Quotations About / On: KISS

  • 41.
    One seems to believe almost all that they believe; and when they stop short and call it a Religion, and you pass on, and call it only a reminiscence of one, should you not part with the kiss of peace?
    (Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian. letter, Sept. 10, 1833, to John Stuart Mill. Letters of Thomas Carlyle (1923). On the Unitarians, following a meeting with Ralph Waldo Emerson.)
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  • 42.
    That old heel-clicking, hand-kissing routine of his isn't going to get him anywhere with her. The only thing to do with virgins is to make a ferocious pounce.
    (Jay Presson Allen (b. 1922), U.S. screenwriter. Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), Cabaret, commenting on Fritz's wooing of Natalia (1972).)
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  • 43.
    I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever.
    (Anita Loos (1893-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, "Paris is Divine," (1925). Lorelei Lee's journal entry, April 27.)
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  • 44.
    ... they think that Miss America belongs to them! That they can touch her and give her a kiss on the cheek—or even on the lips!
    (Ellie Ross, Travelling companion for Miss Americas. As quoted in Miss America, ch. 17, by Ann-Marie Bivans (1991). Ross "laughed" as she described the public's reaction to her charges.)
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  • 45.
    Sunday night meant, in the dark, wintry, rainy Midlands ... anywhere where two creatures might stand and squeeze together and spoon.... Spooning was a fine art, whereas kissing and cuddling are calf-processes.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Previously published in A Modern Lover (1934) Phoenix II (1968). Mr. Noon, ch. 2, Cambridge University Press (1984).)
  • 46.
    Do me a favor, will you? Keep away from the windows. Somebody might ... blow you a kiss.
    (A.I. (Albert Isaac) Bezzerides (b. 1908), U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Aldrich. Velda (Maxine Cooper), Kiss Me Deadly (1955). Cautioning her boss, private detective Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker), to guard against being shot Based On The Novel By Mic.)
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  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    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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  • 49.
    The father who believes hugs and kisses are sex-blind and a dirty diaper requires a change, not a woman, is infinitely preferable. What a joy it would be if he were around more.
    (Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. (February 18, 1992). Thinking Out Loud, p. 102, Random House (1993).)
  • 50.
    The best part of myself, that's what you are. Do you think I'm going to leave it to the vulgar pawing of a second-rate detective who thinks you're a "dame"? Do you think I could bear the thought of him holding you in his arms, kissing you, loving you?
    (Jay Dratler, U.S. screenwriter, Samuel Hoffenstein (1889-1947), U.S. screenwriter, Betty Reinhardt, U.S. screenwriter, and Otto Preminger. Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb), Laura (1944). To Laura Hunt as he is about to shoot her.)
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