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A kiss is but a little sweetness,
Leaping the road to rapture.

PHILIP MOELLER, The Roadhouse in Arden

A maiden's first kiss cometh hard, yea, it is as the first olive out of a bottle, requiring much skill; but the rest are easy.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

Love, love, love -- all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-induced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalities in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness.

GERMAINE GREER, The Female Eunuch

When it's right you can't say
Who is kissing whom.

GREGORY ORR, Concerning the Book that is the Body of the Beloved

There used to be two kinds of kisses. First when girls were kissed and deserted; second, when they were engaged. Now there's a third kind, where the man is kissed and deserted. If Mr. Jones of the nineties bragged he'd kissed a girl, everyone knew he was through with her. If Mr. Jones of 1919 brags the same everyone knows it's because he can't kiss her any more.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, This Side of Paradise

Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for kiss, and fifty cents for your soul.


Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life... You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore.

NEIL GAIMAN, The Sandman #65

Weddings are not over until they are sealed with a kiss.

SUSAN MARG, Las Vegas Weddings

Only he who loves and is loved for his own sake can be happy, and what produces that happiness is not so much the sense of sexual communion as of two people being together ... the sexual act viewed as a whole probably affords less happiness than a totally ordinary kiss or often indeed one simple word from the one you love.

ELFRIEDE JELINEK, Wonderful, Wonderful Times

Ah why refuse the blameless bliss?
Can danger lurk within a kiss?


The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle, complimentary way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before.


Hast thou given the first kiss to a maiden? Write her speedily on the morrow before she giveth thee fierce words; assure her and comfort her woe; let her remorse be abated, give unto her an excuse for her conduct.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

For many girls, great kissing is a diploma in itself; for many guys, it's a prerequisite to a bigger course of study.

TINA FERRARO, The ABC's of Kissing Boys

The one who grants a kiss grants something else, and any one who has free access to kisses has access to more.

PEDER SYV, attributed, The Kiss and Its History

Kissing is where all sexual energy starts. When your lips touch another's, it's the first sign, the first taste, of what is to come.

LOU PAGET, How To Be a Great Lover

A kiss is ... a draft on the affections.

ERNEST HARVIER, Puck, Aug. 10, 1881

A kiss is persecution for the child, ecstasy for the youth and homage for the old.

MARK STIBBE, The Bells! The Bells!

Kissing is like drinking salted water, you drink and your thirst increases.


The kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

INGRID BERGMAN, attributed, Love Scents

Where do the noses go? I always wondered where the noses would go.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY, For Whom the Bell Tolls

In a kiss, two spirits meet, mingle, and become one; and as a result there arises in the mind a wonderful feeling of delight that awakens and binds together the love of them that kiss.

AILRED OF RIEVAULX, Treatise on Spiritual Friendship

Kissing is a way to begin to explore the merging of your sexual energies. It is how you can begin to listen to each other energetically and create a dance that is all your own.

AMY COOPER, The Everything Orgasm Book

You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.
And when two lovers woo
They still say, "I love you"
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by.


Kissing is the first and last way a couple connects. If you stop kissing, you stop connecting.

LOU PAGET, 365 Days of Sensational Sex

A man may conquer with a sword, but he can be conquered with a kiss.

PANO GEORGE KARKANIS, Thoughts for Meaningful Life

There was such an incredible logic to kissing, such a metal-to-magnet pull between two people that it was a wonder that they found the strength to prevent themselves from succumbing every second. Rightfully, the world should be a whirlpool of kissing into which we sank and never found the strength to rise up again.


The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a deal longer.

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, The Professor at the Breakfast Table

Ah, in those earliest days of love how naturally the kisses spring into life! So closely, in their profusion, do they crowd together that lovers would find it as hard to count the kisses exchanged in an hour as to count the flowers in a meadow in May.


Soul meets soul on lovers' lips.

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, Prometheus Unbound


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