Famous Tea Quotes

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Famous Tea Quotes

by hop_goblin » Jun 5th, '08, 18:36

From The Beatles "All Too Much"
"Sail me on a silver sun
Where I know that I'm free
Show me that I'm everywhere
And get me home for tea"

Marlene Dietrich ~ Marlene Dietrich's A B C. - Revised Ed. - New York : Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1984. - p. 154
"The British have an umbilical cord which has never been cut and through which tea flows constantly. It is curious to watch them in times of sudden horror, tragedy or disaster. The pulse stops apparently and nothing can be done, and no move made, until "a nice cup of tea" is quickly made. There is no question that it brings solace and does steady the mind.< What a pity all countries are not so tea-conscious. World-peace conferences would run more smoothly if "a nice cup of tea", or indeed, a samovar were available at the proper time."

Marlene Dietrich ~ Marlene Dietrich's A B C. - Revised Ed. - New York : Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1984. - p. 37
"It is a splendid drink and all that,
And a national drink of America,
And how about a nice cup of tea?"

Attributed to both Eleanor Roosevelt and Nancy Reagan
Women are like tea bags. They don't know how strong they are until they get into hot water.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-94), U.S. writer, physician. Over the Teacups, ch. 1 (1891).
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.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-62), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden, "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For" (1854).
To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit it and read it are old women over their tea.

Lu Yu (d. 804), Chinese sage, hermit. Quoted in: Jason Goodwin, The Gunpowder Gardens, Introduction (1990), from the Cha Ching.
The best quality tea must have creases like the leathern boot of Tartar horsemen, curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr, and be wet and soft like a fine earth newly swept by rain.

Noel Coward
Wouldn't it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn't have tea?"

Jethro Tull: One Brown Mouse Smile your little smile --- take some tea with me awhile.
Brush away that black cloud from your shoulder.
Twitch your whiskers. Feel that you're really real.
Another tea-time --- another day older.

Sting, from "Englishman in New York"
"I don't drink coffee, I take tea my dear"

Henry James (1843-1916) "Daisy Miller"
"It has never occurred to Mr. Winterbourne to offer me any tea," she said, with her little tormenting manner."
"I have offered you advice," Winterbourne rejoined. "I prefer weak tea!"

From Dylan Thomas' "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
It snowed last year too:
I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down
and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Indeed, Madame, your ladyship is very sparing of your tea;
I protest the last I took was no more than water bewitched.

Edward Young (1683-1765) Love of Fame, Satire 1
For her own breakfast she'll project a scheme,
Nor take her tea without a stratagem.

Lewis Carroll, (1832-1898) "The Hunting of the Snark," Stanza
It frequently breakfasts at five-o'clock tea,
And dines on the following day.

Mick Jagger
I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.


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by greenisgood » Jun 5th, '08, 23:01

"I am not interested in immortality but only in tea flavour."

-Lu Tung

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Re: Famous Tea Quotes

by trent » Apr 3rd, '11, 05:10

“This is where I belong! This is my atmosphere! I didn’t know such a place existed in the whole U.S.” - Oscar Wilde, upon drinking tea in San Francisco's Chinatown

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Re: Famous Tea Quotes

by Tony » Apr 3rd, '11, 13:30

When asked what tea to drink for different moods:
tenuki wrote:This is like asking me what air I breath for different emotions.
Instant classic.

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Re: Famous Tea Quotes

by FlyedPiper » Apr 3rd, '11, 22:19

Tony wrote:When asked what tea to drink for different moods:
tenuki wrote:This is like asking me what air I breath for different emotions.
Instant classic.
That really doesn't make any sense :lol: .

Sounds good though. Like: "Any fool can tell a dragon from a snake, but you cannot fool a Zen master."

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Re: Famous Tea Quotes

by SlientSipper » Apr 4th, '11, 01:06

There are three great evils plaguing the world today.
1: The wrongful education of valiant you.
2: The wrongful criticism of brilliant art.
and last but certainly not least.
3: The wasting of fine tea through wrongful brewing.

Li-Chi Lai.

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Re: Famous Tea Quotes

by bagua7 » Apr 12th, '11, 06:07

In every sip of your cup of tea you will find the spirit of Nature.

Bagua7 (Gerard).

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Re: Famous Tea Quotes

by fracol » Apr 13th, '11, 16:52

Rather without food for three days than tea for one.
-Ancient Chinese Proverb

And my personal favorite.

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Re: Famous Tea Quotes

by Elison » Jul 1st, '11, 07:21

bagua7 wrote:In every sip of your cup of tea you will find the spirit of Nature.

Bagua7 (Gerard).
Very true! Tea opens the flavour of nature..

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Re: Famous Tea Quotes

by Poohblah » Jul 1st, '11, 15:48

Aaron Fisher, who posts here occasionally, has a book full of tea quotes. it's a fun little coffee table book. http://www.amazon.com/Tea-Wisdom-Inspir ... 674&sr=8-1

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Re: Famous Tea Quotes

by guitar9876 » Jul 23rd, '11, 23:08

This is a really powerful one! Definitely gonna try to keep this is mind as I sit down for tea.
http://itsnotwhatyouthink.co.uk/post/64 ... -nhat-hanh

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by essayyweb1 » Sep 22nd, '11, 05:51

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. ~Henry Fielding, "Love in Several Masques"

Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world. ~T'ien Yiheng

Tea is liquid wisdom. ~Anonymous

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Re: Famous Tea Quotes

by IPT » Sep 22nd, '11, 06:55

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
C.S. Lewis

Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual.
Thomas De Quincey

Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water.

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