Colour Quotes

Colour Quotes by Ashley Cole, Derek Jarman, Fay Godwin, Leslie Charteris, Madeline Stuart, Mary Berry and many others.

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At the end of the day, I’m human. I’m English – I was born here. Of course I’m a different colour from you, but I’m still human. The main thing is, I’m human – like everyone else. Because I’m a different colour doesn’t mean there is a difference.
Ashley Cole
Indian yellow, banned. Cows were poisoned with mango leaves and the colour was made from their urine. It is the bright yellow in Indian miniatures. Although yellow occupies one-twentieth of the spectrum, it is the brightest colour.
Derek Jarman
After Land I wanted to continue exploring the theme but I needed a new challenge so turned to colour. I explored Bradford and produced a series of urban landscapes that I liked, but because Land had made such an impact on the general public my colour work wasn’t reviewed.
Fay Godwin
I am an absurd idealist. But I believe that all that must come true. For, unless it comes true, the world will be laid desolate. And I believe that it can come true.
Leslie Charteris
A model is supposed to represent reality, and in reality, people come in all shapes, sizes, nationality, and colour.
Madeline Stuart
Before the start of each new series, I go shopping for my ‘Bake Off’ wardrobe. I’ve got increasingly confident with my look and now wear much more colour than I did at the start.
Mary Berry
One should be a painter. As a writer, I feel the beauty, which is almost entirely colour, very subtle, very changeable, running over my pen, as if you poured a large jug of champagne over a hairpin.
Virginia Woolf
It is only after years of struggle and deprivation that the young artist should touch color – and then only in the company of his betters.
El Greco
I use a wide selection of colours. It is impossible to produce work like mine using only the primary colours as they only mix a certain range of colour.
John Dyer
I still hear you humming, Mama. The colour of your song calls me home. The colour of your words saying, Let her be. She got a right to be different. She gonna stumble on herself one of these days. Just let the child be. And I be, Mama.
Sonia Sanchez
I always overwrite – really awful, long bits of script – and then I trim it down to the bare bones and then add a little bit to colour it in. At the end of all of my stories, I test for wordless comprehension. So I remove the text and see if it works by itself. And if it does, I feel that that’s a successful story.
Shaun Tan
Obviously, the cinematography of films is art, just as a still shot can be art. If I’m watching a Wes Anderson movie, the colour palettes alone, and the way they’re painted, could be art. With music, you’re a little bit limited, of course, because it’s only audio.
Frank Ocean
I’ve always loved interiors and the way a home can positively affect your life. Since I was very young, I’ve rearranged rooms, changed colour and pattern, and loved renovating and decorating my own homes as an adult.
Rochelle Humes
I’ve always been into dark colours.
Jeremy Irvine
Grey has no agenda. . . . Grey has the ability, that no other colour has, to make the invisible visible.
Roma Tearne
I was looking around this room, this sea of industry folk. If I had have worn black and white, somebody would have asked me to get them a cocktail; the only other people of colour there were servers.
Yvonne Orji
I don’t think that we are capable of anything like this many possible colour responses. Instead I argue that the perception of colour differences between two surfaces viewed side-by-side is a gestalt phenomenon.
David Papineau
I love jell-o. I love the way it comes in rainbow colours, wiggles and jiggles and looks like brains.
Megan McDonald
To plant and maintain a flower border, with a good scheme for colour, is by no means the easy thing that is commonly supposed.
Gertrude Jekyll
Colours are what drive me most strongly.
Stevie Smith
People always say you can’t do a red lip if you have red hair but I’ve never shied away from it. I think you can absolutely do that. It’s more about hair colour and complexion.
Kate Walsh
The sensation of colour cannot be accounted for by the physicist’s objective picture of light-waves.
Erwin Schrodinger
There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.
Edouard Manet
You have to be respectful. Don’t ask for respect if you are not respectful. It’s not depending on your sexuality, your gender or the colour of your skin. It should be in the focus to live a respectful life.
Conchita Wurst
Evolution could so easily be disproved if just a single fossil turned up in the wrong date order. Evolution has passed this test with flying colours.
Richard Dawkins
Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.
Paul Cezanne
Layering is always a great way to look different and to keep your look younger. Basic tees, vest tops, jackets, leggings, shrugs, etc, can be mixed up to add spunk, variety and colour to your look. A good sense of mix ‘n’ match is required to make this look work.
Tena Desae
A white man of authority don’t ever want to admit to someone of colour they was wrong.
Anthony Ray Hinton
If you change the way you tell your own story, you can change the colour and create a life in technicolour.
Isabel Allende
The problem of direct colour photography has been facing us since the turn of the last century.
Gabriel Lippmann
We’re made for the light of a cave and for twilight. Twilight is the time we see best. When we dim the light down, and the pupil opens, feeling comes out of the eye like touch. Then you really can feel colour, and experience it.
James Turrell
They said they wanted a lot of feathers, glitter, colourful colours. A costume. So I had a lady here in Calgary make it. She just kind of put together what I had in mind.
Owen Hart
Everything always looked better in black and white. Everything always looked as if it were the first time; there’s always more people in a black and white photograph. It just makes it seem that there were more people at a gig, more people at a football match, than with colour photography. Everything looks more exciting.
Jack Lowden
The colour of someone’s skin doesn’t explain anything.
Craig Revel Horwood
Your manners will depend very much upon the quality of what you frequently think on; for the soul is as it were tinged with the colour and complexion of thought.
Marcus Aurelius
It is evident that no derivative laws can teach the young student to see and apprehend colour in nature. His perception needs development as urgently as his muscles.
Walter J. Phillips
Complete independence through truth and non-violence means the independence of every unit, be it the humblest of the nation, without distinction of race, colour or creed.
Mahatma Gandhi
If you want to change your hair colour or your nail colour or things like that its fine, but you have to realize the dangers and repercussions of surgery.
Heidi Montag
I have improved the way in which I paint. The colours are cleaner and there is more energy in the brush work.
John Dyer
Beauty without colour seems somehow to belong to another world.
Murasaki Shikibu
Almost all great painters in old age arrive at the same kind of broad, simplified style, as if they wanted to summarise the whole of their experience in a few strokes and blobs of colour.
Kenneth Clark
I love most things in my life. I feel it’s important to try and live life through adventure, colour and love.
Gemma Cairney
If you ask me about my chosen colour palette for the clothes I wear myself, I’m usually one for more neutral, subtle shades.
Gauri Khan
I think it’s because it was an emotional story, and emotions come through much stronger in black and white. Colour is distracting in a way, it pleases the eye but it doesn’t necessarily reach the heart.
Kim Hunter
All colours are arbitrary.
Carl Sagan
Everyone has a different colour as an actor. And the composite of all those colours hopefully creates something that’s fun to watch.
Jon Tenney
Seeing a film at the cinema, or a DVD or whatever at home, your brain is really receptive to not only whether the script’s working, or if the actors are acting well, but also the colours.
Crispian Mills
Aerial perspective has nothing to do with line, but concerns tones and colours, by the delicate manipulation of which an artist can suggest infinite distance.
Walter J. Phillips
The artist who pictures sounds as colours, who feels the difference in microns between one sea green and another… is not attending to what the world considers important.
Eric Maisel
When I hit 16, I got a scooter to ride to school. It was bright pink, and I saw on the ownership papers that Jonathan Ross once owned it. My friends slated me for it because of the colour, but it was cool. My father used to ride, and my mother’s boyfriend has a bike, so we’re a bit of a biker family.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster
You sit better on a colour that you like
Verner Panton
Doctor Doctor what is wrong with me This supermarket life is getting long What is the heart life of a colour TV What is the shelf life of a teenage queen
Roger Waters
If the image was sketched onto the canvas and spontaneously drawn, colour would often be restrained and unfree… The most important and the most difficult liberation process we went trough, the one that has distinguished our art, was the freeing of colour, the transition to a painterly spontaneity.
Asger Jorn
What is the problem with the advertising industry is they’re still, for me, what I call in Africa is the colonial mind of white men, because the black person or the other colour is out of the line. They’re not good for this sort of purpose.
Berhan Ahmed
The most important value I’ve taught my children is respect for every creed, colour or race. When we bleed, we bleed the same blood. I’ve always taught my kids never to look down on anyone or to not have anyone look down on them.
Viv Richards
Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard to talk about.
Roy Lichtenstein
Lipstick is iconic. It’s the one product that marks out an era, and a certain lip colour can define a season. It makes me feel more ‘done’. I wear a beige lip in the day, but red when I’m going somewhere – it makes that transition from day to night. I just slick it on; I don’t bother with lipliner.
Kate Moss
Homophobia’s just one form of abjection, and wherever you have a marker of deviance – skin colour, gender, gender identity, disability – you get the same mechanisms of prejudice.
Hal Duncan
I was just a huge fan of Blur, Suede, Elastica and Pulp, of course, even Menswear and Ocean Colour Scene.
Devendra Banhart
The strength of ‘Small Island’ is the fact that it deals with heavy issues in a way that is appealing to watch, and it’s a story that people can relate to no matter what colour you are.
Ashley Walters
I’ve had every colour hair you can think of.
Noah Cyrus
We live in a capitalist society and if we’re talking about the people at the bottom of the food chain, it’s women of colour.
Zawe Ashton
Grey is a colour that always seems on the eve of changing to some other colour.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
There’s many ways you communicate. With colour, texture, sound… Even words can communicate.
David Carson
I like to make things. I like making choices, choosing colours, evoking a spirit, a change.
Marc Jacobs
My favourite colour is red, but I also like jewel tones and monochrome, while my preferred shapes include A-line skirts and skinny trousers.
Tamzin Merchant
When we make those guitars we make tons of prototypes, I have all those. And once a guitar has come out there’s all different versions and colours and woods and I have all those. There’s hundreds of them.
John Petrucci
I did my first film Junglee and it became a hit. That film was the first one to bring the real colour on the big screen, which was Eastmancolor.
Saira Banu
For three days now this angel, almost too heavenly for earth has been my fiancГ©e … Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant colours. Upon his engagement to Johanne Osthof of Brunswick; they married 9 Oct 1805.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
It is wonderful how much depends upon the relations of black and white A black and white, if properly balanced, suggests colour.
Winslow Homer
I’m from east LA. I don’t see colour.
Given that everyone’s got a voice, it’s the age of the democratisation of information through digital technology. That means women can rise up, and people of colour can rise up, and these stories are much more present to us. And that’s great.
Tim Minchin
The most admirable method is that by which each wash of colour, large or small, is never disturbed. It admits of practically no overpainting, sponging or scrubbing. The colour stays where it is put.
Walter J. Phillips
I’m one of those sad cases who’ve never wanted to be anything but a writer. I started writing my first novel when I was five years old. I have no idea what it was about, but I do remember spending considerable time trying to get the title right, though this had more to do with crayon colour than scansion.
Justine Larbalestier
Think colour! Know how to imagine it!
Gustave Moreau
I grew up in Welwyn Garden City, and when you’re a woman of colour in a predominantly white area, you become aware of prejudice from a young age.
Alesha Dixon
The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers.
Benjamin Banneker
It really should not matter which colour of skin a person has. I know where my roots are, and I know that I’ve been born and raised in Germany. I see myself as a German, and I like to show that.
Jerome Boateng
For one thing, I am still working as an adviser on fashion, design and colour and stuff.
Mary Quant
No small dabs of colour – you want plenty of paint to paint with.
John Singer Sargent
The White Company offers its loyalists an altogether better, whiter world. The White people have edited out any colours that aren’t white, off-white, milk chocolate, grey, taupe or black. They can’t be doing with Johnnie Boden’s cheery Sloane jokes, his spots and stripes, his occasional ‘if it’s me, it’s U’ loud colours.
Peter York
I have scars on my hands from touching certain people…Certain heads, certain colours and textures of human hair leave permanent marks on me.
J. D. Salinger
I am a great lover of art, in many forms: paintings, objets, textiles. I don’t have the talent for painting, but I have a very good sense of colour, a love of visual beauty.
Jacqueline Bisset
I have a chameleon quality and I’m able to transform completely to different looks from different decades, depending on the hair colour or make-up change.
Lydia Hearst
Colour-blindness always extends to the complementary colours. Those who are red blind are also green blind; those who are blind to blue have no consciousness of yellow. This law holds good for all mental phenomena; it is a fundamental condition of consciousness.
Otto Weininger
Perhaps all romance is like that; not a contract between equal parties but an explosion of dreams and desires that can find no outlet in everyday life. Only a drama will do and while the fireworks last the sky is a different colour.
Jeanette Winterson
Water colours are wet colours in water.
David Hockney
Those who can serve best, those who help most, those who sacrifice most, those are the people who will be loved in life and honoured in death, when all questions of colour are swept away and when in a free country free citizens shall meet on equal grounds.
Annie Besant
Maybe because I’m mixed race, I don’t see the colour when I look at Meghan; I just see a beautiful, articulate, lovely woman who has stolen the heart of Harry, and I wish them a lifetime of happiness.
Alesha Dixon
Parting day Dies like the dolphin, whom each pang imbues With a new colour as it gasps away, The last still loveliest, till-‘t is gone, and all is gray.
Lord Byron
That’s what the internet is: it’s like bombarding your eyeballs with these myriad blinking colour lights. It’s like trying to watch a movie on your phone in the middle of Times Square.
Michel Gondry
Louis de Bernires is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh. . .he has only to look into his world, one senses, for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and taste.
A. S. Byatt
Life without dreams is like a rainbow without colours.
Greyson Chance
Cram nailed his colours to the mast and threw down the Great Pretender
Ron Pickering
The true colour of life is the colour of the body, the colour of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood.
Alice Meynell
Know and watch your heart. It’s pure but emotions come to colour it. So let your mind be like a tightly woven net to catch emotions and feelings that come, and investigate them before you react.
Ajahn Chah
Since 1980, Republican shredding of the social safety net has disproportionately hit women, particularly women of colour.
Heather Cox Richardson
I can understand when people say that they’re not a big fan of my music. That’s an individual opinion, and I respect that. But you don’t have the right to comment on my choice of citizenship, my skin colour, or my religion. It’s not open to discussion.
Adnan Sami
On the sets of the movie ‘Manto,’ I found that one of the challenges of embodying real-life stories is the mixed medium of facts and imagination, and how one’s collage of experiences colour ones representation on celluloid.
Tahir Raj Bhasin
Political disagreements have the colour and fragrance that normally is seen and felt in a political bouquet, while remaining united on one issue that democracy is the future of Pakistan.
Asif Ali Zardari
Phoebe Marks was a person who never lost her individuality. Silent and self-contained, she seemed to hold herself within herself, and take no colour from the outer world.
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
My words are little jars For you to take and put upon a shelf. Their shapes are quaint and beautiful, And they have many pleasant colours and lustres To recommend them. Also the scent from them fills the room With sweetness of flowers and crushed grasses.
Amy Lowell
Our mind is the canvas on which the artists lay their colour; their pigments are our emotions; their chiaroscuro the light of joy, the shadow of sadness. The masterpiece is of ourselves, as we are of the masterpiece.
Okakura Kakuzo
When the effects of female jealousy do not appear openly in their proper colours of rage and fury, we may suspect that mischievous passion to be at work privately, and attempting to undermine, what it doth not attack above-ground.
Henry Fielding
My designs are slightly subversive in their way; it can be in the cut or the colour, but they’re always obtainable: they’re not so difficult that a 40-year-old woman wanting to go to a cocktail party looking foxy and a little bit different in something well-made would be alienated by them.
Giles Deacon
‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ – I’m not a lesbian, I’m not French, I’m not a woman, but I saw so much of myself in those women and in those characters. I saw different parts of myself than I ever would’ve seen if I hadn’t seen that film.
Justin Simien
Impressionism came about because it suddenly became apparent that pure colours mix in the eye in a more dazzling way than they have ever been mixed in paint.
Joseph Plaskett
The jackdaw, stript of her stolen colours, provokes our laughter.
The eighteenth-century view of the garden was that it should lead the observer to the enjoyment of the aesthetic sentiments of regularity and order, proportion, colour and utility, and, furthermore, be capable of arousing feelings of grandeur, gaiety, sadness, wildness, domesticity, surprise and secrecy.
