Wink Sayings and Quotes

When done properly, a wink can convey the punch line of a joke effortlessly, or be used as a flirtation tool. But for amateurs, it can be disastrous, leading to awkwardness for those that haven’t mastered the delicate facial choreography needed for pulling off a flawless wink. Below you’ll find a collection of humorous quotes about the art of the wink.


Every time you wink the stars move.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wink at small faults; remember thou hast great ones.     

Benjamin Franklin

Maybe that's what life is... a wink of the eye and winking stars.     

Jack Kerouac

Wink and shut their apprehensions up.     

John Marston

As soon as you wink, you close your eyes to reality.     

Ljupka Cvetanova

He gave me what was probably meant to be a significant wink, but a corner of his mouth moved more than his eye did and the result was a fairly startling face.     

Dashiell Hammett

Clearly, his winks were some sort of superpower, because I swear that if he asked me to jump from the roof of a tall building and then winked, I’d jump.     

C.P. Smith

The boy doesn’t wink, but he gives me the kind of smile that goes with one.     

Ally Carter

A nod is as good as a wink to a blind badger.      

Louise Rennison

Life is a winking light in the darkness.     

Hayao Miyazaki

Victorian sorrow: the stars are winking in the sky, but not for us.     

Mason Cooley

Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.      

Regina Brett

Justice may wink a while, but see at last.      

Thomas Middleton