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, Still Life with Woodpecker
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Each still photograph is a privileged moment, turned into a slim object that one can keep and look at again.
~ Susan Sontag, On Photography
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