Quotes to Ponder Over a Great Cigar
We’ve collected cigar quotes in this blog in the past. Here are a few more we’ve come across that are definitely worth considering. Fire up your favorite Nicaraguan or Dominican cigar, and give them a thoughtful or amusing read. Take it From Jack When asked why he started smoking cigars, the legendary actor Jack Nicholson gave a most reasonable answer: “The only way to break a bad habit
was to replace it with a better habit.” Very true, Jack, very true.
The Prince of Bad Writing
“A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry to a woman,” says Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton.
Bulwer-Lytton was an English novelist who penned the infamously bad line, “It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.”
Do you remember when the comic-strip dog Snoopy would sit atop his dog house typing away at the next great American novel? He could never get past, “It was a dark and stormy night.”
By the way, that line is deemed so bad that it has become the basis for an award given annually to the person who can, on purpose we presume, craft the worst opening line to a novel.
A Pair of Fine Proverbs
A fine Brazilian proverb states, “Every cigar goes up in smoke." We certainly hope that is true of yours and that pestilence or mold does not get them first.
That wise saying reminds us of the quote from comedian Ron White who said, “I've got a great cigar collection - it's actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn't going to smoke every last one of 'em.” Amen to that, Ron!
French novelist Colette, the woman who wrote “Gigi,” and went by one name, said, "If a woman knows a man's preferences, including his preference in cigars, and if a man knows what a woman likes, they will be suitably armed to face one another."
There’s something that sounds a touch hostile or passive-aggressive in that quote, but we can’t quite put our finger on it. Our discomfort involves the words “armed” and “face.” Change those to “prepared” and “please,” and it’s good to go.
Another French Novelist (What’s up with that?)
Here’s a pleasant, thought-provoking quote to leave you with. It’s from another French novelist, this time Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin. She wrote under the name George Sand and scandalized Paris by smoking cigars in public.
"The cigar numbs sorrow and fills the solitary hours with a million gracious images."