31 Days of Favorite Quotes: Intrinsic Wonder

Here are four quotes I wrote down together in my commonplace book – I will let you make your own connections between them. 😉

Where science does not teach a child to wonder and admire it has perhaps no educative value. (Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education)

At the core of all science are insatiable curiosity and deep observation, qualities that lead to the best kind of learning: learning motivated by your intrinsic wonder, hunger to understand, and ability to observe. (John Muir Laws, The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling)

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He who does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. (Albert Einstein, as quoted in The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling)

I wonder what would happen if you put tomato juice in water…That’s science. (My own Mr. L, then aged 5)

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