Yellow quotes

  • She turned to the sunlight     And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor:     "Winter is dead.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Spring #Winter #Yellow

  • Once I even took the train to Utrecht, forty miles from Amsterdam, with my yellow star, this star which I still have. Why did I go? I just wanted to visit some friends. I was a little bit crazy, a little bit insane.
    -- Abraham Pais

    #Stars #Crazy #Yellow

  • How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown, yellow, red and white.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Yellow #White #Hip Hop

  • Light is good company, when alone; I took my comfort where I found it, and the warmest yellow bulb in the living-room lamp had become a kind of radiant babysitter all its own.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Light #Yellow #Comfort

  • I am the reincarnation of Pikachu. That's why my hair is yellow, you see.
    -- Akihiro Miwa

    #Hair #Yellow #Reincarnation

  • Think of it like the best mac and cheese you've ever had. No neon yellow Velveeta and bread crumbs. I'm talking gourmet cheddar, the expensive stuff from Vermont that crackles as it melts into the crust on top. Imagine if right before you were about to tear into it, the mac and cheese starts talking to you?
    -- Alaya Dawn Johnson

    #Thinking #Talking #Yellow

  • My fondest hope is that 'Roots' may start black, white, brown, red, yellow people digging back for their own roots. Man, that would make me feel 90 feet tall.
    -- Alex Haley

    #Men #Roots #Yellow

  • All seems infected that th' infected spy, As all looks yellow to the jaundiced eye.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Eye #Yellow #Spy

  • I reduced painting to its logical conclusion and exhibited three canvases: red, blue, and yellow. I affirmed: this is the end of painting.
    -- Alexander Rodchenko

    #Blue #Yellow #Red

  • Yellow is vagueness and luminousness, both.
    -- Alexander Theroux

    #Yellow #Vagueness

  • Sunny, happy with the music, no money. I'm thinking you're on holiday. Sipping yellow lemonade.
    -- Alexandra Stan

    #Holiday #Thinking #Yellow

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

    #Blue #Purple #Yellow

  • Somebody who has been in a very bad wreck is going to be very conscientious about not speeding through a yellow light... You just learn so many good lessons when you go through a failed marriage.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Light #Yellow #Lessons

  • 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

  • Any yellow, any blue, any red and a white are all I need.
    -- Andrew McDermott

    #Blue #Yellow #White

  • Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Women #Smart #Yellow

  • Blue to get ready Green to go Yellow to guide you through the snow Orange to warn you that over you’ll go Then red will be the final glow Now seek the black, there’s no going back.
    -- Angie Sage

    #Blue #Yellow #Orange

  • 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

    #Fashion #Depressing #Yellow

  • I love to shop. Clothes, electronics, and I love jewelry, especially yellow gold.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Yellow #Clothes #Gold

  • ...the future of the world lies with the yellow man and the brown man now that our erstwhile master, the white-skinned man, has wasted himself through buggery, cell phone usage, and drug abuse
    -- Aravind Adiga

    #Lying #Men #Yellow

  • I cannot live without brainwork. What else is there to live for? Stand at the window here. Was ever such a dreary, dismal, unprofitable world? See how the yellow fog swirls down the street and drifts across the duncoloured houses. What could be more hopelessly prosaic and material?
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Fog #Yellow #House

  • 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

    #Moon #Yellow #Light

  • One of the most courageous things we do is change. If everyone says you're wonderful every time you wear a red dress, and you change to yellow, that takes courage.
    -- Barbara De Angelis

    #Change #Yellow #Dresses

  • There is nothing a pig loves more than a good bath, with a loofah and plenty of soap flakes ... There is something delightfully lovable about a really clean pig, in clean yellow straw.
    -- Barbara Woodhouse

    #Pigs #Yellow #Baths

  • I told myself that I would not go back to the camps as an actor ever again, that I was very frightened of wearing a yellow star. It was fear, it was cowardice, I was.
    -- Ben Kingsley

    #Stars #Yellow #Actors

  • How do you paint yellow wheat against a yellow sky? You paint it jet black.
    -- Ben Shahn

