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Frank: So let me get this straight. I pay you to take a business seminar and you learn how to peel a banana?
Torgeir: The banana is a metaphor. Lilyhammer s2e2: Out of Africa, Netflix 2013
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend the apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For summer has o’er brimm’d their clammy cells … John Keats, Ode to Autumn
I don’t know why people just can’t be more tolerant. Some men love other men. Some men love their mothers. I love melons. People shouldn’t knock a thing before they’ve tried it. You don’t need to snog a melon, do ya? Or take it out to dinner ... Even scum like us can run to a bit of fruit. Rab C Nesbitt s8e5: Fruit, Jamesie to Rab, BBC 1999
Fruit is one of the most remarkable transformations in Nature. Iain Stewart, How to Grow a Planet II: The Power of Flowers, BBC 2012
This is some of the loveliest fruit I’ve seen in a long time. Star Trek: Voyager s4e10: Random Thoughts, Neelix to bird behind fruit counter
Behold the atheists’ nightmare. Now if you study a well-made banana you’ll find on the far side there are three ridges, on the close side two ridges. If you get your hand ready to grip the banana you’ll find on the far side three grooves, on the near side two grooves. The banana in the hand are perfectly made one for the other. You’ll find the maker of the banana – almighty God – has made it with a non-slip surface. There’s outward indicators of inward contents: green too early, yellow just ripe, black too late. Now if you go to the top of the banana you’ll find the maker – as with the Coca cola can makers – has placed a tab at the top for ease of entry. When you pull the tab the contents don’t squirt in your face. Ray Comfort, cited Richard Dawkins
The ripest fruit of all,
That perfect bliss and sole felicity,
That sweet fruition through Persepolis? Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine the Great, 1590
What wondrous life is this I lead!
Ripe apples drop about my head;
The luscious clusters of the vine
Upon my mouth do crush their wine;
The nectarine, and curious peach,
Into my hands themselves do reach;
Stumbling on melons, as I pass,
Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass. Andrew Marvell, The Garden, 1681
Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew 7:16-20
The tree is known by his fruit. Matthew 12:33
And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! Matthew 21:19&20
And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it. Mark 11:13&14
In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Revelation 22:2&14
To be honest, I think bananas are a pathetic fruit. Andy Murray
Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits. Samuel Butler
Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard. Walt Whitman, Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun
Laden with fairest fruit, that hung to th’ eye
Tempting, stirr’d in me sudden appetite
To pluck and eat. John Milton, Paradise Lost VIII:30
Thus do I live, from pleasure quite debarred,
Nor taste the fruits that the sun’s genial rays
Mature, john-apple, nor the downy peach. John Philips, The Splendid Shilling l115
The strawberry grows underneath the nettle
And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best
Neighbourd by fruit of baser quality. William Shakespeare, Henry V I i 60
Fruits that blossom first will first be ripe. William Shakespeare, Othello II iii 383
‘Now, Sire,’ quod she, ‘for aught that may bityde,
I moste haue of the peres that I see,
Or I moote dye, so soore longeth me
To eten of the smalle peres grene.’ Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, The Merchantes Tale