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Love: Before I heard the doctors tell The dangers of a kiss; I had considered kissing you. The nearest thing to bliss. But now I know biology and sit and sigh and moan; six million mad bacteria and I thought we were alone!

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A kiss may ruin a human life.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.

Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904) American author y lawyer.

Kisses honeyed by oblivion.

George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.

But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.

John Gay (1685-1732) English poet and dramatist.


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 (1809-1894) American author and poet.

What did that mean, to kiss? You put your face up like that to say goodnight and then his mother put her face down. That was to kiss. His mother put her lips on his cheek; her lips were soft and they wetted his cheek; and they made a tiny little noise: kiss. Why did people do that with their two faces?

James Joyce (1882-1941) Irish author.

May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

When women kiss it always reminds one of prize-fighters shaking hands.

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.

He took the bride about the neck and kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack that at the parting all the church did echo.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.