Quotes by smell

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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    The rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
  • Ben Hogan
    Ben Hogan
    American professional golfer 1912-
    Ben Hogan
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    As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
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    Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
    Buckminster Fuller
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    Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - which is the mostest? which is the leastest? They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: they heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    Cigarettes smell so awful to you when you have a nose that can truly smell.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    Cry ''havoc!'' and let loose the dogs of war, that this foul deed shall smell above the earth with carrion men, groaning for burial.
  • Charles Kingsley
    Charles Kingsley
    British writer 1819-1875
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    Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell.
  • Bernie Siegel
    Bernie Siegel
    American writer 1932-
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    Feelings aroused by the touch of someone's hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith - all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis Waitley
    American motivational speaker, writer and consultant 1933-
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    Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
  • Beth Ditto
    Beth Ditto
    American singer-songwriter and actress 1981-
    Beth Ditto
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    Granny Ditto always referred to perfume as 'smell good' and for me it's an essential. I have a sweetheart who's extremely allergic to most scents, so I have to be extra careful - as well as creative - in the smell department. The key, I've found, are essential oils, which come in all kinds of 100% natural scents.
  • George Robert Gissing
    George Robert Gissing
    English writer 1857-1903
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    I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things.
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