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Cafe Quotes


"Paris is the cafe of Europe." - Ferdinando Galiani

"Paris is the cafe of Europe..." - Ferdinando Galiani

"I'll spend my mornings at the sunshine cafe." - Pete Townshend

"Every village in Africa now has a cyber cafe." - Patrick Chappatte

"CAFE is like trying to cure obesity by requiring clothing manufacturers to make smaller sizes." - Bob Lutz

"The owner of a local cannabis cafe told reporters George Clooney was no stranger there." - George Clooney

"Las Vegas: It was not cafe society, it was Nescafe society" - Noel Coward

"I'd much rather hang out in a cafe. That's where things are really happening." - Joe Sacco

"Cooking for six people every day is like having a cafe." - Linda Mccartney

"I did sketch comedy with a troupe at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe." - Selenis Leyva

"When I'm gone, you'll be sitting in a cafe and say, "Do you remember Agnes?"" - Agnes Denes

"If we believe [Obama] to be a good man who would never kill noncombatants in a cafe in Houston, sitting out in a sidewalk cafe, smoking - oh, that's right you're not allowed to smoke cigarettes anymore." - Rand Paul

"In a Cafe" I watched a man in a cafe fold a slice of bread as if he were folding a birth certificate or looking at the photograph of a dead lover." - Richard Brautigan

"The problem with growing up in a cafe was the cafe never closed, my parents worked every day of the year from morning to night. So it was a big menagerie of kids, business and cooking!" - Anthony Minghella

"All romantics meet the same fate some day. Drunk and cynical and boring someone in some dark cafe." - Joni Mitchell

"Never mind the track. The track is for punks. We are Road People. We are Cafe Racers." - Hunter S Thompson

"There's definitely a melancholic ingredient in Cafe Tacvba concerts in the United States versus in other places." - Ruben Isaac Albarran Ortega

"I went to a cafe that advertised breakfast anytime, so I ordered French Toast during the Rennaisance." - Steven Wright

"This part's true. A group of men are trying to get an enormous number of potatoes into a cafe." - Daniel Handler

"In the cafe bathroom drinking free tap water Thinking; "Damn, I should've been a better father to my daughter"" - Slug

"My perfect morning is spent drinking coffee, eating porridge and reading the paper at a local cafe." - Anton Du Beke

"The cafe was called Tattoos. The fella who owned it didn't have any tattoos... but we never saw his wife." - Karl Pilkington

"I'm happy to just sit in a cafe and watch people. It's my favorite thing to do, for sure." - Zoe Kravitz

"Of course I have played outdoor games. I once played dominoes in an open air cafe in Paris." - Oscar Wilde

"Everyone would have bigger and safer cars if they didn't have those CAFE standards: corporate average fuel economy." - Grover Norquist

"CAFE standards have little impact on greenhouse gas emissions, and the environmental benefits of increasing CAFE standards are frequently overstated. Their impact on human health is more certain: CAFE standards have resulted in tens of thousands of deaths since their adoption." - Amy Ridenour

"Cafe society is as old as the hills. Starbucks and its imitators are the coffee face of the new man in a hurry." - Ian Anderson

"Day after day, night after night, my life at home is far from bright, but even home has more variety, than I can find in cafe society." - Franklin P. Adams

"I want to go to culinary school because I love cooking. One day I'd love to open up a restaurant or cafe." - Mary-Kate Olsen

"I've given up wanting to make a killing or be a bigshot. I just want to find happiness and maybe open up a little roadside cafe in Idaho." - Douglas Coupland

"I can remember sittin in a cafe when I first started in rodeo, and waitin until somebody got done so I could finish what they left." - Chris Ledoux

"Filmmaking is to me very similar to being in a cafe somewhere in Paris and looking at the people walking by." - Claire Denis

"The mass believes that it has the right to impose and to give force of law to notions born in the cafe." - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

"There is indeed, perhaps, no better way to hold communion with the sea than sitting in the sun on the veranda of a fishermen's cafe" - Joseph Beach

"I always scout locations first. The apartments, the railway tracks, the cafe, the canal - I figure out the geography of the film." - Claire Denis

