Quotations About / On:
To hiss like a snake and to kiss the Miss as you raped her.
I'd just as soon kiss a wookie.
(Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, George Lucas (b. 1944), and Irvin Kershner. Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), The Empire Strikes Back, after Han Solo proposes kissing her (1980).)
Would not love see returning penitence afar off, and fall on its neck and kiss it?
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 21 (1871).
Pseudonym of Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.)
When women kiss it always reminds one of prize-fighters shaking hands.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. The Vintage Mencken, ch. 47, p. 232, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
Smooth white skin invites something that will leave a trace, a kiss or a slap.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
The New Right: kiss the bankers and spank the babies.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
Publication is to thinking as childbirth is to the first kiss.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 62 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
Kisses honeyed by oblivion.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. The Spanish Gypsy, bk. 3 (1868).)
In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl.
(Gary Cooper (1901-1961), U.S. screen actor. "Well, It Was This Way," Saturday Evening Post (New York, March 17, 1958).)
To avoid eye contact, kiss.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)