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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.



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.



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.



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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