    #Sky #Yellow #Black

  • Knowledge is the key that unlocks all the doors. You can be green-skinned with yellow polka dots and come from Mars, but if you have knowledge that people need instead of beating you, they'll beat a path to your door.
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Yellow #Keys #Doors

  • 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

  • Some people dye their hair yellow or put rings in their noses
    -- Bertie Ahern

    #Hair #Yellow #People

  • In former days, men sold themselves to the Devil to acquire magical powers. Nowadays they acquire those powers from science, and find themselves compelled to become devils. There is no hope for the world unless power can be tamed, and brought into the service, not of this or that group of fanatical tyrants, but of the whole human race, white and yellow and black, fascist and communist and democrat; for science has made it inevitable that all must live or all must die.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Men #Tyrants #Yellow

  • I write in longhand on yellow legal pads.
    -- Beverly Cleary

    #Writing #Yellow #Pads

  • life is a loaded gun that looks right at you with a yellow eye.
    -- Billy Collins

    #Eye #Gun #Yellow

  • Now, I do come from a part of the country where the people say that the only thing in the middle of the road is a yellow line or roadkill.
    -- Blanche Lincoln

    #Country #Yellow #People

  • The sun's not yellow, its chicken!
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Yellow #Sun #Chickens

  • Yellow usually means it's not that serious.
    -- Bobby Unser

    #Mean #Yellow #Serious

  • The big yellow one is the sun!
    -- Brian Regan

    #Yellow #Sun #Bigs

  • Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. How many hours are in a mile? Is yellow square or round? Probably half the questions we ask - half our great theological and metaphysical problems - are like that.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Thinking #Yellow #Squares

  • Planning a wedding is hell. Things are said. Doors are slammed. Quarrels about the most inconsequential things--yellow tablecloths or white? hors d'oeuvres set out on tables or passed around on trays?--are often pitched at such a level that it seems the combatants may never recover from them. Much of the anxiety, of course, is tribal. It is wrenching to have to open the sacred circle to admit an outsider.
    -- Caitlin Flanagan

    #Circles #Yellow #White

  • Mr. Jamrach led me through the lobby and into the menagerie. The first was a parrot room, a fearsome screaming place of mad round eyes, crimson breasts that beat against bars, wings that flapped against their neighbours, blood red, royal blue, gypsy yellow, grass green. The birds were crammed along perches. Macaws hung upside down here and there, batting their white eyes, and small green parrots flittered above our heads in drifts. A hot of cockatoos looked down from on high over the shrill madness, high crested, creamy breasted. The screeching was like laughter in hell.
    -- Carol Birch

    #Laughter #Eye #Yellow

  • I should like the fields tinged with red, the rivers yellow and the trees painted blue. Nature has no imagination.
    -- Charles Baudelaire

    #Blue #Rivers #Yellow

  • The idea of Curious Yellow, of surrender to a higher cause, seems to appeal to a certain small subset of humanity. These people manipulate the worm, customizing its payload to establish quisling dictatorships in its shadow, and the horrors these gauleiters invent in its service are far worse than the crude but direct tactics the original worm used.
    -- Charles Stross

    #Ideas #Yellow #People

  • 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

  • Red was the blood of the siblings massacred in the North, black was for mourning them, green was for the prosperity Biafra would have, and, finally, the half of a yellow sun stood for the glorious future.
    -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    #Sibling #Blood #Yellow

  • On my first day shooting '13 Going on 30,' Jennifer Garner had yellow tulips sent to my trailer. I'll never forget them.
    -- Christa B. Allen

    #Yellow #Shooting #Firsts

  • I read, for the first time, of the Carolina Parakeet-a North American parakeet whose green, yellow and reddish-orange plumage appeared vivacious and altogether quite wonderful. As stunning as I found the hawk-chased conures, this bird astounded me even more. That the Carolina Parakeet was extinct simply added to my amazement.
    -- Christopher Cokinos

