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.
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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