Top 892 Blue Quotes

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“When you look at the light bulb above you, you remember Thomas Alva Edison. When the telephone bell rings, you remember Alexander Graham Bell. Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize. When you see the blue sky, you think of Sir C.V. Raman.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“I’d like to be a geneticist to be honest, but there are limits to what I can do now. For my dream to come true I’d have to be 20 years old again, heading off to a blue chip university.”

― Adam Faith

“In this watering-place I acted an heroic character, badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage, I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.”

― Adelbert von Chamisso

“It’s not written in the Constitution or anything else…. Congress, just out of the clear blue sky, said the airwaves belong to the people, which means, in essence, that it belongs to Congress.”

― Adrian Cronauer

“I speak with a Northern Irish accent with a tinge of New York. My wife has a bit of a Boston accent; my oldest daughter talks with a Denver accent, and my youngest has a true blue Aussie accent. It’s complicated.”

― Adrian McKinty

“Everyone always asks, ‘Did you ever rebel? Did you dye your hair blue? Did you wear black nail polish?’ I mean, of course, there have been episodes when you wear weird-colored lipstick… But generally, I think I was pretty much the way I am now.”

― Aerin Lauder

“Everybody needs to show respect to each others’ ways and the cultural life that you get on this planet. Don’t get caught up on ‘I’m brown, black, white, red, blue, whatever.’ You gotta ask, what were you called before 1492? All these names we’re using now are just an illusion made to keep us fighting each other.”

― Afrika Bambaataa

“I have a lovely light blue Kate Spade wallet. It has pockets for many credit cards, business cards, health insurance cards, and a Burke Williams card for when I want to go to the spa!”

― Aja Naomi King

“Typically in science, individual scientists make up their minds about scientific fact or theory one at a time. We don’t take votes. We just don’t vote on quantum mechanics, the theory of relativity, why the sky is blue, or anything else.”

― Alan Stern

“Carl Sagan’s ‘Pale Blue Dot’ is where I got the title ‘Momentary Masters.’”

― Albert Hammond, Jr.

“Everybody has their own taste, and I allow for that, but personally, I don’t like a striped tie on a striped shirt. I don’t like brown shoes with a blue suit. Cordovan maybe, but not brown.”

― Alec Baldwin

“Whenever I go back home, I make sure I can attend a Blue Jackets game.”

― Alexa Bliss

“The beauty of Maine is such that you can’t really see it clearly while you live there. But now that I’ve moved away, with each return it all becomes almost hallucinatory: the dark blue water, the rocky coast with occasional flashes of white sand, the jasper stone beaches along the coast, the pine and fir forests somehow vivid in their stillness.”

― Alexander Chee

“I have been skiing since I was in school, but I’m not great. I am never going to break an Olympic record, I just want to go down the hills, on red or blue runs, but not… black.”

― Alexander McQueen

“I have never really had a goal to be a true blue movie star, unlike a lot of my colleagues.”

― Ali Fazal

“They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I’m interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women’s stories are all kind of combined.”

― Alice Hoffman

“One night, I lay awake for hours, just terrified. When the dawn finally came up – the comfortable blue sky, the familiar world returning – I could think of no other way to express my relief than through poetry. I made a decision there and then that it was what I wanted to do. Every time I pulled a wishbone, it was what I asked for.”

― Alice Oswald

“George Benson’s ‘This Masquerade’ is my favorite version of Leon Russell’s blue gem.”

― Alice Ripley

“Mozart would play a counterpart with his left hand while using his right to mock it. It was blue, dark, shadowy – and it made me feel something. That’s when I realized music was inside me.”

― Alicia Keys

“When I was a young child, professional aspiration was synonymous to me with the clatter of my mother’s high-heeled boots as she went off to teach each 1970s weekday morning, carrying her graded blue books under her arm.”

― Alissa Quart

“I don’t think the philosophy really changes between men and women. I think golf courses need to become more distance-friendly overall. I think golf courses almost need to develop a more generic set of tees instead of calling them black, blue, red or whatever.”

― Amy Alcott

“I remember when we had to pick our major freshman year, I chose comparative religion. It came to me out of the blue. I am amazed at how interested I still am in those ideas, especially the way spirituality is expressed in the world and in art.”

― Amy Brenneman

“I understand now why Hillary Clinton always wore navy blue pantsuits. Remember, for four years? If you have one or two themes, then you have the same shoes, the same bag. Otherwise, it’s a nightmare.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“The 2008 presidential election was a triumph of hope and unity over fear and divisiveness. Barack Obama’s election reshapes America’s political landscape and wipes away the false geography of ‘red states’ and ‘blue states.’”

― Amy Klobuchar

“I’m usually woken by a vibration on my up-band. It’s the gradual vibration for about ten seconds, and then the chimes of my blue light. It’s just a way to wake gently. It all gently puts me into awake-mode. I play music off of my Sonos playlist. ‘The Rachmaninoff Concerto 3 in D-minor’, 1st movement.”

― Amy Tan

“I used to have this Mercedes, a dark blue 450SLC, which was the most beautiful car. I’d like to have another unusual, beautiful car.”

― Andrew Davies

“I consider a perfect hot dog on the street to be as valid a food experience as dinner at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“When I go into a steakhouse and order a steak, I’ll order the cut of my choice, and I’ll order it black and blue. And I’ll ask them to bring it with my first course, and I’ll just let it sit there.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I want to die with my blue jeans on.”

― Andy Warhol

“There are so many cruel decisions parents have to make when their child dies. The funeral director requested a sheet for the coffin, and I sent the cozy flannel one, pale blue with happy snowmen, that had just been put away with the winter linens.”

― Ann Hood

“Dead bodies do get a grayish blue/purple hue because blood pools in the capillaries and the body starts to decompose. It’s not smurf blue, but it’s not a pleasant shade.”

― Ann Hood

“A few small changes in your DNA can turn your eyes blue, make you lactose intolerant or put some curl in your hair.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“I sleep till one, and I’m always surprised when someone in blue rinse on a talk show says, ‘You’re a genius, Mr. Newley, you do so many things.’ Tony Newley never realized his potential, did the things he should have done.”

― Anthony Newley

“Blue cheese and dates are really good if you wrap it in prosciutto. Roast it at about 400 degrees. I love having it with Fullman’s mustard.”

― Antoni Porowski

“Blue is the color of peace. Water is blue. I like the color blue because it just puts me at peace. The patriotic symbol is blue. I just like blue.”

― Antonio Brown

“We must make sure that when someone sees the Blue Flag, she or he can say, ‘I am protected.’”

― Antonio Guterres

“Drag is about whatever persona you put on to do a particular task. I could pick up trash in the morning and throw on my navy blue jumpsuit, and that would be that gig!”

― Aquaria

“To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold – brothers who know now they are truly brothers.”

― Archibald MacLeish

“I am focusing more on overseas gigs, as my international fans do not get a chance to be a part of my live concerts, as they visit India once in a blue moon.”

― Armaan Malik

“I’ve always loved aggressive, hard, noisy, yet melodic bands, and at the same time I’ve always loved ‘Blue’ by Joni Mitchell.”

― Art Alexakis

“I go to the Natural History Museum and look at the cage of stuffed starlings there. But my favourite thing is the big blue whale. The scale of it is unbelievable, and makes you feel how insignificant you are as a human being.”

― Arthur Darvill

“Just recently I was in Target with my mom shopping, and out of the blue, I see this father and his two daughters and he says, ‘Can they get a picture with you?’ And I’m thinking to myself, ‘Am I the one millionth customer or something?’”

― Atticus Shaffer

“Blues is a tonic for whatever ails you. I could play the blues and then not be blue anymore.”

― B. B. King

“I have blue eyes, and before I knew anything about fashion – I’m talking about the second grade – I learned I would get a compliment if I wore a blue shirt.”

― B. J. Novak

“I like jeans, but I think in 100 years it’s going to be crazy when we look back at the fact that everyone, every day for about 60 years straight, wore stiff blue pants as their default. Why?”

― B. J. Novak

“As I prepare for my second term as Secretary-General, I am thinking hard about how we can meet the expectations of the millions of people who see the U.N.’s blue flag as a banner of hope. We have to continue our life-saving work in peacekeeping, human rights, development and humanitarian relief.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Our work for human dignity is often lonely, and almost always an uphill climb. At times, our efforts are misunderstood, and we are mistaken for the enemy. There has been a clear erosion of respect for U.N. blue and our impartiality.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“I always say my music is like dark blue or black, like a punch to your gut that feels really good.”

― Banks

“We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don’t like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.”

― Barack Obama

“The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you’re not going to change each other’s minds. It’s a waste of your time and my time.”

― Barbara Bush

“That’s the really neat thing about Dan Quayle, as you must have realized from the first moment you looked into those lovely blue eyes: impeachment insurance.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“I was trained in classical piano, but it kind of dawned on me that classical pianists compete for six job openings a year, and the rest of us get to play ‘Blue Moon’ in a hotel lobby.”

― Barbara Kingsolver

“I’m a wonderful editor. That’s what I do best. I know exactly what I want. If I have to decide whether to wear the red dress or the blue dress or what should I have said, I am constantly changing my mind.”

― Barbara Walters

“Not everyone relates to being a blond girl with blue eyes and is proportioned so she could barely walk if she was a real person.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“I got sent to a health camp when I was about 6 years old, and we all had to wear the same starchy blue uniform. The lady who took care of me after school knit me a burgundy sweater. It was the only thing that gave me any individuality.”

― Barbra Streisand

“I was standing on the deck of the USS Blue, a destroyer. We were all alone out there at this buoy, tied up.”

― Barney Ross

“To write a love song that might be able to make it on the radio, that is something that is terrifying to me. But I can definitely write a song about that chair over there. That I can do, but to sit and write a pop song out of the clear blue sky, that is very difficult and I admire the people that can do it.”

― Barry Manilow

“I was pleasantly disappointed on entering Bohemia. Instead of a dull, uninteresting country, as I expected, it is a land full of the most lovely scenery. There is every thing which can gratify the eye – high blue mountains, valleys of the sweetest pastoral look and romantic old ruins.”

― Bayard Taylor

“The blue gear with the red dinosaur is special to me because that’s the first gear I wore in NXT.”

― Bayley

“Sydney in general is eclectic. You can be on that brilliant blue ocean walk in the morning and then within 20 minutes you can be in a completely vast suburban sprawl or an Italian or Asian suburb, and it’s that mix of people, it’s that melting pot of people that give it its vital personality.”

― Baz Luhrmann

“I often think to myself, at the end of an interesting life it’s maybe not such a bad thing to spend your last days with your friends sitting by the blue, blue ocean reliving the story of your life while sitting in the dangerous sun.”

― Baz Luhrmann

“A quintessential experience is to raft the Rio Grande through the Blue Mountains, stopping off at waterfalls and having picnics of barbecued fish.”

― Ben Elliot

“I was really into punk. I was 11 years old; I had a blue mohican.”

― Ben Lovett

“The Left despises Texas, with its stellar record of job growth; Texas, with its strong support for traditional marriage and the sanctity of life; Texas, the root of the conservative tree. Should the Left succeed in its attempt to turn Texas purple, America could turn permanently blue.”

― Ben Shapiro

“I drove a blue and yellow Super Shuttle van for two 10-hour shifts on the weekend after a week at ACT of 10 A.M.-10 P.M. I wasn’t surviving too much.”

― Benjamin Bratt

“The least punk thing I ever did was open a money market account. Blue chip stocks. Mutual funds. They’re a very safe and dependable way to grow your money long-term.”

― Benji Madden

“When we were babies, mum had to dress one of us in one colour, like blue and green, and she’d put a little mark on our hand or toe… she definitely had to sort us out.”

― Benji Madden

“When I hit my 20s, I struggled to make it. I got married at 19, and my daughter, Je’Niece, was born a year later. I worked blue collar jobs during the day and comedy clubs at night, and I was earning about $25 a year doing stand-up.”

― Bernie Mac

“Motown was about music for all people – white and black, blue and green, cops and the robbers. I was reluctant to have our music alienate anyone.”

― Berry Gordy

“I try to study the background of the country I am in and what were my hits there, so I can at least give them some of what they want. It’s like a wedding – give them something old, something new, something borrowed and definitely something blue!”

― Betty Wright

“I’m a blue collar guy.”

― Bill Engvall

“If you watch the ‘Blue Collar Tour,’ I was probably the least redneck of everybody.”

― Bill Engvall

“When ‘Blue Collar TV’ was on the ‘WB,’ we were their second-highest rated show, but they didn’t know what to do with us. They had ‘Reba,’ which was number one, and we were number two, and they didn’t want to be known as the hayseed network, so they kind of dropped us, even though we were pulling great numbers.”

― Bill Engvall

“Little Richard was it for me, man. Later, it was Ray Charles and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, B.B. King.”

― Bill Medley

“Everyone, red state, blue state, everyone supports space exploration.”

― Bill Nye

“America’s veterans and troops serving abroad today fought hard to preserve our red, white and blue, from the Revolutionary War to today’s Global War Against Terrorism, and Congress’ action today is appropriate for one of our most sacred symbols.”

― Bill Shuster

“When you get real stage fright, it comes like a sledgehammer out of the blue in the middle of something that you know you’ve done too many times before, and there’s no rhyme or reason for it. It’s something quite different from being nervous. It’s almost paralysing.”

― Billie Whitelaw

“Yes, sir. I’m a real Southern boy. I got a red neck, white socks, and Blue Ribbon beer.”

― Billy Carter

“I’ve not been an admirer of contemporary music since punk rock went off the boil in 1977, but once a year I’ll listen to ‘Spiral Scratch’ by the Buzzcocks, or ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’ by the Swinging Blue Jeans. Otherwise, I can put up with Chopin or shakuhachi flute in the background.”

― Billy Childish

“The whole world loves American movies, blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll. It is probably a better way to get to know our country than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.”

― Billy Joel

“When I act, I feel like I am a color in someone else’s painting – I can be the best blue that there is, but I’m still only part of their entire picture – but, with music, when I am performing with Reserved For Rondee, I am the painter, you know?”

