Quotation Explorer - 'Black'

These dreamsThese empty dreamsfrom the make-believe bedroomstheir parents left themare the after-effectsof television programsabout the idealwhite american familywith black maidsand latino janitorswho are well trainto make everyoneand their bill collectorslaugh at themand the people they represent - Pedro Pietri
This ferry was taken over by the Yumas and operated for them by a man named Callaghan, but within days it was burned and Callaghan's headless body floated anonymously downriver, a vulture standing between the shoulderblades in clerical black, silent rider to the sea. - Cormac McCarthy
God is not merely interestd in the freedom of brown men, yellow men, red men and black men.He is interested in the freedom of the whole human race. - Martin Luther King Jr.
I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes. - Toni Morrison
I sometimes wonder how many beautiful black sweaters have been knit from my wool. - D. M. Timney
What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we love black culture? - Amandla Stenberg
It took around 500 years to human to find out that black people are human and still they don't know why the universe is black - Emmanuel St-Pierre
Black hawk down.Black eagle up. - Cass van Krah
Probable-Possible, my black hen, She lays eggs in the Relative When. She doesn't lay eggs in the Positive Now Because she's unable to postulate how.
Hey everyone. This is , the one who wrote a A BOY I ONCE KNEW and BLACK SHEEP AND KISSING COUSINS. To those of you who read either one, thanks! But another , not me, wrote WOMEN AND THE CUBAN REVOLUTION and VALLEY OF THE SHADOW. Just setting the record straight! - Elizabeth Stone
The pools had been written onto the fields by the rain. The pools were a magic worked by the rain, just as the tumbling of the black birds against the grey was a spell that the sky was working and the motion of grey-brown grasses was a spell that the wind made. Everything had meaning. - Susanna Clarke
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. - Alice Walker
Aflame in black ecstasy, orders extinguished:after deathhow will I know my love was true,this sacrifice not an exercise in vanity? - Phan Ming Yen
[S]ex trafficking and mass rape should no more be seen as women's issues than slavery was a black issue or the Holocaust was a Jewish issue. These are all humanitarian concerns, transcending any one race, gender, or creed. - Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..... a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra... - Pamela Redmond Satran
If a black cat crosses your path, it signifies that the animal is going somewhere. - Groucho Marx
The definition of a philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black hat, which isn’t really there. And the definition of a theologian is he’s somebody who finds it. - Michael Ruse
Time for black jokes, what's the time??Can you handle it! - Deyth Banger
They don't know your heart. Don't let them tell you who you are, what you can do. Heart cannot be put on a piece of paper... They can see you as short, thin, black or white, but they can not see your heart. The most powerful engine...The most important think you have to have is heart. - Csaba Gabor-B.
Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Unfortunately, 'post racism' is also a myth, like unicorns and black people who survive to the end of a horror movie. - Justin Simien
And in my novels I live many lives. Substitutes of spontaneity to replace a dreary reality. How I live for those inky black words and kaleidoscope colored experiences. - Hubert Martin
Death is not friendly. It's dark, black where you look at it. You're all alone. But it's no different when you're alive, right? No matter how many relationships we seem to have, we're all alone. - Misaki Mei - Yukito Ayatsuji
A person empowers oneself with a wisdom light by own tendency to Speak or Write consistently that which is Right, and that only offers him a third Eyesight to see the true colour of the supporting people's character in Black and White. - Anuj Somany
Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy - but mysterious. But above all black says this: "I don’t bother you - don’t bother me". - Yohji Yamamoto
Love is like a black hole - when you get too close, there's no way back - Silje Akselberg Iversen
Isn’t it interesting, that a black man, who is a Muslim, and has the name ‘Muhammad’, is the most beloved athlete in the world? - Hamza Yusuf
Light or dark, happy or sad, black or white, right or wrong there are only two strong options, the opposites and others are weak. - Ben Bereng
What is the American fetish about highways?They want to get somewhere, LaBas offers.Because something is after them, Black Herman adds.But what is after them?They are after themselves. They call it destiny. Progress. - Ishmael Reed
Why are the police REALLY having trouble recruiting officers - especially Black officers? We have to bridge the gap between community and law enforcement. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Black people are victims of an enormous amount of violence. None of those things can take place without the complicity of the people who run the schools and the city. - Toni Morrison
Gratitude comes in a spectrum of colors, but Ingratitude is always black. - Ankala V Subbarao
racism it's just a hideaway for ignorant people, they are just murderer for the freedom who beat the bushes to divide and destroy..there only a black hole in their skull that leading them to nowhere..(Ejump, 2016) - Ejump Schiffler
And that is the problem with a society that doesn't read books. The most painful form of censorship does not come from a centralized, repressive government. It is a cast, black cloak of a nation's indifference. - Lourd de Veyra
Be the master of your craft in black and white, kick asses and run wild with it locally and globally. - Desmond Oshifeso
