Nose Quotes

Quotes tagged as "nose" (showing 1-30 of 35)
George Gissing
“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.”
George Gissing

Toba Beta
“To recognize bullshit,
nose is better than ear.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Terry Pratchett
“Don't stick your nose where someone can pull it off and eat it.”
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
tags: eat, nose

Laurence Sterne
“I define a nose, as follows,—intreating only beforehand, and beseeching my readers, both male and female, of what age, complexion, and condition soever, for the love of God and their own souls, to guard against the temptations and suggestions of the devil, and suffer him by no art or wile to put any other ideas into their minds, than what I put into my definition.—For by the word Nose, throughout all this long chapter of noses, and in every other part of my work, where the word Nose occurs,—I declare, by that word I mean a Nose, and nothing more, or less.”
Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Nikolai Gogol
“The nose looked at the Major and frowned a little.”
Nikolai Gogol, The Nose
tags: nose

Maria Fernanda Heredia
“Es más fácil ocultar una espinilla en la punta de la nariz, que el amor.”
Maria Fernanda Heredia, Hay Palabras que los Peces no Entienden

Frank Zappa
“Well, in this world of basic stereotyping, give a guy a big nose and some weird hair and he is capable of anything.”
Frank Zappa

Philip K. Dick
“You would not have known,' Baynes said, 'because I do not in any physical way appear Jewish; I have had my nose altered, my large greasy pores made smaller, my skin chemically lightened, the shape of my skull changed. In short, physically I cannot be detected. ...”
Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle

Milan Kundera
“It's a great consolation to think that when we've long been in the grave our noses will still be strolling the earth.”
Milan Kundera

Kurt Vonnegut
“My nose, thank god, had conked out by then. Noses are merciful that way. They will report that something smells awful. If the owner of a nose stays around anyway, the nose concludes that the smell isn't so bad after all. It shuts itself off, deferring to superior wisdom.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Jailbird

Nikolai Gogol
“I must confess that I do not understand why things are so arranged, that women seize us by the nose as deftly as they do the handle of a teapot: either their hands are so constructed, or else our noses are good for nothing else.”
Nikolai Gogol, The Overcoat and Other Works by Nicolai Gogol
tags: nose, women

Will Advise
“Eating pizza is like having a little heaven in your nose. Wait, that's not what you eat pizza with. I always get it confused with pizza-pie.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Nana Awere Damoah
“A big nose does not necessarily mean a sharper sense of smell.”
Nana Awere Damoah
tags: nose, smell

Philip K. Dick
“I'm sorry, she thought. But she said nothing. I can't save you or anybody else from being dark. She thought of Frank. I wonder if he's dead yet. Said the wrong things; spoke out of line. No, she thought. Somehow he likes Japs. Maybe he identifies with them because they're ugly. She had always told Frank that he was ugly. Large pores. Big nose. Her own skin was finely knit, unusually so. Did he fall dead without me? A fink is a finch, a form of bird. And they say birds die.”
Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle

“In the land of the skunks he who has half a nose is king.”
Chris Farley

Anthony Powell
“Short, square, cleanshaven, his head seemed carved out of an elephant's tusk, the whole massive cone of ivory left more or less complete in its original shape, eyes hollowed out deep in the roots, the rest of the protuberance accommodating his other features, terminating in a perfectly colossal nose that stretched directly forward from the totally bald cranium. The nose was preposterous, grotesque, slapstick, a mask from a Goldoni comedy.”
Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: 3rd Movement

“It is scarcely the same thing to put a man on the moon as to put a bone in your nose.”
William Henry III

Anthony Powell
“For some reason Canon Fenneau made me feel a little uneasy. His voice might be soft, it was also coercive. He had small eyes, a large loose mouth, the lips thick, a somewhat receding chin. The eyes were the main feature. They were unusual eyes, not only almost unnaturally small, but vague, moist, dreamy, the eyes of a medium. His cherubic side, increased by a long slightly uptilted nose, was a little too good to be true, with eyes like that. In the manner in which he gave you all his attention there was a taste for mastery.”
Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: 4th Movement

Enock Maregesi
“Roho haina mifumo ya ufahamu! Haina pua, haina macho, haina ladha, haina harufu wala haina masikio. Kwa sababu roho haina mifumo ya ufahamu mtu, anapokufa mifumo yake yote 21 aliyokuwa nayo binadamu huoza na kuwa udongo. Hivyo, kuongea na mtu aliyekufa ni sawa na kuongea na udongo ukitegemea udongo huo ukusikie au uongee na wewe.”
Enock Maregesi

Simone Elkeles
“Paco is walking out of the bathroom and I rush past him.
"You might want to wait before you--" Paco's voice fades as I close the door, locking myself in. Wiping my eyes, I gaze into the mirror. I'm a complete mess. My mascara is dripping and . . . oh, it's no use. I slide down and sit on the cold tile floor. Now I realize what Paco was about to tell me. The place stinks; it really reeks . . . almost to the point where I want to throw up. I put my hand over my nose, trying to ignore the offending smell.


After locking the door behind him, he crouches beside me and takes me in his arms, pulling me close. Then he sniffs a few times. "Holy shit. Was Paco in here?"
I nod.
He smoothes my hair and mutters something in Spanish.


She, too, sniffs a bunch of times. "Was Paco in here?"
Alex and I nod.
"What the fuck does that guy eat that it comes out his other end smelling so rotten? Dammit," she says, wadding up tissue and putting it over her nose.”
Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry

Salman Rushdie
“Tai tapped his left nostril. 'You know what this is, Nakkoo? It's the place where the outside world meets the world inside you.”
Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

Christina Engela
“He looked at the viewscreen and couldn’t believe it. If the other ship were any closer, then it would’ve been up his nose! There was an urgent scuttling as the bridge crew scrambled back into their respective seats.”
Christina Engela, Space Sucks!

“Nothing is more on the nose,
than sun cream.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Ilse Losa
“Já que não és bonita, deves salientar-te pela inteligência. Assim há se de conseguir mais na vida do que essas criaturinhas que contam com o sucesso do seu palminho de cara. Quero que aprendas também a tocar piano.
Assim falou à minha mãe, que se contava entre as mulheres bonitas. Suspeitaria do mal que me causava?
Pouco a pouco fui-me convencendo de ser feia. Olhando para o espelho via uma cara redonda, sem dúvida redonda em excesso, via olhos cinzentos (e não era o cinzento a cor mais feia de todas?), cabelo liso, sem ondas nem caracóis. No nariz curto já Anna repararam e gostava de puxar por ele. E como se me meteu na cabeça que os olhos eram demasiado pequenos, comecei a arregalá-los quando caminhava pelas ruas.”
Ilse Losa, O Mundo Em Que Vivi

“Dead fish are less on the nose than a politician's promise.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“It's when you have on a pair of dirty old socks that they're really on the nose.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“It's after you pick your nose that you don't want to go eating finger food.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“A dead fish may be on the nose, but it can also be on someone's plate.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Hedy Lamarr
“A man does not try to find out what is inside.
He does not try to scratch the surface.
If he did he might find something much more beautiful than the shape of a nose or the color of an eye.”
Hedy Lamarr

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