"The last time I saw Paris, her heart was warm and gay, I heard the laughter of her heart in every street cafe." - Oscar Hammerstein Ii

"I want to go to culinary school because I love cooking. One day I'd love to open up a restaurant or cafe" - Mary-Kate Olsen

"Looking hard for a drive in, searching for a corner cafe, where the hamburgers sizzle on an open grill night and day," - Chuck Berry

"There is indeed, perhaps, no better way to hold communion with the sea than sitting in the sun on the veranda of a fishermen's cafe." - Joseph W. Beach

"I like listening to classic rock. I know that all Cafe Tacvba members have different influences and sometimes they show and other times they don't." - Joselo Rangel

"The last time I saw Paris, her heart was warm and gay, I heard the laughter of her heart in every street cafe." - Oscar Hammerstein

"The cafe windows wrapped all the way around the observation floor, which gave us a beautiful panoramic view of the skeleton army that had come to kill us." - Rick Riordan

"I was born and I live in a small village, where the centre of life is the square, and the small bar/cafe." - Diego Della Valle

"I can remember sittin' in a cafe when I first started in rodeo, and waitin' until somebody got done so I could finish what they left." - Chris Ledoux

"I considered myself very lucky after 'Baghdad Cafe,' and I have 'The Shield.' In every genre, I've kicked butt at some point. I'm real happy." - C C H Pounder

"And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss." - J K Rowling

"I'm never bored, never ever bored. If I've got a day off I'll sit in a cafe and watch and observe. I'm a great observer." - David Suchet

"If you can't sit in a cafe quietly and be ignored, how can you observe human nature and write a story?" - Evangeline Lilly

"I don't want to be famous. I like to be able to sit in a cafe and watch the world go by and observe people." - Sophia Myles

"I want to go to culinary school because I love cooking. One day I'd love to open up a restaurant or cafe." - Marykate Olsen

"One of my regrets would be that I will never again have the pleasure of sneaking into a cafe, any cafe I like, sitting down and diving into my world and no one knowing what I am doing and no one bothering about me and being totally anonymous, that was fantastic" - J K Rowling

"If the weather is too cold or rainy, I take shelter in the Regence Cafe, where I entertain myself by watching chess being played. Paris is the world center, and this cafe is the Paris centre for the finest skill at this game." - Denis Diderot

"Cafe Gratitude offers an experience that expands what is possible for all people-a great recipe for business. I've watched Cafe Gratitude grow and have experienced both the flavors of their food and their commitment to providing a sacred experience for their customers." - Chip Conley

"I've always enjoyed being in the background, sitting in a cafe, watching people. But now, when I sit in a cafe, sometimes people watch me. It's a challenge. But it's usually people who want to say 'your book transformed my life', or something... so then I'm joyful. One moment before, I didn't want them to recognise me, but when they do, I'm glad." - Eckhart Tolle

"When I was home, traditionally since I was young, I'd write in cafes. That was the romantic notion in 1963. Cafe atmospheres back then were different. The cafe life really stemmed from the Parisians' idea of it, with poets struggling over their poems and drinking coffee. No music, no sounds, maybe a little jazz, or soul, but mostly nothing. Now you go into a cafe and the music is really loud, people are having business meetings, they are on their cellphones. It changes from generation to generation." - Patti Smith

"When cafe life thrives, talk is a shared limberness of the mind that improves appetite for conversation: an adequate sentence maker is then made good, a good one excellent, an excellent one extraordinary." - Vivian Gornick

"The old fellow who was cadging drinks from me the other night at the Cafe Royal told me he had known Julian Bern's people in the old days at Rome." - Robert Briffault

"I remember that - you know, I didnt receive a formal education. I was educated in the Montevideo cafe, in the cafes of Montevideo. There, I received my first lessons in the art of telling stories, storytelling." - Eduardo Galeano

"You've only got to walk into a pub or a cafe or anything and you'll find people talking about topics they're very unhappy with. You feel as though things are being eroded and people don't know where they belong anymore." - Sean Bean

