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Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
When I saw you I fell in love. And you smiled because you knew.
It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.
Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.
If an apple blossom or a ripe apple could tell its own story, it would be, still more than its own, the story of the sunshine that smiled upon it, of the winds that whispered to it, of the birds that sang around it, of the storms that visited it, and of the motherly tree that held it and fed it until its petals were unfolded and its form developed.
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.
I became famous so quickly and so young - it was daunting. I was immature and I used to say some really stupid things in interviews. I never smiled on stage so I looked really serious, but it was because I hated my teeth and was incredibly nervous.
My people would love it if I smiled more, if I was more 'approachable.'
This was 1978, when flying was still an occasion, a special grand event that took planning and care. I worked as a TWA flight attendant then. I stood in my Ralph Lauren uniform at the boarding door and smiled at the passengers through lips coated with lipstick that perfectly matched the stripe on my jacket. Mostly, the passengers smiled back.
I knew more about Texas than the Texans and when they told me I would find summer here I smiled knowingly.
Richard H. Davis
I thought, 'OK, Melissa Gilbert is playing my mom, and I'm playing her old role - no pressure.' So I went up to Melissa and said, 'It's such an honor playing your daughter,' and she smiled and said, 'Oh, shut up.' I thought, 'Great, a normal person.'
Blue oblivion, largely lit, smiled and smiled at me.
William Rose Benet
My husband was an Air Force pilot man years ago and recently an Air Force wife thanked me for my service! I laughed and said, 'No, I wasn't in the Air Force, my husband was!' And she smiled and said, 'If he served, you served. And thank you.'
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