100+ Best Yellow Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational yellow quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Yellow Quotes

My fondest hope is that ‘Roots’ may start black, white, brown, red, yellow people digging back for their own roots. Man, that would make me feel 90 feet tall. — Alex Haley

There is no blue without yellow and without orange. — Vincent Van Gogh

About fifteen miles above New Orleans the river goes very slowly. It has broadened out there until it is almost a sea and the water is yellow with the mud of half a continent. Where the sun strikes it, it is golden. — Frank Yerby

I’ve always enjoyed doing dishes. Maybe it was the fashionable yellow gloves that I loved so much. It’s weird, I know, but I find cleaning cathartic. — Rachel Nichols

In my fairly disorganized life, yellow stickies are too easily lost, and as for software, I try to avoid using my computer as much more than a typewriter and a post office. I rely on my lifelong habit of daydreaming to spin my stories. — Julia Glass

I dropped about 20 pounds in the blink of an eye. And then when you see it in the mirror, when all of a sudden you pull your eyes down, and the bottom of your eyes go yellow and jaundice sets in – then you know something’s wrong. — Patrick Swayze

Remove all the traffic lights, yellow lines, one-way systems and road markings, and let blissful anarchy prevail. I imagine it would produce a kind of harmony. — Sadie Jones

Because we always have to wear a uniform to compete, my teammates and I look the exact same. My belt is the only accessory that I get to choose. I usually wear a yellow cloth belt with cherries or a leather belt with a beautiful tree buckle that I got at a thrift store. — Hannah Kearney

I was planning to go into law or politics. I was well known for my public speaking. I went to an all-girl boarding school with uniforms. It was very posh for someone like me who came from a world where my parents showed beagles and sold dog products out of a yellow caravan. — Rebel Wilson

I worked for a newspaper in Europe for, I lived in Europe for about seven years, so I worked in this sort of a yellow journalism kind of a thing, it was like a scandal sheet. — Kurt Loder

I am Charles Mingus. Half-black man. Yellow man. Half-yellow. Not even yellow, nor white enough to pass for nothing but black and not too light enough to be called white. — Charles Mingus

I like it, but it’s yellow, and I’m like, I didn’t want yellow for my engagement ring. — Paris Hilton

The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick. — L. Frank Baum

Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts – it’s a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour. — John Motson

Certainly I feel like I’m the tip of the arrow at times because certainly the national media wants to talk about the fact that I’m a black Republican and some people think of that as zany that a black person would be a conservative but to me what is zany is any person black, white, red, brown or yellow not being a conservative. — Tim Scott

In setting goals and executing a strategy, Wanda is sophisticated. We have good systems and departments. If targets are not reached, a yellow light goes off. — Wang Jianlin

We’ve also found wilt in yellow beans, black beans and Great Northerns. — Howard Schwartz

Yellow perch are extremely valuable to Ohio sport fishermen. It is essential that we are able to accurately measure both sport and commercial harvests. These changes in the commercial rules are a step toward improving our confidence in the numbers of fish actually harvested. — Roger Knight

Part of our tradition as black women is that we are universalists. Black children, yellow children, red children, brown children, that is the black woman’s normal, day-to-day relationship. In my family alone, we are about four different colors. — Alice Walker

The idea of Curious Yellow, of surrender to a higher cause, seems to appeal to a certain small subset of humanity. These people manipulate the worm, customizing its payload to establish quisling dictatorships in its shadow, and the horrors these gauleiters invent in its service are far worse than the crude but direct tactics the original worm used. — Charles Stross

I was for years in the yellow period, you know. — Josef Albers

I’m not one of those people who wakes up and thinks, ‘Bring on the day!’ I have to have about 7 pints of coffee before I’m even remotely awake. But I love the golden hour in the evening, as hokey as that sounds. Just as the sun is about to set and you get those lovely shadows and everything looks gold and yellow. — Stacy London

There must be other races out there, watching our tiny yellow sun glimmering in their unknown field of the sky. Do they desire us as we desire them? — Alice Hastings Bradley

I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. he told me to wear a brown tie. — Rodney Dangerfield

We all know that yellow journalism didn’t just happen a week ago or a month ago, that yellow journalism has probably been with us as long as journalism has been with us. — Errol Morris

