They say there’s microbes in a kiss, This rumor is most rife, Come, lady dear, and make of me – An invalid for life
Were kisses all the joys in bed,
One woman would another wed.
—William Shakespeare (1564–1616) British Playwright
What lies lurk in kisses.
—Heinrich Heine (1797–1856) German Poet, Writer
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.
Life, the gift of nature, Love, the gift of life, a Kiss, the gift of Love
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
A legal kiss is never as good as a stolen one.
—Guy de Maupassant (1850-93) French Novelist, Short-story Writer
Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases.
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.
Her kisses left something to be desired… the rest of her.
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
Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words.
—Margaret Mitchell (1900–49) American Novelist, Journalist
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
—Judy Garland (1922–69) American Actress, Singer
What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?
—Robert Browning (1812–89) English Poet
Never a lip is curved with pain
That can’t be kissed into smile again.
—Bret Harte (1836–1902) American Short Story Writer, Poet
Oh, so woeful a kiss has never a lover recieved; if another come to know such a kiss I swear that it will not leave them unchanged.
The soul that can speak with its eyes can also kiss with a gaze.
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
The most eloquent silence; that of two mouths meeting in a kiss.
Kisses, even to the air, are beautiful.
—Drew Barrymore (b.1975) American Actress, Producer, Director
Kiss me and you will see how important I am.
—Sylvia Plath (1932–63) American Poet, Novelist
Leave but a kiss in the cup, and I’ll not look for wine.
—Ben Jonson (1572–1637) English Dramatist, Poet, Actor
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
People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy.
—Bob Hope (1903–2003) British-born American Comedian
A kiss is sweet; who dares deny it? But when it is sold, it becomes bitterer than hellebore
Lips that taste of tears, they say,
Are the best for kissing.
—Dorothy Parker (1893–1967) American Humorist, Journalist
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
A kiss is the upper persuasion for a lower invasion.
Stolen kisses are always sweetest.
—Leigh Hunt (1784–1859) British Poet, Essayist, Journalist
Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) English Poet, Dramatist, Essayist, Novelist