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Quotes of the Day for 5 October 2001 – Curiosity

I spent an incredible amount of time after the 11 September disasters - watching the TV news, reading background and analysis, conversing at length with friends who might have some detail or insight. I'm not sure I should have spent quite as many hours attempting to satisfy my curiosity, but I found these quotes suggesting that curiosity is a good use of time.

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The quotes:

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.
     - Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
     - Anatole France, 1844 - 1924

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

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
     - James Stephens, 1882 - 1950

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
     - Walt Disney


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