Charles Baudelaire

“You are sitting and smoking; you believe that you are sitting in your pipe, and that your pipe is smoking you; you are exhaling yourself in bluish clouds. You feel just fine in this position, and only one thing gives you worry or concern: how will you ever be able to get out of your pipe?”

Albert Einstein, 1950

“I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.”

William Makepeace Thackeray, from “The Social Pipe”

“The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish; it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent, and unaffected.”

Christopher Morley, American novelist and journalist

“Pipe smoking is properly an intellectual exercise.”