Why should you get curious? Well, the short answer is that curiosity makes life more interesting. Curiosity also provides important information and clues in one’s life. I have always been a curious person and I have always asked a lot of questions. In fact, my curiosity has led me on an adventure with a project that I have been working on for nearly four years, which I am getting close to finishing! Some of my best ideas have come from places where I was willing to get more curious. Curiosity and creativity are inherently linked. At the very least, your curiosity may surprise you.
Below are some of my favorite quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert concerning the pursuit of curiosity.
“The trick is to just follow your small moments of curiosity. It doesn’t take a massive effort. Just turn your head an inch. Pause for an instant. Respond to what has caught your attention. Look into it a bit. Is there something there for you? A piece of information?”
“Passion is a tower of flame, but curiosity is a tiny tap on the shoulder — a little whisper in the ear that says, ‘Hey, that’s kind of interesting…'”
“I believe that curiosity is the secret. Curiosity is the truth and the way of creative living. Curiosity is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end.”
“It’s a clue. It might seem like nothing, but its a clue. Follow that clue. Trust it. See where curiosity will lead you next. Then follow the next clue, and the next, and the next. . .Following that scavenger hunt of curiosity can lead you to amazing, unexpected places.”
“For me, a lifetime devoted to creativity is nothing but a scavenger hunt — where each successive clue is another tiny little hit of curiosity. Pick each one up, unfold it, see where it leads you next. Small steps. Keep doing that, and I promise you: The curiosity will eventually lead you to the passion.”