    #Yellow #Orange #Bird

  • No man can have a 'yellow streak' and last. He must pay much attention to his nerves or temperament. He must hide every flaw.
    -- Christy Mathewson

    #Men #Yellow #Nerves

  • White, black and yellow men - they all cry salt tears.
    -- Claude Aveline

    #Men #Yellow #White

  • When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you - a tree, house, a field....Merely think, here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives your own naive impression of the scene before you.
    -- Claude Monet

    #Art #Thinking #Yellow

  • Spending an evening on the World Wide Web is much like sitting down to a dinner of Cheetos, two hours later your fingers are yellow and you're no longer hungry, but you haven't been nourished.
    -- Clifford Stoll

    #Technology #Two #Yellow

  • Oh, I've discarded a great many [poems]. And occasionally I've discarded and then resurrected. I would find a crumpled yellow ball of paper in the wastebasket, in the morning, and open it to see what the hell I'd been up to; and occasionally it was something that needed only a very slight change to be brought off, which I'd missed the day before.
    -- Conrad Aiken

    #Morning #Yellow #Balls

  • Each leaf that brushed his face deepened his sadness and dread. Each leaf he passed he'd never pass again. They rode over his face like veils, already some yellow, their veins like slender bones where the sun shone through them. He had resolved himself to ride on for he could not turn back and the world that day was as lovely as any day that ever was and he was riding to his death.
    -- Cormac McCarthy

    #Sadness #Yellow #Lovely

  • I didn't want a guru or a kung fu master or a spiritual director. I didn't want to become a sorcerer or learn the zen of archery or meditate or align my chakras or uncover mast incarnations...I was after something else entirely, but it wasn't in the Yellow Pages or anywhere else that I could discover.
    -- Daniel Quinn

    #Spiritual #Archery #Yellow

  • Her hair that lay along her back Was yellow like ripe corn.
    -- Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    #Hair #Yellow #Blonde

  • Samuel Spade's jaw was long and bony, his chin a jutting v under the more flexible v of his mouth. His nostrils curved back to make another, smaller, v. His yellow-grey eyes were horizontal. The V motif was picked up again by thickish brows rising outward from twin creases above a hooked nose, and his pale brown hair grew down--from high flat temples--in a point on his forehead. He looked rather pleasantly like a blond Satan.
    -- Dashiell Hammett

    #Eye #Yellow #Hair

  • Yellow Face marks my summation of multiculturalism.
    -- David Henry Hwang

    #Yellow #Faces #Mark

  • We want to be God in all the ways that are not the ways of God, in what we hope is indestructible or unmoving. But God is the most fragile, a bare smear of pollen, that scatter of yellow dust from the tree that tumbled over in the storm of my grief and planted itself again. God is the death agony of the frog that cannot find water in the time of the drought we created. God is the scream of the rabbit caught in the fires we set. God is the One whose eyes never close and who hears everything.
    -- Deena Metzger

    #Grief #Eye #Yellow

  • I'm born and raised in the Northeast. My parents are Irish immigrants. So our tendency is to shy away from the big yellow ball that comes up in the sky every once in a while.
    -- Denis Leary

    #Sky #Yellow #Parent

  • The value of a yellow metal (gold), originally chosen as money because it tickled the fancy of savages, is clearly a chancy and irrelevant thing on which to base the value of our money and the stability of our industrial system.
    -- Dennis Holme Robertson

    #Yellow #Gold #Savages

  • 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

    #Yellow #Cows #Made

  • We are made for goodness. We are made for love. We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness. We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders. All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor, educated, not educated, male, female, gay, straight, all, all, all. We all belong to this family, this human family, God's family.
    -- Desmond Tutu

    #Beautiful #Gay #Yellow

  • I was always brutally teased for being George Harrison's son. That was from the age of about four or five, before I even knew who he was. And for seven years people would follow me about school singing 'Yellow Submarine.' I still can't listen to that song to this day.
    -- Dhani Harrison

