200 Fruit Quotes to Feed Your Hungry Minds

1. “The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” – Moliere
2. “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Saint Basil
3. “The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.” – Saint Teresa of Avila
4. “One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.” – Thomas Fuller
5. “Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.” – Sarah Parish
6. “Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.” – Democritus
7. “Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.” – Joseph Campbell
8. “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.” – Brian O’Driscoll
9. “Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.” – Stephen Fry
10. “Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel
11. “Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.” – Robert H. Schuller
12. “Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.” – James Allen
13. “Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it.” – Henry Fielding
14. “He is a man, who is to be a man, the fruit is always present in the seed.” – Tertullian
15. “The fruit does not make the tree good or bad but the tree itself is what determines the nature of the fruit. In the same way, a person first must be good or bad before doing a good or bad work.” – Martin Luther
16. “If you really want to eat, keep climbing. The fruits are on the top of the tree. Stretch your hands and keep stretching them. Success is on the top, keep going.” – Israelmore Ayivor
17. “Be like a . Stand tall, be sweet, and always wear a crown.” – Anonymous
18. “You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.” – Will Rogers
19. “Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.” – Baltasar Gracian
20. “Superior virtue must be the fruit of superior intelligence.” – William Godwin
21. “There are periods that we forget that in the pursuit of fruit, that if we just abide in Him, then fruitfulness is a guarantee.” – Francis Chan
22. “If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.” – Roman Polanski
23. “No one can reap the fruit before planting the trees.” – Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
24. “No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.” – Epictetus
25. “All fruit grows through abiding, not striving.” – Bill Johnson
26. “The ultimate goal of the architect—is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture—should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people.” – Alvar Aalto
27. “Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.” – Brian Jacques
28. “Whatever seeds each man cultivates will grow to maturity and bear in him their own fruit. If they be vegetative, he will be like a plant.” – Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola
29. “We know that peace is only possible when it is the fruit of justice. True peace is a profound transformation by means of the force of nonviolence that is the power of love.” – Adolfo Perez Esquivel
30. “Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.” – Thomas Kinkade
31. “The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest.” – Deepika Padukone
32. “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
33. “I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up.” – Mary Cassatt
34. “The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures.” – Luc De Clapiers
35. “When you start a business, go for the lowest hanging fruit.” – Ice T.
36. “Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration.” – Abraham Lincoln
37. “Things don’t just happen in this world of arising and passing away. We don’t live in some kind of crazy, accidental universe.” – Sharon Salzberg
38. “Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination.” – Bryant H. McGill
39. “Our learning ought to be our lives’ amendment, and the fruits of our private study ought to appear in our public behavior.” – Thomas Nashe
40. “He who improves an opportunity sows a seed which will yield fruit in opportunity for himself and others.” – Orison Swett Marden
41. “He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit. He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.” – Walter Scott
42. “When life hands you a lemon, say, ‘Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?’” –
43. “Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself.” – Albert Einstein
44. “Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.” – Victor Hugo
45. “There is no fruit which is not bitter before it is ripe.” – Publilius Syrus
46. “Fine fruit is the flower of commodities. It is the most perfect union of the useful and the beautiful that the earth knows. Trees full of soft foliage; blossoms fresh with spring bounty; and, finally, fruit, rich, bloom-dusted, melting, and luscious.” – Downing
47. “The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.” – Paul Kurtz
48. “When the fruit appears the blossom drops off. Love of God is the fruit, and rituals are the blossom.” – Ramakrishna
49. “And the fruits will outdo what the flowers have promised.” – François de Malherbe
50. “Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” – Samuel Butler
51. “All the conscious decisions that I have taken in my life have never borne fruit. Not even come close! So, I am just very happy not planning.” – Imtiaz Ali
