Odour Quotes

Quotes tagged as "odour" (showing 1-6 of 6)
Patrick Süskind
“And the awful thing was that Grenouille, although he knew that this odour was his odour, could not smell it. Virtually drowning in himself, he could not for the life of him smell himself!”
Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Israelmore Ayivor
“They may not change your skins colour; they may not change your body odour; but once they can change your daily thoughts, they can influence your habits! Beware of evil companions!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Saul Bellow
“Well, there is a piece of famous advice, grand advice even if it is German, to forget what you can't bear. The strong can forget, can shut out history.
Very good. Even if it is self-flattery to speak of strength--these aesthetic philosophers, they take a posture, but power sweeps postures away. Still, it's true you can't go on transposing one nightmare into another, Nietzsche was certainly right about that. The tender-minded must harden themselves. Is this world nothing but a barren lump of coke? No, no, but what sometimes seems a system of prevention, a denial of what every human being knows.
I love my children, but I am the world to them, and bring them nightmares.
I had this child by my enemy. And I love her. The sight of her, the odor of her hair, this minute, makes me tremble with love. Isn't it mysterious how I love the child of my enemy?
But a man doesn't need happiness for himself.
No, he can put up with any amount of torment--with recollections, with his own familiar evils, despair.
And this is the unwritten history of man, his unseen, negative accomplishment, his power to do without gratification for himself provided there is something great, something into which his being, and all beings can go. He does not need meaning as long as such intensity has scope. Because then it is self-evident; it is meaning.”
Saul Bellow, Herzog

Patrick Süskind
“The odour of humans is always a fleshly odour – that is, a sinful odour.”
Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Faeces by any other name would smell as gross”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

“Nothing awakens a reminiscence like an odour. -Victor Hugo”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well