Quotations About / On: SMILE

  • 31.
    The morose one refuses to smile even when he has just had his teeth cleaned.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 32.
    [They] exchanged the quick, brilliant smile of women who dislike each other on sight.
    (Marshall Pugh (b. 1925), British journalist, author. The Chancer, ch. 2 (1959).)
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  • 33.
    The giving is the hardest part; what does it cost to add a smile?
    (Jean De La Bruyère (1645-1696), French writer, moralist. "Of the Court," aph. 45, Characters (1688).)
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  • 34.
    The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "Copper Beeches," (1892).)
  • 35.
    Sweet smiles soften judgment. Sweet haunches unseat it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 36.
    The villain may be good looking, but his smile is never quite right.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 37.
    Nostalgia paints a smile on the stony face of the past.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 38.
    She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.
    (Raymond Chandler (1888-1959), U.S. author. Philip Marlowe, in Farewell, My Lovely, ch. 18 (1940). Referring to Helen Grayle.)
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  • 39.
    The smile of a politician is strong and friendly, but noncommittal.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 40.
    Old photograph: amid the set poses of her family, a young girl smiles and raises her hand a little.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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