A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
Charles Dickens lung quote

As smoking is to the lungs, so is resentment to the soul; even one puff is bad for you.
— Elizabeth Gilbert

Television's perfect. You turn a few knobs, a few of those mechanical adjustments at which the higher apes are so proficient, and lean back and drain your mind of all thought. And there you are watching the bubbles in the primeval ooze. You don't have to concentrate. You don't have to react. You don't have to remember. You don't miss your brain because you don't need it. Your heart and liver and lungs continue to function normally. Apart from that, all is peace and quiet. You are in the man's nirvana. And if some poor nasty minded person comes along and says you look like a fly on a can of garbage, pay him no mind. He probably hasn't got the price of a television set.
— Raymond Chandler

There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.
— lung quotation by Robert Orben