Starbucks Quotes

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Dave Barry
“It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.”
Dave Barry

Maggie Stiefvater
“I guess I make things that need energy stronger. I'm like a walking battery."
"You're the table everyone wants at Starbucks," Gansey mused as he began to walk again.
Blue blinked. "What?"
Over his shoulder, Gansey said, "Next to the wall plug.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Chris Kyle
“The joke was that President Bush only declared war when Starbucks was hit. You can mess with the U.N. all you want, but when you start interfering with the right to get caffeinated, someone has to pay.”
Chris Kyle, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

Henry Rollins
“In my world there would be as many public libraries as there are Starbucks.”
Henry Rollins

Andy Carrington
“Can’t take no pride in that flagpole

and you can stick your fucking STARBUCKS
up your tight middle-
Andy Carrington

Magnus Flyte
“Isn’t it funny that only twenty years ago, they were down there cowering in terror that we trigger-happy, decadent, capitalist Americans would go nuclear on them any minute? Little did they know our secret weapon was Starbucks.”
Magnus Flyte, City of Dark Magic

Ryan Lilly
“I like to go to Starbucks and watch the intellectuals. I observe them and their intellectualness. They in turn observe me drinking coffee and being a creeper.”
Ryan Lilly, Write like no one is reading

Virna DePaul
“Whoever had opened that first Starbucks in Seattle should be shot.”
Virna DePaul, Shades of Desire

Sophie Kinsella
“She says screens are the cigarettes of our age. They're toxic, and we're only going to realize the damage they're doing when it's too late.”
Sophie Kinsella, Finding Audrey

“Pretty quickly, I stopped seeing the company as an engine of community. Instead, I saw it as a mythmaker offering only an illusion of belonging and meeting its customers' desire for connections in form, maybe, but surely not in substance. Once I came to this conclusion, I started to dig deeper into the company's other promises--great working conditions, musical discovery, fair treatment of farmer, and concern for the environment. Every time I went excavating, the stories turned out to be more complex, more heavily edited, and more ambiguous than I had first thought. Each time, it became clear that Starbucks fulfilled its many promises only in the thinnest, most transitory of ways and that people's desires went largely unfulfilled.”
Bryant Simon, Everything but the Coffee: Learning about America from Starbucks

“Starbucks and their ilk are for meeting with people you don't care to meet with and finishing term papers.”
Lauren Leto, Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere

Paula Heller Garland
“Enjoy the music in your earbuds in your own head. Dancing and singing because you enjoy the tune so much you can't contain yourself doesn't amuse others in Starbucks.”
Paula Heller Garland

Sophie Kinsella
“You can't even communicate in English. Real life is not a series of levels.”
Sophie Kinsella, Finding Audrey

Rainbow Rowell
“What's wrong with Starbucks?" - Levi Stewart”
Rainbow Rowell

Lauren Myracle
“She informed me that in the future, I was not to throw out Starbucks customers just for being heartless bitches.”
Lauren Myracle

Reid Hoffman
“They scribbled observations in notebooks.”
Reid Hoffman, The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

David Chiles
“Google chrome is not safe. The browser is prone to hacks at Starbucks.”
David Chiles

Reid Hoffman
“Pixar started as a company that sold a special computer for doing digital animation; it took a while till they got into the moviemaking business. Similarly, Starbucks originally sold only coffee beans and coffee equipment; they hadn't planned to sell coffee by the cup.”
Reid Hoffman Ben Casnocha, The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

Tina Fey
“That's the kind of trouble you get when diverse groups of people actually cross paths with one another. That's why many of the worst things in the world happen in and around Starbucks bathrooms.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

Lauren Myracle
“She informed me that in the future, I was not to throw out Starbucks customers for being heartless bitches.' - The Patron Saint of Pigs (Let it Snow, 3) by Lauren Myracle”
Lauren Myracle, The Patron Saint of Pigs

“Consumerism, the new black. I want my burger my way. Shaken not stirred. Sauce on the side and rare but not rare rare. Venti, two-pump, sugar-free vanilla, non-fat, two Splenda, extra-hot, extra-whip, extra-mocha Mocha and can you put the Splenda in before you pour the milk? (See, this is where it gets positively delicious!) Under the auspices of that wonderful word Consumerism, not only is this not seen as overly demanding, it’s positively encouraged by everyone.”
Geoffrey Wood

Paul McAuley
“They were sitting outside the big Starbucks that anchored the western end of Pioneer Square. Lisa was drinking iced tea sweetened with half a dozen packets of sugar, Bria a flat white, Pete sprawled under the table with a dish of water. All around, people sat at café tables in the late afternoon sunlight, perched on broad steps that dropped to the well where a gout of water pulsed and plashed. Smart little yellow trams ran along one side of the square, which was bordered by office buildings and the plate-glass windows of high-end shops. A sliver of Earth jammed into this alien world, where a dozen or more Elder Cultures had lived and died out or ascended to some unfathomable stage of consciousness, leaving behind ruins and artefacts, scraps of technology, algorithms and eidolons. A perfectly ordinary scene…”
Paul McAuley, Into Everywhere

Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
“To combat the sin of self-sufficiency, we need a special kind of faith. It's what I call Starbucks Rest Room Faith. Almost every Starbucks store has a sensor that controls the light in the rest room. You can't just flip a switch, and you can't make it go on by just waving your arm inside the door. You have to put your whole body into that dark room and trust that the light will come on as you enter. Faith in God is a lot like that. He doesn't offer a safety net, He doesn't let us hedge our bets, and He doesn't give any guaranteed results ahead of time. We have to be all in before the light comes on.”
Cynthia Ulrich Tobias, A Woman of Strength and Purpose: Directing Your Strong Will to Improve Relationships, Expand Influence, and Honor God

Taylor Clark
“Let us now take a moment to reflect on the plight of the Starbucks barista, that patient indulger of obsessive-compulsive customer requests, that tireless dispenser of forced smiles, that hapless victim of a never-ending parade of indignities. Any brave soul who dons the green apron must endure annoyances that would crush the rest of us - or at least send us into a cup-throwing, syrup-spraying rage.”
Taylor Clark, Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture