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.
'Most of my happiness is just the rain falling, balmy wind, or the smell of leaves, combined with a little philosophical meaning. I love it when my notes don't get wet, and when the sky turns purple. Sometimes I feel like a wizard. I have found it is important, unfortunately, to keep all of this outside my head.'
(- -Nathan Coppedge, November 2016)
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.