― Billy Magnussen

“My first instrument was a little blue ukele.”

― Billy Ocean

“I used to look so immature, like a young man without self-confidence. There was one particular light blue, shiny cape outfit I wore that still makes me cringe.”

― Bjorn Ulvaeus

“I’ve only had one platinum album, and it’s ‘Red River Blue’.”

― Blake Shelton

“My husband was very special and very funny and outspoken, and he would have a black and blue every so often because under the table, I’d say, ‘Don’t say that!’”

― Blythe Danner

“It’s always an uphill battle. You know, I’m a Republican in Maryland. This is the bluest of the blue.”

― Bob Ehrlich

“If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.”

― Bob Marley

“I have heard from many readers since ‘The Girl in the Blue Beret’ came out. The story of my airline pilot, former B-17 bomber pilot Marshall Stone, on his search to find the people who helped him during World War II has struck a chord.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“I do remember when I was little – I had to have been no more than 6 – I redid my room. I talked my mom into taking me to a store, and I got, like, all coordinating blue, green, and yellow colors, and the theme was dinosaurs.”

― Bobby Berk

“When I saw John Turturro in ‘Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,’ I realized that was the kind of actor I wanted to be.”

― Bobby Cannavale

“I was a schooled musician. When I made ‘Blue Velvet’, I told everyone what to do. I was an arranger. I learned music in school I told the band to play this. I told the guitar to do that.”

― Bobby Vinton

“Exterior shots showing blue skies add a levity and brightness to each show.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“Fifty years ago, it was the dream of every bohemian artist to be seen getting out of a limousine wearing blue jeans and sneakers. Today, it’s the dream of probably half the people in the country.”

― Brad Holland

“All the other kids in ninth grade were drawing hot rods and cocker spaniels and getting blue ribbons in art class. I was getting rejection slips from the ‘Saturday Evening Post.’”

― Brad Holland

“From the political angle, I’m trying to be apolitical if you will. I mean people say, ‘Are you a red state or blue state?’, I say, ‘I’m purple.’ I think there are great ideas on both sides of the aisle and neither side has cornered the market.”

― Brad Thor

“I will try to cram these paragraphs full of facts and give them a weight and shape no greater than that of a cloud of blue butterflies.”

― Brendan Gill

“Believe it or not, the sky is blue here in Glasgow. I absolutely love it here.”

― Brendan Rodgers

“I learned to play drums to the ‘Blue Album.’”

― Brendon Urie

“When I got the ‘Blue Album,’ I was 11 years old, 10 years old, and then I convinced my parents to go and get my first drum kit, which was, like, 600 bucks.”

― Brendon Urie

“I wouldn’t call myself a synaesthete in the sense that Nabokov was. But I’ll talk about a sound as being cold blue or dark brown. For descriptive purposes, yes, I often see colors when I’m listening to music and think, ‘Oh, there’s not enough sort of yellowy stuff in here, or not enough white.’”

― Brian Eno

“It is hard to play Blue Suede Shoes. I know everyone has heard it 10 million times, and that makes it even harder to play it, but there’s a very laid back tempo on that. I was surprised at how slow it really was.”

― Brian Setzer

“Most whale photos you see show whales in this beautiful blue water – it’s almost like space.”

― Brian Skerry

“I swam with my first shark in the 1980s. I was 20 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, working with a group of marine scientists. Late in the day, a 5-foot long blue shark swam into our chum slick. For the next hour, I marveled at the animal’s stunning indigo color and the elegant way she moved effortlessly through the sea.”

― Brian Skerry

“I decided that in Wakanda, the royal family would have extremely dark complexions, like so black they’re blue. My attitude was, because the royal family is dark, the darker you are, the more you’re considered royal.”

― Brian Stelfreeze

“Gershwin inspired me very much. The concept of ‘That Lucky Old Sun’ was inspired by ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ – not influenced, but inspired.”

― Brian Wilson

“I’m into a lot of different types of music – pretty much everything from blue grass to jazz to dub step to metal to indie experimental and progressive.”

― Britne Oldford

“One of my earliest memories is seeing the bright blue, Epic 45 of Jackie Wilson singing ‘Higher and Higher,’ and I’d say, ‘That one!’ and my parents would play it every Sunday afternoon and we’d all get up and leap around the house.”

― Bronagh Gallagher

“My ‘something borrowed’ was a stunning pair of vintage diamond drop earrings from my friend Afshin at Estate Diamond Jewelry in N.Y.C. My ‘something blue’ was my tanzanite right hand ring that I bought for myself in Tanzania after climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“Competition like that seen between Blue Origin and SpaceX is key to rapid progress in space.”

― Bruce Pittman

“Blue Origin’s successful capsule escape demonstration represents a material step toward a fully re-usable sub-orbital vehicle.”

― Bruce Pittman

“We endorse Blue Origin and Jeff Bezos’ vision of ‘millions of people living and working in space’ – this is the heart and soul of the NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement.”

― Bruce Pittman

“The initial plan for Rooster Teeth is really different from the initial plan for the group, because we started as a group that was making one show: ‘Red vs. Blue.’”

― Burnie Burns

“Usually, YouTube channels are named after the person that you see on camera… or in the case of ours, it could have been the show, but we didn’t even name the company ‘Red vs. Blue.’ We named it something else to give people the idea that we were going to be doing more than that.”

― Burnie Burns

“’Red vs Blue’ as a show has evolved dramatically. It looks an entirely different show to what we started with, but the format of the show has changed so much over the years, too.”

― Burnie Burns

“Virgin Galactic, which will be operating SpaceShipTwo, will be only one of several spacelines. The competitors for Virgin include the Russians, Bezos’s Blue Origin, and possibly Rocketplane Kistler. And likely a couple of others who are smart enough not to tell people what they are doing!”

― Burt Rutan

“A voyage to Europe in the summer of 1921 gave me the first opportunity of observing the wonderful blue opalescence of the Mediterranean Sea. It seemed not unlikely that the phenomenon owed its origin to the scattering of sunlight by the molecules of the water.”

― C. V. Raman

“The fundamental importance of the subject of molecular diffraction came first to be recognized through the theoretical work of the late Lord Rayleigh on the blue light of the sky, which he showed to be the result of the scattering of sunlight by the gases of the atmosphere.”

― C. V. Raman

“I’m quite British; I’ve got big, flat feet, and I can’t wear heels. I’ve got very, very pale Celtic skin, so my legs are always a frightening blue color. So when you take out clothes that reveal your legs, shoes that have any kind of heel, no shop will actually take my money.”

― Caitlin Moran

“I’ll never forget during the ‘Descendants’ parade at Disneyland when I waved at a girl with bright blue hair and witnessed her dream being realized and the involuntary tears that followed.”

― Cameron Boyce

“We certainly grew up and had opportunities. But it’s not like our parents are aristocratic blue bloods.”

― Cameron Winklevoss

“When you have Candidate A saying the sky is blue, and Candidate B saying it’s a cloudy day, I look outside and I see, well, it’s a cloudy day. I should be able to tell my viewers, ‘Candidate A is wrong, Candidate B is right,’ and not have to say, ‘Well, you decide.’ Then it would be like I’m an idiot.”

― Campbell Brown

“There are designers who say, ‘Oh! I see wallpaper and blue carpet.’ I usually start by knocking down walls. ‘You thought you just needed some new drapes? Well, guess what: That wall’s gotta go.’”

― Candice Olson

“I’m a mac and cheese freak. Homemade or from the blue box, I’m not picky!”

― Candy Crowley

“I think my message goes out to the entire spectrum of political parties. I’m supported by the Tea Party, the Conservative Party and the Republican Party. I come from a Democratic world. My world is moderate Democrats, Reagan-type Democrats if you want, the blues or whatever you call them, the Blue Dogs. That’s been my world, historically.”

― Carl Paladino

“I come from a democratic world. My world is moderate Democrats, Reagan-type Democrats if you want, the blues or whatever you call them, the Blue Dogs. That’s been my world, historically.”

― Carl Paladino

“Several groups have information evaluating seafood sustainability. I wrote the first such guide, and seafood pocket-guides and detailed evaluations of different seafoods are available for download from the group I founded, Blue Ocean Institute.”

― Carl Safina

“Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky – or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.”

― Carl Sandburg

“In ’57, I got a job at the Blue Angel nightclub, and a gentleman named Ken Welch wrote all my material for me. I lived at a place called the Rehearsal Club that was actually the basis for a play called Stage Door.”

― Carol Burnett

“’Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On’ was my anthem as a child. It was about me. I was Baby.”

― Carrie Underwood

“Robin McKinley’s ‘The Blue Sword’ was a defining book of my teen years, and I’d love to have more books like that in the world.”

― Carrie Vaughn

“When you’re stretching yourself, as a role like ‘Blue Jasmine’ did for me, you risk falling flat on your face.”

― Cate Blanchett

“For ‘Blue Jasmine,’ I made a decision not to wear any make up in the last shot of the film, as I felt like she had such a mask on – I thought it would be a good idea to leave her with nothing and become completely transparent.”

― Cate Blanchett

“A lot of things have changed since the days of Flickr. Facebook has concentrated the sociality of the Internet within its blue borders, like a Walmart siphoning off the mom-and-pop shops that formerly comprised the Internet’s gathering places. Communication, in the age of mobile dominance, has become, of necessity, shorter and snack-sized.”

― Caterina Fake

“’Blue Nights’ is a story of loss: simple, wrenching, inconsolable loss.”

― Cathleen Schine

“I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have created a stage set I like, I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn’t like blue.”

― Cecil Beaton

“I’m not a fashion person. I basically like to wear navy blue, and I don’t need a lot of extras.”

― Cecile Richards

“Bugsy Siegel. The mobster with the beautiful blue eyes.”

― Cesar Romero

“I don’t even know why, but I’ve just always done it – I don’t walk on handicapped parking spaces. I don’t like to step on the blue lines. I always step over them. I don’t know what the deal is. I don’t know if it’s a fear of injury, or a disrespectful thing, or if I just don’t want to think about something like that happening.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“My sister, who is a wonderful and beautiful actress now, when she was 11 or 12, she would go out and take pictures of the punk parties in the desert. She used to have blue hair, and she got kicked out of Las Vegas Day School for having blue hair.”

― Charles Bock

“If you’re a real person, I don’t care if you blue – I’m going to be your friend. Everybody’s tired of all of the hatred and animosity. I just want to live.”

― Charles Bradley

“Only peril can bring the French together. One can’t impose unity out of the blue on a country that has 265 different kinds of cheese.”

― Charles de Gaulle

“My mother was a stout woman with a man’s name – Billie. She was plain-faced with honest eyes – no black grease by the lash line, no blue powder on the lids, eyebrows not plucked up high and thin.”

― Charles M. Blow

“In the early 1970s, phone phreaks manipulated the long-distance system using blue boxes that they built from sketchy photocopied schematics that were often riddled with errors. Not many had the skill to do this. Phreaking was restricted to a select few.”

― Charles Platt

“Humans will always babble. If someone wants to tweet that they can’t decide whether to wear blue socks or brown socks, then fair enough. But when sharing becomes automated, I get the heebie-jeebies.”

― Charlie Brooker

“Calling Batman ‘the Dark Knight’ is like calling Papa Smurf ‘the Blue Patriarch’:you’re not fooling anyone.”

― Charlie Brooker

“I’m completely gobsmacked by the ‘Rookie Blue’ fans.”

― Charlotte Sullivan

“There was a point – when I was a kid – where I said I wanted to be like Luke Skywalker, with blond hair and blue eyes. My mom right there told me to never be ashamed of who I am.”

― Chaske Spencer

“I performed after 9/11 for relief workers down by Ground Zero. There were these men just coming back, and they were voraciously hungry. They were heroes, pulling rubble, and I was a new comic trying to go blue just so I could get some laughs.”

― Chelsea Peretti

“I ski every three years or so. I don’t have the ingrained confidence that others do, but I’ll happily toddle about a green or blue run.”

― Cherie Lunghi

“Apart from using it to spread the word about my translation company Blue Elephant and to talk to fans, I find social media an extremely powerful forum for charity.”

― Chinmayi

“I started a company in 2005 for language services called Blue Elephant. We handle translation and interpretation services in over 120 languages.”

― Chinmayi

“The truth is, I have an excellent team, a staff that handles Blue Elephant, my translation company, perfectly. It is like a well-oiled machine.”

― Chinmayi

“I wore my first pair of Louboutins during this press tour. It was absolutely amazing, they weren’t heels, they were little shoes, but they were velvet and they were blue.”

― Chloe Grace Moretz

“I get the Swansea-Cardiff thing: I was a Swansea player; I loved playing against Cardiff. But when I played for Wales and played with Jason Perry or Nathan Blake, I never saw them as blue and white and me as black and white.”

― Chris Coleman

“At home in Victoria, we have three dogs, Tosh and Lucy, they’re half Blue Heelers, and then there’s Torrin a little Maltese terrier. She gets more attention in the house than anyone else! Yes, I miss them a lot.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“The record companies didn’t want ‘Stony Road,’ and it ended up being a gold album. They didn’t want ‘Blue Guitars,’ and we did 165,000 books.”

― Chris Rea

“I don’t drink coffee. Weird, I know. But I try to stay away from caffeine. That said, we are investors in Blue Bottle, which is delicious!”

― Chris Sacca

“We had no idea what we were in for when we started Blue Sky. We just had an idea of what we wanted to do. When we got to a point where it seemed impossible, we just kept doing it. After 18 years, we have a lot of it done.”

― Chris Wedge

“I lost my father four years ago to what was the culmination of a manic episode that seemingly, to my family, came completely out of the blue after 59 years on this earth with no issues that we knew about, at least – sort of a normal run-of-the-mill guy who did his job and came home and had a family.”

― Chris Wood

“I can promote until I am blue in the face, but ultimately nobody knows what makes a hit.”

― Christian Slater

“Usually I get recognized for The Blue Lagoon or Dallas.”

― Christopher Atkins

“George H. W. Bush may be a World War II hero and New England Yankee blue blood, but he has the tear ducts of a Sicilian grandmother.”

