20 Famous Coffee Quotes

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Last summer, Robyn posted some of our favorite coffee quotes from around the web. Forget the thoughts of  the common folk! What do famous figures think about coffee? As the 20 quotes below attest, they have nothing but good things to say about this truly remarkable drink.

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

- T.S. Eliot

Coffee falls into the stomach … ideas begin to move, things remembered arrive at full gallop … the shafts of wit start up like sharp-shooters, similies arise, the paper is covered with ink …


- Honoré de Balzac

You can tell when you have crossed the frontier into Germany because of the badness of the coffee.

- Edward VII

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Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.

- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.

- Dave Barry

Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.

- David Lynch

No one can understand the truth until he drinks of coffee’s frothy goodness.

- Sheik Abd al-Qadir

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Strong coffee, much strong coffee, is what awakens me. Coffee gives me warmth, waking, an unusual force and a pain that is not without very great pleasure.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

Coffee, the finest organic suspension ever devised.

-Star Trek: Voyager

Coffee – the favorite drink of the civilized world.

- Thomas Jefferson

Without my morning coffee I’m just like a dried up piece of roast goat.

- Johann Sebastian Bach

In Seattle, you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running.

- Jeff Bezos

Life is just one cup of coffee after another, and don’t look for anything else.

- Bertrand Russell

The powers of a man’s mind are directly proportioned to the quantity of coffee he drinks.

- James Mackintosh

benjamin franklin

Among the numerous luxuries of the table…coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions…is never followed by sadness, languor or debility.

- Benjamin Franklin

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.

-Albert Einstein

Coffee first. Schemes later.

- Leanna Renee Hieber

Uh oh, this guy needs coffee and crullers stat.

- Wayne (Mike Myers) of Wayne’s World

The first cup is for the guest, the second for enjoyment, the third for the sword.

- Author unknown

 

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