Penelope Hobhouse
Whatever anyone does or says, I must be emerald and keep my colour.
Marcus Aurelius
You put a blob of yellow here, and another at the further edge of the canvas: straight away a rapport is established between them. Colour acts in the way that music does.
Georges Braque
Having a favourite colour is like having a favourite lung.
Sara Genn
People frequently ask me why I devote so much time to seeking out facts about man’s past…the past shows clearly that we all have a common origin and that our differences in race, colour and creed are only superficial.
Louis Leakey
I was lucky to get into drama school and become a professional actor. No-one ever mentioned the colour of my skin. It’s only when I came out of RADA – the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – that I suddenly realised people started to refer to me as a black actor.
David Harewood
I thought I could not breathe in that fine air That pure severity of perfect light I yearned for warmth and colour which I found In Lancelot.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I like extremely effeminate dogs like terriers or schnauzers. I make an exception for giant schnauzers and big poodles. Basically, I like dogs which can be dyed day-glo colours.
Jonathan Meades
Don’t put needless expense into painting a head! Don’t try to match tints! Rose and pearly colours blend into each other so that no one can unite them if painted separately. Keep the impression of your subject as one thing!
William Morris Hunt
I love my jackets and good tailoring. I love the designs and the colour.
John Boyega
I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.
Benjamin Banneker
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.
Ben Harper
We colour and mould according to the wants within us whatever our eyes bring in.
Thomas Hardy
And what colour do you suppose the inner depths of your soul are, Will Herondale?’ ‘Mauve,’ said Will.
Cassandra Clare
Anyone who knows of a provable instance of colour discrimination ought always to expose it.
George Orwell
We shouldn’t build a technology to colour, or grey out, what people say. The media in general is balanced, although there are a lot of issues to be addressed that the media rightly pick up on.
Tim Berners-Lee
All sorts of flowers the which on earth do spring
In goodly colours gloriously arrayed;
Go to my love, where she is careless laid
Edmund Spenser
My process is really quite organic, and starting a painting is one of the best parts for me. I always start in quite a loose and free way. I often put down one ground colour to begin with and then play off that.
Cecily Brown
If you’re a woman of colour and you have any level of education, you have to adapt.
Yvonne Orji
Not only do words infect, egotize, narcotize, and paralyze, but they enter into and colour the minutest cells of the brain. . . .
Rudyard Kipling
There is an investment of your own life experience in something as innocent as colour.
Stephen De Staebler
It is often said that the modern exhibition has ruined painting. It is an unfortunate fact that it does encourage competition, so that, to attract attention to his work, an artist is tempted to descend to sensationalism, whether it is expressed by strong colour, grotesque handling, unusual subject, or sheer size.
Walter J. Phillips
I have sat here happy in the gardens, Watching the still pool and the reeds And the dark clouds. . . . But though I greatly delight In these and the water lilies, That which sets me nighest to weeping Is the rose and white colour of the smooth flag-stones, And the pale yellow grasses Among them.
Richard Aldington
I made my new album ‘Colour Me Free!’ in a week with my own money.
Joss Stone
There’s a Legion that never was ‘listed, That carries no colours or crest, But, split in a thousand detachments, Is breaking the road for the rest.
Rudyard Kipling
For those colours which you wish to be beautiful, always first prepare a pure white ground.
Leonardo da Vinci
I think love is caramel. Sweet and fragant; always welcome. It is the gentle golden colour of a setting harvest sun; the warmth of a squeezed embrace; the easy melting of two souls into one and a taste that lingers even when everything else has melted away. Once tasted it is never forgotten.
Jenny Colgan
How long have we got to talk about women of colour and imposter syndrome. It’s a real thing, and many people have it. It’s, I think, a particular characteristic of the overachiever. Because you’re bottomless, you never think what you’ve achieved is enough.
Zawe Ashton
I would wish we would get to a place of colour-blind casting, where it didn’t matter what colour skin you are, where you came from, anybody could play anybody and we didn’t judge it.
Mena Massoud
This moment is so much bigger than me. It’s for every nameless, faceless woman of colour that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.
Halle Berry
When you say to a person of colour, ‘When I see you, I don’t see you Black; I just see everybody the same’ think about that. You don’t have the right to say to a person, ‘I do not see you as you are; I want to see you as I would be more comfortable seeing you.’
Jane Elliott
He flushed, the colour dark against his pale skin. ‘I mean. Tessa Gray, will you do me the honour of becoming my wife?’ Jem.
Cassandra Clare
If there is inequality, and that equates with colour, then I’m going to deal with it.
Forest Whitaker
The greatest of characters, no doubt, would be he, who, free of all trifling accidental helps, could see objects through one grand immutable medium, always at hand, and proof against illusion and time, reflecting every object in its true shape and colour through all the fluctuation of things.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
When I would visit my octopus friend, Octavia, at New England aquarium, usually she would look me in the face, flow right over to see me, and flush red with emotion when she took my arms in hers. Often when I’d stroke her she’d turn white beneath my touch, the colour of a relaxed octopus.
Sy Montgomery
Collect impressions. Don’t be in a hurry to write them down. Because that’s something music can do better than painting: it can centralise variations of colour and light within a single picture a truth generally ignored, obvious as it is.
Claude Debussy
I respect a lot the players: their hair and their hair colour.
Unai Emery
When I grew up, my race was not a thing. My identity was in my class. It was not about colour on my estate.
Michaela Coel
Winter solitude- in a world of one colour the sound of the wind.
Matsuo Basho
Beautiful colours can be bought in the shops on the Riatlo, but good drawing can only be bought from the casket of the artist’s talent with patient study and nights with out sleep.
I think vestigially there’s a synesthete in me but not like a real one who immediately knows what colour Wednesday is.
A. S. Byatt
When singing, you need performing skills and a bit of imagination. You have to treasure the emotions, and to not deviate from the colour of the song while pouring your heart into it.
Kim Tae-yeon
In practice it is possible to determine directly the skin colour and hence the ethnic affiliations of the ancient Egyptians by microscopic analysis in the laboratory; I doubt if the sagacity of the researchers who have studied the question has overlooked the possibility.
Cheikh Anta Diop
When I see a colour or hear a sound, I am aware of something, and not of nothing.
Charles D. Broad
The state exists to serve and protect every citizen, regardless of colour, creed, race or religion – and the welfare state should exist to and protect the populace in the same non-discriminatory and universal manner.
Mehdi Hasan
How many Christians live for appearances? Their life seems like a soap bubble. The soap bubble is beautiful, with all its colours! But it lasts only a second, and then what?
Pope Francis
For a long time I limited myself to one colour – as a form of discipline.
Pablo Picasso
I have done quite a few things that I’m not proud of. But now I can equate it to artistry without an outlet. At school, I couldn’t help but colour outside the lines. My passion just caused my reactions to be that much more volatile.
CeeLo Green
The autumn always gets me badly, as it breaks into colours. I want to go south, where there is no autumn, where the cold doesn’t crouch over one like a snow-leopard waiting to pounce.
D. H. Lawrence
I don’t want my children growing up in a world where they think that their heritage and skin colour could be judged negatively.
Rochelle Humes
I am hoping that, with the added wisdom of old age, I can still look ahead for an improvement in tone, line, colour and composition.
E. J. Hughes
With my social media posts on fairness creams, I felt really strongly that I needed to speak up about it because I think we can take baby steps. Colour and caste is engrained in our culture, but I don’t think it should be applauded or packaged and sold.
Abhay Deol
Colour as perceived by us is a function of three independent variables at least three are I think sufficient, but time will show if I thrive.
James Clerk Maxwell
With this record [The Colour and the Shape], I started taking the lyrics more seriously. This is a very personal album.
Dave Grohl
I was born in the seventies, age of bad haircuts and grainy colour photos.
Quentin S. Crisp
I got kicked out of four high schools just because people took issue with the colour of my skin. As if I could help the colour I was born.
Tionne Watkins
You think my paintings are calm, like windows in some cathedral? You should look again. I’m the most violent of all the American painters. Behind those colours there hides the final cataclysm.
Mark Rothko
The theme, or harmony, of a painting can be created by any one of its visual elements. A single colour… repetition of shapes… Light can be a theme.
Mike Svob
Often a purple patch or two is tacked on to a serious work of high promise, to give an effect of colour.
All the best artists have shown that the greatest achievement in the production of fine color is the concealment of pigments, and not the parade of them; and we may say the same of execution.
Asher Brown Durand
I’ve never claimed myself to be a particularly Asian R&B singer. I’m R&B, pure and simple, regardless of my skin colour. Should that matter? I think not.
Jay Sean
Just as music is noise that makes sense, a painting is colour that makes sense, so a story is life that makes sense.
Yann Martel
If you shut your eyes and are a lucky one, you may see at times a shapeless pool of lovely pale colours suspended in the darkness; then if you squeeze your eyes tighter, the pool begins to take shape, and the colours become so vivid that with another squeeze they must go on fire.
James M. Barrie
The essence of painting has actually always been to make it [the universal] plastically perceptible through colour and line.
Piet Mondrian
When we were babies, mum had to dress one of us in one colour, like blue and green, and she’d put a little mark on our hand or toe… she definitely had to sort us out.
Benji Madden
Colour itself is a degree of darkness.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The beauty of the air, from the air… You haven’t seen Australia unless you see it from the air. The coastline, the colours of the inland. The claypans, the forests. It’s just all so beautiful. You’d never see that from the road. People climb mountains to see these things. You see that every time you take off.
Nancy Bird Walton
The learned compute that seven hundred and seven millions of millions of vibrations have penetrated the eye before the eye can distinguish the tints of a violet. What philosophy can calculate the vibrations of the heart before it can distinguish the colours of love?
Bill Vaughan
So quiet and subtle is the beauty of December that escapes the notice of many people their whole lives through. Colour gives way to form: every branch distinct, in a delicate tracery against the sky. New vistas, obscured all Summer by leafage, now open up.
Flora Thompson
An optical impression is produced on our organs of sight which makes us classify as light, half-tone or quartertone, the surfaces represented by colour sensations. So that light does not exist for the painter.
Paul Cezanne
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.
Georgia O’Keeffe
The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.
Coco Chanel
Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing?
Pablo Picasso
When you grow up in that (multi-ethnic) environment, you see the world differently. Being a mixed-race child, I didn’t always see colour in people, I really didn’t. It was other people that made me see the colour all the time.
Halle Berry
Americans have their issues with skin colour, even within the black community, with light and dark skin; it’s crazy – but no one’s oblivious to it.
By this time, like one who had set out on his way by night, and travelled through a region of smooth or idle dreams, our history now arrives on the confines, where daylight and truth meet us with a clear dawn, representing to our view, though at a far distance, true colours and shapes.
John Milton
When there is a fountain of colours, they add charm to your life. In ignorance, emotions are a bother; in knowledge, the same emotions add colours.. enjoy the day with Wisdom!
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
It doesn’t matter what the colour of your skin is, your sexual preference, the region where you were born, your gender. We’re all equal… We can’t take certain minorities and think they have super powers and are different from the others.
Jair Bolsonaro
I will meet my countrymen. I understand only one language: that they are my countrymen, they are my brothers. You may see with whatever colour you want; Modi will not go into that colour.
Narendra Modi
The colour of my soul is iron-grey and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams.
Claude Debussy
I cut my hair myself and colour it. I know everybody in the hairdressing business despairs of me, but it’s so much easier to do it yourself.
Joanna Lumley
Being an artist and being a teacher are two conflicting things. When I paint, my work manifests the unexpected… In teaching it’s just the opposite. I must account for every line, shape and colour and I am forced to give an explanation of the inexplicable and account for the variety of styles the students present.
Pierre Alechinsky
When it comes to clothing, I’ve got one really hard and fast rule: never wear beige. That’s such an old-lady colour.
Jerry Hall
You’ll get unsociable people whatever the nationality, colour, race or creed. I guess the British abroad have probably got the worst record of anyone.
Ken Loach
From the colour the nature And by the nature the sign! Beatific spirits welding together As in one ash-tree in Ygdrasail.
Ezra Pound
As soon as I turned the key I saw it hanging, the color of fire and sunset. the colour of flamboyant flowers. ‘If you are buried under a flamboyant tree, ‘ I said, ‘your soul is lifted up when it flowers. Everyone wants that.’ She shook her head but she did not move or touch me.
Jean Rhys
Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond dimensions, whereas the other colours are not….All colours arouse specific associative ideas, psychologically material or tangible, while blue suggests at most the sea and sky, and they, after all, are in actual, visible nature what is most abstract.
Yves Klein
Ask yourself why a red carpet is red. It could be any colour.
Jake Gyllenhaal
When I was growing up, there weren’t that many queer girls of colour making music. So I just wanted to be able to exist, just to be that, without putting too much emphasis on it.
Arlo Parks
Beware of color theories. Theories in color photography are dangerous. The plain fact that there are so many of them proves my point.
Ernst Haas
Like a beautiful flower, full of colour, but without scent, are wise words when spoken, but fruitless these words are when not carried out by the speaker.
Gautama Buddha
Trust your feelings entirely about colour, and then, even if you arrive at no infallible colour theory, you will at least have the credit of having your own colour sense.
John F. Carlson
I’m not an abstractionist… I’m not interested in relationships of colour or form or anything else.
Mark Rothko
Studio heads seem to be getting the message that there is not only an audience out there, but there is a desire for people to see people of colour in central roles and in authoritative roles.
David Harewood
Colour is what gives jewels their worth. They light up and enhance the face. Nothing is more elegant than a black skirt and sweater worn with a sparkling multi-stoned necklace.
Christian Dior
I came to the destruction of volume by the use of the plane. This I accomplished by means of lines cutting the planes. But still, the plane remained too intact. So I came to making only lines and brought the colour within the lines. Now the only problem was to destroy these lines also through mutual oppositions.
Piet Mondrian
With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour.
Theodore Gericault
When will we get a female director-general of the BBC? Where is the colour when you go further up the food chain? It disappears.
Art Malik
I just love candles… the colour, the glow, the light.
Dimple Kapadia
We had to forge an alliance of strength based not on colour but on commitment to the total abolition of apartheid and oppression; we would seek allies, of whatever colour, as long as they were totally agreed on our liberation aims.
Oliver Tambo
I think for women, especially women of colour, hair has so much to do with our identity and our confidence levels. I’ve made a conscious choice after growing up and feeling insecure and trying to achieve this look that actually wasn’t me, where I’ve finally stopped relaxing my hair and went back to my natural texture.
Jillian Hervey
I have always loved tartans – such an ornamented type of weaving, so vivid in colour, and such a masculine aspect. But actually, I think tartans can be feminine or masculine.
Christian Louboutin
When somebody calls you stupid, if your face turns red from anger, it means that a part of you believes in this! When you call a wise man stupid, his colour never changes!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
Robert Bridges
I’m determined to not let my skin colour or the fact that I come from Africa be a hindrance.
Oti Mabuse
It’s as interesting and as difficult to say a thing well as to paint it. There is the art of lines and colours, but the art of words exists too, and will never be less important.
Vincent Van Gogh
On the sixth day, God created the artist, realizing no doubt that He had far from exhausted the uses of color.
Robert Breault
Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid.
Jules Feiffer
There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends.
Silvia Cartwright
Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.
Edward Thorndike
Was it the case that colours dimmed as the eye grew elderly? Or was it rather that in youth your excitement about the world transferred itself onto everything you saw and made it brighter?
Julian Barnes
Inside a dark well, everyman’s favourite colour is blue!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I have been to Canada several times. It was autumn when I visited Vancouver and I will always remember the colour of the trees in British Columbia were stunning.
Natalie Dormer
There needs to be more film directors of colour. They bandy about the word ‘diversity’ a lot, but when I say ‘of colour,’ I mean Asian, black – I mean people of all colour. We need to have those voices given the opportunity, not told that their films will not be distributed or will not sell well abroad.
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
No religion is absolutely perfect. Yet not only do we fight for religion, but also are we often willing to sacrifice our lives for it. And what we hopelessly fail to do is to live it. A true religion is that which has no caste, no creed, no colour. It is but an all-uniting and all-pervading embrace.
