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Love and apples

Love doesn’t grow on trees like apples in Eden – it’s something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too. (Joyce Cary)

One-sided love has no meaning. Love is made of two pieces, of two equal parts that we put together to form a whole, a round ball, an apple. (Jean-Paul Filion)

Even I, a peasant, know something about this love. When I divide an apple in two, I think that the two halves want to come together, which doesn’t stop me from cutting them into several quarters. (Avraham Yehoshua)

Love that draws comparisons is like an apple that already has a worm inside. (Wilhelm Vogel)

Catherine and I went behind, into the orchard; we bit into the same apples and the same pears; we were the happiest in the world. (Erckmann-Chatrian)

A man should say nice things to a woman, this is required by courtesy, and sometimes by the heart… But the vows you make on the night of love lose their power in the morning. Violating them is a forgivable sin… After all, it was a woman who seduced us with an apple! (Lion Feuchtwanger)

Beneath the apple blossoms
I go a wintry way,
For love that smiled in April
Is false to me in May. (Sara Teasdale)

I know everything – don’t contradict me!
Sighted again – no longer a mistress!
Where Love retreats,
Death the gardener approaches.
It’s like shaking a tree! –
In time, the ripe apple falls…
– For everything, forgive me for everything,
my dear, what I did to you! (Marina Tsvetaeva)

An apple was not always an apple,
first there was a true flower,
before that there was a frothy flower shadow,
before that there was a spring dream in the world,
and first there was pure love. (Tadeusz Borowski)

People and apples

People are like apples in the supermarket. Everyone has some quirks. (Wolfgang J. Reus)

Everybody’s twelve years old in an apple orchard. (Rachael Ray)

It’s like apples: there are early people and late people. (Billy)

It’s unsettling to meet people who don’t eat apples. (Aimee Bender)

Culture is just a thin apple peel over the hot chaos. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Apples are first ripe and then become rotten, people are first rotten and then do not become ripe. (Manfred Hinrich)

The soul is not an apple: you cannot split it. (Ivan Turgenev)

How it all nourishes, lulls me, in the way most needed; the open air, the rye-fields, the apple orchards. (Walt Whitman)

If the whirlwind throws pears and apples to the ground, everyone rushes to fill their pockets with them. (Cristoforo Poggiali)

We are anxious, like chilly finches,
We don’t have the strength to live confidently:
The worm of doubt lived, apparently, in the apple
that Adam once bitten. (Igor Guberman)

Women and apples

Woman is at once apple and serpent. (Heinrich Heine)

A real apple is more beautiful than a painted one, and a live woman is more beautiful than a Venus of stone. (Leopold von Sacher-Masoch)

Why aren’t you an apple, with your skin all shiny and crunchy? I would like you an apple, real, simple, spontaneous, relaxing. (Lucio Battisti)

At forty, the woman and especially the one who has tasted the poisoned apple of passion, experiences solemn fear. (Honoré de Balzac)

In Hollywood, the women are all peaches. It makes one long for an apple occasionally. (W. Somerset Maugham)

If a woman loves a boor, then he is certainly an unrecognized genius, a chosen soul, etc., so that because of this natural tendency to squint, they see neither the true when they meet him, nor the beautiful where it is. Their common disease is to demand oranges from the apple tree. (Gustave Flaubert)

Girls are like apples…the best ones are at the top of the trees. The boys don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples that are on the ground that aren’t as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think there is something wrong with them, when, in reality, they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right boy to come along, the one who’s brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree. (Pete Wentz)

You were looking for a flower
and found an apple.
You were looking for a spring,
but you found the sea.
You were looking for a woman –
And you found a soul. (E. Södergran)

Pears and apples

A pear is a failed apple. (George Carlin)

What do pears and apples have in common? If they are lazy they will fall out of the tree. (Jo Dantes)

Pears are a less poetic but more aristocratic fruit than apples…. Therefore, children dream of apples, while lawyers, elderly judges and respected council members are connoisseurs of pears. (Henry David Thoreau)

Pear and apple and honey for dessert. (Peña Bergenstein)

Medley is the art of adding apples to pears… (Arnold Schoenberg)

I’m not trying to be a different weight. I want to be a different body type so that I’m not an apple. I just want to be a pear! (Octavia Spencer)

But it was only June and, except for the harvest pears which ripen in August, we still had to wait a long time before simultaneously enjoying the apples from the orchard and the desired revenge. (Louis Pergaud)

And the apple tree made apples, and the pear tree ten meters away made pears. Quite normal, people said. But I couldn’t believe my eyes. What they took from the same soil, the same air, the same sun and the same rain, one tree made pears and the other, ten meters away, made apples. I had never seen such a miracle. (Phil Bosmans)

