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)

 

“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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