52. “Not the fruit of experience, but the experience itself, is the end.” – Walter Pater
53. “All beautiful and noble qualities have been united in me—I shall be the fruit which will leave eternal vitality behind even after its decay. How great must be your joy, therefore, to have given birth to me.” – Egon Schiele
54. “Fruit is nature’s candy.” – Anonymous
55. “You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
56. “It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.” – Mahatma Gandhi
57. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle
58. “Morality will perform all this, and morality is the fruit of Illumination.” – Adam Weishaupt
59. “Fruit—it’s just God showing off, ‘Look at all the colours I know!’” – Dylan Moran
60. “You can tell the tree by the fruit it bears. You see it through what the organization is delivering as far as a concrete program. If the tree’s fruit sours or grows brackish, then the time has come to chop it down—bury it and walk over it and plant new seeds.” – Huey Newton
61. “Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother’s womb.” – Jean Arp
62. “A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussel sprouts never do.” – P. J. O’Rourke
63. “Most fruits, if left alone on a tree, eventually do ripen, especially if they’re not being yelled at.” – Firoozeh Dumas
64. “Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.” – Georges Bataille
65. “Did you know there’s a difference between being busy and being fruitful? Did you ever stop to think that just being busy, running around in circles all day but not accomplishing anything is the same as wasting your time? It’s frustrating to expend so much energy and time and not have any fruit from your effort!” – Joyce Meyer
66. “If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger.” – Emilio Estevez
67. “Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.” – Carl Jung
68. “We are not humans because we’ve invented a different type of brain cell, a different type of brain chemical. We are the same basic building blocks as even a fruit fly.” – Robert Sapolsky
69. “I am a divorced child, of divided, uncertain background. Within this division, I supposed the fruit of their love no longer exists. It happened nearly 40 years ago, yet to me, nothing is sadder than my parents’ divorce.” – Sylvia Kristel
70. “Societies tend to presume that poor people are unable to handle money. If they had any reason, the poor and homeless would probably spend it on fast food and cheap beer, not on fruit or education.” – Rutger Bregman
71. “Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana
72. “My favorite fruit is grapes. Because with grapes, you always get another chance. ‘Cause, you know, if you have a crappy apple or a peach, you’re stuck with that crappy piece of fruit. But if you have a crappy grape, no problem—just move on to the next. ‘Grapes: The Fruit of Hope.’” – Demetri Martin
73. “Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.” – Henry Miller
74. “The goldenrod is yellow, the corn is turning brown, the trees in apple orchards with fruit are bending down.” – Helen Hunt Jackson
75. “Do not rush to judge someone unless his or her fruits reveal the truth. However, don’t forget; mostly, it’s not the fault of the tree to produce bitter fruits. Sometimes, the soil determines that; blame the source! Deal with the soil! Don’t deal with the tree! Other trees are there that the same soil can influence! Don’t deal with your enemy, deal with the Satan that sponsors them!” – Israelmore Ayivor
76. “Patience is a fruit that only grows under trials.” – Joyce Meyer
77. “Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.” – Edward Dahlberg
78. “In teaching, you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for 20 years.” – Jacques Barzun
79. “What is happening to me happens to all fruits that grow ripe. It is the honey in my veins that makes my blood thicker, and my soul quieter.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
80. “While bringing about reforms and improving institutions, we have to be cautious that while shaking the tree to remove the bad fruit, we do not bring down the tree itself.” – Pratibha Patil
81. “I think perhaps the most important problem is that we are trying to understand the fundamental workings of the universe via a language devised for telling one another when the best fruit is.” – Terry Pratchett
82. “The weakest kind of fruit drops earliest to the ground.” – William Shakespeare
83. “Things happen according to certain laws, laws of nature. Laws such as the law of karma, which teaches us that as a certain seed gets planted, so will that fruit be.” – Sharon Salzberg
84. “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
85. “When becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.” – Margaret Sanger
86. “We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit, but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.” – William Ellery Channing
87. “In every forest, on every farm, in every orchard on earth, it’s what’s under the ground that creates what’s above the ground. That’s why placing your attention on the fruits that you have already grown is futile. You cannot change the fruits that are already hanging on the tree. You can, however, change tomorrow’s fruits. But to do so, you will have to dig below the ground and strengthen the roots.” – T. Harv Eker
