Purple quotes

  • If I were a buyer today in one of the American department stores, I would go with extremes-the most beautiful, the more expensive, the more eccentric. I would take risks. The worst thing would be to buy only the little black dress. You know why? Because everyone has it already. I would go with a purple dress, something different
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Beautiful #Purple #Risk

  • Expression is the dress of thought, and still Appears more decent as more suitable; A vile conceit in pompous words express'd, Is like a clown in regal purple dress'd.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Expression #Purple #Style

  • Oh, grown-ups cannot understand, And grown-ups never will, How short the way to fairyland Across the purple hill.
    -- Alfred Noyes

    #Purple #Way #Hills

  • The sky is already purple; the first few stars have appeared, suddenly, as if someone had thrown a handful of silver across the edge of the world.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Stars #Sky #Purple

  • Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Purple #Feminist #Literature

  • Teacher, teacher, I declare, I see your purple underwear.
    -- Allan Sherman

    #Education #Teacher #Purple

  • White pill, blue pill, yellow pill, purple pill; its like swallowing a rainbow every bedtime.
    -- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

    #Blue #Purple #Yellow

  • My character was obnoxious, had stinky feet and wore things like purple tights and a yellow top. I hated the clothes.
    -- Andrea Barber

    #Character #Purple #Yellow

  • It's all or nothing with my makeup. If I get dressed up, I'll go to an extreme. I'll wear foundation, bright blue or bright red lipstick with one of my weird purple wigs.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Makeup #Blue #Purple

  • I saw Deep Purple live once and I paid money for it and I thought, 'Geez, this is ridiculous.' You just see through all that sort of stuff. I never liked those Deep Purples or those sort of things. I always hated it. I always thought it was a poor man's Led Zeppelin.
    -- Angus Young

    #Men #Purple #Zeppelins

  • You should hear me on my own. It's horrendous.I saw Deep Purple live once and I paid money for it and I thought, Geez, this is ridiculous.
    -- Angus Young

    #Purple #Saws #Ridiculous

  • When I write after dark", observed Cyril Connolly, "the shades of evening scatter their purple through my prose
    -- Anne Fadiman

    #Writing #Dark #Purple

  • Purple lipstick? Naw, that looks stupid on all girls!
    -- ASAP Rocky

    #Girl #Stupid #Purple

  • parents needn't bother driving small children around to see the purple mountains' majesties; the children will go right on duking it out in the back seat and whining for food as if you were showing them Cincinnati. No one under twenty really wants to look at scenery.
    -- Barbara Holland

    #Children #Purple #Parent

  • When May, with cowslip-braided locks, Walks through the land in green attire. And burns in meadow-grass the phlox His torch of purple fire: And when the punctual May arrives, With cowslip-garland on her brow, We know what once she gave our lives, And cannot give us now!
    -- Bayard Taylor

    #Fire #Land #Purple

  • Whether the color of your skin is black, white, yellow, brown or purple -- the extent of this tragedy is so incredibly devastating that we had to do something.
    -- Bert McCracken

    #Color #Purple #Yellow

  • I have been 130 lbs. as well as 215 lbs. I have had blond, strawberry blond, green, pink and purple hair, and none of that has ever exempted me from having lewd comments flung at me in the street.
    -- Beth Ditto

    #Hair #Purple #Green

  • The only medal that I am certain I deserved is the Purple Heart.
    -- Bob Kerrey

    #Heart #Purple #Certain

  • I struggle immensely with celebrities of all kinds. I get clammy hands and turn a little purple.
    -- Bryce Dallas Howard

    #Struggle #Hands #Purple

  • I like to write with a lot of emotion and a lot of power. Sometimes I overdo it; sometimes my prose is a little bit too purple, and I know that.
    -- Buzz Bissinger

    #Writing #Purple #Littles

  • Purple puts us in touch with the part of ourselves that is regal. Purple is the queen in all women; it helps us keep our backs straight and heads held high.
    -- Byllye Avery

    #Queens #Purple #Helping

  • Avoid restaurants with names that are improbable descriptions, such as the Purple Goose, the Blue Kangaroo or the Quilted Orangutan.
    -- Calvin Trillin

