Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Notable Cocoa Quotes

Cocoa in most internet sites is synonymous with hot chocolate. I found it prompts some derogatory remarks about our favourite drink. The first is at least poetic.
Tea, although an Oriental,
Is a gentleman at least;
Cocoa is a cad and coward,
Cocoa is a vulgar beast.
~ G. K. Chesterton (English born Gabonese Critic, Essayist, Novelist and Poet, 1874-1936)

The second alludes to a poet.

Cocoa? Cocoa! Damn miserable puny stuff, fit for kittens and unwashed boys.
Did Shakespeare drink cocoa?
~ Shirley Jackson (American Writer, 1919-1965)

I suspect Shakespeare did not drink cocoa as I have not found any reference to it in his work. However someone with true genius and talent did like cocoa as evidenced by the following quote.

I'm not very keen on Hollywood. I'd rather have a nice cup of cocoa really.
~ Sir Noel Coward (Playwright, Novelist, Song Writer and Director,


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