Quotes and Sayings about Coffee



"I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting, someone would ask me to get coffee."
- Bella Abzug
(Related: Coffee, Identity, Meeting)

"Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank."
- Alphonse Allais
(Related: Coffee, Sleep)

"Look I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don't starve myself in an extremist way. You're not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because I'd be devastated."
- Jennifer Aniston
(Related: Work, Coffee, Want, Wine)

"In the morning we received some very thin coffee. For lunch we had potato soup with a few pieces of meat in it, in the evening we had a very thin meat soup with some potatoes in it."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Coffee, Evening)

"When I am working it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Being, Coffee, Golf, Television)

"I like my coffee light."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Coffee, Light)

"Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Coffee, Eating)

"Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven't had our coffee, in which case we feel 107."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Coffee, Elderly)

"Coffee and cigarettes, that's one of my weaknesses."
- Jason Behr
(Related: Coffee)

"Performance art can be produced in a coffee house setting."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Art, Performance, Coffee)

"Coffee and smoking are the last great addictions."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Coffee, Smoking)

"Politics now is rather like going into Starbucks for a coffee."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: Politics, Coffee, Now)

"It's about avoiding reality through various escape routes that become addictions and lead to Hell. My character is addicted to television, chocolate, coffee, to her dream of her son, which has no basis in reality."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Son, Dream, Character, Coffee, Hell, Reality, Television)

"We always get up about 5:30, and George gets up and goes in and gets the coffee and brings it to me, and that's been our ritual since we got married. And we read the newspapers in bed and drink coffee for about an hour probably, read our briefing papers."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Bed, Coffee, Newspapers, Ritual)

"I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, 'Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.'"
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Coffee, Garden)

"Coffee on an airplane always smells bad. Whenever it is served, suddenly the whole cabin stinks of it."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Coffee)

"When I was 6 years old, I was in a rock band that was horrible called "Dead End." The name kind of described us. People liked us; we would go and perform at coffee houses and stuff."
- Aaron Carter
(Related: People, Coffee, End, Houses, Name, Old, Years)

"I love going to the feed store and drinking coffee and talking about how much rain we need."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Love, Coffee, Drinking, Rain, Talking)

"I sang in the coffee houses of the country in the early '60s with no idea of success in terms of records or television. I just thought I was a storyteller. I didn't even think of myself as a singer."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Success, Thought, Idea, Coffee, Country, Houses, Television)

"We live in an instant-coffee world. Sometimes real-world solutions take a little longer."
- Mike Conaway
(Related: World)

"Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake all afternoon."
- Jilly Cooper
(Related: Coffee, Will)

"Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Mistake, Coffee, Day)

"I never let politics get personal. You can have the most intense, heated debate on issues, and so long as you keep it on issues, you can go out and have coffee afterwards and you're good friends."
- Phil Crane
(Related: Politics, Coffee, Debate, Friends)

"My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it."
- David Crosby
(Related: Music, Business, Father, Thought, People, Actor, Being, Folk, Singing, Songs)

"In my next life, I want to be tall and thin, parallel park and make good coffee. But for now, I have lots of stuff to work out in my life, but I'll have that until the day I die. I want to write more books."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Work, Life, Books, Coffee, Day, Now, Want)

"Starbucks goes to a great effort, and pays twice as much for its coffee as its competitors do, and is very careful to help coffee producers in developing countries grow coffee without pesticides and in ways that preserve forest structure."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Coffee, Countries, Effort, Help)

"I work full-time in a used bookstore. I get up. I drink a cup of coffee. I think, The last thing I want to do is write. Then I go to the computer and write."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Work, Coffee, Computer, Want)

"Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it's hard to go back to sleep."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Coffee, Sleep)

"It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup of coffee than in front of a jury."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Coffee, Jury, Murder)

"Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that."
- Steve Earle
(Related: Coffee, World)

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Life, Coffee)

"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems."
- Paul Erdos
(Related: Coffee)

"Coffee in England is just toasted milk."
- Christopher Fry
(Related: Coffee, England)

"Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Love, Action, Being, Coffee, Machine)

"Too much coffee. Too much coffee and Gatorade. It's a hell of a mix. If you're ever tired in the morning, just try that mix, and tell me what you think."
- Kevin Garnett
(Related: Coffee, Hell)

"Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Life, People, Coffee, Jobs, Television)

