A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 14, 2020
“If beer is liquid courage, then coffee must be liquid motivation”

Alcohol has frequently been called “liquid courage.” “If alcohol is liquid courage, is caffeine liquid anxiety?” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on August 9, 2017.

“If Alcohol is ‘Liquid Courage’ is coffee then ‘Liquid Motivation?’” was posted on Twitter by Caleb Eubanks on December 12, 2008. “If alcohol is liquid courage, then coffee must be liquid motivation.  #itssadhowoftenitweetaboutcoffee” was posted on Twitter by Angela Vaccari on April 20, 2011. “If beer is liquid courage, then coffee must be liquid motivation” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on August 15, 2020.

“If beer is liquid courage is coffee liquid initiative?” was posted on Twitter by Tim on April 9, 2009. “If booze is liquid courage, then Coffee is liquid initiative” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on October 30, 2019.

“If alcohol is liquid courage then coffee is liquid productivity!” was posted on Twitter by Nathan on May 13, 2010. “If alcohol is liquid courage, then coffee is liquid productivity. #iloveyoustarbucks” was posted on Twitter by αΙεx on May 22, 2012.

“If alcohol is liquid courage, coffee is liquid enthusiasm” was posted on Twitter by Alvin Soon on November 25, 2010. “if alcohol is liquid courage then coffee is liquid enthusiasm” was posted on Twitter by JJH. on December 5, 2019.

“RT ‘If alcohol is liquid courage, coffee is liquid optimism.’ @ktal90” was posted on Twitter by Mika Jain on May 15, 2013. “If alcohol is liquid courage then coffee is liquid optimism” was posted on Twitter by Jill Kaasteen on May 18, 2020.


Urban Dictionary
liquid courage
Any alcoholic beverage that turns a person mean, brave or excited.
Named for the instant burst of courage (and often stupidity) that comes from drinking it.
Before I stomp a mudhole in this dude’s ass, I’m gonna need some liquid courage.
by Denis Baldwin February 03, 2004

Twitter
Tanya WEAR A MASK Tarr
@nerdette
if guinness is liquid courage, coffee is liquid strength? what’s espresso?
11:34 AM · Jul 30, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Caleb Eubanks
@2caleb
If Alcohol is “Liquid Courage” is coffee then “Liquid Motivation?”
11:49 AM · Dec 12, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
liz_nicole
@liz_nicole
Replying to @jmoriarty
@jmoriarty if alcohol is liquid courage, coffee is liquid intelligence
10:21 AM · Jan 4, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Caleb Eubanks
@2caleb
Replying to @JasonCoffee
@CoffeeCupNews If Alcohol is “Liquid Courage” is Coffee then “Liquid Motivation?” #ccn
1:02 PM · Jan 7, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jay
@SludgeCentral
Replying to @elmofromok
@elmofromok I’m not as productive w/o caffeine. I’m pretty sure if alcohol is liquid courage, coffee & energy drinks = liquid motivation
11:02 AM · Feb 4, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Tim
@tmoizelvis
if beer is liquid courage is coffee liquid initiative?
5:21 PM · Apr 9, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Nathan
@z0x1c
If alcohol is liquid courage then coffee is liquid productivity!
1:09 PM · May 13, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Eric Fulwiler
@EFulwiler
If alcohol is liquid courage, coffee is liquid creativity. (@ Starbucks) http://4sq.com/2TObLP
3:13 PM · Sep 10, 2010·Foursquare

Twitter
Alvin Soon
@alvinsoon
If alcohol is liquid courage, coffee is liquid enthusiasm.
9:53 PM · Nov 25, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jesse Belle-Jones
@JesseBJones
Replying to @twistedmonk
@twistedmonk If booze is liquid courage, coffee is liquid ambition.  I’m right in that boat with ya, mister.
2:46 PM · Nov 30, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Angela Vaccari
@Vaccariam
If alcohol is liquid courage, then coffee must be liquid motivation.  #itssadhowoftenitweetaboutcoffee
3:53 PM · Apr 20, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jennifer L Chou
@JenniferLChou
If alcohol is liquid courage, does that make coffee liquid motivation? (@ Dunn Bros Coffee - Savage) http://4sq.com/l4d0mP
5:12 PM · May 17, 2011·Foursquare

Twitter
Monstrosity Deluxe
@XoaGray
This, very much.
RT @KG924: Alcohol is liquid courage.
Coffee is liquid enthusiasm.
12:49 PM · Jul 5, 2011·Seesmic

Twitter
αΙεx
@TheMaskofZaro
If alcohol is liquid courage, then coffee is liquid productivity. #iloveyoustarbucks
4:49 PM · May 22, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Mika Jain
@mika_jain
RT “If alcohol is liquid courage, coffee is liquid optimism.”
@ktal90
10:55 AM · May 15, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Gabby
@GELee_
Coffee is liquid optimism. Tea is liquid wisdom. Whiskey is liquid courage.
Luckily, I like all three.
1:52 AM · Nov 30, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Flex 🕹✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
@DesignerFlex
If alcohol is liquid courage then coffee is liquid productivity. #coffee #goodmorning
11:24 AM · Jun 21, 2016 from Wisconsin, USA·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—AskReddit
Posted by u/sammypotato123 May 16, 2017
If alcohol is liquid courage, coffee is liquid what?
COMMENTS
lasercabbage
Energy
CampusTour
Coffee is liquid “meeting the minimum standard for a functional member of society”
Christovsky84
Survival. I can’t function without caffeine. It’s the most socially acceptable addiction.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/allpowerfulsharkgod August 9, 2017
If alcohol is liquid courage, is caffeine liquid anxiety?
COMMENTS
[deleted]
Liquid motivation

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/suprisingly_cynical July 27, 2018
If Alcohol Is Liquid Courage, Then Coffee Is Liquid Life

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Bradboy102 July 29, 2019
If Alcohol is liquid courage, Coffee is liquid borrowed time.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/dictionenvy October 30, 2019
If booze is liquid courage, then Coffee is liquid initiative.

Twitter
JJH.
@JasonHayman
if alcohol is liquid courage then coffee is liquid enthusiasm
10:39 PM · Dec 5, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Ignoble Savage
@drayzze
If whiskey is liquid courage
That must make coffee liquid tolerance
9:25 AM · Jan 7, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Jill Kaasteen
@jill9109
If alcohol is liquid courage then coffee is liquid optimism
1:51 PM · May 18, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/ZacharyL182 August 15, 2020
If beer is liquid courage then coffee must be liquid motivation.

Posted by Barry Popik
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