In honor of National Coffee Day, we've compiled a list of Hollywood's 10 Most Memorable Coffee Quotations. Why memorable movie quotations, and not, say, quotations from your favorite novels? Because we live in L.A. Duh. Turn the page.
10. Elf (2003):
[reacting to sign saying “World's Best Cup of Coffee”]
Buddy (Will Ferrell): You did it! Congratulations! World's best cup of coffee! Great job, everybody! It's great to be here.
9. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003):
Iggy Pop: Cigarettes and coffee, man, that's a combination.
8. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003):
GZA (of the Wu-Tang Clan): Want some tea?
RZA (also of the Wu): Yeah, splash me.
GZA: It's all herbals, man. No caffeine.
RZA: That's what I'm talking about. No caffeine. Caffeine is ridiculous right now, man.
GZA: Tell me about it.
RZA: Caffeine leads to depression, makes you all irritable, have your heart beating fast. Faster heart rate, you know what I mean? And worse than anything, you drink that coffee, it gives you the shits, you know what I mean? So I try to stay away from that.
GZA: I'm off that shit, anyway.
RZA: Crisp and clean. No caffeine.
7. Johnny Guitar (1954):
Johnny (Sterling Hayden): There's only two things in this world that a real man needs: a cup of coffee and a good smoke.
6. Casablanca (1942):
Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman): Thank you for your coffee, monsieur. I shall miss that when I leave Casablanca.
5. Best in Show (2000):
Meg Swan (Parker Posey): We met at Starbucks. Not at the same Starbucks, but we saw each other at different Starbucks across the street from each other.
4. You've Got Mail (1998):
Joe Fox (Tom Hanks): The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, et cetera. So people who don't know what the hell they're doing, or who on earth they are, can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.
3. Good Morning Vietnam (1987):
Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams): Picture a man going on a journey beyond sight and sound. He's left Crete. He's entered the demilitarized zone. All right. Hey, what is this “demilitarized zone”? What do they mean, “police action”? Sounds like a couple of cops in Brooklyn going, “You know, she looks pretty to me.” Hey, whatever it is, I like it because it gets you on your toes better than a strong cup of cappuccino.
2. The Usual Suspects (1995):
Verbal (Kevin Spacey): Back when I was picking beans in Guatemala, we used to make fresh coffee — right off the trees, I mean. That was good. This is shit. But, hey, I'm in a police station.
1. Airplane! (1980):
Young Boy with Coffee: Excuse me, I happened to be passing, and I thought you might like some coffee.
Little Girl: Oh, that's very nice of you, thank you.
Little Girl: Oh, won't you sit down?
Young Boy with Coffee: Thank you.
Young Boy with Coffee: Cream?
Little Girl: No, thank you, I take it black…like my men.
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