My smoking might be bothering you, but it’s killing me.
– Colette, (1873-1954) French novelist, Source : seen on the web
Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life
–Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal anti-smoking campaign, Source : seen on the web
But cheer up — we could be selling tobacco. It’s not like software kills people if used as intended
– David Chase, Source : seen on the web
We shall not refuse tobacco the credit of being sometimes medical, when used temperately, though an acknowledged poison.
–Jesse Torrey, (1787-1834), The Moral Instructor, Pt. IV, Source: Bloomsbury book of quotations.
Tobacco, divine, rare, super excellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all the panaceas, potable gold, and philosophers’ stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases
. . . but as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale,
’tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health; hellish, devilish and damned tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.
– Robert Burton, (1577-1640), English clergyman author, Anatomy of Melancholy, Source : seen on the web
You know, it’s cigarettes that killed (Jerry) Garcia. Everyone thinks it’s heroin, but it wasn’t. It was cigarettes.
–John Mellencamp, 1996, Source : seen on the web
Go mad, and beat their wives;
Plunge (after shocking lives)
Razors and carving knives
Into their gizzards.
– C. S. Calverley, (1831-84), English poet., Ode to Tobacco.
Tobacco drieth the brain, dimmeth the sight, vitiateth the smell, hurteth the stomach, destroyeth the concoction, disturbeth the humors and spirits, corrupteth the breath, induceth a trembling of the limbs, exsiccateth the windpipe, lungs, and liver, annoyeth the milt, scorcheth the heart, and causeth the blood to be adjusted.
–Tobias Venner, (1577-1660) Via Recta ad Vitam Longam , Source: Bloomsbury book of quotations
Coffee and smoking are the last great addictions.
– Lara Flynn Boyle: seen on the web.