Quotations About / On: YELLOW

  • 1.
    True love mellows and untrue love yellows.
  • 2.
    Glowing flame within lightbulb... yellow feathers of imprisoned bird
    (Saiom Shriver)
  • 3.
    A chaste woman ought not to die her hair yellow.
    (Menander (c. 342-291 B.C.), Greek playwright. Fragments, no. 610.)
  • 4.
    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.)
  • 5.
    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).)
  • 6.
    Perhaps it is enough to know that a yellow sun dripping through a blue sky can paint the forests the deepest green.
    (From 'Theology, ' a poem by Kenneth Salzmann)
  • 7.
    There Was a Country in which the Half of a Yellow Sun shone on The Famished Road...
  • 8.
    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).)
  • 9.
    ... 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).)
  • 10.
    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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