„There was the smell of old books, a smell that has a way of making all libraries seem the same. Some say that smell is asbestos.“
— Scott Douglas American wheelchair tennis player 1963
Fonte: Quiet, Please: Dispatches From A Public Librarian
— Diane Setterfield, livro The Thirteenth Tale
Fonte: The Thirteenth Tale
„The place was part museum, part library, and part archive; I loved it at first sight…and smell, for here there were thousands of printed books, many very old indeed, and nothing smells quite as wonderful as old books.“
— Dan Simmons, livro The Fall of Hyperion
Fonte: The Fall of Hyperion (1990), Chapter 32 (p. 269)
— Elizabeth Kostova, livro The Swan Thieves
Fonte: The Swan Thieves
— Elizabeth Peters American author and egyptologist 1927 - 2013
Fonte: Houses of Stone
„The place smelled of fairgrounds, of lazy crowds, of nights when you stayed out because you couldn't go to bed, and it smelled like New York, of its calm and brutal indifference.“
— Georges Simenon Belgian writer 1903 - 1989
Fonte: Three Bedrooms in Manhattan
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
BookExpo America, Los Angeles (May 2008). Reported in USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2008-06-01-1819108364_x.htm (June 1, 2008) and The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/jun/03/news.amazon (3 June 2008)
„It doesn't smell of sulphur any more. No, it smells of something else. It smells of hope, and you have to have hope in your heart.“
— Hugo Chávez 48th President of Venezuela 1954 - 2013
Speech at the U.N, welcoming the Obama administration. (September 2009) BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20712033
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
1840s, Essays: First Series (1841), Self-Reliance
Contexto: In this pleasing contrite wood-life which God allows me, let me record day by day my honest thought without prospect or retrospect, and, I cannot doubt it, it will be found symmetrical, though I mean it not and see it not. My book should smell of pines and resound with the hum of insects.
— Julian (emperor) Roman Emperor, philosopher and writer 331 - 363
As quoted in The Barbarian's Beverage: A History of Beer in Ancient Europe (2005) by Max Nelson, p. 28. In this epigram, Julian mocked the beer of the Germans and Celts as disgusting in comparison with wine.
Contexto: Who and from where are you Dionysus?
Since by the true Bacchus,
I do not recognize you; I know only the son of Zeus.
While he smells like nectar, you smell like a goat.
Can it be then that the Celts because of lack of grapes
Made you from cereals? Therefore one should call you
Demetrius, not Dionysus, rather wheat born and Bromus,
— Thomas Mann, livro Tonio Kröger
Variant translation: It is strange. If an idea gains control of you, you will find it expressed everywhere, you will actually smell it in the wind.
As translated by Bayard Quincy Morgan
Tonio Kröger (1903)
— Vespasian Emperor of Ancient Rome, founder of the Flavian dynasty 9 - 79
Chmaber's Dictionary of Quotations, p. 879-880, attributed "His son Titus had objected to a tax on the contents of the city's urinals (used by fullers). Quoted in Suetonius Vespasian, chapter 23.
— Jack Benny comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor 1894 - 1974
The Jack Benny Program (Radio: 1932-1955), The Jack Benny Program (Television: 1950-1965)
— Richard Paul Evans, livro The Christmas Box
Fonte: The Christmas Box