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Keeper Quotes


"Don't visualize beating the keeper, visualize destroying the keeper." - Steven Gerrard

"Am I my brother's keeper?" - William Tyndale

"Everyone is the keeper of a dream" - Oprah Winfrey

"Boldness is an ill-keeper of promise." - Francis Bacon

"If she drinks beer, she's a keeper." - Granger Smith

"I am not my sister's keeper. I am my sister." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Hatred is internal calamity that destroys the keeper" - Aftab Alam

"The keeper was unsighted - he still didn't see it." - Ron Atkinson

"A ten-foot keeper really should have stopped that." - Ron Atkinson

"Traditionally I'm not a very good secret-keeper." - Laura Fraser

"There is always a chance that he who sets himself up as his brother's keeper will end up by being his jail-keeper." - Eric Hoffer

"A Shop-Keeper will never get the more Custom by beating his Customers; and what is true of a Shop-keeper, is true of a Shop-keeping Nation." - Josiah Tucker

"In my household, a Trapper-Keeper was too expensive - we had plain old three-ring notebooks - and I always wanted a Trapper-Keeper." - Maggie Carey

"You can't tell a doper well under control from a vegetarian book-keeper." - Raymond Chandler

"I don't think I would have minded you being the keeper of my secrets." - Gabrielle Zevin

"The future is the keeper of the memories of the past" - Mario

"And thus did an Assistant Pig-Keeper become High King of Prydain." - Lloyd Alexander

"If you don't mind me saying, Mr. Hale. She's a keeper." He pointed in Kat's direction." - Ally Carter

"I am my brother's keeper, and he's sleeping pretty rough these days." - Archbishop Derek Worlock

"The truly wise man should have no keeper of his secret but himself." - Francois Guizot

"I am Devlin, brother and advisor to the High Queen, assassin, and keeper of order." - Melissa Marr

"And this is our time-keeper, with a passion for percussion" - Leonard Cohen

"A fat house-keeper makes leane Executors. [A fat housekeeper makes lean executors.]" - George Herbert

"If you ask, "Am I my brother's keeper?" The answer is, "You are." - William Randolph Hearst

"You are your child's keeper until she's mature enough to keep herself." - Laura Ramirez

"A quiz: If I am my brother's keeper, who am I? (Answer: me.)" - Jack Handey

"Ruben V is the keeper of the flame of the San Antonio vibe" - Joe King

"We are our brothers keeper. Its going to be up to all of us." - Paula Deen

"And what is true of a shop-keeper is true of a shop-keeping nation." - Josiah Tucker

"I am the black crow king, Keeper of the forgotten corn, The King!" - Nick Cave

"The goal stands up, the keeper Stands up to keep the goal." - A E Housman

"No matter what has happened, you're not a pig-boy; you're an Assistant Pig Keeper!" - Lloyd Alexander

"If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner." - Marlon Brando

"Make no friendship with an elephant keeper If you have no room to entertain an elephant" - Saadi

"The court is really the keeper of the conscience, and the conscience is the Constitution." - William O Douglas

"I'm bad with numbers. My husband is the keeper of the records." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"Then do you mean that I have got to go on catching these damned two-and-a-half pounders at this corner forever and ever? The keeper nodded. Hell! said Mr. Castwell. Yes , said his keeper." - G. E. M. Skues

"Clouseau: Does yer dewg bite? Inn Keeper: No Clouseau: Nice Doggy (bends down to pet a dachshund - it snarls and bites him) I thought you said yer dewg did not bite! Inn Keeper: Zat . . . iz not my dog!" - Peter Sellers

"You have to take care of yourself, your body, your mind, take care of your soul-be your own keeper." - Jennifer Lopez

"My feeling toward the animal is that he is our younger brother, and that we are our brother's keeper." - Mary Johnston

"It's not nice going into the supermarket and the woman at the till is thinking: 'Dodgy keeper'." - David James

"This is the new politics. Personal responsibility. Not leaving it to others. I am my planet's keeper." - Hilary Benn

"My feeling toward the animal is that he is our younger brother, and that we are our brothers keeper." - Mary Johnston

"Let me introduce myself. My name is, uh, Kangaroo... Kangaroo - Captain Kangaroo... I'm the keeper here of the Treasure House." - Bob Keeshan

"Am I my brother's keeper? Yes. Interestingly, in my case, I share that honor with the Prospect Park Zoo." - Woody Allen

"I would like to think I'm a good secret-keeper, when it comes to friends. I'm quite loyal like that." - Karen Gillan