    #Song #School #Yellow

  • But I knew - in the old days, if a song was a good song, I don't care if it was 'Yellow Submarine' or, you know, or 'The Times They Are a-Changin' or 'Don't Be Cruel', you knew it, you know? You heard that song, and you were talking about it, and you knew it.
    -- Don McLean

    #Song #Talking #Yellow

  • 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

  • When I think of flavours, I think colour, so lemon should be yellow and orange is orange.
    -- Dylan Lauren

    #Thinking #Yellow #Orange

  • I lived in New York for a couple months. It seemed to me at first an incredibly clean place with well-dressed people and washed cars and bright-painted red-and-yellow streetcars and white buildings.
    -- E. L. Doctorow

    #New York #Couple #Yellow

  • I wanted to inspire people not to work under a bamboo ceiling. Whatever you are - yellow, black, white, brown - you don't have to allow your skin to define who you are or how you operate your business. There's not one face to anything.
    -- Eddie Huang

    #Yellow #White #People

  • What a horrible thing yellow is.
    -- Edgar Degas

    #Yellow #Horrible

  • Silence is golden but when it threatens your freedom it's yellow.
    -- Edmund Burke

    #Yellow #Silence #Golden

  • The yellow star? Oh well, what of it? You dont die of it.
    -- Elie Wiesel

    #Stars #Yellow #Oh Well

  • After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with mellow warmth...The maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. The oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her...In October any wonderful unexpected thing might be possible.
    -- Elizabeth George Speare

    #Yellow #Jewels #Color

  • By the time they were pulling into the parking lot of the A&P, the mood was fading, the moment gone. Amy could feel it go. Perhaps it was nothing more than the two doughnuts expanding in her stomach full of milk, but Amy felt a heaviness begin, a familiar turning of some inward tide. As they drove over the bridge the sun seemed to move from a cheerful daytime yellow to an early-evening gold; painful how the gold light hit the riverbanks, rich and sorrowful, drawing from Amy some longing, a craving for joy.
    -- Elizabeth Strout

    #Moving #Yellow #Drawing

  • The programmer, who needs clarity, who must talk all day to a machine that demands declarations, hunkers down into a low-grade annoyance. It is here that the stereotype of the programmer, sitting in a dim room, growling from behind Coke cans, has its origins. The disorder of the desk, the floor; the yellow Post-It notes everywhere; the whiteboards covered with scrawl: all this is the outward manifestation of the messiness of human thought. The messiness cannot go into the program; it piles up around the programmer.
    -- Ellen Ullman

    #Yellow #Needs #Machines

  • Yellow can express happiness, and then again, pain. There is flame red, blood red, and rose red; there is silver blue, sky blue, and thunder blue; every color harbors its own soul, delighting or disgusting or stimulating me.
    -- Emil Nolde

    #Pain #Sky #Yellow

  • Cedars are terribly sensitive to change of time and light - sometimes they are bluish cold-green, then they turn yellow warm-green - sometimes their boughs flop heavy and sometimes float, then they are fairy as ferns and then they droop, heavy as heartaches.
    -- Emily Carr

    #Change #Yellow #Light

  • Basically there is no difference between whites and blacks, browns and yellows. I decided to think no more of people as Northerners and Southerners.
    -- Ethel Waters

    #Thinking #Yellow #Differences

  • Everyone knows that yellow, orange, and red suggest ideas of joy and plenty. I can paint you the skin of Venus with mud, provided you let me surround it as I will.
    -- Eugene Delacroix

    #Ideas #Yellow #Orange

  • 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

  • ...cook him up with some barbecued dog...cook that yellow chump. I'll make that mother f**ker make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice.
    -- Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

    #Mother #Dog #Yellow

  • Well, my favorite color I guess I would say yellow.
    -- Fran Drescher

    #Color #Yellow #My Favorite

  • About fifteen miles above New Orleans the river goes very slowly. It has broadened out there until it is almost a sea and the water is yellow with the mud of half a continent. Where the sun strikes it, it is golden.
    -- Frank Yerby

    #Rivers #Yellow #New Orleans

  • Watch out where the Huskies go And don't you eat that yellow snow
    -- Frank Zappa