"Audrey was a princess, so natural, the camera really loved her... James and I kept each other company during all the rejections. We used to meet, have a cup of coffee and went from office to office to get work and never got work."
- Ben Gazzara
(Related: Work, Coffee, Company, Office)

"I'm here to tell you the coffee was hot, the orange juice was cold, New York's still there and Reagan National is back."
- Jim Gilmore
(Related: Coffee)

"It's funny to me that people find other people getting coffee really interesting, or walking their dog in the dog park."
- Jake Gyllenhaal
(Related: Funny, People, Coffee, Walking)

"There is nothing like being left alone again, to walk peacefully with oneself in the woods. To boil one's coffee and fill one's pipe, and to think idly and slowly as one does it."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Being, Coffee, Nothing)

"When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee."
- Helen Hayes
(Related: Coffee, Patience, Tolerance, Traveling)

"My stuff was more of a folk coffeehouse thing, with more acoustic guitar, just me doing a single, and then adding on instruments and voices, with emphasis on lyrics and singing and light kind of acoustic jazz."
- Dan Hicks
(Related: Folk, Guitar, Jazz, Light, Singing)

"I bought an espresso maker and coffee maker and make them myself every day."
- Utada Hikaru
(Related: Coffee, Day)

"It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Coffee, Friends, Trouble, Trying, Worth)

"I like my coffee like I like my women. In a plastic cup."
- Eddie Izzard
(Related: Women, Coffee)

"A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table - There's nothing wrong with them, but it's hard to stop thinking about it."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Coffee, Nothing, Thinking, Wrong)

"Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze?"
- Jean Kerr
(Related: Coffee)

"Probably millions of Americans got up this morning with a cup of coffee, a cigarette and a donut. No wonder they are sick and fouled up."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Americans, Coffee, Wonder)

"Do you know how many calories are in butter and cheese and ice cream? Would you get your dog up in the morning for a cup of coffee and a donut?"
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Coffee)

"I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee."
- Burt Lancaster
(Related: Coffee)

"Well, they're Southern people, and if they know you are working at home they think nothing of walking right in for coffee. But they wouldn't dream of interrupting you at golf."
- Harper Lee
(Related: Home, People, Dream, Coffee, Golf, Nothing, Right, Walking)

"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Coffee, Tea)

"Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Coffee, Communication, Sleep)

"I could serve coffee using my rear as a ledge."
- Jennifer Lopez
(Related: Coffee)

"If somebody comes to a neighborhood coffee hour, or goes to a discussion group, and they have a discussion, I do think that people really walk away with a real understanding of the issues."
- Mike Lowry
(Related: People, Coffee, Understanding)

"I like cappuccino, actually. But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all."
- David Lynch
(Related: Coffee)

"The Monmouth Coffee Shop is the best place in London."
- Kyle MacLachlan
(Related: Coffee, London)

"A 41-inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee - a lot more."
- Jayne Mansfield
(Related: Perseverance, Coffee, Will)

"Starbucks now spends more on health care than it does on coffee beans."
- Will Marshall
(Related: Health, Care, Coffee, Now)

"I always have coffee without sugar, you know. Just cream."
- Vincente Minnelli
(Related: Coffee)

"It was a very bizarre experience for me, to get the songs together, go in there, and try to deliver them as I would perhaps in a live setting. But I realized that I couldn't take on that coffeehouse style that I came from and go in there and burn it up."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: Experience, Bizarre, Songs, Style)

"I'll quit coffee. It won't be easy drinking my Bailey's straight, but I'll get used to it. It'll still be the best part of waking up."
- Megan Mullally
(Related: Coffee, Drinking, Waking)

"The only country where you see any positive movement within domestic consumption is Brazil, where you really do have a variety of coffees to make blends with."
- Robert Nelson
(Related: Positive, Brazil, Country, Variety)

"Americans are making coffee a bigger part of their lives, expanding attitudes and behaviors that are driving new levels of consumption."
- Robert Nelson
(Related: Americans, Coffee, Driving)

"A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Coffee, Fire, Joy, Sun)

"So I did quit coffee and I did quit smoking. But I haven't managed that with drinking!"
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Coffee, Smoking)

"That's a big deal for kids, when they come into the kitchen and the teacher is drinking coffee with mom. They react differently on the next day when you say: 'Sit down and shut-up!'"
- Ed O'Neill
(Related: Mom, Coffee, Day, Drinking, Kids, Kitchen)

