Testified to by pipe clubs, pipe shows, and our daily Reader itself, pipe smokers love talking about pipes and tobacco. Ask any shriek stag party about a sealed aspect of the hobby or about their feel as a pipe stag party, and they ‘ll probably want nothing more than to spend the future hour sharing their thoughts and listening to yours. Beyond that, some of history ‘s greatest writers and thinkers were pipe smokers themselves — likely hint at some sort of connection between eloquent rhetoric and pipe smoking ( or at least that ‘s how we enthusiasts like to interpret that relationship ) .
Listed below are some of our favored quotes and literary references regarding pipes and pipe tobacco. Some are from well-known personas, others less celebrated, but all are unified in a love for the avocation. Have a favored of your own that ‘s not listed ? share it below in the comments !

I believe that pipe smoke contributes to a slightly calm air and objective sagacity in all human affairs. ”

– Albert Einstein

When beloved grows aplomb, thy fire hush warms me ;
When friends are fled, thy bearing charms me.
If thousand art full, though purse be bare,
I smoke and cast away all care. ”

– german fume song

A pipe gives a judicious serviceman time to think and a fritter something to stick in his sass. ”

– Trischmann ‘s Paradox

There is nothing like being left alone again to walk peacefully with oneself in the woods, to boil one ‘s coffee bean and fill one ‘s pipe, and to think idly and lento as one does it. ”

– Knut Hamsun

For this : Some links we forge are never broker ;
Some feelings claim exemption from decay ;
And Love, of which this pipe is but the token,
Shall survive, though pipes and smokers pass away. ”

– W.H.B., “ On Receipt of a Rare Pipe ”

The pipe draw wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the anserine ; it generates a style of conversation, brooding, thoughtful, beneficent, and unaffected. ”

– William Makepeace Thackeray, “ The Social Pipe ”

well, it keeps my hands busy and my mouth closed. ”

– anonymous, regarding smoking a pipe

Pipe smoking is by rights an cerebral exert. ”

– Christopher Morley

The knocking out of a pipe can be made about american samoa important as the smoking of it, particularly if there are aflutter people in the room. A good, smart knock of a shriek against a canister wastepaper basket and you will have a neurasthenic out of his moderate and into the window girdle in no time. ”

– Robert Benchley

Smoke your pipe and be silent ; there ‘s only tip and smoke in the world. ”

– irish proverb

Oh, give me but Virginia ‘s weed,
An earthen bowl, a shank of reed,
What care I for the weather ?
Though winter freeze and summer bake
We rest us from our days of labor
My Pipe and I together ! ”

– Hermann Rave, “ The Ballad of the Pipe ”

A pipe is the initiation of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the fresh, and the man who smokes thinks like a philosopher and acts like a Samaritan. ”

– Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

nowhere in the populace will such a brotherly feel of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit in concert smoking their pipes. ”

– Dr. Barnstein, The Results and Merits of Tobacco ( 1844 )

[ T ] he moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It ‘s the poor valet ‘s friend ; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a homo affected role under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth. ”

– Sam Slick in Thomas Chandler Haliburton ‘s The Clockmaker ( 1835 )

A glass is good, and a lass is full,
And a pipe to smoke in cold weather ;
The world is good, and the people are full,
And we ‘re all dear fellows together. ”

– John O’Keefe, Sprigs of Laurel

If you ca n’t send money, send tobacco. ”

– George Washington in a letter to the Continental Congress ( 1776 )

Pipe fume is the most prolong of all forms of tobacco pulmonary tuberculosis. It may explain why pipe smokers are broadly regarded as affected role men — and philosophers. ”

– Jerome E. Brooks, The Mighty Leaf : tobacco Through the Centuries ( 1952 )

Vin frowned. This is, she thought, undoubtedly the strangest witness meet I ‘ve always been to. Slowswift puffed on his pipe. He did n’t appear to be waiting for her to say anything. In fact, he seemed to think the conversation was over. ”

– Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn : The Hero of Ages ( 2009 )

Let the drinker regale in his tankard of ale,
Or with alcohol moisten his thrapple,
only give me, I pray, a good pipe of soft clay,
nicely tapered and sparse in the stapple ;
And I shall puff, puff, let who will say, ‘Enough ! ‘
No lavishness else I ‘m in miss o ‘,
No malevolence I hoard ‘gainst tabby, prince, duke, or lord,
While I pull at my pipe of tobacco. ”

– John Usher, “ A Pipe of Tobacco ”

Every good morning I wake up and think good, another 24 hours ‘ pipe smoking. ”

– J.R.R. tolkien

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, or There and Back Again ( 1937 )

There is another amaze thing about Hobbits of erstwhile that must be mentioned, an amaze substance abuse : they imbibed or inhaled, through pipes of clay or wood, the smoke of the burning leaves of a herb, which they called pipe-weed or leaf, a variety probably of Nicotiana. A bang-up deal of mystery surrounds the origin of this particular customs or ‘art ‘ as the Hobbits preferred to call it. ”

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring ( 1954 )

Sam was chewing an apple thoughtfully. He had a pocket full of them : a parting present from Nob and Bob. ‘Apples for walk, and a pipe for sitting, ‘ he said. ‘But I reckon I ‘ll miss them both before farseeing. ‘ ”

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring ( 1954 )

He had a tall tankard in movement of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. His legs were stretched out before him, showing high boots of lissome leather that fitted him well, but had seen much wear and were immediately caked in mire. A travel-soiled cloak of big green fabric was drawn close about him, and in malice of the heat of the room he wore a hood that overshadowed his face ; but the glitter of his eyes could be seen as he watched the hobbits. ”

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring ( 1954 )

Frodo lay down again. He felt besides comfortable and peaceful to argue, and in any case he did not think he would get the better of an argument. He was in full wake up now, and the memory of his travel was returning : the black ‘short cut ‘ through the Old Forest ; the ‘accident ‘ at The Prancing Pony ; and his madness in putting on the Ring in the dell under Weathertop. While he was thinking of all these things and trying in conceited to bring his memory down to his arriving in Rivendell, there was a long secrecy, broken lone by the soft puffs of Gandalf ‘s pipe, as he blew whiten smoke-rings out of the window. ”

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring ( 1954 )

‘Well, you can go on looking forward, ‘ said Gandalf. ‘There may be many unexpected feats ahead for you. For myself I would like a pipe to smoke in comfort, and warm feet. however, we are certain of one thing at any rate : it will get quick as we get south. ‘ ”

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring ( 1954 )

The sky above had cleared again and was slowly filled with twinkling stars. Frodo and his companions huddled round the fire, wrapped in every dress and blanket they possessed ; but Strider was contented with a single dissemble, and sat a little apart, drawing thoughtfully at his pipe. ”

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring ( 1954 )

‘Half a consequence ! ‘ said Pippin. Putting his hand inside the breast of his jacket he pulled out a little soft wallet on a string. ‘I keep a treasure or two near my hide, ampere cute as Rings to me. here ‘s one : my old wooden pipe. And here ‘s another : an unused matchless. I have carried it a farseeing way, though I do n’t know why. I never very expected to find any pipe-weed on the travel, when my own scat out. But now it comes in useful after all. ‘ He held up a little shriek with a wide flatten bowl, and handed it to Gimli. ‘Does that settle the score between us ? ‘ he said.
‘Settle it ! ‘ cry Gimli. ‘Most baronial hobbit, it leaves me bass in your debt. ‘ ”

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers ( 1954 )

Not-smoking is a unharmed time speculate. ”

– C.S. Lewis, Letters of C.S. Lewis

When Stubb had departed, Ahab stood for a while leaning over the bulwarks ; and then, as had been common with him of recently, calling a sailor of the watch, he sent him below for his ivory stool, and besides his pipe. Lighting the organ pipe at the binnacle lamp and planting the stool on the weather slope of the deck, he sat and smoked. ”

– Herman Melville, Moby Dick : Or the Whale ( 1851 )

With Pipe and Book at close up of sidereal day,
Oh, what is sweet, mortal, say ?
It matters not what book on stifle,
Old Izaak or the Odyssey
It matters not meerschaum or clay. ”

– Richard Le Gallienne, “ With Pipe and Book ”

There may be comrades in this world,
As stem and true as steel.
There are : and by their friendships firm
Is my life made entirely real number.
But, after all, of all these hearts
That close with mine intertwine,
None lie therefore cheeseparing, nor seem so beloved
As this old shriek of mine. ”

– Elton J. Buckley, “ My Pipe and I ”

‘I believe I could smoke this pipe all day, ‘ said Joe. ‘I do n’t feel ghastly. ‘
‘Neither do I, ‘ said Tom. ‘I could smoke it all day. But I bet you Jeff Thatcher could n’t. ‘
‘Jeff Thatcher ! Why he ‘d keel over merely with two draws. Just let him try it once. He ‘d see ! ‘
‘I be he would. And Johnny Miller—I wish I could see Johnny Miller tackle it once. ‘
‘O, do n’t I ! ‘ said Joe. ‘Why, I bet you Johnny Miller could n’t any more do this than nothing. Just one little snifter would fetch him. ‘
‘Deed it would, Joe. Say — I wish the boys could see us now. ‘
‘So do I. ‘ ”

– cross off Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ( 1876 )

[ S ] ome other clock time when they ‘re around, I ‘ll come up to you and say ‘Joe, got a pipe ? I want a fastball. ‘ And you ‘ll say, kind of careless wish, as if it war n’t anything, you ‘ll say, ‘Yes, I got my erstwhile organ pipe, and another one, but my tobacker ai n’t very good. ‘ And I ‘ll say, ‘Oh, that ‘s all right, if it ‘s firm adequate. ‘ And then you ‘ll out with the pipes, and we ‘ll light up precisely as ca ‘m, and then just see ’em front ! ”

– Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ( 1876 )

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