Quotes about pears

Apple pie

Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness. (Jane Austen)

Good weather is absolutely enough for happiness, but in bad weather you can, for example, bake an apple pie. And no additional meaning is required. As in childhood. (Max Frei)

My favorite pudding is good old English apple pie. (Jeremy Bulloch)

I’m as American as apple pie. (Paul Mooney)

I consider myself a patriot, but not for the traditional reasons. I’m just really passionate about apple pie. (Dov Davidoff)

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. (Carl Sagan)

Thy breath is like the steame of apple-pyes. (Robert Greene)

Adultery is like apple pie: it’s better when you do it at home… (Maurice Martin)

Gardening and apples

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. (Martin Luther)

You wait a whole year for a grain of wheat to become an ear, and how much patience it takes to pick apples from a tree you have planted. (Francis de Sales)

I grafted the apple trees to obtain several varieties of knife apples. (Michel Debatisse)

The apple was the first fruit of the world according to Genesis, but it was no Cox’s Orange Pippin. God gave the crab apple and left the rest to man. (Jane Grigson)

Nobody is going to invest a fortune into good orchard land, all the farming equipment necessary, the fertilizer, the seedlings, the nonstop Herculean work effort needed to grow apples, then bring them to the fruit stand for people to take home for free. (Ted Nugent)

Quotes about gardening

Harvest and apples

Autumn is the bite of the harvest apple. (Christina Petrowsky)

Apples taste sweetest when they’re going. (Seneca the Younger)

For I have had too much Of apple-picking:I am overtired Of the great harvest I myself desired. (Robert Frost)

I had only caught a glimpse of him, perched on an apple tree from which he was picking apples (André Gide)

The wind is blowing, the apple trees are quickly losing their leaves…
Look, there, at the top of one, an apple is on fire!
The harvest time has passed, but it remains,
although it glows in the sun with such a ripe color. (Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska)

Quotes about harvest

Newton and apples

Millions saw the apple fall but Newton was the one who asked why. (Bernard Baruch)

If the apple hit Newton’s nose, Newton’s nose hit the apple. (Gilbert K. Chesterton)

How many apples fell on Newton’s head before he took the hint! Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint. (Robert Frost)

Genius idea: putting Newton’s apple in Pascal’s wheelbarrow. (Roland Bacri)

And make us as Newton was, who in his garden watching The apple falling towards England, became aware Between himself and her of an eternal tie. (W.H. Auden)

Apple a day

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. (Benjamin Franklin)

An apple a day, if well aimed, keeps the doctor away. (P.G. Wodehouse)

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, as long as you aim well. (Winston Churchill)

The doctor’s wife ate two apples a day, just to be safe. But her husband kept coming home. (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)

If you eat an apple every day, then you eat an apple every day. This is a good recipe for eating apples. (Helge Schneider)

Writers and apples

Words, particularly in a play, should have the texture of a crisp, autumn apple. (John Millington Synge)

Poetry is an apple and it’s always September on the orchards of the word: tight sun, juice of the earth, flavor of childhood. In the happiness of the words love, I eat you. (John Joubert)

A real writer learns from earlier writers the way a boy learns from an apple orchard — by stealing what he has a taste for, and can carry off. (Archibald MacLeish)

The need to make money from writing always leads, in the long run, to shaking unripe apples from the tree because one simply cannot wait for them to ripen. But unfortunately it’s different with writing than with fruit: it doesn’t ripen during shipment. (Adolf Spemann)

Cider and apples

The tarter the apple, the tastier the cider. (Beverly Lewis)

How far-sighted nature is! She grows apples in Normandy knowing that the natives of this province only drink cider. (Henry Monnier)

For something warm, try adding cinnamon sticks and nutmeg to apple cider simmering on the stove. You’ll get the added benefit of making your home smell amazing. (Clinton Kelly)

The heat of autumn
is different from the heat of summer.
One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider. (Jane Hirshfield)

Apple blossom

What if you have seen it before, ten thousand times over? An apple tree in full blossom is like a message, sent fresh from heaven to earth, of purity and beauty. (Henry Ward Beecher)

The flowers of the apple are perhaps the most beautiful of any tree’s, so copious and so delicious to both sight and scent. (Henry David Thoreau)

The apple blossom exists to create fruit; when that comes, the petal falls. (Kabir)

It’s a fine land, the west land, for hearts as tired as mine, Apple orchards blossom there, and the air’s like wine. (John Masefield)

