There is Nothing More Important
If human curiosity isn’t fed then you die inside.
There is nothing more important or more strange than curiosity. Pure curiosity is unique to human beings. When animals snuffle around in bushes it’s because they’re looking for the three other things [our basic drives: food, sex and shelter]. It’s only people, as far as we know, who look up at the stars and wonder what they are. If human curiosity isn’t fed then you die inside.
– John Lloyd, creator of QI