"I've made plenty of mistakes as a keeper, that's for sure. I'll make plenty more before I'm through." - Tim Howard

"We are commanded to seek out those who are lost. We are to be our brother's keeper." - Joseph B Wirthlin

""Am I my brother's keeper?" There you have the whole Biblical understanding that you are your brother's keeper. You also have a whole other understanding in which you are not your brother's keeper. And I've heard some extremely bright people take this position." - Elie Wiesel

"With the right alignment, everything you want makes its way into your experience. You are the keeper of your own gate." - Esther Hicks

"The quizzical expression of the monkey at the zoo comes from his wondering whether he is his brother's keeper, or his keeper's brother." - Evan Esar

"In every generation there is a vault-keeper, one who guards the links fiercely and knows they are more precious than rubies." - Dani Shapiro

"Our Lord holds the keys to the doors of Christian service. You don't have to chase 'key men' around if you know the Keeper of the keys!" - Vance Havner

"What you burnt, broke, and tore is still in my hands. I am the keeper of fragile things and I have kept of you what is indissoluble." - Anais Nin

"We are not our brother's keeper we are our brother and we are our sister. We must look past complexion and see community." - Maya Angelou

"Memory is not just the imprint of the past time upon us; it is the keeper of what is meaningful for our deepest hopes and fears." - Rollo May

"The Father is truly the only Promise Maker who is in earnest a Promise Keeper. A promise from God is a promise kept." - Sheila Walsh

"The oppressed must never allow the conscience of the oppressor to slumber. Religion reminds every man that he is his brother's keeper." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I can't hate people that much. Don't get me wrong. I want to murder every last Keeper I can find. But that's not hate. That's vengeance." - Ilona Andrews


"We are not our brother's keeper we are our brother and we are our sister. We must look past complexion and see community." - Maya Angelou

"...the thing with brothers is, you're supposed to take turns being the keeper. Sometimes you get to sit down and be the brother who is kept." - Orson Scott Card

"I am a Teacher. I am the keeper of mysteries. You seek knowledge and power, Truth, Light, and happiness. I am happy to aid you in your search." - Frederick Lenz

"Being President is a little like being the grounds-keeper at a cemetery: there's plenty of people below you but no one's listening." - William J Clinton

"If I am never to have you again after this night, this moment, you will remain the wife of my soul. Keeper of my heart." - Penelope Williamson

"I am my brother's keeper, says the chickenshit liberal. Perhaps he does not realize that he now has more than 2 1/2 billion brothers." - Edward Abbey

"If I were hungry and friendless today, I would rather take my chances with a saloon-keeper than with the average preacher." - Eugene V Debs

"I know about the rules but this should not be a red card for the keeper. Arsenal was punished enough with the penalty." - Manuel Neuer

"Although I may not be my brother's keeper, I am my brother's brother, and 'because I have been given much, I too must give.'" - Jeffrey R. Holland

"A historian may be an artist too, and a novelist is a historian, the preserver, the keeper, the expounder, of human experience." - Joseph Conrad

"Everyone knows if you're going to take weed to school, you put it in your trapper keeper to keep it fresh." - Chelsea Handler

"This body is yours. It is your home. The keeper of your soul. The resting place of your spirit. No one can ever take that away." - Susane Colasanti

"My shooting technique is so poor that if someday I score from outside the box, the keeper has to be banned from football." - Dada Maravilha

"There is a place in the net where the keeper cannot reach the ball. The problem is the pressure you feel in a penalty shootout." - Jurgen Klopp

"Because he is a special kind of keeper. A suzerain rules even where there are other rulers. His authority countermands local judgments. -The judge." - Cormac Mccarthy

"A sibling may be the keeper of one's identity, the only person with the keys to one's unfettered, more fundamental self." - Marian Sandmaier

"I would like a bat with the words WHAT A ROTTEN WICKET-KEEPER stamped in large letters on the back of it." - Herbert Farjeon

"We're either going to be driven to a whole new sense of radical interdependence where we are, in the Bible's words, our neighbor's keeper, or destroy ourselves." - John Shelby Spong

"The trickster, the riddler, the keeper of balance, he of the many faces who finds life in death and who fears no evil; he who walks through doors." - Christopher Paolini

"I applaud President Obama for launching his 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative that is aimed to empower our youth to achieve success." - Charles B Rangel

"I'm the keeper of the flame for Whitney Houston. She was the greatest... and I don't want the world to forget that." - Clive Davis

