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Oranges features

Orange has a bandaged head under a golden hat. (Ramón Gómez de la Serna)

Orange is a perfect creation of nature. (Truman Capote)

Where oranges have been laid to rust upon the green… (James Joyce)

What is orange? Why, an orange,
Just an orange! (Christina Rossetti)

Half an orange tastes as sweet as a whole orange. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Oranges that are over-pressed give a bitter taste. (Baltasar Gracián y Morales)

A single orange rots an entire basket. (Moses Isegawa)

An orange. Wonderful fruit, carefully ripened in the grove. Kissed a thousand times by the sun and the south wind, reddened, gilded. Fragrant and heavy, you rest in my hand. (Francisca Stoecklin)

Orange, like all fruits with many seeds, is a symbol of fertility. In ancient times, young couples in Vietnam were given oranges as gifts. In ancient China, probably for this reason, offering oranges to young girls meant asking for marriage. (Jean Chevalier)

People and oranges

You can’t eat the orange and throw the peel away — a man is not a piece of fruit. (Arthur Miller)

When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out, because that’s what’s inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside. (Wayne Dyer)

Halfway there, he took two oranges from a box of food supplies and, choosing the best one, offered Sanin another. (Ivan Turgenev)

There are people who make endless efforts to remove a rotten orange from the tree. (Honoré de Balzac)

Because at some more flexible period he had advanced from oranges to grape-fruit he considered himself an epicure. (Sinclair Lewis)

Secret pleasure is snatched from us by lust, and squeezed hard like a shriveled orange. (Charles Baudelaire)

A man ought to carry himself in the world as an orange tree would if it could walk up and down in the garden, swinging perfume from every little censer it holds up in the air. (Henry Ward Beecher)

Women and oranges

Women are like oranges, the most beautiful are rarely the best. (Adolphe Ricard)

Missouri Ann ate her bit of orange slowly. «Tastes like summer,» she said. (Sandra Dallas)

Someone brought me oranges in my despair but I could not eat a one. (Anne Sexton)

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)

Maternal love, like an orange tree, buds and blossoms and bears at once. When a woman puts her finger for the first time into the tiny hand of her baby and feels that helpless clutch which tightens her very heartstrings, she is born again with her newborn child. (Kate Douglas Wiggin)

The happy bells shall ring Marguerite;
The summer birds shall sing Marguerite;
You smile but you shall wear
Orange blossoms in your hair, Marguerite. (Thomas Bailey Aldrich)

Lemons and oranges

If you put a lemon next to an orange, they stop being a lemon and an orange. They become fruits. (Georges Braque)

When life gives you lemons….they could really be oranges. (Ellen DeGeneres)

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then throw it in the face of the person who gave you the lemons until they give you the oranges you originally asked for. (Cassandra Clare)

We bought basketfuls of the ugly summer orange, to squeeze its small and pale flesh, to spice up its juice by mixing it with that of the freshly picked lemon. (Colette)

A brilliant, fragrant orchard of lemons and oranges,
which alternately intertwine,
hides a snow flower
and fruit in its leaves at the same time: golden lemon, copper orange. (Leopold Staff)

Quotes about lemons

Nature and oranges

Know’st thou the land where the lemon-trees bloom, Where the gold orange glows in the deep thicket’s gloom, Where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows, And the groves are of laurel and myrtle and rose! (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Are the orange orchards of the South, or the mingled blue, green, and gold of the peacock’s plumage, unpleasant to the eye? (Edward Armitage)

Beautiful isles! beneath the sunset skies tall, silver-shafted palm-trees rise, between full orange-trees that shade the living colonade. (William C. Bryant)

The orange tree tastes of life and the olive tree tastes of time
and between the clamor of the two my heart struggles. (Miguel Hernández)

Quotes about nature

Food and oranges

I have had some basins of Chinese oranges, sweet lemons and jams brought here. (Molière)

And every day when I’ve been good, I get an orange after food. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

I drink many cups of green tea, 12 oranges in a day and lots of salmon. They are all food with anti-oxidants. (Chunky Pandey)

Good news for orange lovers: citrus fruit intake has been associated with reduced stroke risk. (Michael Greger)

