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Cherry blossom

What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms. (Kobayashi Issa)

In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger. (Kobayashi Issa)

If there were no cherry blossoms in this world How much more tranquil our hearts would be in spring. (Ariwara no Narihira)

Only in dreams of spring
Shall I ever see again
The flowering of my cherry trees. (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

The cherries’ only fault: the crowds that gather when they bloom. (Saigyō)

Who Cares To Watch Wild Carrot Blossom In Cherry Blossom Time? (Sode Yamaguchi)

The oak tree:
not interested
in cherry blossoms. (Matsuo Basho)

From all these trees, in the salads, the soup, everywhere, cherry blossoms fall. (Matsuo Basho)

It may just be because I get homesick, but I have concluded Washington’s cherry blossoms are just plain overrated. (Newt Gingrich)

I’ve seen spring come to the orchard every year as far back as I can remember and I’ve never grown tired of it. Oh, the wonder of it! The outrageous beauty! God didn’t have to give us cherry blossoms you know. He didn’t have to make apple trees and peach trees burst into flower and fragrance. But God just loves to splurge. He gives us all this magnificence and then, if that isn’t enough, He provides fruit from such extravagance. (Lynn Austin)

Along the wide curving moat surrounding the palace, rows of cherry trees announced the end of their seasonal beauty. Some of the trees were weeping: blossoms in white and palest pink, ponderous with decreptitude, eddying on the brown water, stirred by the paddling of ducks. (John Burnham Schwartz)

Quotes about bloom

Women and cherries

For me, an ideal woman is the one who continues to buy her earrings from the cherry seller. (Patrick Sébastien)

It would be lovely to sleep in a wild cherry-tree all white with bloom in the moonshine. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

I never see that prettiest thing- A cherry bough gone white with Spring- But what I think, «How gay ‘twould be To hang me from a flowering tree.» (Dorothy Parker)

Girls are called “cherries” because they are sweet but have a hard core. (Michael Richter)

Also God knows what appetite I had for you. I would have swallowed you like a cherry, if you hadn’t had a cock. (Juliette Drouet)

The man for me is the cherry on the pie. But I’m the pie and my pie is good all by itself. Even if I don’t have a cherry. (Halle Berry)

Then she made up her mind to have some cherries, which she “did not like,” then some plums, then some little cakes. Then she said, “I have had enough,” and sat back in her corner. (Guy de Maupassant)

But no spectacle of effort could be more astonishing than that offered by Mother Cloutet, pushing a car loaded with fifty kilos of cherries up the Ménilmontant hill. (Léon Frapié)

Cherry pie

Here’s an idea: Let’s get over ourselves, buy a cherry pie, and go fall in love with life. (Tom Robbins)

I say violence is necessary. It is as American as cherry pie. (H. Rap Brown)

A cherry pie is… ephemeral. From the moment it emerges from the oven it begins a steep decline: from too hot to edible to cold to stale to mouldy, and finally to a post-pie state where only history can tell you that it was once considered food. The pie is a parable of human life. (Nick Harkaway)

The latter was a huge cherry pie, and before the girls were through with it there was not enough left to color a robin’s egg. (Laura Lee Hope)

«Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Can she bake a cherry pie, charming Billy?
She can bake a cherry pie quick as a cat can wink its eye,
She’s a young thing and can’t leave her mother.» (Melville Davisson Post)

People and cherries

If only spring came. In my heart already Blooms the cherry tree. (Takarai Kikaku)

What can we retain from friable matter? Nothing, except beauty. So the cherry blossoms and the chrysanthemums and the full moon should be enough for us. (Czeslaw Milosz)

So we grew together like to a double cherry, seeming parted, but yet an union in partition, two lovely berries molded on one stem. (William Shakespeare)

There is money to be made in the market place, but under the cherry tree there is rest. (Ruskin Bond)

