„The only acting you ever see at the Oscars is when people act like they're not mad they lost. Nicole Kidman was smiling so wide, she should have won an Emmy at the Oscars for her great performance. I was like, "If you'd done that in the movie, you'd have won an Oscar, girl."“
— Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965
At the Academy Awards as host
„Eisenhower had about the most expressive face I ever painted, I guess. Just like an actor's. Very mobile. When he talked, he used all the facial muscles. And he had a great, wide mouth that I liked. When he smiled, it was just like the sun came out.“
— Norman Rockwell Armatian 1894 - 1978
As quoted in A Rockwell Portrait : An Intimate Biography (1978) by Donald Walton, p. 198
„So what if they were in Tartarus? So what if they stood a slim chance of surviving? He was so glad that they were together, he had the ridiculous urge to smile.“
— Rick Riordan, livro The House of Hades
Fonte: The House of Hades
„He was a soldier and he marched where he was ordered to march and he killed the king's enemies when he arrived. That was his job and the army was his home and he loved both even though he knew he would have to fight like a gutter-born bastard for every step of advancement that other men took for granted. And he knew too that he would never be prized for his birth or his wit or his wealth, but would only be reckoned as good as his last fight, but that thought made him smile. For Sharpe's last battle had been against the best soldier France had and Sharpe had drowned the bastard like a rat. Sharpe had won, Loup was dead, and it was over at last: Sharpe's battle.“
— Bernard Cornwell British writer 1944
Captain Richard Sharpe, p. 354
Sharpe (Novel Series), Sharpe's Battle (1995)
„He saw the girl watching him and he smiled at her. It was an old smile that he had been using for fifty years, ever since he first smiled…“
— Ernest Hemingway, livro Across the River and into the Trees
Fonte: Across the River and into the Trees
„The groom always smiles proudly because he's convinced he's accomplished something quite wonderful. The bride smiles because she's been able to convince him of it.“
— Judith McNaught, livro A Kingdom of Dreams
Fonte: A Kingdom of Dreams
— Clifford D. Simak, Highway of Eternity
Highway of Eternity (1986)
Contexto: He stirred again, halfway between sleep and wakefulness, and he was not alone. Across the fire from him sat, or seemed to sit, a man wrapped in some all-enveloping covering that might have been a cloak, wearing on his head a conical hat that dropped down so far it hid his face. Beside him sat the wolf — the wolf, for Boone was certain that it was the same wolf with which he'd found himself sitting nose to nose when he had wakened the night before. The wolf was smiling at him, and he had never known that a wolf could smile.
He stared at the hat. Who are you? What is this about?
He spoke in his mind, talking to himself, not really to the hat. He had not spoken aloud for fear of startling the wolf.
The Hat replied. It is about the brotherhood of life. Who I am is of no consequence. I am only here to act as an interpreter.
An interpreter for whom?
For the wolf and you.
But the wolf does not talk.
No, he does not talk. But he thinks. He is greatly pleased and puzzled.
Puzzled I can understand. But pleased?
He feels a sameness with you. He senses something in you that reminds him of himself. He puzzles what you are.
In time to come, said Boone, he will be one with us. He will become a dog.
If he knew that, said The Hat, it would not impress him. He thinks now to be one with you. An equal. A dog is not your equal...
— Robert Jordan, livro The Eye of the World
Fonte: The Eye of the World
„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
„I smiled, remembering Art's line about doctors being illpolitical. He meant it the way you used words like illiterate. Art always said doctors not only held no political views, but also were incapable of them. "It's like the military," he had once said. "Political views are considered unprofessional."“
— Michael Crichton, livro A Case of Need
A Case of Need (1968)
„I have never seen a man look and smile, sit and walk like that, he thought. I, also, would like to look and smile, sit and walk like that, so free, so worthy, so restrained, so candid, so childlike and mysterious. A man only looks and walks like that when he has conquered his self. I also will conquer my self.“
— Hermann Hesse German writer 1877 - 1962
H. Rosner, trans. (Bantam: 1971), p. 35
„I am happier than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh. Mr. Darcy sends you all the love in the world, that he can spare from me.“
— Jane Austen, livro Orgulho e Preconceito
Fonte: Pride and Prejudice
„She was staying. A little longer.
V smiled to himself. So this was what winning the lottery felt like.“
— Jessica Bird, livro Lover Unbound
Fonte: Lover Unbound
„It was such an unexpected and genuine smile that if I only had a soul I'm sure I would have felt quite guilty.“
— Jeff Lindsay, livro Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Fonte: Darkly Dreaming Dexter
„I love you," I told him. There. Nice and simple. "I knew you would find me."
He smiled at me. "I would never stop looking.“
— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Fonte: Magic Breaks
„“Let’s waste a little time, hmm?”
“A nice euphemism, sir,” she mused distantly.
He smiled. “Come and help me think of better ones.”
She smiled and they both looked at each other.
There was a long pause.“
— Iain Banks, Culture series
Fonte: Culture series, Use of Weapons (1990), Chapter IX (p. 157).