Smell Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old smell quotes, smell sayings, and smell proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Fear has a smell, as love does. Margaret Atwood
A man can smell a woman's sadness. Jill Alexander Essbaum
Smell is the voice of the soul. Shannon Hale
Smell is a word, perfume is literature. Jean-Claude Ellena
Smell is the sense of memory and desire. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Smells are the fallen angels of the senses. Helen Keller
Smell is the mute sense, the one without words. Diane Ackerman
A woman smells well when she smells of nothing. Titus Maccius Plautus
The sense of smell is the hair-trigger of memory. Mary Stewart
The best smell in the world is that man that you love. Jennifer Aniston
The pillow smells like the sunlight, a precious smell. Haruki Murakami
The mere smell of cooking can evoke a whole civilization. Fernand Braudel
Of the five senses, smell is the one with the best memory. Rebecca McClanahan
Smell is the closest thing human beings have to a time machine. Caryl Rivers
Smells could bring a person back clearer than pictures even could. Anne Tyler
Smells are surer than sounds and sights to make the heartstrings crack. Rudyard Kipling
The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Smells, like music, hold memories. She breathed deep, and bottled it up for posterity. Arundhati Roy
Embrace good smells. No cost, no calories, no energy, no time - a quick hit of pleasure. Gretchen Rubin
If peace had a smell,it would be the smell of a library full of old, leather-bound books. Mark Pryor
The smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls, ready to remind us. Marcel Proust
Smell is a long-distance sense, a way of stretching time and finding out in advance what lies ahead. Lyall Watson
Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived. Helen Keller
Smell is a strange sight. It evokes sentimental landscapes through a sudden sketching of the subconscious. Fernando Pessoa
Smell remembers and tells the future.... Smell is home or loneliness. Confidence or betrayal. Smell remembers. Cherrie Moraga
Smell and taste are in fact but a single composite sense, whose laboratory is the mouth and its chimney the nose. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Smell is important. It reminds a person of all the things he's been through; it is a sheath of memories and security. Tove Jansson
For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it's a pity we use it so little. Rachel Carson
The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live. Breathe before it's gone. Rumi
The smell of rain is rich with life. Estela Portillo Trambley