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20 Best Coffee Quotes for Coffee Lovers

If these don't get you hyped about coffee, I don't know what will.

National Coffee Day might be September 29th, but we like to celebrate the drink each and every day. According to a Reuters survey, 64 percent of Americans drink a cup of coffee every day. That’s a lot of people and a lot of cups of coffee. Most days, you probably don’t even think about all that your morning cup does for you. But today is the day to show your appreciation by reading some coffee quotes that really show the love for everyone’s favorite pick-me-up.

That’s right, it’s not just you and me who love coffee so much. Everyone from Jim Carrey to Ariana Grande enjoy a good cup of java, and they’re not afraid to share.

Here are 20 coffee quotes celebrating everyone’s favorite caffeinated beverage.


Rachel Hollis

A yawn is a silent scream for coffee.

That yawn is your body asking for help, according to author Rachel Hollis, and I’m with her.


Zooey Deschanel

I need a coffee to go with my coffee.

This is an absolute *mood*, Zooey Deschanel.


Joe Fox (Tom Hanks)

The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making abilities whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee.

Tom Hanks’ character Joe Fox preaches about coffee in the movie You’ve Got Mail: “Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, et cetera. So people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing, or who on earth they are, can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee, but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.” As an indecisive person myself, I couldn’t agree more.


Louisa May Alcott

I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.

Wouldn’t we all? Louisa May Alcott’s character Amy March had it right in Little Women.


Ariana Grande

Sometimes I get that venti, you know? Some days that’s what you need in your life.

When asked if she always gets a grande coffee, the pop star had the perfect response.


Rita Moreno

Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.

Coffee. It’s coffee that makes me happy, Rita Moreno. But, I guess roses are nice, too.


David Lynch

Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.

Raise your hand if you are in agreement with filmmaker David Lynch on this one.


Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell)

You did it! Congratulations! World’s Best Cup of Coffee! Great job, everybody! It’s great to be here.

In the classic holiday movie Elf, Will Ferrell’s character, Buddy, says this line after seeing the “world’s best coffee” sign outside a shop window.


Flash Rosenberg

I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.

More coffee means more productivity, and artist Flash Rosenberg knows that’s a fact.


Jerry Seinfeld

We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all of these problems in one delightful little cup.

Why use your own problem-solving skills when coffee can solve them all for you, according to Jerry Seinfeld?


T.S. Eliot

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

A lifetime is a complex concept. And according to T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” coffee can help us understand it.


Dave Barry

It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.

This could not be truer. Writer Dave Barry knows the deal with coffee lines.


Alfred Renyi

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.

As Pal Turan wrote that Alfred Renyi said in his book The Work of Alfred Renyi, the mathematician had to be right about this one.


Jim Carrey

I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at my beautiful garden, and I go, ‘Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.

Coffee is a major part of everyone’s morning routine, even Jim Carrey’s. This quote is a good reminder to appreciate what you have.


Kevin Garnett

Too much coffee. Too much coffee and Gatorade. It’s a hell of a mix. If you’re ever tired in the morning, just try that mix, and tell me what you think.

NBA player Kevin Garnett shared this tidbit with when discussing the first half of a game that didn’t go well. If that mix doesn’t get you energized on the basketball court, I don’t know what will.


John Van Druten

I think if I were a woman, I’d wear coffee as perfume.

Can’t say I never thought about it, John Van Druten. This quote comes from the writer’s play The Voice of the Turtle .

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Albert Arnett (Walter Slezak)

Life is very much like coffee—the aroma is always better than the actuality.

Albert Arnett from Born to Kill had this one right. (At least, that’s what your friends who don’t understand your coffee obsession will say.)


Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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.

It’s a beverage that compares to no other, according to the late poet and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. I couldn’t agree more.


Kim Bongiorno

Coffee: A warm, delicious alternative to hating everybody every morning forever.

This is the most relatable quote I’ve ever seen. Thank you for this, author Kim Bongiorno.


Jackie Chan

Coffee, like music and movies, knows no barriers. Coffee is also a language in itself. When you watch my movies, you think of Jackie Chan. When you drink coffee, I hope you will also think Jackie Chan.

From here on out, I will always think of Jackie Chan when I drink my morning cup.

As you can tell from the coffee quotes, these people really appreciate that morning cup. So, next time you’re in line for your morning coffee, maybe you should consider pulling a Buddy the Elf and congratulating the barista on that near-perfect cup of coffee.

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