Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Twenty Quotes: Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco and the Joys of Smoking

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Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
--Sigmund Freud

Enjoy your next smoke with the following 20 quotes about smoking, cigars, cigarettes, tobacco and the joys of smoking.

It is now proven, beyond a doubt, that smoking is a leading cause of statistics.
-- Fletcher Knebel

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.
--Florence King

A good cigar is like a beautiful chick with a great body who also knows the American League box scores.
--Max Klinger,
"Bug-Out" espisode of M*A*S*H, 1976

I used to smoke two packs a day and I just hate being a nonsmoker.... but I will never consider myself a nonsmoker because I always find smokers the most interesting people at the table.
--Michelle Pfeiffer

There are some circles in America where it seems to be more socially acceptable to carry a hand-gun than a packet of cigarettes.
--Katharine Whitehorn

Divine Tobacco.
--Edmund Spenser
The Faerie Queene, (bk. III, canto V, st. 32)

A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?
--Oscar Wilde,
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Sublime tobacco! which from east to west,
Cheers the tar's labour or the Turkman's rest;
Which on the Moslem's ottoman divides
His hours, and rivals opium and his brides;
Magnificent in Stamboul, but less grand,
Though not less loved, in Wapping or the Strand:
Divine in hookas, glorious in a pipe
When tipp'd with amber, mellow, rich, and ripe;...
Yet thy true lovers more admire by far
Thy naked beauties - give me a cigar!
--Lord Byron,
The Island

To smoke a cigar through a mouthpiece is equivalent to kissing a lady through a respirator.
--The Smoker's Guide

Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries.
--Luis Buñuel

Remember, if you smoke after sex you're doing it too fast.
--Woody Allen

The man who smokes, thinks like a sage and acts like a Samaritan!
-- Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton,
Night and Morning (bk. I, ch. VI)

It's easy to quit smoking. I've done it hundreds of times.
--Mark Twain

Good food, good sex, good digestion, good sleep: to these basic animal pleasures, man has added nothing but the good cigarette.
--Mignon McLaughlin
The Second Neurotic's Notebook

My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them.
--Winston Churchill

Watching the smoke dance out of a cigarette is like watching a girl dance out of her dress.
--D.H. Mondfleur

I smoke ten to fifteen cigars a day. At my age I have to hold on to something.
--George Burns

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.
--Rudyard Kipling, The Betrothed

Coffee and tobacco are complete repose.
--Turkish Proverb

Yes, social friend, I love thee well,
In learned doctor's spite;
Thy clouds all other clouds dispel
And lap me in delight.
--Charles Sprague,
"To My Cigar"

by Mondo Frazier
* Quotations about Smoking and Tobacco
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