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— Give me a kiss, she said.
His lips would not bend to kiss her. He wanted to be held firmly in her arms, to be caressed slowly, slowly, slowly. In her arms he felt that he had suddenly become strong and fearless and sure of himself. But his lips would not bend to kiss her.
With a sudden movement she bowed his head and joined her lips to his and he read the meaning of her movements in her frank uplifted eyes. It was too much for him. He closed his eyes, surrendering himself to her, body and mind, conscious of nothing in the world but the dark pressure of her softly parting lips. They pressed upon his brain as upon his lips as though they were the vehicle of a vague speech; and between them he felt an unknown and timid pressure, darker than the swoon of sin, softer than sound or odour. James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
I’ve kissed a lot of guys. Pickup on South Street 1953 starring Richard Widmark & Jean Peters & Thelma Ritter & Murvyn Vye & Richard Kiley & Willis Bouchey & Milburn Stone, director Samuel Fuller, her to him
You should be kissed and often. Gone with the Wind 1939 starring Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh & Leslie Howard & Olivia de Haviland & Thomas Mitchell & Barbara Mitchell & Evelyn Keyes & Ann Rutherford & George Reeves & Fred Crane & Hattie McDaniel & Alicia Rhett et al, director Victor Fleming, Rhett to Scarlett
It’s because of everything you can’t get a kiss. Harsh Times 2005 starring Christian Bale & Freddy Rodriguez & Eva Longoria & Tammy Trull & Terry Crews & Samantha Esteban & Tania Verafield & Noel Gugliemi & Chaka Forman & Adriana Millan et al, director David Ayer, her to him
Kira: I thought we could have dinner.
Odo: And then what?
Kira: I don’t know, maybe we could go dancing!
Odo: And then I suppose you’ll want me to kiss you!
Kira: It’s possible!
Odo: Well, then, who needs dinner? Why don’t I just kiss you now and get it over with?
Kira: Well why don’t you? Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s6e20: His Way
Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips. Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus Unbound
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
Was this the face that launched a thousand ships,
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Had she come all the way for this,
To part at last without a kiss?
Yea, had she borne the dirt and rain
That her own eyes might see him slain
Beside the haystack in the floods? William Morris, The Haystack in the Floods, 1858
I wasn’t kissing her, I was just whispering in her mouth. Chico Marx, on being discovered by wife with chorus lady
I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now. Frank Adams & Will Hough, song title
Kisses are a better fate
than wisdom. e e cummings
Farewell sweet kisses, pigeon-wise,
With lip and tongue; farewell again
The secret sports betwixt us twain. Diane de Poitiers, 1499-1566, mistress of Henry II
Love’s first snow-drop virgin kiss. Robert Burns
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children they just about throw up. Barbara Bush
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
Georgie Porgie, pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry; Nursery Rhymes 1844
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. Victor Hugo
Lips that taste of tears, they say,
Are the best for kissing. Dorothy Parker
Each kiss a heart-quake. Lord Byron, Don Juan
A man’s kiss is his signature. Mae West
Twas not my lips you kissed but my soul. Judy Garland
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
Alas, poor heart, that kiss is comfortless,
As frozen water to a starved snake. William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus III i 249-250, Marcus to Lavinia
You were better speak first, and when you were gravelled for lack of matter, you might take occasion to kiss. William Shakespeare, As You Like It IV i 75
They met so near with their lips that their breaths embraced together. William Shakespeare, Othello II i @238
7But kiss: one kiss! Rubies unparagoned,
How dearly they do’t! William Shakespeare, Cymbeline II ii 17
Yet let me kiss my Lord before I die,
And let me die with kissing of my Lord. Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine the Great 1590
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss! Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus, 1604
Kiss me, Hardy. Horatio Lord Nelson, cited Robert Southey's ‘Life of Nelson’, 1813
Smoking is indispensable if one has nothing to kiss. Sigmund Freud
Rosie having baptised me with her ciderous kisses married a soldier and I lost her for ever. Cider with Rosie ***** 2015 starring Samantha Mortin & Archie Cox & Ruby Ashbourne Serkis & Emma Curtis & Jessica Hynes & June Whitfield & Annette Crosbie & Timothy Spall & Billy Howle & Georgie Smith et al, director Philippa Lowthorpe, BBC 2015
You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss,
A sigh is just a sigh;
The fundamental things apply,
As time goes by. Herman Hupfield, As Time Goes By, song 1931
And there I shut her wild, wild eyes
With kisses four. John Keats