Authors that match 'keen'.

Sam Keen American Author (-)
Monica Keena American Actress (1979-)
Maynard James Keenan American Musician (1964-)
David Keene (-)
Catherine Keener American Actress (1960-)
Barnaby C. Keeney American Educator (-)
Keenen Ivory Wayans American Comedian (1958-)

Quotations that match 'keen'.

There can be no possible question that cold is felt much more keenly in the thin air of nineteen thousand feet than it is below. Hudson Stuck
[ Air Below Cold Feet Felt Keenly More Much Nineteen Possible Question Than Thin Thousand]
Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs. Henry Ford
[ Always Away Business Competition Costs Cutting Edge Keen Shaving]
We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names. Marcus Tullius Cicero
[ Better Books Contempt Desire Even Glory Inscribe Inspired Keen Man More Motivated Names Philosophers Praise Their Themselves Those Very Which Write]
In another situation, and in an active station in life, I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding of an order would have never come into my head. Adam Weishaupt
[ Active Another Been Come Founding Head Into Keenly Life Never Occupied Order Should Situation Station Would]
They were keen for me still to play the piano, which I was going to, but 45 minutes of piano would be extremely boring. I like a bit of light and shade. Keith Emerson
[ Bit Boring Extremely Going Keen Light Minutes Piano Play Shade Still Were Which Would]
We're not keen on the idea of the story sharing its valence with the reader. But the reader's own life "outside" the story changes the story. David Foster Wallace
[ Changes Idea Keen Life Outside Own Reader Sharing Story]
The papers reveal that in several key abortion cases, justices were keenly interested in the perceived public reaction to their rulings - indicating that courts can be influenced by public sentiment. Lee Greenwood
[ Abortion Cases Courts Indicating Influenced Interested Justices Keenly Key Papers Perceived Public Reaction Reveal Sentiment Several Their Were]
A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing. Samuel Butler
[ Absurdities Commission Committing Enough Him His Humor Keen Keep Man Nearly Own Save Sense Show Sins Those Will Worth]
My background was art school, documentary director and surfer with a keen interest in thrilling acts of life threatening stupidity. Yahoo Serious
[ Acts Art Background Director Documentary Interest Keen Life School Stupidity Threatening Thrilling]
God gave us intestines for a reason. I'm not keen on surgery. It's too extreme. All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows to see how violent it is. Kirstie Alley
[ Extreme Gave God How Keen Plastic Reason See Shows Surgery Those Too Took Us Violent]
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. Washington Irving
[ Age Constant Edged Grows Keener Never Only Sharp Tart Temper Tongue Tool Use]
I have always been a very keen walker, though, and I often took a camera with me on my walks. Fay Godwin
[ Always Been Camera Keen Often Though Took Very Walker Walks]
I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket. John E. Walker
[ Became Captain Cricket Keen School Soccer Sportsman]
And I think he's been very keen to do that. Robbie Coltrane
[ Been Keen Think Very]
I think over there in Montreal they're a bit hardcore with the old homos. They're not that keen on them. Allan Carr
[ Bit Hardcore Keen Montreal Old Over Them Think]
It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. Samuel Adams
[ Does Freedom Irate Keen Majority Men Minds Minority Prevail Rather Setting Take Tireless]
Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring. Bob Considine
[ Arrogant Bring Call Day Each Find Fits Grave Grope Had Just Keen May Nearest Need Newspaper Open Over Presumption Search Sometimes Unfolding Vanity Winged Wish Wonder Word Work Would]
I trained as a designer, so I'm always terribly keen about what I'm going to look like. Judi Dench
[ Always Designer Going Keen Look Terribly Trained]
Study the public behavior of top stars and you can detect a keen attentiveness to brand value. Peter Bart
[ Behavior Brand Detect Keen Public Stars Study Top Value]
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities. Sophocles
[ Adversities Cause Keenest Our Ourselves Recognize Sole Sorrow]
To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived. Arthur Conan Doyle
[ Art Derived Frequently Important Keenest Least Loves Man Manifestations Own Pleasure Sake]
