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Quotes of the Day for 27 July 2002 – Smoking

No matter whether you smoke now, used to smoke, or never smoked, there is little doubt that the pernicious habit has been a curse since this day in 1586. That's when Sir Walter Raleigh introduced the practice to England. Herewith some more recent comments.

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The quotes:

I wouldn't mind seeing opera die. Ever since I was a boy, I regarded opera as a ponderous anachronism, almost the equivalent of smoking.
     - Frank Lloyd Wright

I have every sympathy with the American who was so horrified by what he had read about the effects of smoking that he gave up reading.
     - Henry G. Strauss

Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible - or even sinful - that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes!
     - Dr. Paul MacCready, Jr

The verdict of a jury is the a priori opinion of that juror who smokes the worst cigars.
     - Henry Louis Mencken, 1880 - 1956

The only way to stop smoking is to just stop - no ifs, ands, or butts.
     - Edith Zittler

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