"When I sit in Paris in a cafe, surrounded by people, I don't sit casually - I go over a certain sonata in my head and discover new things all the time." - Arthur Rubinstein

"In the uncertain ebb and flow of time and emotions, much of one's life history is etched in the senses. And things of no particular importance, or irreplaceable things, can suddenly resurface in a cafe one winter night." - Banana Yoshimoto

"It was both comforting and terrifying to go in to audition for 'The Girl in the Cafe,' as I'd worked with everyone in the room on 'State Of Play." - Kelly Macdonald

"I can't stand to hear my own voice. If one of my songs comes on in a cafe, I'll run out right away and come back with the police." - Charli Xcx

"As never before, he understood the vitality of tradition, the dignity of the worship of what had existed before one's own self had come into being. There was no shame in awe; there was exaltation. ("Cafe Endless: Spring Rain")" - Nancy Holder

"In the uncertain ebb and flow of time and emotions, much of one's life history is etched in the senses. And things of no particular importance, or irreplaceable things, can suddenly resurface in a cafe one winter night." - Banana Yoshimoto

"It's a small town; everybody eats in the same cafe; everybody gets their hair cut in the same barber shop. That kind of community building, I think, begins to bridge those gaps." - Joe Thompson

"I had a lot of jobs in New York. I worked in a cafe and I did bike delivery and I was a mover. And I babysat, which was really cool in some cases and really insane in others." - Kevin Morby

"Jumping off that cliff in Jamaica.It was years ago. It was at this place called Rick's Cafe. Actually, it was two cliffs. They were pretty high, probably a good 40- 50-foot jump into the ocean. That was crazy." - Queen Latifah

"Earlier this week - this is crazy - the country's first marijuana cafe opened up, which not only sells medical marijuana, but also has a restaurant where customers can eat. In a related story, the recession is over." - Conan O'Brien

"When you go on a stage - or even in a cafe or a room - and you play it's all happening right then and there: the exchange, the art, the communication. Performance is in the moment." - Gail Ann Dorsey

"Or me lying in the... Let me tell ya... Lying in bed the next day, she brought me cafe au lait, she gives me a cigarette. My balls feel like concrete. Eh?" - David Mamet

"The great and terrible step was taken. What else could you expect from a girl so expectant? 'Sex,' said Frank Harris, 'is the gateway to life.' So I went through the gateway in an upper room in the Cafe Royal." - Enid Bagnold

"because wherever I sat-on the deck of a ship or at a street cafe in Paris or Bangkok-I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air." - Sylvia Plath

"Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anyplace' One grand boulevard with trees with one grand cafe in sun with strong black coffee in very small cups. One not necessarily very beautiful man or woman who loves you. One fine day." - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"I couldn't help but think, This car is taking me to a mental hospital and my mother is treating it like open-mic night at a Greenwich Village cafe." - Augusten Burroughs

"But one of the most fantastic things about Ireland and Dublin is that the pubs are like Paris and the cafe culture. And Dublin, in many ways, is a pub culture." - Hugh Dancy

"It was both comforting and terrifying to go in to audition for 'The Girl in the Cafe,' as I'd worked with everyone in the room on 'State Of Play.'" - Kelly Macdonald

"Cafe De Flore speaks of love, its joys, its pains and its dramas - to love and to lose. This story upset me, I was upside-down, in the depths of myself." - Vanessa Paradis

"He was going to live in New York, and be known at every restaurant and cafe, wearing a dress suit from early evening to early morning, sleeping away the dull hours of the forenoon." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"But we must take other steps, such as increasing conservation, developing an ethanol industry, and increasing CAFE standards if we are to make our country safer by cutting our reliance on foreign oil." - Jim Costa

"My favourite restaurant is the Thai Corner Cafe on St Paul's Road. We go there all the time. I shouldn't really mention it - I don't want it to be chock-a-block." - Alan Davies

"Strangely enough, the first character in Fried Green Tomatoes was the cafe, and the town. I think a place can be as much a character in a novel as the people." - Fannie Flagg

"You get to where you kind of like it, and It's a habit That's hard to break. I still find myself sittin' in a cafe, like a pizza parlor." - Chris Ledoux

"The thing about Paris, it's a great city for wandering around and buying shoes and nursing a cafe au lait for hours on end and pretending you're Baudelaire. But it's not a city where you can work." - Malcolm Mclaren

"Weird people follow you in the streets, you can't sit alone in a restaurant or a cafe and read a book in peace, and I think everybody values those moments of being alone." - Winona Ryder

"You used to have to own a radio tower or television tower or printing press. Now all you have to have is access to an Internet cafe or a public library, and you can put your thoughts out in public." - Clay Shirky

"The European style of living is seductive: fewer hours worked, more hours at the cafe, less concern over self-betterment. But that style of living does not produce a purposeful life." - Ben Shapiro

"The most amazing thing is when you find yourself watching someone in the cafe or something doing something weird. It's amazing what people do, isn't it, when you just look at them, when you take the time to look." - Ben Whishaw

"I remember that - you know, I didn't receive a formal education. I was educated in the Montevideo cafe, in the cafes of Montevideo. There, I received my first lessons in the art of telling stories, storytelling." - Eduardo Galeano

"I think it's important to have flexibility to work wherever is best for you. I actually encourage people to work at the cafe - or from home or wherever works best for them." - Anne Wojcicki

"I think meditation is great, I really believe that at some point you need to just sit with a cup of tea in a cafe and just stare at the sky and be grateful." - Jeremy Vine

"It was a pleasant cafe, warm and clean and friendly, and I hung up my old water-proof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a cafe au lait. The waiter brought it and I took out a notebook from the pocket of the coat and a pencil and started to write." - Ernest Hemingway

"Coffee in Brazil is always made fresh and, except at breakfast time, drunk jet black from demitasses first filled almost to the brim with the characteristic moist, soft coffee sugar of the country, which melts five times as fast as our hard granulated. For breakfast larger cups are used, and they're more than half filled with cream. This cafe con leite doesn't re-quire so much sugar as cafe preto-black coffee." - Bob Brown

"Meanwhile it's got stormy, the tattered fog even thicker, chasing across my path. Three people are sitting in a glassy tourist cafe between clouds and clouds, protected by glass from all sides. Since I don't see any waiters, it crosses my mind that corpses have been sitting there for weeks, statuesque. All this time the cafe has been unattended, for sure. Just how long have they been sitting here, petrified like this?" - Werner Herzog

"My parents had a sidewalk cafe: every Sunday there was an accordion player and apparently I went through the motions, squeezing a shoebox. One of the regulars in 'the cafe said to my father: "I think you should get your son an accordion-that's what he's trying to do, with that shoebox." So they got me a little cardboard diatonic accordion-I still have it. I started to play the National Anthem, and things like that. It seems I was musically gifted-but my parents just never pushed in that direction." - Toots Thielemans

"I am one of those who like to stay late at the cafe," the older waiter said. "With all those who do not want to go to bed. With all those who need a light for the night." "I want to go home and into bed." "We are of two different kinds," the older waiter said. He was now dressed to go home. "It is not only a question of youth and confidence although those things are very beautiful. Each night. I am reluctant to close up because there may be someone who needs the cafe." - Ernest Hemingway

"When I had a few francs, I spent them at a cafe on the Place de Longchamps, a block or so from my pension, where I could order a glass of Beaujolais and a plate of string beans in vinaigrette for the equivalent of fifteen cents." - Paula Fox

"I like chance meetings-life is full of them. Everyday, without realizing it, I pass people whom I should know. At this moment, in this cafe, we're sitting next to strangers. Everyone will get up, leave, and go on their own way. And they'll never meet again. And if they do, they won't realize that it's not for the first time." - Krzysztof Kieslowski

"I realized that the only possible response was to go to my wonderful local cafe, Maison Bertaux, check everyone was well, eat a little cake and then make art. To me, making art, and in particular public art, is always an assertion of our humanity and our strength." - Martin Firrell

"I've taken on some of the emotional weight of the stories I've worked on. I was writing about a very difficult time in the life of one of my clients and I burst into tears at a small, crowded cafe. I'm not a crier at all in my own life. Maybe that's why I'm a ghostwriter." - Hilary Liftin

