To celebrate International Pipe-Smoking Day this year, here are some of my favorite pipe smoking quotes!
“Life is meant to be enjoyed. A good woman, a good pipe, and a good whiskey. Three things that, in moderation, will help achieve this.”
“After some time he felt for his pipe. It was not broken, and that was something. Then he felt for his pouch, and there was some tobacco in it, and that was something more. Then he felt for matches and he could not find any at all, and that shattered his hopes completely.”
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
“A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise; and the man who smokes, thinks like a philosopher and acts like a Samaritan.”
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
“A pipe is to the troubled soul what caresses of a mother are for her suffering child.”
“I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.”
And finally, a couple of my favorites from C. S. Lewis:
“I believe that many who find that ‘nothing happens’ when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.”
“A pipe gives a wise man time to think, and a fool something to stick in his mouth.”
C. S. Lewis
So, there you go! If you’ve got a quote (or three) that I haven’t mentioned here, please reply with some of your favorites!
And, if you’re so inclined, stop for a few moments this evening and join us in sharing a bowl! And if you’re in the neighborhood, give me a call! Maybe we can meet up and share a bowl together!
In the Love of the Three in One,
Br. Jack+, LC