Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Colored Quotes from famous authors such as George Edward Woodberry, Lewis Tappan, Orlando Jones, Orison Swett Marden, Terry Teachout. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
If the aristocracy of the whole white race is so to melt in a world of the colored races of the Earth, I for one should only rejoice in such a divine triumph of the sacrificial idea in history; for it would mean the humanization of mankind.
The event of the landing of these brethren upon our shores is to be, not without its beneficial effect, as well to the colored population of this country, as it promises to be to ill-fated Africa.
My father marched in Selma. My father was there in Alabama. That’s where I was born. My birth certificate says ‘colored.’ It does not say I’m African-American or black. So for me, those are real realities that are not subject to opinion.
Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day.
What do you see when you look at a representational painting? Most of the time, the first thing I see is a flat piece of canvas covered with colored patterns.
My basics are black, white, or neutral, and I’ll wear a ton of jewelry or carry a brightly colored bag.
While it is desirable to build up the colored race, we must not sacrifice our best and purest white friends.
The American Catholic Church made statements on racism as far back as the 1940s and ’50s. ‘Colored’ Catholic girls could not live in the dorms at Catholic University – the bishops’ university – up into the 1940s.
During the canvass in the State of Mississippi, I traveled into different parts of that state, and this is the doctrine that I everywhere uttered: that while I was in favor of building up the colored race, I was not in favor of tearing down the white race.
I love colors, but I also love rich sounds. And I feel like when it comes to colored ukuleles, people assume they’re cheap or that they’ll have a tinny sound. And I feel like it would be really beautiful to have a rich color but also to have a rich sound.
Yes, sir, a patrol car came and took me down to a station where they were trying to develop films, but they hadn’t got the facilities to develop colored film.
I try not to wear foundation unless I have a giant pimple, which sometimes I do. For the red carpet, I may add a brighter colored lip and darker eyes. But my standard is blush and mascara.
It’s a waste of time to think that if you colored a painting red what might have happened if you painted it black.
Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church, I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville.
I got colored mechanics in the United States Navy Yard for the first time.
When I was born, my mother said all the nurses wanted to come see the colored baby.
There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about the colored women; and if colored men get their rights, and not colored women theirs, you see, the colored men will be masters over the women, and it will be just as bad as it was before.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that pirates did wear eye patches and have peg legs and have brightly colored beads. I never knew what the beads were for. They really were for frightening and terrifying their prey.
When you grow up in a family of languages, you develop a kind of casual fluency, so that languages, though differently colored, all seem transparent to experience.
Ninety percent of the time, you’re going to hear no. It took me seven years to make ‘Once Upon a Time… When We Were Colored.’ Nobody wanted to see the movie made. I got the movie made.
I don’t think baseball owes colored people anything. I don’t think colored people owe baseball anything, either.
I’ve colored my hair so many times, and nobody tells you the damage it’s going to do! I went blonde and lost all my baby hairs. I’m not coloring it anymore. Never again.
The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do. When you’ve got the respect of white and colored, you can ease a lot of things.
How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.
What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people? Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it.
Emancipation came to the colored race in America as a war measure. It was an act of military necessity. Manifestly it would have come without war, in the slower process of humanitarian reform and social enlightenment.
It’s true that I have never done something like ‘Yaar Dhokebaaz, Pyaar Dhokebaaz.’ I colored my hair golden-brown. I am bare-chested in the song and have my own style of dancing. I thoroughly enjoyed what I was doing.
The cat eye is one of my favorites to rock because you can do so much with it from a thicker, bold look to the thin, simple black line. I sometimes even step it up a notch by adding colored liner or glitter to keep it fun and unique!
White men have always controlled their wives’ wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages.
The people of the North owe to the colored race a deep obligation that is no easy matter to fulfill.
I was the first to wear colored skinny jeans.
I was constantly being sought after for money. And the vitriol that came my way from many who felt threatened by controversial aspects of ‘for colored girls’ was often frightening.
The people who typically tell the story of what’s going on in America are from the booming parts of America. The presentation of issues is colored by that.
I was down in Wilmington, Delaware, doing ‘The Desk Set’ with Shirley Booth. I was at the DuPont Hotel. I walked out, and there was this grill next door called the New England Grill. I loved seafood. They said very nicely, ‘We don’t serve colored people.’
I do work very hard. I have been very colored by that education. I spent six days a week, seven hours a day training. That will always be the foundation of my work.
Seeing lights being put up along the street and these colored lanterns called parols being put up at people’s houses makes Christmas in Philippines magical.
My concern is to keep religion and the state separated. I don’t think that religion and politics go together. When you see political decisions colored by religion, decisions that affect us all… I thought: ‘I do not want to go back to medieval times.’
I like to make colored xeroxes of things. I clip out pictures of Liza Minelli and her husband from magazines and I fax them to people anonymously.
Bermuda’s beaches are justly famed for their pink sands, colored by the pulverized shells of single-celled organisms called foraminifera. When occupied by bikini-clad sunbathers, the beaches, with Victorian primness, appear to be blushing.
The hopeless grief of those poor colored people affected me more than almost anything else.
I had braids before. They were real long, and they were black, but my mom made me cut them for the McDonald’s job. Then, when I got the job, everybody had long braids and colored hair.
The sea was our main entertainment. When company came, we set them before it on rugs, with thermoses and sandwiches and colored umbrellas, as if the water – blue, green, gray, navy or silver as it might be – were enough to watch.
I felt like calling attention to AIDS. I had the AIDS ribbon colored into my hair during the playoffs in ’95.
The colored man is in the South to stay there. He will not leave it voluntarily and he cannot be driven out. He had no voice in being carried into the South, but he will have a very loud voice in any attempt to put him out.