Sri Chinmoy
I think what we need, especially in publishing, is more commissioning editors and editors who are people of colour.
Malorie Blackman
Fine colour implies a unified relationship, in which each part is subordinate to the whole, and the transitions between them are felt to be as precious and beautiful as the colours themselves. In fact, the colours themselves must be continuously modified and broken as part of the transition.
Kenneth Clark
As I get older, I use less jewelry – necklace or earrings each morning, not both; my clothes are getting more basic – fewer colours and simpler cuts; and my make-up is stripped back to basics.
Tracy Chevalier
The art of British Columbia’s native Indians played a big role in inspiring my creativity… the simplicity of the images, the graciousness of the lines and curves, and the emotional impact of the bright simple primary colours.
Joe Average
I remember the good evenings I have fished, even the ones that realised material hopes not by the fish that came to the fly, but by the colour and movement of the water and sky, by the sounds and scents and gentle stirrings that were all about me.
Roderick Haig-Brown
Pure draughtsmen are philosophers and dialecticians. Colourists are epic poets.
Charles Baudelaire
Now’s the time when children’s noses
All become as red as roses
And the colour of their faces
Makes me think of orchard places
Where the juicy apples grow,
And tomatoes in a row.
Katherine Mansfield
The variety of colour in objects cannot be discerned at a great distance, excepting in those parts which are directly lighted up by the solar rays.
Leonardo da Vinci
If he can only perform good or only perform evil, then he is a clockwork orange—meaning that he has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil.
Anthony Burgess
Imagine a world alive with incomprehensible objects, and shimmering with an endless variety of movement and innumerable gradations of colour. Imagine a world before the ‘beginning was the word.’
Stan Brakhage
Our scribblings are usually not lyrics but whirrings, without colour or resonance, like the tone of an engine-wheel. I believe that the cause lies in the fact that when people write, they forget for the most part to dig deeply into themselves and to feel the whole import and truth of what they are writing.
Rosa Luxemburg
Drink very good tea out of a thin Wocester cup of colour between apricot and pink.
Rumer Godden
The proprietor had hair so red that pigmentation had flowed out into every visible inch of his skin and even into the pinks of his eyes, as the colour of flowering cherry trees stains their leaves.
Quentin Crisp
Through her, in microcosm, the wide earth sobbed. The starglobe sank in her; the colours faded. The death-dew rose and the wild birds in her breast climbed to her throat and gathered songless, hovering, all tumult, wing to wing, so ardent for those climes where all things end.
Mervyn Peake
People in love don’t see gender, colour or religion. Or age. It’s about the other person, the one that you love and who loves you. You don’t think of them in terms of a label. You just go with your heart.
Sam Taylor-Wood
Having small touches of colour makes it more colourful than having the whole thing in colour.
Dieter Rams
I put some red stuff on my mouth and cheeks so I look healthy – any old red lip pencil and a lip colour from Dr. Hauschka in a crushed berry tone. I never put anything on my eyes, or I look like Joan Crawford.
Jane Birkin
I never would have dreamt in a million years that I would have young girls coming up to me at Glastonbury or on the streets of L.A., New York, London, and telling me how much GurlsTalk or seeing my picture in a magazine means to them, as a woman of colour.
Adwoa Aboah
Often, when you go to the movies or the theatre, you think, Jesus Christ, everybody is white. But my daughter goes to an amazing dance school called Ballet Black, and they have every colour: dark, white, mixed. It looks like the future to me.
Thandie Newton
We sometimes have a flash of understanding that amounts to the insight of genius, and yet it slowly withers, even in our hands – like a flower. The form remains, but the colours and the fragrance are gone.
Robert Musil
The intellectual attainments of a man who thinks for himself resemble a fine painting, where the light and shade are correct, the tone sustained, the colour perfectly hamonized; it is true to life.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Any colour – so long as it’s black.
Henry Ford
I don’t care a bit about people’s race or skin colour.
Maxime Bernier
Color is a matter of taste and sensitivity.
Edouard Manet
I always wear my Lip Lights gloss from the Karl Lagerfeld and ModelCo line. I like this brownish pink called St. Tropez Sunset. It’s like a take on your own lip colour but not too heightened. If I’m going out, I do the red.
Stella Maxwell
What I always say is that money doesn’t have colour. It doesn’t matter whether you are from Africa or anywhere in the world. The colour of money is the same.
Aliko Dangote
Remember the enemy of all painting is gray: a painting will almost always appear grayer than it is, on account of its oblique position under the light.
Eugene Delacroix
Botswana is also the only country in the world with a colour in its flag meant to represent rain (a sort of blue-grey). Not many people know this.
Terry Pratchett
When I used to do abstract paintings at school, like everyone else, the tutor said these would make great curtains. I would always neglect the formal stuff that was going on by using colour, because colour kind of came naturally to me.
Damien Hirst
Manouri is a Greek ewes’ milk cheese that’s light in colour and texture. It’s fresh and milky, and goes well with other subtle flavours.
Yotam Ottolenghi
I won a competition in primary school for my painting of Nottingham’s Goose Fair; it was a riot of colour with glitter and sequins.
Alice Levine
Being an immigrant and living in England, I feel like I lived in two worlds. There was the world that, when I was at school with my friends, was very English, and then I’d go home to another country, with exotic foods and colours. I have a sense of colour pairings, and that came from my background, I think.
Edward Enninful
There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen.
Sun Tzu
Whence did the wond’rous mystic art arise, / Of painting SPEECH, and speaking to the eyes? / That we by tracing magic lines are taught, / How to embody, and to colour THOUGHT?
Marshall McLuhan
While art thrives on the blazing colours of scandal, literature blossoms on the dark soil of tragedy.
E. A. Bucchianeri
The actual basis of colour is instability. Once you accept that in lieu of something which is stable, which is form, you are dealing with something which is unstable in its basic character, you begin to get a way of dealing with it.
Bridget Riley
And a face above mine, white and beautiful, eyes as large as the moon. You saved me. A hand on my cheek, cool and dry. Why did you save me? Words welling up on a tide: No, the opposite. Eyes the colour of a dawn sky, a crown of blond hair, so bright and white and blinding I could swear it was a halo.
Lauren Oliver
I played Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, David Cameron – four Prime Ministers. If Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister I would find it difficult that I would not be allowed to play him because of the colour of his skin.
Harry Enfield
A phenomenon often seen. A sceptic adhering to a believer; that is as simple as the law of the complementary colours. What we lack attracts us. Nobody loves the light like the blind man.
Victor Hugo
I mean, so hopefully soon there’s enough women and enough people of colour and enough of every group out there that feels that they get the recognition they deserve, and then we don’t have to talk about it anymore.
Donna Strickland
In advertising, you have a small window to say the most you can. That’s what songwriting is. The difference is, you get to put the leaves on the trees and colour ’em in.
Garth Brooks
Public image can change at the drop of a hat. One person can be a national hero and a month later because he wore the wrong colour he’s violently hated so it just all depends.
Benson Henderson
Historically, our culture has not made room for the nuances of humanity. People have not been kept safe: women, people of colour, queer people, transgender people.
Indya Moore
Bad people are, from the point of view of art, fascinating studies. They represent colour, variety and strangeness. Good people exasperate one’s reason; bad people stir one’s imagination.
Oscar Wilde
Color exists simultaneously with form. Both elements are constantly associated but color strikes you more – a rose for instance – sometimes form – the human body.
Ferdinand Hodler
In India, people tend to get categorised by their job or caste or colour. But in Kamathipura, despite their horrid living, it was truly eye-opening how kind and sensitive these women are.
Sobhita Dhulipala
You never know the palette of the one you kill until the mind disgorges its finest colours.
Anne Rice
I am not… totally unreceptive to colour providing it makes its appearance quietly, deferentially, and without undue fanfare.
Fran Lebowitz
I loved playing [the Doctor], and taking part in the basic essence and message of the series which is, it’s a short life, seize it, and live it as fully as you can. Care for others. Be respectful of all other life forms, regardless of colour or creed. To be part of that was fantastic.
Christopher Eccleston
White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black… God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
If you have used colour throughout most of your artistic life, try just black and white… it will take your painting to another dimension where tone and form in all its permutations reign supreme.
David Luiz
Football makes nonsense of class. It may make nonsense of colour in some circumstances.
Peter Temple
Election campaigns always have to have colour and excitement and interest. People want to know about the details of politicians, what they like doing in their spare time, about their families. I think that’s human.
Liz Truss
I know there are girls of colour out there who have felt the same as me. We have a massive problem with racism, which is built into our society.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock
Nothing can happen nowhere. The locale of the happening always colours the happening, and often, to a degree, shapes it.
Elizabeth Bowen
If men wanted to look good in a skirt, they would need the body of an African. And the colour. A skirt with white, skinny legs. Horrible!
Yves Saint Laurent
Black is a great colour when it comes to being safe and classy. It looks great on any body type and can be paired with anything. So when in doubt, go for black.
Karishma Tanna
First woman of colour, first Black person and first Jewish woman elected to lead a major federal party – it was never going to be a walk in the park.
Annamie Paul
It is a myth that style can’t be learnt. It’s all about dressing for your body shape, following the rules and wearing colours that suit your skin tone.
Susannah Constantine
Choosing colours should not be a gamble. It should be a conscious decision. Colours have a meaning and a function.
Verner Panton
When Earth’s last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried, When the oldest colours have faded, and the youngest critic has died, We shall rest, and, faith, we shall need it lie down for an aeon or two, Till the Master of All Good Workmen shall put us to work anew!
Rudyard Kipling
Colour is, on the evidence of language alone, very bound up with the feelings.
Marion Milner
But thou, my son, study to make prevail One colour in thy life, the hue of truth.
Matthew Arnold
His blue eyes were very dark…Will’s were the colour of the sky just on the edge of the night.
Cassandra Clare
I don’t appreciate people who discriminate on the basis of colour.
You reason colour more than you reason drawing Colour has a logic as severe as form.
Pierre Bonnard
When the immense drugged universe explodes In a cascade of unendurable colour And leaves us gasping naked, This is no more than the ectasy of chaos: Hold fast, with both hands, to that royal love Which alone, as we know certainly, restores Fragmentation into true being. Ecstasy of Chaos
Robert Graves
When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge, I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the production designer about colours and this and that and feeling like I was losing control.
Steve Buscemi
Often my very first flash of colour recognition, before it has been processed by the rest of the information in my brain, is the right one.
Catherine Taylor
I made art a philosophy, and philosophy an art: I altered the minds of men, and the colour of things: I awoke the imagination of my century so that it created myth and legend around me: I summed up all things in a phrase, all existence in an epigram: whatever I touched I made beautiful
Oscar Wilde
When you see a fantastic colour or cut in a magazine, perched up on some famous so-and-so’s head, it’s tempting to ask your stylist for the same, but DO NOT BE FOOLED. The hair in those fancy photos can be very high maintenance.
Beth Ditto
I don’t think that we can figure out what is going on in conscious colour perception just by phenomenological introspection. We need to know about brain mechanisms as well. We need to figure out what information is present in the mechanisms that constitute conscious colour perception.
David Papineau
I know there are girls of colour out there who have felt the same as me.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock
There are people who can achieve huge success in life, while adding a bit of fun and a splash of colour to this increasingly grey world.
Peter James
The landscape with its violent, pure colours dazzled and blinded me. I was always uncertain.
Paul Gauguin
There’s this saying: in an all-blue world, colour doesn’t exist… If something seems strange, you question it; but if the outside world is too distant to use as a comparison then nothing seems strange.
Alex Garland
You will hear thunder and remember me, And think: she wanted storms. The rim Of the sky will be the colour of hard crimson, And your heart, as it was then, will be on fire.
Anna Akhmatova
The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.
Albert Schweitzer
With dogs and people, it’s love in big splashy colours. When you’re involved with a cat, you’re dealing in pastels.
Louis J. Camuti
Once people start to realise that colour is just that, it’s just a colour, then things got a bit smoother.
Ricky Whittle
Men are like pillow-cases. The colour of one may be red, that of another blue, and that of the third black; but all contain the same cotton within. So it is with man; one is beautiful, another is ugly, a third holy, and a fourth wicked; but the Divine Being dwells in them all.
Color is something we see with our eyes, but love is something we see with our heart.
Joan Walsh Anglund
How far do our feelings take their colour from the dive underground? I mean, what is the reality of any feeling?
Virginia Woolf
Those loves which are for the sake of a colour are not love. In the end they are a disgrace.
I don’t have a favourite colour!
Hannah John-Kamen
Holy Moses, let us live in peace. Let us strive to find a way to make all hatred cease. There’s a man over there, what’s his colour I don’t care, he’s my brother, let us live in peace.
Elton John
They’ve made it a felon to drive from Florida to Louisiana with any fighting birds, so I’ve had to get rid of most of my chickens. I only got about a hundred left now, which I just keep for colour and breeding. I love those birds as much as anything.
Roy Jones Jr.
We can’t all be happy, we can’t all be rich, we can’t all be lucky – and it would be so much less fun if we were… There must be the dark background to show up the bright colours.
Jean Rhys
One can derive the same fun from print-making as from making mud pies and great subtlety can be achieved through the use of transparent inks, half-tone screens and even accidental colour combinations, which is often where the art hides.
Ralph Steadman
I always wanted to play in a pink boot ever since I was young. I never saw anyone play in a boot like it. I think it’s an outstanding colour and looks amazing.
Nicklas Bendtner
I’m a woman of colour. I am the daughter of immigrants. I am a Muslim. I am a feminist. I am a lefty liberal.
Deeyah Khan
I worry that every time I lay down my credit card of choice, it says something about me. About my social standing or how I see myself. The very colour of your card is an indication of where you stand in the wealth stakes.
Sandi Toksvig
The laws of light and of heat translate each other;-so do the laws of sound and colour; and so galvanism, electricity and magnetism are varied forms of this selfsame energy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mate, I don’t care about race or colour or sexuality.
Michael Clarke
I have always kept ducks, even as a child, and the colours of their plumage, in particular the dark green and snow white, seemed to me the only possible answer to the questions that are on my mind.
W. G. Sebald
I loved playing football. In this particular match the ball happened to hit my right eye, the only one which I could see light and colour with.
Andrea Bocelli
Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.
Khalil Gibran
Actually, I was rock climbing on this film at 7 in the morning. It was quite unique! But in any event, the colour of the leaves disturbed me so we had to work on that. On the other hand, I didn’t want to drench it in a kind of depressing tone.
Martin Scorsese
Why would anyone pick blue over pink? Pink is obviously a better colour.
Kanye West
I should like to take the wind and water and sand as a motif and work with them, but it has to be simplified in most cases to colour and force lines, just as music has done with sound.
Arthur Dove
I don’t think people need to know what colour socks I’m wearing today; I don’t think people need to know what shower gel I’m using. There’s too much information in the world, and there’s no magic or mystery anymore.
Noel Gallagher
Sometimes I can see colour without opening my eyes. I saw that Billy’s heart was no colour and every colour. Like water or diamonds or crystals, it’s pure and reflects the light.
Glenda Millard
We cannot let it be said of modern Australia that the colour of your skin determines whether or not you end up in jail.
Bill Shorten
In an endless jungle of websites with text-based content, a beautiful image with a lot of space and colour can be like walking into a clearing. It’s a relief.
David McCandless
A sculptor is supposed to be a dull dog anyway, so why should he not break out in colour sometimes, and in my case I’d as soon be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.
Jacob Epstein
Rest your eyes well before September because with all its colours autumn is coming to visit them!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Sometimes I felt I was being treated differently to my bandmates because of the colour of my skin.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock
I thought I could rely on the plot in the novel and fill in the colour between the lines, but I made a mistake with that assumption. It was really, really hard because you pull a few things apart and then you realise how everything relies on everything else and it can all fall apart.
Ben Affleck
When I think of flavours, I think colour, so lemon should be yellow and orange is orange.
Dylan Lauren
I know I can not paint a flower, I can not paint the sun on the desert on a bright summer morning but maybe in terms of paint colour I can convey to you my experience of the flower or the experience that makes the flower of significance to me at that particular time.