A country where there are no freedoms is a black and white country; it is colorless and lifeless. Such a country needs nothing but colors, nothing but freedoms! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Black hair spilling, blue eyes piercing. Enchanted by the lies that he was singing. - Sara Secora
Time is a wave or a black hole could not bend it; humanity rides the crest of an infinite number of waves that are perceived as linear in their limited frame of reference. - Ken Poirot
Black holes are where God divided by zero. - Albert Einstein
Her black is beautiful, his society is ugly. - Habeeb Akande
I see black light (his last words) - Victor Hugo
I speak to the Black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition--about what we can endure, dream, fail at and survive. - Maya Angelou
The drive to Black Rock City from San Francisco leads through the Nevada flatlands, past the jittering neon sadness of Reno. - Daniel Pinchbeck
A song she heardOf cold that gathersLike winter's tongueAmong the shadowsIt rose like blacknessIn the skyThat on volcano'sVomit riseA Stone of ruinFrom burn to chillLike black moonriseHer voice fell still... - Robert Fanney
J'ai des papillons noirs tous les jours (I have black butterflies every day) - colloquial French expression for depression
only full it will be that sees white and call it black - Nnechi Gabriel Ocean
Radical Edwards's profile? He's a seven-foot tall ex-basketball pro hindu guru drag-queen alien.-Jet Black, from the Cowboy Bebop anime script - Keiko Nobumoto
I am pleased God made my skin black. I only wish He had to made it thicker. - Curt Flood
There are two kinds of science: The black science and the white science. The science of weapon production is the black one. Working in this category of science is a great betrayal to humanity! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Black people are either threats or entertainment. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Now everything that you do is written in red or black in Angel Gabriel's book. Not for everyone is this record kept, but only for those who have taken a position of responsibility. There is a Law of Sins, and if you do not fulfil all your obligations, you will pay. - G.I. Gurdjieff
When I die I hope it may be said:'Her suffering was black, but her books were read'. - Shannon L. Alder
I've been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black. - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
if you like Black colour,perhaps you're emotional - kayser U
the river sliding along its banks, darker now than the sky descending a last time to scatter its diamonds into these black waters that contain the day that passed, the night to come. Excerpt from the poem The Mercy - Philip Levine
Morality is a easy horse to ride when all the horses are just black and white. - Jury Nel
I love seeing young black women out in the world defying the "unfavorable odds" given by society. - Andrea L'Artiste
Its not easy taking your own advice, accepting what you don't like hearing, & seeing the grey amongst the black & white. - April Mae Monterrosa
Never forget that we were enslaved in this country longer than we have been free. Never forget that for 250 years black people were born into chains-whole generations followed by more generations who knew nothing but chains. - Ta-Nehisi Coates
I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision. - Carl Sandburg
Death had marked his family with unbreakable black halos, until only two remained. - R.W. Patterson
We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are. , Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixtags: black, choices, harry-potter, inside-us, light, sirius, sirius-black - J.K. Rowling
It's ironic when black non-Muslims say Islam is not a religion that uplifts black people when two of the most celebrated black heroes in recent history were both Muslim; Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali. - Habeeb Akande
Black and white thinking limits understanding and feedback, two necessary ingredients for successful resolution in creative conflict and successful understanding. - David W. Earle
One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress. - Karl Lagerfeld
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye. - Miss Piggy
All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide;but a hidden star can still be smiling at night's black spell on darkness, beguiling - Munia Khan
I root through your remains,looking for the black box. Nothing leftbut glossy chunks, a pimp’s platinumtooth clanking inside the urn. I play youover and over, my beloved conspiracy,my personal Zapruder film - Erin Belieu
Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anyplace'One grand boulevard with treeswith one grand cafe in sunwith strong black coffee in very small cups.One not necessarily very beautifulman or woman who loves you.One fine day. - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
I can't bring myself to watch yet another video, not because I don't care, but because we're all just a few videos away from becoming completely desensitized. The public execution of Black folks will never be normal. - Andrena Sawyer
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye. - Jim Henson
Flowers of sin, like some black sun,Bloom in my dreams Their perfume-sodden fragrance Spreading through each heartbeat. - Shiv Kumar Batalvi
Don’t you dare come into my world and tell me what color the ocean is! It’s black. Black as midnight. Black and awful! - Nadia Scrieva
Black graffiti on a black helicopter. - The Covert Comic
Public display of mourning is no longer made by people of fashion, although some flashier kinds of widows may insist on sleeping with only black men during the first year after the death.
