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The Best Quotes About Color  

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A list of the best color quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous color quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic color quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational color quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about color?" and "What are inspirational color quotes?"

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Colors are the smiles of nature. James Henry Leigh Hunt
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. Pablo Picasso
He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals. Oscar Wilde
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. G. K. Chesterton
Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. Oscar Wilde
There is no blue without yellow and without orange. Vincent van Gogh
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. Paul Klee
Blueness doth express trueness. Ben Jonson
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most. John Ruskin
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. Pablo Picasso
ter ter added Color is the image of the world.
Of all God's gifts to the sighted man, color is holiest, the most divine, the most solemn. John Ruskin
I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. Winston Churchill
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. Rainer Maria Rilke