Keel quotes:

  • Before every performance, I think I am about to keel over. -- Brenda Blethyn
  • Obama's even keel sometimes comes across as aloof or even cold. -- Mara Liasson
  • It is a ship with a great deal of sail but a very shallow keel. -- Robert Bork
  • I work very hard to keep on an even keel as far as alcohol is concerned. -- Trisha Goddard
  • I'm on a health kick! I'm drawn to cheeseburgers, so I've got to just try and keep it on an even keel. -- Emily Blunt
  • I guess I'll just slip into the studio after the next time with the Muses, and then just keel over and die. -- Kristin Hersh
  • Looking back at those great singers like Gordon MacRae and Howard Keel - they have such a specific kind of style that it seems like we don't really appreciate anymore. -- Julian Ovenden
  • I try to keep myself on an even keel by trying to be as critical of myself as I am of other people. I try to separate my performance from myself. -- Damon Hill
  • I try to keep an even keel. -- Dan Fouts
  • Thus, I steer my bark, and sail On even keel, with gentle gale. -- Matthew Green
  • Running helps me stay on an even keel and in an optimistic frame of mind. -- William J. Clinton
  • I want to keel over on stage playing King Lear at age 99 or something like that. -- Rainn Wilson
  • I prefer highs and lows to an even keel. Moderation is never something I've been good at. -- Jenny Eclair
  • The majority of people who keel over dead at concerts are killed by a long trumpet passage. -- Garrison Keillor
  • When Buddy played, he played all out, all the time. It was a wonder he didn't keel over and die before he did. -- Al Hirt
  • There is no better ballast for keeping the mind steady on its keel, and saving it from all risk of crankiness, than business. -- James Russell Lowell
  • I can empathize with President [George Bush]. I know what it feels like having a young guy waiting around for you to keel over. -- Johnny Carson
  • I think Michigan keeps you sane and on an even keel through the ups and downs. In Michigan, I do fireworks, shovel snow and live life. -- Jeff Daniels
  • I've often thought that Obama should come out in favor of oxygen, just to see how many right-wingers keel over from holding their breath for too long. -- Kurt Eichenwald
  • The hardest part is keeping yourself even keel across the board. You have to keep a balance until you get to Sunday and understand what goes with the week. -- Kevin Harvick
  • I've always had that knack for staying pretty even keel and the more the situation gets tense the more I see things clearly and I think that's just a knack that I've always had. -- Tiger Woods
  • I try not to get too emotional, whether it's going really well or going really bad, i always try to stay even keel -- which is great for golf, but it isn't always great for life. -- Dustin Johnson
  • I'm probably my biggest critic. I worry that if you spend any quality time reveling in good things then karma will slap you upside the head, so I try to stay as even keel as I'm able. -- Neil Patrick Harris
  • The winds were blowing from west to east, pushing Abby's boat toward the rocks as Abby struggled with the autopilots below. If Wild Eyes reached those islands, she wouldn't run aground, keel in the sand. She would be smashed into pieces. -- Abby Sunderland
  • Melancholy and remorse form the deep leaden keel which enables us to sail into the wind of reality; we run aground sooner than the flat-bottomed pleasure-lovers but we venture out in weather that would sink them and we choose our direction. -- Cyril Connolly
  • Well, unless you've suffered from panic attacks and social anxiety disorders, which is what I was diagnosed as having, it's hard to explain it. But you go on stage knowing you're actually physically going to die. You will keel over and die. -- Donny Osmond
  • It is said that if Noah's ark had to be built by a company; they would not have laid the keel yet; and it may be so. What is many men's business is nobody's business. The greatest things are accomplished by individual men. -- Charles Spurgeon
  • Leisure time is only leisure time when it is earned; otherwise, leisure time devolves into soul-killing lassitude. There's a reason so many new retirees, freed from the treadmill of work, promptly keel over on the golf course: Work fulfills us. It keeps us going. -- Ben Shapiro
  • Give me a spirit that on this life's rough sea Loves t'have his sails filled with a lusty wind, Even till his sail-yards tremble, his masts crack, And his ship run on her side so low That she drinks water, and her keel plows air. -- George Chapman