Georgia O’Keeffe
They will come, not to paint the bay and the sea and the boots and the moors, but the warmth of the sun and the colour of the wind. A whole new concept. Such stimulation. Such vitality.
Rosamunde Pilcher
I’m colour blind, a little hue-challenged.
Duff McKagan
Every decided colour does a certain violence to the eye, and forces the organ to opposition.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The half-hour before dinner has always been considered as the great ordeal through which the mistress, in giving a dinner-party, will either pass with flying colours, or lose many of her laurels.
Isabella Beeton
Nor is the darkness of colour a proof of the earth’s baseness; for the brightness of the sun, which is visible to us, would not be perceived by anyone who might be in the sun.
Nicholas of Cusa
When you’re told that as a filmmaker of colour, the stories you want to tell aren’t commercial enough, then you start thinking, ‘I’m going to tell them anyway.’
Gurinder Chadha
What I always say to people is dress from the feet up. If you don’t normally wear colour, try some colour on your feet; it’s the place, I think you can have fun and update your outfit.
Edgardo Osorio
But I have been watching the crows since childhood. I loved the colour on its face. It can count up to seven – number seven it can count. They have made an observation. They are very clever birds.
R. K. Laxman
The mind of the painter must resemble a mirror, which always takes the colour of the object it reflects and is completely occupied by the images of as many objects as are in front of it.
Leonardo da Vinci
At one side of the palette there is white, at the other black; and neither is ever used neat.
Winston Churchill
When all candles are out, all cats are grey,
All things are then of one color, as who say.
And this proverb faith, for quenching hot desire,
Foul water as soon as faire, will quench hot fire.
John Heywood
One of my fave TV shows is Into the Badlands because martial arts staged well and magically and saturated colours and eye candy and coherent plot and world building. It has a strong diverse cast.
Justine Larbalestier
I have been doodling since childhood. I have a passion for illustrating but cannot paint or colour for that matter. I illustrate what I am trying to communicate through my writing. My images are like drawings in a science text book.
Devdutt Pattanaik
Covid-19 teaches us that we are all global citizens connected by a single virus that recognises none of our natural or man-made diversity: not the colour of our skin, nor our passports, or the gods we worship.
Abiy Ahmed
Never work against what you are. I never have, and I’ve never minded being typecast. Some of my agents have been like: try and change, Victoria. Cut your hair off, colour it, have a breast reduction.You have to this and that, to get a serious acting role. But I would rather use what I am to my advantage.
Victoria Silvstedt
I think that the same kind of openness and fluidity and willingness to interrogate power that we, as feminists, expect from men in alliance on questions of class should also be the expectation that women of colour can rely upon with our white feminist allies.
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
Using the right colour is the most important thing. When sculpting is well done, it just looks like you have great brows.
Gigi Hadid
If artists do see fields blue they are deranged, and should go to an asylum. If they only pretend to see them blue, they are criminals and should go to prison.
Adolf Hitler
There were some things in my childhood I thought we’d put to sleep. The idea of one race’s supremacy over another. I thought the issue of colour would be put to sleep by the time I had a son. And that’s maybe why I had a kid so late.
Gregory Porter
You can’t think how I depend on you, and when you’re not there the colour goes out of my life.
Virginia Woolf
A child lies like a grey pebble on the shore until a certain teacher picks him up and dips him in water, and suddenly you see all the colours and patterns in the dull stone, and it’s marvelous for the stone and marvelous for the teacher.
Elizabeth Hay
I believe in my race, colour. I never felt inferior to anyone. Maybe that’s why the folks who made me feel that way, may think Vivian Richards is the most arrogant guy on earth, but no. I bat for human beings, equal rights.
Viv Richards
Yes, just by the nature of the colour of my skin, I was born with privilege. And it is unfair.
Rosanna Arquette
3D is great, but I just think of it as another tool, like colour or music or sound. It has the potential to add another emotional layer to certain things if you use it right. But it’s not the saviour [of the movies], the be all and end all, the reason to do something.
Tim Burton
The ladies of St. James’s! They’re painted to the eyes; Their white is stays for ever, Their red it never dies; But Phyllida, my Phillida! Her colour comes and goes; It trembles to a lily,– It wavers to a rose.
Henry Austin Dobson
Most art students are generous till it comes to squeezing their colour on the palette… Many pictures haven’t become works of art simply because the artist tried to save a nickel’s worth of colour.
John French Sloan
Kids are very visual, and they might not eat a food just because of its colour.
Tom Aikens
I tend to wear monochromatic outfits – all one colour from head to toe. I did that when I was younger and still do that to this day.
Suzy Amis
Ronald Reagan perfected the subtler version long ago by talking about “welfare mothers” – a code phrase for people of colour.
Adam Hochschild
I colour for a living. When I am a good artist, the only difference between me and a child is that I am more wrinkled. When I am not being a good artist, the only difference between me and a child is every difference imaginable.
Janice Tanton
Clairvoyants can see flashes of colour, constantly changing, in the aura that surrounds every person: each thought, each feeling, thus translating itself in the astral world, visible to the astral sight.
Annie Besant
The purpose of life is to pass the frontiers! Attack the frontiers to go beyond them with the determination of a bull attacking the red colour!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I usually talk about clothes in terms of a story rather than a colour.
Alessandro Michele
Every means should be taken to attach the soldier to his colours.
Napoleon Bonaparte
It was a black and white film [at first]. And then it changed to colour film, and I was surprised and culture shocked when I was six or seven years old. And then HD, then 3D now. So what’s going? What’s coming next? It’s so exciting.
Hiroyuki Sanada
Seasons are like life. Some seasons are better than others. Some have more sun and rainbows. Others have storms and tornadoes. Some have both. You have to accept that, and bring colour and light to the season you’re in as best you can, and always look forward to the next season.
Cathy Lamb
I don’t colour my hair, and I look like the back end of a bus, so I get asked to play old people.
Gemma Jones
The sky was the colour of sad weddings.
Scarlett Thomas
What I love is this idea of a wardrobe, the idea that we’re establishing certain signatures and updating them, that a change in colour or fabric is enough.
Phoebe Philo
I work in colour sometimes, but I guess the images I most connect to, historically speaking, are in black and white. I see more in black and white – I like the abstraction of it.
Mary Ellen Mark
So one day, in a fit of trying to do something different, I just dyed my hair dark brown and got my first role a week later, after which I thought: ‘People are closed-minded, man! Like a different hair colour changes everything!’
Emma Stone
But when reflexion begins to play upon these objects… like some trick of magic each object is loosed into a group of impressions – colour, odour, texture… And if we continue to dwell in thought on this world… the whole scope of observation is dwarfed into the narrow chamber of the individual mind.
Walter Pater
Colour is a human need like water and fire. It is a raw material indispensable to life
Fernand Leger
I think jokes on colour or body shaming shouldn’t be made. It’s not funny to crack such jokes.
Radhika Apte
I grew out my armpit hair for the summer. It turns out my natural hair colour isn’t blonde.
Anna Faris
Black seems to make a colour cloudy, but darkness doesn’t. A ruby could thus keep getting darker without ever becoming cloudy; but if it became blackish red, it would become cloudy.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
The stadium here in Munich is the best of the lot for me. It is absolutely fantastic, especially the way it lights up a different colour according to who is playing. It’s superb
Claudia Schiffer
Colour is as variable and evanescent in the form of pigment as in visible nature.
Walter J. Phillips
The effects of abuse are devastating and far-reaching. Domestic violence speaks many languages, has many colours and lives in many different communities.
Sandra Pupatello
I always have my Laura Mercier foundation and concealer with me, and I love the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks. My favourite is shade 08, because it’s just such a lovely natural colour with just a bit of pink to it.
Abbey Clancy
I think it’s important to keep your personal life to yourself as much as you can. It protects your sanity and you need to have boundaries. And it helps that enchantment of watching an actor. If you know someone’s favourite colour or what they like to do on a Sunday, you won’t fall for the character as much.
Dianna Agron
Decorators never quite saw the point of massing books. Books brought colour to a room and filled it up, but shelves bearing just one thing struck them as a decorative display opportunity tragically lost.
Peter York
I do not have the slightest bit of racism in me. I do not judge people with regards to the colour of their skin, their origin, or their religion. I defend them all, because I defend French people. And, of course, I defend the interests of France, the interests of French people.
Marine Le Pen
Black is not sad. Bright colours are what depress me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.
Ann Demeulemeester
A pair of Berluti shoes has this flair, these nuances in colour and patina, so I thought: ‘What if we took this je ne sais quoi and turn it into a menswear brand?’
Antoine Arnault
More than any other colour, red is loaded for action.
Robert Genn
Other lands became a larder full of all the good things All we had to do was go and take Blood the colour of the rain that grew our wicked harvest Black the colour icing on our cake
Andy Partridge
As a teenager I was crazy about David Bowie. He was a huge inspiration for me. I dressed a little bit crazily in school and dyed my hair every colour under the sun.
Clive Owen
What passes relentlessly through the years is blood, and time; all the bitterness or warmth along the way is almost incidental. Even blood gets forgotten eventually, bleached into myth which are bleached of all colour into ashes of myth.
Luke Davies
Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual. Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour which must be fought and vanquished by the other two.
Franz Marc
I enjoy looking good and love experimenting with my hair colour. I’ve just gone from blonde to brunette, and keep looking in the mirror and not recognising myself!
Katie Piper
When I joined the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ panel in 2009, the controller of the BBC came into my dressing room and said they were proud to have a woman of colour on their panel. It was so nice that they acknowledged it.
Alesha Dixon
That’s my dream, to empower people, because there should be no reason that the colour of your skin should stop you from doing everything you want to do.
Kadeena Cox
The capacity to transform itself from the inside makes capitalism a somewhat peculiar beast – chameleon-like, it perpetually changes it colour; snake-like, it periodically sheds its skin.
David Harvey
It’s a dumb question, because I don’t look at things as a black director, just as a director, so ask me as a director first and we can segue into the colour thing later.
Antoine Fuqua
It’s time for people to see us, people of colour, for what we really are: complicated.
Viola Davis
The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.
Ram Charan
My kids don’t think, for one minute, about where people are born, what language they speak, what colour they are. There’s an innocence about young people that is only influenced by older people.
Gareth Southgate
At first she dreamed of sheep, of going to school, of cats drinking milk. Little by little she dreamed of blue sheep, of going to school in the middle of the woods, of cats drinking milk from golden saucers. And her dreams became increasingly dense and acquired colours that were difficult to dilute into words.
Clarice Lispector
With an artist no sane man quarrels, any more than with the colour of a child’s eyes.
George Santayana
I was trained to look at colour, edges, to see negative space. I honestly think my greatest influence as a writer is from Cubism – the idea of a multi-faceted, multi-perspective way of looking at things.
Rebecca Miller
A work of art in paint should be beautiful and expressive as abstract colour and form and should not interest us necessarily in any ‘story’ outside of itself – or else it belongs to the field of illustration.
John F. Carlson
I think vestigially there’s a synesthete in me, but not like a real one who immediately knows what colour Wednesday is.
A. S. Byatt
Simple colours can affect the intimate feelings with all the more force because they are simple.
Henri Matisse
Poetry is not Irish or any other nationality; and when writers such as Messrs. Clarke, Farren and the late F. R. Higgins pursue Irishness as a poetic end, they are merely exploiting incidental local colour.
Patrick Kavanagh
Whether we are rich or poor,
educated or uneducated,
whatever our nationality, colour,
social status or ideology may be,
the purpose of our lives is to be happy
Dalai Lama
Remember that a painting – before it is a battle horse, a nude model, or some anecdote – is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.
Maurice Denis
I’m a little bit wary of people. It freaked me out when a fan connected with me on social media, then had plastic surgery to look like me, dyed his hair the same colour, and got a pug dog like mine. He was also a hacker, so I had to change all my passwords.
Belinda Carlisle
Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end of the day.
Winston Churchill
You know, I always say white is not a colour, white is an attitude, and if you haven’t got trillions of dollars in the bank that you don’t need, you can’t be white.
Dick Gregory
It’s high time the film industry stopped treating fair skin as a parameter of beauty. You could be the fairest of them all, but if you have a wicked soul, you aren’t beautiful at all. So, skin colour doesn’t define a person’s beauty.
I believe that one should not think too much about nature when painting, at least not during the painting’s conception. The colour sketch should be made exactly as one has perceived things in nature. But personal feeling is the main thing.
Paula Modersohn-Becker
I am always updating and coming up with something fresh, whether it’s a colour, a trend, or a design, as my uncle always taught me to be unique and different.
Rey Mysterio
I think when you look at Little Mix you think pop, colour, you think fun – you don’t really think that there are actual things that we all go through, but we all do go through things and we do have a lot to say.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock
I’m more into, like, colour than, like, the type of car and stuff. I don’t know much about cars, so I’m just more into picking the right color.
Miranda Cosgrove
We always had power shortages in the country. I was living right next to the border with China, and it was the only country I could compare to my own. When I looked across the river, it was a completely different world – there were no people dying. It looked like a place full of colour, and that’s what confused me.
Lee Hyeon-seo
I love the start of autumn when the trees in my garden change the colour of their leaves in one last dazzling display.
Michael Caine
Seventy per cent of the clothes you own should be meat and potatoes. Thirty per cent should be icing and fluff – that’s colour, pattern, shine, accessories. Too many women get the proportions the other way round, then can’t figure out why they can’t get dressed.
Michael Kors
Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher – the most important elements are colour, light and shadow.
Toru Takemitsu
Subduing and subdued, the petty strife, Which clouds the colour of domestic life; The sober comfort, all the peace which springs From the large aggregate of little things; On these small cares of daughter, wife or friend, The almost sacred joys of home depend.
Hannah More
I haven’t yet managed to capture the colour of this landscape; there are moments when I’m appalled at the colours I’m having to use, I’m afraid what I’m doing is just dreadful and yet I really am understating it; the light is simply terrifying.
Claude Monet
Fauvism was our ordeal by fire… colours became charges of dynamite. They were expected to charge light… The great merit of this method was to free the picture from all imitative and conventional contact.
Andre Derain
A rose by any other name Would get the blame For being what it is– The colour of a kiss, The shadow of a flame. A rose may earn another name, So call it love; So call it love I will, And love is like the sea, Which changes constantly, And yet is still The same.
Tanith Lee
All sedentary workers … suffer from the itch, are a bad colour, and in poor condition … for when the body is not kept moving the blood becomes tainted, its waste matter lodges in the skin, and the condition of the whole body deteriorates.
Bernardino Ramazzini
I feel very privileged to have reached so many kids because a life without stories, without the power of books, would be a very grey world, it’s good to add colour.
Anthony Horowitz
I do quite a lot of art, with a small ‘a’. I guess that is how I was dredged up, with paints and crayons. Even when I was at nursery, I knew instinctively how to mix colours, how to make purple or orange.
Amanda Harlech
According to research,when given a choice, babies choose gold. It’s my favourite colour after black and red.
Rei Kawakubo
The fundamental grey which differentiates the masters, expresses them and is the soul of all colour.
Odilon Redon
Describe snow to someone who’s lived in the desert. Depict the colour blue for a blind man. Almost impossible to fashion the word.
Andrea Levy
Having talent is like having blue eyes. You don’t admire a man for the colour of his eyes. I admire a man for what he does with his talent.
Anthony Quinn
Circumstances give in reality to every political principle, its distinguishing colour, and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.
David Trimble
I have heterochromia, meaning that one eye has two split colours. It’s a diagonal cut in half. It’s amazing how many people don’t know that until they meet me and we talk long enough for them to see it.
Dan Payne
Half of the pleasure of painting and feeling the joy of the creative act is sharing it with others and the feeling of connection. It could just be the colour. But it is something that someone other than you has seen and felt. It is momentous. It is magic.
Sara Genn
For the day, keep it simple, basic, minimalistic, natural. Stick to peaches and pinks. For night, you can add colour to your eyes, make them smoky, and also use shimmer and bronzer. Night make up also calls for louder lip colours.
