"Into the Mystic" (1970)
All creatures give out a smell when aroused, it seems; certainly humans do.James Lees-Milne
It was the best place to be, thought Wilbur, this warm delicious cellar, with the garrulous geese, the changing seasons, the heat of the sun, the passage of swallows, the nearness of rats, the sameness of sheep, the love of spiders, the smell of manure, and the glory of everything.
The smell of the library was always the same – the musty odour of old clothes mixed with the keener scent of unwashed bodies, creating what the chief librarian had once described as "the steam of the social soup".Peter Ackroyd
My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them.penn jillette
That's the beauty of the Web: You can roll around in a stranger's obsession without having to smell his or her house. You can amscray whenever you want without being rude. The site gets its "hit" and you know more about our species' diversity.penn jillette
The smell of opium is the least stupid smell in the world.pablo picasso
Is it possible for the rose to say, "I will give my fragrance to the good people who smell me, but I will withhold it from the bad?" Or is it possible for the lamp to say, "I will give my light to the good people in this room, but I will withhold it from the evil people"? Or can a tree say, "I'll give my shade to the good people who rest under me, but I will withhold it from the bad"? These are images of what love is about.anthony de mello
A man should not love the moon. An ax should not lose weight in his hand. His garden should smell of rotting apples And grow a fair amount of nettles.czesław miłosz
In the summertime, because it gets so hot here, you could literally smell the tourists coming.harry reid
Hydrogen selenide, I decided, was perhaps the worst smell in the world. But hydrogen telluride came close, was also a smell from hell. An up-to-date hell, I decided, would have not just rivers of fiery brimstone, but lakes of boiling selenium and tellurium, too.oliver sacks
The smell of mustard gas and roses.
What have we here? a man or a fish? dead or alive? A fish: he smells like a fish; a very ancient and fish-like smell.william shakespeare
You smell gas?! (Andienne: There he is! He went that...) No problem!
You smell a rose through a fence: If two should smell it, what matter?
Every work of art must retain something from the first days of creation, something of the smell of earth, or one could even say: something animate.
I have nothing against the smell of rot but something against what hides the smell of rot in the United States of America."
The sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that had left the conscious mind.
But aesthetics is not religion , and the origins of religion lie somewhere completely different. They lie anyway, these roses smell too sweet and the deep roar of the breaking waves is too splendid, to do justice to such weighty matters now.
smell is a strange sight. It evokes sentimental landscapes through a sudden sketching of the subconscious.fernando pessoa