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Monday, November 13, 2006

On Kissing

A friend sent this terrific collection of thoughts on the fine art and science of kissing...thought I'd share them.

· Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~Albert Einstein

· I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven't had time for tobacco since. ~ Arturo Toscanini

· People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy. ~ Bob Hope

· I wasn't kissing her, I was whispering in her mouth. ~ Chico Marx

· High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead. ~ Christopher Morley

· A kiss that speaks volumes is seldom a first edition. ~ Clare Whiting

· 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

· Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her -- when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her? ~ Helen Rowland

· Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you. ~ Joey Adams

· It takes a lot of experience for a girl to kiss like a beginner. ~ Ladies Home Journal

· Few men know how to kiss well; fortunately, I've always had time to teach them. ~ Mae West

· 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 (The Professor at the Breakfast-Table)

· I am in favor of preserving the French habit of kissing ladies' hands-- after all, one must start somewhere. ~ Sacha Guitry

· A man's kiss is his signature. ~ Mae West

· If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt. ~ Thomas Carlyle

· Were kisses all the joys in bed, One woman would another wed. ~William Shakespeare

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