Selected Quotes about Coffee (or Tea)

After all, coffee is bitter, a flavor from the forbidden and dangerous realm. -- Diane Ackerman

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

Many people claim coffee inspires them, but, as everybody knows, coffee only makes boring people even more boring. -- Honore de Balzac

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

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

Coffee in England is just toasted milk. -- Christopher Fry

Or to some coffee-house I stray, For news, the manna of the day, And from the hipp’d discourses gather That politics go by the weather. -- Matthew Green

The voodoo priest and all his powders were as nothing compared to espresso, cappuccino, and mocha, which are stronger than all the religions of the world combined, and perhaps stronger than the human soul itself. -- Mark Helprin

Only Irish Coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, fat. -- Alex Levine

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

Coffee has two virtues: it is wet and warm. -- Danish proverb

Coffee makes us severe, and grave, and philosophical. -- Jonathan Swift

Black as the devil, Hot as hell, Pure as an angel, Sweet as love. -- Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand

After a few months' acquaintance with European "coffee," one's mind weakens, and his faith with it, and he begins to wonder if the rich beverage of home, with its clotted layer of yellow cream on top of it, is not a mere dream after all, and a thing which never existed. -- Mark Twain

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