A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That’s basic spelling that every woman ought to know.
Mistinguett (Jeanne Bourgeois), Theatre Arts, December 1955
Is not a kiss the very autograph of love?
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.
Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can’t see anything wrong with each other.
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.
Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus Unbound
A kiss that speaks volumes is seldom a first edition.
I am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing ladies’ hands – after all, one must start somewhere.
What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?
Robert Browning, A Toccata of Galuppi’s
Once he drew
With one long kiss my whole soul thro’
My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy.
A kiss without a hug is like a flower without the fragrance.
Her kisses left something to be desired… the rest of her.
I ran up the door, opened the stairs, said my pajamas and put on my prayers – turned off my bed, tumbled into my light, and all because he kissed me good-night!
Never a lip is curved with pain
That can’t be kissed into smile again.
A kiss is the upper persuasion for a lower invasion.
The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.
Kisses kept are wasted;
Love is to be tasted.
There are some you love, I know;
Be not loathe to tell them so.
Lips go dry and eyes grow wet
Waiting to be warmly met.
Keep them not in waiting yet;
Kisses kept are wasted.
Edmund Vance Cooke
Kisses are like tears, the only real ones are the ones you can’t hold back.
A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Professor at the Breakfast-Table
Lips that taste of tears, they say,
Are the best for kissing.
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.
Each kiss a heart-quake…
Lord Byron, Don Juan
[L]eave a kiss but in the cup,
And I’ll not look for wine.
Ben Jonson, To Celia
It takes a lot of experience for a girl to kiss like a beginner.
Ladies Home Journal, 1948
A kiss is just a pleasant reminder that two heads are better than one.
Were kisses all the joys in bed,
One woman would another wed.
William Shakespeare, Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music, IV
I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven’t had time for tobacco since.
Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score;
Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more;
A thousand to that hundred; so kisse on,
To make that thousand up a million;
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let’s kisse afresh, as when we first begun.
Robert Herrick, “To Anthea (III)”
In trying to get our own way, we should remember that kisses are sweeter than whine.
Stolen kisses require an accomplice.
Just One Fool Thing After Another: A Cowfolks’ Guide to Romance
Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
kisses are a better fate
If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth – and endures all the rest.
Love’s first snow-drop, virgin kiss.
‘Twas not my lips you kissed
But my soul
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
What lies lurk in kisses.
Happiness is like a kiss – it feels best when you give it to someone else.
The soul that can speak through the eyes can also kiss with a gaze.
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
“May I print a kiss on your lips?” I said,
And she nodded her full permission:
So we went to press and I rather guess
e printed a full edition.
Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases.
[T]hen I did the simplest thing in the world. I leaned down… and kissed him. And the world cracked open.
Agnes de Mille
A kiss seals two souls for a moment in time.
Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words.
Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
Time, you thief, who love to get
Sweets into your list, put that in.
Say I’m weary, say I’m sad,
Say that health and wealth have missed me;
Say I’m growing old, but add Jenny kissed me.
Leigh Hunt, Jenny Kissed Me
A man’s kiss is his signature.
We’re all kissed by angels but some of us never think to pucker.
Kiss: love professed through lips.
Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made
For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
When I kiss you, I can taste your soul.
I wasn’t kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth.
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children they just about throw up.
A man had given all other bliss,
And all his worldly worth for this,
To waste his whole heart in one kiss
Upon her perfect lips.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one’s breath.