Sunday Dinner: Curiouser and Curiouser…

“I set out to discover the why of it,
and to transform my pleasure
into knowledge.”
Charles Baudelaire
“Children, be curious.
Nothing is worse (I know it)
than when curiosity stops.
Nothing is more repressive
than the repression of curiosity.
Curiosity begets love.
It weds us to the world.
It’s part of our perverse, madcap love
for this impossible planet we inhabit.
People die when curiosity goes.
People have to find out,
people have to know.”
Graham Swift
“Remember that things
are not always as they appear to be…
Curiosity creates possibilities
and opportunities.”
Roy T. Bennett
“Thinkers aren’t limited by what they know,
because they can always increase what they know.
Rather they’re limited by what puzzles them,
because there’s no way to become curious
about something that doesn’t puzzle you.”
Daniel Quinn
“The days on which one has been the most inquisitive
are among the days on which one has been happiest.”
Robert Lynd
“The whole art of teaching
is only the art of awakening
the natural curiosity of the mind
for the purpose of satisfying it
Anatole France
“When you sneak into somebody’s backyard,
it does seem that guts and curiosity are working together.
Curiosity can bring guts out of hiding at times,
maybe even get them going.
But curiosity usually evaporates.
Guts have to go for the long haul.
Curiosity’s like a fun friend you can’t really trust.
It turns you on and then it leaves you
to make it on your own-
with whatever guts you can muster.”
Haruki Murakami
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2019
“Learning is by nature curiosity…
prying into everything, reluctant to leave anything,
material or immaterial,
“Curiosity is the hunger of the mind.”
Lance Conrad


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