Quotations About / On:
And he smiled a kind of sickly smile, and curled up on the floor, And the subsequent proceedings interested him no more.
(Francis Bret Harte (1836-1902), U.S. author, journalist, poet. "The Society Upon the Stanislaus," st. 7 (1868).)
He smiled rather too much. He smiled at breakfast, you know.
(Charles Wheeler (b. 1923), British journalist, broadcaster. quoted in Independent (London, Sept. 20, 1990), Inside Story, BBC-1 TV.
Remembering the spy George Blake.)
when you smile,
my heart sings
when you say my name,
the butterflies come alive
EVERY SUCCESSFUL CONVERSATION BEGINS WITH A BROAD SMILE.
Smiling is life's sunshine.
(Tameeka Smith (2014))
A lion's smile is a deer's warning.
(A lion's smile at the sight of a deer is a smile for having found food and a warning for a deer to take off or be the day's meal.)
Profundity must smile.
(Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Lotte in Weimar, Fischer (1939). The Beloved Returns, ch. 7, p. 309, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, Knopf (1940).)
To win hearts, smile kindly on people's weaknesses.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
The weaker the country, the stronger the smile.
(Howard Koch (1901-1995), U.S. screenwriter. Michael Curtiz. Litvinov (Oscar Homolka), Mission to Moscow (1943).
Although in reality highly fictionalized, the film purports to be based on Ambassador Joseph E. Davies memoirs of the same title. Davies himself introduces the film in a prologue.)
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar," ch. 52, Following the Equator (1897).)