Tea Quotes from Famous Authors



Are you looking for Tea Quotes from famous authors? We have a collection of quotes that will come in handy for your tea party invitations or to use them as verses on favors you give your guests, or you can choose one to symbolize your tea party book club or use it as your motto for your club.

You will find many uses for these tea quotes once you start thinking about it!

Tea Quotes:

There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.~Abraham Lincoln (Must not have been a very good cup of anything!)

"White pudding and eggs and sausages and cups of tea! How simple and beautiful was life after all!" ~James Joyce

Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone. ~Hilaire Belloc

The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose. ~George Gissing, The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft

Tea should be taken in solitude. ~C.S. Lewis

All true tea lovers not only like their tea strong, but like it a little stronger with each year that passes. ~George Orwell, "A Nice Cup of Tea"

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

Tea, although an OrientalIs a gentleman at least;Cocoa is a cad and coward,Cocoa is a vulgar beast.~G.K. Chesterton, "The Song of Right and Wrong"

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

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.~Eleanor Roosevelt



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“'Tis pity wine should be so deleterious, for tea and coffee leave us much more serious”~Lord Byron

Thank God for Tea! What would the world do without tea? How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea. ~Rev. Sydney Smith

One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, beyond the blissof dreams.~Milton

"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

Tea should be taken in solitude. ~C.S. Lewis

"Tea is one of the main stays of civilization in this country." ~George Orwell

"On the hob was a little brass kettle, hissing and boiling; spread upon the floor was a warm, thick rug; before the fire was a folding-chair, unfolded and with cushions upon it, by the chair was a small folding-table, unfolded, covered with a white cloth, and upon it were spread small covered dishes, a cup and saucer, and a tea-pot; on the bed were new, warm coverings, a curious wadded silk robe, and some books. The little, cold, miserable room seemed changed into Fairyland. It was actually warm and glowing. "~Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sara Crewe; or What Happened at Miss Minchin's

"The mug from the washstand was used as Becky's tea cup, and the tea was so delicious that it was not necessary to pretend that it was anything but tea."~Frances Hodgson Burnett

"And so it continued all day, wynde after wynde, From a room beyond came the whistle of a teakettle. 'Now, you really must join me. I've some marvelous Darjeeling, and some delicious petit fours a friend of mine gave me for Christmas."~Martha Grimes, The Man with a Load of Mischief



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We'll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place."~The Wind in the Willows

"My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody."~Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

"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, Sleeping Murder

My experience...convinced me that tea was better than brandy, and during the last six months in Afica I took no brandy, even when sick taking tea instead.~Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) Letter, 1912

"Time for you and time for me, And time yet for a hundred indecisions, And for a hundred visions and revisions, Before the taking of a toast and tea"~T.S. Eliot

"Come and share a pot of tea, My home is warm and my friendship's free."~Emilie Barnes

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 bed-time.'~Beatrix Potter

"Perhaps that is the true gift of a teatime celebration: It fills our cups with joy and warmth andfriendship. May the echo of the teacups' message be heard not only at Christmas, not only on specialoccasions, but anytime friends come together."~Emilie Barnes, "A Cozy Christmas Tea"

"The privileges of the side-table included the small prerogatives of sitting next to the toast, and takingtwo cups of tea to other people's one."~Charles Dickens

"Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice very earnestly."I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more."~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

What part of confidante has that poor teapot played ever since the kindlyplant was introduced among us. Why myriads of women have cried over it, tobe sure! What sickbeds it has smoked by! What fevered lips have received refreshment from it! Nature meant very kindly by women when she made thetea plant; and with a little thought, what a series of pictures and groupsthe fancy may conjure up and assemble round the teapot and cup.~William Makepeace Thakery

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