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Kisses And Kissing Quotes

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

Author: Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982)

Profession: Swedish-born American Screen, Stage Actress

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.

Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)

Profession: American Author, Lawyer

Kisses honeyed by oblivion.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.

Author: John Gay (1688-1732)

Profession: British Playwright, Poet

The kiss. There are all sorts of kisses, lad, from the sticky confection to the kiss of death. Of them all, the kiss of an actress is the most unnerving. How can we tell if she means it or if she's just practicing?

Author: Ruth Gordon


Oh what lies lurk in kisses!

Author: Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

Profession: German Poet, Journalist

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

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

What did that mean, to kiss? You put your face up like that to say goodnight and then his mother put her face down. That was to kiss. His mother put her lips on his cheek; her lips were soft and they wetted his cheek; and they made a tiny little noise: kiss. Why did people do that with their two faces?

Author: James Joyce (1882-1941)

Profession: Irish Author

May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.

Author: Franz Kafka (1883-1924)

Profession: German Novelist, Short-Story Writer

The social kiss is an exchange of insincerity between two combatants on the field of social advancement. It places hygiene before affection and condescension before all else.

Author: London Sunday Correspondent


Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.

Author: Bernard Meltzer (1914)

Profession: American Law Professor

When women kiss it always reminds one of prize-fighters shaking hands.

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

A kiss is but a kiss now! and no wave of a great flood that whirls me to the sea. But, as you will! we'll sit contentedly, and eat our pot of honey on the grave.

Author: George Meredith (1828-1909)

Profession: British Author

A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know.

Author: Mistinguett


A kiss, when all is said, what is it? A rosy dot placed on the ''I'' in loving; Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.

Author: Edmond Rostand (1868-1918)

Profession: French Poet, Playwright