"But I think a song that is really emotionally packed, with a great melody that just will soar, that's the keeper." - Reba Mcentire

"For me, a writer should be more like a lighthouse keeper, just out there by himself. He shouldn't get his ideas from other people all around him." - Robert M Pirsig

"I've always been a journal-keeper. I've always tried to write about how I'm experiencing life, and my feelings and thoughts." - Sue Monk Kidd

"America's not just [about] looking out for yourself, it's not just about greed, it's not just about trying to climb to the very top and keep everybody else down. ... Hard work, that's a value. Looking out for one another, that's a value. The idea that we're all in it together and [that] I'm my brother's keeper and [my] sister's keeper, that's a value." - Barack Obama

"There is a growing threat to the environment, to the vegetation, animals, water and air. Sacred Scripture hands us the image of Cain who rejects his responsibility: 'Am I my brother's keeper?' The Bible shows the human person as his brother's keeper and the guardian of creation which has been entrusted to him." - Pope John Paul Ii

"It is that fundamental belief, it is that fundamental belief, I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper that makes this country work. It's what allows us to pursue our individual dreams and yet still come together as one American family. E pluribus unum. Out of many, one." - Barack Obama

"The idea that we are our brother's keeper and our sister's keeper. That we should treat others as we would want to be treated. And that we care for the sick... feed the hungry... and welcome the stranger... no matter where they come from, or how they practice their faith." - Michelle Obama

"It is that fundamental belief, it is that fundamental belief, I am my brother's keeper, I am my sister's keeper that makes this country work. It's what allows us to pursue our individual dreams and yet still come together as one American family. E pluribus unum. Out of many, one." - Barack Obama

"All life is interrelated. The agony of the poor impoverishes the rich; the betterment of the poor enriches the rich. We are inevitably our brother's keeper because we are our brother's brother. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Pay attention to the hungry, both in this country and around the world. Pay attention to the poor. Pay attention to our responsibilities for world peace. We are our brother's keeper..." - George Mcgovern

"Jax Cassidy is a brilliant new voice in contemporary fiction. Full of heat, seduction, and romance, her winning characters are sure to capture your heart and find a place on your keeper shelf." - Gemma Halliday

"Probably they had good reason for omitting it. A profane mind might make a jest of an apostle half seas over, and ridicule an apostolic gate-keeper who couldn't keep his head above water." - Charles Bradlaugh

"Wrath clapped his brother on the shoulder. On the whole, though, the SOB was a total keeper. "Forgiven, forgotten." "Feel free to hammer me anytime." "Believe me, I do." - J.R. Ward

"Somebody has to keep score and I decided I was going to do it. I'm a born score-keeper and I realize, like an umpire, that my decisions may cause distress." - Gore Vidal

"Today we know that World War II began not in 1939 or 1941 but in the 1920's and 1930's when those who should have known better persuaded themselves that they were not their brother's keeper." - Hubert Humphrey

"He called her: mother of pearl, barley woman, rice provider, millet basket, corn maid, flax princess, all-maker, weef She called him: fawn, roebuck, stag, courage, thunderman, all-in-green, mountain strider, keeper of forests, my-love-rides" - Judy Grahn

"She has given birth to vagabonds. She is the keeper of all these names and numbers now, numbers she once knew by heart, numbers and addresses her children no longer remember." - Jhumpa Lahiri

"In Nevada, for a time, the lawyer, the editor, the banker, the chief desperado, the chief gambler, and the saloon-keeper occupied the same level of society, and it was the highest." - Mark Twain

"Jordan could' keep the smile off her face. "Yeah, I like this guy. He rescued me from a crazed man with a gun, he makes me laugh, and he calls his mother Ma. I"d say he's a keeper." - Julie James

"The prison keeper choose an inopportune time to look around the doorway into the cell. He and the king locked gazes, and the king's eyes narrowed while the prison keeper's widened." - Megan Whalen Turner

"I can't think of anyone I've mistreated. I've always thought that I am my brother's keeper. And I believe there's a 'great spirit' that takes care of all of us." - B B King

"Long ago Apollo called to Aristaeus, youngest of the shepherds, Saying, "I will make you keeper of my bees." Golden were the hives, and golden was the honey; golden, too, the music, Where the honey-makers hummed among the trees." - Henry Van Dyke

"Democracy, in its best state, is but the politics of Bedlam; while kept chained, its thoughts are frantic, but when it breaks loose, it kills the keeper, fires the building, and perishes." - Fisher Ames