If there was the opportunity to climb a mountain, or to go ballooning, or some adventurous activity, I would always be keen to do it. I loved the countryside. Roger Bannister
[ Activity Adventurous Always Climb Countryside Go Keen Loved Mountain Opportunity Some Would]
I was appalled at the amount of study necessary in order to qualify in medicine, and gradually my desire was blunted by a keener - and secret - wish to become an actor. Conrad Veidt
[ Actor Amount Appalled Become Blunted Desire Gradually Keener Medicine Necessary Order Qualify Secret Study Wish]
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds. Samuel Adams
[ Brush Does Fires Irate Keen Majority Minds Minority Prevail Rather Require Set Tireless]
The Japanese keenly learned from Western civilisation in a bid to modernize and preserve the nation. Akihito
[ Bid Civilisation Japanese Keenly Learned Modernize Nation Preserve Western]
Jackie had a keen eye for talent, and like an elephant never forgot. And, he was always right on the mark. Audrey Meadows
[ Always Elephant Eye Forgot Had Jackie Keen Mark Never Right Talent]
If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically. Jean-Paul Sartre
[ Basically Became Been Fame Keenly Philosopher Seduce Sought Still Waiting Which Women]
In no other country in the world is the love of property keener or more alert than in the United States, and nowhere else does the majority display less inclination toward doctrines which in any way threaten the way property is owned. Alexis de Tocqueville
[ Alert Any Country Display Doctrines Does Else Inclination Keener Less Love Majority More Nowhere Other Owned Property States Than Threaten Toward United Way Which World]
People were so keen to get investment. In those days, there was quite significant unemployment in Northern Ireland, and that had been the general pattern in Northern Ireland for many, many years. John Hume
[ Been Days General Get Had Investment Ireland Keen Many Northern Pattern Quite Significant Those Unemployment Were Years]
I am still a keen mountain walker and an enthusiastic glider pilot. Paul Nurse
[ Am Enthusiastic Keen Mountain Pilot Still Walker]
He is a very positive captain; he is proactive as well as reactive. He is keen to read the game, to get in there, and he never stops thinking about the game, the situation, and trying to turn it to his advantage. He has been very good for the game. David Gower
[ Advantage Been Captain Game Get Good His Keen Never Positive Proactive Reactive Read Situation Stops Thinking Trying Turn Very Well]
I'm now so keenly aware that I have everything to prove and nothing to lose. Richard Marx
[ Aware Everything Keenly Lose Nothing Now Prove]
And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint. Algernon H. Blackwood
[ After Birth Brain Control Dust Emotion Forth Guard Heart How Important Into Keenest Long Must Persist Possible Restraint Sent Their Them Thought Very Vitally Way]
God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly. Paul Valery
[ Alone Companion Created Feel Finding Gave God Him His Keenly Make Man More Solitude Sufficiently]
The grief of the keen is no personal complaint for the death of one woman over eighty years, but seems to contain the whole passionate rage that lurks somewhere in every native of the island. John Millington Synge
[ Complaint Contain Death Eighty Every Grief Island Keen Lurks Native Over Passionate Personal Rage Seems Somewhere Whole Woman Years]
One of my favorite stories was Black Orchid, because it was so different from all the others. I especially enjoyed dancing the Charleston. I have always been keen on dancing. Sarah Sutton
[ Always Because Been Black Charleston Dancing Different Enjoyed Especially Favorite Keen Others Stories]
It was pretty awful for us children because we never really knew the local children. Mother was keen for us to learn languages, so our travels took us to France and Italy, as well as the West Country. Mary Wesley
[ Awful Because Children Country France Italy Keen Knew Languages Learn Local Mother Never Our Pretty Really Took Travels Us Well West]
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children. Nelson Mandela
[ Children Keener Revelation Society Soul Than Treats Way Which]
I was never too keen on the British music press. They've called us a supermarket hype, and they used to suggest that we didn't write our own songs. Freddie Mercury
[ British Called Hype Keen Music Never Our Own Press Songs Suggest Supermarket Too Us Used Write]
Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
[ Agreeable Antagonist Courage Everything Keen Manner Meet Mild Polished Remember Same Sword Time Your]