But I knew – in the old days, if a song was a good song, I don’t care if it was ‘Yellow Submarine’ or, you know, or ‘The Times They Are a-Changin’ or ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, you knew it, you know? You heard that song, and you were talking about it, and you knew it. — Don McLean

Humor has historically been tied to the mores of the day. The Yellow Kid was predicated on what people thought was funny about the immigrant Irish. When you’re different in a society, you’re funny. — Will Eisner

Toad talked big about all he was going to do in the days to come, while stars grew fuller and larger all around them, and a yellow moon, appearing suddenly and silently from nowhere in particular, came to keep them company and listen to their talk. — Kenneth Grahame

Drive through a yellow light, and you may be ticketed thanks to a camera tied onto a pole. Everybody’s watching everything. And then sending it out to the world via email. — Bill O’Reilly

The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks. — Randall Jarrell

Winning at Monaco feels unbelievable, because it’s such a special race and it’s also my home race. My first memories were of watching Ayrton Senna here with his yellow helmet, and one day dreaming to win the Monaco GP. — Nico Rosberg

Basically there is no difference between whites and blacks, browns and yellows. I decided to think no more of people as Northerners and Southerners. — Ethel Waters

I keep a hotel room in my town, although I have a large house. And I go there at about 5:30 in the morning, and I start working. And I don’t allow anybody to come in that room. I work on yellow pads and with ballpoint pens. I keep a Bible, a thesaurus, a dictionary, and a bottle of sherry. I stay there until midday. — Maya Angelou

We would load up the yellow Cutlass Supreme station wagon and pick blackberries during blackberry season or spring onions during spring onion season. For us, food was part of the fabric of our day. — Mario Batali

In third grade, I played basketball with the boys every day at lunch. I had braces that were yellow and purple, and I wore full Laker uniforms to school. — Gigi Hadid

Well, my favorite color I guess I would say yellow. — Fran Drescher

When I was a kid, I loved a heavy metal band called Motley Crue. I was thirteen when they came to my city, and I called every hotel in the Yellow Pages asking for a room by the name of their manager in hopes of meeting the band. After two or three hours of calling hotels, I got through, and the manager’s brother answered the phone. — Steve-O

‘One Yellow Daffodil’ is both a look to the past and to the future and expresses my belief in the great spirit and strength of our children. — David A. Adler

Be these people either Conservatives or Socialists, Yellows or Reds, the most important thing is – and that is the point I want to stress – that all of them are right in the plain and moral sense of the word. — Karel Capek

We’re all Africans, everyone – black, white, yellow. — Nas

At first, my bedroom had flowers and yellow walls and huge furniture in plastic that was orange and green – and furry green bed cover and everything. Then, I think the day I turned 13, I painted the walls black and put Kurt Cobain on the wall and just changed everything into a dark theme. — Tove Lo

The middle of the road is for yellow lines and dead armadillos. — Jim Hightower

I still remember, as a kid, tying a yellow ribbon around a tree in front of my house during the 444 days that Iran held 52 Americans hostage. Iran is not a place we should be doing business with. — Scott Walker

I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love. — Conor Oberst

I have pets, but they’re the really ordinary sort – yellow Labrador, tabby cat, white rabbit, a few goldfish – that kind of stuff. Nothing very… extravagant or unusual or exotic, but I find, in terms of inspiration, Mother Nature is just it. — Graeme Base

In ‘Futurama,’ the skin color is no longer yellow. They have actually evolved to cartoon skin tone. But they still have four fingers. — Matt Groening

When we sit down to draw or paint the sun’s rays, we generally use yellow because in the morning and the evening with the blue light scattered away so strongly you’re left with a little bit of red and it comes out yellowish. — Bill Nye

Today, in 2011, if you go and buy a color laser printer from any major laser printer manufacturer and print a page, that page will end up having slight yellow dots printed on every single page in a pattern which makes the page unique to you and to your printer. This is happening to us today. And nobody seems to be making a fuss about it. — Mikko Hypponen

That’s what he was saying, the civil rights movement – judge me for my character, not how black my skin is, not how yellow my skin is, how short I am, how tall or fat or thin; It’s by my character. — Pam Grier

Some people dye their hair yellow or put rings in their noses — Bertie Ahern

The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down. — Helen Hunt Jackson

I made a circle with a smile for a mouth on yellow paper, because it was sunshiny and bright. — Harvey Ball

