Lips are a visible body part at the mouth of humans and many animals. Lips are soft, movable, and serve as the opening for food intake and in the articulation of sound and speech. Human lips are a tactile sensory organ, and can be erogenous when used in kissing and other acts of intimacy.
- Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
- Proverbs 12:22, King James Version
- He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
- Proverbs 13:3, New International Version
- Gabriel: Do you know how you got that dent, in your top lip? Way back, before you were born, I told you a secret, then I put my finger there and I said "Shhhhh!"
- Gregory Widen, The Prophecy (1995)
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 534.
- Some asked me where the rubies grew,
And nothing I did say,
But with my finger pointed to
The lips of Julia.
- Herrick, The Rock of Rubies, and the Quarrie of Pearls.
- Lips are no part of the head, only made for a double-leaf door for the mouth.
- John Lyly, Midas.
- Divers philosophers hold that the lips is parcel of the mouth.
- Her lips were red, and one was thin,
Compared to that was next her chin,
(Some bee had stung it newly).
- John Suckling, A Ballad Upon a Wedding, St. 1., 1.
- With that she dasht her on the lippes,
So dyed double red;
Hard was the heart that gave the blow,
Soft were those lippes that bled.
- William Wabner, Albion's England, Bk. VIII., Ch. XLI., St. 53.
- As a pomegranate, cut in twain,
White-seeded is her crimson mouth.
- Oscar Wilde, La Bella Donna della Mia Mente.