Smells - Smelling Quotes

If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue.

I love to cook and I love food, so for me the first experience of that is always the smell. I also think that the connections we make, whether good or bad, are always connected to smell.

Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin—inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.

What is the most precious, the most exciting smell awaiting you in the house when you return to it after a dozen years or so? The smell of roses, you think? No, mouldering books.

He had reason to believe the stercoraceous flavour, condemned by prejudice as a stink, was, in fact, most agreeable to the organs of smelling; for, that every person who pretended to nauseate the smell of another’s excretions, snuffed up his own with particular complacency.

We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.

The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking. Immediately at the moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertories through the brain, polling one center after another for signs of re-recognition, for old memories and […]

Those with congenital anosmia frequently insist that they have the same sense of taste that those with a normal olfactory sense have. If they were using the word “taste” in the very restricted way that psychophysicists do, that is, referring only to the gustatory sense, I would agree. In fact, I would even agree that […]

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the flower leaves on the heel of the one that crushed it.

Elevators smell different to midgets.