"I dont really have an office or anything, and I like to have to move location every two hours. So I just kind of write in a park, on a bench, in the library, in a cafe, back to the library, that kind of thing." - Steve Toltz

"Percy imagined what that would be like: getting an apartment in this tiny replica of Rome, protected by the legion and Terminus the OCD border god. He imagined holding hands with Annabeth at a cafe. Maybe when they were older, watching their own kid chase seagulls across the forum..." - Rick Riordan

"She was a sweet girl but not really pretty, a rough sketch of a woman with a little of everything in her, one of those silhouettes which artists draw in three strokes on the tablecloth in a cafe after dinner, between a glass of brandy and a cigarette. Nature sometimes turns out creatures like that." - Guy De Maupassant

"A girl came in the cafe and sat by herself at a table near the window. She was very pretty with a face fresh as a newly minted coin if they minted coins in smooth flesh with rain-freshened skin, and her hair black as a crow's wing and cut sharply and diagonally across her cheek." - Ernest Hemingway

"The backstreet cafe in Casablanca was for me a place of mystery, a place with a soul, a place with danger. There was a sense that the safety nets had been cut away, that each citizen walked upon the high wire of this, the real world. I longed not merely to travel through it, but to live in such a city." - Tahir Shah

"I'm not ritualistic about writing. I try to write as often as possible, which means that I have to be able to write in all kinds of situations, whether it's at home on my couch, out at a cafe, or traveling." - Cassandra Clare

"I am a black man Who was born cafe con leche I sneaked into a party, to which I had not been invited. And I got kicked out. They threw me out. When I went back to have fun with the black girls All together they said 'Maelo, go back to your white girls' And they kicked me out. They threw me out." - Ismael Rivera

"Why do I constantly feel as if all of you are speaking a foreign language? What is "grabbing a burger at the Hard Rock" supposed to mean? (Julian) The Hard Rock Cafe is a restaurant. (Grace) You eat at a place that advertises its food is hard as a rock? (Julian)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"We walked at night towards a cafe blooming with Japanese lanterns and I followed your white shoes gleaming like radium in the damp darkness. Rising off the water, lights flickered an invitation far enough away to be interpreted as we liked; to shimmer glamourously behind the silhouette of retrospective good times when we still believed in summer hotels and the philosophies of popular songs." - Zelda Fitzgerald

"Why do I constantly feel as if all of you are speaking a foreign language? What is 'grabbing a burger at the Hard Rock' supposed to mean? (Julian) The Hard Rock Cafe is a restaurant. (Grace) You eat at a place that advertises its food is hard as a rock? (Julian)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"The people at the Cafe Lehmitz had a presence and a sincerity that I myself lacked. It was okay to be desperate, to be tender, to sit all alone or share the company of others. There was a great warmth and tolerance in this destitute setting." - Anders Petersen

"The dream of a writer is to be surprised by his characters. All of a sudden, they are living their own lives; they are not prisoners anymore. . . . Tati taught me how to observe, how to sit in a cafe in Paris and to look at the passersby and to guess what their story is, even a little moment of their story . . .." - Jean-Claude Carriere

"No one is as real to me as people in the novel. It grows like a living thing. When I realize they do not exist except in my mind I have a feeling of sadness, looking around for them, as if the half-empty cafe were a place I had once come to with friends who had all moved away." - Mavis Gallant

"Italians are never punctual; the cafe, the convenient place to wait, absolves them from that. There is no question of hanging about, no looking lost and unwanted or even disreputable, as there is in hotel lobbies or the foyers of restaurants. One just sits and enjoys the scene, and waits." - Shirley Hazzard

"She probably gave up and started playing Minesweeper." [...] We reached the cafe and found Sydney bent over her laptop, with a barely eaten Danish and what was probably her fourth cup of coffee. We slid into seats beside her. "How's it-hey! You ARE playing Minesweeper!" - Richelle Mead

"I was competing in an IPC World Cup race, but the finish area was short and I came across the line with my head down and went straight through the fence. It was only because the Italian team doctor leapt out to grab me that I didn't smash through the cafe window." - Heather Mills

