Quotations About / On:
“purple does something strange to me”
(― Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last)
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).)
These mad mustachio purple-hued maltworms.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Gadshill, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 2, sc. 1, l. 74-5.
Beer-drinkers whose mustaches are stained with drink.)
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).)
Holds the sun's cheer... every purple cherry.. and seed chariots of blooming new trees of cherry.
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).)
He wrapped himself in quotationsas 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).)
The Queen of the house should be clothed in royalty (purple) , not covered in purple.
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.
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).)