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Quotations about the Color Pink

Welcome to my page of quotations about pink — the color of cherry blossoms, carnations, cotton candy, strawberry ice cream, nail polish, blushing cheeks!  —ღ Terri

I love pink... the colour of hope. ~Robert Lynd, "In Defence of Pink," 1937

Pink is a magical color. ~Constance Fuller McIntyre, "The Philosophy of Dress," 1905

And then, I am the color pink. If hot red is for anger and rage, then pink is the color of a soft burning — hot enough to light up the dark corners of sadness and grief, but cool enough to be tender, innocent, open. ~Ibi Zoboi, American Street, 2017

There is no colour in nature to surpass it. ~Robert Lynd, "In Defence of Pink," 1937

Pink is a powerful color. ~William Ralston Balch, 1883

Everything should be available in the color pink, including monster trucks. ~Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year, 2015

Pink says it with a passion. ~Anthony T. Hincks, An Author of Life, 2018

Pink activates endorphins and energizes my creativity. It is a colour of femininity and fierceness. ~Janna Cachola, 2013

Happiness doesn't always come in pink. Learn to appreciate the rainbow. ~Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year, 2015

Pink — it was love at first sight...
Pink — it's like red but not quite...
~Richie Supa, Glen Ballard, & Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), "Pink," 1996  ♫

Pink, a whisper of beauty... ~Terri Guillemets, "Listen to the colors," 2007

Pink is not just a color. It's an attitude. ~Miley Cyrus, 2009

Pink is a seashell,
Pink is a rose,
Pink is a puppy’s
Tongue and nose.
Pink are my cheeks
And my bunny’s ears;
Pink is the sky
When sunrise nears...
~Jean B. McKinney, 1968

Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose
From out night's gray and cloudy sheath;
Softly and still it grows and grows,
Petal by petal, leaf by leaf...
~Susan Coolidge, "The Morning Comes Before The Sun"

In the years in which I used often to be still awake at dawn, what an entrancing spectacle were the pink clouds in the eastern sky! ~Robert Lynd, "In Defence of Pink," 1937

Dawn spreads her wispy pink angel wings over the morning. ~Terri Guillemets

Suddenly the ballerina appears. She is all allurement, rose glow, cream and pink. ~Louis Weinberg, "Color in the Theatre," 1918

Magenta is the contralto and baritone scale of the music of color... ~F. Schuyler Mathews, "Comparative Colors and their Relation to Flowers," 1894

blush, medium rose, rosy red
deep pink, maroon pink, crimson pink
wild pink, blooming pink, silvery pink
salmon pink, pearl pink, purplish pink
white and pink blotched, swirled pink
bright glowing pink with a shade of coppery yellow
red pink with a suspicious yellow inclination
pink bizarre, pink enchantress, psyche
afterglow, harmony, grace, pandora
~T.H. Cook, James Douglas, & J.F. McLeod, Carnations & Pinks, 1911, and F. Schuyler Mathews, et al., speakers at the Society of American Florists conventions, 1891–1894  [pink flower color names and types of flowers; a poetic mash-up compiled and delicately tweaked by yours truly —tg]

Pink seems to me the essentially false and negative colour; because it is the dilution of something that is rich and glowing.... pink suggests nothing but the horrible and blasphemous idea of wine with too much water in it.... the fading of the fire; pink is mere anæmia in the blood of the universe. ~G. K. Chesterton, "About Shirts," As I Was Saying, 1936

As a lover of pink, I cannot let this pass without a protest. Pink is a colour that mankind, or the English-speaking part of it, instinctively choose as the symbol of perfection. We speak not only of 'the pink of perfection,' but of 'the pink of fashion,' or 'the pink of elegance.' Many a soldier, writing from the Front, kept up the spirits of wife and children by signing his letter: 'Yours in the pink.' ~Robert Lynd, "In Defence of Pink," 1937  [written in response to G. K. Chesterton's 1936 "About Shirts" —tg]

And how could any one fail to reverence the colour in a world in which year after year spring announces her arrival in the pink of the almond blossom, and summer her arrival in the pink of the wild rose. ~Robert Lynd, "In Defence of Pink," 1937

Spring is so damn pink!
O yes, it's vibrantly green
and greenly vibrant too—
reds burst, oranges blaze
yellows beam like the sun
violet dazzles vivid delight
blue paints the entire sky—
but the thing that thrills
my soul the most is that
Spring is so damn pink!
~Terri Guillemets, "Spring is so —," 2008

I can honestly say that, in my opinion, the best thing that could happen to the world would be that it should become pinker and pinker. ~Robert Lynd, "In Defence of Pink," 1937

Pink is the name often given to the colour rose-pink, a light, gentle, slightly bluish variety of the reds, because of its being the usual colour of the flower of the same name. ~The National Encyclopædia, 1884  [Pinks are Dianthus — carnations, sweet william, etc. –tg]

Pink... is the loveliest colour of the carnation... ~Robert Lynd, "In Defence of Pink," 1937

Pink is a double-edged sword. While red is raucous and racy, and white is prim and pure, pink cuts both ways. ~Kelly Grovier, "The shady past of the colour pink,", 2018

I certainly prefer people whose sins are pink to those whose sins are scarlet. There is too much red in the world. ~Robert Lynd, "In Defence of Pink," 1937

The rose colours of madder have justly been considered as supplying a desideratum, and as the most valuable acquisition of the palette in modern times, since perfectly permanent transparent reds and rose colours were previously unknown to the art of painting. These pigments are of hues from warm or cool, from pure pink to the deepest rose colour. ~George Field, Chromatography, 1835

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