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Time expands like a brightly colored balloon
when it is filled with joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.
- Albert Einstein

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.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Life is magnificent - just as it comes.
Life has no need for fancy clothes, or lipstick.
Life is no pig.
Our life is the greatest gift of all creation.
When we are unhappy with life -
when we are shocked by the stock market,
or dismayed by our choice of political candidates,
let us not lash out in anger.
But also, let us not try to pretty up life
with some lipstick and some party clothes.
See life clearly - no rose colored glasses -
and then CHOOSE to love life.
CHOOSE to be happy, be joyful, be grateful,
be forgiving of everyone and of every act
we believe has hurt us.
Life just "IS."
We get to CHOOSE our relationship with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I often think that the night is more alive and more
richly colored than the day.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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I felt like calling attention to AIDS.
I had the AIDS ribbon colored into my hair during the playoffs in '95.
- Dennis Rodman

Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored
it is a shadow over all of us,
and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least
and allow its evil effects to go on.
- Pearl S. Buck

I guess I kind of lived in a fairytale world...
looking at everything through rose-colored glasses.
I probably always will, to a certain extent.
- Sharon Tate

White men have always controlled their wives' wages.
Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free.
Then they owned both their wives and their wages.
- Susan B. Anthony

Seeing their children touched and seared and wounded
by race prejudice is one of the heaviest crosses which
colored women have to bear.
- Mary Church Terrell

Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church,
I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville.
- James Weldon Johnson

I have never been able to discover anything disgraceful in being a colored man.
But I have often found it inconvenient -
in America.
- Bert Williams

The hopeless grief of those poor colored people affected
me more than almost anything else.
- Gideon Welles

The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doin' now,
man, for more years than I know.
I got it from them.
- Elvis Presley

People have a tendency to see country life through rose-colored glasses.
- P. J. Harvey

Yes, sir, a patrol car came and took me down to a station
where they were trying to develop films,
but they hadn't got the facilities to develop colored film.
- Abraham Zapruder

The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do.
When you've got the respect of white and colored,
you can ease a lot of things.
- Nat King Cole

I don't think baseball owes colored people anything.
I don't think colored people owe baseball anything,
either.
- Bob Feller

If God drives a car, He'd drive a 1973 Ford LTD Brougham
sedan with a claret-colored vinyl roof,
with oxblood leather upholstery and an opera window.
- Doug Coupland

Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long
way from being forced to sit in the colored section
of the bus going into downtown Wilmington,
North Carolina.
- Althea Gibson

Quakers almost as good as colored.
They call themselves friends and you can trust them every time.
- Harriet Tubman

Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong,
for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority,
and denied the privileges of a liberal education.
- Angelina Grimke

My own perception of that is somewhat colored by where people ask my advice,
which is still, of course, about changes to Python
internals or at least standard libraries.
- Guido van Rossum

I believe it to be a fact that the colored people of
this country know and understand the white people better
than the white people know and understand them.
- James Weldon Johnson

There are a great many colored people who are ashamed of the cake-walk,
but I think they ought to be proud of it.
- James Weldon Johnson

I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor
of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.
- Frederick Douglass

No one has been barred on account of his race
from fighting or dying for America,
there are no white or colored signs
on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.
- John F. Kennedy

How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher,
or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.
- Arna Bontemps

When you grow up in a family of languages,
you develop a kind of casual fluency,
so that languages, though differently colored,
all seem transparent to experience.
- David Antin

And also the new excitement and variety of ways that
the abstract expressionists were applying paint.
You could put it on as though it were colored air and it would be painting.
- Robert Rauschenberg

That music and the lyrical aspects of Razorblade Romance
is so personal to me that,
now with me being grown up a bit and meeting new people and doing new things,
it makes me look at the same things I was writing about
back in the day through a different colored lens.
- Ville Valo

Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself,
your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment.
Your whole career will be modified, shaped,
molded by your surroundings, by the character of the
people with whom you come in contact every day.
- Orison Swett Marden

I do not inveigh against higher education,
I simply maintain that the sort of education the colored
people of the South stand most in need of,
is elementary and industrial.
They should be instructed for the work to be done.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune

The colored man is in the South to stay there.
He will not leave it voluntarily and he cannot be driven out.
He had no voice in being carried into the South,
but he will have a very loud voice in any attempt to put him out.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune

I then realized that I could never be satisfied again
with the mere natural charm of my voice,
that I had to constantly paint when singing,
melting all the colors, expressing reds and blacks
that had to be less primary but bursting with subtly colored combinations.
- Placido Domingo

The event of the landing of these brethren upon our shores is to be,
not without its beneficial effect, as well to the colored
population of this country,
as it promises to be to ill-fated Africa.
- Lewis Tappan

Ninety percent of the time, you're going to hear no.
It took me seven years to make 'Once Upon a Time...
When We Were Colored.' Nobody wanted to see the movie made.
I got the movie made.
- Tim Reid

After years in white theaters I dreaded working in colored houses.
The noise, the stomping, whistling, and cheering that
hadn't annoyed me when I was young was now something I dreaded.
- Ethel Waters

Emancipation came to the colored race in America as a war measure.
It was an act of military necessity.
Manifestly it would have come without war,
in the slower process of humanitarian reform and social enlightenment.
- Wendell Willkie

Four hundred million in India, and millions everywhere,
have told you, precisely, that the colored people are
not going to die for anybody:
they are going to die for their independence.
- Paul Robeson

It was just like a dream.
I could have ended up with an album that's not all
that different from anything else coming out of Nashville.
Mutt made the difference.
He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity,
and colored them in a way that is unique.
- Shania Twain

What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual
capacity of colored people? Who does not know,
that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and
annihilate the mind of this portion of our race,
we have never yet been able to do it.
- Angelina Grimke

Certainly almost everything we do and think is colored in some way by memes,
but it is important to realize that not everything we experience is a meme.
If I walk down the street and see a tree,
the basic perception that's going on is not memetic.
- Susan Blackmore

The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment
and adapted to immediate circumstances.
But always and everywhere they can be identified by
their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play
upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power.
- Henry A. Wallace

Painting is the most magical of mediums.
The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time
I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another
way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make
space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience.
- Chuck Close

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

I am open to receiving the generous gifts of Spirit.
I hold no expectations or demands on the form, the timing,
or the color of the wrapping on the bountiful gifts of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

A newborn does not have worry, or stress, or anger,
because they have not yet learned those things.
Consider what life would be like if you could
forget all the past resentments and perceived offenses
that color your thinking and your emotions.
Buddhists call that state "beginner mind" -
an opening to experience life
without the jaundiced filter of past disappointments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire,
in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a
dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland

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

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

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design -
it reinforces it.
- Pierre Bonnard

Color in certain places has the great value of making
the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic.
- Antonio Gaudi

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

The only faith that wears well and holds its color
in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction
and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
- James Russell Lowell

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color
purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
- Alice Walker

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles,
watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
- David Letterman

Color is an intense experience on its own.
- Jim Hodges

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

To live anywhere in the world today and be against
equality because of race or color is like living in
Alaska and being against snow.
- William Faulkner

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

I was the only person of color in the Senate,
and my colleagues were Strom Thurmond,
Jesse Helms and Trent Lott.
- Carol Moseley Braun

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


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