I was the first face you saw when you were born, you were bald as my hair ran black. Now yours the last face I saw before I died, your hair ran black, as I was bald. - Anthony Liccione
Their boots were black and shiny and your treasures gleamed like stars,Bones from deep down in the fertile crescent. - John Darnielle
Then the Lord said: "If you had the faith the size of a mustard grain, you would say to this black mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea!' and it would obey you. Luke 17:6 - New World Translation of the World Scriptures
If half the onion is black with rot it is a rotten onion. A man is good, or he is evil. - George R. R. Martin, Clash of Kings
I don’t know about black or white magic I just know one type and that is your magic. - M.F. Moonzajer
Some stories aren’t black and white… - C.J. Roberts
If you can place black where it suppose to be, you will see white and white is light. - Temi 'T Quest' Sholeye
You're looking at the face of a black man who hates nobody. - Martin Luther King Sr.
When the Black Camel comes for me, I'm not going to go kicking and screaming. I am, however, going to try to talk my way out of it. "No, no, you want the other Walter Slovotsky."
Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child - our own two eyes. All is a miracle. - Thich Nhat Hanh
Christianity is not a white man’s religion and don’t let anybody ever tell you that it’s white or black. Christ belongs to all people; he belongs to the whole world. - Billy Graham
There is absolutely nothing feminine about the colour pink, or, anything bad-luck'ish about the colour black in itself. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
All our dreams can manifest in life not because we are white or black, but because we believe. - Auliq Ice
Finally, slowly, drippingly, degrade the term Choice down to its most meager means: The red car not the black one. The 9:25 showing, not the 7:15. Ritz not Wheat Thins. - Geoffrey Wood
In order to disprove the assertion that all crows are black, one white crow is sufficient. - William James
We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of on good rain and black loam. - Ray Bradbury
I really think the range of emotions and perceptions I have had access to as a black person and as a female person are greater than those of people who are neither.... So it seems to me that my world did not shrink because I was a black female writer. It just got bigger. - Toni Morrison
I love America and I hate it. I'm torn between the two. I have two conflicting visions of America. One is a kind of dream landscape and the other is a kind of black comedy. - Bono
white is not always light and black is not always dark. - Habeeb Akande
GreenHollyWood blocked me on skype..., and why???I can't make black jokes???So you can make, but I can't so sad! - Deyth Banger
Only the foolish, blinded by language's conventions, think of fire as red or gold. Fire is blue at it's melancholy rim, green in it's envious heart. It may burn white, or even, in it's greatest rages, black. - Salman Rushdie
We didn't do anything illegal, All we ever did was be black.. #BlackLivesMatter - Genereux Philip
Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black. - Henry Ford
I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas. - Johnny Cash
Religion is like a blind man looking in a black room for a black cat that isn't there, and finding it. - Anonymous
It doesn't matter that Cathy was what I have called a monster. Perhaps we can't understand Cathy, but on the other hand we are capable of many things in all directions, of great virtues and great sins. And who in his mind has not probed the black water? - John Steinbeck
I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night. - William Shakespeare
If you do not question everything, you may never find the true answer, you will only find the answer everyone wants to believe.That it called being another sheep in the herd, that is why the people who question things are considered black sheep and the people who give you the answers, Wolves - Theodore Coldiron
God is a philosophical black hole the point where reason breaks down. - Kedar Joshi
She was Black before it was fashionable to be Black. - Gil Scot-Herron
White supremacy is a black person telling the people of Baltimore to chill out and try peace, thinking they came up with that thought all on their own. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Southern California, which is shaped somewhat like a coffin, is a giant sanatorium with flowers where people come to be cured of life itself in whatever way .... This is the last stop before the sun gives up and sinks into the black, black ocean, and night - usually starless here - comes down. - John Rechy
I was going into shock. The pain wasn’t getting any better, and I thought that I would probably black out before I found out how this was going to end. Just as well—I was never particularly good at finishing things. - Joe Schreiber
Books bring alluring colors to our mundane black and white world. - Caleb Reese
Just tell the truth, and they'll accuse you of writing black humor. - Charles Willeford
Sometimes the emptiness in a room becomes palpable as if you could reach out and touch it real, hear its silence, feel its black nothingness. It invades your spirit, your soul like a stealthy misperception; a liquid lie that whispers and will not die, and makes you fight to stay alive. - Gloria Smith
Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything. - Robert A. Heinlein
Liberate your Mind Black Child ,free your self from Mental slavery. - Nkosinathi Mehlomakulu
The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat. - Confucius
The path to mastery involves being a white-belter till it becomes black from use. - Malti Bhojwani
Segmentation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people. - Coretta Scott King
I am a descendent of a whole bunch of Black folk who couldn't be broken. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I held my breath tightly against the shivers coursing through my body. Darkness ate away the edges of my vision and numbness stole away my fingers. I kept holding though. Watching the last bubble of precious air escape my lips. Then it became all black. But I never let go. - Hubert Martin
Crowdfunding is the new black. - Rowena Wiseman
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery. - Frederick Douglass
I can see death and more death, till we are black and swollen with death. - David Herbet
Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye. - Bill Hicks
Black Girls… Beautiful in EVERY shade and size. We’ve got that special something! Our melanin is exquisitely beautiful! Love & embrace the skin that you’re in. Our skin tones represent beauty. Light, brown, and dark skinned girls are equally gorgeous! - Stephanie Lahart
Confident Black Woman. I Celebrate Self. - Stephanie Lahart
On the church vaulting above was the clock-face of eternity, void of number and serving as its own hand, only one black finger was pointing and the dead wanted to tell the time by it. - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Yeah, yeah, whatever. I have great taste in music, we can listen to Justin Bieber and Black Eyed Peas and Nickelback all day long! - salifiable
Is killing a known terrorist wrong? I ask this, did the terrorist allow any of his victims quarter? No, then allow him no quarter, and hoist the black flag. - T.R. Wallace
Some people live such boring lives; it’s Black & White, so dead! I choose to color my life with Fun, some Blue, some Green, some Red. - RVM
The Darkness of the black night is commencing over the white wobbling flowers at the bay of the stream whose water is sparkling and is running down from those earthly mountains to surrender into your arms full of happiness and love....It cherishes your existence and so do i do... - AashiQi
The American white relegates the black to the rank of shoeshine boy; and he concludes from this that the black is good for nothing but shining shoes. - George Bernard Shaw
George Bush doesn't care about black people. - Kanye West
Some people like living in black and white worlds. Let them stay there. Appreciate all the colors you see in your world though. - Ashly Lorenzana
Black Girls… Naturally resilient! We persevere, stand tall, and fight to the end. We don’t give up! We make moves and succeed. We’re go-getters by nature. We are stronger than most. We are unstoppable! Fearless and confident in our capabilities. WE are Black Girl Strong! #Incomparable - Stephanie Lahart
Years ago a black man spoke about love and was crucified. Then Martin Luther King spoke about equality and was shot. Can you SEE why? - Daniel Marques
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light. - Leonardo da Vinci
I write flawed characters. Ones that do not always make the best decisions and are driven by ambition or lust. They are not black or white, they are in the large space that exists between. - Kevin James Breaux
It isn't a matter of black is beautiful as much as it is white is not all that's beautiful. - Bill Cosby
Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war. - Toni Morrison
I believe it’s incredibly important to write against [racial] stereotypes. If we give in and make sure that all black women characters are asexual, gentle, and kind we wind up with another set of stereotypes. - Justine Larbalestier
So black is my heart for it is buried in the fiery chasm of untameable passion. It beats in the dark recesses of unquenchable thirst for love and desire from which there is no return... - Virginia Alison
It's excellence in leadership when everyone wants to manufacture a black shoe and you manufacture a designer black shoe with gold medal on top. Do something new; do something better! - Israelmore Ayivor
...I wanna a break from this corrupted humanity what more to say??? Going in so down level, that the stupidy is going in the paradox of stupidity. The cleverness is lost in the black hole, for god sake! - Deyth Banger
The reality and the deception are the ‘perceptions’ as of colors- say of black and white in this multicolored world. - Priyavrat Thareja
It's very difficult not to come across as a white supremacist when there are so many black inferiorists around. - David Bullard
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. - H. L. Mencken
Black bodies have become ornamental, haven't they? - Darnell Lamont Walker
Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare. - Guy de Maupassant
I am girl of definitions, of logic, of black and white.Remember this. - Cecelia Ahern
My task is set before me, girl My mission clear and true There’ll be black knights and dragons, girl But I will always come for you… - Emme Rollins