88. “A man’s worth has its season, like fruit.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
89. “Schemes are like fruit, they require a certain ripening.” – George R. R. Martin
90. “Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.” –
91. “Live in each season as it passes—breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit.” – Henry David Thoreau
92. “What gardening teaches us is that if you plant things, they’ll come up. But you have to be willing to wait for them to bear fruit because things are seasonal.” – Alice Walker
93. “Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.” – Anna Pavlova
94. “Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.” – Terry Wogan
95. “If you get hungry mid-day, a banana is the best snack at your desk, after a workout, or in between classes. Fruit is a very good snack in general.” – Marcus Samuelsson
96. “To be honest, I think bananas are a pathetic fruit.” – Andy Murray
97. “If you bite and chew the peel of a banana, then eat the fruit of the banana itself, you will find that it tastes like a tomato. I swear.” – Mae Martin
98. “A tomato may be a fruit, but it is a singular fruit. A savory fruit. A fruit that has ambitions far beyond the ambitions of other fruits.” – E. Lockhart
99. “I never understood the point of juicing. I always thought I could get enough nutrients from eating fruit and vegetables—but now I’m a convert.” – Thandie Newton
100. “A good fruit cake is good fruit cake. A bad one is really bad.” – Fred Schneider
101. “I don’t eat sugar. I eat fruit.” – Yvonne Strahovski
102. “I like fruit baskets because it gives you the ability to mail someone a piece of fruit without appearing insane. Like, if someone just mailed you an apple you’d be like, ‘Huh? What the hell is this?’ But if it’s in a fruit basket, you’re like—this is nice!” – Demetri Martin
103. “An apple is an excellent thing—until you have tried a peach.” – George du Maurier
104. “Watermelon. It’s a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face.” – Enrico Caruso
105. “Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.” – Mother Teresa
106. “Love is often the fruit of marriage.” – Moliere
107. “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Khalil Gibran
108. “Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. I love because I love. I love in order that I may love.” – Bernard of Clairvaux
109. “Every time you make a fruit crisp for me, you are my favorite person in the world. It’s something delicious and warm, right out of the oven. I mean, what more could anyone want? And all you’re doing is taking the best fruit of the season, putting a crumb topping on it and putting it in the oven.” – Tom Douglas
110. “If there is a fruit that can be eaten raw, it is beauty.” – Alphonse Karr
111. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” – Benjamin Franklin
112. “Happiness is the final and perfect fruit of obedience to the laws of life.” – Helen Keller
113. “I still need practice in enjoying the fruits of success.” – Neil Diamond
114. “The avocado is a food without rival among the fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise.” – David Fairchild
115. “The whole fruit is already present in the seed.” – Tertullian
116. “The ripest peach is highest on the tree.” – James Whitcomb Riley
117. “Too late for fruit, too soon for flowers.” – Walter de la Mare
118. “Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.” – Wallace Stevens
119. “By their fruits, ye shall know them.” –
120. “A poem should be palpable and mute as a globed fruit.” – Archibald MacLeish
121. “Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love, or life.” – George Herbert
122. “Life is like a , sweet, but you have to spit out the seeds.” – Anonymous
123. “Sun, sand, and a pineapple in hand.” – Anonymous
124. “You’re one in a melon.” – Anonymous
125. “Watermelon you doing this summer?” – Anonymous
126. “Practice what you peach.” – Anonymous
127. “I think this pic is pretty grape.” – Anonymous
128. “Feelin’ coco-nutty.” – Anonymous
129. “Peelin’ pretty great about this summer so far.” – Anonymous
130. “The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.” – Henry David Thoreau
131. “Obedience is the fruit of faith.” – Christina Rossetti
132. “To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
133. “Our Lord never condemned the fig tree because it brought forth so much fruit that some fell to the ground and spoiled. He only cursed it when it was barren.” – Edwin Louis Cole
134. “We looked too long for God and truth through words alone. The fruit for humanity has been rather limited, it seems to me—especially when I observe every day the extraordinary amount of unhappy and angry people in well educated and ‘religious’ countries.” – Richard Rohr
135. “A basket of ripe fruit is holier than any prayer book.” – Marty Rubin
136. “We know that men are saved by repentance and faith, and whoever does call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. But salvation is a supernatural work of God that will always produce fruit. And the evidence, not the cause, but the evidence of salvation is a changed life, a changing life.” – Paul Washer
