Keener quotes:

  • Catherine Keener really gets me. She and I have such a shorthand together. -- Nicole Holofcener
  • How can you say that love is blind? Keener than a young eagle's is its sight. -- Franz Grillparzer
  • The keener the want the lustier the growth. -- Wendell Phillips
  • A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use. -- Washington Irving
  • There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children. -- Nelson Mandela
  • Politicians do not enter into wars lightly. It is usually the military themselves who are keener to become involved. -- Jonathan Powell
  • Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. -- Washington Irving
  • A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use. -- Washington Irving
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • I am one of the most successful economists, according to what markets tell us, though most of my professional colleagues, who are much keener to accept market outcomes than I am, would dismiss me as a crank or - the worst of all abuses among economists - a 'sociologist.' -- Ha-Joon Chang
  • Young Egyptians, gazing through the windows of the Internet, have gained a keener sense than many of their elders of the freedoms and opportunities they lack. They have found in social media a way to interact and share ideas, bypassing, in virtual space, the restrictions placed on physical freedom of assembly. -- Mohamed ElBaradei
  • Since puberty I've always had this strange awareness that all the keener experiences I would have in my life would happen later than it would to my contemporaries. When it came to the career thing, I never worried about it. It's better if you're still peaking when you're 60, which I feel I am. -- Richard Griffiths
  • I wasn't really terribly familiar with the Beatles when I met George. They were just emerging. They certainly weren't as big as they became later on. I just knew them as a pop group, and that's all. I was keener on George as a man and a person, as opposed to someone in a band. -- Pattie Boyd
  • Hatred is keener than friendship, less keen than love. -- Luc de Clapiers
  • Wherever there are four walls, consciousness of direction is far keener. -- Curt Sachs
  • Many-sidedness of culture makes our vision clearer and keener in particulars. -- James Russell Lowell
  • ... the ears of the hunted grow even keener than a hunter's. -- Phyllis Bottome
  • The longer the road to love, the keener is the pleasure. -- Andre Maurois
  • The duller eye may often see a thing sooner than the keener. -- Socrates
  • Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Her hearing was keener than his, and she heard silences he was unaware of. -- D. M. Thomas
  • Wants awaken intellect. To gratify them disciplines intellect. The keener the want the lustier the growth. -- Wendell Phillips
  • No kind of sensation is keener and more active than that of pain its impressions are unmistakable. -- Marquis de Sade
  • He nothing common did, or mean, / Upon that memorable scene, / But with his keener eye / The axe's edge did try. -- Andrew Marvell
  • Truth is brighter than Light Falsehood darker than night Revenge is keener than Axe and Love is softer than melting wax -- Cassandra Clare
  • It looked something like a pen wiper and something like a piece of hearth-rug. A second and keener inspection revealed it as a Pekinese puppy. -- P. G. Wodehouse
  • But the divinest poem, or the life of a great man, is the severest satire.... The greater the genius, the keener the edge of the satire. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • The intellect must not be kept at consistent tension, but diverted by pastimes.... The mind must have relaxation, and will rise stronger and keener after recreation. -- Seneca the Younger
  • I crave the indulgence of my senses but this is countered by an interior desire that is even keener than my senses to know the meaning of things -- Errol Flynn
  • The theatre breeds its own kind of cruelty, and its sadism takes on a keener edge since it can be enjoyed under the innocent guise of critical judgment. -- Moss Hart
  • As we advance in life, we acquire a keener sense of the value of time. Nothing else, indeed, seems of any consequence; and we become misers in this respect. -- William Hazlitt
  • He who indulges habitually in the intoxicating pleasures of imagination, for the very reason that he reaps a greater pleasure than others, must resign himself to a keener pain, a more intolerable and utter prostration. -- Robert Louis Stevenson