Rainbow & Color Quotes

Hey glum face... Next time there's a rainbow, look up. You'll feel better. - Rainbow Brite

There upon the rainbow is the answer to our neverending story... - Limahl, "The Neverending Story Theme"

My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky. - William Wordsworth

The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

I know there is a rainbow for me to follow, to get beyond my sorrow. Thunder precedes the sunlight, so I'll be all right if I can find that rainbow's end. - Mariah Carey, "Rainbow"

Color is joy. One does not think joy. One is carried by it. - Ernst Haas

It takes both the sun and the rain to make a beautiful rainbow.

May I never miss a rainbow or a sunset because I am looking down.

The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work. - Patricia Clafford

The idea of immortality...will continue to ebb and flow beneath the mists and clouds of doubt and darkness as long as love kisses the lips of death. It is the rainbow - hope, shining upon the tears of grief. Robert G. Ingersoll, The Ghosts

Rainbows apologize for angry skies. - Sylvia A. Voirol

Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come shining through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep believing, the dream that you wish will come true. - Cinderella

'God put the rainbow in the clouds, not just in the sky'... It is wise to realize we already have rainbows in our clouds, or we wouldn't be here. If the rainbow is in the clouds, then in the worst of time, there is the possibility of seeing hope... We can say 'I can be a rainbow in the cloud for someone yet to be.' That may be our calling. - Maya Angelou

Waves of violet go crashing and laughing,
Rainbow winged singing birds fly round the sun,
Sunbells rain down in a liquid profusion,
Mermaids on porpoises draw up the dawn

This must be heaven - This is where the rainbow ends. - Saint of Circumstance, JPB

No natural phenomenon carries the timeless allure of the rainbow. The topics are endless, each with a specific lesson to teach.

If you mean that the proximity of one color should give beauty to another that terminates near it, observe the rays of the sun in the composition of the rainbow, the colors of which are generated by the falling rain, when each drop in its descent takes every color of the bow. - Leonardo Da Vinci, Treatise on Painting, 1490s

God loves an idle rainbow no less than labouring seas. - Ralph Hodgson, "Reason has Moons"

We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter. - Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad

Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy; even love unreturned has its rainbow. - Eaton Stannard Barret

Each band or level, being a particular manifestation of the [electromagnetic] spectrum, is what it is only by virtue of the other bands. The color blue is no less beautiful because it exists alongside the other colors of a rainbow, and "blueness" itself depends upon the existence of the other colors, for if there were no color but blue, we would never be able to see it. - Ken Wilbur

If I traveled to the end of the rainbow as Dame Fortune did intend, Murphy would be there to tell me the pot's at the other end. - Bert Whitney

We live in a rainbow of chaos. - Paul Cezanne

Crossing the uplands of time, Skirting the borders of night, Scaling the face of the peak of dreams, We enter the region of light, And hastening on with eager intent, Arrive at the rainbow's end, And here uncover the pot of gold, Buried deep in the heart of a friend. - Grace Goodhue Coolidge

Why do you fret for tomorrow? Why are you heavy with care?
Wrapping your heart in sorrow, a garment too somber to wear?
Faith has a brighter color, home has a rainbow hue,
And trust links them both together in a background of heavenly blue.
You can weave these lovely colors into a garment so light
It will penetrate every shadow and shine through the darkest night.
- Beverly Enderby Kimzey

I see the rainbow in the sky, the dew upon the grass; I see them, and I ask not why they glimmer or they pass. With folded arms I linger not to call them back; 'twere vain: In this, or in some other spot, I know they'll shine again. - Walter Savage Landor

I took it for a faery vision Of some gay creatures of the element, That in the colours of the rainbow live, And play i' th' plighted clouds. - John Milton

Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail. - Navajo blessing

Waiting for the winds of change to sweep the clouds away. Waiting for the rainbow's end to cast its gold your way... You don't get something for nothing. You can't have freedom for free. - Neil Peart

Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away. - Carl Sandburg

Be thou the rainbow to the storms of life, the evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray! - Byron, The Bride of Abydos, Canto i, st.20

If I live to see the seven wonders,
I'll make a path to the rainbow's end.
I'll never live to match the beauty again.
- Fleetwood Mac

I'm saving my money to buy you a rainbow
A rainbow, to put on your finger
And after I've gone and bought you the rainbow
I'll go out and I'll buy you the moon
- Russ Hamilton, Rainbow

She comes in colors everywhere;
She combs her hair
She's like a rainbow
Coming, colors in the air
- The Rolling Stones - She's a Rainbow

Colours change: in the morning light, red shines out bright and clear and the blues merge into their surroundings, melting into the greens; but by the evening the reds loose their piquancy, embracing a quieter tone and shifting toward the blues in the rainbow. Yellow flowers remain bright, and white ones become luminous, shining like ghostly figures against a darkening green background. - Rosemary Verey

You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint paradise, then in you go. - Nikos Kazantzakis

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

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions. - Pablo Picasso

Colour is life; for a world without colours appears to us as dead. - Johannes Itten

Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones. Take blue in all its nuances, from the darkest to the lightest - it will always stay blue. - Raoul Dufy

Simple colours can affect the intimate feelings with all the more force because they are simple. - Henri Matisse

The use of expressive colors is felt to be one of the basic elements of the modern mentality, an historical necessity, beyond choice. - Henri Matisse

Life is a celebration of passionate colors. - Leialoha Cator

Among the several kinds of beauty, the eye takes most delight in colors. - Joseph Addison

Color is like food for the spirit - plus it's not addictive or fattening. - Isaac Mizrahi

Color possesses me. There is no need to seize it. It possesses me. I know. Here is the meaning of the happy moment: color and I are one. I am a painter. - Paul Klee

Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits. - Fulton Sheen

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites. - W.H. Auden

Sometimes I imagine colors as if they were living ideas, being of pure reason with which to communicate. Nature is not on the surface, it is deep down. - Paul Cezanne

If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively. - Mel Brooks

The true worth of a man is not to be found in the man himself, but in the colors and texture that come alive in others. - Albert Schweitzer

One of the great exercises you can do is to stop and acknowledge the colors around you... If you're constantly distracting yourself, then you're never really experiencing anything fully. It can cause you to feel like you have no center, like nothing is grounding you. - Sheryl Crow, Ladies Home Journal, April 2003

We were always intoxicated with color, with words that speak of color, and with the sun that makes colors live. - Andre Derain

Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul. - Wassily Kandinsky

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