Monday, 14 August 2006

Lin Yutang on Smoking

“The world today is divided into smokers and non-smokers. It is true that the smokers cause some nuisance to the non-smokers, but the nuisance is physical, while the nuisance that the non-smokers cause the smokers is spiritual.” [1]
“[H]ow could imagination soar on the clipped wings of a drab, non-smoking soul?” [2]
[1] Lin Yutang, “On Smoke and Incense” The Importance of Living (London and Toronto: William Heinemann, 1938), p.236-7.
[2] Ibid., p. 242.

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