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)

Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Colors, Existence)

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)

The colors I use may clash or vibrate against one another but this is done intentionally.
- Frank Bruno
(Keywords: Colors, May)

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)

Some colors are very difficult to render, and you must compensate to get the color you want on the screen.
- Claude Chabrol
(Keywords: Colors, Want)

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.
- Marc Chagall
(Keywords: Colors, Friends, Lovers, Neighbors, Opposites)

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)

I loved downers, almost any kind. Loved the colors of them. Loved them yellow... I did. I would just have a bouquet in my hands at night.
- Rosemary Clooney
(Keywords: Colors, Night)

I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings.
- Chuck Close
(Keywords: Colors, Oil)

Knowing how to paint and to use one's colors rightly has not any connection with originality. This originality consists in properly expressing your own impressions.
- Thomas Couture
(Keywords: Colors, Connection, Originality)

What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to humankind. Each face in the rainbow of colors that populate our world is precious and special.
- Morris Dees
(Keywords: Colors, Privilege, World)

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

In this movement of colors I find the essence, which does not arise from a system, or an a priori theory.
- Robert Delaunay
(Keywords: Colors, Theory)

But what is of great importance to me is observation of the movement of colors.
- Robert Delaunay
(Keywords: Colors, Importance, Observation)

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)

And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk
(Keywords: Colors, Understanding)

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)

We think the Puritans always dressed in black and white, which they didn't. They loved very bright colors. And there were other differences in perceptions that gave one a very different view of them.
- Carlisle Floyd
(Keywords: Colors, Perceptions)

I've got no respect for any young man who won't join the colors.
- Nathan Bedford Forrest
(Keywords: Colors, Man, Respect)

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)

There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.
- Conrad Hall
(Keywords: Colors, Infinite, Job, Language, Light, Shadows)

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)

The colors I choose there was to paint the first hotel, the Disneyland Hotel. Because of the cloudy sky we had in Paris, it had to be a particular kind of color who will fight those grey days. And also something you can see when you're driving up 'There it is! We're arriving!'
- John Hench
(Keywords: Colors, Driving, Fight, First, Paris, Sky, Will)

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)

Color is a very critical thing. I've found that architects don't like colors. Engineers too. And so somebody has to stand in. Because this is the finish of it. It is the emotional part of a structure. I had great satisfaction in doing that.
- John Hench
(Keywords: Colors, Satisfaction)

Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colors that are but skin-deep.
- Matthew Henry
(Keywords: Colors, Gay, Skin, Temptation)

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)

It's really easy to get colors right. It's really hard to get black - and neutrals - right. Black is certainly a color but it's also an illusion.
- Donna Karan
(Keywords: Colors, Illusion, Right)



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