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Colour Quotes

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Any colour - so long as it's black.
- Henry Ford

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

And Life is Colour and Warmth and Light and a striving evermore for these;
and he is dead,
who will not fight; and who dies fighting has increase.
- Julian Grenfell

I am a great lover of art, in many forms:
paintings,
objets, textiles.
I don't have the talent for painting,
but I have a very good sense of colour,
a love of visual beauty.
- Jacqueline Bisset

 

I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women,
or women of colour.
I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood.
- Denzel Washington

The stadium here in Munich is the best of the lot for me.
It is absolutely fantastic, especially the way it lights
up a different colour according to who is playing.
It's superb.
- Claudia Schiffer

There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour,
one against another.
- Edouard Manet

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Colour does not make so much difference.
Look at the Bach Chaconne: There is not one dynamic
mark in the whole Bach Chaconne.
Colours do not make so much difference.
- Ruggiero Ricci

It's a dumb question, because I don't look at things as a black director,
just as a director, so ask me as a director first and
we can segue into the colour thing later.
- Antoine Fuqua

My training was that you fill in the canvas where it
needs colour and polishing.
You start with the words on the first night and keep adding bits of business.
- Ron Moody

Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant;
light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
- Paul Cezanne

There is something magical in seeing what you can do,
what texture and tone and colour you can produce merely
with a pen point and a bottle of ink.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

Within, stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache,
and clad in black from head to foot,
without a single speck of colour about him anywhere.
- Bram Stoker

I do not believe that the colour of one's skin determines
whether you are disadvantaged.
- Pauline Hanson

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
- John Ruskin

They tend to come out a colour called 'Pants left in wash'
- Eddie Izzard

I had been working in colour for ten years or so and
looked at digital and liked the possibilities it gave me.
- Fay Godwin

The pigeon here is a beautiful bird,
of a delicate bronze colour,
tinged with pink about the neck, and the wings marked with green and purple.
- William John Wills

Every form is a base for colour, every colour is the attribute of a form.
- Victor Vasarely

The colour of the skin is in no way connected with
strength of the mind or intellectual powers.
- Benjamin Banneker

The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power,
whose lamps make every face the same colour.
- Walter Savage Landor

But, I would always be thinking of how pictures are constructed and colour,
how to use it, I mean you're using it for constructing,
makes you think about it, the place did as well.
- David Hockney

When I see a colour or hear a sound,
I am aware of something,
and not of nothing.
- Charles D. Broad

I became intrigued with colour theory.
The absurd pronouncements of the Colour Institute,
a group that decides what colours are hot each year or season,
amused me.
- John Barton

Man needs colour to live; it's just as necessary an
element as fire and water.
- Fernand Leger

Red is a colour I've felt very strongly about.
Maybe red is a very Indian colour, maybe it's one of
those things that I grew up with and recognise at some other level.
- Anish Kapoor

A colour is a physical object as soon as we consider its dependence,
for instance, upon its luminous source,
upon other colours, upon temperatures,
upon spaces, and so forth.
- Ernst Mach

I know that if odour were visible, as colour is,
I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
- Robert Bridges

I use a wide selection of colours.
It is impossible to produce work like mine using only
the primary colours as they only mix a certain range of colour.
- John Dyer

Could people be trained to be less gullible? Or are
you as stuck with gullibility as you are with skin colour?
- Keith Henson

It's funny that all these goths paint their faces with
such white make-up and that is the actual colour of my skin,
I am that pale!
- Kelly Osbourne

Speed kills colour...
the gyroscope, when turning at full speed,
shows up gray.
- Paul Morand

Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts -
it's a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.
- John Motson

Red, of course, is the colour of the interior of our bodies.
In a way it's inside out, red.
- Anish Kapoor

Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise,
and equally beyond all thanks!
- Marie Corelli

Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race
or colour will determine who received of his generosity.
- Abdus Salam

It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say,
that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens
of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race.
- Emily Murphy

The problem of direct colour photography has been facing
us since the turn of the last century.
- Gabriel Lippmann

With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour.
- Theodore Gericault

I've handled colour as a man should behave.
You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one.
- Josef Albers

Although I am basically self taught,
I consider Debussy my teacher -
the most important elements are colour,
light and shadow.
- Toru Takemitsu

When the shot is afterwards subjected to white light,
colour appears because of selective reflection.
- Gabriel Lippmann

