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Quotes on Kisses and Kissing

Updated on January 23, 2015
A Classic Kiss
A Classic Kiss | Source

Kisses in Art

"The Kiss", by Francesco Hayez, i n1859, oil on canvas. Italian art  Public domain.
"The Kiss", by Francesco Hayez, i n1859, oil on canvas. Italian art Public domain. | Source
From Maltese Falcon
From Maltese Falcon | Source

Kisses and Kissing - Some Quotes

What exactly is a kiss? One scientific definition explains it in one sense... "The anatomical juxtaposition of two orbicularis oris muscles in a state of contraction." Dr. Henry Gibbons

However, below I have come across several fun quotes, some beautiful or interesting, quotes on kisses. Some may even make you laugh like they made me laugh! Many are just very sweet. Hope you enjoy.

"Each kiss a heart-quake, - for a kiss's strength I think, it must be reckon'd by its length." Don Juan, canto the second, clxxxvi George Gordon, Lord Byron, 1819.

"It was thy kiss, Love, that made me immortal." Margaret Witter Fuller

"He kisses me and now I am someone else; someone else in the pulse that repeats the pulse of my own veins and in the breath that mingles with my breath." Gabriela Mistral

"There are all sorts of kisses... from the sticky confection to the kiss of death. Of them all, the kiss of an actress is the most unnerving. How can we tell if she means it or is just practising?" Ruth Gordon

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." Ingrid Bergman

"My plan was to kiss her with every lip on my face." From the movie, "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid."

"Don't wait to know her better to kiss her, kiss her, and you'll know her better." Unknown

"Giving kisses, stealing kisses, Is the world's chief occupation." Ludwig Christoph Heinrich Holty

"Happiness is like a kiss -- in order to get any good out of it you have to give it to someone else." Unknown

"Kisses are the messengers of love." Danish Proverb

"....let us kiss each other's eyes, And laugh our love away." William Butler Yeats From Coco Chanel, on where to wear perfume, "Wherever one wants to be kissed."

"A kiss can be a comma, question mark, or an exclamation point." Mistinguett - Jeanne Marie Bourgeois

"That farewell kiss which resembled greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow." George Eliot

"Some men kiss and do not tell, some kiss and tell." Susan Langstaff Mitchell

"You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss. A sigh is just a sigh:" Herman Hupfeld

"But I wasn't kissing her. I was whispering in her mouth." Chico Marx

"The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer." Oliver Wendell Holmes

"A kiss is a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear." Edmond Rostand

"If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt." Thomas Carlyle

"We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine." Eduardo Galeano

"It is quite a delight to receive a well - intentioned and appropriate kiss. Please feel free to make the gesture." Eleanor Ironside

"Like dreams the warmest kisses flee, Like kisses, soon all joys are gone." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Stolen sweets are always sweeter, Stolen kisses much completer." Leigh Hunt

"My first kiss can be summed up in one word: unsuccessful." Huey Lewis

"Platonic friendship is the interval between the introduction and the first kiss." R. Woods

"Take me by the earlaps and match my little lips to your little lips." Plautus

"Kiss rhymes to 'bliss' in fact as well as verse." Lord Byron

"Everyone wants a hug and a kiss. It translates into any language." Georgette Mosbacher

Definition of a kiss, "A pleasant reminder that two heads are better than one." Rex Prouty

"Kisses may not spread germs, but they certainly lower resistance." Louise Erickson

On the topic of kissing, "Where do the noses go? I always wondered where the noses would go." Ernest Hemingway

"Never a lip is curved with pain, That can't be kissed into smiles again." Bret Harte

"If you finally decide to let a man kiss you, put your whole heart and soul into it. No man likes to kiss a rock." Lady Chesterfield

"Kissing power is stronger than will power." Abigail Van Buren

"How delicious is the winning of a kiss at love's beginning." Thomas Campbell

"Kisses are like confidences -- one follows the other." Denis Diderot

"Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can't see anything wrong with each other." Gene Yasenak

"A thing of no use to one, but prized by two." Robert Zwickey

"Kissing don't last: cookery do!" George Meredith (This one made me laugh!)

"Why did you keep me on tiptoe so long if you weren't going to kiss me." Tom Mathew

"Kissing your hand may make you feel very very good but a diamond and sapphire bracelet lasts forever." Anita Loos

"A kiss can be even deadlier if you mean it." From the movie "Batman Returns."

"To a woman, the first kiss is the end of the beginning; to a man it is the beginning of the end." Helen Rowland

"Lovers can live on kisses and cool water." Old French saying

From one of my favorite poets.... "When soul meets soul on lover's lips." Percy Bysshe Shelley

"When we dwell on the lips of the lass we adore, Nor a pleasure in nature is missing: May his soul be in heaven: he deserved it, I'm sure, Who was the first inventor of kissing." --Carvalho's Polite Valentine Writer: Or The Lover's Repository for the Present Year.

 Erastes (lover) and eromenos (beloved) kissing. Detail from the tondo of a red-figure Attic cup, ca. 480 BC.
Erastes (lover) and eromenos (beloved) kissing. Detail from the tondo of a red-figure Attic cup, ca. 480 BC. | Source

First Kiss - A Poll

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A Beautiful Sculpture

Antonio Canova sculpture work Psyche Revived By Cupids Kiss.  In the Public Domain
Antonio Canova sculpture work Psyche Revived By Cupids Kiss. In the Public Domain | Source


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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Angelica, I had missed this before! Thank you for stopping by, and giving me a good laugh!

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      6 years ago

      Going to put this artilce to good use now.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you very much, Sweethearts. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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      6 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      Enjoyable hub-humor and truth a great mix.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Leptirela, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I am like you in that I hadn't really thought about it in many of these ways, and it was fun to see what different people have said about kissing. Who knew?! Appreciate the votes and visit. :)

      Hendrika, thanks so much for your comment and visit, and I agree even the funny ones do have a ring of truth to them!

      Steph, thank you! I love quotes also, they can be so much fun. Happy you stopped by and left a comment. :) I was hoping that with Valentine's Day coming, it might be a fun read for some people.

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Great collection! I love hubs/articles with quotable quotes. With Valentine's Day coming up, this is sure to be a hit. Best, Steph

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      6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      So many true things about kissing, even the funny ones have a ring of truth. Have to say though, I am not the biggest fan of kissing, I find it messy!

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      6 years ago from I don't know half the time

      voted up and awesome

    • Leptirela profile image


      6 years ago from I don't know half the time

      Love it , you know never really thought about it this way :)

      Its refreshing hahaha I cannot wait to kiss

      Thanks for sharing

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello GClark, thank you very much! You said it just right, it was a quirky idea I have had for a while now, and I decided to just run with it. So glad you enjoyed the read. Glad you stopped by and thanks for the comment. :)

    • GClark profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      Interesting and quirky idea for a hub that was enjoyable to read. GClark


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