Quotations About / On: PINK

  • 1.
    I am the very pink of courtesy.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Mercutio, in Romeo and Juliet, act 2, sc. 4, l. 57. "Pink" means embodiment or perfection.)
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  • 2.
    You know, that stuff about pink elephants, that's the bunk. It's little animals. Little tiny turkeys in straw hats. Midget monkeys coming through the keyholes.
    (Billy Wilder (b. 1906), Austrian-born U.S., and Charles Brackett (1892-1969), U.S. screenwriter. Bim (Frank Faylen), The Lost Weekend, talking about what happens when a person has the DTs (1945).)
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  • 3.
    To tell you the truth, I'm relieved that the Van Ripers are not coming. He's telling the same jokes he told twenty years ago and she dyes her hair. I think it's a shrimp pink now.
    (Adele Comandini, and Edward Sutherland. Michael O'Brien (Charles Winninger), Beyond Tomorrow, when the three partners are stood up for a dinner engagement (1940). Original story by Mildred Cram and Adele Comandini.)
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  • 4.
    Tell a scoundrel, three or four times a day, that he is the pink of probity, and you make him at least the perfection of "respectability" in good earnest. On the other hand, accuse an honorable man, too petinaciously, of being a villain, and you fill him with a perverse ambition to show you that you are not altogether in the wrong.
    (Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. author. "Pinakidia 233," Southern Literary Messenger (1849). The self shaped by the world.)
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  • 5.
    ..she repeats overheard conversations at dirty tables, customers politely pretend not to hear the gossip-large confessions of littler lives pasted Hopper-like to diner windows' glaring reflections without error there where the only self-reflecting going on is the scribbler in the pink booth perversely taking it all in, thinking, feeling, penning it down in notebooks looking for himself in those echoes with your stolen shades on, eternally cool in his capacity to tolerate what you call 'the great densities' - immense absurdities de le quotidian...

    ...The writer's eye observes, swerves to miss the Mexican kid chasing the ball into Same Old Street, notes it with caffeine amphetamine-laced, and black ink traces the visionary company of love in stubbed cigarettes, sputum maps coughed and spat.
    (from 'A Gypsy Cab Author Caught In A Texas Milky Way, A Letter Poem To M. Meursault')
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  • 6.
    Knowing that froggie fear was engendered by horsie hooves,
    Pegasus grew wings and then he arose framed by a sky of orange pink and rose.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 7.
    Roses are pink. Violets are violet. Our love for you
    is forever inviolate
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 8.
    Over the shoulders of April's winter trees..Mother Earth has thrown a pink shawl as light as the
    morning breeze.. but two moons later it was tossed for her favorite: a sari of jade
    of many green shades
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 9.
    Little Tree, Little Tree, I wonder where you are
    to thank you for the sweet pink fruit you did weave
    from distant star.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 10.
    Once they came on a maple in a glade,
    Standing alone with smooth arms lifted up,
    And every leaf of foliage she'd worn
    Laid scarlet and pale pink about her feet.
    (Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Maple.")
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