Stopping smoking quotes

Quit smoking quotes can give you the inspiration and motivation you need to kickstart your next quit attempt.

When I first tried to stop smoking cigarettes, I felt stuck, hopeless and miserable. Until I bumped into some quotes about quitting smoking.

Once I read what other people say about this habit, it gave me a new perspective and a renewed strength to quit.

Knowing that I was not alone in this, helped me quit successfully.

And now it’s my turn to help you.

That’s why I put together a list of my favorite quit quotes that can help you get off the fence and break free from smoking.

And if you have already stopped smoking, these quotes will encourage you to remain smoke-free.

Are you ready for some quit smoking motivation?

Here it comes:

My Top Quit Smoking Quotes


“All the suffering, stress and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn

You don’t need cigarettes to be complete. All the happiness, comfort and peace you seek, is already inside you.


“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” –Tony Robbins

Everything you are and everything you have is because of a decision you once made. Decide to quit smoking, and nothing will stop you.


“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” -Mark Twain

There will never be a perfect moment to quit smoking. Don’t wait for life to change, it won’t.

If you want to quit smoking cigarettes, you have to take control of the changes you need in your life.


 “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” -Zig Ziglar

Make a list of all the benefits you will gain by quitting smoking. And revisit it every morning until your mind starts liking the idea of becoming a non-smoker.


“The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.” – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

A successful quit attempt starts with the decision to try. Making a firm decision to stop smoking will fuel you with determination and motivation.

That’s why choosing to be smoke-free is the first quit smoking stage (I will tell more about it in a bit).

(The next one is my favorite quit quote…)


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Usually, what’s holding us back from quitting is our beliefs that quitting smoking is impossible or that we can’t quit.

Believe in your potential, and you will be successful.


“Our strength grows out of our weakness.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Smoking is your weakness, your comfort. Quitting smoking is a transformational process that will change your confidence in yourself, your health and your life.


“At least three times every day take a moment and ask yourself what is really important. Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your answer.” -Lee Jampolsky

Make a list of what you value most in your life. Then compare everything on that list with the instant gratification you get from a cigarette. What’s more important?


“All behavioral or mood disorders – including depression, OCD, ADHD and addiction – have some neurochemical components, but sufferers can still work to overcome them.” -Jeffrey Kluger.

Yes, there are nicotine receptors in the smoker’s brain. But with the right quit smoking method, our brain can feel happy without smoking.


“Checking your ego, abandoning it, letting it go, is a huge part of recovery from addiction.” -Susannah Grant

You will be a happy non-smoker only when being a smoker stops defining who you are.

Ok, here are three more quotes I just had to share…


“There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.” – Alexander Woollcott

I believe this is one of the best no smoking quotes. Don’t wait to quit after Christmas, your birthday, Summer, a celebration or a stressful event.

The perfect time to stop smoking is now because every day you are smoke-free matters.


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

Quitting smoking doesn’t happen overnight. But it can be incredibly easy when you follow a specific process that removes your need to smoke.

This process is the 4 quit smoking stages of the CBQ method. The CBQ has 94% success rate.


“You are greater than your addiction.” – Nasia Davos

That’s the last thing I said in my TED talk.

It’s awkward to quote myself, I know. But this is what I want you to tell yourself every day.

Because it’s true. You are greater than your addiction. You were born to be smoke-free.

Your life belongs to you.

Quit Smoking Quotes Are Great for Inspiration, BUT

Are they enough to help you quit?

Well, for most of us, they are not enough.

Here’s what I mean:

Quotes are probably the best way to feel empowered, start believing that you can quit smoking and motivate yourself towards action.

So yes, encouraging yourself to quit is the first and most important step.

But what do you do next?

You have to take one a step closer to quitting smoking.


If you get inspired but then do nothing about it, you will probably forget all about quitting…

…Until a loved one asks you to quit, or something happens, and you start worrying about your health.

Why wait for a moment like that?

The best time to act is right after you feel inspired.

Because you have momentum.

Once you have momentum, all you need is a method to show you how to quit and take you to the finish line.

Think about it like this.

Quitting smoking is a journey. You are the driver.

Inspiration and motivation are your fuel, and a method is your map.

So if you want a method that guides you to quit smoking in a way that’s easy and permanent, then you need to follow the 4 quit smoking stages of the CBQ method.

These 4 stages take you from where you are now to a happy non-smoker.

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“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.”
― Mark Twain

“A bitch always smokes.” He looks back at Lucy. “A bitch is the opposite of a whore. A bitch doesn’t need anybody. Or she wants people to think she doesn’t need anybody. And she smokes to prove it.”