All his life he had eaten seedless oranges, oranges grown to look like a perfect orange, to have flawless skin and no seeds, so much so that at eight years old he didn’t know this curious thing existed, an orange with seeds. (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

Scent and oranges

Orange trees, trees that I adore, your perfume is sweet to me! There is something in the kingdom of Flora that she could be more pleasing? (Jean de La Fontaine)

Anytime the perfume of orange and lemon groves wafts in the window; the human body has to feel suffused with a languorous well-being. (Frances Mayes)

There in the scent of oranges even the ruins survive without tears and curses. (Gottfried Ben)

The orange, bewildering scent swells Almost secretly and intoxicates my senses, Silent laurel cools the wind-loving air, And Myrtle breathes it out, barely noticeable: I am! (Theodor Däubler)

I love the scent of jasmine, honeysuckle, and orange blossom. They remind me of gardens and visits to the ocean I would make as a boy. (Narciso Rodriguez)

Blossom and oranges

In the distance, some orange trees feel their first orange blossom buds appearing…. (Max Aub)

Is it where the flow’r of the orange blows, And the fireflies dance thro’ the myrtle boughs? (Felicia Hemans)

September: it was the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt, evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret. (Alexander Theroux)

Twas noon; and every orange bud
Hung languid o’er the crystal flood,
Faint as the lids of maiden eyes
Beneath a lover’s burning sighs! (Thomas Moore)

Quotes about bloom

Peeling orange

I like to peel oranges. (Tierra Whack)

Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can’t. The brain doesn’t process negatives. (Douglas Coupland)

I like to peel it and share it with friends. You can spread the love with an orange. (Gina Rodriguez)

With remarkable dexterity, using only one hand, Elias peeled the orange, held the peel with one finger and took out the stones with another finger and held them with the third and separated the slices one after the other and ate them with evident pleasure. (José Luís Peixoto)

Life and oranges

Life is like an orange. Pretty on the outside. Inside, it can be acidic, but our desire is to peel it and eat it. (Alfonso Paso)

— Diogenes did not need an office and a warm room; It’s already hot there. Lie in a barrel and eat oranges and olives. And if he happened to live in Russia, he would have asked for a room not only in December, but in May. I’d probably be numb from the cold. (Anton Chekhov)

We always imagine the raisins we expect from the future to be the size of oranges, and if we have to wait a little for them, they become like pumpkins. (Otto Ernst)

The most offensive thing is to slip on an orange peel without touching the orange. (Don Aminado)

Art and oranges

If the real world is orange juice, then art is like orange-juice concentrate. (Martin Mull)

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

But as I see it, the most corrupt art is the sentimental the art of orange blossoms which make pale women swoon. (Camille Pissarro)

I wear myself out trying to render the orange trees so that they’re not stiff but like those I saw by Botticelli in Florence. It’s a dream that won’t come true. (Berthe Morisot)

Love and oranges

The sense of love should not like coffee, which only gives pleasure to the enjoy. But it must be like oranges which not only give pleasure but also freshness. (Isra)

O woman! O female companion! bitter friend!
O our bitter life! O love, like the bitter orange,
As sweet to the smell, as foreign and bitter to the heart and to the mouth! (Paul Claudel)

And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China.
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you’ve always been her lover. (Leonard Cohen)

World and oranges

First, a man discovered that the earth was round, round like an orange. (Armand Salacrou)

The children would remember for the rest of their lives the august solemnity with which their father, devastated by his prolonged vigil and by the wraith of his imagination, revealed his discovery to them: ‘The world is round, like an orange.’ (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

If the world could remain within a frame
Like a painting on a wall,
Then I think we would see the beauty, then
We would stand staring in awe
At our still lives posed
Like a bowl of oranges… (Conor Oberst)

Fruits and oranges

The orange and lemon trees abound, also bananas, and pine-apples of excellent flavour. (Pedro de Cieza de León)

In season, there were zapotes, mangos, oranges, avocados, bananas, chirimoyas. (Paul Alexander Bartlett)

Yes, sing the song of the orange-tree,
With its leaves of velvet green:
With its luscious fruit of sunset hue,
The fairest that ever were seen; (J.K. Hoyt)

Cooking and oranges

I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor. (D.H. Lawrence)