Well, the cherry bends with blossom and the vivid grass is springing, And the star-like lily nestles in the green; And the frogs their joys are singing, and my heart in tune is ringing, And it doesn’t matter what I might have been.(Robert W Service)

Garden and cherries

Only the garden not only did not decay, but grew, grew together and was now all in bloom; from behind the fence, cherry, apple and plum trees in bloom were visible like white clouds. (Leo Tolstoy)

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. (Joseph Addison)

Only cherries, plums and some varieties of apple trees were blooming, but the entire garden was buried in smoke, and only near the nurseries Kovrin breathed deeply. (Anton Chekhov)

But the crowning glory in the near landscape were the fruit trees. The cherry boughs grew white every day, and were closely followed by the plum and pear and the pink-hued peach blossoms. (Edward Payson Roe)

We sat in the garden, in the shade of cherry trees, richly decorated with amethyst beads of berries. (Maxim Gorky)

Garden quotes

Love and cherries

Life is a cherry — Death is a stone — Love is a cherry tree. (Jacques Prevert)

Love is an ice cream sundae, with all the marvelous coverings. Sex is the cherry on top. (Jimmy Dean)

I will bring you flowers from the mountains, bluebells, dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses. I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees. (Pablo Neruda)

Love then unstinted love did sip,
And cherries pluck’d fresh from the lip,
On cheeks and roses free he fed;
Lasses, like Autumne plums, did drop,
And lads indifferently did drop
A flower and a maiden-head. (Richard Lovelace)

Japan and cherry

If I were asked to explain the Japanese spirit, I would say it is wild cherry blossoms glowing in the morning sun! (Motoori Norinaga)

The breathtaking sight of the cherry trees blooming in Japan has inspired princes, poets, artists and ordinary people for over 1000 years. (Ann McClellan)

The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. (Homaro Cantu)

Celebrating the advent of cherry blossoms is a religious custom of Japan… In a general sense, flowers and trees figure largely in the life of the Japanese nation, which suggests the deep-rooted growth Shintoism has taken. (Samuel Murray)

Life and cherries

Between our two lives there is also the life of the cherry blossom. (Matsuo Basho)

Life is not a bowl full of cherries, there’s good and bad stuff. (Fuzzy Zoeller)

Life is just a bowl of cherries, don’t take it serious, its mysterious. Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live and laugh and laugh at love, love a laugh, laugh and love. (Bob Fosse)

If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits? (Erma Bombeck)

George Washington and cherry tree

I cannot tell a lie. I cut down the cherry tree. (George Washington)

There’s a natural tendency to sanitize and polish any historical icon whether it be George Washington chopping down the cherry tree or Martin Luther King saying, «I have a dream.» (Taylor Branch)

The crude commercialism of America, its materialising spirit, its indifference to the poetical side of things, and its lack of imagination and of high unattainable ideals, are entirely due to that country having adopted for its national hero a man who, according to his own confession, was incapable of telling a lie, and it is not too much to say that the story of George Washington and the cherry-tree has done more harm, and in a shorter space of time, than any other moral tale in the whole of literature. (Oscar Wilde)

Health and cherries

If a man is often ill, and having eaten a cherry, he has a cold the next day, we do not fail to tell him, to console him, that it is his fault. (Luc de Clapiers, Marquis of Vauvenargues)

Tart cherries lower the levels of inflammation in the body, which may be particularly useful for those who suffer from gout. They have also been used to improve sleep. (Michael Greger)

I’ll obey them in the winter when the doctors say to me I must give up ham and spinach, and obedient I’ll be. To relieve my indigestion in December they can try, But there’s none of them can stop me when it’s time for cherry pie. (Edgar Guest)

Wine and cherries

Sweet cherry wine, so very fine, take it on down, pass it all around. (Tommy James)

On a moonlit night, after a snowfall, or under cherry blossoms, it adds to our pleasure if, while chatting at our ease, we bring forth the wine cups. (Yoshida Kenko)

