Violet has the shortest wavelength of the spectrum. Behind it, the invisible ultraviolet. Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. Poor violet, violated for a rhyme.
Derek Jarmen, English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author, 1942–1994
Roses are Red, Violets are Blue. Poor violet, violated for a rhyme. - Derek Jarmen #color #quotes
The range in brightness from the purple glow [of the sunset] to the dark sky above is too great for most films, and naturally it is beyond the range of printed pictures
James Elkins, American art professor and author, b. 1955
Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
Regina Brett, journalist and author, b. 1956
I like to write with a lot of emotion and a lot of power. Sometimes I overdo it; sometimes my prose is a little bit too purple, and I know that.
H. G. Bissinger, American pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author, b. 1954
Don’t order any black things. Rejoice in his memory; and be radiant: leave grief to the children. Wear violet and purple. Be patient with the poor people who will snivel: they don’t know; and they think they will live for ever, which makes death a division instead of a bond.
George Bernard Shaw, Irish born playwright who lived most of his life in London, England, 1856-1950
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
Alice Walker, American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist, b. 1944
I still have a lot of the stories I wrote in high school. Hand wrote... a number of them are in purple ink, rendering them illegible, a fact we should probably be forever thankful for.
Shiloh Walker, American author
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