Li, a willowy manboy with a shock of black hair atop a mouthful of bad teeth was the brother-in-law he had introduced to industrial espionage several years back. Rong often regretted that. - Michael Benzehabe
Look at me--a big old black man under all of this makeup, and if I can look beautiful, so can you. - RuPaul
I don't stand for the black man's side, I don't stand for the white man's side, I stand for God's side. - Bob Marley
When I lost you...my world darkened beyond any known shade of black, and the only light that I have seen since is you... - Tracey-anne McCartney
This is not a Black problem. It is not a white problem. It is not a police problem. It is a WE problem. We the people, for the people. It is going to take all of us being transparent in order to transform. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
There was a photograph of Trout. He was an old man with a full black beard. He looked like a frightened, aging Jesus, whose sentence to crucifixion had been commuted to imprisonment for life. - Kurt Vonnegut
Stain my eyes as I may, on all sides all is black. - Helen Hunt Jackson
liberty, which means resisting all forms of cultural authoritarianism, be it from the right wing church, black ideologues, black nationalists, or mainstream white media. We have to accent liberty and freedom of expression and thought in all their forms. - Cornel West
The pupil of a goat's eye is elongate like a cat's, but if you look closely you'll see that it's in the horizontal position, and if you look closer still you'll see that it's less gracefully shaped, more of a ragged slot, dirty yellow. And you'll see that the white of a goat's eye is all black. - Eugene Marten
Pollution in your mind will make your heart BLACK... - Jaiminsinh Parmar
Don’t let your consciousness polluted by the sheen of the clothing. White, black, brown or any color of the skin is nothing but the clothing we are born with and remember that eventually we all are connected dots of this universe through our souls. - AnkitMishra
Imagine life as ... black can become white, and white can become black. But white can remain if you show love and respect. - Ibrahim Khidair Ali
Poor or rich, black or white, quiet or naughty, mentally defective or sharp-witted, thin or fat, all children are great! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Optimist, n. A proponent of the doctrine that black is white. - Ambrose Bierce
That little man in black over there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him. - Sojourner Truth
Growing up I sometimes imagined that for Christ's return perhaps He would appear as 'Black Jesus' to white people and 'White Jesus' to black people just to screw with the racists. - Criss Jami
Black Is The Most Beautiful colour because it does not reflect it absorbs all into itself. - Amit Abraham
The thing about the black market is, it’s racist. White children make useful slaves, too. - M.C. Humphreys
There comes a time when a man must spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats. - H. L. Mencken
Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. - H. P. Lovecraft
In an exhibition wherein paintings of nudes were commonplace, that of Madame Gautreau in her black evening dress was considered scandalously erotic. -from The Greater Journey - David McCullough
Start with a blank surface. It doesn't have to be paper or canvas, but I feel it should be white. We call it white because we need a word, but its true name is nothing. Black is the absence of light, but white is the absence of memory, the color of can't remember. - Stephen King
Yet do I marvel at this curious thing: To make a poet black, and bid him sing. - Countee Cullen
I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that. - Robert Michaels
As I see it, life is an effort to grip before they slip through one's fingers and slide into oblivion, the startling, the ghastly or the blindingly exquisite fish of the imagination before they whip away on the endless current and are lost for ever in oblivion's black ocean. - Mervyn Peake
The definition of black irony is Pro-lifers killing Doctors who do abortions - Bill Hicks
By a route obscure and lonelyHaunted by ill angels only,Where an eidolon, named NIGHT,On a black throne reigns upright,I have reached these lands but newlyFrom an ultimate dim Thule --From a wild, weird clime that lieth, sublime,Out of SPACE, out of TIME. - Edgar Allan Poe
It was her eyes. Soft, meadow-shade eyes with frostbitten edges. Every glance casually held gossamer infinity. Every stare revealed inky black abyss with a hint of divinity. - Hubert Martin
BLACK IS SO FUCKIN' BEAUTIFUL - Genereux Philip
Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs. - Jim Morrison
Uplift. Inspire. Elevate. Black Women Win! - Stephanie Lahart
If God wanted humans to play chess, he would have made us black or white. - Zenna Henderson
Black is beautiful .Black isn’t power. Knowledge is power. You can be black as a crow or white as snow but if you don’t know and you ain’t got no dough, you can’t go and that’s for sho’. - Lewis H. Michaux
The dark clouds make the black sea. (Les nuages noirs - Font la mer noire) - Charles de Leusse
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together. - Richard M. Nixon
