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often give us insight
into the heart of a subject that we might not have considered on our own.
They can pierce the vail of the mundane, and strike at a
deeper poetic truth. Sometimes they just make us laugh. I've compiled here
some quotes about nasal snuff tobacco and tobacco in general. Enjoy!
"Under the pressure of the
cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times,
and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral
consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or
"There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of
decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to
"Tobacco is America's greatest gift to the
"One of history’s most esoteric methods
of satisfying a tobacco jones is making a resurgence as a new
generation of hipsters trade lungs full of smoke for a nose full
"I thought I couldn't afford to take her
out and smoke as well. So I gave up cigarettes. Then I took her out
and one day I looked at her and thought: "Oh well," and I went back
to smoking again, and that was better."
"For thousands of years, long before there was
such a thing as a science of chemistry, people were fascinated by
plants, because they knew that plants contained substances that could
affect people. Coffee will keep you awake. Tobacco contains something
that will calm your nerves. Foxglove contains an extract that'll affect
"Just where the breath of life his nostrils
A charge of snuff the wily virgin threw;
The gnomes direct, to
every atom just,
The pungent grains of titillating dust,
with starting tears each eye o'erflows,
And the high dome re-echoes to his
-Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock
"For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but
"Tobacco is my favorite
"And 'twixt his finger and his thumb he held
pouncet-box, which ever and anon
He gave his nose and took 't away
Who therefor angry, when it next came there,
Took it in snuff."
-William Shakespeare, Henry IV,
"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the
world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
"Tobacco, coffee, alcohol, hashish, prussic
acid, strychnine, are weak dilutions. The surest poison is
"The man who smokes, thinks like a sage and acts
like a Samaritan!"
-Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Night
"As concerns tobacco, there are many
superstitions. And the chiefest is this--that there is a STANDARD
governing the matter, whereas there is nothing of the kind. Each man's
own preference is the only standard for him, the only one which he can
accept, the only one which can command him. A congress of all the
tobacco-lovers in the world could not elect a standard which would be
binding upon you or me, or would even much influence
"Tobacco is a dirty weed. I like it.
no normal need. I like it.
It makes you thin, it makes you lean,
takes the hair right off your bean
It's the worst darn stuff I've ever
I like it."
"There's a lot of people who, a cigarette is
about the only vacation they have."
-Trey Parker, Co-Creator of
"Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of
abiding friendships and fertile reveries."
"Tobacco, divine, rare superexcellent tobacco,
which goes far beyond all panaceas, potable gold and philosopher's
stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases."
-Robert Burton, Anatomy
"Coffee and tobacco are complete
"There is a spot on the back of your hand called
the anatomical snuff box which provides a natural place to dump out some
dry-powdered tobacco, and easily and naturally raise it to your nostril
for snorting. And, since God put it on your body, He intended it to be
-Guy Named Dave on
"I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a
somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human
"I hated tobacco. I could have almost lent my
support to any institution that had for its object the putting of
tobacco smokers to death...I now feel that smoking in moderation is a
comfortable and laudable practice, and is productive of good. There is
no more harm in a pipe than in a cup of tea. You may poison yourself by
drinking too much green tea, and kill yourself by eating too many
beefsteaks. For my part, I consider that tobacco, in moderation, is a
sweetener and equalizer of the temper."
"If you can't send money, send
-George Washington to the Continental
"Man, the creature who knows he must die, who
has dreams larger than his destiny, who is forever working a confidence
trick on himself, needs an ally. Mine has been tobacco."
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