Quotes about bloom

Orchard and apple trees

In the heart of every apple is an entire orchard waiting only to be planted. (Thorstan Osborne)

Then, having skirted a field of oats, spangled with cornflowers and poppies, we arrived at an orchard where cows, in brindle coats, were sleeping, reclining in the shade of the apple trees. (Octave Mirbeau)

Yesterday I staked off the ground on the hill for an orchard. I want to get 1000 apple trees agrowing. (Ezra Cornell)

Some understand a compromise as an exchange in which they want an orchard for an apple. (Theo Waigel)

Quotes about orchard

Apples features

The apple is a fleshy fruit with 5 cartilaginous cells, coming from the 5 carpels of the floral pistil and containing the seeds, old fertilized ovules and future seeds. (Delahaye Thierry, Vin Pascal)

There is nothing in the world more peaceful than apple – leaves with an early moon. (Alice Meynell)

Oh! happy are the apples when the south winds blow. (William Wallace Harney)

Why does an apple only
have a head? (Tomasz Jastrun)

Oranges and apples

It’s like comparing apples and oranges; they’re both delicious. (Cyd Charisse)

It’s always the plums who compare apples to oranges. (Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger)

You can’t compare an apple to an orange. It will cause a lot of self-esteem issues. (Craig Sheffer)

Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different. (Stephen King)

Quotes about oranges

Art and apples

Art is Eve giving the young artist an apple. Whoever tastes this apple loses the paradise of his peace of mind and contentment; Success is to blame for this – this insinuating snake. (Anton Rubinstein)

If apple is the language of the future, then art must be the core. (Elliot W. Eisner)

Surrealism has been the apple of fire on the tree of syntax. (Octavio Paz)

I produce music as an apple tree produces apples. (Camille Saint-Saens)

Marriage and apples

Who would think of buying an orchard when they have an appetite for an apple? Yet many do just that when they marry. (Maurice Chevalier)

A girl in search of a husband should squeeze apple seeds between her fingers: if any struck the ceiling, she was sure to be happy in her quest, for apples were the fruit of love. (David Guterson)

It is comparing apples and oranges to refer to the love that the Savior expressed for all mankind, for every person, for every man and woman and child, with the doctrine related to marriage. (Lance B. Wickman)

Health and apples

Eating apples is good on so many levels. There’s fiber in the skin that’s really good for you. It helps with digestion and helps you absorb all the nutrients of everything you’ve eaten that day. Apples are a really good thing. (Rebecca Romijn)

Whether organic is really that good for us remains to be seen. Even the organic apple that Eve picked resulted in her expulsion from paradise. (Sonja M. Grass)

A lot of fruit is unhealthy, we all chew it, What suffering an apple’s worth of food does to us. (Friedrich von Logau)

Nature and apple trees

Landscape lay bathed in golden sunshine, the wheatfields ripe for the sickle, and the apple orchards rich in their promise of fruit. (Lord Frederic Hamilton)

The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down. (Helen Hunt Jackson)

The grim frost is at hand, when apples will fall thick, almost thunderous, on the hardened earth. (D.H. Lawrence)

Quotes about nature

Men and apples

Men are like apples, when you pile them up, they rot. (Mirabeau)

The test of a man is: does he bear apples? Does he bear fruit? (Abraham Maslow)

The sweeter the apple, the blacker the core. Scratch a lover and find a foe! (Dorothy Parker)

You already liked apples
before you lost paradise.
So I’m glad
that my garden also has them. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Freedom and apples

Freedom is like a big, juicy red apple: it’s much better when you bite into it. (Lisa Carducci)

Sin was not born when Eve picked the apple. Rather, a great virtue called disobedience was born on this day. (Oriana Fallaci)

The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less. (Arthur Miller)

Quotes about freedom

Eve and Adam and apple

Adam did not want the apple for the apple’s sake; he wanted it because it was forbidden. (Mark Twain)

Eva only ate the apple because she finally wanted some clothes. (Douglas Jerrold)

Satan gives Adam an apple, and takes away paradise. Therefore in all temptations consider not what he offers, but what we shall lose. (Richard Sibbes)

Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple, woman’s punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffer the consequences when it disagrees with him. (Helen Rowland)

Attitude to apples

I like apples, pears, oranges, pineapples, and peaches. (Theodore Roosevelt)

I actually study boxing – my dad was a Golden Gloves champion so I learned how to fight at a very young age. (Lana Parrilla)

You say: Fruit no longer appeals to me. Oh, let’s take a look! You certainly don’t have the tooth to chew apples anymore. (Friedrich Rückert)

Thoughts and apples

If amazement is the flower – the apple is knowledge. (Denis Herger)