"You never know what you're in for when you take a role. When you're reading the script, you're in some cafe in New York and you're loving life and it sounds great because it's like reading a book. When you step into that book and you actually have to play it out, for real, it's a totally different ball game." - Melissa George

"I have a very personal view of what I want in a cafe. I don't spend a lot of time thinking about what other people want. I have my enthusiasms, and it's exciting to work through them in this medium of coffee bars." - James Freeman

"I daydream a lot - that's how I get my ideas. If I'm sitting in a cafe, I'm not on my phone because I want to hear my mind. I think that those periods of small solitude that we are really losing are so important." - Patti Smith

"Personally, the songs that I've written, when they arrive to the Cafe Tacvba group , they become something more. Some begin to take spiritual aspects, political aspects, aspects that I had not initially put into the song. I think that's something magical that happens in our creations." - Ruben Isaac Albarran Ortega

"We in Cafe Tacvba try different things every time there's an arrangement opportunity with a new song. But I'm not the only one who plays guitar. As Ruben Albarran was saying, exploring distinct paths is a way for us to feel alive, or feel like we're doing something different." - Joselo Rangel

"Cafe Tacvba make the music that naturally comes out of us. Since the beginning we've done what we wanted and people were interested. The public liked it and we were able to grow without any issues from the industry - well, when that record industry existed. I don't know how it went for other bands of the time, but we had that liberty." - Joselo Rangel

"I never listen to any of my music after it comes out, unless I hear it in a cafe or whatever. I'll think, "I forgot how it was so slow or how minimal it felt compared to how it's become live," because you start having a relationship to the songs live. After an album is finished, I really let go." - Yukimi Nagano

"All over Montana, you can walk into a bar, a cafe or even a school or a courthouse and just listen for a while as people talk to each other. And you will hear somebody, before very long, say something outrageously racist." - Brian Schweitzer

"There were a hundred booksellers in the old round city founded by the eighth-century caliph al-Mansur. The cafe and wine-drinking culture of Baghdad has been famous for centuries; there was a whole school of Iraqi poets who wrote poems about the wine bars of medieval Baghdad - the khamriyaat, or wine songs, that I quote in the book." - Annia Ciezadlo

"With the first kid, you micromanage it, making sure there's no hair out of place when it goes off to school. But by the third kid, it's more like, "Oh, you want to wear a splatter-painted, Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt for seven days in a row and not brush your hair? Go for it. Be who you want to be."" - Annie E. Clark

"The average age in the U.S. is now thirty-three, whereas Mexico gets younger and younger, retreats deeper and deeper into adolescence. Mexico is fifteen. Mexico is wearing a Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt and wandering around Tijuana looking for a job, for a date, for something to put on her face to take care of the acne." - Richard Rodriguez

"Wine is a part of society because it provides a basis not only for a morality but also for an environment; it is an ornament in the slightest ceremonials of French daily life, from the snack to the feast, from the conversation at the local cafe to the speech at a formal dinner." - Roland Barthes

"You know how Mexican restaurants always have "border" in the name: Border Grill, Border Cafe. You wouldn't do that to black people: Kunta's Kitchen or Shackles. They don't do it to white people. You don't see the Honkey Grill, the Cracker Barrel... oh, nevermind." - George Lopez

"He stood at the window of the empty cafe and watched the activites in the square and he said that it was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they'd have no heart to start at all." - Cormac Mccarthy

"There are lots of young vital playwrights who are experimenting, and these are the plays that people who are interested in the theatre should see. They should go off Broadway. They should go to the cafe theatres and see the experiments that are being made." - Edward Albee

"I'm creative in my own life. I'm creative when I step out the door. I'm creative when I pick up a glass. Do you know what I mean? I'm one of those dreadful people who probably should have been born at the end of the 19th century and been in cafe society. That would have suited me fine." - Jaye Davidson

"Australians are coffee snobs. An influx of Italian immigrants after World War II ensured that - we probably had the word 'cappuccino' about 20 years before America. Cafe culture is really big for Aussies. We like to work hard, but we take our leisure time seriously." - Hugh Jackman

