65 Lemon Quotes On Success In Life

These lemon quotes will inspire you. Lemon is an acid fruit that is botanically a many-seeded pale yellow oblong berry produced by a small thorny citrus tree (Citrus limon) and that has a rind from which an aromatic oil is extracted or the evergreen citrus tree that produces the lemon, widely cultivated in warm climates.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging lemon quotes, lemon sayings, and lemon proverbs.

Best Lemons Quotes

  1. “Kids. You gotta love them. I adore children. A little salt, a squeeze of lemon–perfect.” ~ Jim Butcher
  2. “I don’t really have any different cravings from the ones that I had before. I’ve always liked food that is not good for you, and I still do. But I think I’ve been really good with eating healthy. I think probably the biggest thing is french fries, but that’s nothing new. Right now, I’m trying to force myself to drink water with lemon. Bo-ring.” ~ Beyonce Knowles
  3. “When life hands you lemons make lemonade. Then find someone who’s life gave them Tequila and have a party.” ~ Ron White
  4. “If life hands you a lemon, throw it at someone” ~ John Rzeznik

  5. “I think that two wrongs don’t make a right. And I have been in the situation of counseling young girls, not 13 but 15, who have had very at risk, difficult pregnancies. And my counsel was to look for some alternatives, which they did. And they found that they had made what was really a lemon situation into lemonade.” ~ Sharron Angle
  6. “I was of the “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, then wonder why life didn’t give you freaking sugar so you could drink the stuff” school of thought.” ~ Cate Tiernan
  7. “In Hong Kong, Dallas, or at home —and regardless of whether or not I have been to bed — breakfast is a personal ritual that can only be properly observed alone, and in a spirit of genuine excess. The food factor should always be massive: four Bloody Marys, two grapefruits, a pot of coffee, Rangoon crepes, a half pound of either sausage, bacon, or corned beef hash with diced chilies , a Spanish omelette or eggs Benedict, a quart of milk, a chopped lemon for random seasoning, and something like a slice of Key lime pie, two margaritas, and six lines of the best cocaine for dessert.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  8. “I am forbidden sugar, fat, and alcohol. So hooray, I guess, for oatmeal, lemon juice, and chicken soup.” ~ Mason Cooley

  9. “Harnessing adversity is a discipline tailored to a world of unpredictable outcomes–a world where one can disturb, but not wholly direct, a living system. Because the unexpected–adversity–is guaranteed, this discipline is about routinely making lemons into lemon meringue pie.” ~ Richard Pascale
  10. “They say the recipe for Sprite is lemon and lime. I tried to make it at home. There’s more to it than that.” ~ Mitch Hedberg
  11. “White people scare the crap out of me. I have never been attacked by a black person, never been evicted by a black person, never had my security deposit ripped off by a black landlord, never had a black landlord, never been pulled over by a black cop, never been sold a lemon by a black car salesman, never seen a black car salesman, never had a black person deny me a bank loan, never had a black person bury my movie, and I’ve never heard a black person say, ‘We’re going to eliminate ten thousand jobs here – have a nice day!'” ~ Michael Moore
  12. “When life hands you lemons say, “Lemons? What else have you got?” – bumper sticker” ~ Darynda Jones

  13. “A dry martini,’ he said. ‘One. In a deep champagne goblet.’ … Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?” ~ Ian Fleming
  14. “A New Orleans credo: When life gives you lemons–make daiquiris.” ~ Chris Rose
  15. “Then there’s your diet. You cut out sugars, fat, soy sauces… anything that’s nice. Tea and coffee is replaced by boiling water with lemon. It’s amazing how quickly you get into it. There’s also herbal tea and a lot of water, obviously… about two litres a day.” ~ Tom Hardy
  16. “One who can find lemons sweet and grapes sour is ready for Dame Fortune.” ~ Mason Cooley

  17. “On numerous visits to Manhattan, I have found myself poking around the city trying to find a moment of quiet and once located a hint of it in Central Park during a windless, late-night snowfall. There I stood absolutely still in the lemon glow of the city, a sky full of snow. The city still roared from all sides, a thousand noises compressed down to just one. I counted that distant, mild roar as quiet, a welcome relief from the more pressing noises of the daytime city.” ~ Craig Childs
  18. “Then she did something that really surprised me. She blinked back tears and put out her arms. I stepped forward and hugged her. Butterflies started turning my stomach into a mosh pit. “Hey, it’s… it’s okay.” I patted her back. I was aware of everything in the room. I felt like I could read the tiniest print on any book on the shelves. Annabeth’s hair smelled like lemon soap. She was shivering.” ~ Rick Riordan
  19. “I pressed down the mental accelerator. The old lemon throbbed fiercely. I got an idea.” ~ P. G. Wodehouse
  20. “At my home in the southwest of France, I grow oak, hazel, and lemon trees in my backyard.” ~ Alain Ducasse