"There's people outside our house; you get followed by photographers; you can't go out and have a cup of coffee with a friend without someone coming up to you."
- Jack Osbourne
(Related: People, Friend, Coffee)

"I never worked in a coffee shop and I don't drink coffee, so I never thought I would become a coffee pusher on TV."
- Scott Patterson
(Related: Thought, Coffee)

"When I wake up in the morning, I just can't get started until I've had that first, piping hot pot of coffee. Oh, I've tried other enemas."
- Emo Philips
(Related: Coffee, First)

"But I love New York. I used to set my alarm clock when I was there, and get up at 4am and get a coffee, just because I could."
- Gail Porter
(Related: Love, Coffee)

"When the honour is given to that scientist personally the happiness is sweet indeed. Science is, on the whole, an informal activity, a life of shirt sleeves and coffee served in beakers."
- George Porter
(Related: Happiness, Life, Science, Coffee)

"Write a lot. And finish what you write. Don't join writer's clubs and go sit around having coffee reading pieces of your manuscript to people. Write it. Finish it. I set those rules up years ago, and nothing's changed."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: People, Coffee, Nothing, Reading, Rules, Writer, Years)

"I don't know how people live without coffee, I really don't."
- Martha Quinn
(Related: People, Coffee)

"I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Coffee)

"The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: People, Ability, Coffee, Sun, Will)

"I can't sit around having coffee. I have all these appointments, and a lot of my friends sit around having coffee talking about the jobs they didn't get."
- Eva Marie Saint
(Related: Coffee, Friends, Jobs, Talking)

"The centuries last passed have also given the taste important extension; the discovery of sugar, and its different preparations, of alcoholic liquors, of wine, ices, vanilla, tea and coffee, have given us flavors hitherto unknown."
- Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin
(Related: Coffee, Discovery, Taste, Tea, Wine)

"Starbucks represents something beyond a cup of coffee."
- Howard Schultz
(Related: Coffee)

"China traditionally has been a tea-drinking country but we turned them into coffee drinkers."
- Howard Schultz
(Related: Coffee, Country, Tea)

"I'm dealing with fools and trolls and soft targets. It's just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee. I don't have time for these clowns."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Time, Clowns, Coffee, First, Fools)

"There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea."
- Gary Snyder
(Related: Love, Work, Beer, Coffee, Dawn, Night, Tea)

"Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard."
- Anne Spencer
(Related: Coffee, Communication)

"So in our pride we ordered for breakfast an omelet, toast and coffee and what has just arrived is a tomato salad with onions, a dish of pickles, a big slice of watermelon and two bottles of cream soda."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Coffee, Pride)

"It is the folly of too many to mistake the echo of a London coffee-house for the voice of the kingdom."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Mistake, Coffee, Echo, Folly, London, Voice)

"I sit in places like Costa Coffee in Banstead and write rubbish. I need a deadline. I think about the 44 tour dates and keep imagining standing in front of all these people. Then every day I write 15 jokes minimum."
- Tim Vine
(Related: People, Coffee, Day, Jokes)

"Natalie's estate is handled by Global Icons, and they police the world so her picture isn't on a T-shirt or coffee cup unless we approve of it."
- Robert Wagner
(Related: Coffee, Police, World)

"Cigarettes and coffee: an alcoholic's best friend!"
- Gerard Way
"If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning."
- Mae West
(Related: Coffee, Meaning)

"I see the same coffee table everywhere. It's mass marketing."
- Douglas Wilson
(Related: Coffee, Marketing)

"Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Science, Coffee, Communication, May, Office)

"When I get up, I have a cup of coffee, surf the Internet, then do a half-hour run."
- Katarina Witt
(Related: Coffee, Internet)

"They say you can smoke 400 cigs a day and drink 20 cups of coffee, but you can't have a line or a drink again."
- Ron Wood
(Related: Coffee, Day)

"Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?"
- Steven Wright
(Related: Coffee, Employees)

"I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time."
- Steven Wright
(Related: Time, Coffee)

"I was seeing everything through pain. I would roll out of bed and do my exercises. I had to do that to work out the remainder of the pain pills. I would drink coffee and go to the set and plunge myself so far into my work."
- Dick York
(Related: Work, Bed, Coffee, Pain)