"We live in a multi-cultural society far more open to international ideas. If you'd told me 20 years ago I'd drive through Bury and see someone sitting outside a cafe drinking a latte, I'd have laughed. In fact, I wouldn't have even known what a latte was." - Gary Neville

"We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers. They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission. But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a housewife who got on a bus and never returned?" - A B Yehoshua

"I lost in the second round of the French Open and had 10 days off. I went to the Hard Rock Cafe. It was exciting to be away from my parents, to stay in a hotel. Hotels at 17 meant freedom." - Boris Becker

"I'm not crazy about oysters and offal and brains and stuff like that. It's vegetables that I really like. I worked in the River Cafe restaurant when it first opened, and I used to eat the leftover vegetables on the plates. They were so delicious." - Anna Chancellor

"I don't want to be in my car all day. I love getting up in the morning in Venice and walking my dogs down to the cafe to get my tea, and then perhaps going to a bookstore and sitting and reading, then walking to the beach." - Jessica Chastain

"My mum and dad ran a family cafe in Sligo for 35 years and worked long hours. We grew up in a very hard-working family and had a lovely atmosphere, as we lived above the restaurant. It definitely made me want to work hard, whatever I chose to do. As the baby of seven kids, I was definitely a bit spoilt." - Shane Filan

"The feathers have been retired to the London Hard Rock Cafe. I don't obsess about it as much. Also, it's strange - the better physical shape I get in, the less I care about what suit I'm covering myself up in. I'm not really out to flaunt it, but I'm just more comfortable in my own skin." - Brandon Flowers

"In Israel, there's a lot to learn from anyone, because to live there you've got to deal with the truth. Things happen real fast. Your day goes from cool to catastrophic in one second. Israelis know that the cafe you're in could blow up, or the shopping mall, and they rock that." - Henry Rollins

"'The Night Cafe' and 'The Starry Night' still emit such pathos, density, and intensity that they send shivers down the spine. Whether Van Gogh thought in color or felt with his intellect, the radical color, dynamic distortion, heart, soul, and part-by-part structure in these paintings make him a bridge to a new vision and the vision itself." - Jerry Saltz

"Sloanes aren't cafe society or NYLON hedge-funders with million-pound bonuses, or London Eurotrash wearing upgraded style anglais. Ann Barr's and my original picture of them in 'The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook,' published in 1982, was of an upper-middle-class world, conservative and fairly homogeneous, united by old attitudes and institutions." - Peter York

"As a form of escapism, yearning for the 20th century is understandable, but in practice it would be horrible - sort of like going on a holiday promising yourself you could go without the Internet, only to crumble and walk in a daze to the local Internet cafe to gorge on connectivity." - Douglas Coupland

"A number of us had conversations with the Kerry campaign about what he was going to say about CAFE. What he told us was that he did not want to sacrifice jobs and that he wanted to work with the auto industry to achieve that goal." - Jennifer Granholm

"When I was younger, I used to do that a lot: I would hear a part of a song that would really relax me and then put it on repeat. That would send me to sleep. It was quite obvious classical music, people like Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel." - King Krule

"From my first days in Washington D.C., where I rolled a whole four downtown blocks without seeing a single shop, cafe, bar or restaurant I could not access, to the beautifully accessible buses in New York City, I was in heaven." - Stella Young

"As I sat at the Cafe I said to myself, They may talk as they please about what they call pelf, They may sneer as they like about eating and drinking, But help it I cannot, I cannot help thinking How pleasant it is to have money, heigh-ho! How pleasant it is to have money!" - Arthur Hugh Clough

"'Bagdad Cafe' was a film that changed many, many people's lives... how they saw themselves and how they looked at their life situation. I thought I made a little movie. All the mail that I get is about how it changed lives, and that's wonderful." - C C H Pounder

"My father was king of the guidebooks and our holidays were always planned, taking us from a great gallery to an ace cafe to a beautiful view. And as an actor, I loathe improvisation because there's no structure and no one knows what's going on." - Olivia Williams



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