Nose Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old nose quotes, nose sayings, and nose proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


In the land of the skunk the man with half a nose is king!     

Chris Farley

He that has a great nose, thinks everybody is speaking of it.     

Thomas Fuller

The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.     

Edgar Allan Poe

It takes little talent to see what lies under one's nose, a good deal to know in what direction to point that organ.     

W. H. Auden

My nose was part of my heritage, and if I had talent to sing and to act, why wasn't that enough?     

Barbra Streisand

One has a nose. The nose scents and it chooses. An artist is simply a kind of pig snouting truffles.     

Igor Stravinsky

I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine. Every man for himself and God for us all.     

Miguel de Cervantes

If your nose is up in the air, you cannot see where you are going.     

Mason Cooley

Many a man's tongue broke his nose     

Seumas Macmanus

The nose is generally the organ in which stupidity is most readily displayed.     

Marcel Proust

Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.     

Heinrich Heine

I have a very sensitive nose. I identify with dogs. I understand the world through my nose.     

Erica Jong

Instinct is the nose of the mind.     

Delphine de Girardin

Staying in with you is better than sticking things up my nose     

Lily Allen

It's not how you pick your nose, it's where you put that booger that counts.     

Tre Cool

As soon as you sit down to write about something you are pressing your nose deeper into the sewer of facts.     

Theo Van Gogh