Blue quotes

  • His folly has not fellow Beneath the blue of day That gives to man or woman His heart and soul away.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Heart #Men #Blue

  • My ball is in a bunch of fern, A jolly place to be; An angry man is close astern- He waves his club at me. Well, let him wave-the sky is blue; Go on, old ball, we are but two-We may be down in three, Or nine-or ten-or twenty-five-It matters not; to be alive, Is good enough for me.
    -- A. P. Herbert

    #Golf #Men #Blue

  • President Bartlet: There's a delegation of cardiologists having their pictures taken in the Blue Room. You wouldn't think you could find a group of people more arrogant than the fifteen of us, but there they are, right upstairs in the Blue Room.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Taken #Thinking #Blue

  • I consider myself a blue-collar actor, just chugging away.
    -- Aaron Stanford

    #Blue #Actors #Blue Collar

  • He'd made sure i had something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Blue #Something New #Made

  • He seems like a man who knows what he wants, and the problem is he wants what I want. If it were anything or anyone else, I could stand back and let him take it." His blue eyes gazed back at me. "But I can't let him have you.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Eye #Men #Blue

  • But none of that kept me from picturing what a tsunami might look like if it did rise up and roar toward my little boat like some watery blue version of the Great Wall of China.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Wall #Blue #Looks

  • I'm a doofus from the Valley, a blue-collar guy.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Blue #Guy #Valleys

  • I'd like to be a geneticist to be honest, but there are limits to what I can do now. For my dream to come true I'd have to be 20 years old again, heading off to a blue chip university.
    -- Adam Faith

    #Dream #Blue #Years

  • In this watering-place I acted an heroic character, badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage, I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.
    -- Adelbert von Chamisso

    #Character #Eye #Blue

  • Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Freedom #Blue #Sky

  • 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

    #Artist #Blue #Color

  • It's not written in the Constitution or anything else.... Congress, just out of the clear blue sky, said the airwaves belong to the people, which means, in essence, that it belongs to Congress.
    -- Adrian Cronauer

    #Mean #Blue #Essence

  • Don't get caught up on 'I'm brown, black, white, red, blue, whatever.' You gotta ask, what were you called before 1492? All these names we're using now are just an illusion made to keep us fighting each other.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Fighting #White #Blue

  • I don't believe in inspiration that arrives like a bolt from the blue ... It seems to me that the more motivated I am by what I film, the more objectively I film.
    -- Agnes Varda

    #Inspirational #Believe #Blue

  • I got an attitude, that's rude because I walked over Elvis' grave in some blue suede shoes.
    -- Akinyele

    #Attitude #Blue #Shoes

  • My eyes went blank, and I stared off, and the music started. It was raining, and the sun was shining at the same time, and there were these big bay windows, and there was the blue in the sky, and the sun on the trees, and it was drizzling.
    -- Al Jarreau

    #Rain #Eye #Blue

  • People didn't know the difference between a blue line and a clothes line.
    -- Al Michaels

    #Hockey #Blue #Differences

  • You can try on our suede underwear if you choose. Do what you want, but don't step on my blue suede shoes.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Blue #Shoes #Trying

  • The window doesn't open, the fan is broke, and my face is turning blue. I haven't been in a crowd like this since I went to see the Who.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Blue #Musical #Fans

  • Wembley way is beginning to blacked with people in terms of red and blue
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Soccer #Blue #People

  • Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke rising against that blue sky? Did you shout out in anger, in fear of your neighbor, or did you just sit down and cry?
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Sky #Sight #Blue

  • Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world; yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Believe #Blue #Sky

  • I had the whole sky in my eyes and it was blue and gold.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Eye #Blue #Sky

  • This world is not my home, I'm just a passing thro', My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue; the angels beckon me from heaven's open door, and I can't feel at home in this world any more. 0 Lord, you know, I have no friend like you, if heaven's not my home then Lord what will I do; the angels beckon me from heaven's open door, and I can't feel at home in this world anymore.
    -- Albert E. Brumley

    #Home #Angel #Blue

  • 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

    #Blue #Use #World

  • I like to use really basic or classic colors, things that people have seen over and over and over again. Primary colors, at least in photography, have been around a lot longer than neon colors and really vibrant purples, hot pinks. Red, blue, yellow, orange - because of Kodachrome and the way that things were produced I think that those colors stood out more than any others.
    -- Alex Prager

    #Photography #Thinking #Blue

  • With sharpen'd sight pale Antiquaries pore, Th' inscription value, but the rust adore. This the blue varnish, that the green endears; The sacred rust of twice ten hundred years.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Sight #Blue #Years

  • 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

  • I wear mostly black Main Line or T… But the other day, the sun was shining so I wore blue jeans. It caused so much excitement in the office! People were literally coming up from the floor below and peering behind my desk saying; we hear you’re wearing blue jeans and we have to have a look
    -- Alexander Wang

