Cigarettes Quotes

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

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

David Lynch
“I quit smoking in December. I’m really depressed about it. I love smoking, I love fire, I miss lighting cigarettes. I like the whole thing about it, to me it turns into the artist’s life, and now people like Bloomberg have made animals out of smokers, and they think that if they stop smoking everyone will live forever.”
David Lynch

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

Gillian Flynn
“She blew more smoke toward me, a lazy game of cancer catch.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

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

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

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

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

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

Richard K. Morgan
“You smoke?”
“Smoke? Do I look like a fucking idiot?”
Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon

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

“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

Bryanna Reid
“Coffee is liquid cigarette.”
Bryanna Reid, Boyle stories. Chat about nothig

Neeraj Agnihotri
“It has always been more about a relapse than it is about quitting. I have met hundreds of people who quit cigarettes every day. But do they succeed at it?

No, they just quit every day.”
Neeraj Agnihotri, Procrasdemon - The Artist's Guide to Liberation From Procrastination

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

Charlotte Eriksson
“I never have time to write anymore. And when I do I only write about how I never have time. It's work and it's money and I've written more lists than songs lately. I stay up all night to do all these things I need to do, be all these things I want to be, playing with shadows in the darkness that shouldn't be able to exist. Empty bottles and cigarettes while watching the sunrise, why do I complain? I have it all, everything I ever asked for.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: in search for The Great Perhaps

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.”
King James I of England - VI of Scotland

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“Cigarettes can force you to take a moment to take a deep breath.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, "Darling, it's not only about sex"

Emily St. John Mandel
“If another memo could possibly be sent out, this one specific to smokers: You cannot be both an unwashed bohemian and Cary Grant.”
Emily St. John Mandel, The Glass Hotel

G. P. Moci
“next to the bed
a couple of lilies
and two cigarettes
smoke like cloud
quiet like loud
sun and fire”
G. P. Moci, Isabella

Jonathan Franzen
“My best guess about my own attraction to the habit is that I belong to a class of people whose lives are insufficiently structured...
We embrace a toxin as deadly as nicotine...because we have not yet found pleasures or routines that can replace the comforting, structure bringing rhythm of need and gratification that the cigarette habit offers. One word for this structuring might be "self medication"; another might be "coping".”
Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone

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Siddhartha Mukherjee
“In the turbulent century between 1850 and 1950, the world offered conflict, atomisation and disorientation. The cigarette offered its equal and opposite salve: camaraderie, a sense of belonging, and the familiarity of habits. If cancer is the quintessential product of modernity, then so, too, is its principal preventible cause: tobacco.”
Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Jonathan Franzen
“Time stops for the duration of a cigarette: when you're smoking, you're acutely present to yourself; you step outside the unconscious rush of life. This is why the condemned are allowed a final's a lot easier to leave the world if you're certain that you have really been in it.”
Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone

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