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Keen Quotes


"The keen spirit seizes the prompt occasion." - Hannah More

"I'm not keen on making predictions." - Andrew Flintoff

"I've never been that keen on Shakespeare." - Joan Collins

"How glowing guilt exalts the keen delight!" - Alexander Pope

"Keen appetite And quick digestion wait on you and yours." - John Dryden

"The wounds invisible that Love's keen arrows make." - William Shakespeare

"Keen at the start, but careless at the end." - Tacitus

"Hatred is keener than friendship, less keen than love." - Luc De Clapiers

"The flash of his keen, blank eyes Forerunning the thunder." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Orthogonality for orthogonality's sake is not something I'm keen on." - Larry Wall

"With a keen eye for details, one truth prevails!" - Gosho Aoyama

"I'm keen to have balance, as much as possible." - Felicity Jones

"There's nothing I'm particularly keen to hide about my humanity." - Tilda Swinton

"I'm not keen on the Internet. I don't trust it." - Amanda Eliasch

"And I think he's been very keen to do that." - Robbie Coltrane

"Philosophy likes to keen common sense on the run." - Mason Cooley

"I'm in my 80s and not a keen television fan." - Nigel Kneale

"The gimmicky thing I'm not very keen on." - Manolo Blahnik

"I was very keen on playing a victim." - Clive Owen

"I was a very keen reader of science fiction." - Terry Pratchett

"I'm not that keen on the idea of being unconscious." - Christopher Hitchens

"Let's Face it, - Sinatra is a king. He's a very sharp operator, a keen record chief, and has a keen appreciation of what the public wants." - Bing Crosby

"Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things." - Thomas Merton

"Science fiction is a genre that no everyone is keen on watching." - Zoe Saldana

"people who understand grammar always have a keen sense of the ridiculous." - Mary Jane Holmes

"You can't do a good job unless you're keen on it yourself." - David Hawkins

"Deeply in love with you, I feel the keen pain of your absence." - Laura Ramirez

"I wanted to be an actor. My parents were not too keen on that." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"To leave this keen encounter of our wits, and fall somewhat into a slower method." - William Shakespeare

"But in the glances of his eye A penetrating keen and sly Expression found its home." - Walter Scott

"Who rises from a feast with that keen appetite that be sits down?" - William Shakespeare

"Experience is a keen knife that hurts while it extracts the cataract that blinds." - J. De Finod

"This must be a real horrorshow film if you're so keen on my viddying it." - Anthony Burgess

"Satire should, like a polished razor keen, Wound with a touch that's scarcely felt or seen." - Mary Wortley Montagu

"The sleep of a sick man has keen eyes. It is a sleep unsleeping." - Sophocles

"I'm not very keen for doves or hawks. I think we need more owls." - George Aiken

"A person who is keen to shake your hand usually has something up his sleeve." - Alec Guinness

"God gave me the stubbornness of a mule and a fairly keen scent." - Albert Einstein

"I'm not keen on history being tampered with... to any extent." - Daniel Day-Lewis

"Sensuality not only debases both body and mind, but dulls the keen edge of pleasure." - Henry Fielding

"Jealousy is a keen observer, but looks for all the wrong signs." - H L Mencken

"I don't want to die but I ain't keen on living either" - Robbie Williams

"I could invent another world. I'm not terribly keen on this one." - Mark Haddon

"My wife has a keen sense of humor. The more I humor her, the better." - Henny Youngman

"The tongues of mocking wenches are as keen As is the razor's edge invisible." - William Shakespeare

"I'm really keen to try things. I love improvisation. It's quite exciting." - Tcheky Karyo

"When our hatred is too keen it places us beneath those we hate." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"We are very keen to see that nobody gets ill-treated or abused." - Thabo Mbeki

"Personally, I'm not very keen on the visualization of absolutely everything." - David Gilmour

"I wasn't a keen taker of speed because I didn't like the comedown from it." - Jonathan Meades

"the fear of God together with a keen eye for the main chance." - Ralph Barton Perry

"The best defence against misguided arrogance is a keen sense of humour." - Kathryn L. Nelson

"There is a budding morrow in midnight; There is a triple sight in blindness keen." - John Keats

"Satire should, like a polished razor keen, Wound with a touch that's scarcely felt or seen." - Mary Wortley Montagu

"The sleep of a sick man has keen eyes. It is a sleep unsleeping." - Sophocles

"out of the mountain of his soul comes a keen pure silence" - E E Cummings

"A keen sense of history is more enlightening than the evening news." - Jeff Davidson

