Starbucks Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Starbucks Quotes from Alvin Leung, Cory Monteith, Howard Schultz, Anna Wintour, Rusev. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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People keep saying I’m westernizing Chinese food. No I’m not. McDonald’s, KFC, Starbucks, have done it big time, way before me.
Alvin Leung
If people are taking pictures of me at Starbucks, it’s not the end of the world. It’s cool, it’s fun, it’s exciting.
Cory Monteith
People around the world, they want the authentic Starbucks experience.
Howard Schultz
Things change. You walk on the street and get a Starbucks, and things have changed by the time you come back to the office.
Anna Wintour
I wake up, and the first thing is to find a Starbucks so I can get a coffee. After that, I have a breakfast and head into the gym.
Certainly the caffeine in coffee, whether it’s Starbucks or generic coffee, is somewhat of a stimulant. But if you drink it in moderation, which I think four or five cups a day is, you’re fine.
Howard Schultz
The response to the Starbucks brand has been phenomenal in our international markets.
Howard Schultz
We sell tea in Starbucks, but I think the experience is very different. I think coffee is something that is quick – it’s transactional. I think tea is more Zen-like. It requires a different environment.
Howard Schultz
Do I take criticism of Starbucks personally? Of course I do.
Howard Schultz
I like to stay hydrated with water throughout the day and snack on apples, but my guilty pleasure would definitely be a caramel macchiato from Starbucks!
Janel Parrish
Starbucks is spreading like a cancer.
Rupert Everett
Starbucks goes to a great effort, and pays twice as much for its coffee as its competitors do, and is very careful to help coffee producers in developing countries grow coffee without pesticides and in ways that preserve forest structure.
Jared Diamond
Post-9/11, we saw an immediate uptick in the amount of people in our stores, all over the country. People wanted that human connection. We are not going to fracture the Starbucks experience.
Howard Schultz
When I still lived in Manhattan, people-watching was my hobby, and I spent many Sunday afternoons eating up the scene from a window seat at a Starbucks on Broadway.
Susan Orlean
Politics now is rather like going into Starbucks for a coffee.
Rory Bremner
I’m not a Starbucks guy. I’m a Dunkin Donuts guy, but I like to pay for the coffee of the other folks behind me in line. It typically costs me less than $10, and makes the other people feel good, but more importantly, it makes me feel so good, and random acts of kindness change the world one person at a time.
Robert Kraft
It used to be you could just write vaguely conservative things while running a Starbucks – now, you can’t.
Ben Domenech
Our history is based on extending the brand to categories within the guardrails of Starbucks.
Howard Schultz
I think people will walk into the Starbucks store and overnight recognize the significant difference between what Starbucks represents day-in and day-out and all the other coffee companies that have been serving coffee in India for so many years.
Howard Schultz
You can shoot a film in New York without seeing the Empire State Building. Or Starbucks… although the latter is much less realistic.
Kenneth Lonergan
Los Angeles fashion is the Starbucks of the modeling world.
Janice Dickinson
In many places where coffee is grown, deforestation is a major issue. With Starbucks’ position in the marketplace and the respect and relationships we have, we can – and have, in some cases – been able to educate and influence people.
Howard Schultz
I’m so spoiled – I must have a Starbucks vanilla latte every day.
Katie Holmes
Starbucks was founded around the experience and the environment of their stores. Starbucks was about a space with comfortable chairs, lots of power outlets, tables and desks at which we could work and the option to spend as much time in their stores as we wanted without any pressure to buy. The coffee was incidental.
Simon Sinek
I always start my day with a red-eye misto – two shots, extra hot, extra foam – from Starbucks.
Mika Brzezinski
Life is the same. It would be the same thing if I were still working at Starbucks, having to deal with a manager, and a shift manager. This is a job.
Azealia Banks
I never really had a job, because I’ve been cycling from such a young age: there was never really a time to have a job. My mum went into Starbucks once and asked if they had a job for me, and they offered me one – but I never took it up because I couldn’t fit the job in with school and cycling.
Laura Trott
I got to do something I never do, which is go to Starbucks and read ‘The New York Times’ until 7 a.m. I took my daughter to school on the East Side, which was a lot of fun. And I admit I played Call of Duty, one of those war video games.
Joe Scarborough
I get recognized so much. It happens mostly when I’m in Starbucks.
Katee Sackhoff
Starbucks is the last public space with chairs. It’s a shower for homeless people. And it’s a place you can write all day. The baristas don’t glare at you. They don’t even look at you.
Mike Birbiglia
Buying coffee on the street instead of in a Starbucks is the poor man’s way to get rich. In other words, you will never get rich by scratching out ten cents from your dollar.
James Altucher
I’d go to Starbucks and order a frappuccino and blueberry muffin and that was me for the day. Not only would I beat myself up internally if I consumed anything else, I’d be in a foul mood if we were working somewhere there was no Starbucks. It was an obsession – and a deeply unhealthy one.
