In how many of the most minute and trivial things my curiosity is still daily tempted, and who can keep the tally on how often I succumb?
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions, Book 10, Chapter 35
I've got to hand it to Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis (354-430 AD): for a cannonized saint venerated by an entire phalanx of Christian denominations, he made a lot of confessions! My name is Nathan. I'm inquisitive. And here you'll find my confessions about the most wonderfully minute and trivial things. These are not the things that make my life possible — they are what make it interesting.
Curiosis fabricavit inferos. [He fashioned hell for the inquisitive.]
St. Augustine, Confessions, Book 11, Chapter 12