    #Blue #Names #Purple

  • Punch a black belt in the face, he becomes a brown belt. Punch him again, purple...
    -- Carlson Gracie

    #Art #Purple #Black

  • It's like The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat, about the discovery of penicillin. Out of these strange accidents come huge discoveries. A certain purple bleeds into red and all of a sudden you have something unexpected.
    -- Carly Simon

    #Discovery #Purple #Magic

  • I went through this phase where I thought pink and purple matched. To dance class, I'd wear purple tights and pink leg warmers and paint my shoes purple. It was really odd.
    -- Carrie Ann Inaba

    #Class #Shoes #Purple

  • Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who's trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.
    -- Cassandra Clare

    #Fate #Sky #Purple

  • Though folly, robed in purple, shines, Though vice exhausts Peruvian mines, Yet shall they tremble and turn pale When satire wields her mighty flail.
    -- Charles Churchill

    #Purple #Shining #Vices

  • Homosexuality is a psychological and psychiatric disorder, there is no question about it. It is a purple menace that is threatening the proper design of gender distinctions in society.
    -- Charles W. Socarides

    #Gay #Purple #Design

  • I see music in colours. I love music that's black, pink, purple or red - but I hate music that's green, yellow or brown.
    -- Charli XCX

    #Hate #Purple #Yellow

  • Atom bombs, something's wrong. D.E.A sent to Guam. Acid Trips, big fat chics. Purple Finstone Vitamins.All the needy rich are greedy. I find out you don't need me. Berlin wall starts to fall. I trip out to the wall. Hooray Horrah
    -- Chester Bennington

    #Wall #Fall #Purple

  • X-Pac, I always thought you were a greasy haired, cheesey bandana wearing ***** that wore green and black tights. I now think you are a greasy haired, cheesey bandana wearing ***** that wears purple and black tights.
    -- Chris Jericho

    #Thinking #Wwe #Purple

  • When we first began and I was 14, my influences were the stuff that was in my parent's record collection like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
    -- Daniel Johns

    #Purple #Parent #Records

  • That which makes you different is what makes you strong. Whether you're gay, straight, purple, orange, dinosaur; I don't care.
    -- Darren Criss

    #Strong #Gay #Purple

  • If youre going to reach for it, reach all the way for it. Albums like Purple Rain and Thriller and those kind of records, you had to reach far above the din of cynicism and modern living to get to that place, against all the odds.
    -- Dave Sitek

    #Rain #Odds #Purple

  • I saw what Purple meant to people and I still hear it now when I'm in Europe. I'm always shocked that I'm still asked about Purple because it was such a long time ago.
    -- David Coverdale

    #Europe #Purple #Long

  • With Whitesnake it would have been inappropriate for me to have played Deep Purple songs, although I did at the beginning because I didn't have enough Whitesnake songs.
    -- David Coverdale

    #Song #Purple #Inappropriate

  • The foxglove, with it's stately bells Of purple, shall adorn thy dells.
    -- David Macbeth Moir

    #Flower #Purple #Foxgloves

  • If you look closely at any face, you'll start to see that different areas of the flesh tones are tinged with four other colors - red, green, purple and yellow.
    -- Doug Dawson

    #Color #Purple #Yellow

  • It's the world's smallest violin, playing 'My Heart Pumps Purple Piss for You.'
    -- Eddie Dean

    #Heart #Purple #World

  • The poet who does not revere his art, and believe in its sovereignty, is not born to wear the purple.
    -- Edmund Clarence Stedman

    #Art #Believe #Purple

  • Those old ages are like the landscape that shows best in purple distance, all verdant and smooth, and bathed in mellow light.
    -- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

    #Distance #Light #Purple

  • I had the misfortune of getting what skateboarders call hippers. It's when you fall on your hip again and again and again, just the same spot. It turns into like a blue purple bruise and it's just torture because I had to keep on doing the same move, going around in the pool again.
    -- Emile Hirsch