― Christopher Buckley

“When the going gets tough in Washington, presidents appoint ‘blue ribbon’ commissions.”

― Christopher Buckley

“I did so many interviews and auditions for films, and it was just zilch. Nothing I did impressed anybody! I could just feel it. It was always, ‘Okay, thank you, Mr. Lloyd.’ Then, out of the blue, ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ came to cast. A casting director who sent me up for different things over the years sent me up for that, and it just clicked.”

― Christopher Lloyd

“The Weezer ‘Blue’ Album is a classic. I think My Morning Jacket’s ‘Circuital’ is a great album to have. Any Led Zeppelin album. Pink Floyd ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ or ‘Animals.’ I always catch myself at concerts being like, ‘Oh, I just stared at the drummer for 15 straight minutes.’ I study them.”

― Christopher Mintz-Plasse

“I do love horror movies, but I’m not the kind of guy who would dress up as a ghoul for Halloween. I might go as a member of the Blue Man Group.”

― Christopher Mintz-Plasse

“If you want to be a professional writer then you need to write consistently. Inspiration strikes about once every blue moon which, for me, is once every two and a half to three months, which is when I’ll get really and truly inspired about something.”

― Christopher Paolini

“I wanted to play blues. But I wasn’t blue enough. I wasn’t like Muddy Waters, people who really had it hard. In our house, we had food on the table. We were doing well compared to many. So I concentrated on this fun and frolic, these novelties.”

― Chuck Berry

“My live show experience has not been good. It’s just because I haven’t had a band or anything. I played a show in Santa Ana that I’m just not proud of at all. It came out of the blue, and I kind of freaked out and took the opportunity because it was the biggest thing I’ve ever been offered.”

― Clairo

“The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“Politicians talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“In Jiu-Jitsu, every instinct you have wants to do everything but relax or breathe when someone’s attacking you, and learning that takes a long time. I think that’s why a lot of people stop at blue belt because it’s really hard to do. It’s hard to take that next step. It took me a long time.”

― Clark Gregg

“Try to forget what objects you have before you – a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think, ‘Here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow,’ and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives you your own impression of the scene before you.”

― Claude Monet

“I will do water – beautiful, blue water.”

― Claude Monet

“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.”

― Clemantine Wamariya

“My dad’s family was from Tennessee. I grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia, where we lived at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As a kid, I was totally into Southern rock. Lynyrd Skynyrd. ZZ Top. It was so part of who I was.”

― Connie Britton

“When we distributed the paper and crayons, they were fighting over the blue crayon. Everyone wanted to start with the blue, and that was the water. One drawing shows the trees under water. I was really moved.”

― Connie Sellecca

“I try not to match too much. You know, if there’s a blue coat and a blue shirt and a blue tie, I try to stay away from that. I’d rather have a blue coat and a yellow shirt and a pink tie. I don’t like to look too matching. You know those mismatched socks kids wear? That’s my idea of a good suit.”

― Craig Sager

“Even with seemingly simple things like eye color, you can’t tell from my genetic code whether I have blue eyes or not. So it’s naive to think that complex human behaviors, like risk-seeking, are driven by changes in one or two genes.”

― Craig Venter

“People need to be made conscious of a very simple reality: we have no choice but to share this planet, this small blue sphere floating in the vast reaches of space, with all of our fellow ‘passengers.’”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“It’s something that’s always been there for me, that I have huge blue eyes – it’s been something that people have always talked about.”

― Dakota Fanning

“My mom bought me a white Strat, but that wasn’t what I wanted, so I went to a guitar store in Cleveland and – the guy told me it was a really good deal – made an even swap for a blue Teisco Del Ray. I loved that guitar and used it a bunch.”

― Dan Auerbach

“I was a big ‘Blue Valentine’ fan. I really loved that movie. And I thought the performances were just unbelievably real, which is certainly what I always strive for in my work.”

― Dane DeHaan

“US presidents can make all the commitments and declarations they want until they are blue in the face, in the Muslim world they will always be perceived as partisan.”

― Daniel Barenboim

“It was a gradual process, realising I was different. I remember at primary school getting a worksheet with sums printed on it. I thought that they must have run out of the right colour inks and sizes for the numbers, because they were all the same, which isn’t how I experienced numbers at all. To me, nine is big and blue.”

― Daniel Tammet

“My history has been to grow the roots as deeply as you can before going on to the next thing. That’s why it took 10 years to go from Union Square Cafe to Gramercy Tavern, and another 10 years to go from Blue Smoke’s first location to its second, and five to go from Shake Shack 1 to Shake Shack 2.”

― Danny Meyer

“My favorite NBA team are the houston rockets and favorite college team are the duke blue devils.”

― Dante Hall

“I sing ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky.’ It’s a country song. It’s one of my favorites to sing.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“I think, for a long time, people thought I was a figment of Phil Spector’s imagination because they knew The Crystals, they knew The Ronettes, they knew Bob B. Sox and the Blue Jeans, but had never had met Darlene Love.”

― Darlene Love

“We can bring this country together. But we must realize that our heroes in blue are part of the solution and not the problem.”

― Darryl Glenn

“I just finished a film with Michael Radford called Dancing at the Blue Iguana.”

― Daryl Hannah

“Lucasfilm called me out of the blue, and I almost hung up because I thought it was a practical joke. This was right before ‘Revenge Of The Sith’ came out. Here you are, a big ‘Star Wars’ fan, talking about ‘Star Wars’ all the time, and you have your master replica lightsaber, and then you get a call from Lucasfilm for a job?”

― Dave Filoni

“I would like to make something very clear: Blue Lives Matter!”

― David A. Clarke, Jr.

“I did a lot of blue collar work. I also worked as a temp. I did, you know, light construction and cleaning. I did clerical temping. I also fix cars and motorcycles and electronics.”

― David Autor

“Good things are associated with blue, like clear days, more than singing the blues. Just the word ‘blue’ in the singular is full of optimism and positive connotation to most people.”

― David Carson

“Some people hate lime-green; red has all this emotional baggage. Blue seems to be overall one of the more positive colors, and a little more serious than yellow.”

― David Carson

“I used to play too with a boy who played a saxophone. We didn’t play no blues, we’d play a lot of love songs – ‘Stardust’, ‘Blue Moon’, ‘Out Cold Again’, ‘Sophisticated Lady’, ‘Stars Fell On Alabama’, a lot of different stuff.”

― David Edwards

“If you look at ‘Gnomeo & Juliet,’ the movie’s message essentially says it doesn’t matter if you’re a ‘red’ or a ‘blue’: at the end of the day, parents should love their children and want what’s best for them.”

― David Furnish

“If you don’t work near a water cooler and hanker for the company of fellow natural history enthusiasts, ‘The Blue Planet II Podcast’ has Emily Knight and Becky Ripley enthusing infectiously about and delving deeper into the most recent episode.”

― David Hepworth

“I believe it is conceded that, notwithstanding the fabled blue laws of New England, a man may, without impropriety, kiss his wife on Sunday and possibly, if he have a chance, some other sweet-faced woman.”

― David Josiah Brewer

“My first project was to build an ionization gauge control circuit for Professor Edgar Everhart’s Cockcroft-Walton accelerator. In those days, vacuum tubes were the active components in electronic circuits. I can still recall the warm orange glow of the vacuum tube filaments and the cool blue glow of the thyratron tubes.”

― David Lee

“Stoicism is of no use to me whatsoever. What I’m a big believer in is talking about everything until you’re blue in the face.”

― David Shields

“A little dark chocolate in small amounts often helps lift me out of those blue moments. When I walk into my favorite store on Union Street in San Francisco that sells high-quality chocolates from around the world, I feel like, well, a kid in a candy store.”

― Dean Ornish

“I shot ‘Blue Valentine’ on 16mm for the past, and for the present on the Red Camera. I feel that both formats are valid. The stories should dictate the format we shoot on. Filmmakers should have a choice.”

― Derek Cianfrance

“Oh, 1994, April 27. There won’t be a day like that ever again. I mean, the sky was blue, with a blueness that had never been there before.”

― Desmond Tutu

“I come from a blue collar background.”

― Devin Townsend

“The highs were high, the awe, I’m not a religious person, but I’ll tell you, to be in the azure blue of the Gulf Stream as if, as you’re breathing, you’re looking down miles and miles and miles, to feel the majesty of this blue planet we live on, it’s awe-inspiring.”

― Diana Nyad

“I really want to do something that is very, very deep within realism, like a ‘Winter’s Bone,’ or a ‘Blue Valentine.’”

― Diana Silvers

“Blue jeans are the most beautiful things since the gondola.”

― Diana Vreeland

“Pink is the navy blue of India.”

― Diana Vreeland

“Fashion is mysterious, as a rule. Why are blue jeans a classic? You just hit on something that happens to be timeless and right.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“I was roundly criticized for being in and around rock & roll music at its inception. It was the devil’s music: it would make your teeth fall out and your hair turn blue, whatever the hell. You get through that.”

― Dick Clark

“I think a lot of people think I was born in a blue suit, on the David Brinkley show. And that isn’t me. I am much more that kid who grew up in South St. Louis, in a very modest household, with a simple background with parents who didn’t get through high school.”

― Dick Gephardt

“There’s nothing like Cameron Indoor Stadium where the kids are right on top of you and the Cameron Crazies are going nuts. Rupp Arena with the Big Blue Nation and the passion of their fans is special.”

― Dick Vitale

“I’ve written some songs that are pretty scary, but ‘Jessica,’ ‘Ramblin’ Man,’ and ‘Blue Sky’ are happy songs. That’s the way I wrote them: have-fun tunes to make you feel good.”

― Dickey Betts

“Blue is bright and gives us hope for the future.”

― Didi Conn

“I need to have a quick wardrobe. Two or three blazers with dark gray pants, two pairs of jeans, two light blue shirts, a casual shirt, two pairs of shoes, one formal one not. Small accessories like Tod’s Greca belt and our woven bracelets for a wild touch.”

― Diego Della Valle

“Every day, the sun comes out and the sky’s always blue. That’s what I miss about Denver.”

― Dikembe Mutombo

“I wanted to write a book that talked about the emotions of children, which is the rainbow. We all have moods. We talk about being blue when we’re sad, and being yellow when we’re cowards, and when we’re mad, we’re red.”

― Dolly Parton

“If people don’t vote, everything stays the same. You can protest until the sky turns yellow or the moon turns blue, and it’s not going to change anything if you don’t vote.”

― Dolores Huerta

“I was able to represent my country and put on the red, white, and blue – how many people in the world get to do that? Standing on the podium with my teammates, and being the first women’s gymnastics team to win this gold medal, it was life-changing!”

― Dominique Moceanu

“Most coaches would consider leading a team to an Olympic gold medal a capper for a pretty good year. The same goes for winning an NCAA national championship. Or a FIBA world championship. Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke Blue Devils and Team USA, led teams to each of these honors… within about 24 months.”

― Don Yaeger

“I want all of the blue collar American working class people to know that I’m out there fighting for them.”

― Donald Cerrone

“It’s a cliche, but true, that writing is intensely solitary and at times really lonely. I sit in one room and talk to squirrels and blue jays all day.”

― Douglas Coupland

“Since the 1960s, mainstream media has searched out and co-opted the most authentic things it could find in youth culture, whether that was psychedelic culture, anti-war culture, blue jeans culture. Eventually heavy metal culture, rap culture, electronica – they’ll look for it and then market it back to kids at the mall.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“I had heard some Elvis songs on the radio. During Christmastime, they’d play ‘Blue Christmas,’ and I knew I liked his songs, but I didn’t know who it was singing them. I just knew I liked them… I started reading, watching, and just picking up everything I could about him.”

― Drake Milligan

“I’d sit on the coffee table and lip sync to ‘Blue Christmas,’ ‘I Can’t Help Falling in Love,’ ‘Love Me Tender,’ ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ – some of the big hits like that.”

― Drake Milligan

“The one thing I couldn’t identify with was the blue cowboy outfit he put on.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“’Dark Blue’ is ultimately a gritty crime drama, at its core. I don’t think that is ever going to change.”

― Dylan McDermott

“How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky.”

― E. T. A. Hoffmann

“The only memory I have of playing the saxophone was in a school play. We put on ‘Grease,’ which is still one of my favorite movies. I played Danny, and I slid out on my knees and played a really out-of-tune ‘Blue Moon.’”

― Ed Skrein

“I’m very blue collar myself. So it was easy for me to embody that in a sense. It’s much harder for me to embody Norrell than it is to embody Terry Donovan.”

― Eddie Marsan

“When I look up and see the sun shining on the patch of white clouds up in the blue, I begin to think how it would feel to be up somewhere above it winging swiftly thought the clear air, watching the earth below, and the men on it, no bigger than ants.”

― Eddie Rickenbacker

“I liked the more sophisticated urban style of blues like Ray Charles and B. B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Lou Rawls; people like that with more of a tendency toward jazz.”

― Edgar Winter

“When I was first starting out, you’d have to bang an old upright piano and stick a mike in it and it would always feed back and you could never turn it up loud enough to be heard and I would beat my hands black and blue and bloody.”

― Edgar Winter

“In 2010, there was a TED event called Mission Blue held aboard the Lindblad Explorer in the Galapagos as part of the fulfillment of Sylvia Earle’s TED wish. I spoke about a new way of exploring the ocean, one that focuses on attracting animals instead of scaring them away.”

― Edith Widder

“Well into the 20th century, scholars viewed economic advances as resulting from commercial innovations enabled by the discoveries of scientists – discoveries that come from outside the economy and out of the blue.”

― Edmund Phelps

“I do probably come down a little hard on a group of people I call the ‘blue chip gays.’ I mean people who have managed to become very, very famous and are still very famous partly through staying in the closet, like Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Susan Sontag, Harold Brodkey and others.”

― Edmund White

“I spent four months in Prague in these blue rooms reacting to nothing and you basically place your faith in the hands of the director and the special effects co-coordinator and you keep your fingers crossed and hope that the creatures look really scary.”

― Edward Burns

“Traveling is irritating to me, but not driving. Going to the airport makes me nervous, but when I set out to just take a leisurely drive, it’s blue skies and puffy clouds and time.”

