Quotations About / On: PURPLE

  • 1.
    Truth wears purple socks
    (Larry Schreckengost)
  • 2.
    “purple does something strange to me”
    (― Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last)
  • 3.
    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).)
  • 4.
    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.)
  • 5.
    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).)
  • 6.
    Holds the sun's cheer... every purple cherry.. and seed chariots of blooming new trees of cherry.
    (Saiom Shriver)
  • 7.
    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).)
  • 8.
    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).)
  • 9.
    The Queen of the house should be clothed in royalty (purple) , not covered in purple.
    -Phyllis Strong
    (Domestic Violence)
  • 10.
    '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)
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