4 Best Quotes About Cigars

A man sitting by a window holding a cigar

Cigars aren’t just a complimentary accessory to a gentleman’s lifestyle, they are the final product of an artisan’s craft; a hobby with not only a relaxing core but also a rich, interesting history. Which is why we deem it appropriate to review some of the most loved and relatable quotes about cigars!

If you would like to add to your collection of cigars, here at Havana House we offer a wide selection so you can buy cigars online that are from various countries, brands and vitolas, fit for any fellow aficionado.

Famous Quotes About Cigars

Here is a list of our favourite cigar quotes that we hope – even if you do not relate to – you will definitely find humour in!

Winston Churchill wearing a top hat

Winston Churchill

We thought we’d start with a quote from a famous icon who had a legendary love for cigars – Winston Churchill. After only spending a few months in Cuba, Churchill became immediately enthralled in Cuban cigars.

“I must point out that my rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after, and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them”

This was said by the British Prime Minister during a lunch with the Arab leader Ibn Saud after he heard that the King’s religion forbade smoking and alcohol.

Groucho Marx with a cigar in his mouth

Groucho Marx

Julius Henry Marx was an American comedian, actor, writer and television star, to only name a few of his professions. He was first introduced to cigars at the age of 15 when he was acting for Vaudeville.

He came up with the ingenious idea of smoking cigars on stage, so when he forgot his lines he would smoke the cigar until he remembered them once again.

When speaking on cigars, Groucho Marx said:

“Given the choice between a woman and a cigar, I will always choose the cigar”

Mark Twain sat looking into the distance

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain was an American writer, entrepreneur and lecturer. His most notable pieces of work include ‘The adventures of Huckleberry Finn’.

Mark Twain was a lover of all cigars, excluding Havana cigars. He was extremely satisfied with most cigars and had an eager appetite for them, with an estimated smoking habit of around 22 smoked cigars a day.

He once said:

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

The iconic image of Che Guevara

Che Guevara

Ernesto Guevara, the Argentine Marxist and revolutionist. Che Guevara was a physician, author and guerrilla leader, among many other things.

His path as a revolutionary leader stemmed from his experience in Guatemala, which evolved to him becoming a figure of the Cuban Revolution who believed in the idea of Marxism-Leninism.

It has been said that Guevara’s preferred cigar was the Montecristo No. 4, and although he was known to have crippling asthma, Che Guevara still enjoyed chain-smoking cigars.

When talking about cigars, Che Guevara once said:

“a smoke in times of rest is a great companion to the solitary soldier”

Here at Havana House, we have an extensive selection of different cigars for you to enjoy, perfect for pairing with a glass of rum or whisky! For more fascinating facts you can visit our blog, which is filled with a great deal of information and advice!

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