A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
—Ingrid Bergman (1915–82) Swedish Actor
Kisses honeyed by oblivion.
—George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) (1819–80) English Novelist
A kiss may ruin a human life.
—Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) Irish Poet, Playwright
Love: Before I heard the doctors tell The dangers of a kiss; I had considered kissing you. The nearest thing to bliss. But now I know biology and sit and sigh and moan; six million mad bacteria and I thought we were alone!
May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.
—Franz Kafka (1883–1924) Austrian Novelist, Short Story Writer
I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
—Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) Irish Satirist
Happiness is like a kiss… you must share it to enjoy it.
—Bernard Meltzer (1916–98) American Radio Personality
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.
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
When women kiss it always reminds one of prize-fighters shaking hands.
—H. L. Mencken (1880–1956) American Journalist, Literary Critic
He took the bride about the neck and kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack that at the parting all the church did echo.
—William Shakespeare (1564–1616) British Playwright
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
—Christian Nestell Bovee (1820–1904) American Writer, Aphorist