An excerpt from The Golden Fountain, by Lilian Staveley
Fear curiosity. Fear it more than sin. Curiosity is the root, and sin the flower. This is one of the reasons why we should never seek God merely with the intelligence: to do so is to seek Him, in part at least, with curiosity.
God will not be peeped upon by a curious humanity. The indulgence in curiosity would of itself explain the whole downfall, so called, of man.
The Soul is the Prodigal. Curiosity to know led her away from the high heavens. Love is her only way of return.
Curiosity is the mother of all infidelity, whether of the spirit or of the body.