"[Nelson] Mandela was very keen not to be understood as an exceptional person." - Kumi Naidoo

"And finds, with keen, discriminating sight, Black 's not so black, - nor white so very white." - George Canning

"Whoever has a keen eye for profits, is blind in relation to his craft." - Sophocles

"A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes." - Sam Abell

"We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity." - H G Wells

"I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket." - John E Walker

"My husband was actually very keen that I would become a Bond girl." - Judi Dench

"I'm as keen as the next person to preserve the right to free speech." - David Blunkett

"I was keen to stage 'Faust,' although I find Goethe's 'Faust' indigestible." - Simon Mcburney

"I'm always keen to head to where the greatest gravitation pull is tugging me." - Grant-Lee Phillips

"Who riseth from a feast With that keen appetite that he sits down?" - William Shakespeare

"There is a wilder solitude in winter When every sense is pricked alive and keen." - May Sarton

"I'm always keen to head to where the greatest gravitation pull is tugging me." - Grantlee Phillips

"I'm a keen runner, so I try to fit in a half hour every other day." - Olly Murs

"Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs." - Henry Ford

"With The Simpsons you can go back to work with a keen heart." - Joe Strummer

"I was very keen on people like Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Gene Vincent." - Robin Trower

"I have always been a very visual person and a keen observer." - Annie Lennox

"Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion." - John Burroughs

"I was so keen to get back to sea. I was rattled." - Lord Mountbatten

"I am still a keen mountain walker and an enthusiastic glider pilot." - Paul Nurse

"I'm not keen on history being tampered with... to any extent." - Daniel Daylewis

"Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace." - Nelson Mandela

"I'm not very keen on ageing. I'm not keen on the physical decay. I probably am quite vain. I think you want to try and look OK for the benefit of other people." - Jarvis Cocker

"I am keen on helping Indian bowlers but I am not seeking a full-time role. But yes I am really keen on helping out pace bowlers across the world," - Brett Lee

"To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Who knows if the moon's / a balloon, coming out of a keen city / in the sky - filled with pretty people?" - E E Cummings

"That's the worst of doctors. They are so keen about the body, but they don't study the soul at all." - Ethel M. Dell

"Live each day as if it were your last, and you'll develop a keen respect for opportunity." - Napoleon Hill

"There's keen delight in what we have: The rattle of pebbles on the shore Under the receding wave." - William Butler Yeats

"If a man cannot make his point to keen boys in ten minutes, he ought to be shot!" - Robert Baden-Powell

"Our minds are all different and I believe cultivating a keen introspective sensitivity is absolutely essential in discovering our potential." - Joshua Waitzkin

"Many (Christians) have zeal without knowledge, enthusiasm without enlightenment. In more modern jargon, they are keen but clueless." - John Stott

"Live each day as if it were your last, and you"ll develop a keen respect for opportunity." - Napoleon Hill

"Unexplained joy is always so keen that... it seems to hold enough to reconcile one to the inevitable." - Jessie B. Fremont

"Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do." - Edgar F. Roberts

"Cheerful at morn he wakes from short repose, Breathes the keen air, and carols as he goes." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Those edges soonest turn, that are most keen; A sober moderation stands secure, No violent extremes endure." - Aleyn

"Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel, He nursed the pinion, which impell'd the steel." - Lord Byron

"The latter end of a fray, and the beginning of a feast, Fits a dull fighter, and a keen guest." - William Shakespeare

"Andrew Keen was so typically brilliant and entertaining at LeWeb 2007 that we booked him for Le Web 2009." - Loic Le Meur

"I think over there in Montreal they're a bit hardcore with the old homos. They're not that keen on them." - Allen Carr

"The one who obey's God's instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow." - Lysa TerKeurst

"No mistake. I shall regret the absence of your keen mind. Unfortunately it is inseparable from an extremely disturbing body." - Gary Cooper

"Susan Rebecca White has a keen sense for how her characters talk and think. An impressive debut." - Tom Barbash

"I'm keen on making English language movies. English is still the global language and we can't change that." - Bruno Zheng Wu

"The truth is the best brands, like the most interesting people, have a keen sense of self." - David F. D'Alessandro

"I'm not actually a very keen performer. I like putting shows together. I like putting events together." - David Bowie

"Each time we love, We turn a nearer and a broader mark To that keen archer, Sorrow, and he strikes." - Alexander Smith

"Cheerful at morn, he wakes from short repose, Breasts the keen air, and carols as he goes." - Oliver Goldsmith

"For when we rage, advice is often seen By blunting us to make our wits more keen." - William Shakespeare

