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Author Topic: Best Quotations Concerning Tea  (Read 2987 times)
Will Howard
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« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2015, 01:28:47 am »

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

"Blow wind, come wrack.
At least we'll die with tea leaves in a sack."
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« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2015, 08:04:28 pm »

"It was amazing that she was capable of doing something so unwarlike as having a cup of tea.
- from Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
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« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2015, 01:13:38 pm »

Pray forgive the fact that this is not an exact quote, but Eleanor Roosevelt once said something to the effect that a woman is like tea; you never know what they're really like until they're in hot water.

Can't say if this is true or not, but I once read that when early explorers from the west visited China, and wanted to take some tea plants home with them, those clever folk simply substituted camellia bushes. They knew a good thing when they saw it.  
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« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2015, 04:10:05 pm »

 "There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream; people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea's getting cold. Come on, Ace. We've got work to do."

 The Seventh Doctor - and the final line of the old series
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« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2015, 07:08:57 am »

I found the quote from Eleanor Roosevelt: "A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."

It's a good one! Here's another to think on.

"Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company." - Anonymous
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« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2015, 08:10:59 pm »

all I can think off
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeLukB7659I
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« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2015, 12:19:18 am »

" 'Hancock, my original plan has been scuppered now the special jeeps haven't arrived, I've got lunatics laughing at me from the woods, and do you think any of that will be helped by a cup of tea?"
'Wouldn't hurt Sir.'"

(roughly) General Roy Urquhart (as played by Sir Sean Connery) and his ADC in A Bridge Too Far.
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« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2015, 01:15:41 am »


“I shouldn't think even millionaires could eat anything nicer than new bread and real butter and honey for tea.”  (Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle)
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« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2015, 01:19:32 am »

“Gentle herb! Let the florid grape yield to thee. Thy soft influence is a more safe inspirer of social joy.”  (James Boswell, London Journal, 1762-1763)
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« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2015, 01:24:20 am »

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” (Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground)
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« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2015, 01:27:52 am »

"Those dripping crumpets, I can see them now. Tiny crisp wedges of toast, and piping-hot, flaky scones. Sandwiches of unknown nature, mysteriously flavoured and quite delectable, and that very special gingerbread. Angel cake, that melted in the mouth, and his rather stodgier companion, bursting with peel and raisins. There was enough food there to keep a starving family for a week.”  (Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca)
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« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2015, 02:30:37 am »

"Tea's proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence." (Samuel Johnson, Essay on Tea, 1757)
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« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2015, 02:37:18 am »

"We had a kettle; we let it leak:
Our not repairing made it worse.
We haven't had any tea for a week...
The bottom is out of the Universe.”
(Rudyard Kipling)
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« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2015, 02:45:32 am »

These are fantastic quotes, everyone!


"Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage." - Catherine Douzel
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« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2015, 07:53:43 pm »

"Never turn down tea if it's offered. It's impolite and that's how wars start." -The Eighth Doctor
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« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2015, 11:30:39 am »

 Cheesy Make tea, not war.
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« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2015, 07:24:51 pm »

"The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement." - Arthur Gray Content
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« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2016, 07:13:26 pm »

"Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea? How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea." - Sydney Smith, English writer and clergyman, Lady Holland's Memoir

I have to agree--I'm glad I live in a world with tea. ^.^
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« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2016, 10:00:59 pm »



 "A cup of teal and a lie down will do the  world of good."
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« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2016, 03:43:17 am »

"MMMmmmmmmmmm"
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« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2016, 05:18:55 pm »



 "drink the Bell tea and you'll be feeling alive "

 from an old Bell tea ad
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« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2016, 10:49:45 pm »

There is only one thing better than a cup of tea; a second cup of tea  Smiley
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« Reply #47 on: January 24, 2016, 11:48:36 am »

Those who say there's nothing like a nice cup of tea for calming the nerves never had real tea. It's like a syringe of adrenaline straight to the heart!

-The Cheshire Cat, American McGee's Alice
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« Reply #48 on: January 24, 2016, 08:07:08 pm »

A man without a moustache is like a cup of tea without sugar.
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« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2016, 08:41:51 am »

A man with a moustache may drink his tea long after the cup is gone.

(I speak from experience ...)
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