If you've already experienced your very first kiss, you know that there is nothing like it - no matter if the experience was positive, negative or something in between. Reminisce about that first kiss, hope for one with a new partner, or giggle at some celebrities as they share their first kiss stories with these hand-selected quotations.
"My first kiss can be summed up in one word - unsuccessful." - Huey Lewis, from Huey Lewis and the News.
"Platonic friendship is the interval between the introduction and the first kiss." - R. Woods, Editor, in the Modern Handbook of Humor.
"This girl said "Yes" when I wasn't ready. I kissed her lightly and got so dizzy I had to sit down. - Antonio Banderas, speaking of his first kiss.
"Miss Manners herself, while never rude, is given to pulling a fast pinch in the way of a handshake on those who believe in kissing on, not even the first date, but the first sighting." - Judith Martin, also known as Miss Manners.
"I was seventeen and the star of my high school play. I was supposed to kiss my leading man, but I couldn't stand the guy. I really didn't want to kiss him. All during rehearsals, I refused to kiss him. Then my drama teacher told me, "If you don't kiss him on opening night, you'll flunk drama class. So I kissed him, and that was my first kiss." - Donna Mills
"First time he kissed me, he but only kissed / The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; / And, ever since, it grew more clean and white." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, in Sonnets from the Portugese, Number 38.
"A kiss that speaks volumes is seldom a first edition." - Clare Whiting
"I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven't had time for tobacco since." - Arturo Toscanini
"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
"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
"It was brief, swift, and then it was done. It was a professional job. I needed to be kissed, and I was kissed." Uma Thurman, talking about her first kiss.
"We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine." - Eduardo Galeano
"I think he [composer Joe Raposo] was the first man who kissed me on the cheek." - Walter Kronkite
"Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last." - Remy de Gourmont
"The first kiss I had was the most disgusting thing in my life. The girl injected about a pound of saliva, into my mouth, and when I walked away I had to spit it all out." - Leonardo diCaprio
"How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart." - William Butler Yeats
"The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender." - Emil Ludwig
"I was like twelve or something, when you first kiss a guy and you see the way the guy reacts, how they get really excited, or whatever. And I'm perceptive, so I think, "Ah, jeez, is that something that I'm able to do?" - Juliette Lewis
"If you kiss on the first date and it's not right, then there will be no second date. Sometimes it's better to hold out and not kiss for a long time. I am a strong believer in kissing being very intimate, and the minute you kiss, the floodgates open for everything else." - Jennifer Lopez