Coffee Quotes

Coffee Quotes

“One more cup of coffee before I go to the valley below…” – Bob Dylon

“I had some dreams.  They were clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee.” – Carly Simon

“Coffee, Tea or Me?” – 1970’s Airline Stewardess

“Oh, well – the coffee’s only ever as good as the water it is made with. And the froth on top is the frilly knicker on a cheap tart’s bum.”  – Ian Anderson

“Café society is as old as the hills. Starbucks and its imitators are the coffee face of the new man in a hurry.”  – Ian Anderson

“Sleep is just a symptom of caffeine lack”
– Herman Friele

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea;  but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“He was my cream, and I was his coffee – And when you poured us together, it was something.”
– Josephine Baker

“Decaffeinated coffee is kind of like kissing your sister.”
-Bob Irwin

“Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.”
– Turkish proverbs

“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons”
– T.S. Eliot

“Without my morning coffee I’m just like a dried up piece of roast goat.”
-Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) The Coffee Cantata

“When we drink coffee, ideas march in like the army”

-Honore de Balzac

“Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank.”

-Alphonse Allais

“It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java the thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shaking, the shaking becomes a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.”

-Unknown (derived from Dune)

“Do you want me to prepare a hypospray so you can absorb the caffeine more directly?”

-Neelix (Star Trek: Voyager Think Tank)

“Ah! How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter than muscatel wine! I must have my coffee…”  – Johann Sebastian Bach (1732, an aria from his ‘Kaffee-Kantate’)
“The powers of a man’s mind are directly proportional to the quantity of coffee he drank.”  — Sir James MacKintosh (18th century philosopher)
“I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless.”  — Napoleon Bonaparte
“Over second and third cups flow matters of high finance, high state, common gossip and low comedy. [Coffee] is a social binder, a warmer of tongues, a soberer of minds, a stimulant of wit, a foiler of sleep if you want it so. From roadside mugs to the classic demi-tasse, it is the perfect democrat.”  — The New York Times, 1949
“I believe that the American coffee industry is doing itself irreparable harm by mass marketing mediocre coffee at a low price. I think that what is happening today in the coffee business is just a foreshadowing of the eventual indifference of the total American public to the world of coffee drinking.”  — Edward Bransten, 1969.

“A cup of coffee – real coffee – home-browned, home ground, home made, that comes to you dark as a hazel-eye, but changes to a golden bronze as you temper it with cream that never cheated, but was real cream from its birth, thick, tenderly yellow, perfectly sweet, neither lumpy nor frothing on the Java: such a cup of coffee is a match for twenty blue devils and will exorcise them all.”
Henry Ward Beecher, ‘Eyes and Ears’

“I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.”  ~Flash Rosenberg

“Way too much coffee.  But if it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever. ” ~David Letterman

“The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., “Over the Teacups,” 1891