C. JoyBell C., Saint Paul Trois Chateaux: 1948

“Kools and Newports were for black people and lower-class whites. Camels were for procrastinators, those who wrote bad poetry, and those who put off writing bad poetry. Merits were for sex addicts, Salems were for alcoholics, and Mores were for people who considered themselves to be outrageous but really weren’t.”

David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames

“As Alaska zipped through something obvious about linear equations, stoner/baller Hank Walsten said, “Wait, wait. I don’t get it.”

“That’s because you have eight functioning brain cells.”

“Studies show that Marijuana is better for your health than those cigarettes,” Hank said.

Alaska swallowed a mouthful of fries, took a drag on her cigarette, and blew a smoke at Hank. “I may die young,” she said. “But at least I’ll die smart. Now, back to tangents.”

John Green, Looking for Alaska

“Even if it were possible to cast my horoscope in this one life, and to make an accurate prediction about my future, it would not be possible to ‘show’ it to me because as soon as I saw it my future would change by definition. This is why Werner Heisenberg’s adaptation of the Hays Office—the so-called principle of uncertainty whereby the act of measuring something has the effect of altering the measurement—is of such importance. In my case the difference is often made by publicity. For example, and to boast of one of my few virtues, I used to derive pleasure from giving my time to bright young people who showed promise as writers and who asked for my help. Then some profile of me quoted someone who disclosed that I liked to do this. Then it became something widely said of me, whereupon it became almost impossible for me to go on doing it, because I started to receive far more requests than I could respond to, let alone satisfy. Perception modifies reality: when I abandoned the smoking habit of more than three decades I was given a supposedly helpful pill called Wellbutrin. But as soon as I discovered that this was the brand name for an antidepressant, I tossed the bottle away. There may be successful methods for overcoming the blues but for me they cannot include a capsule that says: ‘Fool yourself into happiness, while pretending not to do so.’ I should actually

want my mind to be strong enough to circumvent such a trick.”

Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

“Why do you have a cigarette lighter in your glove compartment?” her husband, Jack, asked her. “I’m bored with knitting. I’ve taken up arson”

Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry

“Well, I’m not here to impinge on anybody else’s lifestyle. If I’m in a place where I know I’m going to harm somebody’s health or somebody asks me to please not smoke, I just go outside and smoke. But I do resent the way the nonsmoking mentality has been imposed on the smoking minority. Because, first of all, in a democracy, minorities do have rights. And, second, the whole pitch about smoking has gone from being a health issue to a moral issue, and when they reduce something to a moral issue, it has no place in any kind of legislation, as far as I’m concerned.”
― Frank Zappa

“I quit smoking in December. I’m really depressed about it. I love smoking, I love fire, I miss lighting cigarettes. I like the whole thing about it, to me it turns into the artist’s life, and now people like Bloomberg have made animals out of smokers, and they think that if they stop smoking everyone will live forever.”
― David Lynch

“Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.”
― Brooke Shields

“Smoking I find the most ridiculous of all the varieties of human behavior and practically the only one that is entirely against nature. Can you imagine a cow or any animal taking a mouthful of smoldering straw then breathing in the smoke and blowing it out through its nostrils?”

Ian Fleming, Goldfinger

“Ronan did not smoke; he preferred his habits with hangovers.”

Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

“After some time he felt for his pipe. It was not broken, and that was something. Then he felt for his pouch, and there was some tobacco in it, and that was something more. Then he felt for matches and he could not find any at all, and that shattered his hopes completely.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

“What is this thing you call substance abuse?

All I wanna do is forget and get loose.

Drinking and smoking over and over

What’s so great about a life that’s sober?

There’s nothing cool about being young

When the monsters of night have stolen the sun.

I’m tired of searching for words in the sky.

All I wanna do is drink and die.

Nothing is real. It’s all a big lie.

All I wanna do is drink and die.

There’s nothing cool about being young

When the monsters of night have stolen the sun.”

Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster

“Who knows whether, if I had given up smoking, I should really have become the strong perfect man I imagined? Perhaps it was this very doubt that bound me to my vice, because life is so much pleasanter if one is able to believe in one’s own latent greatness”
― Italo Svevo

“Man, it was a good thing vampires didn’t get cancer. Lately he’d been chain-smoking like a felon.”

J.R. Ward, Lover Unbound

“I didn’t like having to explain to them, so I just shut up, smoked a cigarette, and looked at the sea.”

