quote by Charles Dickens

There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk.

— Charles Dickens

Dreamy Smirk quotations

Every morning I wake up with a purpose and a smirk

I have started smiling! I've mastered this smirk; it's a smile that isn't a smile.

Now I must give one smirk and then we may be rational again

Many religions now come before us with ingratiating smirks and outspread hands, like an unctuous merchant in a bazaar. They offer consolation and solidarity and uplift, competing as they do in a marketplace. But we have a right to remember how barbarically they behaved when they were strong and were making an offer that people could not refuse.

There was that half-smirk again, playing around his lips, as if he was deciding whether the situation was amusing enough to warrant a full smile.

Never trust a species that grins all the time. It’s up to something.

Self-inflicted misery smirks under its crown of thorns.

Poets speak of hope in ladies smiles, but give me a smirk any day, I say.

It is horrid to smirk.

In Paris, the greatest expression of personal satisfaction known to man is the smirk on the face of a male, highly pleased with himself as he leaves the boudoir of a lady.

I don't fear death; I welcome it with open arms and a smirk. But until that wondrous day, I will continue to savor and celebrate all those who have graduated before me.

Oh, painted smirk of a hopeless dawn, the girl is still wearing her breeches.

The language of freedom-fighting was so co-opted by the baby boomers in order to express their now-hopelessly compromised ideologies that no other generation could emulate it without a smirk. This has created an apathetic generation in the West, with young people no longer distinguishing between the old order and the new.

Did you ever meet someone named Caleb?" I say.

'Caleb," Fernando says. "Yes, there was a Caleb in my initiate class. Brilliant, but he was... what's the colloquial term for it? A suck-up." he smirks.

Annabeth didn’t want to sleep, but her body betrayed her.

Her eyelids turned to lead. “Percy, wake me for second watch. Don’t be a hero.” He gave her that smirk she’d come to love. “Who, me?” He kissed her, his lips parched and feverishly warm. “Sleep.

The prison scandal is really hurting President Bush's poll numbers.

In fact, I hear he's already working on his concession smirk.

My imagination? No, I don't think it's VIVID at all.

On the contrary, it's not nearly potent enough. My poor imaginative faculties have always needed...extentions. That's why I'm here with you. You're smiling again, or rather you're SMIRKING. Funny word, smirk. Rather like an extraterrestrial surname. Simon Smirk. How do you think that sounds?

We do not smirk at the misery or the merrymaking of immoral culture.

We weep. Being pilgrims does not mean being cynical. The salt of the earth does not mock rotting meat. Where it can, it saves and seasons. And where it can’t, it weeps.

Tony Blair is a decent man who genuinely thinks what he is doing is justified.

But when he sees men such as George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld smirking and boasting as they announce their Shock and Awe offensive, we hope he understands why we believe we have been dragged into something we should have been fighting tooth and nail to stop.

Oh, Wax has always been solemn, but when he's at his best, there's a smirk underneath.

David I knock you out! - While pointing to the camera with a smirk.

I smirk as Peter misses again. I can't help myself. "Hey, Peter," I say, " Remember what a target is?

"I think forever is an incorrect concept," I answered.

He smirked. "You're an incorrect concept." "I know. That's why I'm being taken out of the rotation".

I can understand how someone might read wearing a blonde wig as a desire to be white, but I suspect that the same shaming smirk can happen if you wear a big afro or any number of other hairstyles.

We were greeted by the minister whose inclusive, non-judgemental smile was no more than a whisker away from a smirk. Have I made it clear? I don't like belief systems and even less like those that peddle self-righteousness. I have no doubt the minister was a sincere man, but I am not as impressed by the idea of sincerity as the sincere seem to be.

Jacob's little smirk became a full-blown grin, and I knew he was picturing Charlie showing up to arrest him. This grin was too bitter, too full of mocking to satisfy me. This wasn't the smile I'd been waiting to see.

Foaly: Anyone see you come in here? Holly: The FBI, CIA, NSA, DEA, MI6.

Oh, and the EIB. Foaly: The EIB? Holly: (smirking) Everyone in the building.

A constant smirk upon the face, and a whiffing activity of the body, are strong indications of futility.

By seeing the way a joke worked in the horseplay of a printing shop two centuries ago, we may be able to recapture that missing element—laughter, sheer laughter, the thigh-slapping, rib-cracking Rabelaisian kind, rather than the Voltairian smirk with which we are familiar.

As the Democrats get revved up at their convention in Boston, President Bush is fighting back the only way he knows how: by going on vacation! Ah, it's nice to take a rest, replenish your supply of smirks. The vacation was expected, because Bush traditionally takes a month off every summer to relax and avoid reading National Security Warnings.

I'm not in a position where I get to pick and choose roles.

I usually go on auditions in long lines and embarrass myself in front of casting directors, and with a lump in my throat and my ears burning, I walk past reception and smirking actors as I go to the parking garage and go back on the highway.

You aim comedy up. If comedy is aimed down, you're a jerk. You laugh at the powerful as a way of bringing them down to your level or bring yourself up to theirs. Donald Trump doesn't actually laugh. I've never seen him do anything other than smirking. He doesn't have a sense of humour. He's just mean.

I search the phrase "Kellyanne Conway fails," and I'm just watching that Scottie [Nell Hughes] woman smirk all the time.

He who before was the money owner, now strides in front as capitalist;

the possessor of labor-power follows as his laborer. The one with an air of importance, smirking, intent on business; the other hesitant, like one who is bringing his own hide to market and has nothing to expect but a hiding.

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