Coffee Quotes by Authors, Entertainers, Thinkers and Other Caffeine Enthusiasts

A curated collection of java thought nuggets guaranteed to make you smile over your morning (or afternoon, or evening) coffee!

“Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.” — Edward Abbey

“Without my morning coffee I’m just like a dried up piece of roast goat.”— Johann Sebastian Bach


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

“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

“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?” — Albert Camus

“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” — T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

“Among the numerous luxuries of the table… coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and thee 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

“I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee.” — Clark Gable

“Coffee first. Schemes later.” — Leanna Renee Hieber

“Coffee – the favorite drink of the civilized world.” — Thomas Jefferson

“You know how helpless you feel if you have a cup full of coffee in your hand and start to sneeze?” — Jean Kerr

“I judge a restaurant by the bread and the coffee.” — Burt Lancaster

“I get a couple cups of coffee into me and weird things just start to happen.” — Gary Larson


“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” — David Letterman

“Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.” — David Lynch

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

“That’s something that annoys the hell out of me—I mean if somebody says the coffee’s all ready and it isn’t.” — J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

“We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.” —Jerry Seinfeld

“Coffee is real good when you drink it gives you time to think. It’s a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup.” — Gertrude Stein

Now go enjoy your day, well-caffeinated and in good humour!

Sunny regards, Jessi

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