"My mother married a very good man... and she is not at all keen on my doing the same." - George Bernard Shaw

"Each time we love,We turn a nearer and a broader markTo that keen archer, Sorrow, and he strikes." - Alexander Smith

"Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better." - Winston Churchill

"I'm not too keen on jokes that are one-liners. I want the situation to be funny." - Philippe Falardeau

"I never got married anyway, because I wasn't particularly keen on accepting the responsibility of another person." - Jimmy Savile

"Once again you've put your keen and penetrating mind to the task and as usual come to the wrong conclusion!" - J K Rowling

"Thus also every keen pleasure is an error and an illusion, for no attained wish can give lasting satisfaction." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"My mother married a very good man ... and she is not at all keen on my doing the same." - George Bernard Shaw

"I am a keen observer of my own films; I also try to discover myself through the movies I make." - Imtiaz Ali

"Study the public behavior of top stars and you can detect a keen attentiveness to brand value." - Peter Bart

"I think over there in Montreal they're a bit hardcore with the old homos. They're not that keen on them." - Allan Carr

"I have always been a very keen walker, though, and I often took a camera with me on my walks." - Fay Godwin

"As my blog editor knows all too well, I wasn't all that keen to enter the blogosphere world." - Warren Bennis

"I was so keen to become a comedian that actually doing the comedy itself almost came second." - Jack Dee

"I trained as a designer, so I'm always terribly keen about what I'm going to look like." - Judi Dench

"There are many Israelis who are not keen on Barack Obama - they did not want to see him elected." - Richard Engel

"Neither Elizabeth or I are keen to do a real-life couple on the screen. It's not very electric." - Hugh Grant

"I live with the people I create and it has always made my essential loneliness less keen." - Carson Mccullers

"My background was art school, documentary director and surfer with a keen interest in thrilling acts of life threatening stupidity." - Yahoo Serious

"I was very keen. I was super-eager to please and be good. And I was always kind of bossy." - Emma Watson

"If the script grabs me and appeals to me, I'm really very keen to work on it." - Hugo Weaving

"I guess I'm a very keen observer, and I'd like to think I have a good imagination." - Eric Bana

"For each ecstatic instant We must an anguish pay In keen and quivering ratio To the ecstasy." - Emily Dickinson

"My dog doesn't like dogs, and I kind of get where she's coming from; I'm not too keen on people." - Steve Fowler

"I'm very keen on having true freedom of expression. True freedom of faith. And free practice of religious faith." - Mohammed Morsi

"A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerated the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable." - Billy Graham

"I do not want players who do not have a keen desire to win and do not play hard and aggressively to accomplish that objective." - John Wooden

"... the fishermen of Port Sonas care only for the two things, fishing and women. And there's some that are no' that keen on the fishing." - Naomi Mitchison

"I got very keen on biography because I wanted to change it. I wanted to stretch the form. I think of it as a way of capturing souls." - Ann Wroe

"With grace and a keen appreciation of human nature, Nicholas Thompson has written a revealing, moving history of the Cold War through two fascinating men." - Evan Thomas

"The sport of digging the bait is nearly equal to that of catching the fish, when one's appetite is not too keen." - Henry David Thoreau

"...when the person beside you is making you alert and keen and the idea of being with anyone else is not imaginable..." - Steve Martin

"For most of that time, I've also been a keen gardener, but for many years I failed to make the connection between gardening and science." - Ken Thompson

"I was keen to direct an action film, and when Reliance approached me for the remake of Singham, I saw an opportunity to return to my first love." - Rohit Shetty

"Blunted unto goodness is the heart which anger never stirreth, but that which hatred swelleth, is keen to carve out evil." - Martin Farquhar Tupper

"There is a Reaper, whose name is Death, And, with his sickle keen, He reaps the bearded grain at a breath, And the flowers that grow between." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Thou blossom! bright with autumn dew, And colour's with the heaven's own blue, That openest when the quiet light Succeeds the keen and frosty night." - William Cullen Bryant

"What indulgence does the world extend to those evil-speakers who, under the mask of friendship, stab indiscriminately with the keen, though rusty blade of slander!" - Madame Roland

"For the majority of Americans, collectivist or nationalized economy is morally wrong and therefore unjust. For them, free enterprise meets their keen sense of justice." - Ndabaningi Sithole

"We pass by common objects or persons without noticing them; but the keen eye detects and notes types everywhere and among all classes." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"O, when she's angry, she is keen and shrewd! She was a vixen when she went to school; And though she be but little, she is fierce." - William Shakespeare



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