God uses pressure, pain and difficulties to prepare us for Greater Things. Just like pressure is used to squeeze out oil from the olives, and pressure shapes diamonds, and fire refines gold....God does the same with us, to bring out our inner treasures.

Jeanette Coron

Home-made bread rubbed with garlic and sprinkled with olive oil, shared-with a flask of wine-between working people, can be more convivial than any feast.

Patience Gray

Wine is how we would like life to be, but olive oil is how life is: fruity, pungent, with a hint of complex bitterness.

Tom Mueller