Quotations on Colors

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I don't want to imitate life in movies; I want to represent it. And in that representation, you use the colors you feel, and sometimes they are fake colors. But always it's to show one emotion.
- Pedro Almodovar
(Keywords: Life, Movies, Colors, Emotion, Want)

I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, colors, form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter. At the same time I try to capture and translate the excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea.
- Milton Avery
(Keywords: Time, Idea, Colors, Emotion, Excitement, Relationships)

Nature is my springboard. From her I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms.
- Milton Avery
(Keywords: Nature, Colors, Drama, Fantasy, Mountains, Trees, Wind)

You don't want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Answers, Colors, Light, Questions, Study, Want)

The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice. The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find - the goal is always to make more nuance and colors.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Goal, Colors, Painting, Shadow, Voice)

Twilight is about getting older and relationships - not about a murder mystery. It's about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors.
- Robert Benton
(Keywords: Love, Age, Colors, Murder, Mystery, Nothing, Relationships, Twilight)

Neither, I must say with all due respect, is it the power of teachers and students. Basically the true and real power is with working people of all colors, of all beliefs, of all national origins.
- Harry Bridges
(Keywords: Power, People, Beliefs, Colors, Respect, Students, Teachers)

We've been in a war and a recession. That's why acccent colors with yellow and purple are popular. They're optimistic and flirty and happy colors.
- David Bromstad
(Keywords: War, Colors, Popular)

He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors.
- Olympia Brown
(Keywords: Happiness, Blind, Colors, Future, Present)

I've tried everything. I've done therapy, I've done colonics. I went to a psychic who had me running around town buying pieces of ribbon to fill the colors in my aura. Did the Prozac thing.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: Buying, Colors, Running, Therapy)

I like making black and white films in natural surroundings, but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio where the colors are easier to control.
- Claude Chabrol
(Keywords: Control, Colors, Film)

You must try to match your colors as nearly as you can to those you see before you, and you must study the effects of light and shade on nature's own hues and tints.
- William Merritt Chase
(Keywords: Nature, Colors, Light, Study)

Simultaneity in light is harmony, the rhythm of colors which creates the Vision of Man.
- Robert Delaunay
(Keywords: Vision, Colors, Harmony, Light, Man)

Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.
- Robert Delaunay
(Keywords: Nature, Colors, Light)

And then we watched an amazing number of movies from the late '60s and '70s, which is my favorite time, and we studied their camera movements, their stocks, the way they lit stuff, the colors they used.
- Ted Demme
(Keywords: Movies, Time, Colors, Favorite)

Everybody thinks they know what art should be. But very few of them have the sense that is necessary to experience painting, that is the sense of sight, that sees colors and forms as living reality in the picture.
- Otto Dix
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Colors, Living, Painting, Reality, Sense, Sight)

I then realized that I could never be satisfied again with the mere natural charm of my voice, that I had to constantly paint when singing, melting all the colors, expressing reds and blacks that had to be less primary but bursting with subtly colored combinations.
- Placido Domingo
(Keywords: Charm, Colors, Singing, Voice)

I knew exactly what I was, and there was no hang-up with me. None whatsoever. The fact that the pigment of my skin maybe being lighter brown than other people of my race, maybe some of them, but you know our race has all colors.
- Billy Eckstine
(Keywords: People, Being, Colors, Fact, Race, Skin)

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Nature, Colors, Spirit)

In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things.
- Harvey Fierstein
(Keywords: Character, Failure, Colors, Song)

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
- Robert Frank
(Keywords: Hope, Colors, Despair, Mankind, Photography)

Only when human sorrows are turned into a toy with glaring colors will baby people become interested - for a while at least. The people are a very fickle baby that must have new toys every day.
- Emma Goldman
(Keywords: People, Baby, Colors, Day, Will)

Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Keywords: Beauty, Happiness, Nature, Romance, Colors, Taste)

In my experience a painting is not made with colors and paint at all. I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint?
- Philip Guston
(Keywords: Experience, Colors, Desire, Painting)

Red is one of the strongest colors, it's blood, it has a power with the eye. That's why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well... In fact I use red in all of my paintings.
- Keith Haring
(Keywords: Power, Blood, Colors, Eye, Fact)

Programmers and marketing people know how to get into your subconscious - they spend millions of dollars researching colors, shapes, designs, symbols, that affect your preferences, and they can make you feel warm, trusting, like buying. They can manipulate you.
- Richard Hatch
(Keywords: People, Buying, Colors, Marketing)

