These 54 Coffee Quotes Are The Perfect Pick-Me-Up

Coffee is truly the elixir of life. There are a lot of different wants to take your coffee, but these coffee quotes prove just how well-loved it is.

Whether you’re a Starbucks regular or brew your own coffee at home or like to try something new every time, this list of quotes about coffee is funny, inspirational, and all around shows the power of coffee.

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54 Coffee Quotes

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

2. “Coffee is a way of stealing time which should by rights belong to your older self.” — Terry Pratchett

3. “I orchestrate my mornings to the tune of coffee.” — Terri Guillemets

4. “Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

5. “Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven.” — Jessi Lane Adams

6. “What do you want?… Just Coffee. Black – like my soul.” — Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

7. “I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” — T.S. Eliot

8. “As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

9. “Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.” ― David Lynch

10. “I like coffee exceedingly…” ― H.P. Lovecraft

11. “Life is like coffee, the darker it gets, the more it energizes.” ― Ankita Singhal

12. “I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.” ― Lewis Black

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13. “To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions.” ― Hugh Jackman

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14. “I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee.” ― Clark Gable

15. “Don’t ever let anyone tell you that fairy tales aren’t real. I drink a potion made from magic beans every day, and it brings me back to life.” ― Nanea Hoffman

16. “I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.” ― Louisa May Alcott

17. “They said I could be anything, so I decided to be caffeinated.” ― Lizzie Chantree

18. “Given enough coffee, I could rule the world.” ― Terry Pratchett

19. “What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup.” ― Henry Rollins

20. “I like my coffee like I like myself: strong, sweet, and too hot for you.” ― Jac Vanek

21. “Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee even better.” ― Justina Chen

22. “The second cup of coffee is never as good as the first.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

23. “Coffee is a kind of magic you can drink.” ― Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

24. “I love that there’s such a rivalry. It’s like, leaf water versus bean water, ya know?” ― Robyn Schneider, Extraordinary Means

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25. “Consuming caffeine gives us a taste of insanity.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

26. “Deja Brew: The feeling that you’ve had this coffee before.” ― Unknown

27. “Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.” ― Fran Drescher

28. “I’m going to start measuring the complexity of coding tasks in coffee cups. ‘This was a five-espresso algorithm.'” ― Unknown

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29. “Caffeine—it maintains my sunny personality.” ― Unknown

30. “Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze?” ― Jean Kerr

31. “When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.” ― Helen Hayes

32. “The most dangerous drinking game is seeing how long I can go without coffee.” ― Unknown

33. “I drink coffee. Without coffee, I probably couldn’t write.” ― Jonathon Ames

34. “My birthstone is a coffee bean.” ― Unknown

35. “Coffee makes us severe, and grave, and philosophical.” ― Jonathon Swift

36. “I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.” ― Flash Rosenberg

37. “Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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38. “Why, yes, I could start my day without coffee. But I like being able to remember things like how to say words and put on pants.” ― Nanea Hoffman

39. “Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.” ― Stephanie Piro

40. “Caffeine is a euphemism for ‘Anxiety wrapped in increased alertness’.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

41. “According to Chesterton, tea-drinking’ is ‘pagan’, while beer-drinking is ‘Christian’, and coffee is ‘the puritan’s opium’.” ― George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier

42. “Coffee is not my cup of tea.” ― Samuel Goldwyn

43. “No matter what historians claimed, BC really stood for ‘Before Coffee.'” ― Cherise Sinclair

44. “Today’s good mood is sponsored by coffee.” ― Unknown

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45. “Nothing says coffee like six in the morning.” ― Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

46. “May your coffee kick in before reality does.” ― Unknown

47. “Coffee is the great incentivizer in the office.” ― Michael Scott, The Office

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48. “Ah coffee. The sweet balm by which we shall accomplish today’s tasks.” ― Holly Black

49. “Life happens, coffee helps.” ― Unknown

50. “I can’t stop drinking the coffee. I stop drinking the coffee, I stop doing the standing, and the walking, and the words-putting-into-sentences doing.” ― Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

51. “A morning coffee is my favorite way of starting the day, settling the nerves so that they don’t later fray.” ― Marcia Carrington

52. “I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee.” ― Carly Simon

53. “I gave up coffee. It’s almost worse than giving up a lover.” ― Sandra Bullock

54. “I can’t write this without coffee, it keeps my soul young and ambitious.” ― Omer Demir

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