Similar to cigars, smoking a pipe is a blend of experiences that unfold to create what some would describe, as a ritual. The combination of flavours in the tobacco, the beauty of the pipe itself, and the relaxation that it exudes are only a few of the many factors as to why it is such a delicious delight to partake in.
However you prefer to enjoy your tobacco; whether you smoke cigars or pipe tobacco or maybe you favour a side of whisky while you puff, we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for here, at Havana House.
To celebrate our love of puffing pipes, we thought we’d share some of our favourite quotes about pipe smoking. In the spirit of our post, why not pack your pipe before we get started?
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton was an English writer and politician. From 1831 to 1941 he served as a Whig member in parliament. We have included one of his most famous quotes about pipes.
“A pipe is a fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise; and the man who smokes, thinking like a philosopher and acts like a Samaritan.”
Unless you, yourself are a pipe smoker, most people are unaware of Albert Einstein’s love affair with pipes. The German theoretical physicist is usually associated with E=MC2, his hair, or of course, the theory of relativity.
But Einstein was a lover of pipes, even after his doctor insisted that he give up smoking due to health reasons, he still carried around his pipe to chew on.
Some suggest that smoking his pipe may have helped to support the evolution of his thoughts and theories.
“I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.”
Knut Hamsun was a Norwegian writer of the mid-1800s. In 1920, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His work spans over 70 years, one of his most popular pieces was the novel, Pan.
“There is nothing like being left alone again to walk peacefully with oneself in the woods, to boil one’s coffee and fill one’s pipe, and to think idly and slowly as one does it.”
The English essayist from London was born in 1775. He is best known for his Essays of Elia, Tales from Shakespeare and The Adventures of Ulysses. History is littered with his quotes about smoking a pipe, but we decided we would share our favourite.
“May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest.”
For more information and advice regarding the finer things, such as pipes, whisky and cigars, you can browse through our blog posts. You can also find a vast array of our products here, at Havana House.