Coffee Quotes

Conversation activity

Look at the images and discuss the sayings. How do you feel about them?
Compare and contrast. Give your opinion and fundament your views.

Discuss the following quotes with a partner or in small groups. Ckeck any vocabulary you might not known.

  • What do you think the author was trying to say or show?
  • Do you agree? Why (not)?

If this is coffee, then please-bring me some tea. But if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
    ~Abraham Lincoln

 “Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.”
    ~ Talleyrand

Decaffeinated coffee is kind of like kissing your sister.
    ~Bob Irwin

In Seattle you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running.
    ~Jeff Bezos

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
    ~T.S. Eliot

Coffee makes us severe, and grave, and philosophical.
    ~Jonathan Swift

Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
    ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless.
    ~Napoleon Bonaparte

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
    ~Oliver Wendall Holmes, Sr.

I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee.
    ~Clark Gable

It is the duty of all papas and mammas to forbid their children to drink coffee, unless they wish to have little dried-up machines, stunted and old at the age of twenty
    ~Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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