We had people of all backgrounds coming together - all races, all creeds, all colors, all status in life. And coming together there was a kind of quiet dignity and a kind of sense of caring and a feeling of joint responsibility.
- Dorothy Height
(Keywords: Life, People, Caring, Colors, Dignity, Feeling, Quiet, Responsibility, Sense)

We've achieved this feeling, for instance, with the colors. The colors in the park are harmonious with each other, not like in big cities where they don't.
- John Hench
(Keywords: Cities, Colors, Feeling)

After some time, with my eyes closed, I began to enjoy this wonderful play of colors and forms, which it really was a pleasure to observe. Then I went to sleep and the next day I was fine. I felt quite fresh, like a newborn.
- Albert Hofmann
(Keywords: Time, Colors, Day, Eyes, Play, Pleasure, Sleep)

Colors are the smiles of nature.
- Leigh Hunt
(Keywords: Nature, Colors, Smiles)

We had a very exhaustive, extensive search for the guy that is going lead our football team over the next few years. We spent about two months in an in-depth interview process, and Bret came out with flying colors. We are absolutely thrilled that he is our head coach.
- Ron Jaworski
(Keywords: Coach, Colors, Flying, Football, Months, Years)

One of the reasons I came to Berkeley was because I saw so many students of all different colors speaking so many different languages and ferociously presenting all these different views. I thought, this is the 21st century and I want to be here!
- June Jordan
(Keywords: Thought, Colors, Students, Want)

White is actually one of my favorite colors. I have a white car. I love white.
- Kim Kardashian
(Keywords: Love, Car, Colors, Favorite)

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.
- Allen Klein
(Keywords: Humor, Attitude, Colors, Will, World)

Although I had resigned my commission as an officer two years before, I immediately left Switzerland, accompanied by my wife, in order to report for duty. As it happened, a wire reached me a day later calling me to the colors.
- Fritz Kreisler
(Keywords: Wife, Colors, Day, Duty, Order, Years)

Most cartoons are those colors. They have been for 35 years.
- John Kricfalusi
(Keywords: Cartoons, Colors, Years)

A hundred things are done today in the divine name of Youth, that if they showed their true colors would be seen by rights to belong rather to old age.
- Wyndham Lewis
(Keywords: Age, Colors, Rights, Name, Old, Today, Youth)

I think it's time to do clean-up for a generation. I believe this is one of the movies that hits home for all colors and all races. Everybody I talk to, black or white, suburban, rich or poor, can relate to rejection, can relate to not having a father or a mother.
- Derek Luke
(Keywords: Home, Movies, Time, Mother, Father, Colors, Poor, Rejection, Talk)

People that are 40, they don't sit around at talk about gray hair and how it covers their hair. They talk about highlighting, of course they're covering gray, but they don't talk about it that way. They're going to get their colors because they need a little lightening.
- Andie MacDowell
(Keywords: People, Colors, Hair, Talk)

The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.
- Carson McCullers
(Keywords: Design, Colors, Intellect, Mind, Senses)

I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none.
- Olivier Messiaen
(Keywords: Cities, Colors, Jazz, Military, Songs)

By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight.
- Glenn Miller
(Keywords: Time, Successful, Being, Chance, Colors, Giving, Public, Want)

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
- Joan Miro
(Keywords: Music, Colors, Poems, Words)

A lot of the American press at the time was saying 'just watch what happens when Bertelsmann tries to buy EMI, that will be a moment of truth that will show the Commission's true colors.' Well, that deal never happened either.
- Mario Monti
(Keywords: Time, Truth, American, Colors, Press, Saying, Will)

The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas.
- Edvard Munch
(Keywords: Life, Colors, Remarkable)

By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.
- Edvard Munch
(Keywords: Life, Colors, Painting)

Death is pitch-dark, but colors are light. To be a painter, one must work with rays of light.
- Edvard Munch
(Keywords: Death, Work, Colors, Light)

Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why.
- Paul Newman
(Keywords: Time, Love, Colors, Reason, Trying)

The art of an artist must be his own art. It is... always a continuous chain of little inventions, little technical discoveries of one's own, in one's relation to the tool, the material and the colors.
- Emil Nolde
(Keywords: Art, Artist, Colors, Inventions)

Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
- Oscar de la Renta
(Keywords: Gardening, Colors, Relax)



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