Smells - Smelling Quotes

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.

We don’t have to teach the general elements of human nature; – the five senses, seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling. They are universal; so would religion be were it natural, but it is not.

When Death puts out our flame the snuff will tell – If we were wax or tallow, by the smell.

The more you stir it, the more it stinks.

Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.

Hay smells different to lovers and horses.

Do we hear nothing as yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying God? Do we smell nothing as yet of the divine decomposition? Gods, too, decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.