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Author Topic: Best Quotations Concerning Tea  (Read 3007 times)
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« on: September 09, 2015, 05:50:02 am »

Hello, everyone! I'd like to start a thread for all the great quotations about tea. If you know of any (famous, historical, or if you would like to contribute your own wise gems), please share them here!


Here's one to start:

"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future."
—     Thích Nhất Hạn
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 12:41:06 pm »

There is no Steam or Steampunk without tea.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 12:41:06 pm »

There is no Steam or Steampunk without tea.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2015, 01:15:38 pm »

I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.
~ Boy George
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2015, 07:37:12 pm »

My former favourite quote:
“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”
― William Ewart Gladstone

My new favourite quote (found while trying to find the former because I couldn't remember who said it:
“There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work.
And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night.
There are those who do both, they drink tea.”
― Gary Snyder
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2015, 07:52:46 pm »

My former favourite quote:
“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”
― William Ewart Gladstone

My new favourite quote (found while trying to find the former because I couldn't remember who said it:
“There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work.
And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night.
There are those who do both, they drink tea.”
― Gary Snyder

Both are very good.
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2015, 04:11:11 am »


“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” - Henry James
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2015, 03:09:19 am »


Both are very good.

I agree!
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2015, 04:14:11 pm »

I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.
~ Boy George
(once had a friend that was obsessed with boy george...)

I would rather have a cup of tea than sex with Boy George....     Grin
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2015, 04:28:39 pm »

I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.
~ Boy George
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I would rather have a cup of tea than sex with Boy George....     Grin

agreed on that!
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2015, 08:00:10 pm »

"The progress of this famous plant has been something like the progress of truth; suspected at first, though very palatable to those who had the courage to taste it; resisted as it encroached; abused as its popularity spread; and establishing its triumph at last, in cheering the whole land from the palace to the cottage, only by slow and resistless efforts of time and its own virtues."

- Isaac Disraeli
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2015, 07:36:16 am »

"In his wanderings over the tea districts, Mr. Fortune only once met with sugar and a teaspoon."
- The Tea Plant: Its History and Uses
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2015, 10:07:42 pm »

"You only get an Oooo" with Typhoo" The Gnu.
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The Ministry of Tea respectfully advises you to drink one cup of tea day...for that +5 Moral Fibre stat.
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2015, 06:27:29 am »

Everything stops for Tea
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2015, 06:38:59 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentelemen.
For those who haven't read Saki's divine short story on the subject of tea
http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/Tea.shtml

I remain yours,
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Post scripta
A few quotations:
The cup of tea on arrival at a country house is a thing which, as a rule, I particularly enjoy. I like the crackling logs, the shaded lights, the scent of buttered toast, the general atmosphere of leisured coziness. ~P.G. Wodehouse


Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea. ~Author Unknown

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on. ~Billy Connolly
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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2015, 07:32:35 pm »

JACK BUCHANAN: Everything Stops for Tea
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« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2015, 11:28:52 pm »

These are fantastic! I may have the pleasure of that song's company in my head for days, though.


"Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary." -Chinese Proverb
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« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2015, 03:29:49 pm »

This just seems appropriate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eELH0ivexKA
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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2015, 10:51:16 am »


“After a fairly shaky start to the day, Arthur's mind was beginning to reassemble itself from the shell-shocked fragments the previous day had left him with.
He had found a Nutri-Matic machine which had provided him with a plastic cup filled with a liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.
The way it functioned was very interesting. When the Drink button was pressed it made an instant but highly detailed examination of the subject's taste buds, a spectroscopic analysis of the subject's metabolism and then sent tiny experimental signals down the neural pathways to the taste centers of the subject's brain to see what was likely to go down well. However, no one knew quite why it did this because it invariably delivered a cupful of liquid that was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.”

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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2015, 07:15:14 am »

"If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty." – Japanese Proverb
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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2015, 07:53:40 am »

"Good stories never start with drinking tea" ~thurisas
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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2015, 08:40:34 pm »

'Tea! That's all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses'
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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2015, 03:57:25 pm »

"What begins, Richards, with T, and ends with T, and is full of T?"
"Pray, I don't know, sir. Might it be some manner of galvanic beastie?"
"Nonsense, Richards! I am thinking of Thompson's Terrific and Quite Marvelous Tannic Brewing-Pot!"
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2015, 06:14:07 am »

“The proper, wise balancing
of one's whole life may depend upon the
feasibility of a cup of tea at an unusual hour.”
― Arnold Bennett, How to Live on 24 Hours a Day
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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2015, 01:21:47 am »

To tea or not to tea, that is the question.
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