    #Moving #Fall #Purple

  • I play these sort of comical instruments I invented, like the electric rake and the electric plunger. I do a lot of almost stand-up comedy material. Just the juxtaposition of the different styles in itself sometimes is funny. Like, I do sort of an acoustic version of 'Purple Haze' that has some bluegrass licks in it.
    -- Eugene Chadbourne

    #Play #Purple #Style

  • Pale purple as the bloom om a ripe plum, veined with the gold of late flowering gorse, set with small slender birches,just turning yellow,with red-berried rowans and thicket of bracken, the heath lay steeped in sunshine.
    -- Flora Thompson

    #Sunshine #Purple #Yellow

  • One marvel of a day he had walked so far that when he returned the moon was high and full and all the world was purple shadow and silver.
    -- Frances Hodgson Burnett

    #Moon #Purple #Shadow

  • When I hosted the dinner I served fast food hamburgers. It had nothing to do with black, white, purple, yellow, green race. it had nothing to do with Tiger or his family or his golf game.
    -- Fuzzy Zoeller

    #Golf #Games #Purple

  • I never saw a purple cow; I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one.
    -- Gelett Burgess

    #Fun #Purple #Cows

  • Ah, yes! I wrote the "Purple Cow" - I'm sorry, now, I wrote it! But I can tell you anyhow, I'll kill you if you quote it!
    -- Gelett Burgess

    #Sorry #Writing #Purple

  • Constantine, the Emperor, saw something in the religion of Christ's people which awakened his interest, and now we see him uniting religion to the state and marching up the marble steps of the Emperor's palace, with the church robed in purple. Thus and there was begun the most baneful misalliance that ever fettered and cursed a suffering world... When ... Constantine crowned the union of church and state, the church was stamped with the spirit of the Caesars.
    -- George W Truett

    #Purple #People #Suffering

  • I still think the best metal bands have a blues feel. The first Black Sabbath album is kind of a bludgeoning of blues. Deep Purple also started out as a blues band.
    -- Greg Ginn

    #Thinking #Purple #Black

  • For anyone who lives in the oak-and-maple area of New England, there is a perennial temptation to plunge into a purple sea of adjectives about October.
    -- Hal Borland

    #Autumn #Sea #Purple

  • When people tell you to walk a certain way, it's like not thinking of a purple tomato. You can't not do it.
    -- Helen Fisher

    #Thinking #Purple #People

  • The lands are lit with all the autumn blaze of golden-rod, and everywhere the purple asters nod and bend and wave and flit.
    -- Helen Hunt

    #Autumn #Land #Purple

  • All the American women had purple noses and gray lips and their faces were chalk white from terrible powder. I recognized that the United States could be my life's work.
    -- Helena Rubinstein

    #Fashion #Purple #White

  • Goddamn it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!
    -- Henry Pierson Crowe

    #Military #Heart #Purple

  • Love makes its record in deeper colors as we grow out of childhood into manhood; as the Emperors signed their names in green ink when under age, but when of age, in purple.
    -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    #Life #Names #Purple

  • You violets that first appear, By your pure purple mantles known, Like the proud virgins of the year, As if the spring were all your own — What are you when the rose is blown?
    -- Henry Wotton

    #Spring #Years #Purple

  • Long hours trail in their purple and long years are lost in just this moment while our souls are near, our mouths separate.
    -- Hilda Doolittle

    #Time #Years #Purple

  • Often a purple patch or two is tacked on to a serious work of high promise, to give an effect of colour.
    -- Horace

    #Two #Purple #Giving

  • I love purple because my name is Amethyst.
    -- Iggy Azalea

    #Names #Purple #Amethyst

  • Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.
    -- Jack Kerouac

    #Sunset #Purple #Color

  • Mauve is just pink trying to be purple.
    -- James Whistler

    #Purple #Trying

  • A typical 'Larry King Live' is a pastiche whose absurdism defies parody. Wearing his trademark suspenders and purple shirts, he looks as if he's strapped to the chair with vertical seat belts, unable to eject.
    -- James Wolcott

