There’s nothing more magical than putting a smile on someone else’s face. Writers are notorious for their ability to manipulate the emotions of their readers. Often, that ability comes with making their readers feel joy in times of hardship. From heart-warming tales to inspirational essays, here are ten quotes that will make you smile!
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Who knows her smile has known a perfect thing.Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac
I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile because it’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself. A mouth-smile is different. You can fake a mouth-smile any time you want, simply by moving your lips. I’ve also learned that a real mouth-smile always has an eye-smile to go with it. So watch out, I say, when someone smiles at you but his eyes stay the same. It’s sure to be a phony.Roald Dahl, Danny the Champion of the World
It made her think that it was curious how much nicer a person looked when he smiled.Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
Your voice changes when you’re smiling, it alters the sound somehow.Gail Honeyman, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
That day, I learned that I could be a giver by simply bringing a smile to another person. The ensuing years have taught me that a kind word, a vote of support is a charitable gift. I can move over and make another place for someone. I can turn my music up if it pleases, or down if it is annoying. I may never be known as a philanthropist, but I certainly am a lover of mankind, and I will give freely of my resources.Maya Angelou, A Letter to My Daughter
If the moon stat up until morning one day, or a ladybug lands and decides to stay, or a little bird sits at your window awhile, it’s because they’re all hoping to see you smile.Nancy Tillman, On the Night You Were Born
He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced–or seemed to face–the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Then Rab began to smile. Everything he had never put into words was in that smile.Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain
Withhold a smile only when the smile can hurt someone. Otherwise, let it bloom forth in a riot.Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
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