Quotes with color
There is not one little blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make men rejoice.
The kid's face had as much expression as a cut of round steak and was about the same color.
A man's rights rest in three boxes. The ballot box, jury box and the cartridge box. Let no man be kept from the ballot box because of his color. Let no woman be kept from the ballot box because of her sex.
Speech on November 15, 1867.
People can have the Model T in any color - so long as it's black.
Remark about Model T made in 1909 according to autobiography. Ford was forced to introduce a choice of colors in 1925.
Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow -- no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real.
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.
From the "I Have a Dream" speech, Aug. 28, 1963
Am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can; am I judging people, as much as I can, based on not the color of their skin but the content of their character? That would, I think, be an appropriate exercise in the wake of this tragedy.
During a statement on race in America following Zimmerman verdict, July 19, 2013.
I am a believer that color affects people's moods. Seeing Michelle Obama's bright color choices, and how she made people smile and reinforced Obama's platforms of hope and change, was inspiring. And really, isn't it so refreshing to see young, beautiful children in the White House again? To quote a song from my favorite musical, La Cage Aux Folles—the best of times is now!
Quoted in "Fashion Designer: Lilly Pulitzer", Elle, March 30, 2009
History haunts even generations who refuse to learn history. Rhythms, patterns, continuities, drift out of time long forgotten to mold the present and to color the shape of things to come. Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconscious with habits, values, expectations, dreams.
The New York Times Magazine, July 27, 1986
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere. The pessimist sees only the red light. But the truly wise person is color blind.