Top 10 Quotes on Creativity, Curiosity and Innovation

By Sam Horn
Published on: July 30, 2021

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“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 would be curiosity.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

One of the most useful gifts we can give anyone is curiosity. Curiosity means we care. It means we’re attentive, connected, in love with ideas, life and potential.

I’ve collected some of my favorite quotes about creativity and curiosity and share them here. Hope they spark your interest and remind you to look around and give the world and the people in it the appreciative attention and eyebrows-up interest they deserve.

  1. “If there were a rehab for curiosity; I’d be in it.” – CBS news anchor Diane Sawyer
  2. “Think left, and think right, and think low, and think high; Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try. ” – Dr. Seuss
  3. “Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.” – Alistair Cooke
  4. “Curiosity doesn’t kill the cat; it kills the competition.” – Sam Walton
  5. “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and trying new things, because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney
  6. “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Dorothy Parker
  7. “The constant happiness is curiosity.” – Alice Munro
  8. “Be curious, not judgmental.” –Walt Whitman
  9. “I am neither clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.” – Albert Einstein
  10. “Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

YES to passing along creativity and curiosity. And feel free to pass along these quotes to anyone who might appreciate a curiosity-creativity boost.


Sam Horn

Sam Horn

Sam is the founder and CEO at The Intrigue Agency and author of Got Your Attention? Her keynote addresses receive raves from Intel, Cisco, NASA, Accenture, Boeing, Capital One, and its why her work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, INC, and Fast Company.

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