We are living in such a troubled world that fashion seems completely irrelevant. Yet…it’s a very, very mysterious thing. Why all of a sudden do people like yellow? Why all of a sudden do people wear combat boots? — Diane von Furstenberg

Although they might not admit it, I think girls are very aware of the impact that they’re having. But they never feel it themselves, and it’s impossible to explain. It’s like trying to tell a blind person what yellow is. — Alex Kapranos

Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats. — J. B. Priestley

There is no question that Australia’s most dramatic assault on the world market has been with its value wines. These are generally not from specific appellations but blends made by huge enterprises like Penfolds, Rosemount or Casella Estate – the group behind Yellow Tail. — Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Not since the steam engine has any invention disrupted business models like the Internet. Whole industries including music distribution, yellow-pages directories, landline telephones, and fax machines have been radically reordered by the digital revolution. — John Sununu

I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it. — Grace Jones

Red, electric blue – the only color I don’t wear is green, which I still don’t wear. I wear certain color greens, but I have such yellow skin so I always like to wear bold colors. — Jackee Harry

Legitimate revolution must be led by, made by those who have been most oppressed: black, brown, yellow, red, and white women-with men relating to that the best they can. — Robin Morgan

I understood that ‘The Yellow Birds’ would be a peculiar representation of the experience of being at war. I intended it to be so. — Kevin Powers

Once I even took the train to Utrecht, forty miles from Amsterdam, with my yellow star, this star which I still have. Why did I go? I just wanted to visit some friends. I was a little bit crazy, a little bit insane. — Abraham Pais

I write in longhand on yellow legal pads. — Beverly Cleary

I’ve been to the Titanic in a yellow submarine and the North Pole in a Russian nuclear ice breaker. — Buzz Aldrin

Now, I do come from a part of the country where the people say that the only thing in the middle of the road is a yellow line or roadkill. — Blanche Lincoln

Yelp has been in this business since it really became something worth thinking about in 2004, when the transition started happening from the world of the Yellow Pages to the world of searching online for local information. — Jeremy Stoppelman

When an accident or a crime happens, there’s a period of time before the yellow tape goes up, before the official response becomes formalized. That allows the nightcrawlers to get very close. — Dan Gilroy

Tom’s great yellow bronze mask all draped upon an iron framework. An inhibited, nerve-drawn; dropped face — as if hung on a scaffold of heavy private brooding; and thought. — Virginia Woolf

When I think of flavours, I think colour, so lemon should be yellow and orange is orange. — Dylan Lauren

You’ve always got to have the right blend of colour. You’d be silly to match a yellow t-shirt with a light green pair of trousers, you know? You can wear different colours at the same time, and as long as they blend with each other then it works. That’s what I like. — Olly Murs

Recently a study proved that working from a larger, less cluttered computer screen increases concentration. I could have told them that. And yes, I write first drafts with a mechanical pencil and a yellow legal pad. There’s good reason for this primitive behavior: I am a crackerjack typist. My hand moves far more quickly than my brain. — Stacy Schiff

I saw someone the other day with yellow on their eyelids, and it looked so fresh. But I thought if I did that I’d look like a clown. So I went and I bought some yellow eye shadow from M.A.C. and I noticed that when you mix it with water it works better. So I tried it, and I looked like Big Bird. I will never do that again. — Kelly Rowland

Film has far more color shades. It’s called ‘bit depth’ in digital terms. And most bit depth in digital is about twelve, but film bit depth can be twenty to thirty. And so you just have more shades of yellow and red and oranges and everything. — Greg MacGillivray

I’d rather drive the yellow brick road, you wouldn’t happen to know of a rental car place around. — Ryan Stiles

Key West is the place where your sickly house plant back in New York grows to 10 ft. It’s also the place where an 8-ft. cactus, the century plant, produces a huge yellow flower every great once in a while, like a robot proffering a bouquet. After the plant flowers, it dies. — Edmund White

I have an African gray parrot; her name is Eli. We thought she was a boy. And a blue-streaked lory named Marco. He’s 10. And a yellow and green parakeet, Petey. He’s very cute, but he’s getting old. — Roz Chast

Somebody who has been in a very bad wreck is going to be very conscientious about not speeding through a yellow light… You just learn so many good lessons when you go through a failed marriage. — Amy Grant

