I found this quotation in Rick Newcombe’s In Search of Pipe Dreams, a book I highly recommend. The words were written in 1916 by pipe-smoking enthusiast Christopher Morley, author of The Haunted Bookshop, for which the Cornell & Diehl tobacco is named. (C&D’s Morley’s Best is named after the author himself. I like both blends.)
I define life as a process of the Will-to-Smoke; recurring periods of consciousness in which the enjoyability of smoking is manifest, interrupted by intervals of recuperation.