― Edward Ruscha

“I have blonde hair and blue eyes, and whenever I tell people I’m Greek, they don’t believe me.”

― Elena Kampouris

“I have wondered sometimes if there are not perhaps some disadvantages in having really blue blood in one’s veins, like grandmamma and me.”

― Elinor Glyn

“When I was a teenager, what I most wanted to read were fantasy novels. Not Tolkien and Malory, but sword-and-sorcery pulp. I craved glowy blue magic, chainmail bikinis, dragons with unpronounceable names.”

― Eliot Schrefer

“My earliest memories are at the Blue Note here in New York or backstage at different theatres or different clubs, dressing rooms.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“I met Prince William at a musical festival and he let me know he was a fan of my music. But the invitation to sing at his wedding reception came completely out of the blue. The fact that Kate and William knew the words to my songs was very touching.”

― Ellie Goulding

“In media coverage of the war, Afghans are often characterized as corrupt and deceitful. There has certainly been plenty of corruption and deceit in this conflict, but why? What inspires these behaviors? In ‘Green on Blue,’ I wanted to render a world that is often overlooked: that of the average Afghans who are helping America wage its war.”

― Elliot Ackerman

“Before me, everything was black or navy blue or gray or brown or beige, things like that, for daytime. I began using shocking pink and ice blue and all kinds of bright colors. And I dyed furs.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“Natalie Portman’s approach to acting demands that she wears her heart on her sleeve so explicitly, the heart becomes the whole garment – a crimson chemise with streaks of blue veins running across it.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“Establishing mood through pictorial means is the director Ridley Scott’s most notable talent. There may be no working director more accomplished at wringing texture out of the color blue than the prodigious and now prolific Mr. Scott; you’d swear that with his dazzling washes of blues and sand tones, he was inventing additional hues on the spot.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“I think I have something tonight that’s not quite correct for evening wear. Blue suede shoes.”

― Elvis Presley

“I had the misfortune of getting what skateboarders call hippers. It’s when you fall on your hip again and again and again, just the same spot. It turns into like a blue purple bruise and it’s just torture because I had to keep on doing the same move, going around in the pool again.”

― Emile Hirsch

“My mum took me to the theatre a lot, and I’d obsess over them for weeks after. She took me to see ‘The Blue Room’ at The Royal Exchange when I was 13, and that was a profound moment for me – I remember really wanting to be an actor. It really spoke to me like nothing else had before.”

― Emily Beecham

“The only problem I have with American money is that it’s all kind of the same color, so I’m always having to look. Whereas with Australian money, you have purple, blue, yellow… We keep it nice and simple.”

― Emily Browning

“Darcy, the heroine of ‘Something Blue,’ is quite shallow and opinionated. At one point, she commented that she dislikes ‘gingers,’ i.e., men with red hair. I received several emails from fiery redheads who said they were offended by ‘my’ comments. I had to remind them that it is fiction.”

― Emily Giffin

“I’ve never been one for color theory or color wheels or undertone rules or anything like that. I don’t know if my red lipstick ‘should’ be more blue or more orange.”

― Emily Weiss

“Half the shows on Comedy Central are just multi-cam blue sets, and they kind of look like game shows from the ’90s. It’s like, ‘Why do such a bland corporate aesthetic when the sky’s the limit with what you can do?’”

― Eric Andre

“Like Hollywood movies, MTV and blue jeans, fast food has become one of America’s major cultural exports.”

― Eric Schlosser

“Part of the joy and pleasure of English is its boundless creativity: I can describe a new machine as bicyclish, I can say that I’m vitamining myself to stave off a cold, I can complain that someone is the smilingest person I’ve ever seen, and I can decide, out of the blue, that ‘fetch’ is now the word I want to use to mean ‘cool.’”

― Erin McKean

“When ‘The Thin Blue Line’ came out, I was criticized by many people for using reenactments, as if I wasn’t dedicated to the truth because I filmed these scenes. That always and still seems to be nonsensical.”

― Errol Morris

“There’s a lot of fighters that pop up out of the blue that you never heard of. They just don’t have the management or the promotion team or the spotlight, you know, to be seen. That’s the ones you’ve gotta watch out for.”

― Errol Spence Jr.

“Most of the songs I sing, they have that blue feeling to it. They have that sorry feeling. And I don’t know what I’m sorry about.”

― Etta James

“I’m a dark blonde, yes. I dyed my hair blue, then black, when I was 14. I thought the colour was more flattering and matched my skin tone. I don’t think I’d ever change back unless it was for a film.”

― Eva Green

“There’s only one professional team in Columbus, the Blue Jackets, but Ohio State is a football state.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I have a great plain blue shirt from APC, and a denim one from Dolce that I wear constantly. It’s hard to find the perfect denim shirt, but this is it.”

― Felicity Jones

“Everywhere the sky is blue. There are a multitude of cuisines and dishes. I think of them as the languages and dialects of food.”

― Ferran Adria

“I have learned how to wrestle. You end up battered and blue – but so happy.”

― Florence Pugh

“I’ve built my wardrobe color palette around red, so I’m happy with it, but I do get pangs when I see beautiful brunettes. I’ve already been blue, green, black, and blonde.”

― Florence Welch

“A lot of times, we get stuck, and we are followers. When you hear one person say, ‘black lives matter,’ or ‘blue lives matter,’ all lives matter. It’s not right what is going on in this world on both sides.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“I’m going to always bleed the red, white, and blue. I represented the U.S. in the Olympics; I love my country. But the U.S. fans will love you on Monday; if you lose, they’ll hate you on Tuesday. If you win, it will be back to loving you on Wednesday.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“Not a breath of air stirred over the free and open prairie; the clouds were like light piles of cotton; and where the blue sky was visible, it wore a hazy and languid aspect.”

― Francis Parkman

“The stories that are most unfamiliar, the ones that seem to come out of the blue about people that aren’t well known, usually come from producers that have really done a lot of homework and looked around. Other stories come from the correspondents.”

― Frank Deford

“I have been black and blue in some spot, somewhere, almost all my life from too intimate contacts with my own furniture.”

― Frank Lloyd Wright

“An honest cop still can’t find a place to go and complain without fear of recrimination. The blue wall will always be there because the system supports it.”

― Frank Serpico

“Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual. Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour which must be fought and vanquished by the other two.”

― Franz Marc

“I wanted so badly to be in a famous band, and it was not happening. I played drums with different bands and with the Blue Man Group in Chicago, but I definitely felt like, ‘Wow, I did not picture my life being like this.’”

― Fred Armisen

“’Kind of Blue’ is one of the best records of all time. Miles’ use of space is something rap fans can definitely appreciate. Sometimes you have to let the track breathe and throw a melody in here and there. He never did too much on ‘Kind of Blue.’ It’s the perfect vibe.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“The Ford Flex is a really, really cool car. You get inside and you have so much headroom and it’s really comfortable to drive and it’s real techy inside. You look at the screen and it’s blue and you’ve got all kinds of controls. Everything is digital.”

― Gabriel Iglesias

“I don’t say that I’m going to be like every other comic that’s blue, or gratuitous use of language. I do try to have my own standards: I don’t do everything the audience wants, and I do try to surprise them.”

― Gallagher

“It was close to like a 67- or 70-day shoot for ‘Tron’ on stage, in the suit. You can’t even sit down during the day because of all the cables that divide the foam rubber and all the electrical circuits. We had these stools that were tall with a bicycle seat on them and you’re just looking at a blue screen all day.”

― Garrett Hedlund

“I can take the steel guitars and fiddles off, we can make it a little more pop, cover ideas that are a little less cowboy. But you got to look at yourself in the mirror and ask, whose flag you are under? For Garth Brooks, I’m steel, fiddles, red, white and blue.”

― Garth Brooks

“I’m just a Connecticut country boy. The people I’ve known, the changes of season, the call of the blue jay – when I’m away, all of them haunt me.”

― Gary Burghoff

“My father worked in the Post Office. A lot of double shifts. All his friends were in the same situation – truck drivers, taxi cab drivers, grocery clerks. Blue collar guys punching the clock and working long, hard hours. The thought that sustained them was the one at the center of the American dream.”

― Gary David Goldberg

“I am totally a fringe candidate, and so is Bill Weld: you know, two Republican governors serving in heavily blue states, outspoken, small government guys, outspoken on the social liberal side. We’re fringe, totally. We’re fringe.”

― Gary Johnson

“When Bob Wilson left the BBC for ITV, I got the ‘Football Focus’ job, and it went from there. It came completely out of the blue, but the fact I had a high profile certainly helped.”

― Gary Lineker

“We wore blue jeans and T-shirts. Our music was our gimmick.”

― Gary Rossington

“Any opportunity you get to play for your country and wear that blue cap is an honour.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“I have no idea why we bleed maize and blue, but we do. There’s something about Michigan. Maybe it’s that we’re less jaded out there in the Midwest, I don’t know, but it’s a love of what we do and each other that brings us together. It’s just a magic place.”

― Gavin Creel

“Here in America, money is something everyone can have, and because Trump poured cement with blue collars when he was a young man, he knows the vernacular; he speaks that language. In fact, he was probably much more comfortable with them than he is with the aristocrats, who are his financial peers.”

― Gavin McInnes

“The BBC must never be all about ratings – or even mainly about ratings. In the past year, we have made a raft of terrific programmes which stand comparison with the best the BBC has ever done: ‘Blue Planet,’ ‘Walking with Beasts,’ ‘Son of God,’ ‘Clocking Off,’ ‘The Way We Live Now,’ ‘Conspiracy,’ ‘Lost World.’”

― Gavyn Davies

“Any film featuring Bradley Cooper’s gorgeous blue eyes is automatically on my must-see list and they did not disappoint in ‘The Words,’ which is so intense and confusing that I was pretty lost by the end!”

― Gayle King

“At home, a T-shirt and something loose like harem pants would do. If I’m stepping out, a pair of blue jeans and a white tee are just fine.”

― Genelia D’Souza

“I’m in ‘Gods of Egypt.’ It was CGI on a level that I’ve never encountered. You’re in a blue environment on a mirrored floor because that’s going to be looking like Ra the Sun God’s boat. In the studio, it was like I was in a Robert Lepage theatrical piece.”

― Geoffrey Rush

“The blue of my eyes is extinguished in this night, the red gold of my heart.”

― Georg Trakl

“I’m good in summer. My birthday is in summer. I don’t like it when it’s too hot, but, you know, blue skies, I think people genuinely loosen up a bit, and it’s nicer.”

― George Ezra

“It took me three weeks to write the ‘Rhapsody in Blue.’ I had always wanted to write something blue and Paul Whiteman inspired.”

― George Gershwin

“I live for those who love me, for those who know me true, for the heaven so blue above me, and the good that I can do.”

― George Linnaeus Banks

“Together, Apple and Walmart represent the intense separation of American life into blue and red, rich and poor, overpriced and undersold, hyperconnected and left behind.”

― George Packer

“I love to fish. You can go hours without anything happening, and all of a sudden a big blue marlin comes into the spread and it’s cockpit chaos. My dream is to catch a grander, a 1,000 pounder.”

― George Strait

“I think ‘Beyond the Blue Neon’ is the best I’ve ever done.”

― George Strait

“Some calamities – the 1929 stock market crash, Pearl Harbor, 9/11 – have come like summer lightning, as bolts from the blue. The looming crisis of America’s Ponzi entitlement structure is different. Driven by the demographics of an aging population, its causes, timing and scope are known.”

― George Will

“We have a snap of my dad wearing blue eye shadow, which I would always make fun of. When I was about 12 and first started wearing lipstick, my dad would ask, ‘Are you wearing makeup?’ I would say back, ‘You’re wearing more makeup there than I am!’”

― Georgia May Jagger

“Sun-bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue – that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man’s destruction is finished.”

― Georgia O’Keeffe

“I like the idea of teaching kids how to lose. That’s a really important lesson in life. I don’t like the idea of doing leadline where everyone gets a blue ribbon. I think it’s unrealistic for kids and teaches the wrong lesson.”

― Georgina Bloomberg

“And having suffered for part of the war when I was a child. I was too young to really understand what was going on but one of my favorite pieces of animation now is that Goodbye Blue Sky in The Wall because that deals directly with that period in time.”

― Gerald Scarfe

“Growing up training, I use to get up so early I would wave to the garbage men going by. So, I had this relationship with Blue Collar America and I really liked it. I felt that lots of those people looked forward to me winning.”

― Gerry Cooney

“For me, the summer will be pure gray – mother-of-pearl gray, very pale gray. To me, this is the big statement for summer. Then we have light blue, light turquoise, lots of pink.”

― Gianni Versace

“Other effects in the show included models of the ships which were extremely expensive to make. We used to do our shots in front of a blue screen and they’d put the effects on after.”

― Gil Gerard

“Some comedians tell nice jokes that you can tell to your kids. Some use bad words – they work ‘blue.’ If you don’t want to hear a joke that’s blue, you shouldn’t go to a comedy club where a comedian who makes blue jokes is performing.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“Blue Monday’s distinctive intro was written on an Oberheim DMX drum machine.”

― Gillian Gilbert

“’Blue Monday’ is a dance track with a hint of melancholy.”

― Gillian Gilbert

“I travel very light. I never want to check a bag. My only standards are a few sets of clothes, my white sneakers, my blue backpack, and my laptop. I don’t have any special things otherwise.”

― Gillian Tans

“This idea of ‘New Collar’ says for the jobs of the future here, there are many in technology that can be done without a four-year college degree and, therefore, ‘New Collar’ not ‘Blue Collar,’ ‘White Collar.’ It’s ‘New Collar.’”

― Ginni Rometty

“If we would change the basis and align what is taught in school with what is needed with business… that’s where I came up with this idea of ‘new collar.’ Not blue collar or white collar.”

― Ginni Rometty

“I dress in my ‘uniform,’ or my own dress code, which reflects my personal method and work ethic. My belief is that my plain T-shirt – I have about 40 of them – or blue sweater helps focus others’ attention on me and on what I say.”

