“It was my father who insisted on turning everything into a treat. I remember his showing me how to eat a peach by building a little white mountain of sugar and then dipping the peach into it.”more info
source: Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1957), 10.
“I know the look of green apples and peaches and pears on the trees, and I know how entertaining they are when they are inside of a person.”more info
source: Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Volume 1 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010), 217.
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“A mutual plum is not a plum. I was too respectful to take the pulp and do not like a stone.”more info
source: The Letters of Emily Dickinson vol 2, ed. by Thomas H. Johnson (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958), 455.
notes: letter to Mrs. J. G. Holland, late November 1866?
“The worm fattens on the apple, the young goose fattens on the wormy fruit, the man fattens on the young goose, the worm awaits the man.”more info
source: “Cold Weather,” in One Man’s Meat (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1944), 345.
notes: White wrote this essay in January 1943.
“Only the Japanese would think of serving red watermelon in a green plate.”more info