He was a black hole to anyone who might imagine that he or she was a friend of his. - Kurt Vonnegut Jr
The world is more than black and white. Seeing everything in color helps me raise my spirit and find my happy. Life is meant to be lived in color! - Jodi Livon
If black and white are too different and separate calories zebras wouldn't have both. - Mohamed Nur Hashi
It was a haunting tune, unresigned, a cry of heartache for all in the world that fell apart. As ash rose black against the brilliant sky, Fire's fiddle cried out for the dead, and for the living who stay behind and say goodbye. - Kristin Cashore
Another example of getting flack from the boys is what happened when Jack Black dumped me. That’s right. I fucked Jack Black. Okay, we went out only two or three times, but that’s a relationship in my book. And by the way, this is my book. - Kathy Griffin
Every Friday is black where I work. - The Covert Comic
People add color to their story because they think it happened in black and white. - Tawny Lara
Some people do not really hate aging; they merely love the colour black. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Because you have my heart, Virgilia Wessex. Softly, almost achingly. Every black ounce of it. Scars and all. - V.S. Carnes
Holocaust survivors and their descendants are supposed to hate those who oppressed and killed them and their people. Black people are not. This is how anti-blackness works. - Darnell Lamont Walker
He loved to meditate on a land laid waste, Britain deserted by the legions, the rare pavements riven by frost, Celtic magic still brooding on the wild hills and in the black depths of the forest, the rosy marbles stained with rain, and the walls growing grey. - Arthur Machen
Amongst all the colours in this multicoloured world, even jet black has its reserved place. - Priyavrat Thareja
It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white as long as it catches mice. - Deng Xiaoping
The collaboration between secretaries of state, election officials and the voting system manufacturers on the matter of enforcing this black box proprietary code secrecy with election systems, is nothing less than the commoditization and monetization of American Democracy - James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
Before you call the Kettle black, Make sure you are stainless steel. - Andrea L'Artiste
I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That's what we're upset about. - Toni Morrison
The colour of fear is never dark or black; it has the colour of thunderbolt; usually white, but can appear in different hues depending on how the fear travels through to get inside your heart - Munia Khan
jace's clothes had been clean,stylish,ordinary. Sebastian had been wearing a long black wool trench coat that had looked expensive. Like an evil Burbeery ad, Simon said when she was done. - Cassandra Clare
Ladies, stress shows on your face. Happiness is the true beauty weapon."As quoted in The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets ( Kym Douglas / Cindy Pearlman, 2006) - Susan Sarandon
A black cat among roses,phlox, lilac-misted under a quarter moon,the sweet smells of heliotrope and night-scented stock. The garden is very still.It is dazed with moonlight,contented with perfume... - Amy Lowell
A Halloween flower,if ever there was one,would smell like an onion,have thorns like a rose.With charcoal black petalsand vines that entangle,t'would grow under moonlightin mud, I suppose. - Richelle E. Goodrich
He got off on Lincoln and slavery and dared any man there to deny that Lincoln and the negro and Moses and the children of Israel were the same, and that the Red Sea was just the blood that had to be spilled in order that the black race might cross into the Promised Land. - William Faulkner
A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read. - Terry Pratchett
From my mother's sleep I fell into the State,And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.Six miles from earth, loosed from the dream of life,I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose. - Randall Jarrell
Black Creek Burning: It was a polite, white lie, Brie whispered. I’ll have to remember you think that way, Nathan said. - R.T. Wolfe
Give me the Black Death over a Victorian prude any day. At least the dying screw like it's their last day on earth."Paradise Lot: GoneGodsWorld - Episode 1 - R. E. Vance
Black holes are the last vestige of civilizations obsessed with tinkering. - Kane Freeman
I will love you till the day each and every star of the universe collapses into itself. Until then i will love you with the intensity of a black hole. - Vanshika Dhyani
Darkness and light. Black and white. But which is death, and which is life? - Ramona Govender
PICKANINNY, n. The young of the _Procyanthropos_, or _Americanus dominans_. It is small, black and charged with political fatalities. - Ambrose Bierce
Nowadays, a simple faulty brake light traffic stop, can get a black person killed. It's better to fix the broken light bulb, then having to face and cooperate with a senseless police officer. - Anthony Liccione
...The fact that it's black transforms it. Has the same effect on women that black stockings have on men. - Daphne du Maurier