The British were keen for 30 caliber guns, did not believe in daylight bombing. American experts said 30 caliber was not enough; we had to have 50 caliber, also said daylight bombing was right provided the planes attacked in formation, with 50 caliber guns. Stuart Symington
[ Also American Attacked Believe Bombing British Caliber Daylight Did Enough Experts Formation Guns Had Keen Planes Provided Right Said Were]
A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes. Sam Abell
[ Get Into Keen Mad Make Mistakes Needs Out Photographer Work World]
I'm obviously very keen on the theater and I think it's inevitable that some of the orchestral and chamber pieces have got dramatic elements which might even suggest an unspecified dramatic plot of some kind or other, even though it's not in my mind at the time. Peter Maxwell Davies
[ Chamber Dramatic Elements Even Got Inevitable Keen Kind Might Mind Obviously Orchestral Other Pieces Plot Some Suggest Theater Think Though Time Very Which]
I try to open up my heart as much as I can and keep a real keen eye out that I don't get sentimental. I think we're all afraid to reveal our hearts. It's not at all in fashion. Paul Simon
[ Afraid Eye Fashion Get Heart Hearts Keen Keep Much Open Our Out Real Reveal Sentimental Think Try Up]
The keener the want the lustier the growth. Wendell Phillips
[ Growth Keener Want]
My husband was actually very keen that I would become a Bond girl. Judi Dench
[ Actually Become Bond Girl Husband Keen Very Would]
If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic. Anatoly Karpov
[ According Cases Conducted Even Game Get Keen Less Logic Object Offers Opponent Play Rules Ruthless Satisfaction Strategy Such Than Win]
At the moment I'm enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House, but I'm also keen to pursue my interest in television and particularly in science. Deborah Bull
[ Also Challenge Enjoying House Interest Keen Moment New Opera Particularly Pursue Royal Science Television]
There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever. Alfred Hitchcock
[ Blessed Eye Happen Keen Mind Nothing Really Scruples Whatsoever Winning]
A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use. Washington Irving
[ Constant Edge Grows Keener Only Sharp Tongue Tool Use]
This bored fantastic woman, with her animal nature, giving herself the pleasure of seeing her enemy struck down, not a particularly keen one for her because she is so weary of having all her desires satisfied. Gustave Moreau
[ Animal Because Bored Desires Down Enemy Fantastic Giving Having Her Herself Keen Nature Particularly Pleasure Satisfied Seeing She Struck Weary Woman]
I'm in my 80s and not a keen television fan. Nigel Kneale
[ Fan Keen Television]
I was very keen on people like Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Gene Vincent. Robin Trower
[ Carl Elvis Gene Jerry Keen Lee Lewis Perkins Very Vincent]
The Government are very keen on amassing statistics - they collect them, add them, raise them to the nth power, take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams. Josiah Stamp
[ Add Collect Cube Diagrams Government Keen Nth Power Prepare Raise Root Statistics Take Them Very Wonderful]
After marriage, a woman's sight becomes so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her. Helen Rowland
[ After Becomes Dull Her Him His Husband Keen Look Looking Man Marriage Right See Seeing She Sight Through Wife Without Woman]
I live with the people I create and it has always made my essential loneliness less keen. Carson McCullers
[ Always Create Essential Keen Less Live Loneliness Made]
They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments. After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there. But it didn't happen. Valentina Tereshkova
[ After Arguments Back Being Desperately Despite Flying Forbade Go Happen Keen Once Protests Space]
His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy. Woody Allen
[ Bankruptcy Compensated Developed Education His Keenly Lack Moral More Than]
The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination. H. P. Lovecraft
[ Abyss Black Delving Fascination Form Into Keenest Process]
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence. George Eliot
[ Beat Die Grass Grow Had Hearing Heart Human Keen Life Ordinary Other Roar Should Side Silence Squirrel Vision Which Would]
Others are keen to see if natives other than us live better than we do, without heat in pipes, ice in boxes, sunshine in bulbs, music on disks, or images gliding over a pale screen. Ella Maillart
