I’m not fascinated by people who smile all the time..


“I’m not fascinated by people who smile all the time. What I find interesting is the way people look when they are lost in thought, when their face becomes angry or serious, when they bite their lip, the way they glance, the way they look down when they walk, when they are alone and smoking a cigarette, when they smirk, the way they half smile, the way they try and hold back tears, the way when their face says they want to say something but can’t, the way they look at someone they want or love… I love the way people look when they do these things. It’s… beautiful.”

~ Unknown




Quote Source: madamescherzo via katyjean.  Source: e-m-p-a-t-i-a via iamabrusselssprout


  1. So true – actually, I don’t trust people who smile all the time. Something fishy about that.


  2. Fitting that this is from unknown. As it should be from all of us. We need to pay attention to the details of our expressions. Thanks for sharing.
    – Michael


  3. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    Love it.


  4. Yes, I think people-watching would be ever-so-much less interesting if we had only smiles to watch. ~ Lily


  5. Me too…some of my favorite photos are the ones I have taken when the person had no idea I was there…


  6. I love this!! And it’s so true..though when I see someone smiling to himself/herself it usually evokes a smile in me…But the wonder is in the thoughtful face – that is revealing a small hint of what is going on inside.


  7. I think those who smile authentically are of interest, but we need to be able to distinguish between authentic and disingenuous which is hard to do on the fly.



  8. Plastic smiles accompanying hard or deceitful eyes. Aaagh, shudder. Such people are always after something from you, while having no intention of giving you anything in return — other than grief, of course.


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