Forbidden fruit is a phrase that originates from Genesis concerning Adam and Eve in Genesis 2:16–17. In the narrative, the fruit came from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and was eaten by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. As a metaphor, the phrase typically refers to any indulgence or pleasure that is considered illegal or immoral. It may also refer to something potentially dangerous or harmful, particularly relating to human sexuality.
Famous quotes containing the words forbidden and/or fruit:
“Thats metaphysics, my dear fellow. Its forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach wont take it.”
—Boris Pasternak (18901960)
“I have never, in all my various travels, seen but two sorts of people ... I mean men and women, who always have been, and ever will be, the same. The same vices and the same follies have been the fruit of all ages, though sometimes under different names.”
—Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (16891762)