Quotes about a smile

A collection of quotes on the topic of smile, likeness, herring, love.

Best quotes about a smile

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Thich Nhat Hanh photo

„Smile, breathe and go slowly.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926

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„Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Often attributed to Dr. Seuss without citation; also cited as an anonymous proverb.
This quote has also been attributed to Gabriel García Márquez, in Spanish: "No llores porque ya se terminó, sonríe porque sucedió."
Compare lines from In Memoriam A.H.H. of Tennyson:
  'Tis better to have loved and lost
  Than never to have loved at all.
Disputed
Variant: Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

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„One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.“

—  William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Source: Hamlet

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„You'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.“

—  Charlie Chaplin British comic actor and filmmaker 1889 - 1977

Lyrics to "Smile", written by John Turner and Geoffrey Claremont Parsons in 1954, the music of which was composed by Chaplin in 1936. - "Smile" music, as used in Modern Times (1936) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps6ck1ejoAw - "Smile" tribute to Chaplin, as sung by Michael Jackson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu-rLA4POkI
Misattributed
Context: Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though its breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile with your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll find that life is still worthwhile If you just
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile.

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„I love those who can smile in trouble…“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

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„Sex is the most fun you can have without laughing.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

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„Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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Citát „In real life, I'm a really smiley person. I smile when I talk and I laugh.“
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„You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Variant: You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect — you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break — her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.

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„Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway“

—  Robert Downey Jr. American actor 1965

Robert Downey Jr. on Inside The Actors Studio, quoting Judd Nelson, 2006-07-09

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„I hate smiling. It makes me feel weak and powerless and small. I've always been like that; I don't smile in any pictures.“

—  Billie Eilish American singer-songwriter 2001

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/art-books-music/a13040159/billie-eilish-interview/

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„I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give'em yours!“

—  Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946

Variant: If you see someone without a smile give them yours.

„Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss.“

—  Banksy pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter

Other sources
Source: Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall
Context: Bus stops are far more interesting and useful places to have art than in museums. Graffiti has more chance of meaning something or changing stuff than anything indoors. Graffiti has been used to start revolutions, stop wars, and generally is the voice of people who aren't listened to. Graffiti is one of those few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make somebody smile while they're having a piss.

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„Smile -- it increases your face value.“

—  Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946

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„He smiled, and his face was like the sun.“

—  Madeline Miller, book The Song of Achilles

Source: The Song of Achilles

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„I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.“

—  Meryl Streep American actress 1949

Misattributed to Meryl Streep (and widely disseminated on the Internet as of August/September 2014), this quote is allegedly a translation of a text by the author José Micard Teixeira, the original of which begins (in Portuguese): "Já não tenho paciência para algumas coisas, não porque me tenha tornado arrogante..."
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Citát „The best curve on a woman's body is her smile. “
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„The best curve on a woman's body is her smile. “

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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„Behind every smile there's teeth.“

—  Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 BC

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„The sweetest smiles hold the darkest secrets…“

—  Sara Shepard, book Flawless

Source: Flawless

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„Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.“

—  Laura Ingalls Wilder American children's writer, diarist, and journalist 1867 - 1957

Michael Landon, in Little House on the Prairie (TV series), Season 2, Ep 8 (5 November 1975) "Remember Me", Part 1
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„Smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad.“

—  Anne Brontë, book The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Source: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), Ch. XV : An Encounter and its Consequences; Gilbert Markham

Citát „Nothing left to do but smile.“
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„Nothing left to do but smile.“

—  Jerry Garcia American musician and member of the Grateful Dead 1942 - 1995

Source: The Wisdom of Jerry Garcia

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„I don't like girls who wear lots of make-up and you can't see their face. Some girls are beautiful but insecure and look much better without the make-up, but decide to put loads on. I like girls with nice eyes and a nice smile.“

—  Justin Bieber Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor 1994

Quoted in MTV Justin Bieber: "Girls Look Better Without Make-Up" http://www.mtv.co.uk/news/justin-bieber/202740-justin-bieber, April 2010

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„There is a smile of love,
And there is a smile of deceit,
And there is a smile of smiles
In which these two smiles meet.“

—  William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827

The Smile, st. 1
1800s, Poems from the Pickering Manuscript (c. 1805)

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„And I understood that in man dwells Love! I was glad that God had already begun to show me what He had promised, and I smiled for the first time.“

—  Leo Tolstoy, book What Men Live By

Source: What Men Live By (1881), Ch. XI
Context: Then I remembered the first lesson God had set me: "Learn what dwells in man." And I understood that in man dwells Love! I was glad that God had already begun to show me what He had promised, and I smiled for the first time.

„Slowly the joy of flower and bird
Did like a tide withdraw;
And in the heaven a silent star
Smiled on me, infinitely far.“

—  Francis William Bourdillon British poet 1852 - 1921

" The Chantry Of The Cherubim http://www.bartleby.com/236/219.html" in The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse (1917) by D. H. S. Nicholson.
Context: p>I walk as one unclothed of flesh,
I wash my spirit clean;
I see old miracles afresh,
And wonders yet unseen.
I will not leave Thee till Thou give
Some word whereby my soul may live!I listened — but no voice I heard;
I looked — no likeness saw;
Slowly the joy of flower and bird
Did like a tide withdraw;
And in the heaven a silent star
Smiled on me, infinitely far.</p

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Nora Roberts photo

„What if there's a fire?" Glenna said sweetly, and Cian merely smiled. "Then I guess you'd better open a window, and fly.“

—  Nora Roberts American romance writer 1950

Source: Morrigan's Cross

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„Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.“

—  Christina Rossetti English poet 1830 - 1894

Remember, l. 13-14.
Source: Pre-Raphaelite Poetry: An Anthology

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„The moon like a flower
In heaven's high bower,
With silent delight,
Sits and smiles on the night.“

—  William Blake, Night

Night, st. 1
1780s, Songs of Innocence (1789–1790)

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„Everyone smiles in the same language.“

—  George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008

„A smile is the best way to get away with trouble even if it’s a fake one.“

—  Masashi Kishimoto, book Naruto

Source: Naruto, Vol. 01: The Tests of the Ninja

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„What have I eaten? Lies and smiles.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

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„In the time of your life, live—so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.“

—  William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life (1939)
Context: Remember that every man is a variation of yourself. No man's guilt is not yours, nor is any man's innocence a thing apart. Despise evil and ungodliness, but not men of ungodliness or evil. These, understand. Have no shame in being kindly and gentle, but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret. In the time of your life, live — so that in the wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.
Context: In the time of your life, live — so that in that good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding-place and let it be free and unashamed. Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world. Ignore the obvious, for it is unworthy of the clear eye and the kindly heart. Be the inferior of no man, nor of any man be the superior. Remember that every man is a variation of yourself. No man's guilt is not yours, nor is any man's innocence a thing apart. Despise evil and ungodliness, but not men of ungodliness or evil. These, understand. Have no shame in being kindly and gentle, but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret. In the time of your life, live — so that in the wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.

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„Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone.“

—  Susanna Kaysen, book Girl, Interrupted

Source: Girl, Interrupted

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„Smooth and smiling faces everywhere, but ruin in their eyes.“

—  Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980

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„If the moon smiled, she would resemble you.
You leave the same impression
Of something beautiful, but annihilating.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

Source: Ariel: The Restored Edition

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„Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than to remember me and cry.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

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