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“And They Quote”

An avid cigar connoisseur, American Writer Mark Twain delivered some of the worlds best quotes in description of his passion for smoking cigars....

Humor played an intricate part of Twain’s major writings and so it was suggested within his analysis and meaning to burn a stogie...


“Eating and sleeping are the only activities that should be allowed to interrupt a man’s enjoyment of his cigar.”

Mark Twain


“If smoking is not allowed in heaven, I shall not go.”

Mark Twain


“It has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain when awake.” – Mark Twain


“It’s easy to quit smoking. I’ve done it hundreds of times.”

Mark Twain


“No one can tell me what is a good cigar for me. I am the only judge. People who claim to know say that I smoke the worst cigars in the world. They bring their own cigars when they come to my house.” — Mark Twain



“I never smoke to excess – that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time.” — Mark Twain


“ I pledged myself to smoke but one cigar a day. I kept the cigar waiting until bedtime, then I had a luxurious time with it. But desire persecuted me every day and all day long. I found myself hunting for larger cigars...within the month my cigar had grown to such proportions I could have used it as a crutch.” — Mark Twain


“Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.”

— Mark Twain


“ I have only one moral precept; never smoke more than five cigars at a time.” — Mark Twain


I ordinarily smoke fifteen cigars during my five hours' labours, and if my interest reaches the enthusiastic point, I smoke more. I smoke with all my might, and allow no intervals —Mark Twain


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by Nosakhere Kamau


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