Quotations About / On: KISS

  • 41.
    Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. repr. in Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D.H. Lawrence, pt. 4, ed. E. McDonald (1936). "Introduction to The Dragon of the Apocalypse by Frederick Carter," London Mercury (July 1930). Carter's book eventually appeared under a different title and without Lawrence's introduction.)
  • 42.
    The novel can't compete with cars, the movies, television, and liquor. A guy who's had a good feed and tanked up on good wine gives his old lady a kiss after supper and his day is over. Finished.
    (Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894-1961), French author. interview, June 1, 1960, repr. In Critical Essays on Louis-Ferdinand Céline, ed. William F. Buckley (1989).)
  • 43.
    Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off.
    (Raymond Chandler (1888-1959), U.S. author. Terry Lennox, in The Long Goodbye, ch. 4 (1954).)
  • 44.
    Fine way to treat their grandfather. No hug, no kiss, no anything. I don't blame them. Any man who'd put Santa Claus on trial for lunacy ...
    (George Seaton (1911-1979), U.S. screenwriter. The judge (Porter Hall), Miracle On 34th Street, after being given the cold shoulder by his grandchildren, 1947.)
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  • 45.
    Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.
    (Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. screen actor. Quoted in Marilyn Monroe In Her Own Words, "Acting," (1990).)
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  • 46.
    It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
    (Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British author. "On Being Idle," Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1889).)
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  • 47.
    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).)
  • 48.
    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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