A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 04, 2018
“Be curious, not cool”

"Be curious, not cool” is a saying that has been printed on several images.

American filmmaker Ken Burns said in his commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis on May 15, 2015:

“Be curious, not cool. Remember, insecurity makes liars of us all.”

Burns said in his commencement address at Stanford University on June 12, 2016:

“Be curious, not cool. Feed your soul, too. Every day. Remember, insecurity makes liars of us all. Not just presidential candidates.”


Wikipedia: Ken Burns
Kenneth Lauren Burns (born July 29, 1953) is an American filmmaker, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs in documentary films. His widely known documentary series include The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), Jazz (2001), The War (2007), The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (2009), Prohibition (2011), The Roosevelts (2014), and The Vietnam War (2017).

The Source (Washington University in St. Louis)
Ken Burns’ 2015 Commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis
May 15, 2015
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Be curious, not cool.

Remember, insecurity makes liars of us all.

Twitter
Teresa Lane
@teresaalane
“Replace cynicism with its old-fashioned cousin skepticism...Be curious, not cool.” @KenBurns #WUSTL15
10:36 AM - 15 May 2015

Twitter
Student Life at MCC
@LEADatMCC
“Be curious, not cool.” -Ken Burns Washington University commencement address.
1:15 PM - 18 May 2015

Stanford University
JUNE 12, 2016
Prepared text of the 2016 Stanford Commencement address by Ken Burns
Following is the text of the address by Ken Burns, historical documentary filmmaker, as prepared for delivery at Stanford University’s 125th Commencement on June 12, 2016.

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Be curious, not cool. Feed your soul, too. Every day.

Remember, insecurity makes liars of us all. Not just presidential candidates.

Twitter
Elena Kadvany
@ekadvany
Burns offers advice to grads: “Be curious, not cool. Feed your soul every day. Don’t confuse success with excellence.” #Stanford16
2:12 PM - 12 Jun 2016 from Palo Alto, CA

Twitter
Rachel Rizzo
@RachelRizzo
.@kenburns says at Stanford: “Be 4 something. Be curious, not cool. Feed ur soul, too. Everyday. Remember, insecurity makes liars of us all”
9:02 AM - 13 Jun 2016

Twitter
Teacher
@riseandreflect
Be for something. Be curious, not cool ~Ken Burns #teach #education #leadership #Curious #MondayMotivaton #summer2017
8:04 AM - 19 Jun 2017

Google Books
Title Be Curious, Not Cool.: Blank Lined Journal Notepad for Kids, Boys, Girls, Students, Teachers and for Work; Great Gift.
Author Jeremy Duncan
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018
ISBN 1724910272, 9781724910271
Length 110 pages

Twitter
Joel The Peacock
@JoelThePeacock
“Be curious. Not cool.”
#backtoschool2018
11:11 PM - 15 Aug 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 • Permalink