    #Kings #Purple #Typical

  • October arrives in a swirl of fragrant blue leaf smoke, the sweetness of slightly frosted MacIntosh apples, and little hard acorns falling. We are in the midst of cool crisp days, purple mists, and Nature recklessly tossing her whole palette of dazzling tones through fields and woodlands.
    -- Jean Hersey

    #Fall #Blue #Purple

  • September is a sweep of dusky, purple asters, a sumac branch swinging a fringe of scarlet leaves, and the bittersweet scene of wild grapes when I walk down the lane to the mailbox. September is a golden month of mellow sunlight and still clear days. ... Small creatures in the grass, as if realizing their days are numbered, cram the night air with sound. Everywhere goldenrod is full out.
    -- Jean Hersey

    #Night #Purple #Air

  • I haven't been in Washington over the last - ever. I'm not part of Washington. I got to serve as governor of a state, a purple state and I was the most successful conservative governor probably, during the time that I was there.
    -- Jeb Bush

    #Successful #Purple #Lasts

  • When I am old, I shall wear purple
    -- Jenny Joseph


  • When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me, And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves, And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
    -- Jenny Joseph

    #Summer #Purple #July

  • I can't stand purple. It doesn't suit me.
    -- Jenny Joseph

    #Purple #Suits

  • One hand was behind his back, and he held it out, presenting a bouquet of white and smoky purple lilies. "They're straight from the underworld, by the way. They are everlasting. They won't die."
    -- Jess C Scott

    #Hands #Purple #White

  • I had the great idea of using markers to gently color the ants so I could tell them apart, but I learned that this is exactly like somebody trying to gently color on you with a thirty-story building. Without dwelling on the tragedy, I'd just like to say that I'm deeply sorry to Mr. Purple and the surviving Purple family.
    -- Jim Benton

    #Sorry #Ideas #Purple

  • I always wear blue shirts and I like wine or purple ties.
    -- Jim Lehrer

    #Wine #Blue #Purple

  • Tis midnight now. The bend and broken moon, Batter'd and black, as from a thousand battles, Hangs silent on the purple walls of Heaven.
    -- Joaquin Miller

    #Wall #Moon #Purple

  • Dance and Provencal song and sunburnt mirth! On for a beaker full of the warm South, Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene! With beaded bubbles winking at the brim, And purple-stained mouth.
    -- John Keats

    #Song #Purple #Mouths

  • My mom used to wear the fragrance Poison when I was younger, and I remember that scent and the purple bottle. That was my first [perfume] memory.
    -- John Slattery

    #Mom #Memories #Purple

  • Deep Purple is a damn good band and we've made a niche in rock 'n' roll history. Maybe not a huge one but enough to be very proud of.
    -- Jon Lord

    #Rocks #Purple #Band

  • The grape gains its purple tinge by looking at another grape. [Lat., Uvaque conspecta livorem ducit ab uva.]
    -- Juvenal

    #Purple #Gains #Grapes

  • She was wearing a purple T-shirt, with a skinny black dress over it that made you remember how much of a girl she was, and trashed black boots that made you forget.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Girl #Purple #Black

  • Society has a hyper emphasis on thin, and that trend comes from the consumers - it does not come from the fashion industry. The fashion industry needs to make money; that's what we do. If people said, 'We want a 300 pound purple person,' the first industry to do it would be fashion.
    -- Kelly Cutrone

    #Fashion #Purple #People

  • I could not help staring back, for they made quite a contrast: Kate's pale skin and elegant purple suit, Nadira's dusky skin and exotic fiery sari. "Do we clash?" Nadira said dryly. "We certainly do," said Kate. "Would you like me to move?" "Don't trouble yourself.
    -- Kenneth Oppel

    #Moving #Purple #Skins

  • I grew up in the Bible Belt and I made my own clothes and dyed my hair purple. Nobody ever knew what to do with me.
    -- Kesha

    #Hair #Purple #Clothes

  • After months of playing air guitar to 'Free Bird', what really got me into guitar was watching a documentary about Jimi Hendrix and picking up the Woodstock soundtrack. Listening to his version of 'Star Spangled Banner' and 'Purple Haze.' My brother played acoustic guitar and, idolising him, I thought, 'I'm going to get a guitar.'
    -- Kirk Hammett

