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Nose Food Quotes

“The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.”

Garrison Keillor


“When the face is washed care must be taken to dry the nose downward, not upward, and whenever the nose is touched with the hand or handkerchief, the same advice must be borne in mind or very ugly results will follow.”

Mrs Humphrey, ‘How to Be Pretty Though Plain’ (London, 1899)


"There was a Young Lady whose nose,
Continually prospers and grows;
When it grew out of sight,
     she exclaimed in a fright,
'Oh! Farewell to the end of my nose!'"

Edward Lear, English artist, writer; known for his 'literary nonsense' & limericks  (1812-1888)


“...smell and taste are in fact but a single composite sense, whose laboratory is the mouth and its chimney the nose....”

Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)


“Eat with the fingers, drink with the nose.”

Joseph Delteil, French writer (1894-1978).


“For unknown foods, the nose acts always as a sentinel and cries. 'Who goes there?”

Jean-Antheleme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)



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