Albert Camus, The Stranger

“Personally, if I were trying to discourage people from smoking, my sign would be a little different. In fact, I might even go too far in the opposite direction. My sign would say something like, “Smoke if you wish. But if you do, be prepared for the following series of events: First, we will confiscate your cigarette and extinguish it somewhere on the surface of your skin. We will then run you nicotine-stained fingers through a paper shredder and throw them into the street, where wild dogs will swallow them and then regurgitate them into the sewers, so that infected rats can further soil them before they’re flushed out to sea with the rest of the city’s filth. After such time, we will sysematically seek out your friends and loved one and destroy their lives.”

Wouldn’t you like to see a sign like that?”

George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?

“My dad is dead. And as I type this, by the window, on the rainy day, I am alive, yes. I am living. But sometimes it doesn’t feel like I am doing it fast enough, or hard enough, or all the way. And it is times like that when I can understand wanting a cigarette in my hand, then my mouth, then my hand again. Holding the cigarette. Tending to the cigarette. Giving the cigarette what it needs. Tapping it in the ashtray. Sucking on it.

Then flicking it in the street, like it meant nothing to me.”

Amy Fusselman

“People tell me I shouldn’t smoke because it is makes you look like a tit. I use exactly the same argument when people tell me they go to the gym.”
― Robert Clark

“Hey, I stopped smoking cigarettes. Isn’t that something? I’m on to cigars now. I’m on to a five-year plan. I eliminated cigarettes, then I go to cigars, then I go to pipes, then I go to chewing tobacco, then I’m on to that nicotine gum”
― John Candy

“Does it make sense to boycott ourselves? Does it hold water to boycott the fluid course of our life? Is it consistent to commit self-sabotage by destroying wittingly our corporeal and mental structure?
Those are the questions thousands of people may ask as they are confronted with the schizophrenic dilemma on the point of smoking, boozing, doping, sexual transgressing or environmental polluting. Many seem to be aware of their problem. Many have decided to stop from tomorrow on. But when tomorrow and after tomorrow come many tend to let slip their vow and their self-sabotage goes on to rule their life. Their dissonant behavior transforms them into social losers or hopeless patsies and depresses them into the class of forlorn pariahs. They realize, as such, that self-handicapping makes no sense, but are not able to protect themselves from themselves since they haven’t got the muscle to live down the spell of addiction.
Thousands of people may feel having set the bar too high and recognize they are are failing to find the right angle and are missing sufficient insight to steer their life.
If, however, they decide to give it a try they should be aware that the road may be very bumpy and that they have to be prepared for disappointments and regressions, that they might have to deal with very slowly crescent improvements, that they shouldn’t take themselves for a ride and that they could only possibly succeed by focusing painfully on the path to breaking free from the hornet’s nest they have got themselves into.”
― Erik Pevernagie

“He who doth not smoke hath either known no great griefs, or refuseth himself the softest consolation, next to that which comes from heaven.”
― Edward Bulwer-Lytton

“My daughter told me she wasn’t afraid of spider but that she was afraid of my smoking. She said that she was afraid of my dying. So i went downstairs, picked up a pair of pliers and a blowtorch and showed her what real fear was.”
― Robert Clark

“Then she declared loudly, “Smoke break!” and everyone’s eyes came to us, some of them shocked seeing as these days you could light up a doobie and no one would blink but if you lit up a smoke, you courted being publicly stoned to death.”

Kristen Ashley, Wild Man

“If I had felt then as I feel now, or as I felt a few years after I had married her, nothing could possibly have persuaded me to marry a woman who smoked. Dates, yes. Sexual adventures, yes. But to pin myself permanently inside closed quarters with a smoker? Never. Never. Never. Beauty wouldn’t count, sweetness wouldn’t count, suitability in every other respect wouldn’t count.”

Isaac Asimov, I. Asimov

“you wouldn’t happen to have a pipe and a bit of tobacco about, would-

i heard that!

gandalf enjoyed a good pipe!

why do you think he’s called gandalf the gray? it wasn’t for the color of his robes”

Margaret Weis, Elven Star

“Char bought a pack of clove cigarettes, claiming they tasted good, to which I ask why doesn’t she just go suck on a clove so I don’t have to inhale her perfumed second hand smoke?”

Julie Halpern, Into the Wild Nerd Yonder

“Laughing like crazy

the child goes back to the city

gives birth to monsters

creates earthquakes

hairy women run naked

old folks who look like fetuses laugh and smoke.”

Nicanor Parra, Emergency Poems

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“Stopping smoking was most dramatic for me. After 23 years, I picked up a cigarette one day and didnt know why I was doing it. Smoking was no longer in alignment with what I had intended to experience of myself.”
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