Quotes About Cigarettes

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Tom Robbins
“Three of the four elements are shared by all creatures, but fire was a gift to humans alone. Smoking cigarettes is as intimate as we can become with fire without immediate excruciation. Every smoker is an embodiment of Prometheus, stealing fire from the gods and bringing it on back home. We smoke to capture the power of the sun, to pacify Hell, to identify with the primordial spark, to feed on them arrow of the volcano. It's not the tobacco we're after but the fire. When we smoke, we are performing a version of the fire dance, a ritual as ancient as lightning.”
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

C. JoyBell C.
“A bitch always smokes." He looks back at Lucy. "A bitch is the opposite of a whore. A bitch doesn't need anybody. Or she wants people to think she doesn't need anybody. And she smokes to prove it.”
C. JoyBell C., Saint Paul Trois Chateaux: 1948

Charles Bukowski
“What is your advice to young writers?”
“Drink, fuck and smoke plenty of cigarettes.”
Charles Bukowski, Hot Water Music

John Green
“As Alaska zipped through something obvious about linear equations, stoner/baller Hank Walsten said, "Wait, wait. I don't get it."

"That's because you have eight functioning brain cells."

"Studies show that Marijuana is better for your health than those cigarettes," Hank said.

Alaska swallowed a mouthful of fries, took a drag on her cigarette, and blew a smoke at Hank. "I may die young," she said. "But at least I'll die smart. Now, back to tangents.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Jeffrey McDaniel
“Once I thought I found love, but then I realized I was just out
of cigarettes.”
Jeffrey McDaniel

John Green
“But there was so much todo: cigarettes to smoke, sex to have, swings to swing on. I'll have more time for reading when I'm old and boring.”
John Green

Edward Gorey
“There was a young lady named Mae
Who smoked without stopping all day;
As pack followed pack,
Her lungs first turned black,
And eventually rotted away.”
Edward Gorey, Floating Worlds: The Letters of Edward Gorey & Peter F. Neumeyer

Tony Parsons
“Cancer seems a high price to pay for an innocuous-looking habit. You get into smoking and you are robbed of the last 25 years of your life. Some cocky souls will say, 'Ah yes, but they are the worst 25 years.' Nobody feels like that in a cancer ward. There are no cocky souls in a cancer ward. But there's a lot of pain, not just of the excruciating physical kind that they shoot you full of morphine to smother. There are a lot of tears. All round. It is hard to say goodbye to the people you love. And it's scary. Cancer wards have a way of knocking the cockiness out of you. And for what? Another cigarette?”
Tony Parsons

Linda Howard
“I'll tell you what's wrong!" he roared, "I'm trying to quit smoking!" Then he strode angrily to the truck, leaving her standing there.

She blinked her eyes, and slowly a smile stretched her lips. She strolled to the truck and got in. "So, are you homicidal or merely as irritable as a wounded buffalo?"

"About halfway in between," he said through clenched teeth.

"Anything I can do to help?"

His eyes were narrow and intense. "It isn't just the cigarettes. Take off your panties and lock your legs around me, and I'll show you.”
Linda Howard, Duncan's Bride

Agatha Christie
“Poirot said placidly, “One does not, you know, employ merely the muscles. I do not need to bend and measure the footprints and pick up the cigarette ends and examine the bent blades of grass. It is enough for me to sit back in my chair and think. It is this – ” he tapped his egg-shaped head – “this, that functions!”
Agatha Christie, Five Little Pigs

Charles Bukowski
“Ya got cigarettes?” she asks. “Yes,” I say,
“I got cigarettes.” “Matches?” she asks.
“Enough to burn Rome.” “Whiskey?”
“Enough whiskey for a Mississippi River
of pain.” “You drunk?” “Not yet.”
Charles Bukowski

“Without cigarettes, I would be doing heroin, probably, on a daily basis.”
Joel Madden

William Gibson
“Some very considerable part of the gestural language of public places that had once belonged to cigarettes now belonged to phones.”
William Gibson, Zero History

Anna Godbersen
“Interesting" people were her favorite hobby. She collected them: the type who did gay things late at night and smoked cigarettes in mixed company, those would have most scandalized her own mother.”
Anna Godbersen, Beautiful Days

Anton Chekhov
“Wine and tobacco destroy the individuality. After a cigar or a glass of vodka you are no longer Peter Sorin, but Peter Sorin plus somebody else. Your ego breaks in two: you begin to think of yourself in the third person.”
Anton Chekhov, The Seagull