    #Brother #Stars #Purple

  • There is nothing unnatural in this world," he said. "An unnatural thing is a thing that could never happen in nature. I happened. I am natural, and the things I want are natural. The power of your mind, and your beauty, even when you've been drugged in the bottom of a boat for two weeks, covered in grime and your face purple and green - your unnatural beauty is natural. Nature is horrifying.
    -- Kristin Cashore

    #Two #Purple #Mind

  • When I'm a blonde, I can say the world is purple, and they'll believe me because they weren't listening to me.
    -- Kylie Bax

    #Stupid #Believe #Purple

  • An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.
    -- Leatrice Eiseman

    #Orchids #Purple #Joy

  • The woods were deserted that day. The stones stood still and silent, as though they were waiting for something. At the center of them all, a jagged piece of amber glowed in the growing darkness. Lights fizzed softly around it, turning pink, orange, purple, blue. No one saw it. No one ever did. Why would they? No one knoew about its magic, not anymore. They had forgotten all about such magic a long, long time ago. About the same time they stopped believing in faries. How foolish.
    -- Liz Kessler

    #Believe #Purple #Orange

  • Calum offered to paint my nails but I said no because he always uses the wrong shade of purple.
    -- Luke Hemmings

    #Purple #Nails #Use

  • When God made the color purple, God was just showing off.
    -- Mae Jemison

    #God #Color #Purple

  • Purple as tulips in May, mauve into lush velvet, purple as the stain blackberries leave on the lips, on the hands, the purple of ripe grapes sunlit and warm as flesh....
    -- Marge Piercy

    #Hands #Purple #Velvet

  • You might argue that we have become a little too forgiving because, if a perpetrator shows up at a court-martial with a rack of ribbons and has four deployments and a Purple Heart, there is certainly the risk that we might be a little too forgiving of that particular crime.
    -- Martin Dempsey

    #Military #Heart #Purple

  • I have had more than half a century of such happiness. A great deal of worry and sorrow, too, but never a worry or a sorrow that was not offset by a purple iris, a lark, a bluebird, or a dewy morning glory.
    -- Mary McLeod Bethune

    #Nature #Morning #Purple

  • First of all, Vickie's wearing purple. She looks like Barney.
    -- Matt Striker

    #Purple #Wwe #Firsts

  • I'm not posh, not in the slightest. My parents spent some money on my education, but I wasn't born to the purple.
    -- Matthew William Goode

    #Purple #Parent #Born

  • I don't care if a dude is purple with green breath as long as he can swing.
    -- Miles Davis

    #Music #Swings #Purple

  • Katy Perry is the sexiest woman I've ever kissed. It was amazing and very purple - she had purple lipstick on. I don't think there will ever be anything cooler than kissing her until I marry her maybe!
    -- Niall Horan

    #Kissing #Thinking #Purple

  • Mercury dropped the purple car and shot up into the air, whistling like a shooting star. The woman in the car next to me looked up at me like I was a superhero. I smiled at her and jumped down, trying to be smooth. I landed wrong and went sliding on my face. I glanced back at her. She appeared less impressed than before.
    -- Obert Skye

    #Stars #Purple #Air

  • The fact that women are very young in obtaining their civil rights and African-Americans are young in obtaining their civil rights, I think it's about time that we extend that to all Americans, whether straight, gay, purple, green, black, brown.
    -- Octavia Spencer

    #Gay #Thinking #Purple

  • I think purple is the only color that suits me most.
    -- Onew

    #Thinking #Color #Purple

  • So, The Color Purple changed my life. It changed everything about my life because, in that moment of praying and letting go, I really understood the principle of surrender. The principle of surrender is that, after you have done all that you can do, and you've done your best and given it your all, you then have to release it to whatever you call God, or don't call God.
    -- Oprah Winfrey

    #Letting Go #Color #Purple

  • I had a suit made for me when I was five. It was double-breasted, mohair and purple. My mother was very particular about clothing - it always used to have to go back into the plastic and it used to drive me insane.
    -- Ozwald Boateng

    #Mother #Purple #Insane