Kirti Kulhari
True beauty is a ray That springs from the sacred depths of the soul, and illuminates the body, just as life springs from the kernel of a stone and gives colour and scent to a flower.
I feel in colour, strong tones that I hue down for the comfort of the pastelly inclined. Beige and magnolia and a hint of pink are what the well-decorated heart is wearing; who wants my blood red and vein-blue?
Jeanette Winterson
Who taught you to hate the color of your skin? Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair? Who taught you to hate the shape of your nose and the shape of your lips? Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of your feet?
Malcolm X
I don’t have anything against colour. It is just not my first preference. I have always found black and white photographs to be quieter and more mysterious than those made in colour.
Michael Kenna
I think I have that love of colour in common with Eric, my character on ‘Sex Education.’ That said, his look is often slightly off-kilter – the shoes will be a bit too ‘out there,’ or the trousers will be leopardprint or something. I like to think I’m a bit more put together than him.
Ncuti Gatwa
The divisions of Perspective are 3, as used in drawing; of these, the first includes the diminution in size of opaque objects; the second treats of the diminution and loss of outline in such opaque objects; the third, of the diminution and loss of colour at long distances.
Leonardo da Vinci
Black isn’t something I became after a car crash that I’ve been dealing with ever since. I’d like the colour of my skin to not be a factor in my life at all.
Michaela Coel
Hair is the greatest thing to experiment with because it’s not permanent. If I didn’t like my colour, I’d just change it.
Linda Evangelista
I’ve never got on with the British press because they’ve always given me such a hard time. Once they build a band up they just want to do people down. They shouldn’t concentrate on the colour of someone’s shirt they should listen to the music.
Andrew Eldritch
I do not believe that the people of Ontario judge their leaders on the basis of race, sexual orientation, colour or religion. I don’t believe they hold that prejudice in their hearts.
Kathleen Wynne
I had been painting Kate Moss for a long time, both before the time of her crisis and during it. I felt very strongly for her – she’s a hard-working mum and it seemed as if suddenly the world turned against her. Holy water cannot help you now is painted in very warm pretty colours.
Stella Vine
We were raised very colour blind. I had gone to school and to camp for so long with white people, I think I was like 15 years old before I realised I was black.
Ilyasah Shabazz
I dream in colour, and its always very surreal. My dream world is complete Hieronymus Bosch and Dali. I love it, I look forward to it every night
John Lennon
Have you seen the roses? There’s a whole lot of colours.
Syd Barrett
The eye and soul are caressed in the contemplation of form and colour. The subtle changes of colour over a surface – transitions that are like music – are intangible in their reaction upon us. There is an immediate sensuous appeal!
John F. Carlson
My trouser needs are simple: a narrow leg in a dark colour, with jean detailing.
John Cooper Clarke
But, I would always be thinking of how pictures are constructed and colour, how to use it, I mean you’re using it for constructing, makes you think about it, the place did as well.
David Hockney
I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the colour and fragrance of a flower – the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.
Helen Keller
Don’t be mean to people because of their skin colour, because of what they love, because of who they love, because of what they want to do.
Rhea Ripley
Colour is a creative element, not a trimming.
Piet Zwart
It is comparatively easy to achieve a certain unity in a picture by allowing one colour to dominate, or by muting all the colours. Matisse did neither. He clashed his colours together like cymbals and the effect was like a lullaby.
John Berger
The bass should be the note of the bass drum, and then you’ve got the engine of the band that everything else builds on. Everything else, the guitar, the keyboards, is a colour.
Suzi Quatro
That’s one of the best things about being an Indian, our sense of style allows for a much wider selection of colour.
Shriya Saran
Willem de Kooning as an artist is insane, Sonia Rykiel is amazing for her colour sensibility, and Ettore Sottsass was an architect and product designer who sometimes created clothes to go with his other designs.
Kelly Wearstler
We learn that it is not the rays which bodies absorb, but those which they reject, that give them the colours they are known by; and in the same way people are specialized by their dislikes and antagonisms, whilst their goodwill is looked upon as no attribute at all.
Thomas Hardy
I have been attacked and mistreated for my skin colour since I was a child.
Daryl Davis
As a result, I had to get my own playground which was my band Colours. This band lasted for about eight years and then the air was out of it and it was time to finish.
Eberhard Weber
Rainbow drops – suck them and you can spit in six different colours.
Roald Dahl
Some things you never really fully understand unless you are actually black and you experience how it feels when someone treats you differently based on your skin colour.
AJ Tracey
We have thought carefully about how our use of typography, colour, and images can support and enhance ‘Guardian’ journalism. We have introduced a font called Guardian Headline that is simple, confident, and impactful.
Katharine Viner
It was then that I remembered the colour blue, the blue of the sky in nice that was at the origin of my career as monochromist. I started work towards the end of 1956 and in 1957 I had an exhibition in Milan which consisted entirely of what I dared to call my ‘Epoque bleue’.
Yves Klein
When I was a teenager, I was really into hair; I dyed it different colours and had loads of haircuts. I shaved my head when I was 17 – it was pretty radical!
Chloe Sevigny
The last mad throb of red just as it turns green; the ultimate shriek of orange calling all the blues of heaven for relief and support… each color almost regains the fun it must have felt within itself on forming the first rainbow.
Charles Demuth
Is it snowing where you are? All the world that I see from my tower is draped in white and the flakes are coming down as big as pop-corns. It’s late afternoon – the sun is just setting (a cold yellow colour) behind some colder violet hills, and I am up in my window seat using the last light to write to you.
Jean Webster
There are all sorts of things embodied in the Lego brick – geometry and mathematics and truth and proportion and shape and colour… It is a faintly spiritual activity that everybody connects with.
James May
It’s rare to see a person of colour in a lead role. It does matter to a lot of people.
Alesha Dixon
Naked I came into the world, naked I shall go out of it! And a very good thing too, for it reminds me that I am naked under my shirt, whatever its colour.
E. M. Forster
Do some interesting things that you have never done before! Add more colours to your life; enrich your existence with every kind of oddities!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
The very word “sorrow” colours the fact of sorrow, the pain of it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
I don’t really like the autumn. For me it is the beginning of winter and I hate the winter. White, the colour of death.
Simon Schama
Embrace your colour, heritage, whatever you want, but don’t let it confine you. Just live without labels.
Mustafa Ali
Like many musicians, I can hear the weight in the sound. Sound is matter. We speak of the colour of an instrument, of transparency… We can demand more sombre or lighter colours, deeper playing and singing, heavier or lighter sound. And manipulating those means is like creating a painting.
Laurence Equilbey
Put a colour upon a canvas – it not only colours with that colour the part of the canvas to which the colour has been applied, but it also colours the surrounding space with the complementary.
Henri Matisse
We’re all people, no matter what colour.
Letitia Wright
Colours have their own distinctive beauty that you have to preserve, just as in music you try to preserve sounds. It is a question of organization, of finding the arrangement that will keep the beauty and freshness of the colour
Henri Matisse
People get nervous accessorising, but there is nothing wrong with adding a belt or a pair of shoes in another colour.
Carolina Herrera
If I didn’t have a conviction that a serious painter can portray Nature more profoundly than the best colour photography, I’d probably give it all up or go abstract or take up photography.
E. J. Hughes
As far as I can tell most people in football do not take colour into account when judging people. I certainly don’t.
Neil Warnock
His eyes were rolling in their sockets, and his face had taken on the colour and expression of a devout tomato. I could see he loved like a thousand bricks.
P. G. Wodehouse
When you get older, your skin tone changes; your hair probably changes colour, whether you dye it or not, and you just can’t wear the colours you used to like anymore.
Marie Helvin
Red protects itself. No colour is as territorial. It stakes a claim, is on the alert against the spectrum.
Derek Jarman
I just wear very nice pyjamas. When I’m at home, I love to watch movies and relax because when I’m modeling, I’m always travelling. When I’m not working I don’t put much make up, but I do love nail polish for that little bit of fun colour.
Liu Wen
Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernadine Evaristo is so phenomenally written, following the interlinking lives and stories of women of colour navigating life mainly in the U.K. It’s so beautiful, perceptive and insightful, giving us so much to think about and changing the way we see the world and the experiences of others.
Vick Hope
Perhaps life had a meaning that transcended race and colour. If it had, I could not find it in South Africa.
Peter Abrahams
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.
Pierre Bonnard
I think a person of colour in any situation should be qualified to do the job. Not just because of the colour of their skin.
Motsi Mabuse
With all their damned talk of modern painting, I’ve been forty years discovering that the queen of all colours is black!
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Under the colour of commending him I have access my own love to prefer; But Silvia is too fair, too true, too holy, To be corrupted with my worthless gifts.
William Shakespeare
If Bacchus ever had a color he could claim for his own, it should surely be the shade of tannin on drunken lips, of John Keat’s ‘purple-stained mouth,’ or perhaps even of Homer’s dangerously wine-dark sea.
Victoria Finlay
The habit of breaking up one’s colour to make it brilliant dates from further back than Impressionism – Couture advocates it in a little book called ‘Causeries d’Atelier’ written about 1860 – it is part of the technique of Impressionism but used for quite a different reason.
John Singer Sargent
As a kid, I was called Tintin because of my hair colour and style.
Ronan Keating
Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they’re taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.
A. E. Housman
He’s of the colour of the nutmeg. And of the heat of the ginger…. he is pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him, but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him; he is indeed a horse, and all other jades you may call beasts.
William Shakespeare
If you enjoy colour and vibrancy, wear whatever you like.
Robert Sheehan
Everything was curved to fit the walls: the stove, the sink and the cupboards, and all of it had been painted with flowers, insects and birds in bright primary colours.
J. K. Rowling
I usually wear only a bit of pink lippy, but for TV, they add a few extra lashes to brighten my eyes and some colour to my face, as without it, I look pale and uninteresting.
Mary Berry
[The popular impression about some chemists is that] the aquafortis and the chlorine of the laboratories have as effectually bleached the poetry out of them, as they destroy the colours of tissues exposed to their action.
George Wilson
The fight still isn’t people of colour versus white. It’s the people versus the system built to keep us down. That’s the first line of the Constitution. And the system is manmade but is made of no man. Everyone, regardless of class, creed, culture and ethnicity can fight the system and help to break it down.
I am able to hang with the hardest, the baddest, the worst, and I’m able to hang with the most proper and be at ease. I’m able to hang with any skin colour, any belief. I just fit in everywhere.
Alicia Keys
In the 1900s, bleaching lotions and skin-lighteners were a female imperative no matter what her colour, often carrying suggestive names like ‘Fair-Plex Ointment’ and ‘Black-No-More.’ The tiniest touch of rouge was allowed, but only if applied with great subtlety.
Susie Dent
If you take the time and put in the effort to write your own material and absolutely refuse to be denied the right to make your film it is difficult whatever colour you are.
Denzel Washington
Violence in real life is terrible; violence in movies can be cool. It’s just another colour to work with.
Quentin Tarantino
I take books on learning to bed – music theory, colour theory – and usually my brain thinks, ‘Um, I think I’d rather turn off,’ than learn something.
Toyah Willcox
In America, I am brown; I’m ‘of colour’, so I would be offered Latin roles, and I’ve fought against that. I don’t want to be put in a category, to be just offered the same sort of thing. For me, it’s all about different roles, telling the stories of the great writers.
Santiago Cabrera
One sits more comfortably on a colour that one likes.
Verner Panton
In precious opals there might be a dash of red here, a seductive swirl of blue there, and in the center, perhaps, a flirtatious glance of green. But each stone flickers with a unique fire and a good opal is one with an opinion of its own.
Victoria Finlay
In Paris, everybody is in black! But you know, in Ukraine everyone wears bright colours.
Olga Kurylenko
I feel very responsible for young models of colour. They come to me and tell me they’re not getting jobs, and I do what I can to speak up for them.
Naomi Campbell
I have been allowed to inhabit different shades of human nature and different colours of truth indifferent circumstances.
Tom Hiddleston
But the soul has no culture. The soul has no nations. The soul has no colour or accent or way of life. The soul is forever. The soul is one. And when the heart has its moment of truth and sorrow, the soul can’t be stilled.
Gregory David Roberts
How do I have to continue to excessively prove myself and always be the underdog? I don’t get the respect I deserve, and that leads me to believe that maybe it is a colour issue.
Tyron Woodley
Used throughout a room, orange can become surprisingly neutral, and yet it can be bright and mood-enhancing.
Jonathan Adler
Precise historical reasons are difficult to pinpoint, but red hair, it seems, bestows a sense of otherness. Red is the colour of blood and danger.
Kate Williams
I was shown a picture by CГ©zanne of a blank wall of a house, which he had made instinct with the most delicate lights and colours.
Winston Churchill
I don’t do grey. I like my colour, my style.
Imelda May
There are different pockets of the rural U.S. and each one of those has their own colour, their own language, the things they’re worried about. They’re so different.
Tyler Childers
Wearing a bold print gets harder as you get older. Its safer to stick to subtle prints or block colours. I have always found prints quite tricky. My daughter Carly, who is on the design team at Stella McCartney, is obsessed with them.
I became intrigued with colour theory. The absurd pronouncements of the Colour Institute, a group that decides what colours are hot each year or season, amused me.
John Barton
I see a green tree. And to me it is green. And you would call the tree green also. And we would agree on this. But is the colour you see as green the same colour I see as green?
Carson McCullers
The pigeon here is a beautiful bird, of a delicate bronze colour, tinged with pink about the neck, and the wings marked with green and purple.
William John Wills
Public service does not necessarily mean service in the House of Commons, and public service is not synonymous with partisan political activity. It comes in a thousand colours, but the common denominator is: it’s not about me – it’s about we.
Michael Ignatieff
We perceive nature through the senses, which give us images of forms of colour, sounds etc. A form which exists only in relation to another form on its own, it does not exist.
Edouard Vuillard
Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
Paul Cezanne
I only use three primaries, so the nice thing is I can’t have favorite colors.
Chuck Close
Full, saturated colours have an emotional significance I want to avoid.
Lucian Freud
I’m very talkative and I’m very chatty but, you know, you can’t exactly with Imran Khan. You can’t discuss the colour of the curtains; you can only talk politics. You cannot exactly discuss Bollywood films with him. God knows I tried.
Reham Khan
I’m a dark blonde, yes. I dyed my hair blue, then black, when I was 14. I thought the colour was more flattering and matched my skin tone. I don’t think I’d ever change back unless it was for a film.
Eva Green
I don’t like when things don’t match. I love some Eighties fashion, like Grace Jones but primary colours only work in certain situations.
Kemp Muhl
Cyborg represents not just people who are differently abled: he is also a representation of the black community and people of colour within the Justice League. Being able to don both those mantles with the integrity which that character would need to be portrayed and was adhered to was something that was very important.
Ray Fisher
I’ve got spider veins all over my legs, so I wear opaque tights all winter. All sorts of colours.
Sally Phillips
If people of colour do not exercise their democratic right to vote, they will remain an invisible, voiceless, and largely ignored part of the electorate.
David Harewood
I think my view is rather more radical than Pete Mandik’s. Both of us want to show that colour perception doesn’t transcend what can be conceptualized, but I don’t think he goes so far as to deny that it doesn’t involve different responses to all the discriminable surfaces.
David Papineau
I’ve never really worked out this thought, and I don’t know if I’m really conscious of it, but I can see there’s an attraction about writing about a period that’s over and isn’t going to change colour while you look at it.
Tom Stoppard
Each day brings its own colours to be chosen, mixed, pigments of joy, happy moments, smiles and laughter…. And which will you choose? For ‘Life’ is choice.
John McLeod
On the prairie one can see the colour of the air.
Emily Murphy
Many rules for the creation of colour schemes have been published in recent years, but, while they are popular in commercial studies, I know of no creative artist who employs them. They are, per se, restrictive; their use precludes any chance of adventuring in this interesting field.
Walter J. Phillips
I had been working in colour for ten years or so and looked at digital and liked the possibilities it gave me.
Fay Godwin
I am the colour red, in a world of black and white and if you value your ability to breathe… Don’t get too close.
Bray Wyatt
As a black man, my hope is that I can touch more and more people all over the world of different races and different colours.
LL Cool J
Colour acts simultaneously with form, but has nothing to do with form.
Georges Braque
All students need to know about color is the basic color wheel and complimentary colors. There are many books on color theory; do not waste your time and money.
Sergei Bongart
Every technology that comes into filmmaking is first a gimmick. Think about sound with ‘The Jazz Singer’ or the first colour or surround sound – it takes a while for filmmakers to understand how to use it.
John Lasseter
Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity.
Abdus Salam
I had been doing wall drawings, but they were always black and white. Then in 1993 I painted all the walls of a room to make an installation and as soon as I saw the colour on the walls, it changed my whole life.
Michael Craig-Martin
I use about 20 different colours to retain the luminance in my work.
John Dyer
The importance of colour is as nothing compared with that of form, chiaroscuro and arrangement. They are the true and enduring bases of pictorial art.
Walter J. Phillips
See what you can do with your daring with color and your ignorance mixed with it.
Charles Webster Hawthorne
I think that everybody in the world, whatever colour or creed, has a jerk like JR in his or her family somewhere. Whether it is a father, uncle, cousin or brother, everybody can identify with JR and that certainly had something to do with the success of ‘Dallas.’
Larry Hagman
I do not believe that the colour of one’s skin determines whether you are disadvantaged.
Pauline Hanson
What I’ve discovered and really confirmed to myself is that opera really likes loud colours, and you need something bold, something savage, unpredictable, passionate. You can’t really run a two-hour opera round some muted murmuring.
Ian Mcewan
When a fan buys a ticket for a cricket match or a movie, he is not worried about the colour, creed, or religion of the person sitting next to him. If you look at any actor’s fan base in India, you will find that they are from different regions.
Ajith Kumar
I sometimes think that what I do as a writer is make a kind of colouring book, where all the lines are there, and then you put in the colour.
John Irving
In the anxiety to get beautiful colour harmony do not exhaust all combinations on one canvas.
John F. Carlson
I respect footballers of any skin colour and any sexual orientation.
Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Chunky Cherry is perfect for people with my skin tone.
Hannah Simone
1. Find your own style and have the courage to stick to it. 2. Choose your clothes for your way of life. 3. Make your wardrobe as versatile as an actress. It should be able to play many roles. 4. Find your happiest colours – the ones that make you feel good. 5. Care for your clothes, like the good friends they are!
Joan Crawford
You have someone like Colin or many of the other athletes who have knelt, especially athletes of colour, and if you’re not respecting what they’re saying, if you’re not believing their charges of police brutality or racial inequality, you’re saying that they’re lying.
Megan Rapinoe
The first thing Fontana did was get me to change my hair colour from light brown to red, and the songwriter Mitch Murray suggested I change my name from Pauline Matthews to Kiki Dee.
Kiki Dee
Thing, body, matter, are nothing apart from the combinations of the elements, – the colours, sounds, and so forth – nothing apart from their so-called attributes.
Ernst Mach
The use of neuroscientific data to help resolve phenomenological questions is proving a common theme in much contemporary thinking about the mind. How rich are the contents of visual perception? Does vision only tell us about shapes and colours, or does it also represent higher categories like lemon or umbrella?
David Papineau
What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colours which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose.
My Father is a photographer, so it was always around. I was trained in painting, so I learnt a lot of skills about composition, light, colour, the formal attributes of images.
Patricia Piccinini
My family could only afford to get me the box of eight Crayola crayons, but I craved the one with all 24 colours. I wanted magenta and turquoise and silver and gold.
Joni Mitchell
Black is just such an easy colour to wear and always looks cool and slick.
Vogue Williams
After two hours it stopped raining and in the same moment the spell broke, which Peroquet and the Admiral and Captain Jumeau knew by a curious twist of their senses, as if they had tasted a string quartet, or been, for a moment, deafened by the sight of colour blue.
Susanna Clarke
The stadium here in Munich is the best of the lot for me. It is absolutely fantastic, especially the way it lights up a different colour according to who is playing. It’s superb.
Claudia Schiffer
my mother was taught the ch’an concept of happiness, which was to find satisfaction in small things. i was taught to appreciate the fresh air in the morning, the colour of leaves turning red in autumn and the water’s smoothness when i soaked my hands in the basin.
Anchee Min
If you have multiple events and don’t want to spend a lot, I think a solid colour crop top can be used for many different looks.
Pranitha Subhash
I’m trying to incorporate colour into my life. Until recently, everything in my closet was black, white, grey, navy or olive.
Jennifer Morrison
We need more women of colour in fashion, period.
Khoudia Diop
I like to look put together without trying too hard. I don’t want to look as if God’s made another rainbow – I prefer muted, autumnal colours, like most fading redheads.
Anne Robinson
I’m what I seem; not any dyer gave, But nature dyed this colour that I have.
One of the deep mysteries to me is our logo, the symbol of lust and knowledge, bitten into, all crossed with the colors of the rainbow in the wrong order. You couldn’t dream a more appropriate logo: lust, knowledge, hope and anarchy.
Jean-Louis Gassee
I am interested in people living in the margins of society, and I do have a mission to tell the stories of women of colour in particular. I feel we’ve been present throughout history, but our voices have been neglected.
Lynn Nottage
We stay this way until twilight colours the window and the hour calls me home
David Levithan
The bass player’s function, along with the drums, is to be the engine that drives the car… everything else is merely colours.
Suzi Quatro
Flowers and flames. And color. Color as color, not as volume or light – only as color.
Charles Demuth
September is the month of maturity; the heaped basket and the garnered sheaf. It is the month of climax and completion. September! I never tire of turning it over and over in my mind. It has warmth, depth and colour. It glows like old amber.
Patience Strong
The learned compute that seven hundred and seven millions of millions of vibrations have to penetrate the eye before the eye can distinguish the tints of a violet.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
I was one of three kids of colour in our school. There was a young black brother and sister, and me. So we stood out.
Henry Golding
That the several states who formed that instrument, being sovereign and independent, have the unquestionable right to judge of its infraction; and that a nullification, by those sovereignties, of all unauthorized acts done under colour of that instrument, is the rightful remedy.
Thomas Jefferson
I have an intensive hatred for discrimination based on colour.
John Diefenbaker
It was the way the autumn day looked into the high windows as it waned; the way the red light, breaking at the close from under a low sombre sky, reached out in a long shaft and played over old wainscots, old tapestry, old gold, old colour.
Henry James
Walk out like someone suddenly born into colour. Do it now.
Whether a woman’s running for office or she’s supporting her husband who’s running for office and she gets criticised for wearing open-toed shoes or for the colour of her coat, there’s just a lot of history that you bear if you are a woman who puts herself out in the political arena.
Hillary Clinton
I wanted to portray very, very dark subject matter and a deceptively complex story in the brightest colours and simplest lines possible to leave the readers reeling.
Mark Millar
Just to paint is great fun. The colours are lovely to look at and delicious to squeeze out. Matching them, however crudely, with what you see is fascinating and absolutely absorbing.
Winston Churchill
Sound is often talked about in a very subjective way, as if it had a colour. This is a bright sound, this is a dark sound. I don’t believe in that because I think that is much too subjective.
Daniel Barenboim
Color… thinks by itself, independently of the object it clothes.
Charles Baudelaire
It seems obvious that colors vary according to lights, because when any color is placed in the shade, it appears to be different from the same color which is located in light. Shade makes color dark, whereas light makes color bright where it strikes.
Leon Battista Alberti
A lot is made of the pink ball. But it is the same really. A good ball is a good ball, regardless of the colour. You might want to bowl a touch fuller with the pink ball when it is nipping around but generally a pink kookaburra behaves the same as a red kookaburra.
James Anderson
Not only can color, which is under fixed laws, be taught like music, but it is easier to learn than drawing, whose elaborate principles cannot be taught.
Eugene Delacroix
Never dress older than you are! The five wardrobe items you must have are a nice pair of well-fitting shoes, pajamas, sexy yet comfortable lingerie, a party dress in a bold colour and a jumpsuit.
Elizabeth Jagger
When she bleeds the smells I know change colour. There is iron in her soul on those days. She smells like a gun.
Jeanette Winterson
Today we see the steady stream from the countryside to the city, deadly for the Volk. The cities swell ever larger, unnerving the Volk and destroying the threads which bind humanity to Nature; they attract adventurers and profiteers of all colours, thereby fostering racial chaos.
Alfred Rosenberg
There is a latent fairy in all women, but look how carefully we have to secrete her in order to be taken seriously. And fairies come in all shapes, colours, sizes and types, they don’t have to be fluffy. They can be demanding and furious if hey like. They do, however, have to wear a tiara. That much is compulsory.
Dawn French
What we need in South Africa is for egos to be suppressed in favour of peace. We need to create a new breed of South Africans who love their country and love everybody, irrespective of their colour.
Chris Hani
No canvas absorbs colour like memory.
Robert Aris Willmott
Imagine a glorious full moon coming over the tops of the spruce, big and yellow, shedding a mysterious light on everything… the moonlight had colour, you could see to paint and be able to appreciate the colour of things.
Arthur Lismer
The only colour I see is this wonderful green and blue planet.
Black is the queen of colours.
Auguste Rodin
It had never occurred to me that my colour – or lack of it – was an issue for some people, but then I moved to Sydney, and apparently it was. People look at me and don’t see what they think is a typical Aboriginal. Thankfully, my mother raised me well in knowing where I come from and who I am, and I’m proud of that.
Shari Sebbens
Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks!
Marie Corelli
Not only does a lens distort forms, but the ordinary plate makes an unholy mess of colour in its tone relations. Yellow becomes black, and blue white. Black sunflowers against a white sky – what a travesty!
Walter J. Phillips
Heavens, how charming it is! There is now in the sky only the soft vaporous color of pale citron – the last reflection of the sun which plunges into the dark blue of the night, going from green tones to a pale turquoise of an unheard-of fineness and a fluid delicacy quite indescribable.
Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot
His icebergs are strange monuments with a symbol embodied in their form and their colours. They do not freeze you when you look at them, for they are not of ice, they are what Lawren Harris feels and thinks after he has contemplated them
J. D. Salinger
Thinking… is no more and no less an organ of perception than the eye or ear. Just as the eye perceives colours and the ear sounds, so thinking perceives ideas
Rudolf Steiner
I’m one of those people who is colour blind to a certain degree. And that doesn’t mean I’m not acutely aware of race in our country and abroad and in the world. I know what’s going on, and I’m very aware of it.
Mike Colter
When the clouds clear we shall know the colour of the sky
Keorapetse Kgositsile
I dream a lot, in colour and in sound and scent. Quite a few of my stories have come from dreams.
Joanne Harris
I get a good colour in summer but go really pale in winter, and it genuinely doesn’t suit me, as people ask me if I’m ill. As well as making me look a bit better, I often have to be tanned in the middle of winter to do a show or programme, so I’ve road-tested every fake tan on the market.
Deirdre O’Kane
For frequent tears have run; The colours from my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We are all the same regardless of skin colour, hair and gender. We came from the same place and we all go to the same place when it’s all said and done.
We see in colour all the time. Everything around us is in colour. Black and white is therefore immediately an interpretation of the world, rather than a copy.
Michael Kenna
A good painter needs only three colours: black, white and red.
The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
G. H. Hardy
The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face the same colour.
Walter Savage Landor
The craving for colour is a natural necessity just as for water and fire. Colour is a raw material indispensable to life. At every era of his existence and his history, the human being has associated colour with his joys, his actions and his pleasures.
Fernand Leger
The black people’s struggle has vanquished racism. It was God who created colour. Today Obama, a son of Kenya, a son of Africa, has made it in the United States of America.
Muammar al-Gaddafi
There’s only one rule in photography – never develop colour film in chicken noodle soup.
Freeman Patterson
Though painting borrows help indeed from colours… it has nothing more wide of its real aim or more remote from its intention than to make a show of colours… to raise a separate and flattering pleasure to the sense.
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 10th Earl of Shaftesbury
I always bring an orange scarf, not just so I can wear it or tuck it into my pocket, but also so I can throw it over a lamp in the hotel room. Orange is my favourite colour, and it gives a lovely, warm ambience.
The heart never knows the colour of the skin
Chief Dan George
Many families would like to avoid burdening future generations with inherited diseases such as haemophilia or severe developmental disorders. But most would think it wrong to edit the genes that influence the ‘normal’ range of human variation, from eye colour to intelligence or athletic ability.
Mark Walport
Colour is the touch of the eye, Music to the deaf, A word out of darkness.
Orhan Pamuk
I don’t know my natural hair colour. I haven’t seen it for a while.
Tamzin Outhwaite
I do like to play around with colour, although day-to-day, I probably wear a lot of black.
Ashley Roberts
Find your happiest colours – the ones that make you feel good.
Joan Crawford
I was into Jacques Cousteau as a kid and started scuba-diving around 14, which blew my mind. It was all colour, another world.
Stephen Hillenburg
Grey is my hair colour. I really can’t see why I should change it.
Mary Beard
Speed kills colour… the gyroscope, when turning at full speed, shows up gray.
Paul Morand
I’m a gay man of colour.
Zal Batmanglij
Fruit… it’s just God showing off. “Look at all the colours I know!”
Dylan Moran
In the case of composite colour, an infinity of systems must be obtained for maxima infinitely slight and with an infinity of interval values separating them – that is to say, the whole thickness of the sensitive layer is occupied in continuous manner by these maxima.
Gabriel Lippmann
I sometimes go for the strongest, most vivid colour on the palette, which in the case of movies is violence.
Brian De Palma
There are conservative people in all colours in America.
Adepero Oduye
I believe in equal pay for equal work. Gender, race, skin colour, or ethnicity should not be the parameters to hire someone or to decide how much they should be paid.
Huma Qureshi
I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was living with people who were different, not just superficially different – such as hair colour, or eye colour, or skin colour – but different in some significant way.
Jean M. Auel
I want to make paintings full of colour, laughter, compassion and love. I want to make paintings that will make people happy, that will change the course of people’s lives. If I can do that, I can paint for a hundred years.
Norval Morrisseau
Bharat for Bhutan and Bhutan for Bharat. The colour of our passports may be different but our thinking is the same. India stands committed to Bhutan’s happiness and progress.
Narendra Modi
An artist is either good at color or good at value but rarely good at both. I focus on the tonal range, the dark-light effects, rather than the full color range of bright colors. I just don’t know what to do with all those cadmiums.
Thomas S. Buechner
I always do book signings with the same blue pen. That way, if I add a personalised message to a book I’ve already signed, it’ll be in the same colour as my signature.
John Grisham
Nature is more depth than surface, the colours are the expressions on the surface of this depth; they rise up from the roots of the world.
Paul Cezanne
At the end of the day, a show like ‘Strictly’ is not about what colour you are, or where you come from. It is about how hard you are prepared to work and how well you can dance.
Oti Mabuse
As the editor at the Village Voice, I always tried to find writers of colour.
Robert Christgau
Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern.
Oscar Wilde
I have never used a fairness cream in my life. I don’t think being fair is in any way superior to any other colour. And when I started working, I found that being fair has actually backfired for me. I have lost a few films because I’m too fair.
Taapsee Pannu
For many of us, lavender’s deep colour and its unforgettable fragrance encapsulate the heady joys of Provence.
Carol Drinkwater
In our living room back home we had a black and white TV, but in our front room, that only visitors got to sit in, there was a colour TV.
A. J. Odudu
Colour is the soul of Nature and of the entire cosmos.
Rudolf Steiner
I don’t want my daughter to ever feel that she can’t do something because of her skin colour.
Motsi Mabuse
I always loved both ‘Breakout’ and ‘Asteroids’ – I thought they were really good games. There was another game called ‘Tempest’ that I thought was really cool, and it represented a really hard technology. It’s probably one of the only colour-vector screens that was used in the computer graphics field at that time.
Nolan Bushnell
Chromophobia is perhaps only chromophilia without the colour.
David Batchelor
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I dyed my hair about 42 different colours, and kids can be pretty judgmental about people who are different. But instead of breaking down and conforming, I stood firm. That is also probably why I was unhappy.
