Diane Ackerman Quotes (8 quotations)

1. Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth. - Diane Ackerman

2. I don't want to be a passenger in my own life. - Diane Ackerman

3. I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. - Diane Ackerman

4. It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between. - Diane Ackerman

5. Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret. - Diane Ackerman

6. Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains... - Diane Ackerman

7. Smell brings to mind... a family dinner of pot roast and sweet potatoes during a myrtle-mad August in a Midwestern town. Smells detonate softly in our memory like poignant land mines hidden under the weedy mass of years. - Diane Ackerman

8. There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools. - Diane Ackerman

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