― Giorgio Armani

“I started to take care of my body after I turned 50. I never liked how I looked physically because I was too cute, short, with coloring only on my cheeks, the perfect little nose, and then the blue eyes. I was a hit with girls, who told me it was like I was in Technicolor.”

― Giorgio Armani

“David Bowie’s death came out of the blue, as did Prince’s.”

― Glenn Danzig

“The Carrie Mae Weems photograph ‘Blue Black Boy,’ I thought, was fantastic.”

― Glenn Ligon

“Human beings should stick together. Honestly, if I see a red-haired person with blue eyes now, I say, ‘Is your granny black?’”

― Grace Jones

“What I’m wearing changes everything about how the show goes. If I’m wearing blue jeans and flannel, it’s going to be a country show, and I’m going to get my twang on. But if I’m wearing a flapper dress, fringe or sequins, I’m rocking out, Tina Turner style.”

― Grace Potter

“My first concert – maybe it was 1979 – was a blur. I’m not sure whether it was Blue Oyster Cult/Cheap Trick/Pat Travers at San Jose Civic Auditorium or The Police/The Knack/Robert Johnson at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Auditorium.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“I have a little bit of a pet peeve about how the middle class is depicted in movies. I feel like they tend to be either depicted in a very sentimental way, where everybody has a heart of gold except for the villains you’re supposed to hiss at, or there’s a sort of indie-style version… When it’s done well, it’s brilliant, it’s ‘Blue Velvet.’”

― Greg Mottola

“I backpacked all around the world and kind of found myself. Then I settled back in L.A. and found ‘Rookie Blue.’”

― Gregory Smith

“It’s hard to reinvent the wheel with a cop show. But ‘Rookie Blue’ has a pure emotional center that’s not cynical.”

― Gregory Smith

“If I probably didn’t have tattoos, or if I probably didn’t bleach my hair, or if I probably didn’t wear blue jeans and a T-shirt to fancy things, if I didn’t do things that make me look like someone who’s whacked out of their mind, it’d probably be different. But then again, that’s how I wanna dress.”

― Guy Fieri

“I specifically left the corporate world so I could wear T-shirts, blue jeans, and honestly, I always wanted to be my own boss.”

― Guy Fieri

“When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.”

― Gwendolyn Brooks

“I’d love to go to space. I would love to peek out a giant window and look back at the blue marble. There’s no question; I’d love to do that.”

― Gwynne Shotwell

“I wasn’t naked, I was completely covered by a blue spotlight.”

― Gypsy Rose Lee

“Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“A man notices a woman’s figure when she walks in a room. Women have eight million words for blue; a man says dark blue or light blue.”

― Hallie Ephron

“The book that made a lasting impression was the one my mother gave each of us when she decided we were ready for our first ‘adult novel,’ Lucy Maud Montgomery’s ‘The Blue Castle.’”

― Hallie Ephron

“The blue light emanating from our cell phones, our tablets and our laptops is playing havoc on our brain chemicals: our serotonin, our melatonin. It’s screwing up our sleep patterns, our happiness, our appetites, our carbohydrate cravings.”

― Harley Pasternak

“My sister tells me I began singing before I could even talk. My first performance was of a song called ‘My Blue Heaven,’ which I began singing when I was a year and a half.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“Sometimes, quite out of the blue, sport will throw up a tender moment, when hostility ceases and an opponent is acknowledged.”

― Harsha Bhogle

“My hair has been this chapter thing for me. In ‘Jem,’ I have blue hair. ‘Insidious,’ it’s pink. In ‘CSI,’ I have blonde. I love changing my hair. It’s just hair and it grows all the time.”

― Hayley Kiyoko

“Business can talk itself into a blue funk.”

― Helen Clark

“I can recommend wearing blue mascara whilst writing. I’m telling you, it really adds something.”

― Helen Oyeyemi

“During launch, the outside of the rocket is covered in a protective fairing, so we couldn’t see outside, but as soon as that was jettisoned, my first view of the earth was over the Pacific Ocean, which was this wonderful deep blue, with clouds just over the top, and sunlight streaming in through the window.”

― Helen Sharman

“From space, the earth appears predominantly blue; the clouds are brilliant white. Surprisingly, you don’t see much green, although Ireland looks green, and so do Scandinavia and New Zealand. The deserts are brick red and really stand out.”

― Helen Sharman

“There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred – by living our ideals, the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers, exporting our music, poetry, blue jeans.”

― Helen Thomas

“You can train and train until you are blue in the face, but you’ve got to diet, you’ve got to have that leanness because if you are not lean, your abs won’t show. Of course, the training has to be put in, but then you’ve to shed all the fat and keep the fat off. And that’s how you get an eight pack.”

― Henry Cavill

“You know, I got the third most uninsured district in the whole state of Texas, probably number nine in the whole country. As a Blue Dog, I’m also looking at the cost. So, I have got a very unique district.”

― Henry Cuellar

“We can still do a stop motion feature for about one-third of what it costs Pixar or DreamWorks or Blue Sky to make a feature. But nobody is interested in a film that cost $50 to 60 million with the potential to do $120 million. They want to risk big money to make huge money.”

― Henry Selick

“To me acting is like a jigsaw puzzle. The jigsaw puzzle is of the sky and all the pieces are blue. Out of this you have to create a human being and put it together.”

― Henry Winkler

“It was morning; through the high window I saw the pure, bright blue of the sky as it hovered cheerfully over the long roofs of the neighboring houses. It too seemed full of joy, as if it had special plans, and had put on its finest clothes for the occasion.”

― Hermann Hesse

“There are so many issues in our oceans – like the near extinction of blue fin tuna – that should be taken more seriously worldwide.”

― Heston Blumenthal

“I’m a ‘blue sky thinker’ and dream big.”

― Hilary Knight

“When narratives fracture, when words fail, I take consolation from the part of my life that always works: the stationery order. The mail-order stationery people supply every need from royal blue Quink to a dazzling variety of portable hard drives.”

― Hilary Mantel

“For me, it’s my great honour that many people use blue LEDs or LED lightings now. So, we can contribute to the energy savings for the humans, so I’m very, very happy to contribute to the energy saving issues.”

― Hiroshi Amano

“In the 1960s, if you were a blue collar worker or uneducated, and you had an injury on the job, the company basically dismissed you.”

― Howard Schultz

“Yes, I believe blue material is funny, but if that’s all you’ve got, you’re dead in the water. It’s not good.”

― Howard Stern

“I had just discovered jazz, and I started singing in a kind of blues cover band at the age of 15. We called ourselves – it was a terrible name – the Blue Zoots. We couldn’t actually get our hands on zoot suits, nor did we dress in blue. We did covers of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and kind of Blues Brothers repertoire stuff.”

― Hozier

“’Notting Hill?’ Does that poke fun at being British? Maybe it does. In ‘Mickey Blue Eyes,’ that’s kind of the point: the clash of worlds, the unlikely combo of a respectable Englishman and a mob guy. If you take out the Britishness, you don’t really have much.”

― Hugh Grant

“The emphasis in ‘Notting Hill’ was perhaps, I thought, slightly more on the romance than on the comedy. But I think ‘Mickey Blue Eyes’ is maybe slightly more on the comedy. And the tone on ‘Mickey Blue Eyes,’ it’s a far sillier film.”

― Hugh Grant

“Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now.”

― Hugh Hefner

“Just once I would like to persuade the audience not to wear any article of blue denim. If only they could see themselves in a pair of brown corduroys like mine instead of this awful, boring blue denim.”

― Ian Anderson

“If Jesus Christ came back today, He and I would get into our brown corduroys and go to the nearest jean store and overturn the racks of blue denim.”

― Ian Anderson

“I was never really a Mod. I thought I was more of a beatnik with the brown corduroy jacket, blue jeans, etc. I loved the music Mods liked, and I loved the clothes, but I didn’t have any money to spend on them.”

― Ian McLagan

“Although Dorothy in Blue Velvet was humiliated and hurt by men, basically I could react to how she felt.”

― Isabella Rossellini

“I’m a human being first and foremost, and I have something to say that I think is worthwhile. ‘Blue Caprice’ is just the second installment of so much more coming.”

― Isaiah Washington

“In the late 1960s, red and the low green LEDs and the infrared semiconductor lasers had already been developed, but there was no prospect of practical blue light emitters, even in the ’70s.”

― Isamu Akasaki

“I have a thing for just a white shirt and blue jeans. I think I grew up looking at too many GAP and Calvin Klein ads.”

― Italia Ricci

“Another thing that I don’t like to do is show too much how it goes. I do it once in a blue moon. Sometimes there are lessons when I don’t pick up a violin at all.”

― Itzhak Perlman

“I used to love sitting on the bathroom floor in my pajamas and watching my mother get ready for an event. She’d stand in front of her vanity and apply bright red and blue makeup – it was the ’80s, you know.”

― Ivanka Trump

“I invite you to get out of the box, be yourself. If you have blue hair, pink, yellow; if you have a broken tooth; if you have other sexual preferences… be yourself. Fight for your happiness always.”

― J Balvin

“Goddam money. It always ends up making you blue as hell.”

― J. D. Salinger

“I don’t have any particular methodology, to tell you the truth. ‘Silver Blue’ took exactly the amount of time to write that it takes to sing it, and ‘Prisoner in Disguise’ took about a year and a half. So you just never know.”

― J. D. Souther

“If it’s hard for Blue America to see Red America as anything other than a bunch of dumb, racist rednecks; it’s hard for Red America to recognize that many minorities are legitimately worried about what a Trump presidency means for their family.”

― J. D. Vance

“I would like to find, or I would like a part to come to me that is like the part that Dennis Franz was fortunate to be able to play on ‘NYPD Blue,’ a sort of similar-looking actor to me, a generic, bald white guy who you would often think of as playing the authority figure. But he was the disgruntled middle-man. That would be a fun character.”

― J. K. Simmons

“I’m a New York kid, so when I saw that plane that hit the first building, I suspected it was terrorism – blue sky day.”

― Jack Keane

“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

“I wrote ‘The Blue Sweater’ to inspire more people to become engaged in working to solve the problems of global poverty.”

― Jacqueline Novogratz

“The second draft is on yellow paper, that’s when I work on characterizations. The third is pink, I work on story motivations. Then blue, that’s where I cut, cut, cut.”

― Jacqueline Susann

“Our four defensemen all had flaws: one couldn’t skate backwards, one couldn’t turn to his left, one couldn’t turn to his right, and the fourth couldn’t pass the puck accurately to our blue line. Somebody had to clear the loose pucks, so I started doing it myself.”

― Jacques Plante

“The shoot-and-chase approach had become big in hockey. Teams would come up to the blue line and shoot the puck around our boards deep in our zone, then swarm in after it forechecking, trying to regain possession.”

― Jacques Plante

“My heart is green, yellow, blue, and white.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“A lot of the things that happened to me came out of the blue, but I’m exactly the same person now as I was when I was sick. I’m still a very optimistic person.”

― Jameela Jamil

“I am not proposing to seek your votes because there is a blue sky ahead today.”

― James Callaghan

“My blood’s not red or blue – it’s brown.”

― James Carville

“I have the soundtrack for ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ which is kind of cool. I guess I don’t really end up buying a lot of modern soundtracks. Another soundtrack I love is from a French movie called ‘Betty Blue.’ it has some really melancholy piano work.”

― James Mercer

“Here hyacinths of heavenly blue, shook their rich tresses to the morn.”

― James Montgomery

“Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?”

― James Montgomery

“I remember one night, my parents were out at a function of some kind and I had just gotten cable in my room. That was a big deal, and I saw ‘Blue Velvet’ on HBO. It blew my mind in a way that I don’t think children’s minds are supposed to be blown, but they probably shouldn’t be watching ‘Blue Velvet.’”

― James Roday

“Nike used to be known as Blue Ribbon Sports. What’s now Sara Lee used to be Consolidated Foods. And Exxon was once Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. These were name changes that worked. But for all the ones that do, there are 10 or 20 that don’t.”

― James Surowiecki

“In age of consumerism and materialism, I traffic in blue sky and colored air.”

― James Turrell

“I sell blue sky and coloured air.”

― James Turrell

“If you take blue paint and yellow paint and you mix them, you get green paint. But if you take blue light and yellow light and mix them, you get white light. This is a shock to most people.”

― James Turrell

“My essentials are skinny jeans, loose-fitting tees, big jumpers, and the leather jacket. Everything is black or blue – I don’t own anything colorful.”

― Jamie Campbell Bower

“I’m such a sucker for the Tiffany blue box.”

― Jane Fallon

“My first job was for a blue jean company as a sitting model. I posed for 15 minutes and made $50. It was 1976.”

― Janice Dickinson

“I live in jeans, mainly Wrangler and Nudie. I like them as dark blue as they’ll go and tightly woven.”

― Jason Flemyng

“And as a director, you make 1,000 decisions a day, mostly binary decisions: yes or no, this one or that one, the red one or the blue one, faster or slower. And it’s the culmination of those decisions that define the tone of the film and whether or not it moves people.”

― Jason Reitman

“We can all be heroes, joining together in a grand mission to save those living on this little blue planet.”

― Jay Inslee

“Sarah Palin is a figure of fun on the American left, easily lampooned as a know-nothing, gun-toting ex-beauty queen who loves God and the red, white and blue above pretty much anything else except for Todd, her macho husband, who races snowmobiles across the Alaskan tundra.”

― Jay Parini

“I wish everything was gender neutral. I wish we weren’t separated by boundaries like pink and blue and little things like that. I wish we could choose how we express ourselves without hate.”

― Jazz Jennings

“I’m a Red American; I believe in tax cuts. But I’m a Red American with a lot of Blue stripes.”

― Jeanine Pirro

“Imagine Texas as a blue state: how hard it would be to carry the presidency or gain control of the Senate.”

― Jeb Bush

“Our motto at Blue Origin is ‘Gradatim Ferociter’: ‘Step by Step, Ferociously.’”

― Jeff Bezos

“I don’t know all the future steps, but I know one of them: we need to build a low-cost, highly operable, reusable launch vehicle. No matter which path we take, it has to include that gate, and so that’s why that’s Blue Origin’s mission.”

