Between a Kite and a Cracker I would always prefer the Kite. Kite is an adventure while Cracker, a misadventure. Kite kisses the sky while the Cracker bites the dust. Kite is a spirit-booster; Cracker, a depressant.
(Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is from India. He lives in Bhubaneswar. A former civil servant, he is a social activist and is also a columnist.)
Love has had a cast of millions millions billions throughout history. But it is always the personification of a single dancing or kissing couple. It is the essential single solitary pair standing glowing in the spotlight of eternity.
Some say the sea is sibilant..others that she is engaged in om-ing... that she roars and crashes, , , or kisses the sand..or slaps the pier or murmurs beneath the moonlight... infinite are her melodies
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.)
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).)
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.)