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Humor in Color

Colors are the smiles of nature.

Leigh Hunt

It’s a good thing that when God created the rainbow he didn’t consult a decorator or he would still be picking colors.

Samuel Levenso

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.

G.K. Chesterton

There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that’s important.

Ruth Ross

I advise students on the subject of color as follows: if it looks good enough to eat, use it.

Abe Ajay

Color is like cooking. The cook puts in more or less salt, that’s the difference!

Josef Albers

If one says “Red” – the name of color – and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.

Josef Albers

eloquence, n. The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.

Ambrose Bierce

On the sixth day, God created the artist, realizing no doubt that He had far from exhausted the uses of color.

Robert Brault

The learned compute that seven hundred and seven millions of millions of vibrations have to penetrate the eye before the eye can distinguish the tints of a violet.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Everything utilitarian needs a little red edge.

Reno Dakota

Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid.

Jules Feiffer

Take the time to make the correct color for your painting once – so you paint 7 paintings one time rather than 1 painting 7 times!

Andrew Hamilton

Violet has the shortest wavelength of the spectrum. Behind it, the invisible ultraviolet. Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. Poor violet, violated for a rhyme.

Derek Jarman

Colors come out of a tube pure; why is it that painters take such a long, indirect road to find them, searching for them in the light, in the shadows?

Rodrigo Moynihan

Both of your socks should always be the same color, Or they should at least both be fairly dark.

Dave Barry

When I haven’t any blue I use red.

Pablo Picasso