    #Blue #Jeans #Office

  • Beth,” he said simply, his flawless face lit up with anticipation. “There is no doubt in my mind that we belong together, but to spend the rest of my life with you would be an honor and commitment that I would cherish.” He paused, his clear, blue eyes luminous. My breath caught in my throat, but Xavier only smiled. “Beth,” he repeated. “Will you marry me?” The look on his face was pure happiness.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Commitment #Eye #Blue

  • A moment later, Liam's bright blue eyes opened, and he was seeing me. He just wasn't seeing Ruby.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Eye #Blue #Rubies

  • The Berbers, among whom even today one finds light skins and blue eyes, do not go back to the Vandal invasions of the fifth century A.D., but to the prehistoric Atlantic Nordic human wave. The Kabyle huntsmen, for example, are to no small degree still wholly Nordic (thus the blond Berbers in the region of Constantine form 10 % of the population; at Djebel Sheshor they are even more numerous).
    -- Alfred Rosenberg

    #Eye #Light #Blue

  • All through my life, I didn't really consider my eyes at all, and then I became an actress. It's great, I guess. They're just in my face, and one is green and one is blue. It's different, and I'm definitely a proponent of being different in any way you can in life, so I guess if you're born a bit different that's a good thing.
    -- Alice Eve

    #Eye #Blue #Being Different

  • They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Notebook #Eye #Blue

  • There was the blue sky above her and all those many roses, the ones that gave off the scent of cloves in the rain and the ones that left a trace of lemon on your fingers, the ones that were the color of blood, and those that were as white as clouds. Each one was sweeter than the next and as red as gemstones.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Rain #Clouds #Blue

  • If I hadn't learned my lesson, I would have wished we could stay there forever. But I knew better now. We'd seen what we'd come to see. The way to trick death. Breathe in. Breathe out. Watch as it all rises upwards, black and blue into the even bluer sky.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Blue #Sky #Forever

  • Hold still," my father would say, while I held the ship in the bottle and he burned away the strings he'd raised the mast with and set the clipper ship free on its blue putty sea. And I would wait for him, recognizing the tension of that moment when the world in the bottle depended, solely, on me.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Father #Blue #Sea

  • At these times, the things that troubled her seemed far away and unimportant: all that mattered was the hum of the bees and the chirp of birdsong, the way the sun gleamed on the edge of a blue wildflower, the distant bleat and clink of grazing goats.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Summer #Blue #Bees

  • It rose slowly like a gull sensing a reckless blue fish to close to the surface, and then it dived relentlessly for the green, kicked and stopped three feet short of the flag.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Golf #Blue #Feet

  • So it's a yes, then?" To blue-corn pancakes or being your girlfriend?
    -- Alyson Noel

    #Girlfriend #Blue #Corn

  • LEAD, n. A heavy blue-gray metal much used ... as a counterpoise to an argument of such weight that it turns the scale of debate the wrong way. An interesting fact in the chemistry of international controversy is that at the point of contact of two patriotisms lead is precipitated in great quantities.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Science #Blue #Two

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

    #Blue #Purple #Yellow

  • The further jazz moves away from the stark blue continuum and the collective realities of Afro-American and American life, the more it moves into academic concert-hall lifelessness, which can be replicated by any middle class showing off its music lessons.
    -- Amiri Baraka

    #Moving #Reality #Blue

  • Don't turn blue all over now.
    -- Amish Tripathi

    #Blue #Turns

  • I've come to realize that however blue my circumstances, if after finishing a chapter of a Dickens novel I feel a miss-my-stop-on-the-train sort of compulsion to read on, then everything is probably going to be just fine.
    -- Amor Towles

    #Blue #Missing #Finishing

  • I remember when we had to pick our major freshman year, I chose comparative religion. It came to me out of the blue. I am amazed at how interested I still am in those ideas, especially the way spirituality is expressed in the world and in art.
    -- Amy Brenneman

    #Art #Blue #Years

  • I understand now why Hillary Clinton always wore navy blue pantsuits. Remember, for four years? If you have one or two themes, then you have the same shoes, the same bag. Otherwise, it's a nightmare.
    -- Amy Klobuchar

    #Blue #Years #Shoes

  • It's fun to watch a true-blue movie star at work. They're really unbelievably charismatic. They understand camera angles...
    -- Ana Gasteyer

    #Stars #Fun #Blue

  • Little Boy Blue... he needed the money!
    -- Andrew Dice Clay

    #Boys #Blue #Littles

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

    #Blue #Yellow #White

  • I hate to go out on a limb after only one viewing, but Nashville strikes me as Altman's best film, and the most exciting dramatic musical since Blue Angel.
    -- Andrew Sarris

