30 Coffee Quotes - The Best Sayings and Phrases for Coffee Lovers

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Feb 26, 2020.

Three coffee lovers cheer their iced and hot cups of coffee

True coffee fans are going to look for inspiration as they sip their cup of joe. Let us direct your attention to famous people who also enjoyed coffee.

Their quotes resonate throughout the ages and make people feel good about coffee. That culture has breathed life into countless cups and conversation in the cafe.

True fans will want to look up their favorite quote and wow their friends. That could stimulate conversation and in-depth discussion about coffee.

Learning about famous writers and thinkers who have once sip a cup of coffee for inspiration is a relaxing way to start the day.  They can also blog about the quotes and share insight with readers.

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30 Coffee Quotes that will knock you off your feet.


T.S. Eliot:

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."

Eliot was one of the great British writers of the 20th century. His quote is sure to impress fans of his writings. Think about what life is like with a cup of coffee. Writing fans will want to identify good quotes from the expert.


Alphonse Allais:

"Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank."

The French humorist had a legion of fans because of his writing. His wit and comments about coffee are going to amaze some people. Think about his legacy and how his comments about coffee could be inspirational to modern readers.


David Letterman:

"Way too much coffee. But if it weren't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever."

Letterman is a TV personality and comedian that has thrilled many audiences. It is nice to see him comment on the coffee he drinks. Perhaps many of his fans will switch to his favorite coffee brand for the morning.


Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

"Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after."

Best known as the wife of Charles Lindbergh, she was a writer in her own right. She had a keen insight about life during her own time. Lindbergh has commented on black coffee and her fans appreciate the insight.

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Abraham Lincoln:

"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee."

The 16th President was well known for his dry sense of humor. His witty retort will make some readers think about the coffee of his day.


Ronald Reagan:

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

The 40th President was also witty in a dry humor sort of way. He would jeer audiences with his own sense of humor during speeches.


Alfred Renyi:

"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems."

The famed Hungarian mathematician was well known for his contributions to the world. But his comments about coffee will make people laugh.


Bill Cosby:

"Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin the day with coffee and obituaries."

The famed comedian still has many fans following his work. His books show clever insight into everyday life.


Josephine Baker:

"He was my cream, and I was his coffee - And when you poured us together, it was something."

The civil rights activist proved that she had a sense of humor.

A simple coffee shop menu sits in front of a coffee maker


"Humanity runs on coffee."

This anonymous quote reminds us of humanity’s reliance on coffee.


Jim Carrey:

"I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden."

The comedian will continue to impress fans with some of his everyday routines, coffee included.


Garrison Keillor:

"A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table."

An American author, Keillor has a way of making coffee hilarious.


Dave Barry:

"Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling."

Barry is a fabulous writer and shows his comedic wit with the reference.


Edward Abbey:

"Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second."

As an environmentalist, Abbey shows concern for the coffee driven world.


Anne Spencer:

"Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard."

Spencer delivers a great rendition of the classic coffee witticism.

A yellow neon sign reads: “Meet me for coffee”

Kevin Garnett:

"Too much coffee. Too much coffee and Gatorade."

A star athlete, Garnett would naturally steer away from too much coffee.


Jean Kerr:

"Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze?"

A best-selling author, Kerr gives a funny comment about life with coffee.


Jayne Mansfield:

"A 41-inch bust and a lot of perseverance will get you more than a cup of coffee."

The famed model had a lot to say about coffee in her time.


Gerard Way:

"Cigarettes and coffee: an alcoholic's best friend!"

An American singer, Way makes fans laugh with his humor.


Eddie Izzard:

"I like my coffee like I like my women. In a plastic up."

The comedian has some funny things to point out about coffee.


Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"Tobacco, coffee, alcohol, hassish, prussic acid, strychnine are weak dilutions."

As a philosopher, Emerson hopes to change future perspectives.


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Burt Lancaster:

"I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee."

The actor was always willing to dole out coffee jokes.


Emo Phillips:

"When I wake up in the morning, I just can't get started until I've had that first, piping hot cup of coffee."

Phillips wouldn't be the first to praise morning coffee.


Lewis Black:

"I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake."

The comedian has always riled audiences with his coffee jokes.


David Lynch:

"Even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all."

As a film director who works long hours on set, Lynch has some personal stories about coffee.


AJ Lee:

"Never trust anyone who doesn't drink coffee."

This female professional wrestler proves that she has humor about coffee.


Hugh Jackman:

"The smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the world's greatest inventions."

A famous actor quips about the importance of coffee today.

The inside of a coffee cup reads: “coffee makes you happy”

Jerry Seinfeld:

"Coffee solves all these problems in one little cup."

The comedian has astounded audiences with his coffee humor.


Stephen Wright:

"Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks."

Another comedian showcases a weird joke about coffee.


Martha Beck:

"Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven't had our coffee, in which case we feel 107."

For Martha Beck, coffee is not only what makes her feel alive, but coffee is what makes her feel young.


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