Quotes About Wondering, Inspiration & Curiosity

The following collection of quotes about wondering and curiosity help to remind us of the importance of wonder in life.

Wonder and curiosity helps us find new and creative solutions to problems, gain knowledge, allows us to gain perspective and keeps things interesting.

It can inspire us to think about the world in a different way and encourages us to explore ideas we may not have otherwise thought of.

Without curiosity and wonder, life would be so much duller. We wouldn’t have the chance to discover anything new or to push ourselves to think outside of our comfort zone. It can help us gain a deeper understanding of the world around us and open up doors that we may never have considered before. 


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Quotes About Wondering


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

quote on wondering albert einstein



“Wonder is the desire for knowledge.” Thomas Aquinas



“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” Plutarch


PLutarch quote on wondering in life


“Wisdom begins in wonder.” Socrates


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


e.e.cummings quote on wonder


“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” W.B. Yeats


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


“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” Stephen Hawking


“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“For this feeling of wonder shows that you are a philosopher, since wonder is the only beginning of philosophy.” Plato


“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“It may be that we’re not seeing the wonder in life because all we’re doing is wondering how we’re going to survive life.” Craig D. Lounsbrough


“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” Socrates


“This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way. I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, ‘aw shit, he’s up!” Steve Maraboli


“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



“To see a World in a Grain of Sand

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand

And Eternity in an hour.” William Blake


“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” Edgar Allan Poe


Wonder & Curiosity Quotes


“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.” Albert Einstein


“The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing.” Jim Rohn


“Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude… Don’t complain; just work harder… Never give up.” Randy Pausch


“Crazy people don’t sit around wondering if they’re nuts.” Jake Gyllenhaal


“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” Emerson


“To be more childlike, you don’t have to give up being an adult. The fully integrated person is capable of being both an adult and a child simultaneously. Recapture the childlike feelings of wide-eyed excitement, spontaneous appreciation, cutting loose, and being full of awe and wonder at this magnificent universe.” Wayne Dyer


“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


Wondering About Life Quotes


“You see, the what ifs are as boundless as the stars.” Sally Gardner


“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.” Victoria Moran


“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” Franz Kafka


“Looking back and wondering if it could have worked eventually hurts more than trying and failing.” Dominic Riccitello


“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.” David Attenborough


“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” Charlie Chaplin


“We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.” Ray Bradbury


“You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.” Nate Berkus


“O, wonder!

How many goodly creatures are there here!

How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,

That has such people in’t!” William Shakespeare


“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


“When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life that was lost a long time ago when humanity, instead of using thought, became possessed by thought.” Eckhart Tolle


“There are three kinds of people in this world: people who make it happen, people who watch what happens, and people who wonder what happened.” Tommy Lasorda


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