Quotations About / On: KISS

  • 31.
    Johann Strauss—Forty couples dancing ... one by one they slip from the hall ... sounds of kisses ... the lights go out
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in the Smart Set (May 1912). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 26, p. 141, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
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  • 32.
    Once one has kissed a cadaver's forehead, there always remains something of it on the lips, an infinite bitterness, an aftertaste of nothingness that nothing can erase.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 64, Conard (1915).)
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  • 33.
    A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know.
    (Mistinguett (1874-1956), French dancer, singer. Theatre Arts (Dec. 1955).)
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  • 34.
    I can imagine myself on my death-bed, spent utterly with lust to touch the next world, like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman.
    (Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), British occultist. The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, ch. 54 (1929, rev. 1970).)
  • 35.
    The sick do not ask if the hand that smoothes their pillow is pure, nor the dying care if the lips that touch their brow have known the kiss of sin.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Mrs. Arbuthnot, in A Woman of No Importance, act 4.)
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  • 36.
    Burqawalli, how to say, I love you to you? Just for a kiss of yours, lie I here, just to impress a sweet kiss on your forehead.
    (The beauty under the burqa)
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  • 37.
    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?
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "First Interlude," A Guide to Men (1922).)
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  • 38.
    My dear, since Eve picked the apple no woman's ever been taken entirely unawares.... When a woman's kissed it's because, deep down, she wants to be kissed.
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Capt. Gregg (Rex Harrison), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, to Mrs. Muir, who's just been kissed by Fairley (1947). From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
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  • 39.
    My dear, since Eve picked the apple no woman's ever been taken entirely unawares.... When a woman's kissed it's because, deep down, she wants to be kissed.
    (Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Capt. Gregg (Rex Harrison), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). To Mrs. Muir, who's just been kissed by Fairley. From the novel by R.A. Dick.)
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  • 40.
    The words "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," which I saw on an Italian movie poster, are perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal of movies. This appeal is what attracts us, and ultimately what makes us despair when we begin to understand how seldom movies are more than this.
    (Pauline Kael (b. 1919), U.S. film critic. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, "A Note on the Title," (1968).)
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