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Sen Rikyu Quotes and Sayings

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Tea is nought but this: first you heat the water,
then you make the tea.
Then you drink it properly.
That is all you need to know.
- Sen Rikyu

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

I wish you a tea and jammies kind of day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

 

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea;
but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
- Abraham Lincoln

I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China.
- Rob Lowe

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Architecture is basically a container of something.
I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup,
but the tea.
- Yoshio Taniguchi

Where there's tea there's hope.
- Arthur W. Pinero

They pay little attention to what we say and prefer to read tea leaves.
- Nikita Khrushchev

Part of why the Tea Party so deeply threatened the
elite media is the tea party looked around and suddenly realized,
there are more of us than there are of them.
- Newt Gingrich

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

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the
hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
- Henry James

I've never cooked.
I can't do much more in the kitchen than make a cup of tea and some toast.
- Ethel Merman

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

One billion people in 175 countries will mark Earth Day.
That puts tea parties in perspective,
doesn't it?
- Greg Dworkin

I can drink tea until the cows come home and I love
the atmosphere in tea-shops.
- Zola Budd

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

Let's just say, the American school of suburban angst is not my cup of tea.
- Katherine Dunn

Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes,
tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts.
- John Stuart Blackie

There is no struggle, rift, fight between those who
claim the banner of the tea party and those who are in the Republican Party.
We work together.
- Michael Steele

That's one of the things about the Tea Party people.
They think corporations have too much influence in
American life and they do.
- Howard Dean

Picture you upon my knee, just tea two and two for tea.
- Irving Caesar

It has been rumoured that I was the brains of the robbery,
but that was totally incorrect.
I've been described as the tea boy, which is also incorrect.
- Ronald Biggs

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

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

Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men.
It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out.
It's a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
- Ty Cobb

When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for,
when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over.
- Audrey Hepburn

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

It became extremely important that we go and see the
four heads of the governments,
and the message was delivered, with the tea packets,
to all these heads.
- Satish Kumar

The Republican Party would be really smart to absorb
as much of the Tea Party movement as possible.
- Sarah Palin

Oh, my friends, be warned by me, That breakfast,
dinner, lunch and tea, Are all human frame requires.
- Hilaire Belloc

It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants,
from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
- Agnes Repplier

Under certain circumstances there are few hours in
life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the
ceremony known as afternoon tea.
- Henry James

American-style iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot,
sunny day.
It's never really caught on in the UK,
probably because the last time we had a hot,
sunny day was back in 1957.
- Tom Holt

I think everyday people on the street who have never
been affiliated with the tea party movement are alarmed
with the spending and the debt that we have.
- Kristi Noem

I dare not drink before a gig because I'll get tired and blow it.
So I have to sit drinking tea in a caravan.
- John Bonham

I have a message from the Tea Party,
a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words.
We've come to take our government back.
- Rand Paul

I would make tea for Joni Mitchell or clean her car,
anything to be in the studio and watch her work.
- Sheena Easton

My family said that I wanted to act even when I was
a child living on a tea plantation in the jungle in India.
- Julie Christie

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
- Henry Fielding

In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea.
- John Osborne

I was often very, incredibly naughty,
and if I didn't come home at tea time I used to be
sent to bed without any dinner.
But people used to bring me things: I was better fed in bed.
- Diane Cilento

Does anybody think these people were just sitting around drinking tea?
- Condoleezza Rice

Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse
in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite
beverage of the intellectual.
- Thomas de Quincey

Our trouble is that we drink too much tea.
I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient,
which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.
- J. B. Priestley

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

I got nasty habits; I take tea at three.
- Mick Jagger

They played Boston.
They played at the Boston Tea Party and through an
amazing chain of events I got to hang out with them
backstage even though I was underage.
- Jonathan Richman

The tea baggers.
The one thing they hate is when you call them racist.
The other thing they hate is black people.
But they won't say it.
- Bill Maher

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

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
- C. S. Lewis

I think that, you know, when we start talking about the Tea Party,
people want to marginalize that into some kind of organization or party,
but it really isn't.
- Sharron Angle

Really it's hard to know where the Republican Party
ends and the Tea Party begins.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

You know, the men go to tea houses with the expectation
that they will have a nice quiet evening and not read
about it the next morning in the newspaper.
- Arthur Golden

I have to wake up and drink chamomile tea to slow down.
- Janice Dickinson

Old maids sweeten their tea with scandal.
- Josh Billings

The scattered tea goes with the leaves and every day a sunset dies.
- William Faulkner

When I was in college, I spent a summer working in London.
I'd enjoyed tea before that, but then I got actual,
really good tea there and never looked back.
- Sarah Zettel

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

Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade,
And keeps that palace of the soul serene.
- Edmund Waller

Tea-shops were to become my favourite haunts in England.
- Zola Budd

China traditionally has been a tea-drinking country
but we turned them into coffee drinkers.
- Howard Schultz

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

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

A reporter discovers, in the course of many years of
interviewing celebrities,
that most actors are more attractive behind a spotlight than over a spot of tea.
- Phyllis Battelle

From tea parties to the election in Massachusetts,
we are witnessing the single greatest political pushback in American history.
- Marco Rubio

They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal,
according to their ancient custom.
- William Congreve

Make no mistake about it.
These are not 'kookie' birds.
Right now the greatest player, the big tent on the
political scene in America,
is called the Tea Party movement.
- Dick Armey

When one kicks over a tea table and smashes everything but the sugar bowl,
one may as well pick that up and drop it on the bricks,
don't you think?
- Margery Allingham

There's a lot of things we can do to balance out what
Obama's done and going forward show the American people
the Republican Party can govern.
I want a coalition of tea party people,
independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way
to move this country forward before we become Greece.
- Lindsey Graham


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