The face is a central sense organ complex, normally on the ventral surface of the head for animals that have one. It can, depending on the definition in the human case, include the hair, forehead, eyebrow, eyelashes, eyes, nose, ears, cheeks, mouth, lips, philtrum, temple, teeth, skin, and chin. The face has uses of expression, appearance, and identity amongst others. It also has different senses like olfaction, taste, hearing, and vision.
Famous quotes containing the word face:
“Hidden by old age awhile
In maskers cloak and hood,
Each hating what the other loved,
Face to face we stood:
That I have met with such, said he,
Bodes me little good.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“The whole bloody system is sick: the very notion of leadership, a balloon with a face painted upon it, elected and inflated by medias diabolic need to reduce ideas to personalities.”
—Kate Millett (b. 1934)
“When my face turned toward his,
I averted it
and looked at my feet.
When my ears clamored
to hear his talk,
I stopped them.
When my cheeks broke out
in sweat and goosebumps,
I covered them with my hands.
when the seams of my bodice
burst in a hundred places,
what could I do?”
—Amaru (c. seventh century A.D.)