As most of my readers know, I've taken up pipe smoking. I enjoy it more than cigars. Here are some quotes I recently found on the topic. “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.” -Albert Einstein, 1950
“A pipe is to the troubled soul what caresses of a mother are for her suffering child.” -Indian Proverb
“Pipe: a primary masculine symbol with authoritarian overtones but also indicative of reliability and contentment.” -The Dictionary of Visual Language, 1980
"On land, on sea, at home abroad I smoke my pipe and worship God." -Johann Sebastian Bach
"A pipe gives a wise man time to think and a fool something to stick in his mouth." - C.S. Lewis
"Pipe-smokers spend so much time cleaning, filling and fooling with their pipes, they don't have time to get into mischief." - Bill Vaughan
“Well, it keeps my hands busy, and my mouth shut.” -Exile
Bonus - a prize of "unspeakable value" goes to the first comment who can name the pipe smoker in the picture attached to this post.