Pears quotes

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People and pears

He is riper than a pear. (Theocritus)

Pears cannot ripen alone. So we ripened together. (Meridel Le Sueur)

Half of life hangs with yellow pears and is full of wild roses… (Friedrich Hölderlin)

I can safely liken almost every wrinkled face to a pear taken from a compote. (Kozma Prutkov)

Men, like peaches and pears, grow sweet a little while before they begin to decay. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

I feel my brains, like a pear, to see if it’s ripe; it will be exquisite by September. (Virginia Woolf)

The way Bai Juyi described Yang Guifei’s tearful face to the emperor’s envoy in “Song of Eternal Longing” with the words: “a branch with pear blossoms has become drenched in the rain” is unusually moving – there is obviously no other flower in the world that fits this exceptionally well. (Sei Shōnagon)

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

The fame can be compared to winter pears, which grow in summer but are enjoyed in winter. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

Here is a greedy man who keeps to himself
The beautiful pears ripe in his garden. (Matsuo Bashō)

Food and pears

Farewell, it is evening. Now come pears, cheese and wine from Crete. (Petrarch)

He ate a pear. It was a hard one. It fought back against his grinding teeth, It snapped in juicy protest. (Kurt Vonnegut)

Home-grown pears are best eaten in the bath – they’re so juicy, it’s the easiest way to stay clean! (Mitchell Beazley)

“I eat blue pears,” the colorblind man sadly repeated. (Yuri Olesha)

You get so weak from eating pears that you fall down, and then they come and take you away on a stretcher. (Oliver Reed)

The secondo was followed by a simple dessert of sliced pears baked with honey and rosemary. The flesh of the fruit looked as crisp and white as something Michelangelo might have carved with, but when he touched his spoon to it, it turned out to be as meltingly soft as ice cream. (Anthony Capella)

Make one day a mono-meal. This means, choose just one fruit and have it as much as you want. Apples, pears, or anything in season are great for mono-meals. (Valentina Zelyaeva)

It was a warm and beautiful day at the end of August. A pear tree growing right next to the gate stretched its branches so far down that the children could easily pick the best little yellow-red August pears while sitting. They sniffed and spat pear hearts into the street. (Astrid Lindgren)

Apples and pears

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)

The pear is the grandfather of the apple, its poor relation, a fallen aristocrat, the man-at-arms of our domains, which once, in our humid land, lived lonely and lordly, preserving the memory of its prestige by its haughty comportment. (Francois Pierre de la Varenne)

It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable, but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption. (Edward Bunyard)

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

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 apples

Women and pears

The hardness of your soul, which, by its continual disdain, does not promise me soft pears. (Molière)

I’d rather be a pear than have a stone for a heart, or even no heart at all. (Belva Plain)

Albine, while spinning under the trees, stretched out her hand, bit into a green pear, filled her skirt with apricots. (Émile Zola)

A feminist is a man who agrees to split the pear in two while ensuring that the pear is still the woman. (Louise Leblanc)

A cool wind blew and Valérie, who was sitting on one of the tombstones, was instantly covered with the blossoms of the nearby pear trees, which seemed to caress her with their softness and delicate colors. Valérie picked the flowers laughing. (Barbara Juliane von Krüdener)

A scent that disturbs me and delights me. It smells like ripe pears, vetiver, a bit of violet and something else- something spicy almost biting and exotic. (Rebecca Wells)

Blossom and pear tree

The blossom of the pear tree is the most prosaic, vulgar thing in the world. The less one sees this particular blossom the better… (Sei Shonagon)

We complain and complain, but we have lived and seen the blossom -apple, pear, cherry, plum, almond blossom – in the sun; and the best among us cannot pretend they deserve – or could contrive – anything better. (J.B. Priestley)

In front of the terrace, an old pear tree reached up and spread out, which in the spring adorned its black trunk, branches and branches so completely with white flowers that you shook your head in wonder. (Artur Adson)

A pear and a bird cherry are aimed at me – with crumbly
force they hit me without missing a beat.
Brushes together with stars, stars together with brushes, ―
What kind of dual power is there? In whose inflorescences is the truth? (Osip Mandelstam)

Here is a pear tree covered with flowers,
standing white in the sun –
At least it has its own soul,
its own body resin. (Władysław Orkan)

Quotes about bloom

Gardening and pears

A man watches his pear-tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap. (Abraham Lincoln)

Planting is a matter of supreme importance, but the rules for pears and plums are very much the same. Especial care must be taken if the soil is heavy and loaded with moisture. Put the trees on arrival in a trench, and wait until the ground is fit and the soil as fine as possible so that the roots may run freely through it. (Edward Bartrum)

The most notable among the Romans took pride in having beautiful gardens where they cultivated anciently known fruits, such as pears, apples, figs, grapes. (Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin)

In the middle of the main alley, huge pear trees grow, forming a circle like oaks, with large pears, almost as big as heads, but hard, suitable only for compote. (Ivan Goncharov)

As was the custom in such cases, the pear tree was charged with murder and sentenced to be uprooted and burned. (Robert Graves)

Quotes about gardening

Nature and pears

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)

Spring is here, primroses and violets have celebrated its arrival. The peach trees open their careless blossoms; the swollen buds of pear trees, of lilacs announce the approaching blossoming; the honeysuckles are already green. (Henri-Frédéric Amiel)

The Poplar grows up straight and tall,
The Pear-tree spreads along the wall. (Sara Coleridge)

The moon rises silvery from the night horizon.
The harmonica is humming under the blossoming pear tree. (Heiti Winter)

