Banana Quotes

Quotes tagged as "banana" (showing 1-25 of 25)
Banana Yoshimoto
“Your love is different from mine. What I mean is, when you close your eyes, for that moment, the center of the universe comes to reside within you. And you become a small figure within that vastness, which spreads without limit behind you, and continues to expand at tremendous speed, to engulf all of my past, even before I was born, and every word I've ever written, and each view I've seen, and all the constellations, and the darkness of outer space that surrounds the small blue ball that is earth. Then, when you open your eyes, all that disappears.
I anticipate the next time you are troubled and must close your eyes again.
The way we think may be completely different, but you and I are an ancient, archetypal couple, the original man and woman. We are the model for Adam and Eve. For all couples in love, there comes a moment when a man gazes at a woman with the very same kind of realization. It is an infinite helix, the dance of two souls resonating, like the twist of DNA, like the vast universe.

Oddly, at that moment, she looked over at me and smiled. As if in response to what I'd been thinking, she said, "That was beautiful. I'll never forget it.”
Banana Yoshimoto, Lizard

Steven Moffat
“Always take a banana to a party.”
Steven Moffat

Hilary McKay
“The house had a name. The Banana House. It was carved onto a piece of sandstone above the front door. It made no sense to anyone.”
Hilary McKay, Saffy's Angel

“A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey. A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

John Rachel
“You can't teach calculus to a chimpanzee. So just share your banana.”
John Rachel, Blinders Keepers

Lemony Snicket
“In between bites of banana, Mr. Remora would tell stories, and the children would write the stories down in notebooks, and every so often there would be a test. The stories were very short, and there were a whole lot of them on every conceivable subject. "One day I went to the store to purchase a carton of milk," Mr. Remora would say, chewing on a banana. "When I got home, I poured the milk into a glass and drank it. Then I watched television. The end." Or: "One afternoon a man named Edward got into a green truck and drove to a farm. The farm had geese and cows. The end." Mr. Ramora would tell story after story, and eat banana after banana, and it would get more and more difficult for Violet to pay attention.”
Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy

“A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

John Green
“Oh my god, I am a banana.”
John Green

Mango Wodzak
“Most raw fooders don't embrace fruit, instead they embarrass it. by stripping the avocado down to fats and proteins, they paint a portrait that is most uncomely, unflattering and entirely dishonest. By reducing a banana to 100 calories, in the most ugliest of fashions, they attempt to quantify the unquantifiable. By converting a fruit salad to a plate of LFHCs, they degrade and insult the innocence and beauty of fruit.”
Mango Wodzak, The Eden Fruitarian Guidebook

Mary H.K. Choi
“When Penny left a banana on her desk as an offering, Jude rejected it. She refused it by putting it on Penny's work chair, so when Penny went to write, she sat on it. As tiny passive-aggressive revenges went, it was adorable, and it killed Penny that they couldn't laugh about it.”
Mary H.K. Choi, Emergency Contact

Dark Jar Tin Zoo
“Love is a banana. First you peel it, and then you roll on the condom.
Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

“This is perhaps what has made some suspect that the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil was really a banana.”
Jane Grigson, Jane Grigson's Fruit Book

Frans de Waal
“In a world divided by chimpophiles and bonobophiles, we all had a good laugh when Stephen peeled his banana. (62)”
Frans de Waal, The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates

“Things are just things, they can't bring back the dead.It just makes me feel better. - Hiiragi”
Yoshimoto Banana

Janet Evanovich
“As much as I disliked Eddie Kuntz, I could sort of identify with a man who got a stiffie over banana cream pie.”
Janet Evanovich, Four to Score

“It's when you eat a banana that you bring back long dormant memories of your ancestors.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Luis W. Alvarez
“Robert Oppenheimer used to tell of the pioneer mysteries of building reliable Geiger counters that had low background noise. Among his friends, he said, there were two schools of thought. One school firmly held that the final step before one sealed off the Geiger tube was to peel a banana and wave the skin three times, sharply to the left.
The other school was equally confident that success would follow if one waved the banana peel twice to the left and then, once, smartly to the right. (My counters were unbelievably bad because I didn't use either of these techniques.)”
Luis W. Alvarez, Alvarez

Banana Yoshimoto
“Luôn luôn giữ ấm bụng, thả lỏng con tim và cơ thể để máu đừng bốc lên đầu. Hãy sống như một bông hoa con nhé. Đó là quyền lợi. Là việc nhất định con có thể làm khi hãy còn sống. Chỉ cần như thế thôi.”
Banana Yoshimoto

Garth Risk Hallberg
“If you throw a banana at a wall, there’s a small possibility that it will pass through the wall.”
Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire
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Banana Yoshimoto
“Things are just things. They can't bring back the dead. it just makes me feel better.”
Banana Yoshimoto

Lynda Mullaly Hunt
“There is a tray full of glass sundae dishes filled with brightly colored ice cream. Strawberry, pistachio, black raspberry. Pink, green, and purple. I like the colors next to each other and wonder what kind of impossible things I can draw about ice cream. Maybe melting rivers of it. And a man with a cone-shaped head sitting in a babana split dish rowing with a spoon.”
Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Fish in a Tree

Banana Yoshimoto
“Non siamo nati solo per mangiare, né per guadagnare denaro, né per starcene senza far nulla, né per lasciare eredi, né tantomeno per invecchiare. Non siamo invece venuti al mondo perché dentro di noi brucia la fiamma di una passione? Non siamo qui, adesso, per amare i nostri cari e creare tanti bei ricordi, e portarli con noi fino a quando moriremo, senza rimpianti?”
Banana Yoshimoto, Un viaggio chiamato vita

“How do you think we smart we realy are?
If the whole world, economic, and everything around us, is based on one thing.
If you push a green button, you'll get banana.
Now, you have only one button left, red one.
If you push red button, you'll get nothing. If you will push too often that button, you will be hit by banana machine, or by someone behind you, standing in the line.

Jean Echenoz
“..he went to the kitchen to get a banana; after each mouthful he pulled back a fraction the four or five strips of striped skin, faded petals, which covered his fist as it clenched the base of the fruit; carefully he detached the friable, cardboard-flavoured filaments that run down its surface like meridian lines, in a word peeling his banana the way the anthropoid will forever peel his. He threw one of the filaments into the fly cage..”
Jean Echenoz, Chopin's Move

Banana Yoshimoto
“Ese espacio que uno ocupa, siquiera por un breve periodo, y aunque antes o después todos los personajes deban desaparecer en los confines del tiempo, resplandece como algo sumamente valioso.”
Banana Yoshimoto