― Jeff Bezos

“You might be a redneck if… the blue book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas it has in it.”

― Jeff Foxworthy

“I loved, in ‘Starman’, the use of anamorphic lenses, the creation of blue light, and Carpenter’s use of the widescreen format.”

― Jeff Nichols

“Cryptochrome harnesses the energy of incoming blue light, but other molecules are probably needed to absorb light of other colors.”

― Jeffrey C. Hall

“I grew up in an upper-middle-class town with a population around 12,000. My high school held around a thousand kids. All smart. We had a strict dress code. If you wore blue jeans to school, they sent you home.”

― Jeffrey Gitomer

“I got a phone call from Douglas Campbell and from Jerome Guthrie, who offered me a job out of the blue.”

― Jeffrey Jones

“Out of the blue, I received this offer and invitation to be a part of this movie, ‘The Good Dinosaur.’ I turned to my Pixar experts, my kids, and asked them what this could all be about. Of course, they flipped out, and it was pretty obvious from their reaction that I was going to do this.”

― Jeffrey Wright

“When I was five or six, I asked to sing at a big family party, and ever since I got up there in front of everyone in my suit – it had a blue collar, like in ‘Scarface’ – I had the bug.”

― Jencarlos Canela

“Growing up, I watched softball and U.S.A .softball, and that was my goal of being able to represent my country and wear the red, white, and blue out there, and I think it is one of the highest honors to be able to go out there and compete for your country, and it was something so very special, and it was everything I dreamt of and more.”

― Jennie Finch

“My big sister Melissa, is such a stud and my little sister Suzanna, has always had a perfect body and big blue eyes. We were a force.”

― Jennifer Garner

“People should think about their closets like they think about a stock portfolio. There are things you want to invest in; you make those investments, and those are your blue chips. So you should invest in a great pair of jeans, in a great cashmere sweater.”

― Jennifer Hyman

“I work in a room overlooking the river. I try to get to my desk as soon as I’ve fed my cats and chickens. I use a blue 3B pencil and scribble away for about 20 pages before transferring it to the computer.”

― Jenny Nimmo

“I’m into a casual-dressing girl: blue jeans and a tank top is super sexy.”

― Jensen Ackles

“When I was young, I was a sucker for smooth men. Bryan Ferry hired me, at 19, to be painted blue and dress up as a mermaid for the cover of his album ‘Siren.’ It was love at first sight.”

― Jerry Hall

“Postwar America was a very buttoned-up nation. Radio shows were run by censors, Presidents wore hats, ladies wore girdles. We came straight out of the blue – nobody was expecting anything like Martin and Lewis. A sexy guy and a monkey is how some people saw us.”

― Jerry Lewis

“I do so many things. Like when I was younger, if I drove past a house that I didn’t want to live in, I’d hold my breath. Driving around somewhere like Slough I’d go blue in the face.”

― Jessica Brown Findlay

“I feel a lot of support from the people of Penrith and the Blue Mountains and will always remember the amazing welcome home I received after the London Olympics. But more importantly, it’s during hard times that Westies come together.”

― Jessica Fox

“I went snorkeling between tectonic plates in Iceland’s Silfra fissure in the winter. You have to wear thermal layers and a wet suit and what’s called a ‘teddy-bear suit’ so you don’t die of hypothermia. My lips still went blue. That was an experience that I will carry with me for the rest of my life – so beautiful and so quiet.”

― Jessica Henwick

“I have a huge rib cage, which is why I can hold a note out until I’m blue in the face… because I have such a big lung capacity.”

― Jessica Simpson

“In coming to the Congress as a new Member and becoming a fellow Blue Dog, we have had an opportunity to share and really spend a great deal of time in examining the challenges that our Nation finds itself in in getting its fiscal house in order.”

― Jim Costa

“The thing that makes Lexington so interesting is that it’s a mash-up between blue blood and bohemian.”

― Jim Gray

“New England oysters are better than Chesapeake. But Chesapeake blue crabs are unbeatable.”

― Jim Himes

“I always wear blue shirts and I like wine or purple ties.”

― Jim Lehrer

“Blue Dogs have always acted in a bipartisan way. The Blue Dogs were the group in the Democratic side of the aisle that really pushed for the welfare-reform package that ultimately was signed into law in 1996.”

― Jim Matheson

“The Blue Dogs are a group of conservative Democrats in the House of Representatives.”

― Jim Matheson

“The Blue Dogs are all Democrats; they are. And I’ll tell you, in terms of wearing the Democratic label, I think they’re the true Democrats, because that label usually hurts them when they’re running for election.”

― Jim Matheson

“Giraffes are fairytale animals, almost heraldic – as if from the land of fables. They have extremely beautiful faces, huge eyes, very sensitive nostrils and oh, blue tongues!”

― Joanna Lumley

“The very first Walnut Whales recording was recorded just a few weeks after I had started singing, out of the blue, started singing. And the voice, you can hear how uncomfortable I am with it, and how terrified I am with it.”

― Joanna Newsom

“I’ll tell ya this: I come from an educated family. My father was an attorney representing blue collar workers, and my uncle was a chemical engineer… on my mom’s side, all my uncles were engineers – all ten of them.”

― Joe Piscopo

“I come from blue collar. I’m very working class.”

― Joe R. Lansdale

“’Flying In A Blue Dream’ was quite automatic. I was working on another song, and I took a break and picked up my acoustic guitar, tuned it strangely, and instantly wrote the tune. It’s funny how you can struggle with one piece and write a better one in a minute. Usually, when things come easy, it means it’s good.”

― Joe Satriani

“’Blue Velvet’ changed my life forever. It was like I’d always read Chaucer and suddenly discovered Charles Bukowski. It made me understand that there is poetry of sublime ecstasy and dark terror, and it spoke to a side of me that hadn’t been reached before.”

― Joe Wright

“I was raised Catholic, and I remember in all the pamphlets and pictures we’d look at, Jesus was basically blonde with blue eyes. He kind of looked like Jared Leto.”

― Joel Edgerton

“Blue Tongue Films is a very important part of my life.”

― Joel Edgerton

“Phillip Harrison was the production designer, though, I think he’s uncredited. He’s done most of my films like Blue Thunder. Lots and lots over the years.”

― John Badham

“I want to thank the Big Blue nation for your warming and hospitality. You all have made us feel like we’ve been in the Commonwealth forever.”

― John Calipari

“Veterans come from all walks of life, and they live in small towns and big cities, in red states and blue states.”

― John Delaney

“When I made Blue Moon Swamp, there was a lot of trial and error; I was trying to find people who would be simpatico with my style, and with what I had in mind for the album.”

― John Fogerty

“I got ‘The Red White and Blue’ out of journalism. It puts you in touch with the world.”

― John Gregory Dunne

“I always do book signings with the same blue pen. That way, if I add a personalised message to a book I’ve already signed, it’ll be in the same colour as my signature.”

― John Grisham

“I personally found ‘Avatar’ – the blue people, to me, looked like painted art from the seventies. It didn’t have the realism as, say, the robotic machines.”

― John Hillcoat

“The citizens of New Hampshire expect and deserve a government as clean as our mountain streams and as open as our blue skies. Today let us pledge together to make this government – the people’s government – clean, open and honest.”

― John Lynch

“I just start with a pencil and paper. I don’t want something too trendy, too fashion-forward. I don’t want to make something I consider a regular person couldn’t wear with blue jeans. But I don’t want to make something that other people make, either – like a skinny black suit in a shiny material that you can buy anywhere.”

― John Malkovich

“When I was a boy during Thatcher, you watched elections and wept in disbelief as the whole country turned blue, Scotland turned red, and we still got the Tories.”

― John Niven

“It wasn’t until I was 35 or 36, when I wrote ‘Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,’ that I began to get some notoriety, though I only made $5,000.”

― John Patrick Shanley

“I do prime time network shows like ‘Blue Bloods.’ I’ve done ‘Fringe,’ I’ve done ‘The Good Wife,’ done a lot of ‘The Mentalist.’”

― John Polson

“With ‘Greek Gods,’ I wanted to go with the blue and green hues of sky and water; with ‘Heroes,’ I felt the color needed to be more dramatic and give a sense of battle, rage, and yes, of blood. That’s the world these demigods lived in, and I felt that orange and red would also compliment the greenish blue of the ‘Gods’ cover.”

― John Rocco

“The South is like my favorite pair of blue jeans. It’s shrunk some, faded a bit, got a few holes in it. it just might split at the seams. It doesn’t look much like it used to, but it’s more comfortable, and there’s probably a lot of wear left in it.”

― John Shelton Reed

“At first, I was able to use a Bunsen burner attached to my mother’s gas stove, but the use of the kitchen as a laboratory came to an abrupt end when a minor explosion involving hydrogen sulphide spattered the newly painted decor and changed the colour from blue to dirty green!”

― John Vane

“Any working composer or painter or sculptor will tell you that inspiration comes at the eighth hour of labour rather than as a bolt out of the blue. We have to get our vanities and our preconceptions out of the way and do the work in the time allotted.”

― John Williams

“I wear black because I’m comfortable in it. But then in the summertime when it’s hot I’m comfortable in light blue.”

― Johnny Cash

“You can tell it’s good if you light it and a blue flame comes up; that means it’s good moonshine and it won’t make you go blind.”

― Johnny Knoxville

“There were a whole lot, I bought every blues record I could find, it wasn’t just one or two people. My vocal influences were Ray Charles and Bobby Blue Bland.”

― Johnny Winter

“It’s important that all my friends have verified Twitter accounts. The blue checkmark makes me feel comfortable and like I’m friends with a legit, high-quality person. I also prefer friends with ridiculously long usernames.”

― Jonah Peretti

“I could binge-eat cheese – I love any blue cheese. Make it strong; make it deadly.”

― Jonathan Anderson

“I still go out, but not a lot. If I go to see music, it’s usually to the Blue Note, jazz clubs, things like that. When I travel, I find out where the jazz clubs are.”

― Jonathan Demme

“Seattle is a liberal city, its politics not so much blue (in the American, not the British, sense) as deep ultramarine, and its manners are studiously polite.”

― Jonathan Raban

“Mandela once phoned me out of the blue while he was still president, and at first he played with me a bit.”

― Jonathan Shapiro

“Before I put ‘Blue Lights’ out, I deleted my Instagram and everything and started again.”

― Jorja Smith

“I met Sade! I performed ‘Blue Lights’ at one of Drake’s shows in London, and I met her backstage. She told me her son is a big fan. That was a moment when I was like, ‘Wow.’”

― Jorja Smith

“My mother and I were born in Mieres, Asturias, the most beautiful region you’ll ever see in Europe and the home of Cabrales, a great blue cheese made in the Asturian mountains. When I was young, we moved to Barcelona. Whenever my mother was homesick for Asturias, she’d eat a little piece of Cabrales to bring her closer to Mieres.”

― Jose Andres

“Without a doubt, one of my favorite American ingredients is blue crabs, a true delicacy! And a great value, I think.”

― Jose Andres

“This assumption that the blue collar crowd is not supposed to read it, or a farmer in his overalls is not to read poetry, seems to be dangerous if not tragic.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“The first record I bought was a Carl Perkins record, because I saw him at The Festival at Sandpoint, Idaho. I loved Elvis and I found out that he wrote ‘Blue Suede Shoes’… so connecting that experience of going to see him play was pretty awesome. That’s when I realised I wanted to play guitar.”

― Josh Homme

“There are a few things for the New York actor that you hope to one day cross off the bucket list. One of them was I got to do an episode of ‘Blue Bloods,’ which was really fun.”

― Josh Segarra

“If you’ve never feared the police – if you don’t get a dull ache in the pit of your stomach when you see red and blue flashing lights, even when you know you’re not doing anything wrong – consider yourself lucky.”

― Joy Reid

“We are not, in some fundamental ways, a single country. The map of that vast red swatch of states and rural counties that voted for Trump, and the blue coastal edges and scattered urban centers where Clinton won, are a pictograph of mutual contempt.”

― Joy Reid

“I remember looking at James Joyce’s journals. It was just amazing – it looked like ants had written on the page. So much writing on one page, every corner of the page was filled. Some of the lines were underlined in yellow or blue or red. A lot of color, intense writing.”

― Juan Felipe Herrera

“Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid.”

― Jules Feiffer

“Baby fashion has become such a big thing. It used to be that everything had to be pink or blue or cute – you know, very precious – but not cool. But now, my friends who are mothers really want to dress their kids just like themselves.”

― Julia Restoin Roitfeld

“I just thought ‘Blue’ was a great premise and a great set-up for conflict. I love the idea of exploring a character who’s living a secret life and is going to drown in the lies she’s telling.”

― Julia Stiles

“The Tea Party definitely scored a significant victory with Senator Cruz’s election in 2012 and scored victories in some statewide primaries. But to me, as the Tea Party gets stronger within the Republican Party in Texas, the prospect of a blue Texas becomes stronger and stronger.”

― Julian Castro

“I don’t use Facebook or Twitter, and I email once in a blue moon, as I’m a rather slow typist and prefer to pick up the phone and hear a voice.”

― June Whitfield

“Franschhoek – French Corner – is a place which serves South Africans as a kind of sophisticated fantasy, an alternative version of what life could be. The small town is enclosed by wild mountains, at this time of year blue and dusty green.”

― Justin Cartwright

“’Blue is the Warmest Colour’ – I’m not a lesbian, I’m not French, I’m not a woman, but I saw so much of myself in those women and in those characters. I saw different parts of myself than I ever would’ve seen if I hadn’t seen that film.”

― Justin Simien

“When I first started wearing blue lipstick, it was a MAC gloss that they had. Everyone was making fun of me, and I was like, ‘Watch – this is going to be cool one day.’”

― Justine Skye

“I definitely associate music with color. For example, my first record has a red cover but it is totally green and blue to me.”

― Kaki King

“I’m not worried about a ‘blue wave,’ I just think Republicans have to act like Republicans and govern like Republicans.”

― Kane

“I don’t use blue. I don’t like it. It bugs me out. I hate it.”

― Kanye West

“My dream date is a tall, dark, handsome, blue eyed man with a bubble butt who will whisk me away to Paris in a hot air balloon to wine me, dine me and.”