  21. “Arthur shook his head and sat down. He looked up. “I thought you must be dead …” he said simply. “So did I for a while,” said Ford, “and then I decided I was a lemon for a couple of weeks. I kept myself amused all that time jumping in and out of a gin and tonic.” ~ Douglas Adams
  22. “Ever come home and found your room messed up? Like some helpful person (hi, Mom) has tried to “clean” it, and suddenly you can’t find anything? And even if nothing is missing, you get that creepy feeling like somebody’s been looking through your private stuff and dusting everything with lemon furniture polish?” ~ Rick Riordan
  23. “When life gives you lemons, order the lobster tail.” ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour
  24. “Life is a lemon and I want my money back.” ~ Meat Loaf

  25. “Eighteen luscuios scrumpitous flavors, Chocolate, Lime and Cherry Coffee, Pumpkin, Fudge-Banana, Caramel Cream and boysenberry. Rocky Road and Toasted Almond, Butterscotch, Vanilla Dip, Butter Brinkle, Apple Ripple, Coconut, and Mocha Chip, Brandy Peach and Lemon Custard. Each scoop lovely. smooth and round. Tallest cream cone in town lying there on the ground.” ~ Shel Silverstein
  26. “When life gives you lemons… choke on them and die… you stupid lemon eater.” ~ Scott Adams
  27. “Some police forces would believe anything. Not the Metropolitan police, though. The Met was the hardest, most cynically pragmatic, most stubbornly down-to-earth police force in Britain. It would take a lot to faze a copper from the Met. It would take, for example, a huge, battered car that was nothing more nor less than a fireball, a blazing, roaring, twisted metal lemon from Hell, driven by a grinning lunatic in sunglasses, sitting amid the flames, trailing thick black smoke, coming straight at them through the lashing rain and wind at eighty miles an hour. That would do it every time.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  28. “I am like a lemon. I’m pressed for more juice. When I have fun, there’s still juice. I am not dried up.” ~ Carine Roitfeld

  29. “The court decided, based on its reading of our precedents, that the effects test of Lemon is violated whenever government action creates an identification of the state with a religion, or with religion in general, …or when the effect of the governmental action is to endorse one religion over another, or to endorse religion in general.” ~ Anthony Kennedy
  30. “There’s loads of things you can do to make things easy for your throat, you can drink a bit of lemon and hot water couple of spoons of honey, you can gargle with port, I’ve done it a couple of times myself – but don’t swallow it!” ~ Cliff Richard , Honey lemon quotes
  31. “When life gives you lemons. . . You might as well shove ’em where the sun don’t shine, because you sure as hell aren’t ever going to see any lemonade.” ~ Rob Thurman
  32. “The Supreme Court refuses to abandon its convoluted Lemon test. The Lemon test has created havoc, misunderstanding, and hostility toward religion.” ~ Mathew Staver

  33. “There’s lotion for your face, for your hands, for your feet, for your body. Why? What would happen if you put hand lotion on your feet? Would your feet get confused and start clapping? Each kind has something special in it – aloe, shea butter, coconut, cocoa butter, vanilla, lemon extract. That’s not lotion. That’s one ingredient short of a Bundt cake.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
  34. “My dad always said, If someone hands you a lemon, make lemonade. Plus that also works wonderfully as a metaphor.” ~ Emo Philips
  35. “I made stupid decisions as a kid, or as a young adult, but I’m trying to be now, I’m trying to take this lemon and make lemonade.” ~ Kevin Mitnick
  36. “Breakfast is my specialty. I admit it’s the easiest meal to cook, but I make everything with a twist, like lemon ricotta pancakes or bacon that’s baked instead of fried.” ~ Hugh Jackman

  37. “I made lemon spaghetti in an early season of ‘Everyday Italian,’ and to this day people still come up to me and say they love it. It’s very, very simple. Basically, you cook the pasta and mix together Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice and zest and pour it over the pasta.” ~ Giada De Laurentiis , Lemon quotes love
  38. “If life throws you a lemon – make lemonade.” ~ Joan Collins
  39. “I don’t want you to think that I’m up late reading a stack of Spider-Man comics and eating a tray of lemon cookies while sucking my thumb. I’m not doing that. But I am loyal to the influences of my childhood.” ~ Nicolas Cage
  40. “When life hands me lemons I hand them back and pick something else.” ~ Behdad Sami

  41. “If life gives you lemons, drink the juice in order to mask the presence of performing-enhancing drugs.” ~ Lance Armstrong
  42. “Food, like anything else, lives in the physical world and obeys the laws of physics. When you whisk together some oil and a little bit of lemon juice – or, in other words, make mayonnaise – you are using the principles of physics and chemistry. Understanding how those principles affect cooking lets you cook better.” ~ Nathan Myhrvold
  43. “Hercule Poirot: I am an imbecile. I see only half of the picture. Miss Lemon: I don’t even see that.” ~ Agatha Christie
  44. “There are so many flavors of Coke now – Coke with lemon, Coke with vanilla, Coke with lime, Cherry Coke, and they’ve just brought out another new flavor – Coke with Pepsi.” ~ David Letterman

