Smells - Smelling Quotes

Americans have an ambivalent attitude towards smells, evident in the fact that the very word “smell” has a negative connotation. We prefer aroma, which sounds romantic, or scents, which sounds useful and decorative. Aromas and scents mask smells, smother smells, replace them. “Aroma” conjures up warm fresh bread; “Scents” brings to mind curtains waving in […]

Be scared. You can’t help that. But don’t be afraid. Ain’t nothing in the woods going to hurt you unless you corner it, or it smells that you are afraid. A bear or a deer, too, has got to be scared of a coward the same as a brave man got to be.

Smell is the most evocative of the senses, the one most closely tied to memory, but it’s taken for granted in most instances and suppressed in others. When we plug in an air-freshener or spray something in a room, it’s not so much because we want to experience an aroma – it’s because we want […]

The woman who loves always smells good.

Dogma still smells the same whether it comes from the podium or the pulpit.

Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.

Do unsavory armpits and bad breath make you angry? What good will it do you? Given the mouth and armpits the man has got, that condition is bound to produce these odors. “After all, though, the fellow is endowed with reason, and he is perfectly able to understand what is offensive if he gives any […]

Cyrus collected together all the camels which had come in the train of his army to carry provisions, and mounted riders upon them… The horse has a natural dread of the camel, and cannot abide either the sight or the smell of that animal. The two armies then joined battle, and immediately, the Lydian war-horses, […]

I would rather smell of nothing than of perfume.

Perfume : any smell that is used to drown a worse one.