"If a girl understands your BS, sticks with you through your mistakes, smiles even when you've done nothing for her, it's obvious she's a keeper. But it's also obvious you don't deserve her." - Lil Wayne

"To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful ." - Thomas A Edison

"I believe that everyone is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers." - Oprah Winfrey

"Jordan couldn't keep the smile off her face. "Yeah, I like this guy. He rescued me from a crazed man with a gun, he makes me laugh, and he calls his mother Ma. I'd say he's a keeper." - Julie James

"Jesus, I don't want to be a secret keeper with my faith. I want to be a bold and gracious truth proclaimer. For You. With You. Because of You. Me, the unwanted girl whom You loved, redeemed and wanted." - Lysa TerKeurst

"American life is builded ... upon that fundamental philosophy announced by the Savior nineteen centuries ago ... [It] can not survive with the defense of Cain, "Am I my brother's keeper?" - Herbert Hoover

"I think that every enduring story that has expressions over multiple periods, that role of being the keeper of the integrity of the vision is a very important role." - Christopher Meledandri

"I believe that everyone is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers." - Oprah Winfrey

"My interpretation is different. God asks Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" [Genesis 4:9] And Cain answers "Lo yadati, "I don't know" or "I didn't know." Then comes a period, followed by "Am I my brother's keeper?"" - Elie Wiesel

"Then he rose and began to pace the room in an overwrought sort of way, like a zoo lion who has heard the dinner-gong go and is hoping the keeper won't forget him in the general distribution." - P G Wodehouse

"I believe that [everyone] is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers." - Oprah Winfrey

"What the Journal posits is not the tragic question, the Madman's question: Who am I?, but the comic question, the Bewildered Man's question: Am I? A comic -a comedian, that's what the Journal keeper is." - Roland Barthes

"Before Midnight is one of the years best movies. Full to the brim with humor, heartbreak, and ravishing romance. Richard Linklater directs with ardor and artistry. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy shine brilliantly. Heads up, Oscar. This ones a keeper." - Peter Travers

"I heard the South African 'keeper had been killed and I thought it was probably one of their former goalkeepers, but when I confirmed it was Senzo Meyiwa, I was shattered." - Stephen Keshi

"The university is the archive of the Western mind, it's the keeper of the Western culture, ... the guardian of our heritage, the teacher of our teachers, ... the dwelling place of the free mind." - Adlai E Stevenson

"A crown is a pitiless master, harsher than the staff of a pig-keeper; while a staff bears up, a crown weighs down, beyond the strength of any man to wear it lightly." - Lloyd Alexander

"Today we know that World War II began not in 1939 or 1941 but in the 1920's and 1930's when those who should have known better persuaded themselves that they were not their brother's keeper." - Hubert H Humphrey

"And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn." - William Gurnall

"I think that every enduring story that has expressions over multiple periods, that role of being the keeper of the integrity of the vision is a very important role." - Chris Meledandri

"The keeper of the keys was one of the most important roles a household servant could hold (Mark 13:32-34). A higher official held the keys in a royal kingdom (Is 22:22) and in God's house, the temple." - Craig S. Keener

"Thousands of years ago the question was asked; 'Am I my brother's keeper?' That question has never yet been answered in a way that is satisfactory to civilized society." - Eugene V Debs

"My wife and I, we started a foundation about companion animal rescue, but there's a group called Performing Animal Welfare Society just outside of Sacramento... and they offered me a job as an elephant keeper." - Tony La Russa

"While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure." - Bryant H Mcgill

"I'd like to be remembered as a keeper of the flame who kept traditional music alive, because I've been doing that twice as long as I was in the Byrds." - Roger Mcguinn

"In too many communities, too many young men of color are left behind and seen only as objects of fear. Through initiatives like My Brother's Keeper, I'm personally committed to changing both perception and reality." - Barack Obama

"Our government should work for us, not against us. It should help us, not hurt us. It should ensure opportunity not just for those with the most money and influence, but for every American who's willing to work. That's the promise of America - the idea that we are responsible for ourselves, but that we also rise or fall as one nation; the fundamental belief that I am my brother's keeper; I am my sister's keeper." - Barack Obama

"Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality but by the higher duty I owe myself. What would you think me if I were capable of seating myself at a table and gorging myself with food and saw about me the children of my fellow beings starving to death." - Eugene V Debs

"We are warned by the Word both of our duty, our danger, and our remedy. On the sea of life there would be many more wrecks if it were not for the divine storm-signals which give to the watchful a timely warning. The Bible should be our Mentor, our Monitor, our Memento Mori, our Remembrancer, and the Keeper of our Conscience." - Charles Spurgeon