To those, and then again to thee,
We’ll drink, my Wickes, until we be
Plump as the cherry,
Though not so fresh, yet full as merry
As the cricket… (Robert Herrick)

Cooking and cherries

Ripe, juicy cherries, pitted and mixed equally with banana cubes, then sweetened, make a dessert my soul loves to. (Martha McCulloch-Williams)

The sour red cherries, or «Morellas,» are the best for preserves. (Florence Kreisler Greenbaum)

I washed and pitted the cherries, and then sliced a stray baguette on the bias. While the slices toasted, I mixed the mascarpone with a bit of honey for sweetness and lemon zest for acidity. Once the slices were hot and crisp, I spooned the mascarpone mixture over the top, added a few leaves of lemon thyme, and topped each one with a heaping spoonful of sliced cherries. (Hillary Manton Lodge)

Cherry features

The cherries, red and black, gleamed like countless eyes among the cool leaves. (Charles Reade)

It seems that all the other cherries, from the slightly acidic yellow-pink of the napoleons to the serene red of the burlats, are only the draft of this perfection so mysterious and sweet: black cherries! (Philippe Delerm)

The cherry is one of the most commonly cultivated of all fruits and the many varieties of its several forms encircle the globe in the North Temperate Zone and are being rapidly disseminated throughout the temperate parts of the Southern Hemisphere. (U.P. Hedrick)

Food and cherries

One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

They had been eating cherries—great, luscious, black cherries with a juice of the color of dark wine. (Jack London)

Each cherry took about three seconds to eat. Three seconds to eat, but at least five years in the making. It seemed unfair to the hard-working cherry tree. (A.J. Jacobs)

Attitude to cherries

There are many Summer ingredients I love: one of my favourite times is when the cherries are ready! (Monica Galetti)

It was silly but incredibly sweet, these people spending so much energy trying to figure me out. The answer: I don’t like cherries. (Gillian Flynn)

You can’t pick cherries with your back to the tree. (J.P. Morgan)

Gardening and cherries

As with all fruits the direction, temperature and humidity of winds are factors which decree whether or not cherries can be grown profitably either in a locality or a region. (U.P. Hedrick)

The Sour Cherry is at home in a great variety of climates, the vagaries of weather affecting it but little. It is probably the hardiest to cold, in some of its varieties at least, of all our tree fruits, thriving almost to the Arctic Circle and from there southward, in some of its forms, quite to the limits of the Temperate Zone. The blossoming season is relatively late so that fruit-setting is seldom prevented by spring frosts. (U.P. Hedrick)

Quotes about gardening

Nature and cherries

Sweet is the air with the budding haws, and the valley stretching for miles below
Is white with blossoming cherry-trees, as if just covered with lighted snow. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide. (A.E. Housman)

Quotes about nature

Fruits and cherries

She also brought some cherries, plums, and apricots, and a plate full of particularly delicate figs, of last year’s growth. (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

This special feeling towards fruit, its glory and abundance, is I would say universal…. We respond to strawberry fields or cherry orchards with a delight that a cabbage patch or even an elegant vegetable garden cannot provoke. (Jane Grigson)

Death and cherries

Cherry trees will blossom every year; But I’ll disappear for good, One of these days. (Philip Whalen)

The cherry trees bend over and are shedding
On the old road where all that passed are dead,
Their petals, strewing the grass as for a wedding
This early May morn when there is none to wed. (Edward Thomas)

Lilac and cherry

Here the lilac’s purple plume and here the pink of cherry, Hillsides just a drift of bloom with clover in between!… (Isabel Ecclestone Mackay)

Lilacs again in the Whipples’ dooryard bloomed, and the general’s young cherry trees were white with blossoms. (Meredith Nicholson)

Quotes about lilac

Texts and cherries

The cherries fall where the texts are lacking. (Paul Eluard)

Please suck, I pray you, while reading these lines, the juice of a cherry. (Serge Gainsbourg)

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