Yes, social friend, I love thee well,
In learned doctor's spite;
Thy clouds all other clouds dispel
And lap me in delight.
Tobacco, divine, rare superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all panaceas, potable gold and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases.
You must have a cigarette. A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?
A cigar has "...a fire at one end and a fool at the other."
I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven't had time for tobacco since.
I tried to stop smoking cigarettes by telling myself I just didn't want to smoke, but I didn't believe myself
If we see you smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.
The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco.
A custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black, stinking fume thereof nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
He who doth not smoke hath either known no great griefs, or refuseth himself the softest consolation, next to that which comes from heaven.
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.
The man who smokes, thinks like a sage and acts like a Samaritan.
More than one cigar at a time is excessive smoking.
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!
A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.
I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.
Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
I have made it a rule never to smoke more that one cigar at a time.
If I paid ten dollars for a cigar, first I'd make love to it, then I'd smoke it.
Good food, good sex, good digestion, good sleep: to these basic animal pleasures, man has added nothing but the good cigarette.
But when I don't smoke I scarcely feel as if I'm living. I don't feel as if I'm living unless I'm killing myself.
The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.
I thought I couldn't afford to take her out and smoke as well. So I gave up cigarettes. Then I took her out and one day I looked at her and thought: 'Oh well,' and I went back to smoking again, and that was better.
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