    #Hate #Angel #Blue

  • Pages of revelation lie open in your empty eyes of blue
    -- Andy Biersack

    #Lying #Eye #Blue

  • I want to die with my blue jeans on.
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Fashion #Blue #Jeans

  • 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 dropped my pants in a tattoo parlor in Amsterdam. I woke up in a waterbed with this funky-looking dragon with a blue tongue on my hip. I realized I made a mistake, so a few months later I got a cross to cover it. When my pants hang low, it looks like I'm wearing a dagger!
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Tattoo #Mistake #Blue

  • 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

  • One of his tears fell in my mouth, where it became a blue sapphire, source of strength, source of strength and eternal hope.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Blue #Tears #Sapphires

  • During the terrible years of the Yekhov terror I spent seventeen months in the prison queues in Leningrad. One day someone ‘identified’ me. Then a woman with lips blue with cold who was standing behind me, and of course had never heard of my name, came out of the numbness which affected us all and whispered in my ear—(we all spoke in whispers there): ‘Could you describe this?’ I said, ‘I can!’ Then something resembling a smile slipped over what had once been her face.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Blue #Numbness #Years

  • We're like Magic 8-Balls. After you ask your question and shake the 8-Ball, you read the answer in the little window. If you ever broke open a Magic 8-Ball with a hammer, you discovered that it contained a many-sided plastic object, with an answer on every facet, floating in a cylinder of murky blue fluid. The many-sided core held the answer to your question. My theory is that, as with our children, as with every surface of that geodesic dome inside the 8-Ball, every age we've ever been is who we are.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Children #Blue #Magic

  • Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm sick of this poem, you probably are too.
    -- Anne Mazer

    #Blue #Rose #Sick

  • What release to write so that one forgets oneself, forgets one's companion, forgets where one is or what one is going to do next to be drenched in sleep or in the sea. Pencils and pads and curling blue sheets alive with letters heap up on the desk.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Sleep #Writing #Blue

  • But the sky was never quite the same shade of blue again.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Blue #Sky #Shade

  • What have we been doing all these centuries but trying to call God back to the mountain, or, failing that, raise a peep out of anything that isn't us? What is the difference between a cathedral and a physics lab? Are not they both saying: Hello? We spy on whales and on interstellar radio objects; we starve ourselves and pray till we're blue.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Blue #Whales #Differences

  • The mind itself is an art object ... The mind is a blue guitar on which we improvise the song of the world.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Song #Art #Blue

  • I didn't have to go all the way to India for spiritual enlightenment. The blue-collar spirituality of everyday life was right in front of me, it was in every nook and cranny if I wanted to seek it, but I had chosen to ignore it.
    -- Anthony Kiedis

    #Spiritual #Blue #Everyday

  • 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

    #Eye #Men #Blue

  • The ideal woman to me would be the gun-toting moll. Someone who is true blue and ready to face the world. Open to ideas and suggestion, not stubborn and closed minded.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Gun #Blue #Ideas

  • So how do people listen to music? How do the broad masses listen to it? Apparently they have to be able to cling to pictures and 'moods' of some kind. If they can't imagine a green field, a blue sky or something of the sort, then they are out of their depth.
    -- Anton Webern

    #Blue #Sky #People

  • See the world as it truly is, small and blue, beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats.
    -- Archibald MacLeish

    #Beautiful #Science #Blue

  • I went out for a film where they wanted seven brothers and one sister, so I was there for half a day while they were waiting for 'Archie' to read for a boy I've had drivers come to pick me up in England looking for a blond, blue-eyed Scottish boy.
    -- Archie Panjabi

    #Brother #Boys #Blue

  • The bluebird is well named, for he wears a coat of the purest, richest, and most gorgeous blue on back, wings, and tail; no North American bird better deserves the name, for no other flashes before our admiring eyes so much brilliant blue.
    -- Arthur Cleveland Bent

    #Eye #Blue #Names

  • On the blue summer evenings, I will go along the paths, And walk over the short grass, as I am pricked by the wheat: Daydreaming I will feel the coolness on my feet. I will let the wind bathe my bare head. I will not speak, I will have no thoughts: But infinite love will mount in my soul; And I will go far, far off, like a gypsy, through the countryside - as happy as if I were a woman. "Sensation
    -- Arthur Rimbaud

    #Summer #Feet #Blue

  • For we constantly deal with practical problems, with moulders, contractors, derricks, stonemen, trucks, rubbish, plasterers and what-not-else, all the while trying to soar into the blue.
    -- Augustus Saint-Gaudens

    #Perseverance #Blue #Trying

  • but their eyes were as cold blue glass buttons.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Eye #Glasses #Blue