  • Of course I'm proud of what I've done, but I'm interested in what's next. I want to be relevant now, in 2012. I've done my bit for the past. I've only ever been about what's next, really, and I'll be that way until I keel over. -- Paul Weller
  • What do we plant when we plant the tree? We plant the ship that will cross the sea, we plant the mast to carry the sails, we plant the planks to withstand the gales--the keel, the keelson, and beam and knee--we plant the ship when we plant the tree. -- Henry Abbey
  • How much we have to hydrate out here in this kind of heat and humidity. I think the most I have ever taken down in one day of fluids is five gallons - a gallon per match. If we didn't replace our fluids, we would probably keel over and die. -- Karch Kiraly
  • I used to break a lot of clubs. I probably was a little different than your average junior player. I did have a lot longer hair and a lot more brown hair. But my demeanor, you know, really from maybe my second, third year on Tour, has gotten a lot more even keel. -- Fred Couples
  • There is a cliche that probably has some anecdotal evidence on the side that comedians are very depressed people, but that's because no one is ever going to seem as funny in a normal conversation as compared to when they're up there onstage in the spotlight making a huge audience keel over with laughter. -- Robert Klein
  • If you believe the good stuff that people say then you have to believe the bad stuff and then you allow yourself to be on a roller coaster of what other people think. So I think you try to find the good in the bad and the bad in the good and balance yourself and stay on an even keel. -- Ashton Kutcher
  • I think the bottom line is that if you get through a childhood like mine, it's not at all bad. Obviously, you come out a pretty tough turkey, and you have had all the inoculations you need to keep you on a level keel for the rest of your life. The sad part is, most of us don't come out. -- James A. Michener
  • O captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done. The ship has weather'd every wrack The prize we sought is won The port is near, the bells I hear The people all exulting While follow eyes, the steady keel The vessel grim and daring But Heart! Heart! Heart! O the bleeding drops of red Where on the deck my captain lies Fallen cold and dead. -- Walt Whitman
  • Hours and hours passed, with nothing to do but keep the compass on its course and the plane on a level keel. This sounds easy enough, but its very simplicity becomes a danger when your head keeps nodding with weariness and utter boredom and your eyes everlastingly try to shut out the confusing rows of figures in front of you, which will insist on getting jumbled together. -- Amy Johnson
  • Melancholy and remorse forms the deep leaden keel which enables us to sail into the wind of reality. -- Cyril Connolly
  • I surf because it keeps my life at an even keel, without it I would tip into the oblivion. -- Andy Irons
  • I hope I can always be counted on to get a hit or get a guy in-to be an even keel in the lineup. -- Morgan Ensberg
  • She is the swelling sail, trim rigging and bust sunlit deck of our matrimonial yacht. I am the low hull, with the invisible ballast and keel. -- Alasdair Gray
  • Communication is the root of marital success from which a strong union can grow, and noncommunicatio n is the rock on which the ship will bash out her keel. -- L. Ron Hubbard
  • I try never to get too high when things are going well. I try never to get too low when things are going poorly. I try to keep an even keel. -- Barack Obama
  • I don't try to get players emotionally up for a game; it creates too many peaks and valleys... I strive for even keel; they will get up for the big games. -- Denny Crum
  • I try to stay on an even keel. I get really fired up on occasion, but staying relaxed and under control bodes better for my game than getting out of control. -- Troy Glaus
  • Such is an actor's life. We must ride the waves of every film, barfing occasionally, yet maintain our dignity, even as the bulk of our Herculean efforts are keel-hauled before our very eyes. -- Bruce Campbell
  • It thrilled through him when he first felt the keel answer to his hand on the spokes and slide over the long hollows as the foresail scythed back and forth against the blue sky. -- Rudyard Kipling
  • I fundamentally believe that in the moral balance of the human race, we right ourselves. If we feel like the ship's keel is off, we find a way to steer ourselves through the storm repeatedly. -- Tom Hiddleston
  • In political activity . . . men sail a boundless and bottomless sea; there is neither harbour for shelter nor floor for anchorage, neither starting-place nor appointed destination. The enterprise is to keep afloat on an even keel. -- Michael Joseph Oakeshott