The Wisdom of the Banana

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Inspired by last week’s brush with fame, let’s have a look at ten notable and quotable things the good and the great have had to say about the noble banana:

‘Yeah, I like cars and basketball. But you know what I like more? Bananas’ –Frankie Muniz, actor with good taste

‘A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas’ – Claude Pepper, politician who enjoys the riper banana

‘Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana’ – Groucho Marx, actor/closet fruit fly

‘In today’s job climate, you can’t afford to be a vanilla sundae. You need to be a banana split’ – Peter McCarthy, comedian/banana based business consultant

‘On a traffic light green means go and yellow means yield, but on a banana it’s just the opposite. Green means hold on, yellow means go ahead, and red means where the hell did you get that banana at … ‘ – Mitch Hedberg, comedian who hadn’t heard of Australian red bananas

‘You don’t want your credibility banana to turn brown, but you do want to speak out about what you believe in’ – Bradley Whitford, actor/fan of colourful metaphors

‘Never interrupt me when I’m eating a banana’ – Ryan Stiles, comedian and banana purist

‘My belief about acting is one foot on a banana peel, and the other one in the grave’ – Mark Rufffalo, actor who needs to learn to put banana peel in the bin

‘She sounds the way bananas taste’ – Truman Capote, author/friend of woman with beautiful voice

‘Always take a banana to a party’ – Doctor Who, timelord and party animal


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