Quotations About / On: KISS

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    Kisses honeyed by oblivion.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. The Spanish Gypsy, bk. 3 (1868).)
  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    To avoid eye contact, kiss.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    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).)
  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    The Goddess Fortune is the devil's servant, ready to kiss any one's arse.
    (William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957). Notes on illustrations to Dante, "The Goddess Fortune," (1825-1827).)
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  • 29.
    All you that kiss my Lady Peace at home.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Falstaff, in Henry IV, Part 2, act 1, sc. 2, l. 207-8. To the Chief Justice, as Falstaff goes off to fight rebels.)
  • 30.
    By my troth, I kiss thee with a most constant heart.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Doll Tearsheet, in Henry IV, Part 2, act 2, sc. 4, l. 269-70. The old whore speaking to old Falstaff.)
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