The best way to stop smoking is to carry wet matches.

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Tobacco, some say, is a a potent narcotic,
That rules half the world in a way quite despotic;
So to punish him well for his wicked and merry tricks,
We’ll burn him forthwith, as they used to do heretics.

-from Tobacco in Song and Story, by John Bain


As I said, I began losing confidence in my instincts, which is tough and very bad for an instinctive person.

Kim Novak

z z The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 18 October 1947

A child lacks wisdom, and some say that what is important is that the child does not die; what kills more surely than lack of wisdom?

You are blaming the hawk, [while] the falcon is killing the chickens.

Don’t blame the one who committed a minor mistake and leave the one who does big harm.  

Unamlaumu mwewe, kipanga yuwesha kuku.


z z warpostersissued00harduoft_0167

If you need an excuse for why you don’t drink alcohol, you could say that addiction runs in your family and you don’t want to try it even once because you may not stop until you are dead in a puddle of your own vomit or smashed into the side of a mini-van with children’s body parts scattered around your corpse.

Duane Alan Hahn