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Journaling Prompts

Secrets: If you could ask someone in your life a BIG question, what would it be? Whom would you you address, and what are the chances you'd get your answer? Would this person be surprised, flattered or disappointed by your question? Is there something you don't want others to be curious about in YOUR world?

I don't want to know: Are there things that you'd rather stay in the dark about -where you might be curious but are afraid of what you might learn? Did curiosity really kill the cat...can you (or have you been) too curious and gotten in trouble? Perhaps a little internet snooping...anyone? Be honest...

Intense Desire to Know: What subjects or topics interest you most? If you could start a new career, go back to school or dedicate a lot of time to something new, what would it be? How different is it from what you do now? Are any of your interests ones you've carried for a long time but put aside for the sake of financially providing for yourself? Do you see yourself choosing new areas of 'study' when you retire or when you reach a certain age milestone?

Searching: How concerened are you with 'understanding' life's mysteries? Are you a seeker, looking for meaning, curious and open, or do you want definitive answers to 'what it's all about?'

Privacy: Are you a more private or more 'out there' person? Do you feel energized by sharing the details of your life with friends or family, or does it feel like people are prying?  

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Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.

William Wirt

 

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

e e cummings

 

I'm of the mind that even people who have limitations, if they have a curiosity, they will find a way to explore it.

Tish Grier

 

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

 

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

 

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

Samuel Johnson

 

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.

G. M. Trevelyan

 

Curiosity is the key to creativity.

Akio Morita

 

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

A person should want to live, if only out of curiosity.

Yiddish Proverb

 

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

Dr. Smiley Blanton

 

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

Albert Einstein

 

In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.

Edith Wharton

 

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death Albert Einstein

 

Sometimes questions are more important than answers. Nancy Willard

                       

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing Oscar Wilde

 

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers Voltaire

 

Curiouser and curiouser!

Lewis Carroll

 

To be curious about that which is not one's concern while still in ignorance of oneself is ridiculous.

Plato              

 

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.

Walt Disney

 

Curiosity has its own reason for existence.

Albert Einstein

 

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.

Leo Burnett

 

Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.

Samuel Johnson

 

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

Marie Curie

 

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity

Edmund Burke

 

A good scientist is a person in whom the childhood quality of perennial curiosity lingers on. Once he gets an answer, he has other questions.

Frederick Seitz

 

Wonder, connected with a principle of rational curiosity, is the source of all knowledge and discover, and it is a principle even of piety; but wonder which ends in wonder, and is satisfied with wonder, is the quality of an idiot

Samuel Horsley

 

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.

James Stephens 

 

Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference.

Sydney J. Harris 

                                                           

There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to know that which may be useful to us; and the other, from pride which comes from the wish to know what others are ignorant of.

Kin Hubbard

 

Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.

Anthony

 

What is the answer? In that case, what is the question?

Gertrude Stein 

 

The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions - which time and mediocrity can solve.

Hugh Trevor-Roper

 

A prudent question is one half of wisdom.

Francis Bacon, Sr

 

The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not, the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer, the ones that you come to terms with only to discover that they are still there.

Unknown     

                                                           

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.

James Arthur Baldwin

 

Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.

Rainer Maria Rilke

 

A wise man's question contains half the answer.

Solomon Ibn Gabirol ben Judah

 

It is not every question which deserves an answer.

Publilius Syrus

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