Christina Hendricks
cruelty and benevolence are but shades of the same colour.
Khaled Hosseini
To feel like someone is excluded is something I’m very sensitive about. I’d never want any human being to feel that they are not welcome because of a certain thing, whether it’s religion, sexual orientation, their sex or their skin colour.
Motsi Mabuse
As I wouldn’t wear a costume, I couldn’t imagine him wanting to wear one. And seeing that the greater part of my wardrobe is black (It’s a sensible colour. It goes with anything. Well, anything black)[…].
Neil Gaiman
I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
Winston Churchill
With living colours give my verse to glow: The sad memorial of a tale of woe!
William Falconer
Our skin colours may vary, but what’s upstairs – there’s certain things we’ve all got in common.
Billy Gibbons
Broken crayons still colour the same
Trent Shelton
The nearest village was a place called Pauperhaugh which was a village in the sense that it had a phone box and a bridge. By the time I got down south I had decades to catch up on. We only got colour television in 1978.
Alexander Armstrong
I’d be lying if I did not say that being a woman of colour is something I am always mindful or aware of.
Alesha Dixon
Work at the same time on sky, water, branches, ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis… Don’t be afraid of putting on colour… Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression.
Camille Pissarro
It is not by his mixing and choosing, but by the shapes of his colors, and the combination of those shapes, that we recognize the colorist. Color becomes significant only when it becomes form.
Clive Bell
Every time I have to try on a wig for work, I get excited about the colour; I’ve often thought about going for a platinum bob or also raven black, as it looks so great against pale skin. But I always end up being loyal to my red colour.
Lily Cole
It’s not like I see colours. It’s just, for me, an incredibly strong association between music and colour.
Maggie Rogers
There is something magical in seeing what you can do, what texture and tone and colour you can produce merely with a pen point and a bottle of ink.
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
If atheism is a religion, then off is a TV channel and bald is a hair colour.
Hemant Mehta
Music in the U.K. is not racialised in the same way as it is in the U.S. In the U.S.. it’s more rigid and conservative. And white people in the U.K. have more close proximity with black people and people of colour in general.
As a writer of colour, you have to be victim or perpetrator.
Marlon James
What Descartes did was a good step. You have added much several ways, and especially in taking the colours of thin plates into philosophical consideration. If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Isaac Newton
My training was that you fill in the canvas where it needs colour and polishing. You start with the words on the first night and keep adding bits of business.
Ron Moody
I have a fierce desire to paint colour.
Fred Williams
When I was a kid, my grandfather used to watch Bollywood films. There’s a lot of colour and vibrancy to the Indian films.
James Wan
Huge props to Brian Michael Bendis for sort of shaking up the Marvel universe and just saying ‘there need to be people of colour in these comics otherwise it’s not representing the true world the way it should be.’
Lenny Henry
As a woman of colour, as a person who is a minority, I believe its important that other people know about my language and I don’t necessarily have to explain. In the same way, when I read 19th-century literature and if I have to understand a Latin phrase or a French phrase, it is incumbent upon me to learn it.
Min Jin Lee
I imagined that if the surface of the package imitated the colour and texture of the fruit skin, then the object would reproduce the feeling of the real skin.
Naoto Fukasawa
I’m such a girl because all the guys go for cars because of their engines or something like that. I like the colour and the design.
Nathalie Kelley
The future belongs to social media. It is egalitarian and inclusive. Social media is not about any country, any language, any colour, any community but it is about human values and that is the underlying link binding humanity.
Narendra Modi
I love dishes that feature the various shades of a single colour, making you stop to check what’s in there.
Yotam Ottolenghi
I use very little red. I use blue, yellow, a little green, but especially… black, white and grey. There is a certain need in me for communication with human beings. Black and white is writing.
Hans Arp
It’s the swirling river of time that makes our identities, not the monochromatic simplicity of skin colour or the definitive lines of international borders.
Giles Foden
I take your hand, brother, so that you may go in peace. Will had opened his blue eyes that never lost their colour over all the passing years, and looked at Jem and then Tessa, and smiled, and died, with Tessa’s head on his shoulder and and his hand in Jem’s.
Cassandra Clare
I have a Pomeranian dog named Nutmeg – a combination of the soccer move and the colour. It’s perfect.
Christine Sinclair
I was heartily sorry to leave Leh, with its dazzling skies and abounding colour and movement, its stirring topics of talk, and the culture and exceeding kindness of the Moravian missionaries. Helpfulness was the rule.
Isabella Bird
Ill-fitted T-shirts stretched over a gut are my pet hate. And if the colour’s faded – ugh.
Joanne Froggatt
Racism is a disease in society. We’re all equal. I don’t care what their colour is, or religion. Just as long as they’re human beings they’re my buddies.
Mandawuy Yunupingu
I’ve heard my work called ‘bold’ and ‘graffiti-like,’ but for me it is always instinctual. I start with a shape or a colour and go from there.
Paloma Picasso
Because I think it’s so easy to look at someone, regardless of where they grew up, where they came from, the language that they speak, to just look at the colour of their skin and all of a sudden reduce them to harmful stereotypes.
Simu Liu
It is the worst oppression, that is done by colour of justice
Edward Coke
I have always loved fashion, trends, style, make-up and hair, but yes, some sort of a transformation truly happens when I play a ‘bahu’. That’s when I have to wear brown lenses to cover my green eyes, colour my hair dark, wear saris, and surprise myself that I can pull this off, too.
Krystle D’Souza
I went to see Ocean Colour Scene at Shepherds Bush and and felt part of something. They paved the way for me.
Bradley Wiggins
Raphael and Titian seem to have looked at Nature for different purposes; they both had the power of extending their view to the whole; but one looked only for the general effect as produced by form, the other as produced by colour.
Joshua Reynolds
One of the amazing things about Spider-Man is that you don’t see skin colour when he’s in the suit. You don’t see any religious beliefs. A hero is a hero, whether you’re a man, woman, gay, lesbian, straight, black, white or red all over ― it doesn’t matter.
Andrew Garfield
I have been to Canada several times. It was autumn when I visited Vancouver, and I will always remember the colour of the trees in British Columbia were stunning.
Natalie Dormer
I was teased about Indian food and the colour of my skin and why my knees and elbows were dark.
Vidya Vox
Truth is eternal, unchanging, though circumstances may and do operate to give a different colour to it, in our view, at different times. And truth will prevail, and those who do not yield to it must be destroyed by it.
Elijah Parish Lovejoy
Growing up in a system that tells you just because of your skin colour you are not good enough – you learn at a very young age to toughen up.
Motsi Mabuse
I remember being interviewed about my first novel, ‘The Colour of Memory.’ They kept using the expression ‘your first novel,’ and I said, ‘No, I object to that phrase, because this is it for me.’
Geoff Dyer
Colour is everything, black and white is more.
Dominic Rouse
The air of England is too pure for a slave to breathe, and so everyone who breathes it becomes free. Everyone who comes to this island is entitled to the protection of English law, whatever oppression he may have suffered and whatever may be the colour of his skin.
William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield
I wear a lot of block colour dresses on television as the simplicity translates well on camera and blue is often a colour I rely on as it goes with everything.
Kate Garraway
I never wore a pink T-shirt before. Blue is my favourite colour and gives me good energy. I like doing my blues with different colours.
Sooraj Pancholi
The plate at each point only sends back to the eye the simple colour imprinted. The other colours are destroyed by interference. The eye thus perceives at each point the constituent colour of the image.
Gabriel Lippmann
I don’t know in advance what I am going to put on canvas any more than I decide beforehand what colours I am going to use.
Pablo Picasso
In choosing a colour one must realize that it changes in different aspects.
Nancy Lancaster
At concerts, for me, the orchestra was like a painter. It flooded me with all the colours of the rainbow. If the violin came in by itself, I was suddenly filled with gold and fire, and with red so bright I could not remember having seen it on any object.
James Elkins
Each individual work serves as an expression of our most personal state of mind at that particular moment and of the inescapable, imperative need for release by means of an appropriate act of creation: in the rhythm, form, colour and mood of a picture.
Lyonel Feininger
Color is the fruit of life.
Guillaume Apollinaire
Vibrancy is only as effective as the mastering of restraint.
Sara Genn
I sometimes wish taste wasn’t ever an issue, and the sounds of instruments or synths could be judged solely on their colour and timbre. Judged by what it did to your ears, rather than what its historical use reminds you of.
Jonny Greenwood
Bright colours in the west, giant butterflies dancing as night crept like a cripple toward the east.
Roberto Bolano
My paintings are about light, about the way things look in their environment and especially about how things look painted. Form, colour and space are at the whim of reality, their discovery and organization is the assignment of the realist painter.
Ralph Goings
I can only say that sometimes skin colour does make a difference.
Amir Khan
I love the sea’s sounds and the way it reflects the sky. The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable. This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand, surprises me every time.
John Dyer
I sing the best when I’m really in my voice. It’s kind of like I’m meditating but I sort of imagine my voice as a physical thing. I see colours, I feel it moving out of me and I try to tap into images that I was tapping into when I was writing the song.
Brett Dennen
Colours in vibration, peeling like silver bells and clanging like bronze bells, proclaiming happiness, passion and love, soul, blood and death.
Emil Nolde
We believe in the dignity of man as an individual, whatever his race, colour or creed, and his right to better, fuller, and richer life.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You push for colour-blind casting; you draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are, not what colour your parents happen to be.
Meghan Markle
Quite often, most of us are defined first by our vital statistics – our sex, our height, our weight, the colour of our eyes and then we’re defined by our job.
Tom Hiddleston
Theosophy, on earth, is like the white ray of the spectrum, and each religion only one of the seven colours.
H. P. Blavatsky
It is success that colours all in life,
Success makes fools admir’d, makes villains honest.
D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson
One of the things I most admire about America is they have created a genuine melting pot society, a country of opportunity; you can be of any religion, colour, ethnicity, persuasion and make it to the top of your chosen field. And that’s something I admire about America and hope they continue with.
David Cameron
At first, I was able to use a Bunsen burner attached to my mother’s gas stove, but the use of the kitchen as a laboratory came to an abrupt end when a minor explosion involving hydrogen sulphide spattered the newly painted decor and changed the colour from blue to dirty green!
John Vane
My home is in West Vancouver, B.C. My husband built it from drawings to design and colour.
Erica Durance
Choose upholstery that makes a big statement with texture, colour and design to define the space and colour that demands attention. Peacock blue with creams and warm woods looks amazing!
Hilary Farr
I wear what I feel most comfortable in. I love black and grey. I like colour as long as it’s understated.
Lisa Haydon
You can’t have F1 without Ferrari – you just can’t have it. It’s part of the theme that is the red car, and a lot of it is to do with the colour.
Chris Rea
My general view is that best actor best suited to role should get the job. Obviously when it comes to colour and issues of ethnicity the choice is clear. But I do not believe you have to be transgender or have undergone sex reassignment surgery to be able play a character who has.Acting is acting after all.
Stephen Fry
I figured out some basic stuff: that form and colour defines your perception of the nature of an object, whether or not it is intended to.
Jonathan Ive
Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.
Oscar Wilde
The great inlet by which a colour for oppression has entered into the world is by one man’s pretending to determine concerning the happiness of another.
Edmund Burke
Within, stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere.
Bram Stoker
I like to keep a uniform – wear a blazer, try to keep the same colour pants; very tailored, very fitted but still edgy.
Theophilus London
If I’m feeling down in the dumps, or like I need a pop of colour, I’ll put on MAC’s Lipstick in Lady Danger. I discovered red lipstick when I did the Oscar season: Chanel sent me one and I realised how classic and glamorous it can be.
Chloe Sevigny
Could people be trained to be less gullible? Or are you as stuck with gullibility as you are with skin colour?
Keith Henson
I decided I should use the most obvious colours – the basic colours with simple names: red, purple, yellow, pink. I don’t distort the objects, I don’t change the objects, I draw them exactly as they are. I do the opposite with the colours.
Michael Craig-Martin
Kissing with the tip of the tongue is like ice-cream melting. It was he who taught me that a kiss has a soul and colour of its own.
Weihui Zhou
The colour of a British wood in autumn is predominantly yellow. There are relatively few European trees which have red leaves in the autumn. But there are splashes of crimson or rust-red colours from a few indigenous trees, like the rowan, as well as from introduced species, like the North American red oak.
Alice Roberts
My greatest vanity is my skin. It is the colour of gingerbread and, thanks to my mother’s genes, smooth and mostly blemish-free.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
My motivation comes from a love of being creative. I’m in love with music and colour and laughter and dancing and all things that are beautiful.
William,” the professor said, softly, “what now is your weapon?”….”Truth,” he whispered, his voice rasping. He cleared his throat. “Truth is my sword.” ….”And what now is your defense?” Colour returned to Billy’s face, and his jaw tightened. His voice surged with emotion. “Faith…faith is my shield.
Bryan Davis
Art is colourblind – the only colour thats meant to be in art is on the canvas.
Danny John-Jules
Great actors – it’s got nothing to do with colour.
Ray Fearon
At The Drive In came out in a period of time when Stereophonics and Limp Bizkit were huge. And there was this dark grey void – I’m not saying we filled it – but we were just a different colour at the time.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala
Colour is always a consequence, never a cause.
Edwin Land
New York gives us a wide colour palette to cook from. We have cuisines from around the world, and that lets us pick and choose.
David Chang
Every book should begin with attractive endpapers. Preferably in a dark colour: dark red or dark blue, depending on the binding. When you open the book it’s like going to the theatre. First you see the curtain. Then it’s pulled aside and the show begins.
Cornelia Funke
The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul, so that it can weigh colours in its own scale and thus become a determinant in artistic creation.
Wassily Kandinsky
The knitted jumper comes in different trends, colours, shapes, and is adaptable in various ways when wearing. But there are also different noticeable marks of Sonia Rykiel brand, like black stripes which are very recognisable too.
Sonia Rykiel
I often think of that rare fulfilling joy, when I am in the presence of some wonderful alignment of events. Where the light, the colour, the shapes and the balance all interlock so beautifully that I feel truly overwhelmed by the wonder of it.
Charlie Waite
I’m just hoping that, as more black artists take control of the narratives that are out there, more opportunities will come around for artists of colour. We want to make the same waves that the white artists do.
KiKi Layne
You can’t teach colour from CГ©zanne, you can only teach it from something like this bubble-gum wrapper.
Allan Kaprow
Color is a powerful physical, biological, and psychological force. When less color and less intense color is present, trace amounts and subtle differences become highly significant and are strongly felt.
John Paul Caponigro
Colour is the ultimate in art. It is still and will always remain a mystery to us, we can only apprehend it intuitively in flowers.
Philipp Otto Runge
The main topic I’m always talking about is equality, and I get that it’s politics, but it shouldn’t be. It should be the most normal thing ever. There’s bullying and discrimination about the colour of your skin, your religion. And it must end.
Conchita Wurst
South Africa is labouring to find its revolutionary path; the colours of the Rainbow Nation have difficulty blending together; the wealthy elites (white, black or Indian) profit from de facto segregation.
Tariq Ramadan
The colour of my skin determines what opportunities I have; the colour of my skin says there’s only room for one or two of us to be accepted in a certain job; the colour of my skin has dictated everything I’ve done in my whole life.
Kadeena Cox
I don’t work from drawings and colour sketches into a final painting. Painting, I think, today – the more immediate, the more direct – the greater the possibilities of making a direct – of making a statement.
Jackson Pollock
My mixed-race background made me a broad person, able to relate to different cultures. But any woman of colour, even a mixed colour, is seen as black in America. So that’s how I regard myself.
Alicia Keys
A beautiful feature in the colour wood-cut, and one unique in printing, is colour gradation… Two brushes are sometimes used, one charged with more potent colour than the other. Line blocks are nearly always printed with some variation of tone, and often in colour too.
Walter J. Phillips
I can’t imagine seeing Batman in black and white. It was such a colourful TV series. I know. I’m ancient. It wasn’t abnormal to be without a television in those days. People who had colour were special.
Colin Firth
I am attracted to generic or ‘industrial’ colours; paper bag brown, file cabinet gray, industrial green, that kind of thing.