Tom Fletcher
The act of being nice to somebody at Starbucks is actually a huge thing. It’s a real change you can effect in somebody’s life every day.
Daveed Diggs
Speaking of trust, ever since I wrote this book, ‘Liespotting,’ no one wants to meet me in person anymore – no, no, no, no, no. They say, ‘It’s okay. We’ll email you.’ I can’t even get a coffee date at Starbucks. My husband’s like, ‘Honey, deception? Maybe you could have focused on cooking. How about French cooking?’
Pamela Meyer
During my breakdown, many things, tiny things I had not even registered before, had begun to torment me with guilt. I used to steal Splenda from Starbucks. I would go into a Starbucks whenever I needed the sweetener and would take a fistful of packets, even when I didn’t buy a coffee.
Akhil Sharma
If Vancouver did not succeed as Starbucks from ’87 on, our entire international business, which is now thousands of stores and a significant amount of growth and profit, may not have existed.
Howard Schultz
We woke up one day, and all the sudden Starbucks was in the middle of this political crossfire between the people who want to bring a gun into Starbucks and the people who want to prevent it. It is a very difficult, fragile situation.
Howard Schultz
I want to change the color of Starbucks from green to red. Whose job was it to say, ‘This is going to be green?’ I want that to be my job.
Theophilus London
Starbucks is in my blood. It is such a part of me that letting it unravel simply was not an option.
Howard Schultz
In all honesty, Hilary Clinton can’t fill a Starbucks even if they offered free ventis.
Michael Cohen
I could’ve just walked away but I never could have forgiven myself to allow Starbucks to drift into mediocrity or not be relevant. I just couldn’t be a bystander.
Howard Schultz
When it comes to Starbucks, I take every threat very personally.
Howard Schultz
California, in a sense, is almost Starbucks’ largest country, with almost 3,000 stores.
Howard Schultz
I have at least four Starbucks drinks a day.
Frankie Grande
There were definitely a few ways I could have gone after ‘Totally Biased’ ended. One of those was getting a job at Starbucks.
W. Kamau Bell
I used to work in Starbucks.
Benjamin Bratt
All the airports kind of feel and look the same now. Some are more beautiful, some are less beautiful, but for the most part you’re going to find a Starbucks in every airport. You’re going to get your coffee and the ‘USA Today’ or ‘New York Times’ in every airport.
Jason Reitman
I worked at Starbucks when I was 16… It was all right.
Adam Lambert
My son is trying to be a sports writer, and my daughter is a college student. She wants to be a comedy writer, and she’s at film school. I discouraged both of them early on from getting involved in Starbucks. I didn’t think it would be fair; plus, they didn’t have any interest anyway.
Howard Schultz
For Starbucks, there will be no shortage of the highest-quality arabica beans. I suspect that for some others there could potentially be a problem, not in the near term, but over time.
Howard Schultz
I don’t actually like coffee. But I’m addicted to Starbucks.
Mike D’Antoni
Writing with kids is an adventure. It seems like someone always has the flu or pink-eye. I mean, you don’t even have to be in direct contact with anyone to get pink-eye. But for parents who write, flexibility becomes essential, and as long as I have a pad of paper and a pen, I can write anywhere. Starbucks is fine.
Claire Messud
When we began Starbucks, what I wanted to try to do was to create a set of values, guiding principles, and culture.
Howard Schultz
Now it’s like, I’ll go to Starbucks, or I’ll go to the mall or anywhere, and lots of people will recognize me, and I’m like, ‘Oh, wow, this is actually a thing now; this is happening.’ It can get a little bit crazy at times, but I love meeting people, and people shouldn’t feel scared to come up to me and say ‘Hi.’
Sadie Sink
I noticed that I got a better space in the line in Starbucks when I had my tattoo. People associate tattoos with a certain edge. Then I open my mouth, and something completely different comes out.
Wentworth Miller
In my ideal world there would be 99% unemployment for actors, and I would be the 1% that’s employed. I hear about somebody getting a job at Starbucks and I get jealous.
Hamish Linklater
Starbucks has changed the rules of engagement for the music industry.
Howard Schultz
Karma is experience, and experience creates memory, and memory creates imagination and desire, and desire creates karma again. If I buy a cup of coffee, that’s karma. I now have that memory that might give me the potential desire for having cappuccino, and I walk into Starbucks, and there’s karma all over again.
Deepak Chopra
Finding a store that sells synthetic hair in Kigali is easier than locating a Starbucks in New York City without Google Maps.
Elaine Welteroth
I wrote all four of my books at Starbucks.
Rainbow Rowell
If you had a Starbucks that never sold coffee, you wouldn’t keep the site open. It’s not that we’re abandoning sites, but we’re saying, ‘Let’s go where there’s HIV, focus our resources there.’
