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1. "It tastes good, garlic and salt in it,with the half-sweet white wine of Orvietoon scanty grass under great treeswhere the ramparts cuddle Lucca.It sounds right, spoken on the ridgebetween marine olives and hillsideblue figs, under the breeze freshwith pollen of Apennine sage.It feels soft, weed thick in the caveand the smooth wet riddance of Antonietta'sbathing suit, mouth ajar forsubmarine Amalfitan kisses.It looks well on the page, but neverwell enough. Something is lostwhen wind, sun, sea upbraidjustly an unconvinced deserter."
Author: Basil Bunting
2. "As I toiled up the Mount of Olives, in the very footsteps of Christ, panting with the heat and the difficult ascent, I found it utterly impossible to conceive that the Deity, in human form, had walked there before me."
Author: Bayard Taylor
3. "Give me Pablo Neruda, picnic beneath a full moon & iridescent stars, black olives, cherries, dark things, canoe on a river...that's romance."
Author: Brandi L. Bates
4. "You must be conquerors through him who hath loved you, if conquerors at all. Our laurels must grow among his olives in Gethsemane."
Author: Charles H. Spurgeon
5. "Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!"
Author: Daniel Boone
6. "I eat nothing that's processed or refined - no high-fructose corn syrup, no sugar, no trans-fats. I eat a lot of fish and monounsaturated fats from olives, olive oil and nuts. A lot of organic, fresh fruits and vegetables. No bread. No gluten. No wheat. No rice."
Author: Dean Karnazes
7. "We're out of cocktail olives, it's a tragedy of historic proportions, but we're coping because we're Americans."
Author: Dean Koontz
8. "The river GuadalquivirFlows between oranges and olivesThe two rivers of GranadaDescend from the snow to the wheatOh my love!Who went and never returnedThe river GuadalquivirHas beards of maroonThe two rivers of GranadaOne a cry the other bloodOh my love!Who vanished into thin air"
Author: Federico García Lorca
9. "It is in the face of all this visual chaos, so opposed to order and simplicity, that I suddenly, perhaps a little guiltily, recall my vow to simplify my life. When I made that promise I had in mind the image of the ancient Greek subsisting on a fragment of pungent cheese, coarse bread, a handful of sun-warmed olives, a little watered wine; a man who discussed the Good, the True, the Beautiful with grave delight, and piped clear music in a sylvan glade. But I feel the absence of hills clothed in myrtle and thyme; of the Great Mother, Homer's wine-dark sea. Good resolutions, it seems, require good scenery."
Author: Guy Vanderhaeghe
10. "They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar"
Author: Henry David Thoreau
11. "The banquet proceeded. The first course, a mince of olives, shrimp and onions baked in oyster shells with cheese and parsley was followed by a soup of tunny, cockles and winkles simmered in white wine with leeks and dill. Then, in order, came a service of broiled quail stuffed with morels, served on slices of good white bread, with side dishes of green peas; artichokes cooked in wine and butter, with a salad of garden greens; then tripes and sausages with pickled cabbage; then a noble saddle of venison glazed with cherry sauce and served with barley first simmered in broth, then fried with garlic and sage; then honey-cakes, nuts and oranges; and all the while the goblets flowed full with noble Voluspa and San Sue from Watershade, along with the tart green muscat wine of Dascinet."
Author: Jack Vance
12. "Perishable, It SaidPerishable, it said on the plastic container,And below, in different ink,The date to be used by, the last teaspoon consumed.I found myself looking;Now at the back of each hand,Now inside the knees,Now turning over each foot to look at the sole.Then at the leaves of the young tomato plants,Then at the arguing jays.Under the wooden table and lifted stones, looking.Coffee cups, olives, cheeses,Hunger, sorrow, fears-These too would certainly vanish, without knowing when.How suddenly thenThe strange happiness took me,Like a man with strong hands and strong mouth, Inside that hour with its perishing perfumes and clashings."
Author: Jane Hirshfield
13. "California and Italy are about the same size. Roughly speaking, California contains about 150,000 square miles, Italy about 120,000 square miles. They are not dissimilar in physical characteristics. They extend over a long distance from north to south, and each has an extensive coastline. Each is destitute of coal mines. Each produces large quantities of wheat. Each produces citrus and other fruits, olives, wine, and raisins. The climate is about the same, although California's is superior. They are in about the same zone. Rome lies in about the same latitude as San Francisco. Our state is one of the richest and most fertile of all the United States. Yet suppose that California were as populous as Italy—someday it will be. Suppose it had a population of millions. Could California, even with its vast resources, support an army of a quarter of a million men as Italy does? She could do it only as Italy does, by grinding the people into the dust with oppressive taxation."
Author: Jerome Hart
14. "Name three types of olives.""Olives! I wouldn't know one type!""Well, there are three. You can get green ones, you can get black ones, or you can get stuffed."
Author: John Marsden
15. "From black-rimmed plates they ate turtle soup and eaten Russianrye bread, ripe Turkish olives, caviar, salted mullet-roe, smokedFrankfurt black puddings, game in gravies the colour of liquoriceand boot-blacking truffled sauces, chocolate caramel creams, plumpuddings, nectarines, preserved fruits, mulberries and heart-cherries;from dark coloured glasses they drank the wines of Limagne andRousillon, of Tenedoes, Val de Peñas and Oporto, and, after the coffeeand the walnut cordial they enjoyed kvass, porters and stouts."
Author: Joris Karl Huysmans
16. "Why couldn't I accept what was happening without trying to explain it, without bringing up ideas of order and disorder, of freedom, as one sets out geranium pots in a courtyard on the Calle Cochabamba? Maybe on had to fall into the depths of stupidity in order to make the key fit the lock to the latrine or to the Garden of Olives."
Author: Julio Cortázar
17. "So that is what my dream meant! Pashenka is what I ought tohave been but failed to be. I lived for men on the pretext ofliving for God, while she lived for God imagining that she livesfor men. Yes, one good deed--a cup of water given withoutthought of reward--is worth more than any benefit I imagined Iwas bestowing on people. But after all was there not some shareof sincere desire to serve God?' he asked himself, and the answerwas: 'Yes, there was, but it was all soiled and overgrown bydesire for human praise. Yes, there is no God for the man wholives, as I did, for human praise. I will now seek Him!"
Author: Leo Tolstoy
18. "Compared to a novel, a film is like an economy pizza where there are no olives, no ham, no anchovies, no mushrooms, and all you've got is the dough."
Author: Louis De Bernières
19. "Conner looking at the text he sent Jeff the night before:8:42pm..Reed:Need you to go to Denver w me.8:46pm..Jeff: in meeting. give me 1 hr.8:53pm..Reed: no can do. want wife back. going now. think i cn talk her into it wth sperm.Hell.Please don't let him have called her.8:53pm..Jeff: R U drinking?8:55pm..Reed: have wht she wants. solllid plan. better than hers.8:56pm..Jeff: leaving now. wait 4 me.9:02pm..Reed: don't worry botu it.9:02pm..Jeff: WAIT 4 ME.9:04pm..Jeff: PICKUP YOU PHONE9:57pm..Jeff: you should stop for drink @ that bar in terminal with the big olives b4 flight.10:22pm..Reed: hey, UR at the bar. you look pissed."
Author: Mira Lyn Kelly
20. "But the best, in my opinion, was the home life in the little flat--the ardent, voluble chats after the day's study; the cozy dinners and fresh, light breakfasts; the interchange of ambitions--ambitions interwoven each with the other's or else inconsiderable--the mutual help and inspiration; and--overlook my artlessness--stuffed olives and cheese sandwiches at 11 p.m."
Author: O. Henry
21. "I stalk certain words... I catch them in mid-flight, as they buzz past, I trap them, clean them, peel them, I set myself in front of the dish, they have a crystalline texture to me, vibrant, ivory, vegetable, oily, like fruit, like algae, like agates, like olives... I stir them, I shake them, I drink them, I gulp them down, I mash them, I garnish them... I leave them in my poem like stalactites, like slivers of polished wood, like coals, like pickings from a shipwreck, gifts from the waves... Everything exists in the word."
Author: Pablo Neruda
22. "My father, who grew up picking olives on the Greek island of Lesbos, was a doctor. So my family expected me to become a physician."
Author: Peter Diamandis
23. "They chose the olive""They must really like olives""Forget it""Now if she invented pizza that i can understand"-Percy to Annabeth in the lightning theif"
Author: Rick Riordan
24. "Annabeth and I were relaxing on the Great Lawn in Central Park when she ambushed me with a question."You forgot, didn't you?"I went into red-alert mode. It's easy to panic when you're a new boyfriend. Sure, I'd fought monsters with Annabeth for years. Together we'd faced the wrath of the gods. We'd battled Titans and calmly faced death a dozen times. But now that we were dating, one frown from her and I freaked. What had I done wrong?I mentally reviewed the picnic list: Comfy blanket? Check. Annabeth's favorite pizza with extra olives? Check. Chocolate toffee from La Maison du Chocolat? Check. Chilled sparkling water with twist of lemon? Check. Weapons in case of sudden Greek mythological apocalypse? Check.So what had I forgotten?I was tempted (briefly) to bluff my way through. Two things stopped me. First, I didn't want to lie to Annabeth. Second, she was too smart. She'd see right through me.So I did what I do best. I stared at her blankly and acted dumb."
Author: Rick Riordan
25. "The tree struck him with such force it would've flattened me into a Percy pizza with extra olives."
Author: Rick Riordan
26. "If the fig tree didn't blossom and there was no fruit on the vine, there would be no food to eat. If the olives failed, the fields were granite, the flocks were decimated, and there wasn't a single ox in the barn, he and his family would die a slow, hungry death. But even the prospect of these bleak circumstances couldn't break Habakkuk's joy. Why? Because his joy wasn't anchored in prosperity but in the God of his salvation."
Author: Stephen Altrogge

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