15 Quotes to Celebrate National Coffee Day, Sept 29th

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This post originally ran September 27th, 2015. Because today is International Coffee Day, I decided to give an update!

Whether you use a French Press, a Bialetti, an Aeropress, or even a Mr. Coffee, there’s a high chance you have a fierce love in your life that is neither your spouse nor your best friend. No, today’s friend is coffee. Coffee brings the world together, makes enemies into friends, forms bonds over a quiet dining nook. The buzz of cafes lull us into a comfortable dream. With such a popular rich beverage constantly begging for my attention, I decided to honor National Coffee Day (September 29th! Tuesday!) with a collection of little known facts and quotes picked from the brightest minds of our world.

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“How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.”  

― Virginia Woolf

“That’s something that annoys the hell out of me—I mean if somebody says the coffee’s all ready and it isn’t.”  
―  Holden Caufield, Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)

“What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?…Was ever anything so civil?”

― Anthony TrollopeThe Warden

“I have measured my life out with coffee spoons.” –
 ― T.S. Eliot

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

“Black as night, sweet as sin.”
― Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

“Just the other day, I was in my neighborhood Starbucks, waiting for the post office to open. I was enjoying a chocolatey cafe mocha when it occurred to me that to drink a mocha is to gulp down the entire history of the New World. From the Spanish exportation of Aztec cacao, and the Dutch invention of the chemical process for making cocoa, on down to the capitalist empire of Hershey, PA, and the lifestyle marketing of Seattle’s Starbucks, the modern mocha is a bittersweet concoction of imperialism, genocide, invention, and consumerism served with whipped cream on top.”
― Sarah Vowell

“Let me wake up next to you, have coffee in the morning and wander through the city with your hand in mine, and I’ll be happy for the rest of my fucked up little life.”
― Charlotte ErikssonEmpty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from – or how you feel… There’s always peace in a strong cup of coffee.”
― Gabriel Bá, Daytripper

“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 Wendell Holmes Sr.

“Life’s too short to drink crappy coffee and cry over boys who don’t care.”
― Matty Healy

“Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup”
― Gertrude Stein, Selected Writings

“I don’t know where my ideas come from. I will admit, however, that one key ingredient is caffeine. I get a couple cups of coffee into me and weird things just start to happen.”
― Gary Larson

“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”
Albert Camus

“I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless.”
Napolean Bonoparte

I’ll finish with a few informative links to celebrate our caffeinated friend and by asking, What is your favorite quote about coffee?

Links I Love About Coffee

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Coffee
15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee
The Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte You’ve Been Searching For


  • Anthony Trollope's quote killed me. Nothing can be more luxurious than a sofa, a book and a cup of coffee! (Maybe a cat, but I digress….) Loving this collection! <3

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

    • Yeah, he described my dream life!

  • I caught this just in time. I did not know the 29th was national coffee day. The photos of your coffee look pretty delicious by the way. I can never get over the little ornate patterns barristas make.

    M.Dee | Duty Free

    • Girl, go find some places for free coffee today! I think Dunkin Donuts has free coffee today. National Coffee day is the best.

  • I don't drink coffee too often hehe, but I love all of these quotes.

    Thirteen Thoughts

  • Love this!! I wish I knew how to make those cool designs on coffee! I also wish I could still drink coffee, but for the past year it's been giving me an upset stomach every time I drink it. So sad because it tastes so darn good!
    Sincerely, Sara

    • Awww, that's rotten. I have heard of it giving people tummy problems before though. There's always delicious hot tea. 🙂

  • That Matty Healy quote is a favorite! I personally don't drink coffee bc it yellows my teeth, but I love sitting with a nice cup of chai and a good book. Definitely the perfect thing to do in the fall!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

  • great quotes! I took advantage of Dunkin donuts 66 cent coffee today!

  • Holden Caufield’s my favorite <3

  • I love that Anthony Trollope quote about coffee! Think I’ll do that this weekend. Plus the weather just turned cooler. LOL