Tea quotes

  • Christopher Robin was home by this time, because it was the afternoon, and he was so glad to see them that they stayed there until very nearly tea-time, and then they had a Very Nearly tea, which is one you forget about afterwards, and hurried on to Pooh Corner, so as to see Eeyore before it was too late to have a Proper Tea with Owl.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Home #Owl #Tea

  • A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Tea #Forget

  • To say that obesity is caused by merely consuming too many calories is like saying that the only cause of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party.
    -- Adelle Davis

    #Party #Boston #Tea

  • Talk and tea is his specialty," said Giles. "He has about five cups of tea a day. But he works splendidly when we are looking.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Tea #Cups #Said

  • Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Tea #Everyday #Ordinary

  • It is claimed that the United States gets the cleanest and purest tea in the market, and certainly it is too good to warrant the nervous apprehension which strains and dilutes it into nothingness. The English do not strain their tea in the fervid fashion we do. They like to see a few leaves dawdling about the cup. They like to know what they are drinking.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Fashion #Drinking #Tea

  • English civilization rests largely upon tea and cricket, with mighty spurts of enjoyment on Derby Day, and at Newmarket.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Civilization #Tea #England

  • the tea-hour is the hour of peace ... strife is lost in the hissing of the kettle - a tranquilizing sound, second only to the purring of a cat.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Cat #Tea #Sound

  • Act averse to nasty language and partial to fruity tea.
    -- Al Swearengen

    #Tea #Nasty #Language

  • Many people, improperly, lump together libertarians and the Tea Parties. That's really wrong. Many of the libertarians are physicists, and many of the Tea Party people don't bathe. There's really not much in common there!
    -- Alan Grayson

    #Party #People #Tea

  • Let's grease the wheel over tea, let's discuss things in confidence. Let's be outspoken, let's be ridiculous, let's solve the world's problems.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Peace #Grease #Tea

  • The telling of a story, like virtually everything in this life, was always made all the easier by a cup of tea.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Tea #Stories #Cups

  • Ecstasy is a glass full of tea and a piece of sugar in the mouth.
    -- Alexander Pushkin

    #Glasses #Tea #Pieces

  • 'The tea is coming!' ...she may want a martini, but make her drink tea.
    -- Alice Taylor

    #Tea #May #Want

  • Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Tea #Picnics #Literature

  • Southerners take no issue with absurdity. We don’t pretend the world is logical or fair. If there were a signature regional gesture it would be a shrug. For us, crazy happens. Better to sit back, enjoy the show, and drink the tea
    -- Allison Glock

    #Crazy #Issues #Tea

  • I don't play roles everybody likes. I'd rather have a career I'm proud of. Like everyone else, I need to eat. But I'm a very unbusinesslike person, and I keep my price low. I'm not a mass product. I'm not everyone's cup of tea.
    -- Amanda Plummer

    #Play #Careers #Tea

  • I get up at 5.30am, sluice myself and have two Weetabix and some mint tea, before starting to write by 6am.
    -- Andrew Motion

    #Writing #Two #Tea

  • I started the day with some nothin’ tea. Nothin’ tea is easy to make. First, get some hot water, then add nothin’.
    -- Andy Weir

    #Water #Tea #Hot

  • Much of what happens in Love Always is really from overheard conversations in the Russian Tea Room. It's an improvisation of the way certain Hollywood agents think and talk to each other.
    -- Ann Beattie

    #Thinking #Tea #Hollywood

  • Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.
    -- Ann Patchett

    #Jobs #Writing #Tea

  • I thought Mr. Millward never would cease telling us that he was no tea-drinker, and that it was highly injurious to keep loading the stomach with slops to the exclusion of more wholesome sustenance, and so give himself time to finish his fourth cup.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Giving #Tea #Cups

  • A page with a poem on it is less attractive than a page with a poem on it and some tea stains.
    -- Anne Carson

    #Tea #Pages #Attractive

  • You can either set brick as a laborer or as an artist. You can make the work a chore, or you can have a good time. You can do it the way you used to clear the dinner dishes when you were thirteen, or you can do it as a Japanese person would perform a tea ceremony, with a level of concentration and care in which you can lose yourself, and so in which you can find yourself.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Artist #Finding Yourself #Tea

  • The professional must learn to be moved and touched emotionally, yet at the same time stand back objectively: I've seen a lot of damage done by tea and sympathy.
    -- Anthony Storr