    #Song #Yellow #Snow

  • The light made the snowballs look yellow. Or at least I hoped that was the cause.
    -- Gary D. Schmidt

    #Light #Yellow #Looks

  • (The raindrops) played across the coast all through the night, until the soft new day shrugged itself awake, tried on amethyst and lavender for a while, and finally decided on pale yellow.
    -- Gary D. Schmidt

    #Night #Yellow #New Day

  • The foaminess of the Falls, together with the tinge of tawny yellow in the troubled waters, only reminded me of so much unattainable soda and sherry, and made me feel thirstier than ever.
    -- George Augustus Henry Sala

    #Fall #Yellow #Water

  • I don't get all choked up about yellow ribbons and American flags. I consider them to be symbols and I leave symbols to the symbol minded.
    -- George Carlin

    #Yellow #Flags #Ribbons

  • People are so ridiculous with their illusions, carrying their fool's caps unawares, thinking their own lies opaque while everybody else's are transparent, making themselves exceptions to everything, as if when all the world looked yellow under a lamp they alone are rosy.
    -- George Eliot

    #Lying #Thinking #Yellow

  • That's a yellow card for Cazoria. So the next time he's involved in Europe, he won't be.
    -- George Hamilton

    #Football #Europe #Yellow

  • 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

    #Yellow #Doe #Way

  • Turning to the colour-classification methodology: The starting point are the four pure colours red, yellow, green and blue; their in-between shades and scales of brightness result in colour schemes containing 16, 64, 256 and 1,024 shades. More colours would be pointless because it wouldn't be possible to distinguish between them clearly.
    -- Gerhard Richter

    #Art #Blue #Yellow

  • Roll big blunts, a whole ounce of reefer Rocked that 'Black and Yellow' before Wiz Khalifa It's a killer bee color scheme
    -- Ghostface Killah

    #Rap #Color #Yellow

  • They always call depression the blues, but I would have been happy to waken to a periwinkle outlook. Depression to me is urine yellow, washed out, exhausted miles of weak piss.
    -- Gillian Flynn

    #Yellow #Exhausted #Weak

  • Now the long-feared Asiatic colossus takes its turn as world leader, and we--the white race--have become the yellow man's burden.Let us hope that he will treat us more kindly than we treated him.
    -- Gore Vidal

    #Men #Race #Yellow

  • I write in the morning at a table, longhand on yellow legal pads, just like Nixon, when I’m doing fiction.
    -- Gore Vidal

    #Morning #Writing #Yellow

  • I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don't know where it's going to lead me, but I follow it.
    -- Grace Jones

    #Yellow #Flow #Bricks

  • The English have only three sauces - a white one, a brown one and a yellow one, and none of them have any flavor whatever.
    -- Guy de Maupassant

    #Yellow #White #Three

  • I made a circle with a smile for a mouth on yellow paper, because it was sunshiny and bright.
    -- Harvey Ball

    #Circles #Yellow #Paper

  • The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.
    -- Helen Hunt Jackson

    #Yellow #Apples #Tree

  • I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beechtree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.
    -- Henry David Thoreau

    #Nature #Eight #Yellow

  • In acute diseases the physician must conduct his inquiries in the following way. First he must examine the face of the patient, and see whether it is like the faces of healthy people, and especially whether it is like its usual self. Such likeness will be the best sign, and the greatest unlikeness will be the most dangerous sign. The latter will be as follows. Nose sharp, eyes hollow, temples sunken, ears cold and contracted with their lobes turned outwards, the skin about the face hard and tense and parched, the colour of the face as a whole being yellow or black.
    -- Hippocrates

    #Eye #Self #Yellow

  • If all boys could be made to know that with every breath of cigarette smoke they inhale imbecility and exhale manhood ... and that the cigarette is a maker of invalids, criminals and fools-not men-it ought to deter them some. The yellow finger stain is an emblem of deeper degradation and enslavement than the ball and chain.
    -- Hudson Maxim

    #Boys #Men #Yellow