colors Quotes

21 of the best book quotes about colors
  1. #1
    “This is the true division between Silvers and Reds: the color of our blood. This simple difference somehow makes them stronger, smarter, better than us.”
  2. #2
    “I’ve always wanted her hair, though I’d never tell her that. Where hers is like fire, my hair is what we call river brown. Dark at the root, pale at the ends, as the color leeches from our hair with the stress of Stilts life. Most keep their hair short to hide their gray ends but I don’t. I like the reminder that even my hair knows life shouldn’t be this way.”
  3. #3
    “Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.”
  4. #4
    “You are all the colors in one, at full brightness.”
  5. #5
    “He had a colorless translucence about him that made him seem as if he were in the earliest stages of progressive invisibility.”
  6. #6
    “As I looked about me I felt that the grass was the country, as the water is the sea. The red of the grass made all the great prairie the colour of winestains, or of certain seaweeds when they are first washed up. And there was so much motion in it; the whole country seemed, somehow, to be running.”
  7. #7
    “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
    Coral is far more red, than her lips red:
    If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
    If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
    I have seen roses damask’d, red and white,
    But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
    And in some perfumes is there more delight
    Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
    I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
    That music hath a far more pleasing sound:
    I grant I never saw a goddess go,—
    My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
    And yet by heaven, I think my love as rare,
    As any she belied with false compare.”
  1. #8
    It was marvellous, a feast for the eyes, this complication of coloured tints, a perfect kaleidoscope of green, yellow, orange, violet, indigo, and blue; in one word, the whole palette of an enthusiastic colourist!
  2. #9
    Roses are grey,
    violets are a different shade of grey,
    let’s go chase cars!
  3. #10
    My skin is kind of sort of brownish
    Pinkish yellowish white.
    My eyes are greyish blueish green,
    But I’m told they look orange in the night.
    My hair is reddish blondish brown,
    But it’s silver when its wet,
    And all the colors I am inside
    Have not been invented yet.
  4. #11
    “He was a man of black and white. And she was color. All the color he had.”
  5. #13
    “In yellow socks I box my Gox. I box in yellow Gox box socks.”
  6. #14
    “And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet.”

Books by Shel Silverstein

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  1. #15
    “The colours red, blue and green are real. The colour yellow is a mystical experience shared by everybody.”
  2. #16
    “As I wouldn’t wear a costume, I couldn’t imagine him wanting to wear one. And seeing that the greater part of my wardrobe is black (It’s a sensible colour. It goes with anything. Well, anything black)[...].”
  3. #17
    “Once I’d dreamed and breathed and thought in colour and light and shape.”
  4. #18
    “If I had a power color, it would definitely be sparkle.”
  5. #19
    “At breakfast that morning I had been struck by the lively dissonance of its colours. But that was no longer the point. I was not looking now at an unusual flower arrangement. I was seeing what Adam had seen on the morning of his creation - the miracle, moment by moment, of naked existence.”
  6. #20
    “You only get one life so dream big. Dream bold. Dream in color.”
  7. #21
    “She took her X-act knife and selected a shirt from his closet, his favorite brown shirt. ‘How right he should wear clothing the color of excrement.‘”