Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted.
— Chinese Proverbs

If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams -- the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
Robert Southey pungent quote

Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
— Louis Aragon

Construed as turf, home just seems a provisional claim, a designation you make upon a place, not one it makes on you. A certain set of buildings, a glimpsed, smudged window-view across a schoolyard, a musty aroma sniffed behind a garage when you were a child, all of which come crowding in upon your latter-day senses -- those are pungent things and vivid, even consoling. But to me they are also inert and nostalgic and unlikely to connect you to the real, to that essence art can sometimes achieve, which is permanence.
— Richard Ford

If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.
— John Dryden