Color Quotes


Blueness doth express trueness.- Ben Jonson

 

White...is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black...God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.- G. K. Chesterton

 

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.- John Ruskin

 

Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.- Oscar Wilde

 

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.- Pablo Picasso

 

Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.- Paul Klee

 

The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.- Vincent van Gogh

 

When I'm writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail: the color a room is painted, the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain.-Donna Tartt

 

The job of the novelist is to invent: to embroider, to color, to embellish, to make things up.-Donna Tartt

 

Color harmony was thrown out years ago, as restrictive chains were broken forming my free style.-Frank Bruno

 

I'm passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement. To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle.-Arthur Rubinstein

 

Unless the guitar works as a color, then I don't use it, so I haven't been playing guitar too much lately.-Trevor Rabin

 

I got beat up up in Texas because my bootlaces were the wrong color.-Fairuza Balk

 

Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind.-Maxwell Bodenheim

 

We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in color and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types.-Joseph Priestley

 

Psychology is still trying to explain the perception of the position of an object in space, along with its shape, size, and so on, and to understand the sensations of color.-James J. Gibson

 

I have a lot of fans who are people of color. I think, if nothing else, I kind of understand that sense of being on the outside looking in, culturally.-Wes Craven

 

Well, again working strictly to the film, where you had this lovely, lovely land of brightness and color. And everybody is smiling and happy and butterflies flitting around and it was that kind of image that, it was like a dream world, really.-George Martin

 

Entertainment is in art like color in pictures.-Martin Kippenberger

 

Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.-Mohammed Naguib

 

I love color and I love to dress like a woman.-Lisa Guerrero

 

The biggest misconception about me is the bad-boy image that everyone stuck me into due to my tattoos, drug days and the constant changes I make with my hair color.-A. J. McLean

 

Green is my favorite. And it's my favorite because it's the color of my wife's eyes, grass, trees, life, and money, and mother earth!-Casper Van Dien

 

America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.-Jesse Jackson

 

The colors I choose there was to paint the first hotel, the Disneyland Hotel. Because of the cloudy sky we had in Paris, it had to be a particular kind of color who will fight those grey days. And also something you can see when you're driving up 'There it is! We're arriving!'-John Hench

 

Color is a very critical thing. I've found that architects don't like colors. Engineers too. And so somebody has to stand in. Because this is the finish of it. It is the emotional part of a structure. I had great satisfaction in doing that.-John Hench

 

I thought that it would be easier to learn that if I worked in motion pictures. So I went to work with one motion picture producer who was developing a color system. This didn't do to me much good. All I did was pick filters for the camera.-John Hench

 

It's almost a responsibility for all the people of the United Kingdom, regardless of race, color or creed, and an understanding that you have an individual connection with each and every one.-Prince Andrew

 

I keep the drafts of each poem in color-coded folders. I pick up the folders according to how I feel about that color that day.-Rita Dove

 

Because people of color will definitely, definitely become the power base in the Western Hemisphere.-Edward James Olmos

 

We were like bishops of opposite color.-Boris Spassky

 

The West is color. Its colors are animal rather than vegetable, the colors of earth and sunlight and ripeness.-Jessamyn West

 

We are prophetic interrogators. Why are so many people hungry? Why are so many people and families in our shelters? Why do we have one of six of our children poor, and one of three of these are children of color? 'Why?' is the prophetic question.-Jim Wallis

 

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon.-George Aiken

 

They give me the money, I give them the book. Having input into the adaptation would be kind of like selling a house and coming back three years later and saying, 'Paint it this color!'-Robert B. Parker

 

First of all, I always see the sun! The way I want to identify myself and others is with halos here and there halos, movements of color. And that, I believe, is rhythm.-Robert Delaunay

 

On the other hand, the artist has much to do in the realm of color construction, which is so little explored and so obscure, and hardly dates back any farther than to the beginning of Impressionism.-Robert Delaunay

 

Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray.-Joe Garagiola

 

California lacks a lot of the rules and restrictions the East has. Every house is a different style, different material, different color. There's a lot of craziness out there.-Parker Stevenson

 

Our religion does not discriminate according to color, sex or anything else. What counts is piety and faith.-King Hussein I

 

When they show the destruction of society on color TV, I want to be able to look out over Los Angeles and make sure they get it right.-Phil Ochs

 

Being born, especially being born a person of color, is a political act in itself.-Andres Serrano

 

It's a very typical UFO sighting. Carter said it changed color and, in the physical report, described it as being about the size of the moon. And he saw it with about twenty-five other people.-Dwight Schultz

 

I like to use the audience as my color palette, my instrument.-Bobby McFerrin

 

Everything can be killed except nostalgia for the kingdom, we carry it in the color of our eyes, in every love affair, in everything that deeply torments and unties and tricks.-Julio Cortazar

 

Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real.-Amy Grant

 

It's not color, it's like pouring 40 tablespoons of sugar water over a roast.-John Huston

 

In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being.-Paul Robeson

 

Why hate someone for the color of their skin when there are much better reasons to hate them.-Denis Leary

 

You must understand as a kid of color in those days, the Harlem Globetrotters were like being movie stars.-Wilt Chamberlain

 

Modesty is the color of virtue.-Diogenes of Sinope

 

In common with Michelangelo and Rembrandt I am more interested in the line, its rise and fall, than in color.-Edvard Munch

 

For example, in painting the form arises from abstract elements of line and color, while in cinema the material concreteness of the image within the frame presents - as an element - the greatest difficulty in manipulation.-Sergei Eisenstein

 

The primary victims of Katrina, those who were given the least help by the government, those rescued last or not at all, were overwhelmingly people of color largely hidden from the mainstream of society.-Jonathan Kozol

 

The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice.-Andres Segovia

 

In my photography, color and composition are inseparable. I see in color.-William Albert Allard

 

I'd become sort of involved in things that were happening to people. No matter what color they be, whether they be Indians, or Negroes, the poor white person or anyone who was I thought more or less getting a bad shake.-Gordon Parks

 

I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.-Grandma Moses

 

It was tremendously satisfying to watch this color parade.-Erno Rubik

 

Freedom is an indivisible word. If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not, no matter what their race or the color of their skin.-Wendell Willkie

 

They're keeping friction going between people from the East and the West. One thing we all got in common is your color, which is Black and Latino, which is our family.-Afrika Bambaataa

 

There's one thing which I hate about color films... people who use up a lot of their despairing producer's money by working in the laboratory to bring out the dominant hues, or to make color films where there isn't any color.-Claude Chabrol

 

I like making black and white films in natural surroundings, but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio where the colors are easier to control.-Claude Chabrol

 

Some colors are very difficult to render, and you must compensate to get the color you want on the screen.-Claude Chabrol

 

I'm gonna do the whole bedroom in camel color - it's an old lady color.-Amy Sedaris

 

I used to hate doing color. I hated transparency film. The way I did color was by not wanting to know what kind of film was in my camera.-Helmut Newton

 

I love to study the many things that grow below the corn stalks and bring them back to the studio to study the color. If one could only catch that true color of nature - the very thought of it drives me mad.-Andrew Wyeth

 
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