Pure drawing is an abstraction.
Drawing and colour are not distinct,
everything in nature is coloured.
- Paul Cezanne

Who says soul has only one colour?
- Joss Stone

I had been living with dialysis for three years or so,
and the new kidney felt like a reprieve,
a new gift of life.
I felt alive again and I guess that has had an effect on my use of colour.
- Peter Wright

Jake Green isn't just Jake Green.
Jake represents all of us.
The colour green is the central column of the spectrum
and the name Jake has all sorts of numerical values.
All things come back to him within the film's world of cons and games.
- Guy Ritchie

I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was
living with people who were different,
not just superficially different - such as hair colour,
or eye colour, or skin colour - but different in some significant way.
- Jean M. Auel

Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual.
Yellow the female principle, gentle,
cheerful and sensual.
Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour
which must be fought and vanquished by the other two.
- Franz Marc

The true colour of life is the colour of the body,
the colour of the covered red, the implicit and not
explicit red of the living heart and the pulses.
It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood.
- Alice Meynell

The idea is if you use those two shapes and try to
colour the plane with them so the colours match,
then the only way that you can do this is to produce
a pattern which never repeats itself.
- Roger Penrose

Sound is often talked about in a very subjective way,
as if it had a colour.
This is a bright sound, this is a dark sound.
I don't believe in that because I think that is much too subjective.
- Daniel Barenboim

If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols,
they can be interpreted in so many ways that although
the actual image is clear enough,
the interpretation is infinitely blurred,
a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.
- Diana Wynne Jones

I never know what it's going to look like.
Wouldn't be much point in painting if I already knew the outcome.
I have a subject in front of me and I start flooding colour and making marks,
I don't know, it's improvisation isn't it?
- Peter Wright

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

I love the sea's sounds and the way it reflects the sky.
The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable.
This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand,
surprises me every time.
- John Dyer

We should like to have some towering geniuses,
to reveal us to ourselves in colour and fire,
but of course they would have to fit into the pattern
of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types.
- J. B. Priestley

After Land I wanted to continue exploring the theme
but I needed a new challenge so turned to colour.
I explored Bradford and produced a series of urban landscapes that I liked,
but because Land had made such an impact on the general
public my colour work wasn't reviewed.
- Fay Godwin

I think it's because it was an emotional story,
and emotions come through much stronger in black and white.
Colour is distracting in a way, it pleases the eye
but it doesn't necessarily reach the heart.
- Kim Hunter

The plate at each point only sends back to the eye
the simple colour imprinted.
The other colours are destroyed by interference.
The eye thus perceives at each point the constituent colour of the image.
- Gabriel Lippmann

I've never got on with the British press because they've
always given me such a hard time.
Once they build a band up they just want to do people down.
They shouldn't concentrate on the colour of someone's
shirt they should listen to the music.
- Andrew Eldritch

In the case of composite colour, an infinity of systems
must be obtained for maxima infinitely slight and with
an infinity of interval values separating them -
that is to say,
the whole thickness of the sensitive layer is occupied
in continuous manner by these maxima.
- Gabriel Lippmann

I am of the African race, and in the colour which is
natural to them of the deepest dye;
and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude
to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.
- Benjamin Banneker

When I was at Hartford in Connecticut,
where I lived during the war, I published several pieces
which were well received,
not only by those of my own colour, but by a number of the white people,
who thought they might do good among their servants.
- Jupiter Hammon

We shouldn't build a technology to colour,
or grey out, what people say.
The media in general is balanced, although there are
a lot of issues to be addressed that the media rightly pick up on.
- Tim Berners-Lee

Work at the same time on sky, water,
branches,
ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis...
Don't be afraid of putting on colour...
Paint generously and unhesitatingly,
for it is best not to lose the first impression.
- Camille Pissarro

U2 is an original species...
there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint,
but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic
colours breaking through.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

I have improved the way in which I paint.
The colours are cleaner and there is more energy in the brush work.
- John Dyer

They said they wanted a lot of feathers,
glitter, colourful colours.
A costume.
So I had a lady here in Calgary make it.
She just kind of put together what I had in mind.
- Owen Hart

You start way down on a low B flat on the tuba and
you have a chromatic scale;
you can match the colours all the way up,
till you get to the top of the trumpet.
- Gerry Mulligan

Nothing can happen nowhere.
The locale of the happening always colours the happening,
and often, to a degree, shapes it.
- Elizabeth Bowen


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