I remember scrolling through OK Cupid one time, looking at the matches I had been sent by the Staff Robot at The Internet’s Greatest Online Dating Site, and I came across the profile of a man who said he was hoping to find someone who agreed that “kissing is still the best part” of finding your way to love. I never contacted him or anything (Or did I? Who knows. I probably did.), but I never forgot that line in his bio, because he is totally right. Kissing is the best part – of everything, really.
I’ve shared a lot of earth-shattering kisses in my day, and even though the best kissers tend to be the worst partners, I still cherish every smooch and smack laid on me by every charmer I’ve tangled with. I’ve been intoxicated by kisses, so much so that the marks of certain encounters implanted themselves in my DNA. I can recall the exact sensations of a few of them, the sights and sounds and smells and tastes. I remember some sad kisses and some hopeful kisses, and some desperate ones, too. The memory of a good kiss can last for a lifetime, because the best kisses are soul stirring and leave you somehow changed, as if an electrode of bliss blew a fuse inside your heart.
In celebration of love’s greatest gift, here are 25 incredible quotes about kissing. Most are from books, but some are from films and even a few of my friends. They all capture the rapture and delight brought on by a world-class kiss:
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