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Coffee in Quotes

Coffee in Quotes

There’s a natural comfort to be found in curling up in an armchair and reading a book with a steaming mug of coffee and a plate of biscuits by your side. Relaxation is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and with the recent weather we’ve had, staying indoors seems to be the wise decision.

So enjoy that cup of coffee, whether it’s our chocolatey Colombia Finca Sofia or citrusy Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, and muse on these quotes about coffee from a combination of famous literature and famous names.

“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.”

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

She’s got her priorities right.

“I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless.”

Napoleon Bonaparte


“Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your older self.”

Terry Pratchett, Thud!

RIP Sir Terry, you were a literary genius and an inspiration.

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

David Lynch


“If it wasn’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.”

David Letterman

And I’d be unidentifiable from a zombie.

“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”

Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

Perfectly summed up.

“The smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the world’s greatest inventions.”

Hugh Jackman

The Greatest Showman can’t be denied!

“She poured the coffee, which was so strong it practically snarled as it came out of the pot, and then sat down herself, taking the small cat on to her knee.” 

Lynne Reid Banks, The L-Shaped Room

A snapshot of perfection.

“Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.”

Stephanie Piro

And every successful man, too!

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”

T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

And I with mugs.

If you sit down to read a book, what’s your routine? Ever forgotten to drink the freshly prepared coffee sitting at your side? If so, what book was it?

Most recently I read The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. It was a fun and clever read – I absolutely recommend it.

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