Is a kiss really just a kiss? This collection of quotes and black-and-white photographs proves once and for all that a kiss is hardly ever without subtext. From cynics like Jonathan Swift
("Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing?") to the sultry Mae West ("I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them.") to romantics like e.e. cummings
("...kisses are a better fate than wisdom.") to realists like Dr. Henry Gibbons ("A kiss is the anatomical juxtaposition of two orbicular muscles in a state of contraction."), these folks have said a mouthful about kissing.