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Letter "S" » scent
«Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains...»
Author: Diane Ackerman
, conjure up
«A scent of jasmine and a rasp of sand.»
«Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.»
«Nature, exerting an unwearied power,Forms, opens, and gives scent to every flower.»
«A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.»
«Beauty without virtue is like a rose without scent.»
«No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.»
«I am willing to admit that some people might live there for years, or even a lifetime, so protected that they never sense the sweet stench of corruption that is all around them -- the keen, thin scent of decay that pervades everything and accuses with a terrible accusation the superficial youthfulness, the abounding undergraduate noise, that fills those ancient buildings.»
Author: Thomas Merton
, ancient people
, The Sweet
«A man has his distinctive personal scent which his wife, his children and his dog can recognize. A crowd has a generalized stink. The public is odorless.»
«But, soft! methinks I scent the morning air.»