Quotes with curious
A curious thing about written literature: It is about four thousand years old, but we have no way of knowing whether four thousand years constitutes senility or the maiden blush of youth.
People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live...[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.
In a letter to Otto Juliusburger
It may be curious but it's also strangely refreshing. I mean, to begin with, it was like being invited to play with a rich guy's train set.
About his time on the early sets of the Return of the Jedi. Interview with The Guardian, published November 7, 2005.
Fossil Shells had long been known amongst the curious, collected with care, and preserved in their cabinets, along with other rarities of nature, without any apparent use. That to which I have applied them is new, and my attention was the first drawn to them by a previous discovery of regularity in the direction and dip of the various Strata in the hills around Bath; for it was the nice distinction which those similar rocks required, which led me to the discovery of organic remains peculiar to each Stratum...
My own luck has been curious all my literary life; I could never tell a lie that anybody would doubt, nor a truth that anybody would believe.
From India to South Africa, November 1897. As it appeared in McClure's Magazine.
The more we study Art, the less we care for Nature. What Art really reveals to us is Nature's lack of design, her curious crudities, her extraordinary monotony, her absolutely unfinished condition.
The Decay of Lying (1889)
Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894