Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Great cigar-related quotes

I subscribe to Cigar Aficionado magazine and received the February issue today. Along with the magazine, they sent along a wall calendar which contains some interesting cigar-related quotes (my personal favorite is the George Burns quote):

  • “If there are no cigars in heaven, I shall not go.” – Mark Twain
  • “A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • “Burn them … one by one… slowly.” – Ambassador John Humes (ordering his deputy chief to destroy Havana cigars received as a gift).
  • “The cigar habit. It’s one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear.” – Aldous Huxley
  • “My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars.” – Winston Churchill
  • “By the cigars they smoke, and the composers they love, ye shall know the texture of men’s souls.” – John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga
  • “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman -- or a bad woman -- it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • “Tell him I’m out. And to convince him, smoke one of my cigars when you open the door.” – Winston Churchill (telling his valet how to get rid of a visitor).
  • “A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.” – Rudyard Kipling
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