I am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing ladies’ hands – after all, one must start somewhere.
—Sacha Guitry (1885–1957) Russian-born French Actor, Dramatist
Kisses are like tears, the only real ones are the ones you can’t hold back.
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a deal longer.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–94) American Physician, Essayist
Never a lip is curved with pain
That can’t be kissed into smile again.
—Bret Harte (1836–1902) American Short Story Writer, Poet
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth – for your love is more delightful than wine
—The Holy Bible Scripture in the Christian Faith
When I saw you, I was afraid to meet you… When I met you, I was afraid to kiss you… When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you… Now that I love you, I’m afraid to lose you.
Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) English Poet, Dramatist, Essayist, Novelist
What lies lurk in kisses.
—Heinrich Heine (1797–1856) German Poet, Writer
The most eloquent silence; that of two mouths meeting in a kiss.
They say there’s microbes in a kiss, This rumor is most rife, Come, lady dear, and make of me – An invalid for life
Kisses, even to the air, are beautiful.
—Drew Barrymore (b.1975) American Actress, Producer, Director
When [he] kisses you he isn’t doing anything else. You’re his whole universe..and the moment is eternal because he doesn’t have any plans and isn’t going anywhere. Just kissing you…it’s overwhelming.
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, hat the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.
—Victor Hugo (1802–85) French Novelist
There is the kiss of welcome and of parting; the long, lingering, loving, present one; the stolen, or the mutual one; the kiss of love, of joy, and of sorrow; the seal of promise and receipt of fulfilment. Is it strange, therefore, that a woman is invincible whose armory consists of kisses, smiles, sighs, and tears?
—Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796–1865) Canadian Author, Humorist, Businessperson, Judge
Leave but a kiss in the cup, and I’ll not look for wine.
—Ben Jonson (1572–1637) English Dramatist, Poet, Actor
What is a kiss? Alacke! at worst, A single Dropp to quenche a Thirst, Tho’ oft it proves in happie Hour – The first sweete Dropp of one long showre
A kiss is the upper persuasion for a lower invasion.
A kiss can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point. That’s basic spelling that every woman ought to know.
—Mistinguett (1875–1956) French Dancer, Actress
Take it and return it: the kiss of love
The soul that can speak with its eyes can also kiss with a gaze.
Her kisses left something to be desired… the rest of her.
What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?
—Robert Browning (1812–89) English Poet
Lips that taste of tears, they say,
Are the best for kissing.
—Dorothy Parker (1893–1967) American Humorist, Journalist
A legal kiss is never as good as a stolen one.
—Guy de Maupassant (1850-93) French Novelist, Short-story Writer
Always remember this: ‘A kiss will never miss, and after many kisses a miss becomes a misses’.
—John Lennon (1940–80) British Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Activist
Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made
For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
—William Shakespeare (1564–1616) British Playwright
Kiss me and you will see how important I am.
—Sylvia Plath (1932–63) American Poet, Novelist
If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
—Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) Scottish Historian, Essayist
Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.
—H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (b.1940) American Self-Help Author
Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases.