Great coffee quotes

Here are some of my favorite coffee quotes collected from far and wide.  What are yours?

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.

~Paul Erdos

All the coffee in Columbia won’t make me a morning person.  

~Author Unknown

Brewing espresso...unlike other methods of brewing coffee...IS rocket science...    

~Kevin Knox and Julie Sheldon Huffaker (Coffee Basics: A Quick and Easy Guide)

Compared to Clinton, I feel like a loser. I can't even get the intern to make me coffee!    

~David Letterman

If I were your wife, I would put poison in your coffee. ~Nancy Astor

And if I were your husband, I would drink it. ~Winston Churchill:

Do I like my coffee black?  There are other colors?  

~Author Unknown

Everybody should believe in something.  I believe I’ll have another coffee.  

~Author Unknown

For fifteen days I struggled to prove that no functions analogous to those I have since called Fuchsian functions could exist; I was then very ignorant. Every day I sat down at my work table where I spent an hour or two; I tried a great number of combinations and arrived at no result. One evening, contrary to my custom, I took black coffee; I could not go to sleep; ideas swarmed up in clouds; I sensed them clashing until, to put it so, a pair would hook together to form a stable combination. By morning I had established the existence of a class of Fuchsian functions, those derived from the hypergeometric series. I had only to write up the results which took me a few hours.   

~Henri Poincare, Science et Methode

Forever: Time it takes to brew the first pot of coffee in the morning.

~Author Unknown

I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.    

~Flash Rosenberg


I chew coffee beans with my teeth while gargling with 195 F water to
enjoy coffee. What is this "coffee brewing" device you speak of?


I don’t have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without caffeine!

~Author Unknown

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.    

~T.S. Eliot

I make serious coffee – so strong it wakes up the neighbors.

~Author Unknown

I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.

~Ronald Reagan

I think if I were a woman I’d wear coffee as a perfume.  

~John Van Druten

I’d stop drinking coffee, but I’m no quitter.  

~Author Unknown

If this is coffee, then please-bring me some tea. But if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.    

~Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Man does not live by coffee alone. Have a danish.

~Author Unknown

Making coffee has become the great compromise of the decade. It's the only thing real men do that doesn't seem to threaten their masculinity. To women, it's on the same domestic entry level as putting the spring back into the toilet-tissue holder or taking a chicken out of the freezer to thaw.    

~Erma Bombeck

Nescafe no es cafe. (Instant coffee is not coffee.)    

~Mexican saying

Retirement is one great big giant coffee break.  

~Author Unknown

Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation.

~Author Unknown

Without my morning coffee I'm just like a dried up piece of roast goat.    

~Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) The Coffee Cantata

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