― Karen McDougal

“I always worked mostly in Quebec. I never thought of the States, somehow. I don’t know – I don’t have blue eyes or blond hair. I thought I didn’t fit with the stereotype of America.”

― Karine Vanasse

“You see in the streets of London, great and little boys running about in long blue coats, which, like robes, reach quite down to the feet, and little white bands, such as the clergy wear.”

― Karl Philipp Moritz

“In all, I was in 16 movies, including ‘The Bishop’s Wife’ with Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven; I was in ‘Rio Grande’ with John Wayne, ‘Albuquerque’ with Randall Scott, ‘Blue Skies’ with Bing Crosby and ‘Hans Christian Anderson’ with Danny Kaye.”

― Karolyn Grimes

“I’ve been subtle in my taste. It’s all about solid colours – mostly blue, white, and black. Also, I believe one should always feel comfortable in what they wear. Because when they’re not, their body language is always a big give-away.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“My father, Cecil Banks Mullis, and mother, formerly Bernice Alberta Barker, grew up in rural North Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. My dad’s family had a general store, which I never saw. My grandparents on his side had already died before I started noticing things.”

― Kary Mullis

“I only write in blue ink.”

― Kat Graham

“You can tell my mood by my makeup. When I’m depressed, it’s really dark. Then I’ll do super-dumb happy makeup. Like, I’ll do one eye electric blue and one smoky brown, and you won’t even figure it out until you’re talking to me – then you’re like, ‘Whoa!’”

― Kat Von D

“’Blue Plate Special’ is the autobiography of my first half-century of life, with food as the subject.”

― Kate Christensen

“The phrase ‘blue plate special’ has always been one of the homiest, coziest, most sweetly nostalgic phrases in the English language for me.”

― Kate Christensen

“’Island of the Blue Dolphins’ by Scott O’Dell had a huge impact on me.”

― Kate DiCamillo

“We’ve known Cyndi Lauper since she was in ‘Blue Angel’; we did a TV show with her back in ’79 or ’80. We don’t have any competition; we’re complementary.”

― Kate Pierson

“For me, with the Blue Man Group, I got asked. It was for the Royal Variety Show, which was something I always wanted to be a part of. I’m really interested in things people don’t necessarily expect. I did a pop song, but I did it in my own style.”

― Katherine Jenkins

“I love connecting with a character out of the blue, not knowing why.”

― Katherine Waterston

“I thought I was prepared for space, and it still absolutely defied every expectation and dream. It is an incredible thing to put yourself on a rocket and launch off the planet. It is an amazing thing to see the planet from space. This blue sphere is almost indescribably beautiful.”

― Kathleen Rubins

“’Blue Valentine,’ Derek Cianfrance’s emotional gunslinger of a film, tears into the topic of moribund marriages with an honesty that’s hard to come by in Hollywood these days.”

― Katie Hafner

“It took Cianfrance 12 years to bring ‘Blue Valentine’ to the screen after he first conceived it. He found Gosling and Williams early on, and they hung in there with him. The film finally premiered at Sundance 2010, then screened at Cannes and the Toronto Film Festival before landing in theaters in December.”

― Katie Hafner

“You can tap into culture by exploring what’s grown or produced in the region, like going into the Blue Mountains in Jamaica to visit a coffee plantation or a rum distillery in Barbados.”

― Katie Lee

“I wore an Urban Outfitters dress on my wedding day. It was one I had in the back of my wardrobe. It was white. We went to City Hall here in New York. I wore it with blue velvet boots my husband bought for me. I loved it. It was my favorite thing. It was chilled and spontaneous.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“When you make the decision to call somebody out of the blue and say you want to talk to them about the worst thing that has happened to you, and I’m going to turn it into a cartoon… you’re bound to ruffle some feathers or turn people off.”

― Keith Maitland

“As far as documentaries, ‘Man on Wire,’ ‘Atomic Cafe,’ ‘Waltz With Bashir,’ and ‘Thin Blue Line’ all offered me different perspectives to consider as we were designing the structure and approach to ‘Tower.’”

― Keith Maitland

“I love my bubble skirt. I wear it with a belt and my shirt tucked in. Just like a t-shirt from Nordstrom’s or something. And I wear this navy blue blazer with the sleeves crushed up. And I just feel like I’m such a cool girl when I walk out. I feel like, ‘Yeah I’m cool, like a model.’”

― Keke Palmer

“Fog and one blue light is all I need in life at the club. Just a dark room and loud music. I’m into that.”

― Kelela

“Everything that feminism stands for is everything American, white, red and blue democratic. It is all the same stuff. So, I am boggled that I should have to give up this term that encapsulates what I want for my children, for my world, culture, brothers and sister because someone else thinks it means I don’t shave my armpits.”

― Kelly Sue DeConnick

“All four of the actors in ‘You’re the Worst,’ we all have strong theater backgrounds. We all play off of each other in that way that you would in theater. You kind of are up for anything out of the blue happening and getting it on film, you know? We’re all just open to playing.”

― Kether Donohue

“Space is dark but, of course, when we’re on the sun side of the Earth, we’re in full illumination and we have all the reflection of the Earth below us, beautiful blue Earth and we’re in daylight. Only on the back side, opposite side of the sun, it seems like night to us, too.”

― Kevin A. Ford

“I would love to join Big Blue Nation and play for Coach Calipari at Kentucky, and I would love to join my close friend Michael Porter Jr. and play for coach Cuonzo Martin at Missouri.”

― Kevin Knox

“Coach Wooden, when he speaks, you listen. I’ve taken a lot of things from him and his little blue book because to him, it’s not just about basketball, it’s about life as well.”

― Kevin Love

“It’s a black Southern belief that blue glass keeps out bad spirits.”

― Kevin Young

“My skin is dark and glows. It almost seems blue, and it’s supersoft.”

― Khoudia Diop

“When I wrote ‘Your Republic Is Calling You,’ it was Franz Kafka’s writing that I had most in mind, and James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses.’ Entirely out of the blue, Kafka’s characters receive an order to go somewhere, and when they try to comply, they never quite manage it. Ki-yong in ‘Your Republic Is Calling You’ is precisely that sort of character.”

― Kim Young-ha

“I started teaching myself guitar because I loved singing so much. Then one day kind of out of the blue I found I was writing a song. It just happened organically.”

― Kina Grannis

“If I let a blue mood run rampant, before I know it I’m obsessing about the color of the satin lining in my coffin – will it match my dress? That’s when I feel like Alice in Cancerland falling down the rabbit hole and just have to stop.”

― Kris Carr

“President Trump rightly points out that law enforcement is mostly made up of good people putting themselves in harm’s way to protect us. He lauds the men and women in blue and often talks about the need to make it easier for the cops to do their jobs.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“Having parents who were hard working, blue collar, and staunchly independent, neither political party’s positioning really impressed me.”

― Kurt Bills

“No offense to Boston, but I was glad to get out of there. I think it’s just because I’m from Philly. Honestly, the blue collar side of each are pretty similar in ways, but something about the makeup of your brain, Philly versus Boston. It’s a lot different, in weird ways.”

― Kurt Vile

“The last blue collar job I had, I was 29. Even ‘Childish Prodigy,’ I had a day job that whole time. Those early ones, they feel like psychedelic, blue collar records. Especially ‘God Is Saying This to You,’ there’s such urgency in that album.”

― Kurt Vile

“I questioned everything. I didn’t see a character developed in Platoon at all. The character in Blue Velvet was much more fascinating to me.”

― Kyle MacLachlan

“’Dune’ was like a giant machine, and it was hard to keep track of all the pieces, but ‘Blue Velvet’ was a very sleek, compact little experience.”

― Kyle MacLachlan

“David Lynch plucked me from obscurity. He cast me as the lead in ‘Dune’ and ‘Blue Velvet,’ and people have seen me as this boy-next-door-cooking-up-something-weird-in-the-basement ever since. I was 23 when I first met him, in his bungalow on the Universal lot, and could never have predicted we would have such an enduring relationship.”

― Kyle MacLachlan

“Honestly, what I think set everything off is when I cut my hair off when I was 16 and dyed it blue. After that, I just felt so free and wanted to experiment with my look.”

― Kylie Jenner

“Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.”

― L. Frank Baum

“I love Dr. Hauschka’s blue mascara. It’s not so blue that it’s like, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ It’s more like a secret that you’re wearing it.”

― Lake Bell

“When you’re the only woman of color, and you walk into a room of people who don’t look like you, most of them with blond hair and blue eyes, it’s disheartening. The weirdest part is that I walk in and assume they think I’m auditioning to play a different role than them, but I’m going out for their same role.”

― Lana Condor

“With ‘Mask,’ ‘Smooth Talk’ and ‘Blue Velvet,’ I loved the specific experiences so much. Each one was a specific filmmaker with a specific vision.”

― Laura Dern

“Her blue eyes were still beautiful, but they did not know what was before them, and Mary herself could never look through them again to tell Laura what she was thinking without saying a word.”

― Laura Ingalls Wilder

“The Left doesn’t support blue lives.”

― Laura Loomer

“You know, if a TV show dropped into my lap out of the blue, I would have a hard time turning it down because there just isn’t the money in theater that there is on TV.”

― Laurie Metcalf

“And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war.”

― Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“For my parents, leaving the close social quarters of Abilene was like getting out of jail. They were not true West Texans; they had not come to love the unending monotony of mesquite barrens or the high, hot blue sky that made sunsets a matter of prayerful thankfulness.”

― Lawrence Wright

“My eyes will never be blue; my bone structure will never allow for you to mistake me for a Scandinavian model.”

― Leandra Medine

“I like blue a lot, and greens. Earthy blues and greens.”

― Lee DeWyze

“My personality is that I’m a human being like everybody else, just a citizen and a blue collar guy.”

― Lee Greenwood

“I get to act out two roles on ‘The Legend of the Blue Sea,’ including one as a con man, and so I’ll be able to show many diverse sides to me.”

― Lee Min-ho

“It wasn’t the first film to show a kind of alternate vision of suburbia, but it left an indelible impression, I think, on everybody, and all films like that will forever be measured against ‘Blue Velvet.’”

― Lee Unkrich

“I always had influences musically with punk, and then growing up, I dyed my hair every color. I did the dip-dye blue, before anybody was dip-dyeing their hair. And streaks of pinks and purples and whatnot.”

― Leigh Lezark

“There was a show at Sesame Place where you could lay down on mat in front of a blue screen, and the monitor would show you flying with Super Grover. I must have been five years old when I did it, and I still remember it. Likely the origins of my acting bug.”

― Lenny Platt

“I’m sad and blue, about nobody but you. I told you that I loved you right from the start, you told me the same and now you try to break my little heart.”

― Leon Redbone

“I have very little fashion sense, and to tell you the truth, I give it very little thought. I dress to be as comfortable as I possibly can. Most of my clothing is either black, grey, or dark blue, and I don’t really wear a lot of colours. But I do like jackets. I have a little bit of an obsession with them.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“Listen, if you said to me, ‘Adam Shankman is going to direct you in a musical and you have six months to learn how to tap,’ I’d practice till I was blue in the face. I would do it because I’m so headstrong and think I can do anything. But just to show up and sing a little ditty, no.”

― Leslie Bibb

“There are things in American culture that want to wipe the class distinction. Blue jeans. Ready-made clothes. Coca-Cola.”

― Leslie Fiedler

“Being a playwright is like the equivalent of doing a jigsaw puzzle that has 1,500 pieces, and it’s a jigsaw of a blue sky. Not a cloud in sight.”

― Lewis Black

“I wear pink on Saturdays for breast cancer, and I wear blue on Sundays. I’m superstitious. At the Evian tournament in 2010, in which I came in second, I wore baby blue on a Sunday. And ever since then, I’ve worn it every Sunday. Puma sponsors me, so I wear all their outfits in bright colors. I wear matching hair ribbons, too.”

― Lexi Thompson

“We will not be silenced by Blue Lives Matter, by white supremacists, by neo-Nazis, or right-wing Zionists.”

― Linda Sarsour

“Three months before he died, I began to steal things from my father’s house. I wandered around barefoot and slipped objects into my pockets. I took blush, toothpaste, two chipped finger bowls in celadon blue, a bottle of nail polish, a pair of worn patent-leather ballet slippers, and four faded white pillowcases the color of old teeth.”

― Lisa Brennan-Jobs

“Sometimes a single item can wrap up, in a nutshell, who a person is. In my grandparents’ home, a clear plastic container was enthroned on top of the mahogany bar for at least a decade. Painted on the lid in pink, yellow and light blue was ‘Have a Nosh With Mort & Ethel’.”

― Lisa Lutz

“My hometown is a very boring city. There isn’t a lot of industry – there are a lot of trees. It’s not like Beijing where the sky is always dark. In my city the sky is blue and the sun shines.”

― Liu Wen

“As a female pilot, the sacred rose garden in my heart is the motherland’s blue sky.”

― Liu Yang

“’Gathering Blue’ was a separate book. I wanted to explore what a society might become after a catastrophic world event. Only at the end did I realize I could make it connect to ‘The Giver.’”

― Lois Lowry

“Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.”

― Lord Byron

“I liked to dye my hair as a teenager. I dyed it a lot of different colours: blue, red, pink.”

― Lorelei Linklater

“I won all the blue ribbons for canning at the state fair.”

― Loretta Lynn

“My family was blue collar, a middle-class kind of thing. My father was born in Detroit, Italian-American. My mother is English. She acted on the stage with Diana Dors. Her parents were French.”

― Lorraine Bracco

“They are always telling us that Carolina Blue is not a color, that it is really Columbia blue or sky blue. But there is no bad blood amongst the teammates. All of our kidding is in good fun.”

― Lorrie Fair

“Los Angeles, the sun shines a lot, and it’s blue, and there’s palm trees; it’s a bit like Sydney, I guess, but the underbelly is a vicious, mean, cruel, awful place.”

― Loudon Wainwright III

“Empires will come and go. The Soviet Union collapses; China can become a superpower, but ‘Blue Peter’ stays the same.”

