Quotations About / On: BLUE

  • 1.
    The blue we bathe in is the blue we breathe. The blue we breathe, I fear, is what we want from life and only find in fiction. For the voyeur, fiction is what's called going all the way.
    (William Gass (b. 1924), U.S. fictionist, essayist, philosopher. On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry, ch. 4, p. 85.)
  • 2.
    In the heart of a rainbow, grows a landscape of blue mountains and marigolds.
    (My mother)
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  • 3.
    For picturesque shapes in the sky, you need clouds, not just blue
    (Sky)
    More quotations from: DTG Gerber
  • 4.
    Mother Earth has knitted strong knots in the faithful blue forget me nots.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 5.
    So it's true: Being without Being is blue.
    (William Gass (b. 1924), U.S. fictionist, essayist, philosopher. On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry, ch. 1, p. 12.)
    More quotations from: William Gass, blue
  • 6.
    Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
    (Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970), U.S. rock musician. Quoted in Charles Shaar Murray, Crosstown Traffic, ch. 6 (1989).)
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  • 7.
    Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
    (Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972), U.S. gospel singer, and Evan Mcloud Wylie. Movin' On Up, ch. 6, written with Evan McLoud Wylie (1966).)
    More quotations from: Mahalia Jackson, despair, hope
  • 8.
    Blues is to jazz what yeast is to bread—without it, it's flat.
    (Carmen McRae (b. 1922), U.S. jazz singer. Speech, July 2, 1980, Newport Jazz Festival, New York City. "Blues Is a Woman.")
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  • 9.
    Debussy—A pretty girl with one blue eye and one brown one.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in the Smart Set (May 1912). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 26, p. 141, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
  • 10.
    There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
    (Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Dutch painter. Letter, June 1888. The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, vol. 3, no. B6 (1958).)
    More quotations from: Vincent Van Gogh, yellow, blue
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