Whether it's a French press, a Bialetti or a latte, if you have a love for coffee, there's a high chance that it's a fierce love. An all consuming love. An "I can't live without you" love. Sure, you may take a break every now and then, but once you've fallen in love with coffee, it's hard to ever really commit to a long term separation.
Pulled from throughout the ages, from writers to actors, here are 15 great coffee quotes that will pair perfectly with your morning cup.
The fierce relationship between coffee and coffee-lover is nothing new. Coffee has been fueling us for centuries, pulling men and women into its embrace and never letting go. The rich, dark drink has been the topic of many a literary essay, and what better way to get a conversation going amongst intellectuals than a freshly brewed cup?
"Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold, it brings to every person the feeling of luxury and nobility." - Sheik-Abd-al-Kadir
"Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love." - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
"I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee." - Flash Rosenberg
"Actually, this seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis — a good hot cup of coffee." — Alexander King
"I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless." - Napoleon Bonaparte
"Without my morning coffee I’m just like a dried up piece of roast goat." - Johann Sebastian Bach
"That’s something that annoys the hell out of me—I mean if somebody says the coffee’s all ready and it isn’t." - Holden Caufield, Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
"Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"I never laugh until I've had my coffee." - Clark Gable
"As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move... similes arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle." - Honore de Balzac
"The powers of a man’s mind are directly proportioned to the quantity of coffee he drinks." - Sir James Mackintosh
"Coffee is a language in itself." - Jackie Chan
"I gave up coffee. It's almost worse than giving up a lover." - Sandra Bullock
"How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself." - Virginia Woolf
"I think if I were a woman I’d wear coffee as a perfume." - John Van Drute
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