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He who doth not smoke hath either known no great griefs, or refuseth himself the softest consolation, next to that which comes from heaven. :
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Gentlemen, you may smoke.
ending the long ban on smoking held by Queen Victoria in the early 20th Century]
King Edward VII
I'll smoke anything anybody gives me, I'm not particular.
[Tobacco] is the passion of honest men and he who lives without tobacco is not worthy of living.
Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin).
If smoking is not allowed in heaven, I shall not go.
It has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain when awake.
It's easy to quit smoking. I've done it hundreds of times.
I'm not really a heavy smoker any more. I only get through two lighters a day now.
Now the only thing I miss about sex is the cigarette afterward. Next to the first one in the morning, it's the best one of all. It tasted so good that even if I had been frigid I would have pretended otherwise just to be able to smoke it.
Remember, if you smoke after sex you're doing it too fast.
Looking back now, I have come to realize that she was my nicotine.
My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco,
food, and a little whisky.
Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries.
The only way to break a bad habit was to replace it with a better habit.
Jack Nicholson, explaining why he switched from cigarettes to cigars.
Nobody has died because of not smoking, but why take a chance?
Non-smokers...die every day. Sleep tight!
My smoking might be bothering you, but it's killing me.
Variation People always come up to me and say that my smoking is bothering them... Well, it's killing me!
Asthma doesn't seem to bother me any more unless I'm around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar.
When I heard smoking will kill you I bought shares in Marlboro and Dunhill.
A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke.
Ah, if only I had brought a cigar with me! This would have established my identity.
Eating and sleeping are the only activities that should be allowed to interrupt a man's enjoyment of his cigar.
Given the choice between a woman and a cigar, I will always choose the cigar.
I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form.
I have made it a rule never to smoke more that one cigar at a time.
Variation: I smoke in moderation. Only one cigar at a time.
I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something.
If I paid ten dollars for a cigar, first I'd make love to it, then I'd smoke it.
If I had taken my doctor's advice and quit smoking when he advised me to, I wouldn't have lived to go to his funeral.
98 year old
Cigars are like new life in a twisted world
Of course, I started as a collector. A true collector. I can remember as if it were only yesterday the heart- pounding excitement as I spread out upon the floor of my bedroom The Edward G. Robinson Collection of Rare Cigar Bands. I didn't play at collecting. No cigar anywhere was safe from me.
Edward G. Robinson
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
There are men here and there to whom the whole of life is like an after-dinner hour with a cigar; easy, pleasant, empty, perhaps enlivened by some fable of strife to be forgotten - before the end is told - even if there happens to be any end to it.
There is nothing more agreeable than having a place where one can throw on the floor as many cigar butts as one pleases without the subconscious fear of a maid who is waiting like a sentinel to place an ashtray where the ashes are going to fall.
What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar!
Thomas Marshall, Vice-president of Woodrow Wilson
Cigar smoking is a hobby, not a habit.
A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want? :
A cigarette is the only consumer product which when used as directed kills its consumer.
Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland
For the first time in history,
sex is more dangerous than the cigarette afterward.
I tried to stop smoking cigarettes by telling myself I just didn't want to smoke, but I didn't believe myself.
To some, the cigarette is a portable therapist.
The only "safer" cigarette is your last one.
Duane Alan Hahn
There's something luxurious about having a girl light your cigarette. In fact, I got married once on account of that.
I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.
If you can't send money, send tobacco.
George Washington to the Continental Congress, 1776.
Man, the creature who knows he must die, who has dreams larger than his destiny, who is forever working a confidence trick on himself, needs an ally. Mine has been tobacco.
John Boynton Priestley
Pipe-smokers spend so much time cleaning, filling and fooling with their pipes, they don't have time to get into mischief.
The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco.
Ralph Waldo Emerson