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Quotations About / On: RED

  • 1.
    Red face at night, drunkard's delight. Red still by morning, drunkard his warning.
    (Mark R. Elias)
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  • 2.
    Little thinks, in the field, yon red-cloaked clown,
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. poet, essayist. Each and All (l. 1). . . New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford University Press.)
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  • 3.
    It is merely a linguistic peculiarity, not a logical fact, that we say "that is red" instead of "that reddens," either in the sense of growing, becoming, red, or in the sense of making something else red.
    (John Dewey (1859-1952), U.S. philosopher. Originally published in The Symposium (1930). "Qualitative Thought," repr. In On Experience, Nature and Freedom, ed. Richard J. Bernstein (1960).)
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  • 4.
    i bleed black..no red of hope run in vein....so i pray for death to descend
    (incidents...)
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  • 5.
    On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter A.
    (Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), U.S. author. The Scarlet Letter, ch. 2 (1850). Referring to the scarlet letter of Hester Prynne, standing for Adulteress.)
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  • 6.
    This is a red wine glass. Can I get my water in a water glass, please?
    (Michael Tolkin, U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Altman. Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins), The Player, having ordered bottled water at a restaurant (1992). Based on Tolkin's novel.)
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  • 7.
    Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.
    (Liz Smith (b. 1923), U.S. journalist, author. American Way, syndicated column (Sept. 3, 1985). "Most good gossip columnists," Smith wrote in 1991, "have a touch of Savonarola in them.")
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  • 8.
    You can't be a Red if you're married to a civil servant.
    (Doris Lessing (b. 1919), British novelist. Stella to Martha Quest, in A Proper Marriage, ch. 1, p. 20, Simon and Schuster (1952).)
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  • 9.
    Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse.
    (Anzia Yezierska (c. 1881-1970), Polish author. Red Ribbon on a White Horse, ch. 9 (1950). Of Poland, in letter from Boruch Shlomoe Mayer to Anzia Yezierska.)
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  • 10.
    A blond in a red dress can do without introductions—but not without a bodyguard.
    (Rona Jaffe (b. 1932), U.S. novelist. Quoted in Katharine Whitehorn, "Bottled in Blonde," Roundabout (1962).)
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