  45. “There ain’t no party like a Liz Lemon party ’cause a Liz Lemon party is mandatory!” ~ LIZ
  46. “There was the blue sky above her and all those many roses, the ones that gave off the scent of cloves in the rain and the ones that left a trace of lemon on your fingers, the ones that were the color of blood, and those that were as white as clouds. Each one was sweeter than the next and as red as gemstones.” ~ Alice Hoffman
  47. “At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly coloured than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expatiating on this theme it is obvious that putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  48. “Anyone watching ’30 Rock’ always knew Tina Fey was playing a fictionalized version of herself, a workaholic comedy writer who also plays one on TV. She’s the boss; Liz Lemon just works here.” ~ Rob Sheffield

  49. “If fate sends you a lemon, use it to make lemonade.” ~ Lawrence Block
  50. “Palermo was lovely. The most beautifully situated town in the world – it dreams away its life in the Conca d’Oro, the exquisite valley that lies between two seas. The lemon groves and the orange gardens were entirely perfect.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  51. “She had to give her teachers credit: they were right to insist all pupils carry scissors, handkerchiefs, perfume and hair ribbons at all times. At some point she’d learn why they also required a red lace doily and a lemon.” ~ Gail Carriger
  52. “I’m weird about fruity desserts like lemony, acidic, zesty… I don’t like lemon things and orange things, really.” ~ Chrissy Teigen

  53. “Death and life are, for most of us, too complex to comprehend, but Alex Lemon can pretty casually, accurately, and marvelously correlate them to heavy metal and birthday cake.” ~ Brenda Shaughnessy
  54. “Sam loved to listen to music and make his own songs, to wear soft velvets, to play in the castle kitchen beside the cooks, drinking in the rich smells as he snitched lemon cakes and blueberry tarts. His passions were books and kittens and dancing, clumsy as he was.” ~ George R. R. Martin
  55. “Death comes to me again, a girl in a cotton slip, barefoot, giggling. It’s not so terrible she tells me, not like you think, all darkness and silence. There are wind chimes and the smell of lemons, some days it rains, but more often the air is dry and sweet. I sit beneath the staircase built from hair and bone and listen to the voices of the living. I like it, she says, shaking the dust from her hair, especially when they fight, and when they sing.” ~ Dorianne Laux
  56. “The fly in her argument is that when she says, ‘they’ will feel like lemons, we don’t know who ‘they’ are. And ‘they’ might BE lemons.” ~ Louise Rennison

  57. “His thumb went back and forth over the satin, as if he were rubbing her hip as he had when they’d been together, and he moved his leg over so that it was on top of the skirting. It wasn’t the same, though. There was nobody underneath, and the fabric smelled like lemons, not her skin. And he was, after all, alone in this room that was not theirs. “God, I miss you,” he said in a voice that cracked. “Every night. Every day.” ~ J.R. Ward
  58. “She poured out Swann’s tea, inquired “Lemon or cream?” and, on his answering “Cream, please,” said to him with a laugh: “A cloud!” And as he pronounced it excellent, “You see, I know just how you like it.” This tea had indeed seemed to Swann, just as it seemed to her; something precious, and love has such a need to find some justification for itself, some guarantee of duration, in pleasures which without it would have no existence and must cease with its passing.” ~ Marcel Proust
  59. “The sun rose yellow as a lemon. The sky was round and blue. The birds looped clear water songs in the air. Will and Jim leaned from their windows. Nothing had changed. Except the look in Jim’s eyes. Last night. . . said Will. Did or didn’t it happen?” ~ Ray Bradbury
  60. “I’ve put an umbrella in my mouth and opened it. I sat in a lemon meringue pie. I’ve done terrible things to my dog with a fork.” ~ Steve Martin

  61. “When I got inside, I just sort of stood there. There’s nothing stranger than the smell of someone else’s house. The scent goes right to your stomach. Mary’s house smelled like lemon furniture polish and oatmeal cookies and logs in a fireplace. For some reason it made me want to curl up in the fetal position. I could have slept right there on their kitchen table.” ~ Adam Rapp
  62. “A lemon drop. They’re a kind of Muggle sweet I’m rather fond of.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  63. “I’m standing here, holding a half a lemon in my hand. I’m speechless, I’m excited . . . I’m a wreck. Caleb wants to be where I am.” ~ Simone Elkeles

  64. “Being a singer now I have to get all fussy… I must have my ginger and lemon and all that.” ~ Graham Coxon
  65. “A lie, as you probably know, has a taste all its own. Blocky and bitter and never quite right, like when you pop a piece of fancy chocolate into your mouth expecting toffee filling and you get lemon zest instead.” ~ Jodi Picoult

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