    #Sympathy #Tea #Done

  • The subtle sauce of malice is often indulged in by maidens of uncertain age, over their tea.
    -- Antoine Rivarol

    #Gossip #Tea #Age

  • What a fine weather today! Can’t choose whether to drink tea or to hang myself.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Weather #Tea #Today

  • Fine. Since the tea is not forthcoming, let's have a philosophical conversation.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Philosophical #Tea #Conversation

  • A good cup of Earl Grey tea - you cant beat it.
    -- Antonia Thomas

    #Tea #Cups #Beats

  • I drink a bucket of white tea in the morning. I read about this tea of the Emperor of China, which is supposedly the tea of eternal youth. It's called Silver Needle. It's unbelievably expensive, but I get it on the Web.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Morning #White #Tea

  • Jihad is becoming as American as apple pie and as British as afternoon tea.
    -- Anwar al-Awlaki

    #Apples #Pie #Tea

  • I haven't acquired a taste for green tea, and I don't intend to. I like my coffee black with a little sugar, and it keeps my metabolism up! I don't mind the occasional Gatorade while I'm gymming.
    -- Arjun Rampal

    #Coffee #Black #Tea

  • You can find tea in a tea cup.. but cannot find world in a world cup.
    -- Arjuna Ranatunga

    #Funny #Life #Tea

  • Beating the tea party gang is more important than who does the beating.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Party #Tea #Important

  • 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

    #Wise #Tea #May

  • And then I saw the menu, stained with tea and beautifully written by a foreign hand, and on top it said..."Chips with everything". Chips with every damn thing. You breed babies and you eat chips with everything.
    -- Arnold Wesker

    #Baby #Hands #Tea

  • While we got hotter and thirstier as the heat beat down on us. The somebody would call in a voice full of elation
    -- Arthur Godfrey

    #Voice #Tea #Elation

  • The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement.
    -- Arthur Gray

    #Tea #Beverages #Comfort

  • Tea is certainly as much of a social drink as coffee, and more domestic, for the reason that the teacup hours are the family hours.
    -- Arthur Gray

    #Coffee #Tea #Drink

  • Where there's tea, there's hope.
    -- Arthur Wing Pinero


  • While there is tea, there is hope.
    -- Arthur Wing Pinero

    #Tea #There Is Hope

  • Americans are so direct. They'd ask me, 'What's your five-year plan? Do you have a five-year plan?' I don't know what I'm having for my tea tonight let alone a five-year plan.
    -- Ashley Jensen

    #Years #Tea #Tonight

  • When someone comes to visit me, they have to bring tea - you can't stay in my house if you don't bring me tea.
    -- Ashley Madekwe

    #House #Tea

  • The water in L.A. tastes like bleach. I literally have to make my tea with Evian water.
    -- Ashley Madekwe

    #Water #Tea #Bleach

  • Good tea is eloquent enough, it turns out, to change a person's mind.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Tea #Mind #Enough

  • I get a thick book full of death, destruction, strife, and chaos. That's what I take with my morning tea.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Morning #Book #Tea

  • Conservatives in general, and even so called Tea Party conservatives, are not against transportation spending. Indeed, interstate commerce is one purpose of interstate highways and byways, and is one of the things the federal government is actually supposed to spend our tax dollars on. What conservatives are opposed to is needless and excessive spending, pork-barrel spending, deficit spending, spending to pick winners and losers among American individuals and corporations, and spending to promote the social and economic whims of the Washington few.
    -- Barry Loudermilk

    #Party #Government #Tea

  • Come little cottage girl, you seem to want my cup of tea; and will you take a little cream? Now tell the truth to me!
    -- Barry Pain

    #Girl #Tea #Want

  • I was always brought up to have a cup of tea at halfway up a rock face.
    -- Bear Grylls

    #Rocks #Tea #Faces

  • Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some chamomile tea: "One table-spoonful to be taken at bedtime.
    -- Beatrix Potter

    #Mother #Taken #Tea

  • Then Mrs. Tiggy-winkle made tea - a cup for herself and a cup for Lucie. They sat before the fire on a bench and looked sideways at one another. Mrs. Tiggy-winkle's hand, holding the tea-cup, was very very brown, and very very wrinkly with the soap-suds; and all through her gown and her cap, there were HAIRPINS sticking wrong end out; so that Lucie didn't like to sit too near her.
    -- Beatrix Potter

