YELLOW QUOTES

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

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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

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Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.

PABLO PICASSO, attributed, Managing Creativity

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Noon yellow is needed to combat my inner albino. But I prefer spreading my shadow thin like mayonnaise.

JAROD KINTZ, The Merits of Marthaism

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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

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Yellow is not an in-between color, you're either all in or you're not.

MOBOLAJI DAWODU, "Yellow Is the Color of the Season and This Is How to Wear It", GQ, February 23, 2017

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I used to believe that as a dark-skinned girl I couldn't wear yellow. Growing up I felt like I was too dark -- and as I got older I started to think I was too large to wear such a bright color. It always felt like it wasn't appropriate for me to wear. Then I realized how great it looks on darker skin tones. It wasn't my skin tone or my curves preventing me from wearing the bright hue -- I was just afraid to shine.

MALIA ANDERSON, "A Reminder That Yellow Looks Absolutely Amazing On Curvy Black Women", Essence, March 9, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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Bright, pure yellow is an attention-getter, which is the reason taxicabs are painted this color.

DOUG MATTHEWS, Special Event Production: The Resources

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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

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Yellow is the color of the east, childhood, and morning.

JEFFREY D. ANDERSON, Arapaho Women's Quillwork: Motion, Life, and Creativity

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