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Quotations About / On: COLOR

  • 1.
    You look rather rash my dear your colors don't quite match your face.
    (Daisy Ashford (1881-1972), British writer. Mr. Salteena, in The Young Visiters, ch. 2, "Starting Gaily," (published 1919). Written when the author was aged nine.)
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  • 2.
    You know, honey, us colored folks is branches without roots and that makes things come round in queer ways.
    (Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Nanny, in Their Eyes Were Watching God, ch. 2, J.P. Lippincott (1937).)
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  • 3.
    Seeing their children touched and seared and wounded by race prejudice is one of the heaviest crosses which colored women have to bear.
    (Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954), African American author, speaker, and social reformer. A Colored Woman in a White World, ch. 2 (1940).)
  • 4.
    By convention there is color, by convention sweetness, by
    convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and space.
    (Democritus (c. 460-400 B.C.), Greek philosopher, cosmologist. Fragments of the Presocratics, Fragment 125. Statement of early atomism.)
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  • 5.
    Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
    (Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish artist. Trans. in Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Picasso: Fifty Years of His Art (1946). Conversation avec Picasso, vol. 10, no. 10, Cahiers d'Art (Paris, 1935).)
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  • 6.
    Thought maps existence; fantasy colors it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 7.
    The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
    (William Gibson (b. 1948), U.S. science fiction (cyberpunk) writer. Neuromancer, ch. 1, Ace Science Fiction (1984). Infamous opening sentence of the quintessential "cyberpunk" novel.)
  • 8.
    True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow.
    (Edward Hoagland (b. 1932), U.S. novelist, essayist. Weekend Guardian (London, Jan. 20-21, 1990).)
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  • 9.
    Actors work and slave—and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.
    (Helen Hayes (1900-1993), U.S. actor. On Reflection, ch. 4 (1968). Remembering actor John Drew's search for a little girl who could play her younger self in a production of The Prodigal Husband. Hayes, at thirteen, was playing a ten-year-old, and the child's hair was required to be the same ash-blonde shade as hers.)
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  • 10.
    It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddie them on a screen.
    (Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell), A Clockwork Orange, as he is forced to view violent films in an attempt to cure him of criminal behavior (1971).)
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