    #Hands #Fire #Tea

  • I love coffee, I love tea, I love the Java Jive, and it loves me. Coffee and tea and the Java and me, A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup.
    -- Ben Oakland

    #Coffee #Tea #Java

  • I am only a picture-taster, the way others are wine-or tea-tasters.
    -- Bernard Berenson

    #Wine #Tea #Way

  • There are some programs on FOX that are not only fair and balanced, they're commentary shows. They don't have to be. But they brag about how fair and balanced they are. They don't cover rallies and tea parties. They cheer lead for rallies and tea parties. And as a journalist, I am totally against that.
    -- Bernard Goldberg

    #Cheer #Party #Tea

  • I went to Salt Lake City and the Mormons tried to convert me, but when I found they forbade tea and tobacco I thought it was no religion for me.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Cities #Lakes #Tea

  • Tea Party has now cost the Republicans 5 senate seats. My next donation is going to them.
    -- Bill Maher

    #Party #Tea #Cost

  • Money maketh man a tory, don't fire that assumption at me, I like toast as much as anyone but not for breakfast, dinner and tea
    -- Billy Bragg

    #Men #Fire #Tea

  • Never trust a man, who when left alone with a tea cosey... Doesn't try it on.
    -- Billy Connolly

    #Men #Tea #Trying

  • The Tea Party knows that continuing to delay charting a course to spending reform hurts everybody.
    -- Bob Barr

    #Hurt #Party #Tea

  • So I'm a pretty conservative fellow, but not conservative enough for the Tea Party.
    -- Bob Inglis

    #Party #Tea #Conservative

  • I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.
    -- Boy George

    #Sex #Tea #Cups Of Tea

  • I came from a state where 35 percent self-identify as Tea Partiers, so I'm a bit distorted perhaps in my appreciation for the larger American population.
    -- Brad Carson

    #Appreciation #Self #Tea

  • I'm not everyone's cup of tea, but that's the great part: I don't have to be.
    -- Brandi Glanville

    #Tea #Cups Of Tea #Cups

  • And though the coldness I have always felt leaves me, the numbness doesn't and probably never will. this relationship will probably lead to nothing... this didn't change anything. I imagine her smelling clean, like tea...
    -- Bret Easton Ellis

    #Numbness #Tea #Imagine

  • If Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed were to bump into each other along the road and go have a cup of tea or whatever, I think we all know they would treat one another far different and far better than a lot of their followers would.
    -- Brian D. McLaren

    #Jesus #Thinking #Tea

  • Now, there is no harm in a teapot, even if it contains tea, if it is let alone.
    -- Brigham Young

    #Tea #Harm #Teapots

  • Human beings are like tea-bags. You don't know your own strength until you get into hot water.
    -- Bruce Laingen

    #Water #Tea #Experience

  • Tea should be taken in solitude.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Taken #Solitude #Tea

  • Always remember that, nine times out of ten, you probably aren’t having a full-on nervous breakdown – you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit. You’d be amazed how easily and repeatedly you can confuse the two. Get a big biscuit tin.
    -- Caitlin Moran

    #Two #Tea #Tin

  • Stephen had just come from a class discussion in which several students believed that the right cup of herbal tea would save them from pain and sorrow. Well acquainted with pain and sorrow, Stephen did not contribute to the discussion. He merely crossed these idiots off his list of possible friends.
    -- Caroline B. Cooney

    #Pain #Class #Tea

  • The rare, delicate flavor of a life after retiring in one's sixties, whatever one has "retired" from, the pleasure I experienced beyond my job at Columbia, is a gift of life in the last decades. but it is not easily learned. . . . But sometimes, the only way to live is to get out, or at least seriously to contemplate getting out, doing the impossible,flinging the conventional tea.
    -- Carolyn Heilbrun

    #Jobs #Tea #Flavor

  • I don't want tea," said Clary, with muffled force. "I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them." "Unfortunately," said Hodge, "we're all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it's either tea or nothing.
    -- Cassandra Clare

    #Mother #Revenge #Tea

  • Tea. I find that both settles the stomach and concentrates the mind. Wonderful drink, tea.
    -- Cassandra Clare

    #Tea #Mind #Wonderful

  • A glass of whisky in Scotland in the thirties cost less than a cup of tea.
    -- Catherine Helen Spence

