Today, Sept. 29, is National Coffee Day. For some coffee enthusiasts, however, the celebration lasts all year. We call those elite coffee drinkers "writers."
Here are 12 quotes about coffee from famous writers. Hopefully they inspire you to hit the keyboard.
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“Where do you get inspiration for your books? I tell myself I can’t have another cup of coffee till I thought of an idea.” ― Douglas Adams
"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. I bet this kind of thing does not happen to heroin addicts." ― Dave Barry
"I could settle down into a state of equable low spirits, and resign myself to coffee." ― Charles Dickens
“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky (tea isn't coffee, but we'll call it close enough)
“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” ― T.S. Eliot
“Reading in bed can be heaven, assuming you can get just the right amount of light on the page and aren't prone to spilling your coffee or cognac on the sheets.” ― Stephen King
“Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.” ― David Lynch
“Don’t look at me in that tone of voice.” ― Dorothy Parker (on having to interact with people before she's had coffee)
“Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your older self.” ― Terry Pratchett
“I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.” ― Flash Rosenberg
"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.” ― Gertrude Stein
“The best maxim I know in this life is, to drink your coffee when you can, and when you cannot, to be easy without it.” ― Jonathan Swift