"If you want to take the meaning of the word integrity and reduce it to its simplest terms, you'd conclude that a man of integrity is a promise keeper. When he gives you his word. You can take it to the bank. His word is good." - Bill Mccartney

"Keep your words. This pain is no life." "You only feel pain because you're alive, boy!" the keeper thundered. "This is the mystery of it. Life is lived on the ragged edge of the cliff. Fall off and you might die, but run from it and you are already dead!" - Ted Dekker

"Every day life is being conceived somewhere. Every day someone is carrying a child. Every day someone is giving birth to a child. Every day children are coming under the influences of the world. So all these events we can pray for daily. And we can be a Keeper of the Flame with the Maha Chohan" - Elizabeth Clare Prophet

"We cannot abdicate our conscience to an organization, nor to a government. 'Am I my brother's keeper?' Most certainly I am! I cannot escape my responsibility by saying the State will do all that is necessary. It is a tragedy that nowadays so many think and feel otherwise." - Albert Schweitzer

"Hate. Huh. He'd never hated himself. If anything, he'd always liked himself a little too much. Once, a human female had even accused him of picturing his own face while he climaxed. He hadn't denied it, either, and next time he'd slept with her, he'd made sure to scream, "Strider" at the pivotal moment." -Strider, keeper of the demon of Defeat-" - Gena Showalter

"Love in a shower safe shelter took, In a rosy bower beside a brook, And winked and nodded with conscious pride To his votaries drenched on the other side. Come hither, sweet maids, there's a bridge below, The toll-keeper, Hymen, will let you through. Come over the stream to me." - Robert Bloomfield

"We have reached the time in the life of the planet, and humanity's demand upon it, when every fisherman will have to be a river-keeper, a steward of marine shallows, a watchman on the high seas. We are beyond having to put back what we have taken out. We must put back more than we take out." - Thomas McGuane

"Now, revealing that you're a keeper is no guarantee that this guy won't just walk away. Some men really are just sport fishing and have no intention of doing anything more than throwing back the women they bed. If this is the cae with this man, then let him walk-what do you care? He's not the guy you're looking for." - Steve Harvey

"I am the voice of the voiceless; Through me the dumb shall speak. Till the deaf world's ears be made to hear. The wrongs of the wordless weak. And I am my brothers keeper, And I will fight his fights; And speak the words for beast and bird. Till the world shall set things right." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"But I think half the battle is figuring out what works for you, and I am much better at being a mother than I ever would have been as a lawyer. I sometimes wonder if it is just me, or if there are other women who figure out where they are supposed to be by going nowhere." - My Sister's Keeper" - Jodi Picoult

"And so it is to the printing press-to the recorder of mans deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news- that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent." - John F Kennedy

"Under normal circumstances, if the centerpiece of a president's campaign is helping the disadvantaged and we are our brother's keeper, the idea that this same guy has an actual brother living in third-world poverty without any help from Obama, this would have been on the cover of 'The New York Times.' But none of them are touching it." - Dinesh D'Souza

"... a blown-out tube ripped some of the grind from the amplifier, throwing us into a momentary tizzy. The unusual sound led me to play unusually, and the recorded take turned out to be a keeper. Insriration can come from the most unlikely places ... keep your head on and your ears open..." - Billy Gibbons

"Avarice begets more vices than Priam did children and like Priam survives them all. It starves its keeper to surfeit those who wish him dead, and makes him submit to more mortifications to lose heaven than the martyr undergoes to gain it." - Charles Caleb Colton

"As soon as a free kick is given and it's anywhere near the box, I get excited. I don't really concentrate what side the keeper is on, because I always think that if I catch it as well as I can, then I can beat him whichever way he goes." - David Beckham

"Reading is the gateway to so many things that helps makes it possible for seven billion people to live together on one planet. Literature is the great extra-somatic keeper of our knowledge of what it is to be human. Reading elevates us. We read to be our best selves." - Nicola Griffith

"Now when an American has an idea, he directly seeks a second American to share it. If there be three, they elect a president and two secretaries. Given four, they name a keeper of records, and the office is ready for work; five, they convene a general meeting, and the club is fully constituted." - Jules Verne

"But our society - unlike most in the world - presupposes that freedom and liberty are in a frame of reference that makes the individual, not government, the keeper of his tastes, beliefs, and ideas; that is the philosophy of the First Amendment; and it is this article of faith that sets us apart from most nations in the world." - William O Douglas



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