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. How many hours are in a mile? Is yellow square or round? Probably half the questions we ask – half our great theological and metaphysical problems – are like that. — C. S. Lewis

The best meal I’ve had was in Tavarua, an island in Fiji. It was just before sunset. A bunch of guys had just caught all this yellow fin tuna; they literally brought this huge wooden table down to the sand, pulled the tuna from the boat, dropped it on top of the table, pulled the skin off and sliced the tuna up. — Rob Machado

I have these new policies toward my life, like ‘I will not accelerate when I see the yellow light.’ — Elizabeth Gilbert

I like to carry a concealer palette that has a green, a yellow, and a tan color. I like to carry the green one because when I have a pimple, it’s good to use that to contrast the red. Then you put the yellow over it, and it helps it disappear. — Francia Raisa

I love to shop. Clothes, electronics, and I love jewelry, especially yellow gold. — Apolo Ohno

Planning a wedding is hell. Things are said. Doors are slammed. Quarrels about the most inconsequential things–yellow tablecloths or white? hors d’oeuvres set out on tables or passed around on trays?–are often pitched at such a level that it seems the combatants may never recover from them. Much of the anxiety, of course, is tribal. It is wrenching to have to open the sacred circle to admit an outsider. — Caitlin Flanagan

Tennis players need to be very focused and very intense, and I can show tennis players are not just hitting the little yellow ball and moving in between the white lines. I’m always trying to show my personality outside of the court. — Tomas Berdych

Without my Johnson trademark mop of yellow hair, I think I would be nothing. — Rachel Johnson

What ye have been ye still shall be, When we are dust the dust among, O yellow flowers! — Austin Dobson

I said, ‘Ooh, Dad, I want the yellow ones.’ He said, ‘Where?’ I said, ‘Right there, Dad. I want the yellow ones.’ Everybody goes, ‘Those are green’. That’s how I knew I was colorblind. — Michael Rosenbaum

I think that one of the nice things about the Yellow Submarine movie is that it seems to be perennial. People enjoy watching from each generation. And it was like the Beatles themselves. You know the Beatles seem to find new audience each time another generation comes along. — George Martin

I slice up a ton of cucumbers, celery, carrots and red and yellow peppers. Keep them in your fridge so you always have something handy to curb your snack attack. — Summer Sanders

Chadron had a water tower, grain elevators, a tanning salon, a video rental store, a small liberal arts college, a Hardee’s, a stoplight, and a curling yellow sign in the pet store window that read, ‘Hamsters and Tarantulas Featured Today.’ — Poe Ballantine

As long as sixty years ago, when I first started to read newspapers, I read of floods on the Yellow River and the Yangtze. Who rushed in with men and money to help? The Americans did. — Gordon Sinclair

The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with bass notes or dark lake with treble… — Wassily Kandinsky

I write on big yellow legal pads – ideas in outline form when I’m doing stand-up and stuff. It’s vivid that way. I can’t type it into an iPad – I think that would put a filter into the process. — Robin Williams

To allow injustice and inequality invites a Ferguson to your community. We must stand together, black, white, brown, red, and yellow and fight for justice and equality for all. It’s the only way to avoid more Fergusons. — Jesse Jackson

I’m born and raised in the Northeast. My parents are Irish immigrants. So our tendency is to shy away from the big yellow ball that comes up in the sky every once in a while. — Denis Leary

This is a great time for the ‘guerilla marketer.’ The days when you used to have to buy expensive TV time and a yellow page ad to get started are gone. — Dave Ramsey

While writing ‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ I enjoyed playing with minor things: inventing a train station in a town that has none, placing towns closer to each other than they are, changing the chronology of conquered cities. Yet I did not play with the central events of that time. — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

In 1990, my wife and I were married in her village in southwestern Uganda. The festivities went on for three days, and all the while a couple of dozen gray-crowned cranes, with regal bonnets of sun-shot yellow feathers, were pecking and padding around in the adjacent savanna. — Alex Shoumatoff

I got this tiger head ring that’s similar to a Cartier ring. I had my jeweler Sean from Detroit make it similar to the Cartier ring, but gold and diamonded-out. That’s my Detroit tiger. It’s made with two different golds – the bottom is yellow and the top is gold. — Big Sean

How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown, yellow, red and white. — Afrika Bambaataa

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