Thoughts are apples on the tree, intended for no one in particular, and yet they ultimately belong to the one who takes them. (Hugo von Hofmannsthal)

Man is a plant that bears thoughts, as a rosebush bears roses and an apple tree bears apples. (Antoine Fabre d’Olivet)

Paradise and apples

Without the apple, no one would talk about paradise. (Torsten Marold)

You will not find the lost paradise until those times, until an apple is enough for your happiness. (Jean François Paul de Gondi)

A plate of apples, an open fire, and a jolly good book are a fair substitute for heaven. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Christianity and apple

The basis of Christianity is an apple. (Gustave Flaubert)

The God of Christians is a father who values his apples extremely and his children very little. (Denis Diderot)

The Fall of Man – Do you know the reason why Adam bit the apple? To do theology a favor. (Ludwig Feuerbach)

Cezanne and apples

With an apple I will astonish Paris. (Paul Cezanne)

Newton’s apple and Cezanne’s apple are discoveries more closely related than they seem. (Arthur Koestler)

The nourishment of Cezanne’s awkward apples is in the tenderness and alertness they awaken inside us. (Jane Hirshfield)

Sleep and apples

I’m going to lie down in the meadow, under an apple tree with hard green apples. I can sleep below them, I can contemplate them without fear, and even without the apprehension of having to invent, when one falls, the laws of the world. (Jean Giraudoux)

Oh, apple, apple,
Apple full of sleep,
Oh, wherever you look – an apple,
Apple there and here,
Oh, wherever you look – an apple,
Apple full of sleep,
Apple there and here. (Tadeusz Urgacz)

Autumn and apples

Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple. (J.K. Rowling)

I am walking along the golden ribbon of fallen leaves –
it is the ripening noon of an autumn day.
I hear some late apples falling from the tree –
the sad cry of joy must have startled my mouth!… (Marie Under)

Quotes about autumn

Death and apples

I’m not a woman, but when I mention summer, I feel sad. My son once said at my father’s funeral: “I now understand what death is. An apple fell and rotted, and then a new apple will sprout in this place.” So will I really not sprout somewhere someday? (Emir Kusturica)

I want to fall asleep in the sleep of autumn apples
and escape the bustle of cemeteries.
I want to fall asleep with the sleep of that child
who kept dreaming of throwing his heart into the sea. (Federico García Lorca)

Painting and apples

What is between the apple and the plate is also painted. And my goodness, it seems to me as difficult to paint the in-between as the thing. (Georges Braque)

The limit of stupidity is to draw an apple as it is. Just draw a worm, tormented by love, and a dancing lobster with castanets, and let elephants flutter over the apple, and you will see for yourself that the apple is superfluous here. (Salvador Dalí)

Smell and apples

Come clean with a child heart Laugh as peaches in the summer wind Let rain on a house roof be a song Let the writing on your face be a smell of apple orchards on late June. (Carl Sandburg)

The smell of Antonov apples disappears from the landowners’ estates. These days were so recent, and yet it seems to me that almost a whole century has passed since then. (Ivan Bunin)

Life and apples

If you never tasted a bad apple, you would not appreciate a good apple. You have to experience life to understand life. (Leon Brown)

You can’t sow an apple seed and expect to get an avocado tree. The consequences of your life are sown in what you do and how you behave. (Tom Shadyac)

Hunger and apples

If you’re not hungry enough to eat an apple, you’re not hungry. (Michael Pollan)

So if you’re rooting around for something to eat, grab an apple while you’re looking, and usually by the time you’re finished eating it, your hunger will have been sidelined; it’s crowding out at its best! (Kathy Freston)

Poison and apples

The moral of Snow White is never eat apples. (Daniel Handler)

Well, René, your valet, cannot prepare for them scented apples like those you sent to Jeanne d’Albret, two hours before her death? (Alexandre Dumas père)

Flowers and apples

Each apple is a flower that has known love. (Felix Leclerc)

The dahlias are no longer in stem, and frost has withered the chrysanthemums, but the air smells divine, like old leaves and wet bark, and ripe apples. (Lisa Kleypas)

Quotes about flowers

Food and apples

I eat apples whole, seeds and all… yes, like a horse. (Trevor Donovan)

Apples, grapes… any kind of fruit gives me the energy I need to get through my busy day. (Kristin Chenoweth)

Roses and apples

One can write poetry about roses, One has to bite the apples. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Believe it or not, apples (genus Malus) are related to roses. (Andy Hamilton)

Quotes about roses

Fruits and apples

Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits. (Henry David Thoreau)

An apple is an excellent thing – until you have tried a peach. (George du Maurier)

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