Quotations About / On: RED

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    Red face at night, drunkard's delight. Red still by morning, drunkard his warning.
    (Mark R. Elias)
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    Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow—red, yellow, brown, black and white—and we're all precious in God's sight.
    (Jesse Jackson (b. 1941), U.S. clergyman, civil rights leader. Speech, July 16, 1984, Democratic National Convention, San Francisco. Quoted in The Harper Book of American Quotations, ed. Gorton Carruth and Eugene Ehrlich (1988). Jackson added, "My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.")
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    It is merely a linguistic peculiarity, not a logical fact, that we say "that is red" instead of "that reddens," either in the sense of growing, becoming, red, or in the sense of making something else red.
    (John Dewey (1859-1952), U.S. philosopher. Originally published in The Symposium (1930). "Qualitative Thought," repr. In On Experience, Nature and Freedom, ed. Richard J. Bernstein (1960).)
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  • 4.
    Eating the red apple with the muse of love.
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
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    The massacre bleeds red, the screams do grow, then silent night does come
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    Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.
    (Liz Smith (b. 1923), U.S. journalist, author. American Way, syndicated column (Sept. 3, 1985). "Most good gossip columnists," Smith wrote in 1991, "have a touch of Savonarola in them.")
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    You can't be a Red if you're married to a civil servant.
    (Doris Lessing (b. 1919), British novelist. Stella to Martha Quest, in A Proper Marriage, ch. 1, p. 20, Simon and Schuster (1952).)
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    Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse.
    (Anzia Yezierska (c. 1881-1970), Polish author. Red Ribbon on a White Horse, ch. 9 (1950). Of Poland, in letter from Boruch Shlomoe Mayer to Anzia Yezierska.)
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    A blond in a red dress can do without introductions—but not without a bodyguard.
    (Rona Jaffe (b. 1932), U.S. novelist. Quoted in Katharine Whitehorn, "Bottled in Blonde," Roundabout (1962).)
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    Little thinks, in the field, yon red-cloaked clown,
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. poet, essayist. Each and All (l. 1). . . New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford University Press.)
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