Banana Quotes

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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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

Banana Yoshimoto
“Things are just things. They can't bring back the dead. it just makes me feel better.”
Banana Yoshimoto

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

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

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
“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

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

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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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
“Until only recently, the light that bathed the now-empty apartment had contained the smells of our life there.

The kitchen window. The smiling faces of friends, the fresh greenery of the university campus as a backdrop to Sotaro's profile, my grandmother's voice on the phone when i called her late at night, my warm bed on cold mornings, the sound of my grandmother's slippers in the hallway, the color of the curtains...the tatami mat...the clock on the wall.

All of it. Everything that was no longer there.”
Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen

Bob Dylan
“She was the most erotic thing I’d ever seen. She was fair skinned and golden haired, full-blood Italian. The air was suddenly filled with banana leaves. We started talking and my head started to spin. Cupid’s arrow had whistled past my ears before, but this time it hit me in the heart and the weight of it dragged me overboard.”
Bob Dylan, Chronicles: Volume One

“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.

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

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

Stacey Ballis
“Kai slices the cake, his version of the banana cake I have always talked about. He has made a vanilla sponge cake, soaked in vanilla simple syrup, and layered with sliced fresh bananas and custard. There is a central layer of dark chocolate ganache with bits of crispy pecans and toffee, and the whole thing is covered in chocolate buttercream, with extravagant curls of chocolate and chocolate-dipped banana slices piled in the middle. I accept a thin slice, savoring the flavors, both of the cake, and of simple joy.”
Stacey Ballis, Good Enough to Eat

“A monkey seldom slips on a banana peel.”
VKBoy, Shambala Sect

Gregor Collins
“Humans the world over have no problem chewing unhealthy food, yet the moment they realize they've eaten that tiny, black, hardened end of a banana, it's as if they've just put feces in their mouths.”
Gregor Collins, The Accidental Caregiver: How I Met, Loved, and Lost Legendary Holocaust Refugee Maria Altmann

Dani J. Caile
“That’s banana DNA [...] There is a 60% compatibility [with humans], would you believe? Life has similar basic building blocks, whether it’s flora or fauna.”
Dani J. Caile, Radnoti X : Book 2
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Stewart Stafford
“Neptune’s Lost Banana by Stewart Stafford

O lost banana of Neptune,
Do you wonder why you’ve washed ashore?
Do people see a yellow fruit in the water?
Or a Portuguese Man O’War?

You were so near the fingertips of power,
Did fortune peel away your chances too quick?
Or do you see yourself in an ivory tower?
Of a split-away banana republic?

You could have been top banana,
Now you’re potential poetic justice,
For someone with bad karma to slip on,
And go skidding as you go squish.

© Stewart Stafford, 2021. All rights reserved.”
Stewart Stafford

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