Saturday, 11 January 2014

David Hockney: Thought For The Day

“Life is a killer, we all get only one lifetime and there is only now. This is my excuse for smoking, but do I really need one if I enjoy it? I have read the cigarette packets (and you can easily get out of the habit of reading them) and all the warnings etc. I accept fate as part of my life and tend to think that to aim for longevity is life denying. I have smoked for sixty years so why stop now. Adolf Hitler was the great anti-smoker, that says it all for me.”

Introduction to Unlucky Strike: Private Health and the Science, Law and Politics of Smoking by John Staddon.

Never trust a non-smoker.


  1. Matching cap and scarf klaxon!

  2. That's rather strange logic in the Hitler reference.

    1. Yeah, it's a bit of a cheap shot.