― Louis Theroux

“On any state elections map, the reservations are blue places. Native people are most often progressives, Democrats, and by no means gun-toting vigilantes.”

― Louise Erdrich

“As my mind can conceive of more good, the barriers and blocks dissolve. My life becomes full of little miracles popping up out of the blue.”

― Louise L. Hay

“They don’t actually see the real world, where 95% of the people with HIV are not treated and are dying. And even though we have some blue sky now in our country, the sky could become cloudy again very soon.”

― Luc Montagnier

“I started thinking about how rain is depicted in illustrations. In comics that use gouache or watercolor, they use light blue, so I started using that color.”

― Lucien Smith

“To different minds, poetry may present different phases. To me, the reverent faith of the people I lived among, and their faithful everyday living, was poetry; blossoms and trees and blue shies were poetry. God himself was poetry.”

― Lucy Larcom

“I was black and blue for about two years, but it’s paid off tremendously. You know, if you get enough whacks, your reflexes pick up, and I’ve become quite good – if somebody throws keys or something, I can catch them.”

― Lucy Lawless

“Even though I support the blue side of Manchester’s football heritage, I don’t really mind that wherever I go in the world it’s not Manchester City that starts the conversation. ‘Ah, yes, Manchester United,’ is the response when I say where I come from. It’s commonplace everywhere – in Europe, Africa, Asia and even the U.S.”

― Lucy Powell

“My blue eyes are my best feature.”

― Luke Goss

“If the dinosaurs are any indication, there’s a place in our pantheon for the extinct. My son has a blue plushy allosaurus he calls Spot-Spot, with whom he often sleeps.”

― Lydia Millet

“With ‘Blue Slide Park’ I wanted to have a number one album, and I did do it, so I’m not mad at it, but that was its goal.”

― Mac Miller

“My family and I have a little joke that if I’m feeling particularly blue, and nobody cares about me, I should just go to the airport! That is where I am most recognized.”

― Maggie Wheeler

“I saw a picture of Elvis in blue lame, and thought that if I could recreate that suit and walk down the King’s Road in it, someone might pick me up and take me off on a crazy adventure.”

― Malcolm Mclaren

“I cannot digest too much junk food. I just have it once in a blue moon.”

― Manisha Koirala

“In DC Comics, Blue Devil is a superhero who came out of a movie.”

― Marc Guggenheim

“This is not about race or affiliation, and it isn’t about black versus blue. All lives matter.”

― Marcia Fudge

“I learned to dive in Belize, which is sort of like learning to drive in an Aston Martin. The reefs and refuges are some of the most dramatic in the world. But the real reason I went was to dive the Blue Hole, a 400 ft. sinkhole near Ambergris Caye. Google it, and you’ll see why.”

― Marcus Sakey

“If you look at ‘Doctor Who,’ it’s a Time Lord in a blue box who travels around the universe. It’s a silly concept, but it’s one of the most brilliant, emotional experiences because it’s sort of about what is humanity.”

― Margaret Stohl

“I actually like getting up to blue skies.”

― Marianne Jean-Baptiste

“Feeling a little blue in January is normal.”

― Marilu Henner

“At twelve I looked like a girl of seventeen. My body was developed and shapely. I still wore the blue dress and the blouse the orphanage provided. They made me look like an overgrown lummox.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“I chose as the campaign logo a blue rose, which means ‘make possible the impossible.’ I think the British with Brexit, then the Americans with the election of Donald Trump, did that: They made possible the impossible.”

― Marine Le Pen

“Blue cheese contains natural amphetamines. Why are students not informed about this?”

― Mark E. Smith

“I always remember my dad’s blue overalls and the blue overcoat he wore in winter, and I remember my mum’s big old Afro. Sometimes, though, in my memories, smudges have replaced their faces.”

― Mark Hunt

“My most successful album happened back in the mid-’90s, pre-Internet times, with ‘Songs For A Blue Guitar.’ We were supported by Island Records; we toured a lot. Songs were licensed to TV commercials and movies.”

― Mark Kozelek

“After 4 years on NYPD Blue it has been nice to have the summer off and spend time with family and friends. There are a few projects I am interested in and plan to be working this fall.”

― Mark-Paul Gosselaar

“I used to audition for ‘NYPD Blue’ quite a bit, so I had this stock New York detective character that I would bring in for all their auditions.”

― Mark Valley

“We just think that there are all these different ways that people want to share, and that compressing them all into a single blue app is not the right format of the future.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“To me, ‘Blue Like Jazz’ is a quintessential American story. So many people are just like Don – raised Christian and go off to college only to abandon their beliefs in order to fit in or be accepted.”

― Marshall Allman

“Growing up in Oakland, we did things like white t-shirt, blue jeans and Nikes. That was my get down, how I was going to rock. And if you look at me right now, I’m pretty much black tee, blue jeans and some sneakers.”

― Marshawn Lynch

“As an accountant by trade, my work for blue chip companies took me all over the world.”

― Marta Andreasen

“When I first went to Kmart, I was so excited that I could bring my kind of taste to the masses. They didn’t have 100 percent cotton sheets at mass market in 1987. We made those in yellow and pink and pale blue.”

― Martha Stewart

“I live on a farm in Dorset. The nearest neighbour is a quarter of a mile away. It’s really quiet, with an amazing view – can’t see a pylon, can’t see a road. Blockbuster’s an event in our house, when the little blue envelope comes in.”

― Martin Clunes

“Ireland was an idyllic place for us as children. We had all these cousins and all this green countryside. Given what I’ve written about rural Ireland, my memories of it are all blue skies and endless play.”

― Martin McDonagh

“Stars that become supernovae start off at least eight times heavier than our sun. They’re so short-lived that, even if they have planets, there is unlikely to be time for life to get started. The surface is 40,000C and, as a result, the colouring will be extremely blue.”

― Martin Rees

“I never want to get a job because I’m female. I want to get it because I earned it and I deserve it… Whether my hair is going to be blue or purple, people should be judged on how well they do the job and deliver results and whether they do it the right way. That’s how I like to be judged; most people are like that.”

― Mary Barra

“I never fry a doughnut! If you want a doughnut, go and buy one once in a blue moon. It’s about everything in moderation.”

― Mary Berry

“I can say ‘reduce your stress level’ until I’m blue in the face.”

― Mary Stewart

“If you live in the States, you see the windmill signal on your smartphone all the time. It’s like living in Beijing air. You have to remember the blue sky.”

― Masayoshi Son

“Pabst Blue Ribbon. I’m from Johnson City, Tennessee. I gotta go Pabst.”

― Matt Czuchry

“John Boehner is the ultimate Beltway hack, a man whose unmatched and self-serving skill at political survival has made him, after two decades in Washington, the hairy blue mold on the American congressional sandwich.”

― Matt Taibbi

“How much do you have to pay someone to be in a George Clooney/Alexander Payne film? Nothing! Because everyone in the world wants to be a part of it. Therefore you pay nothing. And that continues until you become something they need… I’m not that kind of actor. I’m blue collar and very replaceable.”

― Matthew Lillard

“Eric Schmidt looks innocent enough, with his watercolor blue eyes and his tiny office full of toys and his Google campus stocked with volleyball courts and unlocked bikes and wheat-grass shots and cereal dispensers and Haribo Gummi Bears and heated toilet seats and herb gardens and parking lots with cords hanging to plug in electric cars.”

― Maureen Dowd

“As blue chips turn into penny stocks, Wall Street seems less like a symbol of America’s macho capitalism and more like that famous Jane Austen character Mrs. Bennet, a flibbertigibbet always anxious about getting richer and her ‘poor nerves.’”

― Maureen Dowd

“You will find my last words in the blue folder.”

― Max Beerbohm

“’Memoryhouse’ came out, and there wasn’t a single review and zero sales, and after about a year, it was deleted. So I recorded The ‘Blue Notebooks’ on a little indie label, and my attitude was, ‘Well, if nobody is listening, I might as well keep doing what I’m doing’.”

― Max Richter

“I used to think the store detective had followed me all the way home and would knock on the door and go, ‘Hello, is this your daughter? She’s got three blue lipsticks and a moisturiser from Boots in her bag.’ We just used to nick crap. Not even stuff we wanted.”

― Maxine Peake

“What’s odd is that nobody in my family is an artist. My cousins are, like, secretaries at law firms or nurses or just more blue collar. And I was in a baseball team. I used to be, like, a really big tomboy.”

― Melonie Diaz

“I come to Jerusalem. There, the sky is blue and memory becomes clear.”

― Menachem Begin

“I have reached a state in life where I can buy a whole house full of chairs and can bump into them until they are black and blue.”

― Mercedes McCambridge

“My family is part Creole, and we’re Indian, and we’re also very, very black. My father was so black, he was blue.”

― Merry Clayton

“One of the makeup artists once dyed my dog blue with vegetable blue.”

― Mia Kirshner

“Conservatives like to talk about ‘the strivers’ who share what they like to think of as Conservative values. But as I found in my Blue Collar Tories research in 2012, such people no longer see the party as their natural ally.”

― Michael Ashcroft

“I worked on ‘Blue Peter’ and ‘Tonight’ and lots of TV plays, filmed people like Rudolf Nureyev and Ted Heath, and ended up a senior cameraman with my own crew. I’d had my first short story published in 1947, and when my writing really started to take off I decided to go freelance, and eventually left the BBC in 1965.”

― Michael Bond

“I’ve never landed in a series that I could have dreamt in my life. That’s why, when people say, ‘Well what are roles you’re dying to play?’ I say, I don’t even have such a list, because everything that’s ever been great that I had a shot at came completely out of the blue. I could not have predicted it.”

― Michael Emerson

“We use blue on the handle of the Alessi kettle. Blue is cool, so you’re supposed to think that it’s not hot. And the bird is red: you’re supposed to think to be careful to remove the bird.”

― Michael Graves

“Roja Dove – who, at 58, is a stock-straight six feet and handsome with lantern jaw, blue eyes, and impeccably combed silvering hair on the sides of an otherwise tanned bald head – may possess the finest nose in the world.”

― Michael Paterniti

“I saw Gosling just kill it in ‘Blue Valentine.’ I thought he was just amazing at that, and I wouldn’t mind maybe doing something like that.”

― Michael Pena

“I’m not too modest of a person. I’ve got a pretty blue sense of humor.”

― Michelle Monaghan

“Western beauty is considered the dominant beauty in the world. Tall, blond, blue eyes. I always felt a little self-conscious because I wanted to be more Caucasian. I tried to get bigger eyes… I would dress preppy.”

― Michelle Phan

“Growing up in the ’80s in central New Jersey as a weird kid with a blue mohawk listening to the Sex Pistols and dressing really funky, I was bullied pretty badly. It was every single day in elementary school and kept going into middle school, too. I felt totally alone, without a single person there for me.”

― Michelle Visage

“Christopher Columbus discovered America in a blue-and-white sailor shirt, and since then, men have been wearing blue and white shirts.”

― Mickey Drexler

“Some people say I’ve got a five-octave range, which is ridiculous. That would mean I’d sing like Mariah Carey or that alien in ‘The Fifth Element.’ And I’m nothing like that blue alien. I’ve got a range of about 3 1/2 octaves.”

― Mika

“I come from a blue collar family, but my personal life isn’t. I didn’t get the gene that my grandfather had in spades. He was a local hero. Built the church that I went to. Built the house I grew up in. Steamfitter, pipefitter, electrician, mechanic and plumber. I wanted to do those things. But it just didn’t come easy.”

― Mike Rowe

“A blue dog, you know, is the opposite of a yellow dog. And a yellow dog was somebody who was willing to follow his party even when he knew it was wrong.”

― Mike Thompson

“I get recognized for ‘Reaper’ in the U.K. I was in Costa Rica and got recognized for ‘Heroes.’ In Canada, it’s ‘Rookie Blue.’ People also think that I’m in the ‘Twilight’ series because of Kristen Stewart.”

― Missy Peregrym

“When ‘Rookie Blue’ began, I was so proud to be a Canadian on a Canadian show that was getting fans in America. I’m so used to working on American projects with Americans, it was a big deal for me to be on a show that showcases our talent… our ‘peeps.’”

― Missy Peregrym

“You won’t ever see me being totally sexy on ‘Rookie Blue.’ It’s not right for the character, anyway.”

― Missy Peregrym

“Did I end up finding a little blue pill to cure America’s electoral dysfunction? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.”

― Mo Rocca

“As a New Yorker you can’t help but be proud of the fact that so much music and culture started here. Punk rock, jazz, hip-hop and house music started here, George Gershwin debuted ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ here; the Velvet Underground are from New York.”

― Moby

“My body is very shaped, and I like to be simple. I don’t like to use so many colors. My best colors are black, white and blue.”

― Monica Bellucci

“I was starting to become impotent through this diet and couldn’t perform. How many people who are taking the little blue pill, if they started to change what they are eating most of the time, could change the way their sex life is?”

― Morgan Spurlock

“Libertarians regard the state as the Supreme, the eternal, the best organized aggressor against the persons and property of the mass of the public. All states everywhere, whether democratic, dictatorial, or monarchical, whether red, white, blue or brown.”

― Murray Rothbard

“You look at science fiction and look how often it talks about being alien, being alienated about the other. Look at the number of blue people – ‘Avatar,’ I’m looking at you. And it is now easier to find people of color in science-fiction literature and media, but the issues of representation are still really, really troubling.”

― Nalo Hopkinson

“I have a favorite blue Telecaster. It’s an old ’60-something, which I play at every show. That’s probably my favorite all-around stage guitar.”

― Nancy Wilson

“’Shocking’ is like a bolt from the blue. It is something external that ruptures your world.”

― Naomi Klein

“’Survivor Series’ is one of my favorite pay-per-views because I’m Smackdown strong: I bleed blue. I’ve been my most successful since being on SmackDown.”

― Naomi

“Growing up, I wasn’t allowed dolls, and my brothers weren’t allowed guns. I inherited my brothers’ clothes. I was never dressed in pink, and they were never dressed in blue; there were none of those rules that people still bizarrely subscribe to.”

― Natascha McElhone

“The world at large doesn’t always make sense to me, and there are safe havens. Linda Manz in ