The pretension is nothing; the performance everything. A good apple is better than an insipid peach.(James Henry) Leigh Hunt: 1832 The Story of Rimini, preface to rev edn.
Do I dare to eat a peach?T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot: 1915 'The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock' (first published in Poetry magazine, collected in Prufrock and Other Observations, 1917).
What wondrous life is this I lead! Ripe apples drop about my head; The luscious clusters of the vine Upon my mouth do crush their wine; The nectarine, and curious peach, Into my hands themselves do reach; Stumbling on melons, as I pass, Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.Andrew Marvell: c.1650-1652 'The Garden' (published1681), stanza 5.
I asked a thief to steal me a peach:He turned up his eyes.I asked a lithe lady to lie her down:Holy and meek, she cries.As soon as I wentAn angel came.He winked at the thiefAnd smiled at the dame—And without one word saidHad a peach from the tree,And still as a maidEnjoyed the lady.william blake: I Asked a Thief
We need a new Mario game where you rescue the princess in the first ten minutes, and for the rest of the game you try to push down that sick feeling in your stomach telling you she's "damaged goods," a concept detailed again and again in the profoundly sex-negative instruction booklet, and when Luigi makes a crack about her and Bowser, you break his nose and immediately regret it. Peach asks you, in the quiet of her mushroom castle bedroom, "Do you still love me?" and you pretend to be asleep. You press A button rhythmically, to control your breath, to keep even.joey comeau: Letter to Nintendo, pg 40
She is pale but affectionate, clinging to his arm — always clinging to his arm. Any one can see that she is a peach and of the cling variety.o. henry: "A Tempered Wind"
Well, Aimee Semple McPherson has written a book. And were you to call it a little peach, you would not be so much as scratching its surface. It is the story of her life, and it is called In the Service of the King, which title is perhaps a bit dangerously suggestive of a romantic novel. It may be that this autobiography is set down in sincerity, frankness and simple effort. It may be, too, that the Statue of Liberty is situated in Lake Ontario.dorothy parker: "Our Lady of the Loudspeaker" in The New Yorker (25 February 1928)
The ripest peach is highest on the tree.james whitcomb riley: The Ripest Peach.
What is charm, it is not a moral quality.. it is not intellectual for no man by much thinking is able to add a grain of it to his personality. One either has it or has it not, it cannot be acquired or even cultivated. It is not physical even.. it seems to be added to the human personality, an aura, a glow, the gold dust upon a butterfly's wing, the bloom upon a peach.flora thompson: February Chapter The Peverel Papers - A yearbook of the countryside ed Julian Shuckburgh Century Hutchinson 1986
Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon . A happiness weapon. A Beauty Bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air explode softly and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap either not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination instead of death . A child who touched one wouldn't have his hand blown off.Robert Fulghum, in All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten : Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things (1986)
My former health minister, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, is like a peach. I love to eat him.mahmoud ahmadinejad: 
A man bites into a dry peach and says "This peach is not good;" the peach replies "It is not my fault that you don't know the proper use for a dry peach."tori amos: A quote from the special inclusions in the sheet music book for her album "Under the Pink"
My grandmother would shanghai pilots at the Havana airport so they'd bring me cartons of mango baby food -- the only kind I'd eat. I learned to eat peach later. And in every carton, she'd slip in a Cuban record.gloria estefan: www.miamiherald.com
Here we are folks The dream we all dream of Boy versus girl in the World Series of love Tell me, have U got the look? U walked in (I walked in) I woke up (U woke up) I never seen a pretty girl look so tough' baby (baby) U got that look, yes U do (yes U do) Color U peach and black Color me takin' aback, baby Crucial, I think I wantcha.prince: U Got the Look
Here, lads, we live by the law of the taiga . But even here people manage to live. D’you know who are the ones the camps finish off? Those who lick other men’s left-overs, those who set store by the doctors, and those who peach on their mates.aleksandr solzhenitsyn: Kuziomin, in the Ralph Parker translation (1963).
Now hear it, O inhabitants of the earth, Jew and Gentile, Saint and sinner! When our father Adam came into the garden of Eden, he came into it with a celestial body, and brought Eve, one of his wives, with him. He helped to make and organize this world. He is MICHAEL, the Archangel, the ANCIENT OF DAYS! about whom holy men have written and spoken-He is our FATHER and our GOD, and the only God with whom WE have to do. Every man upon the earth, professing Christians or non-professing, must hear it, and will know it sooner or later. They came here, organized the raw material, and arranged in their order the herbs of the field, the trees, the apple, the peach, the plum, the pear, and every other fruit that is desirable and good for man; the seed was brought from another sphere, and planted in this earth. The thistle, the thorn, the brier, and the obnoxious weed did not appear until after the earth was cursed. When Adam and Eve had eaten of the forbidden fruit, their bodies became mortal from its effects, and therefore their offspring were mortal...It is true that the earth was organized by three distinct characters, namely, Eloheim, Yahovah, and Michael, these three forming a quorum, as in all heavenly bodies, and in organizing element, perfectly represented in the Deity, as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.Brigham Young: Journal of Discourses 1:50-51 (April 9, 1852)This concept is commonly referred to as the "Adam–God theory."
I’d park myself a few inches from the RCA color television set we had. I was so close, I could feel the static electricity of the screen tugging at the peach fuzz on my face and smell the wonderful aroma of electrically heated dust coming from the vents of that lustrous wooden console. No matter how many times my mother yelled, “Kevin! Move back before you go blind!” I’d still feel myself powerfully drawn into that world, and the worn-out seats of my Lee jeans bore witness to the pull I was powerless to resist.Kevin Clash, puppeteer who plays Elmo on Sesame Street, on his childhood. Published in 2006 as part of My Life as a Furry Red Monster.
The ripest peach is highest on the tree.James Whitcomb Riley, The Ripest Peach; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 591.
A little peach in an orchard grew, A little peach of emerald hue; Warmed by the sun and wet by the dew It grew.Eugene Field, The Little Peach; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 591.
Thus do I live, from pleasure quite debarred, Nor taste the fruits that the sun's genial rays Mature, john-apple, nor the downy peach.John Philips, The Splendid Shilling, line 115.
All the heart was full of feeling: love had ripened into speech, Like the sap that turns to nectar, in the velvet of the peach.William Wallace Harney, Adonais.