Jules Laforgue Quote

“And to kill time while awaiting death, I smoke slender cigarettes thumbing my nose to the gods.”

~ Jules Laforgue

"La cigarette" (1880), quoted by Richard Klein, Cigarettes are Sublime (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1993), pp. 57-58; French translation: De la cigarette... (Paris: Seghers, 1995)

Ratings and Comments

Matt, Memphis

Kickass. Very true, we all await death, unknowingly or knowingly, smoking a cig just gets you there faster.


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