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34 Lemon Quotes to Squeeze More Zest into Your Life

Dayna Remus
Feb 06, 2023
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We are all familiar with the saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade," which is meant to encourage us to use adversity to our advantage. However, it is only one of the many sayings related to this yellow fruit, such as the 34 lemon quotes below.

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Lemon trees, lemon stands, and lemon juice; all elicit positive feelings in us as we think of picking the lemons from the tree, enjoying selling lemonade with our friends, and drinking a refreshing glass of lemon juice.

One fruit itself can indeed bring up many feelings and memories but also thoughts and insights. Get to know many interesting commentaries on lemons by reading the 34 quotes below.

Sijdah Hussain’s quote from "Red Sugar, No More": “Life isn't just about getting lemons out of it. An unexpected turn and a kind smile warms you up on the coldest of days." | Image: AmoDays

Sijdah Hussain’s quote from "Red Sugar, No More": “Life isn't just about getting lemons out of it. An unexpected turn and a kind smile warms you up on the coldest of days." | Image: AmoDays

Lemon Life Lesson Quotes

"As you go about your daily life, you will encounter many lemons. Sour expressions, sour attitudes, sour auras! The good thing is that if you don't want to be a lemon, you don't have to be! Just don't let those lemons rub themselves all over you! And you don't even have to save them! Let lemons be lemons! One of the most important things that I have ever learned is that I don't have to save people." ― C. JoyBell C.

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"When life gives you lemons, make sure you know whose eyes you need to squeeze them in." ― Colleen Hoover

"Praying is another way of singing. You plant in the tree the soul of lemons. You plant in the gardens the spirit of roses." ― Dannie Abse

"Life isn't just about getting lemons out of it. An unexpected turn and a kind smile warms you up on the coldest of days." ― Sijdah Hussain, "Red Sugar, No More"

When Life Gives You Lemons Quotes

Colleen Hoover’s quote: "When life gives you lemons, make sure you know whose eyes you need to squeeze them in." | Image: AmoDays

Colleen Hoover’s quote: "When life gives you lemons, make sure you know whose eyes you need to squeeze them in." | Image: AmoDays

"If life gives you lemons, don't settle for simply making lemonade—make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand." Elizabeth Gilbert

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"When life gives you Lemons, you tell life to get a life because lemons are a terrible gift." ― Patrick Schell

"When life gives you lemons, you don't make lemonade. You use the seeds to plant a whole orchardan entire franchise! Or you could just stay on the Destiny Bus and drink lemonade someone else has made from a can." ― Anthon St. Maarten

"I want to make lemonade out of the lemons that were dealt to me." ― Baron Hill

"It's not what happens to you, but how you handle it. If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If the lemons are rotten, take out the seeds and plant them in order to grow new lemons." ― Louise Hay

Elizabeth Gilbert’s quote: "If life gives you lemons, don't settle for simply making lemonade—make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand." | Image: AmoDays

Elizabeth Gilbert’s quote: "If life gives you lemons, don't settle for simply making lemonade—make a glorious scene at a lemonade stand." | Image: AmoDays

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"When life gives you lemons, order the lobster tail!" ― Zaid K. Abdelnour

"When life hands you lemonade, don't try to make lemons" ― Vince Guthrie

"When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade; make pink lemonade. Be unique." ― Wanda Sykes

"When life gives you lemons, chuck them right back." ― Bill Watterson

"Any waste stream in our society can be turned into a revenue stream. It's turning the lemons in our society into lemonade." ― Billy Parish

John Rzeznik’s quote: "If life hands you a lemon, throw it at someone." | Image: AmoDays

John Rzeznik’s quote: "If life hands you a lemon, throw it at someone." | Image: AmoDays

"When life gives you lemons, you exchange them at the store for something more edible." ― Grace Helbig

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"You have to turn the lemons life gives you into lemonade, and you have to take time to sit back and enjoy it." ― Jon Jones

"If life hands you a lemon, throw it at someone." ― John Rzeznik

"If life gives you lemons, make some kind of fruity juice." ― Conan O'Brien

"When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. I have several stands around here." ― James Brady

Grace Helbig’s quote: "When life gives you lemons, you exchange them at the store for something more edible.”  | Image: AmoDays

Grace Helbig’s quote: "When life gives you lemons, you exchange them at the store for something more edible.” | Image: AmoDays

"I have two choices: Sit at home and feel sorry for myself, or make lemonade out of lemons." ― Stormy Daniels

"When life gives you lemons, sell them and buy a pineapple. How to better your life 101." ― Davin Turney

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Practical Lemon Quotes

"The humble lemon contains most of the vitamins and minerals. It has magical and wonderful healing powers." ― Dr. Rajiv Sharma

"Bright yellow lemons twinkled in the twilight sun on a terrace tree, and far beyond my window, San Francisco lay flat like a pastel toy." ― Aspen Matis, "Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir"

"When it comes to boosting the body's digestive and detox systems, lemon is a natural powerhouse with an energizing tangy flavor." ― Theresa Cheung

Dr. Rajiv Sharma’s quote: "The humble lemon contains most of the vitamins and minerals. It has magical and wonderful healing powers." | Image: AmoDays

Dr. Rajiv Sharma’s quote: "The humble lemon contains most of the vitamins and minerals. It has magical and wonderful healing powers." | Image: AmoDays

"This is kind of weird, but I eat lemons with salt as snack. They're so good!" ― Becky G

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"Anytime the perfume of orange and lemon groves wafts in the window; the human body has to feel suffused with a languorous well-being." ― Frances Mayes

"Nothing says 'sunshine' in the kitchen or on a menu like lemon." ― Lori Longbotham

Penny Stanway’s quote: "The lovely right fruit of the lemon tree offers a tart and flavorful source of fiber, plus vitamin C and other nutrients." | Image: AmoDays

Penny Stanway’s quote: "The lovely right fruit of the lemon tree offers a tart and flavorful source of fiber, plus vitamin C and other nutrients." | Image: AmoDays

"We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors, and furniture polish is made from real lemons." ― Alfred Newman

"The lovely right fruit of the lemon tree offers a tart and flavorful source of fiber, plus vitamin C and other nutrients." ― Penny Stanway

"I love fresh citrus and always keep lemons, limes, and oranges on hand; they come in handy for spritzing up quickly grilled meats, seafoods, and vegetables, especially when followed up by a quick drizzle of extra virgin olive oil." ― Emeril Lagasse

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"Lemons clean everything. It's the greatest disinfectant." ― Sandra Bullock

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Quotes

Aspen Matis’ quote from "Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir”:"That evening after dinner, I picked lemons from the tree in the backyard, the fruits golden bulbs under the rising moon." | Image: AmoDays

Aspen Matis’ quote from "Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir”:"That evening after dinner, I picked lemons from the tree in the backyard, the fruits golden bulbs under the rising moon." | Image: AmoDays

"That evening after dinner, I picked lemons from the tree in the backyard, the fruits golden bulbs under the rising moon." ― Aspen Matis, "Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir”

"A grapefruit is just a lemon that saw an opportunity and took advantage of it." ― Oscar Wilde

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She always told me that lemons clarify things; they symbolize happiness and hope. But when she died, I stopped believing lemons were anything more than a chore, something sour to squeeze every morning for pie. How ironic that it's a lemon drop that's changing everything for me."

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― Rachel Linden, "The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie"
Rachel Linden's quote from “The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie”: "She always told me that lemons clarify things; they symbolize happiness and hope. But when she died, I stopped believing lemons were anything more than a chore, something sour to squeeze everyIn all my work, I try to say - 'You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?' | Image: AmoDays

Rachel Linden's quote from “The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie”: "She always told me that lemons clarify things; they symbolize happiness and hope. But when she died, I stopped believing lemons were anything more than a chore, something sour to squeeze everyIn all my work, I try to say - 'You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?' | Image: AmoDays

So next time you enjoy a lemon, no matter how bitter and sour it may be, remember all the lessons it has to teach us on a philosophical but also practical level. Everything is useful in so many ways if we have the innovation to have a real look.

Another helpful species also found in nature is the cactus, which brings with it many physical benefits and life lessons. To learn more, read these 49 cactus quotes.

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