Robert Mangold
In the bit of painting that I’ve done, I’m interested in colour and texture. I’m very interested in transparency.
Stephen Hough
My everyday look is foundaton, bronzer, mattifying powder, a bit of blush, mascara and a lip balm or lip colour – and that’s it!
Michelle Keegan
When I don’t feel like getting ready, just a pop of colour on the lips does the trick for me. I have this fond liking for RUBY WOO from Mac. It’s a Matte red colour and makes all the difference.
Krystle D’Souza
If you look at any film fest, the setting gives it colour. Be it Goa, Cannes or even Berlin in the winter, the setting makes these festivals special and gives it a definition.
Mani Ratnam
It’s funny that all these goths paint their faces with such white make-up and that is the actual colour of my skin, I am that pale!
Kelly Osbourne
Silena appeared out of the woods, her sword drawn. Her Aphrodite armour was pink and red, colour coordinated to match her clothes and makeup. She looked like Guerilla Warfare Barbie.
Rick Riordan
I think there is no work of art which represents the spirit of a nation more surely than “Die Meister Singer” of Richard Wagner. Here is no plaything with local colour, but the raising to its highest power all that is best in the national consciousness of his country.
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Emotion that I experienced on first seeing the fresh paint come out of the tube.. ..the impression of colours strewn over the palette: of colours – alive, waiting, as yet unseen and hidden in their little tubes…
Wassily Kandinsky
It’s difficult to talk about colour, even remember colour actually.
David Hockney
In my soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colours of a rainbow.
Papiya Ghosh
When I remember my life in Russia it is in totally dark colours.
Natalia Vodianova
Although humans see reality in colour, for me, black and white has always been connected to the image’s deeper truth, to its most hidden meaning.
Peter Lindbergh
Makeup is my world, and I know that a little things . . .В the right technique, colour or brush . . . can make all the difference.
Rae Morris
The mountain trembled like an earthquake. Dust flew into the sky. And the rock turned dark red, like the color of blood’. ‘How would you know?’ Asks Sindhi cap. ‘You only have a black and white television’. ‘But it’s a very good one. You can almost see colours.
Mohsin Hamid
I have loved colours, and not flowers;Their motion, not the swallows wings;And wasted more than half my hoursWithout the comradeship of things.
Arthur Symons
Identity is becoming more dependent on what people are willing subscribe to and less dependent on objective criteria such as skin colour or where they’re born. Ways of identifying blackness are no longer black or white. It’s not a case of us or them, you can now be us and them; like them but different.
Stuart Hall
The football field was a place where I could express myself and just be me. Play the game as well as you can and that’s what you’re judged on. Not the colour of your skin, or your beliefs, or the conversation you have around racism.
Adam Goodes
There are never any absolutes in the fashion business: one day you may like black, and the next day you like colour. I think it’s a good lesson that we should never believe too much in any one thing – because the next day it’s out, and if we’re stuck to it, we’re out, too.
Mario Testino
If there’s loads of material going by you don’t notice the individual things quite so much. Also it really foregrounds the sonic dimensions like electronic ambient music, it’s pushes all of that colour to the foreground so you hear little every atom of sound.
Max Richter
When I look at my life and its secret colors, I feel like bursting into tears.
Albert Camus
Stadiums can be places where people of different colour come to support their teams, or they can be seen as stagnant areas where healthy people will be infected by racism.
Kevin-Prince Boateng
I didn’t want to be a 16-year-old kid being beaten up by a bunch of people who didn’t like me ’cause of the colour of my skin.
Lenny Henry
Recounting the strange is like telling one’s dreams: one can communicate the events of a dream, but not the emotional content, the way that a dream can colour one’s entire day.
Neil Gaiman
To dismiss basic contexts such as link colours, page layouts, navigation systems, and visual hierarchy as ‘boring’ or ‘pedestrian’ is akin to laughing at a car’s steering wheel as unimaginative.
Jeffrey Veen
Do you know why the leaves change colour?… Before a tree sheds a leaf it pumps it full of all the poison it can’t rid itself of otherwise. That red there–that’s a man’s skin blotching with burst veins after an assassin spikes his last meal with roto-weed. The poison spreading through him before he dies.
Mark Lawrence
I think people are more than their heritage or their skin colour or their name or how they grew up.
Sam Esmail
My fashion cues come from my work, not the ramps of the world. I just keep working with so much colour, texture and structure, it rubs off!
Twinkle Khanna
Things have become considerably better for men of colour since I was born. But I’d say that we’ll be really getting somewhere when things get better for women of colour.
Laurence Fishburne
Love doesn’t happen in an instant. It creeps up on you and then it turns your life upside-down. It colours your waking moments and fills your dreams. You begin to walk on air and see life in brilliant new shades. But it also brings with it a sweet agony, a delicious torture.
Vikas Swarup
When ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chand’ was released, it was a big success and very well appreciated. At that time, colour films had just started to be made, and Guru Dutt decided to take the title song of the film, shoot it in colour and rerelease it with new fanfare.
Waheeda Rehman
I think when people mean that Discworld books have become darker they really mean the series is growing up. In ‘The Colour of Magic’ most of the city is set alight. It’s a joke, in much the same way that the Earth is destroyed almost at the start of Douglas Adams’s ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.’
Terry Pratchett
Nail the colours to the mast! That is the right thing to do, and, therefore, that is what we must do, and do it now. What colours? The colours of Christ, the work He has given us to do- the evangelization of all the unevangelized.
Charles Studd
And Life is Colour and Warmth and Light and a striving evermore for these; and he is dead, who will not fight; and who dies fighting has increase.
Julian Grenfell
I never know what it’s going to look like. Wouldn’t be much point in painting if I already knew the outcome. I have a subject in front of me and I start flooding colour and making marks, I don’t know, it’s improvisation isn’t it?
Peter Wright
Red is a colour I’ve felt very strongly about. Maybe red is a very Indian colour, maybe it’s one of those things that I grew up with and recognise at some other level.
Anish Kapoor
As far as clothes are concerned, for the day, wear something chic: a good pair of jeans, crop, and open hair with a bright lip colour. For an evening, a nice pair of high-waisted trousers and a nice blouse looks great.
Ileana D’Cruz
Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard to talk about. There is almost nothing you can say that holds up as a generalization, because it depends on too many factors: size, modulation, the rest of the field, a certain consistency that color has with forms, and the statement you’re trying to make.
Roy Lichtenstein
Santa Monica’s only walkable if death is no hurdle. The air’s the wrong colour. People put sunglasses on their dogs. It’s a hideous place where humans are not welcome and those who stay suffer eight kinds of brain damage.
Warren Ellis
We think we receive all that we perceive, but in fact, we actually give the sky its colour.
James Turrell
Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts – it’s a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.
John Motson
The Bahamas are gorgeous. The deep trench in the ocean floor called the Tongue of the Ocean, which comes between the islands, is the most beautiful deep indigo colour.
Chris Hadfield
I guess racism is sort of like a form of discrimination but it’s just that you classify people in different colours and different races. I think everyone is born with an inherent, the inherence to discriminate.
Pearl Tan
Wherever men are noble, they love bright colour; and wherever they can live healthily, bright colour is given them—in sky, sea, flowers, and living creatures.
John Ruskin
From the start, I used a different kind of girl in Nars campaign images. My choice to use models of colour such as Alek Wek, Naomi Campbell and Karen Park Goude was absolutely a deliberate one. I felt that makeup was universal and should apply to everybody.
Francois Nars
Colours shone with exceptional clarity in the rain. The ground was a deep black, the pine branches a brilliant green, the people wrapped in yellow looking like special spirits that were allowed to wander over the earth on rainy mornings only.
Haruki Murakami
If anyone wants to abuse other people for whatever colour, race or creed they are, then it’s just stupidness, isn’t it?
Tyson Fury
Maroon is my favourite colour.
Sushma Swaraj
I was taken aback by the amount of interest, due to my colour, that exploded when we got engaged. It has developed into a good conversation which has changed the way Britain is adapting. I am glad to be part of that, though I didn’t do it on purpose! I just happened to fall in love.
Emma Weymouth
Race, for me, should be social and cultural, rather than the colour of your skin. Anton Ferdinand would have more in common with John Terry than he does with some West African from Nigeria. John Terry will have more in common with Anton Ferdinand than a Slav from Eastern Europe who happens to be white.
John Barnes
The crowd…a cacophony of colour
Peter Drury
Western funerals: black hearses, and black horses, and fast-fading flowers. Why should black be the colour of death? Why not the colours of a sunset?
Daniele Vare
I tried to get the word out to people who are information hubs in their communities, because they could propagate the call quickly. One challenge is that breaking science fiction means, well, breaking science fiction. Many communities of colour have a different approach to narratives of science.
Nalo Hopkinson
I colour my hair mousy brown and I wear makeup only on stage. I use Laura Mercier – something called Biscuit, I think. I run one tiny sponge over my face and cover the red blotches. If I’ve got some rouge, I’ll bung it on my mouth and cheeks.
Jane Birkin
With ‘The Sea,’ I was just thinking about loss, about the impact losing your father would have on you as a child, how one event that big could colour your life, bleed into everything else and force you into a certain shape.
Corinne Bailey Rae
I can’t imagine painting my face in a team colour and roaring with delight as a multi-millionaire kicks a ball at a net.
Charlie Brooker
Neil Gaiman
It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man.
John Lennon
I think the kind of landscape that you grew up in, it lives with you. I don’t think it’s true of people who’ve grown up in cities so much; you may love a building, but I don’t think that you can love it in the way that you love a tree or a river or the colour of the earth; it’s a different kind of love.
Arundhati Roy
I do not just follow fashion for the sake of it with people telling me ‘this is not the colour of the season or this is a summer collection.’ I don’t pick my clothes on that basis.
Vatsal Sheth
As your relationship with the music gets stronger, so does your motivation for playing it and finding different sounds. If you have the idea that you can find a colour that is better for one composer or another, even if it’s an illusion, this generates enormous pleasure.
Maurizio Pollini
For me, poetry is an impish attempt to paint the colour of the wind.
Maxwell Bodenheim
Suffice it to say that black and white are also colors… for their simultaneous contrast is as striking as that of green and red, for instance.
Vincent Van Gogh
Who says soul has only one colour?
Joss Stone
Translation is always a treason, and as a Ming author observes, can at its best be only the reverse side of a brocade- all the threads are there, but not the subtlety of colour or design.
Okakura Kakuzo
Anything can be any color at any time depending on what color everything else is at the time.
Keith Crown
One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.
Oscar Wilde
When I find a colour darker than black, I’ll wear it. But until then, I’m wearing black!
Coco Chanel
I’m very proud of the colour of my skin and that I’m inspiring people from all backgrounds, but I think it will be great for the next mixed-race or black female principal dancer if she doesn’t have to be asked about that.
Francesca Hayward
When I was at Hartford in Connecticut, where I lived during the war, I published several pieces which were well received, not only by those of my own colour, but by a number of the white people, who thought they might do good among their servants.
Jupiter Hammon
We tend to misunderstand the colour black, seeing it as evil, or negation of life. Rather, black means all things being possible, infinite energy of life before consciousness has constructed any boundaries. When we fear blackness or darkness we fear the deep unconscious source of life itself.
Rachel Pollack
You know what, when I was a kid I said to myself my skin colour isn’t going to stop me achieving what I want regardless of what colour I was, so I don’t want these kids to have that mentality.
Nigel Benn
The instant the atmosphere is illuminated it will be filled with an infinite number of images which are produced by the various bodies and colours assembled in it. And the eye is the target, a lodestone, of these images.
Leonardo da Vinci
Indeed I do not think we should be justified in using any but the more sombre tones and colours while our people, our Empire, and indeed the whole English-speaking world are passing through a dark and deadly valley.
Winston Churchill
I have these large pieces of recycled brown paper stretched on my apartment wall and when I am not doing anything fashion-related, I’m drawing on it, playing with colour spectrums.
Sasha Pivovarova
It’s an awful truth that suffering can deepen us, give a greater lustre to our colours, a richer resonance to our words.
Anne Rice
I advise students on the subject of color as follows: If it looks good enough to eat, use it.
Abe Ajay
There is one thing that is stronger than everything, and it is the colour of the shirt that you wear, and that is who you’ll back.
Vincent Kompany
Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.
Leonardo da Vinci
Our recovery of hope – full colour, three-dimensional, hard working, clear thinking, wildly radical, living hope – is our key to liberation.
Anne Bishop
It was great to play an ex-marine cockney thug. All my roles are as different as the colours of the rainbow.
Luke Treadaway
While accepting donations, no one looks at the colour of money.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
I got accused of misrepresenting all people of colour in Great Britain. I would get told off a lot. ‘How can you do African characters when you’re not African?’ But I gave it a go. Maybe if there had been more of us I could have just been Lenny Henry from the Black Country with Jamaican parents.
Lenny Henry
The colours red, blue and green are real. The colour yellow is a mystical experience shared by everybody.
Tom Stoppard
Mom gives me advice every single day, about how I’m not eating regularly enough, not sleeping enough, that I need to look after my skin, I shouldn’t colour my hair, my eyebrows are too thin, etc. Most of her advice I discard, especially the thin eyebrows part.
Soha Ali Khan
Russell’s books should be bound in two colours, those dealing with mathematical logic in red – and all students of philosophy should read them; those dealing with ethics and politics in blue – and no one should be allowed to read them.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
I do wonder how managers like Brian Clough and Bill Shankly would cope. How would Cloughie deal with players taking five pairs of different colour boots to a game?
Harry Redknapp
He made his colours, built his stretchers, plastered his canvas, painted his pictures, carpentered his frames, and painted them. ‘Too bad I can’t buy my own pictures,’ he murmured aloud. ‘Then I’d be completely self-sufficient.’
Irving Stone
Use the worst colour you can find in each place – it usually is the best.
Roy Lichtenstein
If you love someone, you love someone. It doesn’t matter; age, colour, c’mon!
Sam Taylor-Johnson
Michael’s Powell art director was a painter and they had a wonderful friendship and artistic understanding. Michael himself, in the way he designed his own house, it was always with bright colours. Very un-English!
Thelma Schoonmaker
Don’t allow your imagination to colour events as lesser men would, and see movement in motionless things.
Chris Murray
New thoughts and hopes were whirling through my mind, and all the colours of my life were changing.
Charles Dickens
Even my basic, basic wardrobe is still pathetically colour coordinated. It just is. That is just me.
Trinny Woodall
It feels dismissive to suggest relationships can ever be truly colourblind. And more importantly, I don’t believe they ever should be. To not see colour or race would be to ignore racism rather than combating it.
Vick Hope
It’s ignorant to think you know everything about a person. There’s many different sides to everybodys personality and there’s just different colours to a personality.
Kelly Clarkson
A colour is a physical object as soon as we consider its dependence, for instance, upon its luminous source, upon other colours, upon temperatures, upon spaces, and so forth.
Ernst Mach
Collage – SS13 offers a very controlled and pure do-it-yourself attitude. The collection shows a juxtaposition of very different materials, prints and colours, therefore giving the wearer a possibility to combine the garments in different ways.
Raf Simons
The more veiled becomes the outside world, steadily losing in colour, tone and passions, the more urgently the inner world calls us
Carl Jung
My parents have influenced my fashion choices. I inherited many of their older garments, and I like their style. I love my mother’s elegant and dramatic couture dresses and the feeling for colour my father has.
Elizabeth Jagger
God knows, I’m not the thing I should be, Nor am I even the thing I could be, But twenty times I rather would be An atheist clean, Than under gospel colours hid be Just for a screen.
Robert Burns
Just as black and white, when mixed, make grey, in many ways that’s what it did to my self-identity: it created a murky area of who I was, a haze around how people connected with me. I was grey. And who wants to be this indifferent colour, devoid of depth and stuck in the middle? I certainly didn’t.
Meghan Markle
I don’t really need to be inspired by literature though. At the end of the day it’s colour and imagery moved around until it works.
Danny Fox
It almost always happens that true, but exaggerated, coloring is more agreeable than absolute coloring.
Michel Eugene Chevreul