137. “The difference between tithe and first fruit, first fruit is all of it. All of what? Well, if you want to bring God all of one day’s salary, one week’s salary, or one month’s salary, that’s between you and God—I try to bring a month’s salary but at the very least every year I give God a week’s salary.” – Paula White
138. “The single dynamic that helps people be most aware of God and most experiencing the fruit of the Spirit is gratitude.” – John Ortberg
139. “The paradox of faith is that when we conform our lives to Christ then we gain our true freedom. And its fruit is profound and lasting happiness.” – Vincent Nichols
140. “If creators of Christian culture hope to produce work that will bear good fruit, we must draw our life from the true source—our living Savior. He is real. He is present. But all too often we reduce Him to an abstraction, giving Him intellectual assent, but not our hearts.” – Michael O’Brien
141. “Prayer is the beginning and the end, the source and the fruit, the core and the content, the basis and the goal of all peacemaking.” – Henri Nouwen
142. “Justification and sanctification are both God’s work, and while they can and must be distinguished, the Bible won’t let us separate them. Both are gifts of our union with Christ, and within this double blessing, justification is the root of sanctification and sanctification is the fruit of justification.” – Tullian Tchividjian
143. “That free will was demonstrated in the placing of temptation before man with the command not to eat of the fruit of the tree which would give him a knowledge of good and evil, with the disturbing moral conflict to which that awareness would give rise.” – Kenneth Scott Latourette
144. “Christians must share their faith in obedience to the Great Commission because we are only seeing the fruit of sin on this side of death.” – Ray Comfort
145. “Forbidden fruit tastes sweet, but its aftertaste is bitter.” – John F. Kennedy
146. “While forbidden fruit is said to taste sweeter, it usually spoils faster.” – Abigail Van Buren
147. “Ever since Eve gave Adam that forbidden fruit, demonizing and disbelieving women has been the planet-wide policy. You don’t need to reach back to the Pleistocene to see the truth of that.” – Bari Weiss
148. “When you’re someone who’s lived a life where certain resources were scarce, you always feel like abundance is forbidden fruit.” –
149. “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
150. “As an inveterate lover of mystery, cracking the code of a writer’s true identity has the same effect, for me, as tasting forbidden fruit.” – Sarah Weinman
151. “I’m just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too.” –
152. “I’m forbidden fruit. Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn’t want you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out and spits out blood and all that stuff.” – Gene Simmons
153. “So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way—bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” – Colossians 1:10
154. “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.” – Matthew 3:8
155. “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” – James 3:17
156. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing.” – John 15:5
157. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.” – Galatians 5:22
158. “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.” – Hebrews 13:15
159. “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.” – John 15:16
160. “The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” – Matthew 3:10
161. “So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.” – Romans 7:4
162. “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” – Aristotle
163. “The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.” – Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
164. “Envy, like the worm, never runs but to the fairest fruit; like a cunning bloodhound, it singles out the fattest in the flock.” – Francis Beaumont
165. “They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other.” – Henry Walter Bates
166. “Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise.” – Linford Christie
167. “Apples, grapes—any kind of fruit—gives me the energy I need to get through my busy day.” – Kristin Chenoweth
168. “I feel better all day if I start off by eating healthy. Breakfast is simple—multigrain toast with natural peanut butter, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, or healthy cereal.” – Natalie Morales
169. “My diet is mostly chicken and fish. I make sure I get a lot of vegetables, a lot of fruit. I am a big fruit man, I am a vegetable man anyway. And I also get a lot of rest. That’s the key I may be up early, but I’m in bed early too.” – Magic Johnson
170. “Fruit is definitely on the maintenance diet. It’s on the lifestyle diet.” – Robert Atkins
171. “I like to eat Wheaties Fuel for breakfast with fresh fruit and egg whites. For lunch, I like to eat my wife’s ‘homerun chicken,’ which is chicken, rice, and vegetables. And for dinner, I eat grilled steak or a couple of chicken breasts with rice and vegetables. During the day, I drink ‘OhYeah!’ protein shakes as a snack.” – Albert Pujols
172. “After a , you definitely have to have a protein shake. I drink my six-pound whey protein all the time, too. I throw some fruit in there—strawberries, blueberries with some peanut butter and banana, and it gives you all the recovery you need from a hard day of lifting and running.” – Rob Gronkowski