I, sole heir to the Munodi line and memory, am childless. A friend who knows such things has told me that this explains my compulsion to capture what I can with black ink on white paper." ("The Volatilized Ceiling of Baron Munodi") - Rikki Ducornet
My experiences remind me that it's those black clouds that make the blue skies even more beautiful. - Kelly Clarkson
‎"I was born in the US and l have lived in Mexico since 1946. I believe that all these states of being have influenced my work and made it what you see today. I am inspired by Black people and Mexican people, my two peoples. My art speaks for both my peoples" ~ Elizabeth Catlett - Melanie Anne Herzog
The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him. - Cicero
Familiar words for dead black boys portrayed as complicit in their own demise. Michael Donald's body had been hanged on a Mobile street, and the police were doing the same thing to his name. - Ravi Howard
In the future, as in the present, as in the past, black people will build many new worlds.This is true. I will make it so. And you will help me. - N.K. Jemisin
Is there a war on cops? Is there a war on the Black man? Who is going to call a cease fire? - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Dear Young Black Males, Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are. Always believe in yourself, even if nobody else does. Strive to be self-motivated! - Stephanie Lahart
We find it hard to apply the knowledge of ourselves to our judgment of others. The fact that we are never of one kind, that we never love without reservations and never hate with all our being cannot prevent us from seeing others as wholly black or white. - Eric Hoffer
I don't stand for black man's side, I don't stand for white man's side, I stand for God's side. - Bob Marley
In life, you learned that not all white people are racist, not all black folks are criminals, let's admit it and love one another.. - Werley Nortreus
I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black; it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect. - June Jordan
Color makes no difference; the peeps are gray, the seals are black, and the crabs yellow; but we don't care, and are all friends. It is very unkind to treat you so. - Louisa May Alcott
Ask yourself this question: Of this had been a white child found dead in a black neighborhood, would they be knocking on every door? 'Yes, sir.' Searching high and low? 'Yes, indeed.' It this had been a white child, would they paint him as a sinner and not a saint? 'Lord, no... - Ravi Howard
A heart? Peppone knows where one is to be met with. There is always someone in the black market in need of dying early. - Michelle Franklin
If you are still alive when you read this,close your eyes. I amunder their lids, growing black. - Bill Knott
If you want to wait till your black hairs turn grey and your teeth start pulling out before you become a leader, you are either too fast to prove your ignorance, or you are too late to know who you are made of. - Israelmore Ayivor
I write, as far as I can tell, because writing is a black sheep sibling of prayer, an urgent struggle against a bad connection, intent, hopeful, innocent, never quite good enough. - Kirk Wilson
White magic or black, it doesn’t make a difference. Natural and artificial? Obsolete distinctions - David Porush
People can have the Model T in any colour--so long as it's black. - Henry Ford
If we must encounter each other, let’s do it the old way—in the dark, by the fire, our breaths bated, the world a big black mystery beyond us. - Meghan Tifft
There's not a woman in the book, the plot hinges on unkindness to animals, and the black characters mostly drown by Chapter 29.
People missed things. People didn’t notice; people didn’t care. People’s own misperceptions made black into white, made grey into whatever they wanted it to be. - Judith Ivory
Clouds are like humans, some of them are black. - Miggy Villas
Whiteness is the color of death, you know, not black. Wetness is life, the breeder and shaper of life. In the beginning the sun was black. So all light was absorbed before it had a chance to return. And our dreams, then, were empty. - Jim Carroll
Black man cleans the streets but mustn't walk freely on the pavement; Black man must build houses for the white man but cannot live in them; Black man cooks the white man's food but eats what is left over. Don't listen to anyone bluff you and say Black and white are brothers. - Es’kia Mphahlele
Any colour - so long as it's black. - Henry Ford
Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form. - Toni Morrison
A star shoots bleeding across the skyline, a companion to the black wind. Silence comes sweeping across everything. - Joë Bousquet
There are two Newman's laws. The first one is "It is useless to put on your brakes when you're upside down." The second is "Just when things look darkest, they go black. - Paul Newman
One class. No masters. No slaves. No black. No white. No Jew. No Christian. One race-- The human race. - Edith Hahn Beer
Get black on white. - Guy de Maupassant
The wild is where you find it, not in some distant world relegated to a nostalgic past or an idealized future; its presence is not black or white, bad or good, corrupted or innocent... We are of that nature, not apart from it. We survive because of it, not instead of it. - Renee Askins
I'd rather be black than gay because when you're black you don't have to tell your mother.
