„He never stopped smiling and laughing — even while struggling to button his shirt, even while using two canes to get himself across the room to give my mom a kiss. He just woke up a little earlier and worked a little harder.“
— Amy Goodman American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author 1957
Whom the Bell's Palsy Tolls http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20071030_for_whom_the_bells_palsy_tolls/For (referring to her fall 2007 bout of Bell's Palsy).
„While you've a lucifer to light your fag,
Smile, boys, that's the style.
What's the use of worrying?
It never was worth while, so
Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.“
— George Henry Powell songwriter 1880 - 1951
Song Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag (1915).
„My mom used to give me messages like this: "Ummmmmmm... Scott called... IS HE THE GAY??!!" "Well, God, mom, I don't know if he's the gay... that's a lot of pressure on just one guy. He has to do the parade all by himself! 'I'm here! I'm queer!... I guess I'm the only one.'"“
— Margaret Cho American stand-up comedian 1968
„But she woke up just then, and in the moonlight covered herself with a blanket. She smiled at him drowsily and called him "Yero, my hero," and that melted his heart.“
— Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
— Gabriel García Márquez Colombian writer 1927 - 2014
„He kissed her anyway, lightly on the cheek, before she turned to get her coat, thinking how long he had known her and how little he knew her and how little he knew of how much or little there was in her to know.“
— Patricia A. McKillip American fantasy writer 1948
The Snow Queen in Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (eds.) Snow White, Blood Red (1993), p. 363
„She held the cup; and he the while
Sat gazing on her playful smile,
As all the wine he wished to sip
Was one kiss from her rosebud lip.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
(8th February 1823) Medallion Wafers: Hercules and Iole (22nd February 1823) Leander and Hero see The Vow of the Peacock (1835) (1st March 1823) An Old Man over the Body of his Son see The Vow of the Peacock (1835)