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  • Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her — when nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her.

  • A kiss is the outward visible sign of an inward fever.

  • Kissing was like death from lightning. If it happened, you didn't know it. And vice versa.

  • All I have to say is, if kissing invites germs, a large proportion of us are gratifyingly germ-proof!

  • If a kiss could be seen I think it would look like a violet.

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

  • He kissed me and now I am somebody else.

  • ... it was like kissing over the telephone — it didn't get you anywhere, but it had a cunning sound.

  • ... kissing someone out of pity is always a mistake.

  • We shelter under a warm net of kisses. We drink from the well of each other's mouth.

  • ... when you kiss me, / jaguars lope through my knees; / when you kiss me, my lips quiver like bronze / violets; oh, when you kiss me ...

  • ... when you kiss me, / my flesh sambas like an iguana ...

  • A kiss involves all the senses. Kisses are like snowflakes. Can you imagine how many billions of kiss equations there have been since the beginning of time?

  • The first kiss ideally signals rapture, exchange of hearts, and imminent marriage. Otherwise it is a kiss that lies. All very crude and nonsensical, and yet it is the staple myth of hundreds of comics called 'Sweethearts,' 'Romantic Secrets' and so forth. The state induced by the kiss is actually self-induced, of course, for few lips are so gifted with electric and psychedelic possibilities.

  • His first kiss was quick and uncertain. ... But his last one seemed to take her into a church and marry her to him forever.

  • Ruby wasn't particular whom she kissed. In fact she led a regular mouth-to-mouth existence.

  • [On writer George Moore:] Some men kiss and tell, but Mr. Moore tells but does not kiss.

    • Anonymous,
    • in Susan L. Mitchell, George Moore ()
  • The kiss became the narrowed center of the still point of the turning world, so that even the park was turning in comparison to the still peace at their lips.

    • Patricia Highsmith,
    • "The Still Point of the Turning World," Nothing That Meets the Eye: The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith ()
  • What could equal the bliss? / The thrill of the first kiss / It'll blow right to you / It's never as good as the first time.

    • Sade,
    • "Never As Good As the First Time" ()
  • Kissing tends to bring on woolgathering, even amnesia.

  • Our only kiss was like an accident — a beautiful gasoline rainbow.

  • There is always one who kisses, and one who turns the cheek ...

  • A kiss that speaks volumes is seldom a first edition.

    • Clare J. Whiting,
    • in Leonard Louis Levinson, ed., Bartlett's Unfamiliar Quotations ()
  • A kiss without a mustache is like an egg without salt.

  • Lips that taste of tears, they say / Are the best for kissing.

  • A man’s kiss is his signature.

  • A kiss is like singing into someone’s mouth.

  • There are as many kinds of kisses as there are people on earth, as there are permutations and combinations of those people. No two people kiss alike — no two people fuck alike — but somehow the kiss is more personal, more individualized than the fuck.