Stink Quotes

Quotes tagged as "stink" (showing 1-20 of 20)
John Kennedy Toole
“It smells terrible in here.'

Well, what do you expect? The human body, when confined, produces certain odors which we tend to forget in this age of deodorants and other perversions. Actually, I find the atmosphere of this room rather comforting. Schiller needed the scent of apples rotting in his desk in order to write. I, too, have my needs. You may remember that Mark Twain preferred to lie supinely in bed while composing those rather dated and boring efforts which contemporary scholars try to prove meaningful. Veneration of Mark Twain is one of the roots of our current intellectual stalemate.”
John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

Ellen DeGeneres
“And now I've got to explain the smell that was in there before I went in there. Does that ever happen to you? It's not your fault. You've held your breath, you just wanna get out, and now you open the door and you have to explain, 'Oh! Listen, there's an odor in there and I didn't do it. It's bad.”
Ellen DeGeneres, My Point... And I Do Have One

Anthony Liccione
“If something bad smells in the basement, it will eventually make its way to the attic.”
Anthony Liccione

Marianne Curley
“I did a research assignment on life in the Middle Ages only last year. I found the era fascinating, all that chivalry and court romance. But I never pictured anything as poor as this village. This is the pits. There's no romance here, definitely no chivary. And it stinks--of sweat and smoke and sewage.”
Marianne Curley, Old Magic

Rebecca McNutt
“It was the smell that hit her first. It was a sterile, antiseptic and very distinctive medical smell, a smell with an underlying metallic reek of blood beneath it. Disturbing as this was, Selena wasn’t necessarily shocked. It was a hospital, after all. Just like schools had a tendency to smell like chalk dust and sweat and cafeteria mystery meat, just like auto shops stank of gasoline and rust, hospitals had an odour reflecting their whole purpose, and it was sort of redundant to try and hide it.”
Rebecca McNutt, Insidious Resident

Richelle E. Goodrich
“One thing about a skunk—once you recognize the markings, you know things are gonna stink.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“You can dress up greed, but you can’t stop the stench.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

K. Martin Beckner
“I wanted to go in and tell them that, but George thought it would just be stirring up some trouble, you know, stirring up the cow pile. A cow pile may looked dried up, but if you stir it up, it can start to stink again.”
K. Martin Beckner, Chips of Red Paint

Otsuichi
“Morino: What does the kidnapper do with those things?

Yuka: Those things?

Morino: You know, the stinky things with four legs that make a lot of noise.

Did she mean the dogs?
Otsuichi, Goth

“This was the kack’s cradle, icky-poo’s bassinet. It was Death and Diarrhea, singing duet.”
Jack Bunbury, He/She Smells a Hoo-Hoo

Brandon Sanderson
“I could take a shower every day in my own bathroom. I almost didn’t know what to do with such luxury. Other than, you know, not stink.”
Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

“If you want to be a genius, it's easy: All you gotta say is, 'Everything stinks.' Then, you're never wrong.”
Wilbur J. Cobb

Emily  Williams
“I can still smell dog poo everywhere. It stinks.”
Emily Williams, Letters to Eloise

“If you want to be a genius, it's easy: All you gotta say is, "Everything stinks." Then, you're never wrong. That's how much of a genius I am! That's how I got to where I am today!”
Wilbur J. Cobb

R.J.  Lawrence
“The boy raised the can to his nose and smelled, his lips wrinkling back as if he'd caught the business end of a skunk.”
R.J. Lawrence, The Fortunate Only

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

Therese Oneill
“You're going to stink, but you can choose your stink.”
Therese Oneill, Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners

Louise Erdrich
“Bad smells made her angry, they were a personal affront.”
Louise Erdrich, The Master Butchers Singing Club

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

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“Like a piece of rotten meat which not only stinks right on its own surface but also surrounds itself with a stinking molecular cloud of stink, so, too, each island of the archipelago created and supported a zone of stink around itself. This zone, more extensive than the Archipelago itself, was the intermediate transmission zone between the small zone of each individual island and the Big Zone—the Big Camp Compound—comprising the entire country.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books III-IV