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All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.

Author: Marc Chagall (1889-1985)

Profession: French Artist

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

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.

Author: Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

Profession: Dutch Painter

Colors are the smiles of nature.

Author: Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist

Blueness doth express trueness.

Author: Ben Jonson (1573-1637)

Profession: British Dramatist, Poet

Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.

Author: Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Profession: Swiss Artist

Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.

Author: Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)

Profession: Spanish Poet, Dramatist, Musician and Artist

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 It is the modest color of the unpublished blood.

Author: Alice Meynell (1847-1922)

Profession: British Poet, Essayist

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. To such an extent indeed that one day, finding myself at the deathbed of a woman who had been and still was very dear to me, I caught myself in the act of focusing on her temples and automatically analyzing the succession of appropriately graded colors which death was imposing on her motionless face.

Author: Claude Monet


Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.

Author: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Profession: Spanish Artist

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.

Author: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Profession: Spanish Artist

Painting is something that takes place among the colors, and one has to leave them alone completely, so that they can settle the matter among themselves. Their intercourse: this is the whole of painting. Whoever meddles, arranges, injects his human deliberation, his wit, his advocacy, his intellectual agility in any way, is already disturbing and clouding their activity.

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)

Profession: German Poet

Of all God's gifts to the sighted man, color is holiest, the most divine, the most solemn.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.

Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)

Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist