Quotes / When She Smiles

I was so happy when you smiled
Your smile breaks through the clouds of grey
Far from the sunny days that lie in sleep
For Fruits Basket, Fruits Basket opening theme

I'm in he-eaven
I'm in he-eaven
I'm in he-eaven
When you smile.

I'm standing here
I really don't think you could know
That I'm in heaven when you smile
The Stone Roses, "Standing Here"

It's like I never had to
See it in your eyes, or feel it;
I could tell, when you smile
The Flaming Lips, "When You Smile"

When you shine
You know you take
A massive part out of me
And when you smile
You know you blind me
To all the horrors I see
Spiritualized, "Smiles"

You make me smile like the sun
Fall out of bed, sing like bird
Dizzy in my head, spin like a record
Crazy on a Sunday night
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Oh, you make me smile
Uncle Kracker, "Smile"

Vince grinned, and for a second, he didn't look at all nondescript. He had the kind of smile that could change the climate of a room.
Harry Dresden, Narrator, Turn Coat

Rosalie's expression normally said, you'll have to do better than that to get my attention. That might have been what made her happiness so arresting when she displayed it, come to think of it.

Feel like I'm in heaven when you're with me
Know that I'm in heaven when you smile
Tom Waits, "Little Trip To Heaven (On The Wings Of Your Love)"

Here in town you can tell he's been down for a while,
But, my God, it's so beautiful when the boy smiles,
Wanna hold him. Maybe I'll just sing about it.
Breathe, Anna Nalick

And then he did smile, and it was worth it. That sense of security she got when he gave her an almost identical smile after saving her from enemy yakuza, or reassurance that he didn't regret being involved with her.... It was that smile, so everything was okay after all.
Tsuruya, Kyon: Big Damn Hero

But his smile when he turned it on you was quite remarkable. It seemed to be composed of all the worst things that life can do to you, but which, when he briefly reassembled them in that particular order on his face, made you suddenly feel, "Oh. Well that's all right then."

'Cause I love to make you smile, smile, smile (Yes I do)
it fills my heart with sunshine all the while (Yes it does)

Whenever I see your smiling face
I have to smile myself
Because I love you (Yes, I do)
And when you give me that pretty little pout
It turns me inside out
There's something about you, baby (I don't know)
James Taylor, "Your Smiling Face"

You have no idea what that dazzling smile of yours does to my insides...

(I think it's the first time I see her smiling, without being on her guards. It feels like she's a different person.)
— The Main Protagonist musing about Kaori Yae, Tokimeki Memorial 2 Substories: Dancing Summer Vacation

This is the story of a girl
Who cried a river and drowned the whole world
And while she looks so sad in photographs
I absolutely love her
When she smiles
Nine Days, "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)"

And when she smiles she makes the sun shine
And fills the day with mornin' dew
Happiness runs in the family
She's a girl from the good earth and the high tree forest
And she's just about the happiest girl I ever knew
Matthews' Southern Comfort, "And When She Smiles (She Makes The Sun Shine)"

Luna understands, in that instant, but still gives him that look. That look of utmost respect, and that happy, trusting smile that could melt anyone down to acid. Luna is Luna, and she always seems to be in love when she gives that smile.
affairs and occurrences, a Virtue's Last Reward fic note 

There! That's it! That's the Naminé I remember. Yeah...I really liked it when you used to smile. Of course, that was really only in my fake memories. But what I'm feeling now definitely isn't fake. It's real.

"Every morning, I bring you a cup of coffee just so I can see a smile on your face."
Richard Castle to Det. Kate Beckett, "Always"

I was born to make you happy,
I think it's just my style.
Everywhere I go, I'll tell everyone I know,
I love to see you smile.
Randy Newman, "I Love to See You Smile"

She gave him a rare sheepish, simply pure smile then, making Shinji sit petrified at her beauty. God, thought the boy as he admired her, that's just… beautiful. Perfect… Her smile, it was devoid of any pain, any remorse or disgust, it was the purest smile he had ever seen. Simply breathtaking.
Scar Tissue, chapter 12

She gave me her most beautiful smile, before reverting to her arrogant self. If I had not been seated on my bed, I might have fallen on the floor. For that brief moment, she had really been the most gorgeous person I had ever seen.
Shinji Ikari, The One I Love Is, chapter 3

Sita smiled her warm white smile that had never an equal then in all the worlds, nor ever shall.
The Ramayana, William Buck translation

Then, to his considerable surprise, she smiled at him, something she hadn't done since before the last Angel battle. Shinji felt his heartbeat accelerating as he looked at her.
Shinji looking at Asuka, Superwomen of Eva 2: Lone Heir of Krypton, chapter 16

"I will never forget that smile you gave me when you said 'I do' in front of the priest. And it may take my entire life to repay you for that smile, but I'll do it."
Shinji to Asuka, The Child of Love, epilogue

Asuka. He imagined her standing at the end of a long polished corridor. She was in her HERZ uniform with her usual eye patch and arm harness. She held Akiko in her arms and smiled at him. It was a smile that could break his heart.
Shinji, HERZ, chapter 10

Once they were almost alone on the bus, Asuka felt safe to talk to him, and rested her head on her arms on the back of Shinji's seat. Shinji was staring out the window, a faintly sad look on his face. She poked him in the back of the head. "Why the glum look, Shinji?"
Shinji blinked and snapped out of his distracted fugue. "Uh? Oh, it's nothing."
She poked him again. "Bullshit. Talk, Third. I like it when you smile too."
Advice and Trust, chapter 3

He accepts it without thinking twice, ignoring the blood. I'm not sure, but I think I manage to smile as well, because he suddenly smiles back as he grips my hand with both of his.
I would have moved the universe to see that smile.
Kaoru to Shinji, Higher Learning, prologue

Then Asuka's lips curled up, an almost-smile. It was the most beautiful expression Shinji had seen on her face since before she took Keiko into combat.

He never managed to say to her face that it was all worth it to see that wisp of a smile and hear her calling him ‘baka’ again in that softer voice.
Shinji, A Crown of Stars

If Asuka had fought that day in her usual manner, he might have been able to persuade her. But he hadn't stood a chance against the still tired yet serene smile that she had worn the whole time, so he eventually had given in when she softly asked him to just drive extra carefully.
Shinji, The Second Try

When you smile, we can see the sun
Supertramp, "Know who you are"

I feel a bit uneasy around her. But even though I'm not reserved or quiet, and I don't keep my thoughts to myself... It's still a bit embarrassing to say that she shines when she smiles.

He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself.
Nick Carraway, upon meeting Jay Gatsby, The Great Gatsby

She has a smile like the sun...I would do much to feel its warmth upon me once again.

It wasn't a beautiful face. But it was a nice face. It wasn't a face that could launch a thousand ships. Maybe two ships and a small yacht. That was, until she smiled. When she smiled, her eyes lit up like a pinball machine when you win a bonus game. And she smiled a lot.

She turned and smiled at him. Her smile, he thought, had power enough to illuminate the darkness between Earth and Aldebaran.