Quotes with smell
The corridor which led to it had a smell of old carpet and furniture oil and the drab anonymity of a thousand shabby lives.
The Little Sister (1949)
Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.
Pilgrimage to Bethlehem. Published in The New York Times on December 23, 1984.
A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers.
I was enthralled by everything connected with the cinema — not just the movies themselves but the aura that surrounded them. I loved the luminous rectangle of the screen, the sight of the beam slicing through the darkness from the projection booth, the miraculous synchronization of sound and vision, even the dusty smell of the tip-up seats. More than anything else, though I was fascinated by the actual mechanics of the process.
Roman by Polanski (1984)
It is sometimes very hard to tell the difference between history and the smell of a skunk.
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon