quotations about the color yellow
Yellow is the perceived color of sunshine. It is associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.
MARCIA MOSES, Understanding Color
Yellow is the brightest and lightest of all colors, and this brilliance is its most noticeable characteristic, which accounts for the way it is used practically and thought of symbolically.
MICHAEL FREEMAN, Mastering Color Digital Photography
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
PABLO PICASSO, attributed, Managing Creativity
Yellow is a small wheel of cheddar cheese,
Permeating a musty odor out of the bakers shop
Yellow is a thousand paper cranes,
Floating down a slow, mellow river
Yellow is the round circle of moon,
The light that stays through the coldest night.
ANISHA DATTA, Confessions of a Part-Time Optimist: a Collection of Poems
yellow is the colour which is closest to light. We associate the rays of the sun and the stars with it. It is the radiance of the spirit.
UELI SEILER-HUGOVA, Colour: Seeing, Experiencing, Understanding
I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. he told me to wear a brown tie.
RODNEY DANGERFIELD, attributed, ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color
The yellow glistens.
It glistens with various yellows,
Citrons, oranges and greens
Flowering over the skin.
WALLACE STEVENS, "Study of Two Pears", The Palm at the End of the Mind: Selected Poems and a Play
In the world of safe hues, like black, red and white, yellow shouts: "Look at me. I'm happy!"
JOY SEWING, "Why a yellow dress is more than a yellow dress", Chron, January 20, 2016
Yellow is seen before other colors when placed against black; this combination is often used to issue a warning.
ANN MARIE FIORE, Understanding Aesthetics for the Merchandising and Design Professional
Noon yellow is needed to combat my inner albino. But I prefer spreading my shadow thin like mayonnaise.
JAROD KINTZ, The Merits of Marthaism
Now, "the rules" may have you thinking that yellow is not a winter color, but the rules were meant to have their glasses broken on the back of a school bus.
LISA GARTNER, "Hello, Yellow: Steal Michelle Obama's State of the Union Style", Tampa Bay Times, January 13, 2016
White is too brilliant to be seen, so yellow is its filter, its costume, revealing that pure light has not only brightness but emotional resonance and depth.
RICHARD GROSSINGER, The Bardo of Waking Life
As the vitiated state of gold, yellow is not just a drier and flatter condition of golden light; it also represents lustre thickened to a grotesquely parodic skin. The illumination provided in medieval books of hours was often supplied by actual gold, beaten into sublime thinness. Yellow is the quick light of the subtle, leastmost skin grown sick and slow, and loitering coarsely like a scurf or scum on the surface of things.
STEVEN CONNOR, The Book of Skin
The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.
RANDALL JARRELL, A Sad Heart at the Supermarket: Essays & Fables
Bright, pure yellow is an attention-getter, which is the reason taxicabs are painted this color.
DOUG MATTHEWS, Special Event Production: The Resources
We find from experience that yellow excites a warm and agreeable impression.... The eye is gladdened, the heart expanded and cheered, a glow seems at once to breathe toward us.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, Goethe's Theory of Colours
Yellow is the color of the east, childhood, and morning.
JEFFREY D. ANDERSON, Arapaho Women's Quillwork: Motion, Life, and Creativity
Yellow is the warmest and most ardent of colors, like the sun at its zenith, the Golden Light, the path of communication between men and gods. Of divine essence, golden yellow on Earth is characteristic of the powers of princes, kings, and emperors, who thereby proclaim the divine origin of their power.
JEAN-PHILIPPE LENCLOS & DOMINIQUE LENCLOS, Colors of the World: The Geography of Color
Yellow is a very favorable vibration for mental or intellectual activity, as it promotes a clear state of mind. Yellow heightens your awareness and alleviates depression, sadness, or any kind of despondency. Yellow vibration foods are: pineapples, bananas, grapefruit, lemons and corn.
TAE YUN KIM, The First Element: Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy
Yellow is my favorite, but what is yellow? Handmaiden to white, it is a slight tarnish of pure light. Take away a bit of whites absolute luminosity, and what remains is yellow -- sunlike, golden as a crown, buttercups in a field, marsh marigolds, a finch's wing, a plastic flute.
RICHARD GROSSINGER, The Bardo of Waking Life