I’m an appalling cook. I can just about create a glass of orange juice and a ham-and-cheese sandwich. (Dara O Briain)

I love fresh citrus and always keep lemons, limes, and oranges on hand; they come in handy for spritzing up quickly grilled meats, seafoods, and vegetables, especially when followed up by a quick drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. (Emeril Lagasse)

Night and oranges

Night of the orange trees / Get lost between the scents / And find your hand. (Stéphanie Le Bail)

What could be more magnificent than a sprawling orange garden? On winter days, orange brings us a summer night’s dream, its stars and its freshness. (Mustafa Kutlu)

Did you ever sleep in a field of orange-trees in bloom? The air which one inhales deliciously is a quintessence of perfumes. This powerful and sweet smell, as savoury as a sweetmeat, seems to penetrate one, to impregnate, to intoxicate, to induce languor, to bring about a dreamy and somnolent torpor. (Guy de Maupassant)

Orange juice

The only gymnastics I do is manually squeezing oranges. (Dino Risi)

She glared at the glass of orange juice. And to think that she had been delighted when she arrived there (it had only been three months?) with the prospect of fresh orange juice every day. (Robin McKinley)

The presence of a carton of orange juice in the fridge does not necessarily mean that there is orange juice left. Or, with a pretty green color. (Fabien Rohrhust)

Gardening and oranges

We come to forget that we need orange trees to produce oranges. (Alphonse Daudet)

Thus, towards the end of winter, like every year, boys and girls, for a month, were busy picking oranges in the pasha’s domain. (Out-el-Kouloub)

Time will come; we will plant trees to other planets! I see the orange trees and the cherries in the far lands beyond the earth. (Mehmet Murat Ildan)

Quotes about gardening

Apples and oranges

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)

Quotes about apples

Attitude to oranges

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

I like strawberries, kiwis, and oranges. (Tierra Whack)

I love oranges and anything that happens to rhyme. (Sasha Cherny)

Family and oranges

If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable — each segment distinct. (Letty Cottin Pogrebin)

My family always ate dinner at the table, and we would chat about our day while eating. My parents like to have a few glasses of wine and linger after the meal is over, peeling oranges for dessert while talking. It’s lovely. (Lisa Hanawalt)

Gardener and oranges

The gardener confidently covers the winter house with lemons and oranges, the blue sky rests above us, and on the horizon the snow of the distant mountains dissolves in a quiet scent. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

My main ambition as a gardener is to water my orange trees with gin, then all I have to do is squeeze the juice into a glass. (W.C. Fields)

Quotes about gardener

Sun and oranges

The orange is ripe
the sun-filled orange is ripe. (Bei Dao)

Isn’t this drink just the April sun, an orange squeezed into my glass? I take a sip of fire, I drink and still drink, I’m drunk, yes, but from the gold of the suns. (Kamala Das)

Quotes about sun

California and oranges

California is a fine place to live — if you happen to be an orange. (Fred Allen)

I always wanted to be a Californian. In my wildest dreams, I always liked California — it’s the place where oranges grows on trees! Fruit just falls off the trees. (Eric Burdon)

Carrot and orange

Why is a carrot more orange than an orange? (Steven Wright)

I think they named the orange before the carrot. (Demetri Martin)

Quotes about carrot

Breakfast and oranges

Breakfast without orange juice is like a day without sunshine. (Anita Bryant)

I squeeze oranges every morning to make juice. (Utada Hikaru)

Quotes about breakfast

God and oranges

God doesn’t make orange juice, God makes oranges. (Jesse Jackson)

Thereupon, you can believe in God in two ways, either as thirst believes in an orange, or as a donkey believes in a whip. (Victor Hugo)

Other

Mind; Pomegranate, like quince and orange, is an autumn crop that gains color and scent late. (Ahmed Hashim)

But to prevent justice from shrivelling, a beautiful orange fruit which contains only a bitter and dry pulp, I rediscovered in Tipasa that it was necessary to keep intact within oneself a freshness, a source of joy, to love the day which escapes the light. injustice, and return to the fight with this conquered light. (Albert Camus)

Since time immemorial, orange sellers have displayed their fruits on blue paper: this is because blue is the color diametrically opposed to orange, and therefore the most likely to bring out this hue. (Prosper Mérimée)

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