job working the automaton must be kept secret, and he fears he may never be able to escape his unscrupulous master. And what has happened to the previous operators of the Turk, who seem to disappear as soon as Maelzel no longer needs them? Creeping suspense, plenty of mystery, and cameos from Edgar Allan Poe and P. T. Barnum mark Gary Blackwood?s triumphant return to middle grade fiction.
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Carnal Curiosity: A Stone Barrington Novel
by Stuart WoodsSearch for Stuart Woods
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Stone Barrington is back in the extraordinary new adventure from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  When Manhattan?s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes?and Stone is a material witness?he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone?and that the biggest heist is still to come.
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Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime: Secrets of Calculated Questioning From a Veteran Interrogator
by James Pyle, Maryann Karinch
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"With his style of questioning alone, Jim Pyle can get more information than most other interrogators using multiple techniques."
--Gregory Hartley, coauthor of the best-seller How to Spot a Liar

The secret to finding out anything you want to know is amazingly simple: Ask good questions. Most people trip through life asking bad questions--of teachers, friends, coworkers, clients, prospects, experts, and suspects. Even people trained in questioning, such as journalists and lawyers, commonly ask questions that get partial or misleading answers.

People in any profession will immediately benefit by developing the skill and art of good questioning. Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime will give you the power to:

  • Identify and practice good questioning techniques
  • Recognize types of questions to avoid
  • Know the questions required when hearing unconfirmed reports or gossip
  • Practice good listening techniques and exploit all leads
  • Determine when and how to control the conversation
  • Gain real expertise fast

    Within professional interrogation circles, Pyle is known as a strategic debriefer--meaning there is no one around him more skilled at asking questions and getting answers. He has been training other interrogators in questioning techniques since 1989.
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  • Curious George Goes to the Zoo with downloadable audio
    by H. A. ReySearch for H. A. Rey
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    George is going to visit a new kind of zoo where the animals all roam free. Some of those animals look like a lot of fun?so much fun that a curious monkey can?t resist joining them. Giraffes and flamingos are close enough to touch, but George befriends a baby rhino who seems a little sad. Who better to lure her from her hiding place than George? And just in time for her special birthday party!

    Bonus activities include spot-the-difference and fun animal facts. Also includes downloadable audio!
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    Curiosity Killed The Kat (A Katherine Flynn Mystery / Thriller Book 1)
    by Elizabeth NelsonSearch for Elizabeth Nelson

    She thought she had the perfect marriage?

    He gave her everything ? and more. Then he tried to kill her. Katherine?s marriage was fading. She could feel it. Her husband, Steven, was up to something. She knew it. Katherine would do anything for her husband. That is, until she discovers he?s the ring leader of a human trafficking organization.

    Caught in the cross hairs of her husband?s illegal business and on the run to save her life, as well as others, Katherine is on a race against time to figure out exactly how deep this rabbit hole of political intrigue, sex, and revenge goes. As her husband and his partners close in from all sides, Katherine is about to learn who she can trust ? and who is determined to silence her for good.

    == > Curiosity Killed the Kat is approx. 27K words and is volume 1 in the A Katherine Flynn Mystery / Thriller. This book is for mature audiences only.

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    Why Does Santa Wear Red?: ...and 100 Other Christmas Curiousities Unwrapped!
    by Meera LesterSearch for Meera Lester
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    Sure, you can sing all the verses to "Jingle Bells" and recite `Twas the Night Before Christmas by heart, but how much do you really know about everybody's favorite holiday? Where did Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Get His Start? At Montgomery Ward's! Copywriter Robert May wrote the story as a giveaway to attract families with children to do their holiday shopping at the store. Which famous carol is actually a secret Christian code? It's "The Twelve Days of Christmas" The partridge "in the pear tree" is code for Jesus! The two turtledoves stand for the Old and New Testament! And the ten lords a-leaping-you got it! -are the Ten Commandments. Why Do We Buy Poinsettias? One Christmas Eve long ago, in Mexico, a poor boy cried because he had no gift for the baby Jesus. He knelt outside the church window and prayed and-lo and behold! -in the spot where he knelt blossomed a beautiful red poinsettia. To this day, Mexicans still call this lovely plant "Flower of the Holy Night". Open this holly jolly gift of a book, and you'll find it overstuffed with Christmas treats like carols, crafts, recipes, legends, songs, and of course more tinsel trivia! With this ultimate Christmas collection, you'll fall in love with Christmas all over again! Meera Lester is an artist and author of a dozen books, including several about early Christianity and the saints. She prepares for Christmas, her favorite holiday, throughout the year and has fond memories of an old-fashioned celebration from her childhood. Lester is the author of Saint's Blessings: Wisdom and Guidance Inspired by the World's Most Beloved Saints, The Everything® Gnostic Gospels Book, and The Everything® Women of the Bible Book.
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