Color Quotes

By | September 22, 2009

Quotations about Colors

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most. ~ John Ruskin

It’s a good thing that when God created the rainbow he didn’t consult a decorator or he would still be picking colors. ~ Sam Levenson

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. ~ Pablo Picasso

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. ~ Winston Churchill

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No. Just as one can never learn how to paint. ~ Pablo Picasso

Orange is the happiest color. ~ Frank Sinatra

He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals. ~ Oscar Wilde

Art is the colors and textures of your imagination. ~ Meghan

Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches. ~ Federico Garcia Lorca

Colors are the smiles of nature. ~ Leigh Hunt

You look rather rash my dear your colors don’t quite match your face. ~ Daisy Ashford

Colors answer feeling in man; shapes answer thought; and motion answers will. ~ John Sterling

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites. ~ Marc Chagall

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; it’s what we do with them that’s important. ~ Ruth Ross

The color of truth is gray. ~ Andre Gide

Light in Nature creates the movement of colors. ~ Robert Delaunay

The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas. ~ Edvard Munch

Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

It is horrible to see everything that one detested in the past coming back wearing the colors of the future. ~ Jean Rostand

Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter. ~ Paul Klee

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.~ G.K. Chesterton

Beauty seen is never lost, God’s colors all are fast. ~ John Greenleaf Whittier

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 color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you. ~ Coco Chane

So different are the colors of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past; and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.~ Samuel Johnson

Blueness doth express trueness. ~ Ben Jonson

All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul — when you look at it, it’s looking back at you. ~ Uniek Swain

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. ~ Robert Frank

Coloring outside the lines is a fine art. ~ Kim Nance

White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Some colors reconcile themselves to one another, others just clash. ~ Edvard Munch

Sit in reverie, and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. ~ Oscar Wilde

The beggar wears all colors fearing none. ~ Charles Lamb

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. ~ Pedro Calderón de la Barca

We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race. ~ Kofi Annan

I’ve been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black. ~ Pierre Auguste Renoir

There is no blue without yellow and without orange. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Painting is something that takes place among the colors, and one has to leave them alone completely, so that they can settle the matter among themselves. Their intercourse: this is the whole of painting. Whoever meddles, arranges, injects his human deliberation, his wit, his advocacy, his intellectual agility in any way, is already disturbing and clouding their activity. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Of all God’s gifts to the sighted man, color is holiest, the most divine, the most solemn. ~ John Ruskin

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. To such an extent indeed that one day, finding myself at the deathbed of a woman who had been and still was very dear to me, I caught myself in the act of focusing on her temples and automatically analyzing the succession of appropriately graded colors which death was imposing on her motionless face. ~ Claude Monet

A Picture of many colors proclaims images of many Thoughts. ~ Donna A. Favors

Beauty without colour seems somehow to belong to another world. ~ Murasaki Shikibu

All colors will agree in the dark. ~ Francis Bacon

There are not more than five primary colors (blue, yellow, red, white, and black), yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen ~ Author Unknown

How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. ~ John Burroughs

All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul. Purple is not just a noun and an adjective but also a verb – when you look at it, it’s looking back at you. ~ Uniek Swain

Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure. ~ Edward Thorndike

As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. ~ John Lubbock

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