Interesting and inspirational coffee quotes clearly show the passion and addiction of the people towards this captivating beverage. Many of these quotes belong to some of the great men and women who have made amazing and long lasting contributions to this world. Here are some of their remarkable, revealing and appealing quotes about coffee:
Coffee Quotes:- 20th Century
Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor (19 May 1879 2 May 1964), a well known American-born English politician and socialite, was very witty and saucy in her conversations. Nancy was the first woman member in the House of Commons and she had several interesting conversations with Winston Churchill, the former prime minister of Great Britain (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965).
She said to Winston Churchill, “If I were your wife, I would put poison in your coffee.” His instant reply was “If I were your husband, I would drink”. Churchill was an ardent lover of coffee and that is exactly why Nancy said that she would put poison in his coffee.
This conversation took place when they were both Members of Parliament. Positive proof, at least in those days, that politicians and indeed leaders of countries could be witty and think for themselves. How times change!
Coffee Quotes:- 18th Century
Johann Sebastian Bach, a hugely popular German composer (March 21, 1685 – July 28, 1750) was really fond of this wonderful beverage and his music is hugely popular for its artistic brilliance, technical expertise and intellectual depth. In his popular cantata or miniature comic opera known as “Coffee Cantata (composed between 1732 and 1735), he said, “Without my morning coffee I am just like a dried up piece of roast goat.” He was really passionate about his morning coffee and this creative genius used to drink 3 or 4 cups a day.
Sir James Mackintosh (24 October 1765 – 30 May 1832) was a versatile genius of his time and he was an amazingly popular politician, jurist and historian. He said, “The powers of a mans mind are directly proportioned to the quantity of coffee he drinks”. This is arguably one of the most well known coffee quotes of all times and clearly shows how much of a captivating effect on him the taste of the coffee had.
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand (2 February 1754 – 17 May 1838) was one of the most highly skilled and influential diplomats in the history of Europe and his successful association with the great Napoleon speaks volumes about his diplomatic skills. He said about coffee, “Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” His description of the perfect cup of coffee, perhaps puts into words the true taste, spirit and essence of this unique drink, better than anyone else.
Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a hugely famous French military and political leader and, he is often regarded as one of the most prominent emperors in the history of the world. He said, “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.” These words came from a man of unbelievable fortitude and courage and clearly show Napoleons love and addiction for coffee. True, the majority of people probably wouldn’t express their feelings in quite those terms, but how many people go on to become an emperor?