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Monday, March 24, 2014

Tim Robbins about Cigarettes


Thomas Eugene also called "Tom" Robbins is an American author. His best-selling novels are serio-comedies, also known as "comedy-drama", often passionately poetic stories with a strong social and philosophical connotation, an impertinent bent and many scenes extrapolated from carefully researched weird facts and events. In one of his novels called “Still Life With Woodpecker”, Tom express some profound and amazing thoughts about cigarettes and their role in human life.

“Three of the four elements are shared by all creatures, but fire was a gift to humans alone. Smoking cigarettes is as intimate as we can become with fire without immediate excruciation. Every smoker is an embodiment of Prometheus, stealing fire from the gods and bringing it on back home. We smoke to capture the power of the sun, to pacify Hell, to identify with the primordial spark, to feed on them arrow of the volcano. It's not the tobacco we're after but the fire. When we smoke, we are performing a version of the fire dance, a ritual as ancient as lightning.”
- Tom Robbins in “Still Life With Woodpecker”

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