Smelling Quotes

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“If you start to smell some of the shit, you start smelling all of the shit”
Doug Stanhope

Paul Auster
“The moon people do not eat by swallowing food but by smelling it. Their money is poetry - actual poems, written out on pieces of paper whose value is determined by the worth of the poem itself.”
Paul Auster, Moon Palace

“We are often given pills or fluids to help remedy illness, yet little has been taught to us about the power of smell to do the exact same thing. It is known that the scent of fresh rosemary increases memory, but this cure for memory loss is not divulged by doctors to help the elderly. I also know that the most effective use of the blue lotus flower is not from its dilution with wine or tea – but from its scent. To really maximize the positive effects of the blue lily (or the pink lotus), it must be sniffed within minutes of plucking. This is why it is frequently shown being sniffed by my ancient ancestors on the walls of temples and on papyrus. Even countries across the Orient share the same imagery. The sacred lotus not only creates a relaxing sensation of euphoria, and increases vibrations of the heart, but also triggers genetic memory - and good memory with an awakened heart ushers wisdom.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Robert Browning
“Any nose
May ravage with impunity a rose.”
Robert Browning, Sordello

Jean Craighead George
“We humans will never know how meadows or mountains smell, but deer and horses and pigs do. Bando sniffs deeply and shakes his head. We were left out when it comes to smelling things, he says. I would love to be able to smell a mountain and follow my nose to it.”
Jean Craighead George, On the Far Side of the Mountain

Misba
“Even time can be smelled and seen if you are observant, if you know how to smell the abstract. And if you do, you risk exposure to a certain addiction. The addiction to smell.”
Misba, Wisdom Revolution

Wes Adamson
“We talk a lot about the five senses: vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. I would add one more…imagination.”
Wes Adamson

Alberto Caeiro
“Now I sense the perfume of flowers like seeing a new thing.
I know they smell just as well as I know I existed.
They’re things known from the outside.
But now I know with my breathing from the back of my head.”
Alberto Caeiro

Ryan Lilly
“The smell of new office supplies is so satisfying while being kicked out of Staples for inappropriate behavior with a file folder is so embarrassing.”
Ryan Lilly, Write like no one is reading

Augustine of Hippo
“Seeing is the property of our eyes. But we also use this word in other senses, when we apply the power of vision to knowledge generally. We do not say 'Hear how that flashes', or 'Smell how bright that is', or 'Taste how that shines' or 'Touch how that gleams'. Of all these things we say 'see'. But we say not only 'See how that light shines', which only the eyes can perceive, but also 'See how that sounds, see what smells, see what tastes, see how hard that is'. So the general experience of the senses is the lust, as scripture says, of the eyes, because seeing is a function in which eyes hold the first place but other senses claim the word for themselves by analogy when they are exploring any department of knowledge.”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

Dodie Smith
“There was a wonderful atmosphere of gentle age, a smell of flowers and beeswax, sweet yet faintly sour and musty; a smell that makes you feel very tender towards the past.”
Dodie Smith I Capture the Castle

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...

Diana T. Scott
“He smells so damn good. Like my favorite song.”
Diana T. Scott, Our Demons, Best Friends

“Down close to certain flowers
all excesses are sufficiencies”
David Giannini

Deyth Banger
“...
Smelling bad is so depressing.
...”
Deyth Banger

Steven Magee
“I had seen the strong chemical smelling urine before. It had occurred during researching the chapter “Body Voltage” in the book “Toxic Health”. You will find this statement in that chapter: “When applying a DC voltage between the foot and the wrist, a reaction occurred in my urine. It started to smell like a strong chemical, similar to WD-40”. I do believe the amino acids and creatine were creating the same DC voltage effect within the human body and triggered the same reaction.”
Steven Magee, Magee’s Disease