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Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter.

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.

John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter.

Painting is something that takes place among the colors, and one has to leave them alone completely, so that they can settle the matter among themselves. Their intercourse: this is the whole of painting. Whoever meddles, arranges, injects his human deliberation, his wit, his advocacy, his intellectual agility in any way, is already disturbing and clouding their activity.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) Austro-German poet.


Of all God's gifts to the sighted man, color is holiest, the most divine, the most solemn.

John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.

White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) Dutch painter.

Blueness doth express trueness.

Ben Jonson (1573-1637) English dramatist, poet and actor.