„You know the man who told me about it on the bus,
as it went up the hill out of Scranton, Pennsylvania,
he shrugged his shoulders, he shook his head,
and he said (and this is exactly what he said)
"Boy that sure must've been something.
Just imagine thirty thousand pounds of bananas.
Yes, there were thirty thousand pounds of mashed bananas.
Of bananas. Just bananas. Thirty thousand pounds.
of Bananas—not no driver now. Just bananas!"“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
Song lyrics, Verities & Balderdash (1974), 30,000 Pounds of Bananas
— Eddy Grant Guyana born British reggae musician 1948
Song lyrics, Killer on the Rampage, 1982, "Electric Avenue"
— Ian Hislop Satirical comedian, Editor, Television and radio presenter 1960
Statement to the press outside court, following losing a libel action brought by Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", on 24 May 1989, quoted in UPI article http://www.upi.com/Archives/1989/06/05/If-this-is-justice-I-am-a-banana/2768613022400/ and Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=rjLTsncFKCgC&pg=PA154
„Can one imagine that The Bomb could ever be used "in a good cause"? Do not such means instantly, of themselves, corrupt any cause? The bomb is the natural product of the kind of society we have created. It is as easy, normal, and unforced an expression of the American way of Life as electric ice-boxes, banana splits, and hydro-matic drive automobiles.“
— Dwight Macdonald journalist 1906 - 1982
"Politics" magazine, (August, 1945).
— Bill Gates American business magnate and philanthropist 1955
Attributed, The Wall Street Journal (December 29, 2011).
„When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you. But when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it's your laugh.“
— Nora Ephron Film director, author screenwriter 1941 - 2012
„My friend asked me if I wanted a frozen banana, I said "No, but I want a regular banana later, so … yeah."“
— Mitch Hedberg American stand-up comedian 1968 - 2005
Strategic Grill Locations
— Jack Osbourne Son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne 1985
The Osbournes television show.
„We'll kill the fatted calf tonight, so stick around,
You're gonna hear electric music, solid walls of sound.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Song lyrics, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973), Bennie and the Jets