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No, you cannot live on kisses,
...I can forget my very existence in a deep kiss of you. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens
Love's sweetest language is a kiss. ~Robert Herrick
A lover counts time in kisses, not years. ~Terri Guillemets
If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt. ~Thomas Carlyle
I have swung to the uttermost reaches of pain,
'Mid the echo of sighs, and a deluge of rain,
But ah! I rebound to the limits of bliss,
On the rapturous swing of an infinite kiss.
~Georgia Douglas Camp Johnson (1880–1966), "Pendulum," The Heart of a Woman and Other Poems, 1918
A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth — and endures all the rest. ~Helen Rowland
Love's first snow-drop, virgin kiss. ~Robert Burns
'Twas not my lips you kissed
But my soul
What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop? ~Robert Browning, A Toccata of Galuppi's
Once he drew
With one long kiss my whole soul thro'
My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.
~Alfred Lord Tennyson
People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy. ~Bob Hope
A kiss without a hug is like a flower without the fragrance. ~Proverb
Yesterday's yesterday while to‑day's here,
To‑day's to‑day till to‑morrow appear,
To‑morrow's to‑morrow until to‑day's past,
And kisses are kisses as long as they last.
~Anonymous, in The Banquet Book, by Cuyler Reynolds, 1902
A kiss is just a pleasant reminder that two heads are better than one. ~Author Unknown
Oh, the sweet lies lurk in kisses! ~Heinrich Heine, translated from German by Theodore Martin
Happiness is like a kiss — it feels best when you give it to someone else. ~Author Unknown
The soul that can speak through the eyes can also kiss with a gaze. ~Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
"May I print a kiss on your lips?" I said,
And she nodded her full permission:
So we went to press and I rather guess
We printed a full edition.
Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases. ~Chinese Proverb
Your lips were tiny pink pillows,
and when we kissed it was like a pillow fight…
the kind you have when you feel completely comfortable
and belonging with another human soul.
~Kanaan, "Pillow Fight," Delicate Torture (Living Poetically), 2003
[T]hen I did the simplest thing in the world. I leaned down... and kissed him. And the world cracked open. ~Agnes de Mille
A kiss seals two souls for a moment in time. ~Terri Guillemets
[K]iss.... A trick of nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. ~Author unknown, quoted by Evan Esar in Esar's Comic Dictionary, 1943
[K]iss.... Not enough for one, just enough for two, and too much for three. ~Author unknown, quoted by Evan Esar in Esar's Comic Dictionary, 1943
[K]iss.... The anatomical juxtaposition of two orbicularis oris muscles in a state of contraction. ~Author unknown, quoted by Evan Esar in Esar's Comic Dictionary, 1943
See! the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea: -
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, Love's Philosophy
Her kisses left something to be desired... the rest of her. ~Author Unknown
I ran up the door, opened the stairs, said my pajamas and put on my prayers — turned off my bed, tumbled into my light, and all because he kissed me good-night! ~Author Unknown
I vow to you for eternity an infinity of kisses. ~Terri Guillemets
Gently he took her chin in his hand, and caressing her lovely face, he grew giddy from the scent of roses in her hair as they kissed in the waning light of the moon. ~Sally Smith O'Rourke, The Man Who Loved Jane Austen, 2006
Never a lip is curved with pain
That can't be kissed into smile again.
The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial one in any love story. ~Emil Ludwig
the sexiest yearning:
one lip on nostalgia, the
other, love yet earning.
O kiss me into faintness sweet and dim! ~Alexander Smith, "A Life-Drama"
At the first kiss I felt
Something melt inside me
That hurt in an exquisite way
All my longings, all my dreams and sweet anguish,
All the secrets that slept deep within me came awake,
Everything was transformed and enchanted
And made sense.
When I kiss you, I can taste your soul. ~Terri Guillemets
Your kiss at night is the sweetest for sure
It allows me to dream of a thousand more.
Her persuasive kisses were hard, deep, and intoxicating. ~Craig D. Slovak
The glow from one magical kiss
will light several years.
A kiss is the upper persuasion for a lower invasion. ~Author Unknown
Kisses kept are wasted;
Love is to be tasted.
There are some you love, I know;
Be not loathe to tell them so.
Lips go dry and eyes grow wet
Waiting to be warmly met.
Keep them not in waiting yet;
Kisses kept are wasted.
~Edmund Vance Cooke
The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child. ~Joe Houldsworth
Your kisses crash into me with such passion,
they're my lost and my found,
when our lips meet
we become the colors of each other's souls.
A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years. ~Rupert Brooke
Kisses are like tears, the only real ones are the ones you can't hold back. ~Author Unknown
Kiss: love professed through lips. ~Terri Guillemets
Girl, when he gives you kisses twain,
use one, and let the other stay;
And hoard it, for moons die, red fades,
and you may need a kiss—some day.
~Frederic Ridgely Torrence, The House of a Hundred Lights: A Psalm of Experience After Reading a Couplet of Bidpai, 1899
How delicious is the winning
of a kiss at love's beginning.
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., The Professor at the Breakfast-Table
Lips that taste of tears, they say,
Are the best for kissing.
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. ~Author Unknown
She kissed me, and my mouth wrote a poem of welcome to her lips. ~Terri Guillemets, "Stapled," 1994 [a Ward Elliot Hour poem
Each kiss a heart-quake... ~Lord Byron, Don Juan
She kissed him and exhaled joy —
Loving and insane and wonderful!
~Terri Guillemets, "Lovebreath," 2018, blackout poetry created from Danielle Steel, Fairy Tale, 2017, page 87
[L]eave a kiss but in the cup,
And I'll not look for wine.
~Ben Jonson, To Celia
Your kisses change hue with each lover. ~Terri Guillemets
It takes a lot of experience for a girl to kiss like a beginner. ~Ladies Home Journal, 1948
I could see the moon a million times
and it would never lose its magic.
You could kiss me in a billion ways,
every last one would be romantic.
Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words. ~Margaret Mitchell
It's sad when two people who could never part without a kiss come to the point where they never part and so never kiss. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made
For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
Our kisses were stumbling but stumbling in sync. ~Terri Guillemets
(So,when kiss Spring comes
we'll kiss each kiss other on kiss the kiss
lips because tic clocks toc don't make
a toctic difference
to kisskiss you and to
I wasn't kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth. ~Chico Marx
Your kisses are no asterisk, no postscript — they're always the matter at hand. ~Terri Guillemets
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children they just about throw up. ~Barbara Bush
Kiss me and my soul-storm thunders. ~Terri Guillemets
A man had given all other bliss,
And all his worldly worth for this,
To waste his whole heart in one kiss
Upon her perfect lips.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one's breath. ~Eve Glicksman
My debt to you is countless caressing kisses. ~Terri Guillemets