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It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when thrust into the affairs of others, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
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Daemon wrote:
It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when thrust into the affairs of others, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


Interesting quote. Did you know that your nose and ears continue to grow throughout your life.

"You reveal your character by what you do with what you have."
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Just like a waistline during a lifetime stint...
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Daemon wrote:
It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when thrust into the affairs of others, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


Perhaps stink is what a nose really to happy about. Though I think that "thrust into the affairs of others" is a part of our (presumably human) an inquisitive and social nature, so to say, the other side of the coin.
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Monsieur Bierce, you have made my morning (perchance the remainder of today too).
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The Olfactory is akin to the Rumour Mill? That's very industrious!
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Professor wrote:
Daemon wrote:
It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when thrust into the affairs of others, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


Interesting quote. Did you know that your nose and ears continue to grow throughout your life.
I suppose my head is overgrowing my ears as the ears are fastly dwindling and my nose is all over my face to the extend of shutting me completely out of other people's affairs. I have enough problems to keep me happy without borrowing a neighbor's.Silenced

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I prefer the quote "Don't put your nose where it was not called."
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the human propensity for voyeurism follows the nose

"Now" is the eternal present.
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Absurdicuss wrote:
the human propensity for voyeurism follows the nose


The toucan's propensity for the flavor of fruit follows the nose.
Marguerite
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The man's wit is just lovely. Where are the Ambrose Bierces of today?
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Daemon wrote:
It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when thrust into the affairs of others, from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


On the contrary, one can trust the nose to smell that which it ought to keep the whole head out from.
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Mark Twain, for me, is the most brilliant "quoter".
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Twain and Bierce knew each other. They have been spoken of as "kindred rivals," a subject discussed here: http://salempress.com/Store/samples/critical_insights/twain_rivals.htm

capitán
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That's a clever way to say it.
I could also say that the nose has a range larger than that of the human arm.
And yet I hear very often that people are accused of not seeing beyond their noses.
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I try to remember anything past the tip of my nose is not my business. It's hard sometimes though.
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Bierce, Twain, and Jerome K. Jerome (whom I discovered via TFD) are my favorites.

Another favorite, and overlooked on TFD, is Alexander Pope. A very, very interesting fellow too!
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