Quotations About / On: YELLOW

  • 1.
    A chaste woman ought not to die her hair yellow.
    (Menander (c. 342-291 B.C.), Greek playwright. Fragments, no. 610.)
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  • 2.
    So, she will never leap up that way again, with the yellow flash of
    a mountain lion's long shoot!
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British poet. Mountain Lion (l. 37). . . The Complete Poems [D. H. Lawrence]. Vivian de Sola Pinto and Warren Roberts, eds. (1993) Penguin Books.)
  • 3.
    The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick.
    (L. Frank Baum (1856-1919), U.S. author. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, ch. 2 (1900). The words do not appear thus in the film (1939), which features the song, Follow the Yellow Brick Road.)
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  • 4.
    There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
    (Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Dutch painter. Letter, June 1888. The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, vol. 3, no. B6 (1958).)
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  • 5.
    The canoe and yellow birch, beech, maple, and elm are Saxon and Norman, but the spruce and fir, and pines generally, are Indian.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 120, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 6.
    who scribbled all night rocking and rolling over lofty incantations which in the yellow morning were stanzas of gibberish.
    (Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Howl (l. 51). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.)
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  • 7.
    That's my problem, chaplain: I'm yellow. PFC Bernstein—plumb, fat coward. Hey, can you get a Section 8 for being yellow?
    (James Poe, U.S. screenwriter, and Based On Play. Robert Aldrich. Bernstein (Robert Strauss), Attack! (1956).)
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  • 8.
    A terrible, beetle-browed, mastiff-mouthed, yellow-skinned, broad-bottomed, grim-taciturn individual; with a pair of dull-cruel-looking black eyes, and as much Parliamentary intellect and silent-rage in him ... as I have ever seen in any man.
    (Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian. Letter, June 24, 1824, to his brother. New Letters of Thomas Carlyle (1904).)
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  • 9.
    Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit.
    (Jerome Cady, U.S. screenwriter, and Lewis Milestone. Captain Ross (Dana Andrews), The Purple Heart (1944).)
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  • 10.
    ... a legitimate revolution must be led by, made by those who have been most oppressed: black, brown, yellow, red, and white women—with men relating to that the best they can.
    (Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. author, feminist, and child actor. Goodbye to All That (January 1970).)
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