Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline,
the first often tasting like the second.
- Edward Paul Abbey was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views
Without my morning coffee
I’m just like a dried up piece of roast goat.
- Johann Sebastian Bach, Baroque composer
This coffee falls into your stomach, and straightway there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move like the battalions of the Grand Army of the battlefield, and the battle takes place. Things remembered arrive at full gallop, ensuing to the wind. The light cavalry of comparisons deliver a magnificent deploying charge, the artillery of logic hurry up with their train and ammunition, the shafts of with start up like sharpshooters. Similes arise, the paper is covered with ink; for the struggle commences and is concluded with torrents of black water, just as a battle with powder.
- Honoré de Balzac, French novelist and playwriter
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. I bet this kind of thing does not happen to heroin addicts. I bet that when serious heroin addicts go to purchase their heroin, they do not tolerate waiting in line while some dilettante in front of them orders a hazelnut smack-a-cino with cinnamon sprinkles.
-Dave Barry, travel and humor writer
I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless.
- Napoleon Bonaparte, dictator
Coffee is a language in itself.
- Chan Kong-sang SBS MBE PMW, known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer.
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
- Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM, was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".
I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee.
- Burton Stephen Lancaster was an American actor and producer. Initially known for playing "tough guys", he went on to achieve success with more complex and challenging roles. He was nominated four times for Academy Awards and won once for his work in Elmer Gantry in 1960.
Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was an American author, aviator, and the wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh; acclaimed author, whose books and articles spanned genres from poetry to nonfiction, touching upon topics as diverse as youth and age, love and marriage, peace, solitude and contentment, and the role of women in the 20th century.
I like cappuccino, actually.
But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all.
- David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, painter, musician, actor, and photographer.
The powers of a man’s mind are directly proportional to the quantity of coffee he drank.
- Sir James MacKintosh, Scottish politician and historian
What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup.
- Henry Rollins (Henry Lawrence Garfield), is an American musician, actor, writer, television and radio host, and comedian.
I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.
- Howard Schultz, he is an American businessman. He was the CEO of Starbucks in 1986-2000 and again in 2008-2017, as well as its executive chairman from 2017 to 2018.
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, comedian
Coffee is 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, American novelist
Black as the devil, hot as hell,
pure as an angel, sweet as love.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, French diplomat
What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa,
a book, and a cup of coffee?
- Anthony Trollope, 1815-1882, was an English novelist of the Victorian era. Among his best-known works is a series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote novels on political, social, and gender issues, and other topical matters.
There are three intolerable things in life—cold coffee, lukewarm champagne, and overexcited women . . .
- Orson Welles, theater, radio and film producer