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    Curiosity as a motiver power

    Could someone please comment on the sentence below. I just have a feeling that there is more to it than meets my eye. Am i right, or am I reading to much into it?


    ‘ “I want to look into it myself.”
    ‘ “From the report we’ve heard I am afraid you couldn’t even make a case for reasonable suspicion, sir.”
    ‘ “I’ll go on board all the same.”
    ‘He had made up his mind. Curiosity is the great motive power of hatred and love. What did he expect to find? He could not have told anybody—not even himself.



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    Re: Curiosity as a motiver power

    He didn't know what to expect, but he went aboard out of curiosity. What made him do it ['the motive force'] was curiosity. I don't know why he mentioned love and hate; he might as well have said 'Curiosity is the great motive power of much human activity.'

    Still - what do I know? I'm not a great writer!

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