Speaking of Apples

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert H. Schuller

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther

The sweeter the apple, the blacker the core. Scratch a lover and find a foe!
Dorothy Parker

Let the public mind become corrupt, and all efforts to secure property, liberty, or life by the force of laws written on paper will be as vain as putting up a sign in an apple orchard to exclude canker worms.
Horace Mann

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
Bernard Baruch

One mustn’t ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
Gustave Flaubert

It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.
Henry David Thoreau

Picking Apples

Picking Apples by Arthur John Elsley

Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.
Jane Austen

My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, “Good fences make good neighbors.”
Robert Frost

What a healthy out-of-door appetite it takes to relish the apple of life, the apple of the world, then!
Henry David Thoreau

Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits. Let the most beautiful or the swiftest have it. That should be the “going” price of apples.
Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau wrote an entire essay entitled “Wild Apples,” extolling the virtues of wild apples found by the roadside in early nineteenth century New England. But when he speaks of wandering among the wild apple trees, even in his time, he says he speaks “rather from memory than from any recent experience, such ravages have been made!”

No wild apples for me down here in Semi-Tropical Texas! Ah, well, it’s wandering among the grocery store aisles for me.

One thought on “Speaking of Apples

  1. Wow, not every day you find Martin Luther and Dorothy Parker rubbing elbows. ;) Frost and Thoreau probably have more experience with being quoted together. It’s giving me the giggles thinking of Martin Luther and Dorothy Parker hanging sitting next to each other behind the scenes at your blog, waiting for their quote. Hehehe.

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