Thursday, March 1, 2012

An Ode to Coffee...Curated by C. Whitney-Ward

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

 When Nancy Astor said to Winston Churchill, “If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee,” his reply was, “If I were your husband I would drink it.”

Among the numerous luxuries of the table…coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions…is never followed by sadness, languor or debility.

Benjamin Franklin

Liqueurs were not lacking; but the coffee especially deserves mention. It was as clear as crystal, aromatic and wonderfully hot; but, above all, it was not handed around in those wretched vessels called cups on the left banks of the Seine, but in
beautiful and capacious bowls, into which the thick lips of the reverend
 fathers plunged, engulfing the refreshing beverage with a noise that
would have done honor to sperm-whales before a storm.


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

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  1. Winston Churchill, “If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee,..."
    But wait a minute! Wasn't he referring to tea? English, after all!

  2. not according to google and the quote I pulled up!


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