Quotes on Light And Color

Color helps to express light, not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that in the artist's brain. Henri Matisse

I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced. Dale Chihuly

The eye doesn't see any shapes, it sees only what is differentiated through light and dark or through colors. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

As, in Sense, that which is really within us, is (as I have said before) only Motion, caused by the action of external objects, but in appearance; to the Sight, Light and Color; to the Ear, Sound; to the Nostril, Odor, &c. Thomas Hobbes

It is with color that you render light, though you must also feel this light, have it within yourself. Henri Matisse

Clearly, if wed had the kind of computer graphics capability then that we have now, the Star Gate sequence would be much more complex than flat planes of light and color. Douglas Trumbull

Live and let live, believe and let believe. 'Twas said the lesser gods were only traits Of the one awful God. Just so the saints Are God's white light refracted into colors. Robert Frost

My understanding - of course, I'm not a philosopher or a scientist - of an aspect of Goethe's theory of color is that he felt that color came out of tension between light and dark. I think that is very appropriate when you think about the kind of color that I shoot. Alex Webb

War and tooth enameled salted lemon childhoods All colors run, none of us solid Don't look for shadow behind me I carry it within I live cycles of light and darkness Suheir Hammad

Stroke followed stroke with the velocity of light. The movement of my hand was interrupted only by the act of changing colors. Carole Katchen

In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually. Josef Albers

Colors are light's suffering and joy Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nowadays, people shoot digitally and it's all in color, but you press a button and it all goes to black and white. But it's not lit for black and white. So, it's a tricky thing. If you're going do black and white, you better remember to separate things with light, because color ain't gonna be there. David Lynch

In lantern-light My yellow Chrysanthemums Lost all their color Yosa Buson

The sensation of colour cannot be accounted for by the physicist's objective picture of light-waves. Erwin Schrodinger

My goal is to formulate a new color theory based on the full spectrum of visible light. Olafur Eliasson

As a well cut diamond has many facets, each reflecting a different color of light, so does the word yoga, each facet reflecting a different shade of meaning and revealing different aspects of the entire range of human endeavor to win inner peace and happiness. B.K.S. Iyengar

You bring the color and the life. It's a lucky man who is offered that color and life, and a wise one who values it. Nora Roberts

All great films are a resolution of a conflict between darkness and light. There is no single right way to express yourself. There are infinite possibilities for the use of light with shadows and colors. The decisions you make about composition, movement and the countless combinations of these and other variables is what makes it an art. Vittorio Storaro

Bet you don't know why the sun sets red. You see, light is made up of lots of colors. And out of all those colors, red is the one that travels the farthest. Axel

It is necessary to introduce light vibrations, represented by reds and yellows, and a sufficient amount of blues, to obtain an airy feeling. Paul Cezanne

The lights and shades, whose well-accorded strife gives all the strength and color of our life. Alexander Pope

Hue does not refer to how light, dark, or intense, but only what kind of color: what hue. It takes all three aspects to make a color, therefore 'red' is not a color, but only one aspect, the hue, of some partially defined color. William Tapley Bennett Jr.

Poetry colors beings, objects, landscapes and sensations with a kind of new and particular light, which is in fact that of the poet's emotions. Anne Hebert

Colors do not exist separately and independently within nature; they are constantly shifting in response to subtle gradations of light. It is language that, magnificently, gives them clear shape. Kenya Hara

The light is there, and colors surround us. However, if there were no light nor colors in our own eye, we wouldn't perceive such things outside of us. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sound doesn't always have to be heard. Sound can also be created by how a pattern is set up on a surface- how it moves across the surface, how light reflects the surface [and] can generate a feeling. Sound can also be through feeling, through color, through texture. Nick Cave

You must try to match your colors as nearly as you can to those you see before you, and you must study the effects of light and shade on natures own hues and tints. William Merritt Chase

The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. Heraclitus

In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light. Hans Hofmann

Our ideals, like pictures, are made from lights and shadows. Joseph Joubert

There is strong shadow where there is much light. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We cannot keep turning our backs on gay and lesbian Americans. I have fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation. John E. Lewis

I even see the cinema itself as a woman, with its alternation of light and darkness, of appearing and disappearing images Federico Fellini

In the beginning, we're told, was the word. Every once in a while someone shows up on the planet who is word-obsessed and word-gifted; and the light and darkness get named again. In our day, that someone is Buechner. John Ortberg

The issue is now clear. It is between light and darkness and everyone must choose his side. Gilbert K Chesterton

Peace and negativity cannot coexist just as light and darkness cannot coexist. S. N. Goenka

I've been identified with pink throughout my career, but I'm not as crazy about it as I've led people to believe. My favorite colors are actually neutrals - black and white - but then who thinks of a movie queen in black and white? Everything has to be in living color. Jayne Mansfield

And it is true that life lacks the monotony of museums. There come days which seem worthy of being framed, but they are so full of conflicting sounds, of line and color and living, burning light that they never become tedious. Italo Svevo

no one who has seen an angel ever mistakes it for a ghost. Angels are remarkable for their warmth and light, and all who see them speak in awe of their irridescent and refulgent light, of brilliant colors, or else of the unbearable whiteness of their being. You are flooded with laughter, happiness. Sophy Burnham

Life was a freight train barreling toward just one stop, our loved ones streaking past our windows in blurs of color and light. There was no holding on to any of it, and no slowing it down. Marisha Pessl

