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Kept Quotes


"When I kept surfing, surfing kept me." - Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz

"I kept my promises." - Scott Walker

"Curiosity must be kept alive." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Audiences have kept me alive." - Judy Garland

"She kept watching the words." - Markus Zusak

"Milk Duds kept me going." - Nora Dunn

"Let your poem be kept nine years." - Horace

"The attention is to be kept pure." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Saints are sinners who kept on going." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Starbucks has kept me in the ministry." - Tommy Barnett

"Bad promises are better broken than kept." - Abraham Lincoln

"Being nervous actually kept me very tense." - Kate Bush

"[Woodrow Wilson] kept us out of war!" - Martin H. Glynn

"I usually kept everybody at arm's distance." - Charles Haley

"Character is much easier kept than recovered." - Thomas Paine

"Nothing happened, and nothing kept happening." - Chuck Palahniuk

"My role models have kept on changing." - Kapil Dev

"My parents kept me very grounded." - Danielle De Niese

"I've never kept a record of anything." - Sean Connery

"I always kept myself fairly fit." - Joel Edgerton

"Music kept me sane between acting jobs." - Chris Carmack

"In those days secrets were well kept." - Stuart Symington

"We just kept hanging in and fighting." - Troy Brown

"I kept getting high to kill my shame at the fact that I kept getting high." - Jerry Stahl

"She kept up her compliments, and I kept up my determination to deserve them or die." - Mark Twain

"It's the music that kept us all intact, kept us from going crazy." - Lou Reed

"More than the Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews." - Ahad Ha'am

"More than Israel has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept Israel." - Ahad Ha'am

"You kept quiet... When these victims wanted your help to survive, you kept quiet." - Paul Kagame

"I've always kept my word, and my clients have always kept their word." - Robert Shapiro

"Keep up and you will be kept up." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"Nigeria is one of the best-kept secrets," - Aliko Dangote

"Rash oaths, whether kept or broken, frequently produce guilt." - Samuel Johnson

"Heresie may be easier kept out, then shooke off." - George Herbert

"Words not kept break more than a promise." - Ron Kaufman

"My dreams kept me trying when I could have quit." - Arthur L. Williams, Jr.

"I have often regretted having spoken, never having kept silent" - Publilius Syrus

"But we believed if we kept on working, if we kept on marching, if we kept on voting, if we kept on believing, we would make America beautiful for everybody." - Al Sharpton

"A man should be upright, not kept upright." - Marcus Aurelius

"His tiredness hurt so much it kept him awake." - Jonathan Franzen

"I'm a little shot that just kept on shooting." - Harvey Mackay

"Community colleges are certainly one of America's best-kept secrets." - Jill Biden

"Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow" - T S Eliot

"I'd learned that some things are best kept secret." - Nicholas Sparks

"I think the wrong things are kept private" - Nan Goldin

"Time kept on and on like the cheapest toilet paper." - Porochista Khakpour

"Time is the best kept secret of the rich." - Jim Rohn

"What the father kept silent the son speaks out." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"We simply have not kept in touch with poetry" - Paul Muldoon

"Stupidity is better kept a secret than displayed." - Heraclitus

"Days I kept busy with fractured angels' client masquerades." - Olga Broumas

"I read assiduously. I kept in touch with my species." - Leonard Michaels

"Those who kept silent yesterday will remain silent tomorrow." - Elie Wiesel

"They kept the lie going, and the people loved it." - Libba Bray

"Pride had kept her running when love had betrayed her." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"Writers speak for those who are kept in silence" - Isabel Allende

"The Supreme Court kept me from my freedom." - Dred Scott

"A promise made must be a promise kept." - Aristotle

"I believe nakedness shouldn't be kept in the dark." - Faye Resnick

"The race of the guardians must be kept pure." - Plato

"My health, thank God, has kept my brain alive." - Don Rickles

"There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept." - Stephen Harper

"Everything kept in our memory has a meaning." - Alex Mero

"He kept him as the apple of his eye." - Bible

"All truths that are kept silent become poisonous." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Art alone has kept her covenant with democracy." - William Stanley Braithwaite

"Denmark nursed that anger and it kept him free." - Orson Scott Card

"She's all dressed up like a well-kept grave." - W C Fields

"Missing her kept him awake more than the coffee." - John Green

"Friends are like money, easier made than kept." - Samuel Butler

"There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept." - Proverbs

"A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages." - Tennessee Williams

"A man kept his character even when he was insane." - Graham Greene

"The visionless officialized fatuityThat once kept Europe safe for Perpetuity." - Siegfried Sassoon

"My pistols, however, I always kept by me." - Jesse James

"I don't have any secrets I need kept any more." - Frank Ocean

"I kept making you cry... didn't I? - Hatori Sohma" - Natsuki Takaya

"Character must be kept bright as well as clean." - Philip Stanhope 4th Earl

"I think I'm a pretty well-kept secret." - R A Salvatore

"From one match to the next, I kept on winning." - Tracy Austin

"I kept going to different colleges, but dropped out." - Spencer Dryden

"A promise made should be a promise kept." - Steve Forbes

"I've kept a diary since I was 11." - Evelyn Glennie

"I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering." - Steven Wright

"I went to a regular school... education kept me sane." - Romeo Miller

"For years I've kept a list of dream projects." - Michael Bolton

"Character must be kept bright as well as clean." - Lord Chesterfield

"Fire that's closest kept burns most of all." - William Shakespeare

"My father kept his distance from working-class American blacks." - Constance Baker Motley

"A man should be upright, not be kept upright." - Marcus Aurelius

"People just loved the sound because I kept it simple." - Dick Dale

"I kept my clothes on. I borrowed money." - Estella Warren

"Sports has kept me on the straight and narrow path." - Tommy Lasorda

"Friendship is like money, easier made than kept." - Samuel Butler

"Promises made out of ignorance should not be kept." - Laura Schlessinger

"We simply have not kept in touch with poetry." - Paul Muldoon

"Golf has probably kept more people sane than psychiatrists have." - Harvey Penick

"In show business, more showgirls are kept than promises." - Fred Allen

"Aristocracy is kept up by family tyranny and injustice." - Thomas Paine

"The world is kept alive only by heretics." - Yevgeny Zamyatin

"Childhood is a promise that is never kept." - Ken Hill

"It kept him alive, he was certain; even more, it kept his darkest of his demons at bay." - Tina St John

"But he kept finding new pockets of shallow inside himself. He kept finding new ways to betray her." - Rainbow Rowell

"Sports kept me off the streets. It kept me from getting into what was going on, the bad stuff." - Michael Vick

"I kept believing that, if I got my innings in, it would come. I just kept believing." - Cole Hamels

"She thinks she's kept me. She would have kept me better if she had let me go now." - Orson Scott Card

"We all have secrets. We've all kept secrets. We've had secrets kept from us, and we know how that feels." - Kim Edwards

"Go to sleep now and rest. Our job is done. You kept your promise, and I kept mine.." - Maggie Osborne

"The bow kept taut will quickly break, kept loosely strung, it will serve you when you need it." - Phaedrus

"A promise kept is trust coming to life. A promise kept is more powerful than a good intention, a thought or any material comfort. A promise kept tells the other person they are valued, respected and loved." - Alex Blackwell

"I didn't marry. I didn't have children. I followed the food supply for jobs. I kept writing at night. And that kept me moving. It kept my life disruptive. It broke up many relationships. Was it worth it? Yes." - Sandra Cisneros

"Big Ben just kept building up. It ended up coming off the field. It kept taking over. Superman kept taking over Clark Kent and you just never saw who Ben Roethlisberger was any more." - Ben Roethlisberger

"We never gave up. We didn't get lost in a sea of despair. We kept the faith. We kept pushing and pulling. We kept marching. And we made some progress." - John Lewis

"He had kept his head, kept his health and his strength, bearing up under a weight of work and worry that only a few could have carried." - David Mccullough

"When the land is cultivated entirely by the spade and no horses are kept, a cow is kept for every three acres of land." - John Stuart Mill

"I went to a high school for the performing arts and I lived and breathed music. It kept me focused; it kept me sane." - Beyonce Knowles

"When the land is cultivated entirely by the spade, and no horses are kept, a cow is kept for every three acres of land." - John Stuart Mill

"I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it; nor kept anything without wishing I had given it away." - Louise Brooks

"I kept my culture. I kept the music of my roots. Through my music I became this voice and image of Africa and the people without even realising," - Miriam Makeba

"I'm glad . . . that Edison didn't give up on the light bulb. That Luther refused to back down. That Michelangelo kept painting. That Lindbergh kept flying." - Charles R Swindoll

"As Agatha Swanburne once said, 'To be kept waiting is unfortunate, but to be kept waiting with nothing interesting to read is a tragedy of Greek proportions." - Maryrose Wood

"I had this strange belief, perhaps naively, that somehow, if I kept working hard, and I kept doing it with integrity, that I would get my chance." - Michael Buble

"It is an essential feature of the just state that the wealthy be kept away from political power and that the politically powerful be kept away from wealth." - Rebecca Goldstein

"I think the notion that we are different just because of skin color, and that we should be kept apart or kept from interbreeding, is very hurtful." - David Oyelowo

"Everyone kept telling me, Just be yourself. Be yourself. I kept thinking, there's got to be more to it than that!" - Tony Danza

"Association with my pupils has kept me young in my work. Criticism of their work has kept my own point of view clear." - William Merritt Chase

"I have kept a reading diary since I was 18. I am jealous of my friend who has kept hers since she was ten." - Diane Setterfield

"I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it; nor kept it without wishing I had given it away." - Louise Brooks

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency." - Douglas Macarthur

"Along the cool sequestered vale of life, They kept the noiseless tenour of their way." - Thomas Gray

"I never agree with Communists or any other kind of kept men." - H L Mencken

"To live by a large river is to be kept in the heart of things." - John Haines

"Prayer time must be kept up as duly as meal-time." - Matthew Henry

"What I spent, I had; What I kept, I lost; What I gave, I have." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours." - Wallace Bruce Matthews Carruthers

"Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept." - Doug Larson

"Arms alone are not enough to keep the peace. It must be kept by men." - John F Kennedy

"Efforts to protect critical computer networks have unfortunately not kept pace with the march of technology." - Jon Kyl

"sometimes you just gotta trust that your secret's been kept long enough." - Anne Cameron

"Our country ... when right, to be kept right. When wrong, to be put right." - Carl Schurz

"Money is the reward for risks taken, value delivered and promises kept." - Robin S. Sharma

"Till the enemy's weakness is known , he should be kept on friendly terms." - Chanakya

"He bought me so many orchids that I looked like a well-kept grave." - Texas Guinan

"I didn't feel anything [frustraiting]. I just kept working 110 or 120 nights a year." - Mose Allison

"His honour rooted in dishonour stood, And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"The lessons I learned in Sunday School have kept me on track" - Denzel Washington

"Be strict with yourself but least reproachful of others and complaint is kept afar." - Confucius

"Dead was the gift that kept on giving. Dead, like diamonds, was forever." - Stephen King

"My life was split by two worlds, but he kept me whole." - Richelle Mead

"Out of some persistent sense of large-scale ruin, we kept inventing hope." - Don Delillo



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