173. “To me, breakfast is my most important meal. It’s often the meal you play a game on. I make sure I have oatmeal, milk, and fruit. It’s the fuel you use to hopefully do your best, so eating right is a big part of being a professional athlete. I wish I paid more attention to it earlier in my life.” – Andrew Luck
174. “During difficult times, it’s best to cut down on sweets like cookies, cake, and candy. Satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit to help prevent blood sugar dips and spikes.” – Karen Salmansohn
175. “A boxer’s diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar. Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat, milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar.” – Gene Tunney
176. “For breakfast, I make an amazing protein shake with fruit, Greek yogurt, protein powder, flaxseed oil, and honey. It’s a nice way to get a healthy start and a little bit of sweetness, too.” – Lindy Booth
177. “World’s use is cold, world’s love is vain, world’s cruelty is bitter bane, but is not the fruit of pain.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
178. “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” – Albert Einstein
179. “All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing.” – Herodotus
180. “Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.” – Walter Scott
181. “It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.” – Josh Billings
182. “There’s a way to express femininity and independence and strength without going for hanging fruit.” – Iliza Shlesinger
183. “I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it comes to fruit in the created work later.” – Ezra Pound
184. “Sabotage did not involve loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Bitterness would be kept to a minimum and, if the policy bore fruit, democratic government could become a reality.” – Nelson Mandela
185. “We know what the birth of a revolution looks like: a student stands before a tank. A fruit seller sets himself on fire. A line of monks links arms in a human chain. Crowds surge, soldiers fire, gusts of rage pull down the monuments of tyrants, and maybe, sometimes, justice rises from the flames.” – Nancy Gibbs
186. “You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer’s heart.” – Fred Allen
187. “One thing is obvious, our policy, which is directed at making the country ungovernable has started to bear fruit. The process that has been initiated is irreversible.” – Joe Slovo
188. “A beach date would be awesome, with like a little picnic basket, some fruit, and bread—just something really, really relaxed and laid-back. I like just relaxing all day, maybe playing in the water a little bit. It’s just totally a day to chill.” – Beth Phoenix
189. “Dragon fruit is very subtle, very delicate. So you want to be careful not to kill it with things that have very strong flavor.” – Jose Andres
190. “Each pineapple plant produces only one fruit per year. It can take up to two years for the pineapple to ripen, and it’s important to wait because once it’s picked, it can’t ripen any further. The unripe pineapple is not only horrible tasting but poisonous.” – Kate Christensen
191. “If I found a healing tree in my backyard, and it grew some sort of fruit that was a healing balm for people to repair what was damaged, I’m not going to just harvest all of those fruits and say, ‘You can’t have this.’ If I have a cure for people, I’m going to share it.” – Tarana Burke
192. “Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.” – Abigail Adams
193. “Oftentimes, we feel like either we can’t make a world of difference, or we feel that it’s not going to change anything anyway. The truth is you can change someone’s day, you can change someone’s life, but you have to show up and do what you got to do to actually see any fruit coming from it.” – Nick Vujicic
194. “I am not like a pebble on the beach, a grain of sand on the seashore, or just one of millions of human beings past, present, and future. No, I am a unique human being loved by God as if I were an only child—the only fruit of his creative powers.” – Mother Angelica
195. “Sometimes you’ve just got to grab an apple—or grapes, or strawberries. Something that’s healthy but maybe a little bit more adventurous, if you can see fruit as adventurous.” – LL Cool J
196. “I don’t want to sound like Catherine Cookson but I’ve worked since I was eight, with a paper round and in a fruit and veg shop. Taking a pay cut won’t demotivate me, not at all. It’s not about money in the first place. It’s about the job.” – Paul O’Grady
197. “God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. It was contrary to His plan to have the life of any creature taken. There was to be no death in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the garden was the food man’s wants required.” – Ellen G. White
198. “I hope that upon this scorched earth we have planted the seeds of ideas that will bear the fruit of more diverse and inclusive stories that include people of color in the LGBT community.” – Wilson Cruz
199. “I have always been impressed by the fruit community. There is a Tao of fruit, which is generous. You share what you know, and you give what you can.” – Bill Pullman