    #Glasses #Scotland #Tea

  • It is harder, usually, to find a person who wants to walk the streets of me, to taste the teas of my country, to... immigrate, you could say.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Country #Tea #Want

  • Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.
    -- Chaim Potok


  • Oh come on Pam, they're funny. They're like humans but miniature...tea cup humans!
    -- Charlaine Harris

    #Tea #Cups #Miniatures

  • England a fortune-telling host, As num'rous as the stars, could boast; Matrons, who toss the cup, and see The grounds of Fate in grounds of tea....
    -- Charles Churchill

    #Stars #Fate #Tea

  • My dear if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Giving #Tea #Cups

  • There was not one straight floor from the foundation to the roof; the ceilings were so fantastically clouded by smoke and dust, that old women might have told fortunes in them better than in grouts of tea...
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Dust #Tea #Might

  • I have read various articles on the fourth dimension, the relativity theory of Einstein, and other psychological speculation on the constitution of the universe; and after reading them I feel as Senator Brandegee felt after a celebrated dinner in Washington. "I feel," he said, "as if I had been wandering with Alice in Wonderland and had tea with the Mad Hatter."
    -- Charles Lane Poor

    #Reading #Mad #Tea

  • There sure are a lot of these 'instant' products on the market. Instant coffee, instant tea, instant pudding, instant cereal... instant dislike.
    -- Charles M. Schulz

    #Coffee #Cereal #Tea

  • Papa sat down at the table and poured his tea from the china tea set with pink flowers on the edges. I waited for him to ask Jaja and me to take a sip, as he always did. A love sip, he called it, because you shared the little things you loved with the people you love.
    -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    #Flower #People #Tea

  • There's plenty of stuff that I don't feel dissident about: I really like tea, I don't have any problem with that. I like lots of paintings.
    -- China Mieville

    #Tea #Stuff #Painting

  • This looking down our noses at tea party people has got to stop,
    -- Chris Matthews

    #Party #People #Tea

  • I feel displaced when I'm back in America, like a visitor. I feel like if I don't get a cup of tea I'm going to lose my mind.
    -- Chrissie Hynde

    #America #Tea #Mind

  • The idea of seeing everybody clad the same is not really my cup of tea
    -- Christian Lacroix

    #Ideas #Tea #Cups Of Tea

  • I was really just the tea boy to begin with, or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced, innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be, I was going to be, a foreign correspondent.
    -- Christiane Amanpour

    #Boys #Tea #Wanted

  • Before Elle had come into his life, he didn't even know what tea was. Now it was a staple. Worse, he actually knew the differences in teas.
    -- Christine Feehan

    #Differences #Tea #Staples

  • I'm not in the business of reading tea leaves. I don't have a crystal ball.
    -- Christine Lagarde

    #Reading #Tea #Balls

  • We live in stirring times- tea-stirring times.
    -- Christopher Isherwood


  • Of course, with the last ads shipped and the last polls conducted, there'€™s not much to do but try to read the tea leaves. And from what Democrats are seeing, it doesn't look good. At all.
    -- Christopher Michael Cillizza

    #Tea #Trying #Looks

  • When the Tea Party comes to town, compromise goes out the door.
    -- Claire McCaskill

    #Party #Doors #Tea

  • The tea is ice-cold, the room grows colder and colder, but I grow warmer and warmer.
    -- Clara Schumann

    #Ice #Tea #Rooms

  • ..She had that brand of pragmatism that would find her the first brewing tea after Armageddon.
    -- Clive Barker

    #Tea #Firsts #Armageddon

  • China tea, the scent of hyacinths, wood fires and bowls of violets – that is my mental picture of an agreeable February afternoon.
    -- Constance Spry

    #Fire #Tea #Afternoon

  • My biographer said that my parties reminded them of a vicarage tea party, with sex thrown in.
    -- Cynthia Payne

    #Sex #Party #Tea

  • Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?
    -- D.T. Suzuki

    #Space #Tea #Swallowing

  • I don't know what's happened to me. I've got a bit more sophisticated in my old age. I like a bit of jasmine tea. I love it.
    -- Danny Dyer

    #Tea #Age #Jasmine

  • Nothing like a cup of tea to make a person feel better, man or woman.
    -- Daphne du Maurier

    #Feel Better #Men #Tea