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Quotations About / On: KISS

  • 11.
    Would not love see returning penitence afar off, and fall on its neck and kiss it?
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 21 (1871). Pseudonym of Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.)
  • 12.
    When women kiss it always reminds one of prize-fighters shaking hands.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. The Vintage Mencken, ch. 47, p. 232, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
  • 13.
    Smooth white skin invites something that will leave a trace, a kiss or a slap.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 14.
    The New Right: kiss the bankers and spank the babies.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 15.
    Marrying any man is risky. Marrying a famous man is kissing catastrophe.
    (John Colton (1886-1946). Stuart Walker. Miss Ettie Coombs (Spring Byington), Werewolf of London, lamenting her niece's marriage to the famous Dr. Glendon (1935). Original story by Robert Harris; Colton was born in Japan, of British parents, and then moved to America—you figure out his nationality.)
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  • 16.
    Publication is to thinking as childbirth is to the first kiss.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 62 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
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  • 17.
    In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl.
    (Gary Cooper (1901-1961), U.S. screen actor. "Well, It Was This Way," Saturday Evening Post (New York, March 17, 1958).)
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  • 18.
    If we train our conscience, it kisses us as it bites.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 91, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 98 (1886).)
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  • 19.
    The first kiss is stolen by the man; the last is begged by the woman.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 619, Knopf (1949).)
  • 20.
    Before he could kiss her, he must drive something out of himself.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Originally published by Duckworth (1913). Sons and Lovers, ch. 8, Penguin Books (1989). Paul Morel is thinking of Miriam Leivers.)
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