Aubrey - "Apparently she wears a black leather catsuit and a golden mask."Irene - "Any details on the mask?"Aubrey - "I think people are usually too busy looking at the black leather catsuit. - Genevieve Cogman
The sun's gone dim, and the moon's gone black. For I loved him, and he didn't love back. - Dorothy Parker
I imagined the sound of whips on black backs and the roar of the overseer over the cry of mothers being separated from their babies. I pulled on all the strength I had not to shot out every valuable leaded pane of glass in that stinking house. - Linda Leigh Hargrove
Black Friday (AKA Zombie Apocalypse)Is an event of subset half-dead human like beings confronted with ravenous bloodthirsty monsters preparing to pummel down the doors mid-afternoon on Thanksgiving Day. - Sage R Fury
Black is bountiful. White is witful. Both are beautiful. - Indeewara Jayawardane
The black clouds and the white clouds,Black means rain White means no rainToday it was different,It rained despite of white clouds.And nobody got wet. - Bikash Chaurasiya
A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there. A theologian is the man who finds it. - H.L. Mencken
Life is not just black and white, there are a million shades in between. - Hanif Hassan Barbhuiya
Things are always darkest just before they go pitch black.
A suspicious mind always looks on the black side of things. - Publilius Syrus
I thank God today she found the courage in her heart to love me enough so that someday I could tell you that even a black ex-con from Angola that stabbed a man could maybe someday do some good in the world if he gets a chance. - Ron Hall
Life can be just black and white, but with imagination, life is a kaleidoscope of exhilarating colors and breathtaking adventures. - Wes Adamson
If you remove Al Sharpton’s blackness, he disappears. He’s transparent. There’s nothing there because he bases his whole life on his blackness. Me, I’m a black man; but my blackness has submission to my Christianity. - Ken Hutcherson
Love was that way. You could not render it in black or white. It always came down to the strange, blended shades of grey. - Jodi Picoult
We as a black culture have been through so much from slavery, lynching, dogs sicced on us,water hosed down, shot and killed in America. But we shall still overcome everything! - Alcurtis Turner
The black of the ocean waves was the color of the sorrow in my breast, a sorrow that was never far away and always visible. - Barbara T. Cerny
A war on cops? Then the question becomes who are they warring with? Because if you look at the prison system you can tell who the Prisoners of War are. The Black Man. Words are powerful and we must stop these divisive words that tare our country further apart instead of bringing us together. - Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.
Every book is its own black hole. Don’t fight the pull; find out where it takes you. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Putting labels on others creates a black hole of disregard where judgment thrives and schisms deepen. - David W. Earle
He says black, I say white and we do grey - Lazaro Hernandez
How do you paint a writer's block?Just fill it with fifty shades of black. - Ana Claudia Antunes
Natasha, in her lilac silk dress trimmed with black lace walked, as women can walk, with the more repose and stateliness the greater the pain and shame in her soul. - Leo Tolstoy
‎"But when I fell in love with black, it contained all color. It wasn’t a negation of color. It was an acceptance. Because black encompasses all colors. Black is the most aristocratic color of all.... You can be quiet and it contains the whole thing." Happy birthday to (1899-1988)! - Louise Nevelson
WHITE, adj. and n. Black. - Ambrose Bierce
Our bodies are made of supernova dust, the epitome of ultimate destruction and shatter. And though we are whole, beings with bodies and souls, with cosmos in our eyes and black heart holes, we love as fiercely as the force of creation. - Hubert Martin
Out of the new arrivals in our lives--the odd word stumbled upon in a difficult text, the handsome black stranger who bursts in one night through the cat door, the telephone call out of a friend's silence of years, the sudden greeting from the girl-child---we constantly make of ourselves our selves. - Nancy Mairs
Either you're going to shoot us or you're not. The ball always lands on red or black, never both. - V. Alexander
Are we not acceptable, moon? Are we not lovely sitting together here, I in my satin; he in black and white? - Virginia Woolf
A family without a black sheep is not a typical family. - Heinrich Böll
Any great truth can -- and eventually will -- be expressed as a cliche -- a cliche is a sure and certain way to dilute an idea. For instance, my grandmother used to say, 'The black cat is always the last one off the fence.' I have no idea what she meant, but at one time, it was undoubtedly true. - Solomon Short
Black is bountiful. White is witful. Together they are beautiful. - Indeewara Jayawardane
No, there is plenty wrong with Negroes. They have no society. They’re robots, automatons. No minds of their own. I hate to say that about us, but it’s the truth. They are a black body with a white brain. - Malcolm X
I was a black center in the middle of all the nature. I was nothing, but I could do anything. - James Franco
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