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James Stephens Quotes and Sayings

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

A woman is a branchy tree and man a singing wind;
and from her branches carelessly he takes what he can find.
- James Stephens

What the heart knows today the head will understand tomorrow.
- James Stephens

Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before,
but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
- James Stephens

 

Finality is death.
Perfection is finality.
Nothing is perfect.
There are lumps in it.
- James Stephens

A sword, a spade, and a thought should never be allowed to rust.
- James Stephens

Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.
- James Stephens

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Men come of age at sixty, women at fifteen.
- James Stephens

You must be fit to give before you can be fit to receive.
- James Stephens

Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads,
and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are
both surrounded by enemies.
- James Stephens

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Curiosity keeps one young - in thought and in action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Eternity:
I am drawn to the wild edge of the ocean of my being
My curiosity unbound, I test the limits
of the limitless and the boundaries of the timeless.
I walk the path - the way - the way of ways -
to the end which is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Satisfaction of one's curiosity
is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
- Linus Pauling

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

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

Never lose a holy curiosity.
- Albert Einstein

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
- Steven Wright

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit.
- Jeremy Taylor

If you're curious, you'll probably be a good journalist
because we follow our curiosity like cats.
- Diane Sawyer

And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit
more curiosity than some,
and went seeking out the original artists,
or in some cases searching up country music.
- Elvis Costello

The curiosity to see the prisoners appears to be unabated.
- Lewis Tappan

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

Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force
and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the
struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world.
- Aaron Klug

There's certainly something very uncomfortable about
the voyeurism involved in being in the press,
being an actor, where people have a seemingly insatiable curiosity about,
you.
- Claire Danes

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
- G. M. Trevelyan

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age,
when the sense of curiosity has withered.
- Graham Greene

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all -
that has been my religion.
- John Burroughs

A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher;
but he who goes from country to country,
guided by the blind impulse of curiosity,
is a vagabond.
- Oliver Goldsmith

I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience
but by rampant curiosity.
- Jonathan Miller

I have an inate curiosity about people.
- Martin Bashir

Curiosity is the lust of the mind.
- Thomas Hobbes

Newspapers always excite curiosity.
No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.
- Charles Lamb

We are driven by the usual insatiable curiosity of the scientist,
and our work is a delightful game.
- Murray Gell-Mann

I have never read for entertainment,
but rather for understanding and to satisfy my eager curiosity.
- Bryant H. McGill

The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity,
a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
- E. M. Forster

Each story we approach in the same way,
with curiosity and interest and determination to get behind the image.
- Martin Bashir

These are the sort of things that push you on in music -
the curiosity,
a passion for new ideas.
- Elvis Costello

What we want to tell, we wish our friend to have curiosity to hear.
- Samuel Richardson

When you meet people, show real appreciation,
then genuine curiosity.
- Martha Beck

Oprah has this intense curiosity that I haven't found with any interviewer.
- Genevieve Gorder

I write as a way of keeping myself going.
You build your life around writing, and it's what gets you through.
So it's partly just curiosity to see what you can do.
- Robert Morgan

Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity,
and my flesh begins crawling with suspense.
- Fawn M. Brodie

Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating
of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
- Clarence Day

Research is formalized curiosity.
It is poking and prying with a purpose.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Curiosity doesn't matter any more.
These days people don't want to be transported to emotional
territories where they don't know how to react.
- Hector Babenko

My curiosity sustains me for the period of the shoot.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

So curiosity, I think, is a really important aspect
of staying young or youthful.
- Goldie Hawn

One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
- William Lyon Phelps

Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity
can be drawn out by indifference.
- Sydney J. Harris

The young generation has a different curiosity that is more visual.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor,
for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams,
the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
- Aldous Huxley

Curiosity is as much the parent of attention,
as attention is of memory.
- Richard Whately

Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting
objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
- Daniel Boone

I would have thought he would be there out of just plain curiosity.
It was incredible that he was missing.
- James Kirkwood

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind,
is curiosity.
- Edmund Burke

I came together with younger musicians and tried to
pass on my own experiences.
In the process, I always tried to maintain my curiosity and spontaneity.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Basically, I have been compelled by curiosity.
- Mary Leakey

Love is three quarters curiosity.
- Giacomo Casanova

In a house where there are small children the bathroom
soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop.
- Robert Benchley

I think it was this curiosity about the natural world
which awoke my early interest in science.
- Paul Nurse


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