78+ Best White Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational white quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous White Quotes

A man’s reputation has been very aptly compared to a sheet of white paper; if it be once blotted, it can hardly ever be made to look as white as before. — Richard De Bury

For me, Africa is a land of light and contrast. Black and white is the best way to express the solitary emotion and vitality of wildlife. — Laurent Baheux

There are only two forces at work in this world- black and white. Only people are grey. — Chris Heimerdinger

To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.― Andri Cauldwell

The white man knows how to make everything, but he does not know how to distribute it. — Sitting Bull

Perhaps I am old-fashioned, but black and white films still hold an affectionate place in my heart; they have an incomparable mystique and mood.― Ginger Rogers

This world is white no longer, and it will never be white again. — James A. Baldwin

Lawyers are men who will swear black is white–if they are paid for it. — Edward Counsel

Mortals. Everything is so black and white to you.― Kami Garcia

To see things in black and white is to see the basics. — Eleanor Perenyi

When we don’t have information, we go to the simplest outlook, to black and white. But then we have to lie to ourselves. Black is never as black as you’re painting it and white is never as white. — Patricia Sun

I don’t know why we work, my husband and I. We just do. We are black and white – yin and yang.― Heidi Klum

The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery. — Frederick Douglass

The natural response of the old-timers is to build a strong moral wall against the outside. This is where the world starts to be painted in black and white, saints inside, and sinners outside the wall.― Mary Douglas

Diversity doesn’t mean black and white only.― Henry Louis Gates

When it is not on the side of civil rights, then the law is not right, it is white. — Langston Hughes

Beauty is not just a white girl. It’s so many different flavors and shades. — Queen Latifah

Since I am from Spain, once the morning has gone, I like to take a nap while falling asleep to black and white movies. It feels less lonely. There is a comfort in hearing their voices, like when you’re a child and your mother tells you a story before bedtime.― Jordi Molla

Morality is a code of black and white. When and if men attempt a compromise, it is obvious which side will necessarily lose and which will necessarily profit. — Ayn Rand

In the end, the only heritage we have is our planet, and I have decided to go to the most pristine places on the planet and photograph them in the most honest way I know, with my point of view, and of course it is in black and white, because it is the only thing I know how to do. — Sebastio Salgado

When we’re unemployed, we’re called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it’s called a depression. — Jesse Jackson

Books bring alluring colors to our mundane black and white world.― Caleb Reese

Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.― Louis Aragon

My philosophy, like color television, is all there in black and white― Monty Python

I believe I live in a black and white. I think things are like either black or white. I don’t really believe that much in the gray. I think that there’s gray for a lot of people, but I don’t live in the gray. I realize whatever action I have or take, it’s going to have a consequence – either good or bad. So I live my life in a way where I don’t have bad consequences. I just notice there’s a lot people around me just live in the gray. I don’t know, for me, I’m just really straightforward. — Venus Williams

You cannot make a revolution in white gloves. — Vladimir Lenin

White lies always introduce others of a darker complexion. — William S. Paley

When I look into the crowd, I see young and old, black and white – it’s amazing that I’m able to connect with so many different kinds of people.― Patti LaBelle

What the human eye sees is an illusion of what is real. The black and white image transforms illusions into another reality. — Ruth Bernhard

I call white the most powerful non-color; it’s clean, optimistic, powerful. — Jason Wu

Black and white is mix of toughest simplicity and easiest complexity. — Vikram

We’re so quick to go to make things black and white, and to put things in their box. But everything is this mixture – and that’s what this world is – is this blend of different things.― Matisyahu

Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white… to highlight that contrast.― Leonard Nimoy

People don’t change. There are two kinds of people in the world: winners and losers. Black and white. I don’t know where gray fits in, or if you can even live in that shade. — Julie Anne Peters

Relations between black and white would be greatly improved if we were more accepting of our fears and our feelings and more vocal about it.― Sarah Silverman

It is not that Shakespeare’s art is in technicolor and fancy, and that real life is black and white and tedious. The life that Shakespeare was living was the only life he had, and he had to use it to create what he was doing.― Stephen Greenblatt

Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white – dramatic. You have to be strong. — Catherine Zeta-Jones

Life isn’t black and white. It’s a million gray areas, don’t you find?― Ridley Scott

Why black and white? Because color can be too demanding. — Diane Keaton

I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

So remember when you tell those little white lies that the night has a thousand eyes. — Bobby Vee

In movies we tend make things black and white: you’re either this, or you’re that.― Bill Skarsgard

Celluloid will be the next decade’s black and white.― Danny Boyle

The world of superheroes is black and white. — Donna Langley

One puts on black robes to scare the hell out of white people, while the other puts on white robes to scare the hell out of blacks. — Mo Udall

A lucky man is rarer than a white crow. — Juvenal

Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see it’s not an issue of black and white, it’s an issue of Lovers and Haters. — Eden Ahbez

In tragedy, it’s hard to find a good resolution; it’s not black and white: it’s a big fog of gray.― Paul Dano

I believe that the essence of photography is black and white. Color is but a deviance. — Sarah Moon

There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man’s notion that he is less savage than the other savages. — Mark Twain

White privilege is the other side of racism. — Paula Rothenberg

The world doesn’t see a lot of gray. The world sees black and white, and then it understands. — George C. Wolfe

When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!― Ted Grant

Just as white light consists of colored rays, so reverence for life contains all the components of ethics: love, kindliness, sympathy, empathy, peacefulness and power to forgive. — Albert Schweitzer

The way I was brought up by my parents and guided through my football life by the influences of various managers means that in some ways I am black and white.― Stuart Pearce

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind. — Austin O’Malley

When you have something in black and white, you can deal with it quicker. — Nicki Lauda

I don’t see the world completely in black and white. Sometimes I do. — Benicio Del Toro

It’s good to play something that’s black and white, and a guy that sees right and wrong. I’ve never played a character like that.― David Lyons

White. A blank page or canvas. So many possibilities. — Stephen Sondheim

It’s not hard to get your way when it’s your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they’re not around. I don’t really like the sound of that, ’cause that sounds like a temper tantrum. I’m just very black and white when it comes to my business. There’s really no gray area.― Nicki Minaj

White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white. — G. K. Chesterton

Black-and-white gives you that sort of parallel world. Also, it’s very close to the condition of dreaming, to the unconscious. — John Boorman

If I could have had my own way, I would have confined myself to black and white. — Edgar Degas

I work in colour sometimes, but I guess the images I most connect to, historically speaking, are in black and white. I see more in black and white – I like the abstraction of it.― Mary Ellen Mark

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself. — Lao Tzu

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

When you’re the victim of the behavior, it’s black and white; when you’re the perpetrator, there are a million shades of gray.― Laura Schlessinger

The white light streams down to be broken up by those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow. Take your own color in the pattern and be just that. — Charles R. Brown

It’s about you. If you win, it’s you; if you lose, it’s you. Black and white. Nowhere to hide.― Greg Rusedski

Colour is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive. — Eliott Erwitt

Everything is very black and white for me. I don’t really like playing mind games. — Zayn Malik

You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy. — Joan Baez

Things are not quite so simple always as black and white.― Doris Lessing

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart. — Honore de Balzac

I think it’s because it was an emotional story, and emotions come through much stronger in black and white. Colour is distracting in a way, it pleases the eye but it doesn’t necessarily reach the heart.― Kim Hunter

In the beginning it was all black and white.― Maureen O’Hara

Life is in color, but black and white is more realistic. — Samuel Fuller

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