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 Post subject: Coffee Break
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2002 6:29 am 
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Does anyone happen to know any quotes about coffee drinking, coffee breaks or coffee & doughnuts?

My personal favorite? A morning without coffee is worse than a day without sunshine.

--Phantom of the Delta
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"The last time that I drank coffee it burned my tongue, scorched my mouth and made me sick!"

(My brother said this in 1968 when he was 12 years old.)


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The only one I can come up with is:
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If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
-- Abraham Lincoln


Can't stand coffee myself but I love caffeine. This means I have to drink huge quantities of coca-cola to get the same effects...

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2002 10:56 am 
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http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/file ... uotes.html

This address was all that I could find in the yahoo search engine.

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"It is un-American to not take a coffee break at 10:00 a.m." (?)

I don't know who was credited with coining that statment but I heard it in 1982 while viewing a sales training video provided by Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.


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I like coffee, I like tea. I like the girls and the girls like me.

Coffee, Tea, or Me?: The Uninhibited Memoirs of Two Airline Stewardesses. Written by Trudy Baker and Rachel Jones, published in 1967


NANCY ASTOR: If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee!
CHURCHILL: And if I were your husband I would drink it.
— Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan Glitter and Gold (1952)

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mgm wrote:
The only one I can come up with is:
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If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
-- Abraham Lincoln


My Oxford Dictionary of Quotations attributes that to Punch magazine in 1902. I'd rather believe Honest Abe said it. Is your source better?

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My source is probably atrocious. That looks like one of the earlier ones in my collection, so all I can say for certain is that it appeared somewhere in print and I quoted it. And I only know it probably came from a source in print because there wasn't a WWW back then. :)

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Here's a gold mine of coffee quotations if you're still looking for 'em, Phantom.

http://www.outlawcook.com/Page0451.html


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Thanks to Luna, has anyone told you that you are brilliant lately? "How do you like your coffee?"


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Black. And muchos gracias for the sweet compliment.


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Sorry, Luna, but I don't see how you could resist not coming out with one of the most famous quotes from Airplane:

littlboy: Excuse me, I happened to be passing and I thought you might like some coffee.
littgirl (played by Michelle Stacy) : Oh, that's very nice of you. Thank you. Oh, won't you sit down?
Littlboy: Oh thank you. Cream?
Littgirl: No thank you, I take it black . . . . . . like my men.
~from the script of "Airplane!"
http://www.cs.tufts.edu/~rkogan/humor/airplane.html

Confessions of an American Coffee Addict
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~airyn/rants/coffee.html


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I found the quote that appealed to me most in the collection that Luna posted. (Panning for gold, black gold?) The short quotes are my golden nuggets. I have modified it to suit my own personal philosphophy.

Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love.

--Turkish Proverb
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Coffee should be black as coal, stout as an oak and hot as hell.

--Phantom of the Delta
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I can remember the day that I took up drinking coffee on a daily basis. It was my first day at work (1980) after I finished college. During college I was always a hard core breakfast person. (I needed the energy because I would walk an average of 4 miles each day on campus). When I went into sales my I noticed that my physical activity had declined but my calorie intake had increased (because I had more money to buy food). I eventually gave up breakfast and took up coffee drinking. I have always maintained that there is a correlation between production and caffine consumption.


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For those of us who can't stand coffee (heresy!) fortunately there are alternatives:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/caffeine/

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Coffee has two virtues: it is wet and warm.

--Dutch Proverb
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I can recall one of my more memorable coffee breaks of yesteryear. It was way back in May of 1982. A friend had called me to invite me to fish with him on Beech Lake. It was during the middle of the week and I was working as a Life Insurance Salesman. (What the heck, I decided to go.) Well, we fished from dawn until 9:00 a.m. then called it quits. We had about six medium sized bass in the livewell and my buddy insisted on giving them to me. For some reason I was in the car and not in my truck so I didn't have a cooler. The most practicle thing that I could think of was to simply lay the fish in the trunk until I arrived home. (I only live about 2 miles from the dock.)

As I was driving home I decided to pull into a cafe to have some coffee. There was a right good looking waitress working the floor and I couldn't help but notice that she was sweeter than summer's mountain honey. After one cup of coffee I decided on having a second one then I ordered a honey bun. Well, I guess that I must have drank more coffee than I should have. The place had cleared out and the good looking waitress came over to my table and sat down to talk.

It was about one week later when my wife had informed me that there was a faint odor of fish in the car. I went out and popped the trunk open and discovered six baked bass in the trunk. They had dried out and were as tough as shoe leather. 8O


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If all that happened because of coffee, I'm thankful you weren't drinking beer instead. :D

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