A pear-tree planted nigh:
‘Twas charg’d with fruit that made a goodly show,
And hung with dangling pears was every bough. (Alexander Pope)

Quotes about nature

Shape and pears

Of course you know him. Everyone knows a pear-shaped man. (George R. R. Martin)

His pear-shaped head, I could now see, was situated on top of a pear-shaped body, which his black gown caused to resemble a piece of fruit going to a funeral. (Clive James)

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)

I had to face the facts, I was pear-shaped. I was a bit depressed because I hate pears. ‘Specially their shape. (Charlotte Bingham)

I’ve found that a well-fitting padded bra can transform me from a pear-shaped woman to an hourglass-shaped woman. Okay, maybe not hourglass-shaped, but definitely, say, an egg-timer-shaped woman. (Mindy Kaling)

Pears features

But the pear tree was as lovely as ever and as full of flower and as still. (Katherine Mansfield)

Fun fact: there are also 3,000 varieties of pears. That’s right. Even PEARS are more complicated than you thought! (Scott Westerfeld)

Slice a pear and you will find that its flesh is incandescent white. It glows with inner light. Those who carry a knife and a pear are never afraid of the dark. (Yann Martel)

Oh, agree that it’s not for nothing
that I headed south to live,
Where the pear seems like a guitar,
Like the most musical fruit. (Varlam Shalamov)

Cooking and pears

In London I had pear trees in my back garden, so I’d make my own pear and green tomato chutney. (Stephen Moyer)

He taught me how to eat avocados by melting grape jelly and french dressing together in a saucepan and filling the cup of the pear with the garnet sauce. (Sylvia Plath)

He taught me how to eat avocados by melting grape jelly and french dressing together in a saucepan and filling the cup of the pear with the garnet sauce. (Sylvia Plath)

The jelly – the jam and the marmalade, And the cherry-and quince-‘preserves’ she made! And the sweet-sour pickles of peach and pear, With cinnamon in ’em, and all things rare! And the more we ate was the more to spare, Out to old Aunt Mary’s! Ah! (James Whitcomb Riley)

Art and pears

As for my next book, I won’t write it till it has grown heavy in my mind like a ripe pear; (Virginia Woolf)

The true painter is one who is able to patiently paint a pear surrounded by the turmoil of history. (Salvador Dalí)

To someone like Zurbaran, who paints still lifes, lemons and pears are the objects of art. But to the electronics engineer who works on the technologies of virtual reality, the whole reality has become the object of art, with a possibility to substitute the virtual with the real. (Paul Virilio)

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

Harvest and pears

You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm. (Publilius Syrus)

Pears have to be shaken in the fall. (Ovid)

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)

Sometimes the valley below is like a bowl filled up with fog. I can see hard green figs on two trees and pears on a tree just below me. A fine crop coming in. May summer last a hundred years. (Frances Mayes)

Quotes about harvest

Eden and pears

In the Garden of Eden, there are superb apples, juicy peaches, soft apricots… all the fruits are suitable except the pears which are to be washed away. (Marc Escayrol)

Eve is the first woman who made a pear eat an apple. (Jean Delacour)

I am sure that in the story of Adam and Eve, the forbidden fruit was a fig and not an apple, pear or anything else. (Yotam Ottolenghi)

Ideal pear

There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

I do love pears. All types of pears. Not too firm, not too soft; they have to be at the right time of their life. (Christina Milian)

If we had spoken before, you would not have been ripe. If we were to talk later, you would have rotted.” He bites into the pear, savoring the taste. “Perfect. The right moment. (Paulo Coelho)

Bees and pear tree

Oh to be a pear tree – any tree in bloom! With kissing bees singing of the beginning of the world! (Zora Neale Hurston)

She was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree soaking in the alto chant of the visiting bees, the gold of the sun and the panting breath of the breeze when the inaudible voice of it all came to her. She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight. (Zora Neale Hurston)

Quinces and pears

The quince, first known as the Cydonian apple, was dedicated to the goddess of love; and pears, like apples, are from Paradise. (Amos Bronson Alcott)

Quince may resemble pears and apples, but unlike their fruit brethren, raw quince are inedibly tannic and sour. This means you do have to cook them, but the transformation is dramatic, and well worth your efforts. (Claire Saffitz)

Quotes about quinces

Fruits and pears

The Italian grapes, nectarines, peaches, and pears, I got yesterday, excellent. (John William Polidori)

It was a very hot morning in August, when little Floy stopped to look in at a city fruiterer’s window. There were bright golden apples, nice juicy pears, plump bunches of grapes, luscious plums and peaches, and mammoth melons. (Fanny Fern)

Quotes about fruits

Love and pears

We know little about love. Love is like a pear. A pear is sweet and has a distinct shape. Try to define the shape of a pear. (Andrzej Sapkowski)

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)

Virtue and pears

Whatever you do, do it gently and unhurriedly, because virtue is not a pear to be eaten in one bite. (Seraphim of Sarov)

When we do not curb our youth, we spoil our mature age in advance. Wormy flower, spoiled pear. (Rodolphe Toepffer)

Autumn and pears

When bounteous autumn rears her head, he joys to pull the ripened pear. (John Dryden)

A pear should come to the table popped with juice, Ripened in warmth and served in warmth. On terms Like these, autumn beguiles the fatalist. (Wallace Stevens)

Quotes about autumn

Attitude to pears

Pears are my favorite fruit! Reminds me of childhood. (Michelle Forbes)

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

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