Quotations About / On: PURPLE

  • 1.
    When the soldier is hit by a cannon-ball, rags are as becoming as purple.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, pp. 28-29, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 2.
    Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.
    (Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens, epigraph (1983).)
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  • 3.
    Holds the sun's cheer... every purple cherry.. and seed chariots of blooming new trees of cherry.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 4.
    There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Redburn (1849), ch. 55, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 4, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1969).)
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  • 5.
    He wrapped himself in quotations—as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
    (Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British author, poet. "The Finest Story in the World," Many Inventions (1893).)
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  • 6.
    The Queen of the house should be clothed in royalty (purple) , not covered in purple.
    -Phyllis Strong
    (Domestic Violence)
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  • 7.
    Be different. Be original. Nobody will remember a specific flower in a garden filled with thousands of the same yellow flower, BUT they will remember the one that managed to change its color to purple.
    (Suzy Kassem)
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  • 8.
    Genius is talent provided with ideals. Genius starves while talent wears purple and fine linen. The man of genius of today will in fifty years' time be in most cases no more than a man of talent.
    (Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), British author. A Writer's Notebook, Doubleday (1949).)
  • 9.
    While making this portage I saw many splendid specimens of the great purple fringed orchis, three feet high. It is remarkable that such delicate flowers should here adorn these wilderness paths.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 232, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 10.
    Red Rose, White Rose
    White rose of York
    Red of Lancaster
    Seeing only each
    other's thorns
    did cause disaster.
    But centuries
    onward flow
    Now in peace
    side by side
    they grow
    and their pink children
    wed purple asters.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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