[ Better Boxes Bulbs Disks Gliding Heat Ice Images Keen Live Music Natives Other Others Over Pale Pipes Screen See Sunshine Than Us Without]
Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion. John Burroughs
[ Been Curiosity Joy Keen Religion Universe]
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. Napoleon Hill
[ Achievement Desire Everything Hope Keen Point Pulsating Starting Transcends Which Wish]
I mention this fact as tending to support what I have often heard stated, namely, that a shark's sense of smell is so keen that, if men ever bathe in seas where they are found, a shark is almost sure to appear directly afterwards. George Grey
[ Afterwards Almost Appear Bathe Directly Ever Fact Found Heard Keen Men Mention Namely Often Seas Sense Shark Smell Stated Support Sure Tending Where]
It was sort of just a family sport. My mom and dad were pretty keen golfers when I was young and so were my grandparents, and I just sort of tagged along with them. Karrie Webb
[ Along Dad Family Golfers Grandparents Just Keen Mom Pretty Sort Sport Tagged Them Were Young]
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man. John Adams
[ Admired Beloved Considered Desire Discovered Dispositions Earliest Esteemed Fellows Heart His Keenest Man Observed Praised Well]
Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. Washington Irving
[ Age Constant Edged Grows Keener Never Only Sharp Temper Tongue Tool Use]
We discovered that there was a great deal of keen interest in America for the kinds of products that we thought could be produced here. Also there was an interest in Britain for Australian material generally. Ann Macbeth
[ Also America Australian Britain Could Deal Discovered Generally Great Here Interest Keen Kinds Material Produced Products Thought]
Any person, brought into the presence of this fact, stops for a few moments and remains pensive and silent; and then generally leaves, carrying with him forever a sharper, keener sense of our incessant motion through space. Leon Foucault
[ Any Brought Carrying Fact Few Forever Generally Him Incessant Into Keener Leaves Moments Motion Our Person Presence Remains Sense Sharper Silent Space Stops Then Through]
With The Simpsons you can go back to work with a keen heart. Joe Strummer
[ Back Go Heart Keen Simpsons Work]
Please let me assure you, however, that the keen disappointment and regret which I feel in this regard serve only to enhance my profound appreciation of the great honor which you have done me; and my sincere gratitude for your generous action. Cordell Hull
[ Action Appreciation Assure Disappointment Done Enhance Feel Generous Gratitude Great Honor However Keen Only Please Profound Regard Regret Serve Sincere Which Your]
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. Thomas Merton
[ Another Awareness Based Beings Compassion Idea Interdependence Involved Keen Living Part These Which Whole]
I said, look, do you think you could bring Gerry through, and they said yeah, absolutely, they thought that. Joel was very keen to cast him. If all my music team were happy, I was happy. Andrew Lloyd Webber
[ Absolutely Bring Cast Could Gerry Happy Him Joel Keen Look Music Said Team Think Thought Through Very Were Yeah]
Neither Elizabeth or I are keen to do a real-life couple on the screen. It's not very electric. Hugh Grant
[ Couple Electric Elizabeth Keen Neither Real-Life Screen Very]
I was so keen to get back to sea. I was rattled. Lord Mountbatten
[ Back Get Keen Rattled Sea]
I'm really keen to go back and do some theatre, but I can't afford to at the moment because we're getting married in September. And then I'm hoping to direct a film at the end of this year, and that means a year of your life without pay. Richard Roxburgh
[ Afford Back Because Direct End Film Getting Go Hoping Keen Life Married Means Moment Pay Really September Some Theatre Then Without Year Your]
Really I feel less keen about the Army every day. I think the Church would suit me better. Winston Churchill
[ Army Better Church Day Every Feel Keen Less Really Suit Think Would]
It really lasted the whole game, because I was really untouchable, unstoppable that game. But it was heightened on one particular play, and that was the longest run where everything completely slowed down. My awareness was so keen, it was so heightened, it was really amazing. Marcus Allen
[ Amazing Awareness Because Completely Down Everything Game Heightened Keen Lasted Longest Particular Play Really Run Slowed Unstoppable Untouchable Where Whole]