"Hand kissing. This is something I took up when I realized its character and intent. A girl is a continuing thing, and it isn't because the hand-bone is connected to the arm-bone, the arm-bone is connected to the head-bone. The skin of a girl's hand is connected by direct route and direct wire to her lips, the hand is like holding the end of a lariat, the business part is at the end. So when the continental gallant kisses a girl's hand he is in effect saying what every sane woman wants to hear: "I'd like to kiss your lips." Shaking hands is just silly, whoever heard of shaking lips?"
–Chuck Jones, page 32, Stroke of Genius, A Collection of Paintings and Musing on Life, Love and Art