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Fruit Quotes

“In an orchard there should be enough [fruit] to eat, enough to lay up, enough to be stolen, and enough to rot upon the ground.”
Samuel Madden, 'Boswell's Life of Johnson' (1783)

 

“Why not go out on a limb? That's were the fruit is.”
Will Rogers (1879-1935)

 

"There is greater relish for the earliest fruit of the season."
Marcus Valerius Martialis, Roman poet (38-103 A.D.)

 

"I love fruit, when it is expensive."
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934)

 

“Avoid fruits and nuts. You are what you eat.”
Jim Davis 'Garfield'

 

“Agitator, n.  A statesman who shakes the fruit trees of his neighbors -- to dislodge the worms.”
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
'The Devil's Dictionary' (1911)

     

    "There was an Old Man who screamed out
    Whenever they knocked him about;
    So they took off his boots,
         and fed him with fruits,
    And continued to knock him about."

    Edward Lear, English artist, writer; known for his 'literary nonsense' & limericks  (1812-1888)

 

“Fruits each in its season, are the cheapest, most elegant and wholesome dessert you can offer your family or friends, at luncheon or tea. Pastry and plum-pudding should be prohibited by law, from the beginning of June until the end of September.”
‘Breakfast, Luncheon and Tea’
Marion Harland [Mary Virginia Terhune] (1875)

 

“I prefer Hostess fruit pies to pop-up toaster tarts because they don't require as much cooking.”
Carrie Snow (comedienne, actress)

 

Watermelon -- it's a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face.”
Enrico Caruso

 

“Give me book, fruit, French wine, and fine weather and a little music out of doors played by someone I do not know.”
John Keats

 

“It is probable that the lemon is the most valuable of all fruit for preserving health.”
Maud Grieve: ‘A Modern Herbal’ (1931)

 

“Except the vine, there is no plant which bears a fruit of as great importance as the olive."
Pliny, Roman naturalist (AD 23-79)

 

“A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.”
P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - )

 

 

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