20 best inspirational Coffee Quotes and Aphorisms

Woman with coffee cup (A. Montan, 1917)

Many of the literati, intellectuals, essayists, actors and leading political figures have used their genius and cutting humour to dedicate a few words to the beloved coffee. Thoughts that have captured the essence of the various facets of the relationship between man and coffee.

We have gathered 20 famous coffee quotes and aphorisms about coffee.

Which is your favourite?

All it takes to fill a room is a coffee pot on the stove

Erri De Luca

When I die, bring me coffee, and you’ll see me rise like Lazarus

Eduardo De Filippo

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

Terry Pratchett

To have a cup of coffee and to cheat on one’s wife, there is always time

Totò (Antonio de Curtis)

I drink forty coffees a day to be awake and think, think, think about how to fight the tyrants and fools


Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all

David Lynch

Strong coffee, much strong coffee, is what awakens me. Coffee gives me warmth, waking, an unusual force and a pain that is not without very great pleasure. I love to suffer rather than not suffer

Napoleon Bonaparte

There are three intolerable things in life – cold coffee, lukewarm champagne, and overexcited women

Orson Welles

Coffee in England always tastes like a chemistry experiment

Agatha Christie

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons

Thomas Stearns Eliot

Divine coffee, whose taste remains in your mouth all day long

Arthur Rimbaud

Coffee is the only place where discourse creates reality, where gigantic plans, utopian
dreams and anarchic conspiracies are born without having to leave your chair


As with art`tis prepared, so you should drink it with art

Abd el-Kàder

I judge a restaurant by the bread and by the coffee

Burt Lancaster

This coffee falls into your stomach, and straight away there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move like the battalions of the Grand Army on the battlefield…the shafts of wit start up like sharpshootersv

Honoré de Balzac

Coffee is balm to the heart and spirit

Giuseppe Verdi

I bring my wife coffee in bed each morning. All she has to do is grind it

Pierre Desproges

Way too much coffee. But if it wasn’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever

David Letterman

I love hot women and cold coffee because both of them make me gain free time

Lucien Germain Guitry

Ah! How sweet coffee tastes! Lovelier than a thousand kisses, sweeter far than muscatel wine!

Johann Sebastian Bach (from La Cantata del Caffè)

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