Quotation Explorer - 'Keen'

We are so keen in our #pursuitofhappiness that we forget to be #happy!! - Twinkle (Sugandha) Varshney
As a writer: Aim toward becoming keen through a looking glass limn perspective on evoking pleasure of the senses with STRONG VERBS. - JT Sanz
Although not a very old man, I have yet lived a great deal in my life, and I have known sorrow too bitter and joy too keen to allow me to become either cast down or elated for more than a very brief period over any success or defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
What have I to prove, and to whom, and why? I'm keen enough to want nothing more than to live a simple, humble, unfettered life. - Donna Lynn Hope
Beneath her self-control, though he did not guess it, was the impatience of the keen brain watching a slower brain laboriously cover the ground it had already traversed in a flash. - Agatha Christie
I've always had a keen sense of history. My father was an antiques dealer and he used to bring home boxes full of treasures, and each item always had a tale attached. - Sara Sheridan
Oh, you cherry petals, On this calm and balmy day, Why are you so restless, So keen to fly away? / ひさかたの 光のどけき 春の日に しづ心なく 花の散るらむ - Ki no Tomonori
In Antiochus and his daughter you have heard of monstrous lust the due and just reward; In Pericles, his queen, and daughter, seen, Although assailed with fortune fierce and keen, Virtue preserved from fell destruction's blast, Led on by heaven, and crowned with joy at last. - William Shakespeare
When you meet your antagonist, do everything in a mild and agreeable manner. Let your courage be as keen, but at the same time as polished, as your sword. - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity.
The best defence against misguided arrogance is a keen sense of humour. - Kathryn L. Nelson
[T]hat mutual jealousy, that intolerantly keen edge of criticism, that irrational hunger for a beautiful perfection, that life and wisdom do presently and most mercifully dull. - H.G. Wells
Give and share knowledge to the young and brave,For knowledge in this world comes for free,All you need is to keep your ears open, senses unbroken, taste buds ringing and keen eyes to see,Learn and help them learn in your lifetime too,So that like me in peace to the world you might say Adieu. - Adhish Mazumder
It seems that the appetite for pictures showing bodies in pain is as keen, almost, as the desire for ones that show bodies naked. For many centuries, in Christian art, depictions of hell offered both of these elemental satisfactions. - Sontag, Susan
There's 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
Keen at the start, but careless at the end. - Cornelius Tacitus
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
For me, time does not seem to pass; rather, it surrounds me. Thus I do not feel removed from memories, nor do they lose their intensity. I have keen recollections not because I have a good memory—I simply retrieve them from the ether. When memories have no velocity, they are very much at hand. - Peter Ruperte Lighte
To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect and their oneness, and should insist upon choosing as their representatives only such persons as are good and true. - Mahatma Gandhi
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