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First Kiss Quotations

Updated on October 27, 2012
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Do you remember your first kiss? I'm sure you do. How could you forget that special moment in your life? I remember mine and it was awful. In high school I went to an all girl school. In order to get to know students of the opposite gender, all boy schools would throw mixers. A mixer is like a dance but more casual. I went to my first mixer at an all boy school in August of 1994. It was the very beginning of my freshman year in high school. I went with one of my girlfriends. We met a couple of guys and spent part of the night talking and dancing with them. It was fun but I was not remotely interested in any of them. At the end of the evening, right before we were about to leave, this guy lays one on me. I was shocked. I'm pretty sure I just stood there and he did all the kissing. I didn't know what to do. I was mortified that this, with this guy that I did not even like, was my first kiss. This was not at all like it was in the movies.

The best kisses, in the movies, we all know: Samantha Baker and Jake Ryan sitting across from each other over a birthday cake in 16 Candles, Lady & the Tramp eating spaghetti, and Noah and Allie standing in the rain in The Notebook.

I'm happy to say that things have improved in the kissing department since my freshman year of high school. And, I've learned to avoid unwanted kisses. Even though I am still mortified by my first kiss, I love the idea of the first kiss. I think these quotes sum it up.


"My first kiss can be summed up in one word - unsuccessful." - Huey Lewis, from Huey Lewis and the News.

"A kiss that speaks volumes is seldom a first edition." - Clare Whiting

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." -Albert Einstein

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

"Stolen kisses require an accomplice." -Just One Fool Thing After Another: A Cowfolks' Guide to Romance

"Kisses are a better fate
than wisdom."
-e.e. cummings

"If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt." -Thomas Carlyle

"Happiness is like a kiss - it feels best when you give it to someone else." -Author Unknown

"The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial one in any love story." -Emil Ludwig

"Kisses are like tears, the only real ones are the ones you can't hold back." -Author Unknown

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

Kissing Statistics

  • Seventy percent of the current 16 to 24 year olds had their first kiss by age 15. However, only forty six percent of their parents had kissed by that age.
  • For one minute of kissing you burn 26 calories.
  • Osculating is the scientific name for kissing.
  • Ninety percent of cultures kiss on the lips.
  • The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing.


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“It wasn't that long, and it certainly wasn't the kind of kiss you see in movies these days, but it was wonderful in its own way, and all I can remember about the moment is that when our lips touched, I knew the memory would last forever.” - Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember.

“A first kiss after five months means more than a first kiss after five minutes.” - Steve Kluger, My Most Excellent Year.

“How about I kiss you so we can get past this awkwardness?” - Stephanie Bond, Whole Lotta Trouble

"Kisses, even to the air, are beautiful." - Drew Barrymore

"A legal kiss is never as good as a stolen one." - Guy de Maupassant

"I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go?" - Ingrid Bergman

"Then I did the simplest thing in the world. I leaned down... and kissed him. And the world cracked open." - Agnes de Mille

"Kissing is like drinking salted water: you drink and your thirst increases." - Chinese Proverb

"That thing, that moment, when you kiss someone and everything around becomes hazy and the only thing in focus is you and this person and you realize that that person is the only person that you're supposed to kiss for the rest of your life, and for one moment you get this amazing gift and you want to laugh and you want to cry because you feel so lucky that you found it and so scared that that it will go away all at the same time." - Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein, Never Been Kissed

Have I missed any good kiss quotes? What is your favorite kissing quote?


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    • Kimberly Vaughn profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Vaughn 

      5 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks Veronica! I enjoyed writing it. I am sorry to hear about your unfortunate kiss.

    • VeronicaFarkas profile image

      Veronica Roberts 

      5 years ago from Ohio, USA

      What a cute idea for a hub!

      I, too, had a not-so-favorable first kiss. I can relate! :)

      I enjoyed the quotes and information. 2 weeks? I can't decide if that seems like a short or a long time.

      Great hub!

    • Kimberly Vaughn profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Vaughn 

      5 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks writing lover! When you do get that first kiss, I hope it's a great one!

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      5 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      I loved Chico Marx's quote! Hopefully, someone gives me my first kiss...(cue a sigh).

    • unknown spy profile image

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      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      gret quotes! iremember my first kiss though, with the man i love until now.. i got headache after we parted ways :)) and it lasts for week!

    • Kimberly Vaughn profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Vaughn 

      6 years ago from Midwest

      Good! I'm glad.

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      Abigayle Malchow 

      6 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

      Reminded me of my first kiss...13...and still a very special person in my heart.


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