3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge
“For the 3 days, 3 quotes challenge, I’m supposed to post a quote for three consecutive days. In each post, I’m also supposed to nominate three people. Thank you so much, Leanna (@ Short Story Long) for nominating me! Quotes are awesome.”
– A summary of the challenge.
“Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed!”
– C. J. Cherryh
Unlike my other chosen quotes, this quote is not from a book. Instead, it is a quote said by C. J. Cherryh, a writer (whose books I haven’t read… sorry!).
Remember that phrase adults so often use to discourage children from sticking their noses into the “adult’s business”? “Curiosity kills the cat”? I really didn’t like this proverb because I was a rather
nosy inquisitive kid. *Wink*. What I didn’t like about that proverb is how it discouraged curiosity. Is curiosity so bad? I think curiosity is essential to life. It helps us to become more knowledgeable, and curiosity can also help us to acquire new interests, new passions. Curiosity is cool!
That’s also why I really like this quote. Instead of telling people not to be curious, this quote tells people not to be ignorant, which I think is also a really important point. Ignorance prevents us from making well-informed, good decisions. It can harm relationships, cause paranoia… etc. Compared to curiosity, I think that ignorance is much more harmful.
I think the real proverb should be: “Nosiness killed the cat”. 😉
Ashley @ Words we Heart
Audrey @ Forwards and Bookwords