It seems like most writers and editors work with a cup of coffee at hand. Not all, I know. But for the most part aren’t writer-types and coffee like peanut butter and jelly? And if writer-types don’t drink it, they still probably enjoy a coffee-shop atmosphere. (I realize I’m making generalizations here, so forgive me if you’re reading this and it doesn’t describe you at all; just leave a comment and tell us why not!)
I didn’t start liking coffee until college, even though my mom teased me long before then that it would “make a woman out of me” as her mother, my Mema, used to say. Now, I wouldn’t describe myself as a coffee addict—I’ll live if I don’t have it every day—but I do enjoy a frequent good cup of it or some other coffee-based drink. And I especially love spending time in coffee shops.
So in honor of what I’m calling the beverage of the bards, following are some fun quotes about coffee. Enjoy, and once you’re done reading, leave a comment about your favorite beverage and/or coffee shop.
A morning without coffee is like sleep. ~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
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold. ~Author Unknown
Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Mothers are those wonderful people who can get up in the morning before the smell of coffee. ~Author Unknown
Way too much coffee. But if it weren't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever. ~David Letterman
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
Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven. ~Jessi Lane Adams
Caffeine isn't a drug, it's a vitamin! ~Author Unknown
Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee. ~Stephanie Piro
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