Caroline Kepnes
“Full of disclaimers, you're like a warning label on a pack of cigarettes.”
Caroline Kepnes, You

Bista Nirooj
“Its better to hold a book between your Fingers than to Hold a Cigarette.”
Bista Nirooj

Jonathan L. Howard
“Do you smoke, Herr Cabal?"
"Only to be antisocial," replied Cabal, making no move.”
Jonathan L. Howard, Johannes Cabal the Detective

Crystal Woods
“I’m passing the bar
Where you first got in my car
I’m not ashamed to admit
That it’s you I won’t forget

I saved your cigarettes and
Bad habits I regret
But the hours flew by like clouds
Whenever I had you around

Parachute lover
Take me away
From the plane that went crashing
And the earth that’s in flames

Saving you is saving me
High above the redwood trees
But down below I see shadows
And parachute debris

We're drifting like children
Along for the ride
Each time we find love
Another parachute arrives

Our madness will burn
As bright as the sun
And I’ll keep finding lovers
But you were the one”
Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 3

James VI & I
“Have you not reason then to be ashamed and to forbear this filthy novelty, so basely grounded, so foolishly received and so grossly mistaken in the right use thereof. In your abuse thereof sinning against God harming yourselves both in person and goods, and raking also thereby the marks and notes of vanity upon you by the custom thereof making yourselves to be wondered at by all foreign civil nations and by all strangers that come among you to be scorned and held in contempt; 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.”
James VI & I

Earl Chinnici
“I had not been at all fair to myself, or to anyone or anything near me, by keeping my cigarettes right there next to me or in my shirt pocket throughout the years.”
Earl Chinnici, Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You

Emma Rose Kraus
“She called herself Starla, Queen of the Nile, and she had me from the first moment I saw her walk onto that stage. She wore nine-inch-heels and a dress that shone in the multi-colored lighting, glimmering through the haze created by the smoke machines and cigarettes.”
Emma Rose Kraus, A Blue One

“Life is like a cigarette and the world is a cigarette packet...!!!”
M.Rehan Behleem

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“People who smoke would have probably been regarded as fools or insane, if only a percentage of people who smoke smoked.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Earl Chinnici
“I’m not just blowing smoke when I say that I hope this book and the story it tells helps inspire many people to fight back against their addiction to “tobacco cigarettes.” The cigarette addiction is not glamorous. The addiction does not make anyone appear to be fun, smart, or sexy. The addiction is not enjoyable in the least. Of course, if you were to ask thirty-six people why they smoke, I am sure twenty-nine will tell you that they enjoy smoking. I have also said this a few times. However, to find even one person who enjoys being addicted to cigarettes or who enjoys being addicted to poison is another story altogether. Over the years, I have often been in the company of “tobacco cigarette smokers” and yet I do not remember once when anybody said, “I enjoy being addicted to cigarettes” or “I really do enjoy my addiction to poisons” or “My addiction is what I enjoy most about smoking.”
Earl Chinnici, Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You

“Don't take tension, just smoke Benson.”
M.Rehan Behleem

Lygia Fagundes Telles
“Descobri que ajuda muito na convivência com os outros. Às vezes a gente não sabe o que dizer e então acende um cigarro. Não sabe como começar um assunto e lá vem um cigarro, todos esses pequeninos gestos são importantes para os tímidos. E eu sou tímida.”
Lygia Fagundes Telles, Ciranda de pedra

Earl Chinnici
“When you are staring at the face of such a formidable adversary as tobacco cigarette addiction, it can help significantly to have some powerful weapons in your arsenal. Knowledge is a remarkably powerful weapon against cigarette addiction.”
Earl Chinnici, Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You

Rose Wynters
“Jean sat at the end of the bar, watching Jerry Springer as she drew deeply on a long cigarette. The woman smoked like a freight train, especially while watching talk shows.”
Rose Wynters, My Wolf Fighter

Earl Chinnici
“I decided I might be able to substitute a tobacco cigarette with one made from spearmint. I made up my mind that if I was going to keep smoking, I had to find something less expensive to smoke. I did not mention this in my composition book, but have decided to mention it now. It is a good example of a bad substitute. There is no safe cigarette.”
Earl Chinnici, Maybe You Should Move Those Away From You

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