From Lord Byron's "first kiss of love" to Kevin Costner's "long slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last for three days, " The Book of Kisses contains the most charming, witty and memorable quips to cross the lips of such famous and infamous kissers as Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Madonna, Boris Yeltsin, Walter Cronkite, and hundreds of others.
The quotes cover first kisses (Errol Flynn, Elizabeth Barrett Browning) funny kisses (Jay Leno, Minnie Pearl), sensual kisses, romantic kisses, literary kisses, celebrity and movie-star kisses (Burt Reynolds, Kim Basinger), kissing definitions (Ingrid Bergman, Mickey Spillane), kissing proverbs, kissing advice and techniques (William Shakespeare, Louis Armstrong, Ronald Reagan), and kissing quotes from around the world. Who could forget legendary celluloid smooches like Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis's kiss in Some Like It Hot or Woody Allen and Diane Keaton's first kiss in Annie Hall? Or the first time F. Scott Fitzgerald's Gatsby kisses his beloved Daisy: "at his lips' touch she blossomed for him like a flower"?
From Earnest Hemmingway to Spike Lee, from Napoleon and Josephine to Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett, The Book of Kisses provides plenty of pucker power and passionate inspiration for anyone searching for words to describe that elusive, soul-touching thrill of the perfect kiss.