— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
— Jon Bon Jovi American singer and musician 1962
You Give Love A Bad Name
Music, Slippery When Wet (1986)
Source: The Apostle
Source: Burnt Offerings
„I heard them hymn his name--his power,--
I heard them, and I smiled;
How could they say the earth was ruled
By but a sleeping child?“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
L’Amore Dominatore from Literary Souvenir, 1826
The Vow of the Peacock (1835)
„Do you remember back at the hotel when you promised that if we lived, you'd get dressed up in a nurse's outfit and give me a sponge bath?"
"Actually, I think you misheard," Clary said. "It was Simon who promised you the sponge bath."
Jace looked involuntarily over at Simon, who smiled at him widely. "As soon as I'm back on my feet, handsome.“
"I knew we should have left you a rat."
Jace, Clary, and Simon, pg. 296-297
The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007)
„Whenever I go anywhere I find persons in humble situations who smile at me and wish me well. I smile back and wish them well. It is because at some time or other I have tipped them. To me the system has never been an annoyance but a delightful opportunity for the exercise of tact and judgment.“
— Gouverneur Morris American politician 1752 - 1816
Bohemian San Francisco, Its Restaurants and Their Most Famous Recipes—The Elegant Art of Dining http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/9464/pg9464.html, 1914, by Clarence E. Edwords
„And what, if you don’t mind me asking, is really important?”
Valkyrie holds her hand palm upwards, and it starts to glow from within. She smiles at him.
“Magic,” she says.“
— Derek Landy, The Dying of the Light
Source: The Dying of the Light
„A group of women around a shattered man.
I said with a smile: Let's call him Qais, Laila's mad lover.
The termperature sank abruptly.
Never in my life did I see eyes like those with trailing dresses.
The moment I left him they had, of course, to come after me.
And there they waited for me, one after the other.
I was in a rural city, a strange place on the banks of a river.
And even without my smiling, the shattered man had tired me.
It was in the old house that our meeting took place, and my jokes turned into blood.
I killed them with classic boredom.“
— Ounsi el-Hajj Lebanese poet, journalist, and translator 1937 - 2014
An Anthology of Modern Arabic Poetry, p. 75
„With filial confidence inspired,
Can lift to Heaven an unpresumptuous eye,
And smiling say, My Father made them all!“
Source: The Task (1785), Book V, The Winter Morning Walk, Line 745.
Source: Angels & Demons
„The man smiled at him a sly smile. As if they knew a secret between them, these two. Something of age and youth and their claims and the justice of those claims. And of their claims upon them. The world past, the world to come. Their common transciencies. Above all a knowing deep in the bone that beauty and loss are one.“
Cities of the Plain (1998)
„If my goals and victories can help the world remember Chernobyl and bring a smile to the face of the people still suffering then I dedicate all my success to them.“
— Andriy Shevchenko Ukrainian association football player 1976
„When some were saying that if Cæsar should march against the city they could not see what forces there were to resist him, Pompey replied with a smile, bidding them be in no concern, "for whenever I stamp my foot in any part of Italy there will rise up forces enough in an instant, both horse and foot."“
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
Life of Pompey
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)