I credit my grandmother for my sense of style. She was known for wearing bright, outrageous things because it made people happy and she thought it made her more approachable. When you wear a brightly colored shirt or pants, it shows you don’t take yourself too seriously and it puts everyone around you at ease.
I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man’s political hopes and the ark of his safety.
We’re all colored, or you wouldn’t be able to see anyone.
My earliest memory is nursing and struggling to see the colored lights making up the map of the world, the famous backdrop for Larry King’s TV show. There’s an ‘I-want-to-do-all-things-at-once’ kind of theme to it.
I’m kind of a beach bum from Florida, and I have a very different style. I like tight-fitting, Euro-fitting clothes, colored pants.
My mother is a poet/novelist, and my father was a pianist and cook. Both artists who colored my personality and brain in ways I’m still discovering!
White diamonds can get boring, so I love a colored stone.
I’ve been wearing white since my college days. I like color, but if I wear colored clothes now, it would feel like I’m being false. And that’s the worst thing I could be.
I like playing. Guitar… on a loud rock stage… with colored lights. Everything sounds better with colored lights!
When I was young, I colored in the line drawings in vintage editions of the Oz books that had been handed down through generations in my family. This was a bad thing to do.
I was practically driven to Rome in order to obtain the opportunities for art culture and to find a social atmosphere where I was not constantly reminded of my color. The land of liberty had no room for a colored sculptor.
Want to know the best thing about being a professor? Colored chalk.
I believe if the white and colored people could get together and be let alone, they would understand each other and consequently love each other.
I don’t think of myself as being colored but of being Australian.
A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
The hate directed against the colored people here in St. Louis has always given me a sad feeling because when I was a little girl I remember the horror of the East St. Louis race riot.
Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and others who raced to the microphones at the slightest hint of Obama overstepping the lines were damn quiet as Trump wildly colored outside the lines of any rational version of executive power.
Family holidays and weekends are really brightly colored memories, full of my mother and father, rather than our nannies and au pairs.
Everything I do in my political life is colored by my military service. It was the defining moment in my life and helped me develop the leadership skills that I still utilize.
My copy of ‘Night’ is dog-eared. The pages are filled with plastic colored ‘flags’ that are blue, green, purple, and yellow. Vocabulary is in the margins; phrases and sentences are underlined, some with pencil, and some with pen. Many words are circled.
And also the new excitement and variety of ways that the abstract expressionists were applying paint. You could put it on as though it were colored air and it would be painting.
I wear a lot of black, and it’s not because I’m depressed or anything. I like black jeans – they’re pretty much the only colored jeans I wear. James Jeans have the most comfortable fabric. I’d say in general, I dress pretty comfortably.
I grew up in a predominantly Caucasian community, and most of my friends had blonde hair and blue eyes. So I was always straightening my hair, wearing colored contacts, and I never tanned, if I could help it.
I was a magazine illustrator for many years before I became an actor, and I used to think, ‘Oh, God, all those wasted years!’ But now I think it’s just been one big enterprise of illustrating. I used to do it with colored pencils, and now I do it with this voice and this set of limbs.
Jordans? No. I thought mohawks, leather jackets, studs, piercings, colored hair, leopard print, platforms, all the bondage wear, I thought that was the coolest thing.
I always wear colored prescription contacts for my looks.
You can write about other people and their ideas and life without having lived it, but even your perception of that is going to be colored by what you know and what you experience. And this is undeniable.
I remember going with my parents to weddings where the women would arrive covered in black veils, but underneath, they’d be wearing the most exquisite brightly colored Dolce & Gabbana suits. They were like peacocks showing off their tails.
When I went to Harvard Law School, my first year, I didn’t want people to know I started my education in a colored school. I didn’t want them to know I was the great-grandson of enslaved people. I thought it might diminish me.
In age of consumerism and materialism, I traffic in blue sky and colored air.
In the wild, an enoki mushroom is often squat-looking and its stem is rarely more than twice as long as the cap is wide. When they are grown by farmers and hobbyists, however, their stems elongate, the caps are smaller, and a forest of golden colored needle-like mushrooms shoot up all at once.
We’ve had a great change. Dr King saw to that. I was so grateful to see the ‘colored only’ signs come off the water fountains and bathrooms in the south. But the struggle lives on.
Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.
My first play, ‘The Colored Museum,’ was done in ’86 at the Public Theater.
Getting away from a white or light colored tuxedo shirt is always a little dangerous. Certain staples shouldn’t be mixed with. Light pink or blue is not bad, but again, you’re just breaking from a classic.
Back in the day, prior to rock and roll, music halls, concert venues were segregated if they allowed black people in at all. You know, there were ropes that went around the sitting sections with signs hanging that would say, ‘Sitting for white patrons only,’ or ‘Colored sitting only.’
There are a great many colored people who are ashamed of the cake-walk, but I think they ought to be proud of it.
I have never been able to discover anything disgraceful in being a colored man. But I have often found it inconvenient – in America.
No one has been barred on account of his race from fighting or dying for America, there are no white or colored signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.
The hate directed against the colored people here in St. Louis has always given me a sad feeling… How can you expect the world to believe in you and respect your preaching of democracy when you yourself treat your colored brothers as you do?
I remember when we were called ‘colored,’ and Dr. King would always tell young people not to get upset at what people called you. He said if it is not the name your mother gave you, then smile, keep walking, and that’s exactly what we did.
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with this idea of opening a restaurant back in Indiana on a little pond. The guests would order their dinner and then take a little boat out with a colored flag on the front of it. When the matching color of the flag on their boat went up on a flag pole, their dinner was ready!
The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I’m doin’ now, man, for more years than I know. I got it from them.
I use Redken color on my hair and use mild shampoos that don’t strip your hair of color. If I need to, I’ll use a good colored mousse in between.