„You don't smoke do you?"
"They're afraid of fire."
"Great, we're going to be eaten alive because neither of us smokes."
I almost laughed. He sounded so thoroughly disgusted…“
Fonte: Guilty Pleasures
„Everything that's born has to die, which means our lives are like skyscrapers. The smoke rises at different speeds, but they're all on fire, and we're all trapped.“
— Jonathan Safran Foer, livro Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Fonte: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
— John Lyly English politician 1554 - 1606
Euphues and his Euphœbus, p. 153, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "There is no fire without some smoke", John Heywood, Proverbes, Part ii, Chap. v.
„There's no doubt you smoke to calm yourself. I know I do. That's my decision about how I keep calm. I prefer that to Prozac. In fact I think it's healthier. I couldn't go to another New York party where they're all drinking water and on Prozac and telling you off for smoking.“
— David Hockney British artist 1937
Interview with Marion Finlay, "Hockney on … politics, pleasure, and smoking in public places," FOREST Online (28 July 2004)
„Everybody in recovery smokes. If you don't like smoking, don't even bother trying to get sober. Just stay drunk.“
— Augusten Burroughs, Possible Side Effects
Fonte: Possible Side Effects
„The suffering man ought really 'to consume his own smoke'; there is no good in emitting smoke till you have made it into fire, — which, in the metaphorical sense too, all smoke is capable of becoming!“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
1840s, Heroes and Hero-Worship (1840), The Hero as Man of Letters
— Ron White American comedian 1956
A Little Unprofessional
„You may tend to get cancer from the thing that makes you want to smoke so much, not from the smoking itself.“
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
Fonte: Not Dying: An Autobiographical Interlude
„Icke: The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous, Terry, so I'm glad that there's been so much laughter in the audience tonight.
Wogan: But they're laughing at you. They're not laughing with you.
Icke: I don't care.“
— David Icke English writer and public speaker 1952
Interview with Terry Wogan, ibid.
„[to audience member] How much do you smoke a day sir? [the man says a pack] Pack! What a little puss. Gosh, why don't you just put a dress on and show it all to us while you smoke your little faggoty pack. C'mon, swish around for us. Damnit that pisses me off. I go through two lighters a day, dude. I'm starting to feel it.“
— Bill Hicks American comedian 1961 - 1994
Sane Man (1989)
— Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964
— Gabriel García Márquez, livro Living to Tell the Tale
Living to Tell the Tale (2002)
„Do you smoke?
Well, yes, I must admit I smoke.
I'm glad to hear of it. A man should always have an occupation of some kind.“
— Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
Fonte: The Importance of Being Earnest
„I complain to one of my fellow servers that I don't understand how she can go so long without food. "Well, I don't understand how you can go so long without a cigarette," she responds in a tone of reproach. Because work is what you do for others; smoking is what you do for yourself.“
— Barbara Ehrenreich American writer and journalist 1941
Fonte: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America (2001), Ch. 1: Serving in Florida (p. 31)
— Laurie Anderson American musician 1947
O Superman (1981)