Quotations About / On:
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, Sr. (1809-1894), U.S. writer, physician. The Professor at the Breakfast-Table, ch. 11 (1859).)
I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever.
(Anita Loos (1893-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, "Paris is Divine," (1925).
Lorelei Lee's journal entry, April 27.)
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 Americayou figure out his nationality.)
Johann StraussForty couples dancing ... one by one they slip from the hall ... sounds of kisses ... the lights go out
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in the Smart Set (May 1912). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 26, p. 141, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
Once one has kissed a cadaver's forehead, there always remains something of it on the lips, an infinite bitterness, an aftertaste of nothingness that nothing can erase.
(Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 64, Conard (1915).)
A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know.
(Mistinguett (1874-1956), French dancer, singer. Theatre Arts (Dec. 1955).)
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).)
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.)
Burqawalli, how to say, I love you to you? Just for a kiss of yours, lie I here, just to impress a sweet kiss on your forehead.
(The beauty under the burqa)
Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss herwhen, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
(Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "First Interlude," A Guide to Men (1922).)