Hell is the backdrop that reveals the profound and unbelievable grace of the cross. It brings to light the enormity of our sin and therefore portrays the undeserved favor of God in full color. Francis Chan

But colonialism in its harshest forms is not only the exploitation of new nations by old, of dark skins by light, or the subjugation of the poor by the rich. My Nation was once a colony, and we know what colonialism means; the exploitation and subjugation of the weak by the powerful, of the many by the few, of the governed who have given no consent to be governed, whatever their continent, their class, their color. John F Kennedy

I see less and less... I need to avoid lateral light, which darkens my colors. Nevertheless, I always paint at the times of day most propitious for me, as long as my paint tubes and brushes are not mixed up... I will paint almost blind, as Beethoven composed completely deaf. Claude Monet

Care not what they say about the color of your skin let the brilliant light of your soul blind them. Michael Dolan

The Matisse seemed to respond to the decreasing light by increasing its own wattage. Every object in the room was drained of color, but the Matisse stood firm in the de-escalating illumination, its beauty turning functionality inside out, making itself a more practical and useful presence than anything else in sight. Steve Martin

When sunlight falls on a crystal, lights of all colors of the rainbow appear; yet they have no substance that you can grasp. Likewise, all thoughts in their infinite variety are utterly without substance. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

From the mingled strength of shade and light A new creation rises to my sight, Such heav'nly figures from his pencil flow, So warm with light his blended colors glow. . . . . The glowing portraits, fresh from life, that bring Home to our hearts the truth from which they spring. Lord Byron

I think that sexual pleasure and the weird color of the sky after a storm or the stream of tail lights across the bridge or the way silence can thin or thicken before music starts - all these things have to be harnessed by the political. The libidinal has to be harnessed by the political. Ben Lerner

On the path of truth, all religions are but one, race and color are irrelevant, and there is no difference between men and women. Ostad Elahi

Not that I haven't leaped up into the blinding light of competence now and then. It's sustaining the altitude that defeats me. Lois Mcmaster Bujold

Both light and shadow are the dance of Love. Rumi

We're all brothers and sisters. It doesn't matter what language you speak or what color your skin is. Shay Carl

I have no imagination; I just steal from life and change the color. Then it's a comic book. Brian K Vaughan

Beneath the armor of skin/and/bone/and/mind most of our colors are amazingly the same. Aberjhani

My black-and-white work is more of a celebration and the color work became more of a critique of society. Martin Parr

Color is born of the interpenetration of light and dark. Sam Francis

Every moment is made glorious by the light of love. Rumi

Above all, keep your colors fresh! Edouard Manet

I like lots of color and mix-and-match. Rachel Trachtenburg

On my darkest days, I wear my brightest colors. Cyndi Lauper

I like bright colors. Bubba Watson

...one sees differently with color photography than black-and-white... in short, visualization must be modified by the specific nature of the equipment and materials being used. Ansel Adams

My philosophy, like color television, is all there in black and white. Graham Chapman

Black for hunting through the night For death and mourning the color's white Gold for a bride in her wedding gown And red to call the enchantment down White silk when our bodies burn Blue banners when the lost return Flame for the birth of a Nephilim And to wash away our sins. Gray for the knowledge best untold Bone for those who don't grow old Saffron lights the victory march Green to mend our broken hearts Silver for the demon towers And bronze to summon wicked powers -Shadowhunter children's rhyme Cassandra Clare

Be cheerful in all that you do. Live joyfully. Live happily. Live enthusiastically, knowing that God does not dwell in gloom and melancholy, but in light and love. Ezra Taft Benson

In the midst of a world of light and love, of song and feast and dance, [Lucifer] could find nothing to think of more interesting than his own prestige. C S Lewis

God's presence is not just Light, and Life, but Love. And Love invites, but does not compel. Frederica Mathewes-Green

Although I may try to describe Love, When I experience it, I am speechless. Rumi

There comes a moment in every life when a choice must be made between right and wrong, between good and evil, between light and darkness. These decisions are made in an instant, but with repercussions that last a lifetime. Jenna Jameson

Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love. Adela Rogers St. Johns

Feminists do the best Photoshop because they leave the meat on your bones. They don't change your size or your skin color. They leave in your disgusting knuckles, but they may take out some armpit stubble. Not because they're denying its existence, but because they understand that it's okay to make a photo look as if you were caught on your best day in the best light. Tina Fey

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. Norm Rice

To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest. Always do what you are afraid to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The freedmen were not really free in 1865, nor are most of their descendants really free in 1965. Slavery was but one aspect of a race and color problem that is still far from solution here, or anywhere. In America particularly, the grapes of wrath have not yet yielded all their bitter vintage. Samuel Eliot Morison

Goethe argued there is no color in the physical world; there are only patterns of light and dark. These patterns are a sensation produced by our very souls. John Gage

Just as ecstasy purifies you of the particular and the contingent, leaving nothing except light and darkness, so insomnia kills off the multiplicity and diversity of the world, leaving you prey to your private obsessions. Emile M Cioran

When you realize no one else on this earth can be like you... that no other soul may know the beauty, sorrow, light and darkness you alone are given to see... then you will, at last, be the fearless individual your Heart of hearts has called you to be. Guy Finley

We are kept from the experience of Spirit because our inner world is cluttered with past traumas . . . As we begin to clear away this clutter, the energy of divine light and love begins to flow through our being. Thomas Keating



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