Smoking is very bad for you and should only be done because it looks so good.
People who don’t smoke have a terrible time finding something polite to do with their lips.
– P.J. O’Rourke, Modern Manners, 1983, Source:The International Thesaurus of Quotations
When asked whether he minded if someone smoked in a non-smoking compartment.
Certainly not – if you don’t object if I’m sick.
– Thomas Beecham, (1879-1961) British conductor, Source: Bloomsbury book of quotations.
Do you mind if I smoke? (Oscar Wilde to Sarah Bernhardt) I don’t care if you burn.
– Sarah Bernhardt, Source : seen on the web.
They smoke cigarettes professionally. The smoke is inhaled very sharply and the teeth are bared.
Then the head turns to give you a profile and the smoke is exhaled slowly and deliberately and the grey jet stream becomes a beautiful blue cloud of smoke.
What are they trying to tell us?
– Jeffrey Bernard, Spectator, 1982, Source: The International Thesaurus of Quotations
Smoking is a shocking thing – blowing smoke out of our mouths into other people’s mouths, eyes, and noses, and having the same thing done to us.
– Samuel Johnson, Source : seen on the web
The Englishman has been taught at his public school that feeling is bad form.
He must not express great joy or sorrow, or even open his mouth too wide when he talks — his pipe might fall out if he did.
– E. M. Forster, Source : seen on the web.