  • it'll be this kind of deep blue”she said. “The kind of color that somehow sucks your eyes and your ears and all your words —the color of a completely closed-in night
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Eye #Night #Blue

  • We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Friends #Gay #Blue

  • The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time.
    -- Barbara Bush

    #Blue #Mind #Waste

  • Because I could not stop for death he kindly stopped for me, or paused at least to strike a glancing blow with his sky-blue mouth as he passed.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Blow #Blue #Sky

  • I was standing on the deck of the USS Blue, a destroyer. We were all alone out there at this buoy, tied up.
    -- Barney Ross

    #Blue #Buoys #Standing Alone

  • To write a love song that might be able to make it on the radio, that is something that is terrifying to me. But I can definitely write a song about that chair over there. That I can do, but to sit and write a pop song out of the clear blue sky, that is very difficult and I admire the people that can do it.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Song #Writing #Blue

  • Wrapped in his sad-colored cloak, the Day, like a Puritan, standeth Stern in the joyless fields, rebuking the lingering color,-- Dying hectic of leaves and the chilly blue of the asters,-- Hearing, perchance, the croak of a crow on the desolate tree-top.
    -- Bayard Taylor

    #Blue #Color #Tree

  • I was pleasantly disappointed on entering Bohemia. Instead of a dull, uninteresting country, as I expected, it is a land full of the most lovely scenery. There is every thing which can gratify the eye - high blue mountains, valleys of the sweetest pastoral look and romantic old ruins.
    -- Bayard Taylor

    #Country #Eye #Blue

  • Good Advice If your best friend's feeling tearful, Try not to be too cheerful. Just let her fill your ear full Of sad tales by the score. And when she is through, She'll feel as good as new. Now you'll be feeling blue. But that's what friends are for!
    -- Beatrice Schenk de Regniers

    #Friendship #Blue #Advice

  • Blue jeans and Hollywood and rock & roll won the cold war.
    -- Ben Dreyfuss

    #War #Rocks #Blue

  • A pool of melancholy blooms in my chest and rushes into my body like deep-blue blood.
    -- Ben H. Winters

    #Depression #Blood #Blue

  • Motown was about music for all people – white and black, blue and green, cops and the robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone.
    -- Berry Gordy

    #Blue #White #People

  • We long to find someone who has been where we've been, who shares our fragile places, who sees our sunsets with the same shades of blue. Soul mates. They somehow validate the depth of our experiences.
    -- Beth Moore

    #Sunset #Blue #Long

  • But I also believe there is enormous value in the piece of writing that goes no further than the one person for whom it was intended, that no combination of written words is more eloquent than those exchanged in letters between lovers or friends, or along the pale blue lines of private diaries, where people take communion with themselves.
    -- Betsy Lerner

    #Believe #Writing #Blue

  • I jumped up in the bubble, yo kid where are you? (114 between Manhattan and Morningside Avenue) This happened just right out the blue
    -- Big Noyd

    #Rap #Kids #Blue

  • Not since Cassandra Wilson's Blue Light Til Dawn has a vocalist cast such an entrancing spell as Valerie Joyce does on New York Blue.
    -- Bill Milkowski

    #New York #Light #Blue

  • There really is no such thing as race. We all came from Africa. We are all of the same stardust. We are all going to live and die on the same planet, a Pale Blue Dot in the vastness of space. We have to work together.
    -- Bill Nye

    #Race #Blue #Space

  • Everyone, red state, blue state, everyone supports space exploration.
    -- Bill Nye

    #Blue #Space #Support

  • America's veterans and troops serving abroad today fought hard to preserve our red, white and blue, from the Revolutionary War to today's Global War Against Terrorism, and Congress' action today is appropriate for one of our most sacred symbols.
    -- Bill Shuster

    #Veterans Day #War #Blue

  • I joined Count Basie's band to make a little money and to see the world. For two years I didn't see anything but the inside of a Blue Goose bus, and I never got to send home a quarter.
    -- Billie Holiday

    #Home #Two #Blue

  • I'm a blue-shirt guy.
    -- Billy Bush

    #Blue #Guy #Shirts

  • I've not been an admirer of contemporary music since punk rock went off the boil in 1977, but once a year I'll listen to 'Spiral Scratch' by the Buzzcocks, or 'Hippy Hippy Shake' by the Swinging Blue Jeans. Otherwise, I can put up with Chopin or shakuhachi flute in the background.
    -- Billy Childish

    #Rocks #Blue #Years

  • I’m actually pale blue: it takes me a week of sunbathing to turn white.
    -- Billy Connolly

    #White #Blue #Week

  • Walk with electro-glide down the blue highway.
    -- Billy Idol

    #Blue #Expression #Walks

  • The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.
    -- Billy Joel

    #Country #Rocks #Blue