Deborah Birx
I tried to help a shirtless man who was being arrested in Starbucks. He obviously wasn’t right in the head, but the police thought I was trying to make things worse.
Emma Healey
We think of Starbucks not as a coffee company but a media company.
Howard Schultz
I love Starbucks. Maybe that’s a bit sad. But I definitely need my caffeine. It’s what gets me out of bed in the morning.
Nikki Sixx
On the broad spectrum of solitude, I lean toward the extreme end: I work alone, as well as live alone, so I can pass an entire day without uttering so much as a hello to another human being. Sometimes a day’s conversation consists of only five words, uttered at the local Starbucks: ‘Large coffee with milk, please.’
Caroline Knapp
Starbucks has a role and a meaningful relationship with people that is not only about the coffee.
Howard Schultz
Brands like Starbucks came along and talked about their brand as itself being a community, the idea that Starbucks is what they like to call a ‘third place,’ which is not their idea; it’s the idea of basic citizenry needing a place that is not work, that is not home, where citizens gather.
Naomi Klein
The Starbucks customer and the Teavana customer are two very different customers, two different need states that are highly complimentary.
Howard Schultz
Why are Washington and Oregon the home turf of every violent Left-wing radical? It seems to be a never-ending cycle of radical Lefties burning down Starbucks and moderate lefties upset they can’t get their lattes.
Milo Yiannopoulos
People refuse to believe that I’ve never been to Starbucks or Disneyland.
Edward Ruscha
One day I was in Starbucks going through one of my books on accounting, and this beautiful young woman came up to me and said, ‘My accounting book is different from yours.’ Her name was Joyce, she had a background in finance and administration and ran a surgery center. Within a short time, we were married.
David Schweikert
There’s this myth that has been exacerbated by others that Starbucks means a $4 cup of coffee, which is not true.
Howard Schultz
Starbucks is not an advertiser; people think we are a great marketing company, but in fact we spend very little money on marketing and more money on training our people than advertising.
Howard Schultz
To get the opportunities I’ve gotten has been insane. But also interesting. With the Starbucks commercial, I found it fascinating that once it was on the Internet, tons of people, especially gay people, were like, ‘Why did they choose drag queens to showcase our community?’
Bianca Del Rio
I’ll be in, like, Starbucks or something and I’ll say my order and someone will snap their head around and go, ‘Whaat, Alaska?! Hieeee!’ I find it nice because I can be alone in a strange city where I don’t know where I am, and then if a fan runs into me I feel like I am among friends and family.
I do have an office where about 70 percent of my writing gets done, but sometimes it does get a bit stir-crazy to be cooped up in there, so I’ll grab my laptop and write somewhere else: another room in the house, out on the patio, or even Heaven-forbid, a trip to Starbucks. But I also write on the road.
James Rollins
Do you ever sit in Starbucks and watch people go by? Everyone has energy around them, and you can tell what kind of person they are just by the way they walk and talk.
Eline Powell
My favorite Starbucks is nice – Omaha Starbucks stores tend to be friendlier than big-city ones, and the baristas are especially lovely at mine – but it’s still a Starbucks.
Rainbow Rowell
Ask any worker at Starbucks, Cosi, McDonald’s or Walmart, ‘How many jobs do you have?’ and likely he or she will tell you: ‘Two.’ I know colleagues who’ve had breakfast at one store, and gone to lunch in another, only to find the same person waiting on them.
Donna Brazile
I’ve always thought legal addictions are a great way to create a business. Starbucks is a wonderful example.
Nolan Bushnell
I see a cute guy in Starbucks and I’m like… ‘Oh, okay,’ and I walk out. But who knows? Maybe I will ask somebody on a date soon!
Shay Mitchell
There is something romantic about the world being a diverse place, where every place has a Starbucks and Denny’s.
Tom Green
Starbucks did this magical thing where it took a product that people didn’t really care that much about and made it this treat. It makes you feel better about your day and gives you a chance to reflect, makes you feel a little special.
Aileen Lee
I do have a touch of OCD, and I used to obsess about research. But I’m better than I was. Gone are the days when I would drive to a set of traffic lights to find out if you could turn left. I finally realised it didn’t matter. A book will not stand or fall on whether or not there’s a branch of Starbucks in Brixton.
Mark Billingham
Before it became a ubiquitous part of urban life, Starbucks was, in most American cities, a radically new idea.
Virginia Postrel
Think of everything in Seattle – Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks. Then you go down to Silicon Valley – Intel, Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter. What does New York produce?
Nicolas Berggruen
A pink sneaker is like walking down the street at five miles per hour with a Starbucks in your hand. Nobody is getting in your way.
Hari Nef
The Starbucks brand has shifted over time from being a specialty brand to being more of a mass brand. There is a gap at the top of the market.
John Quelch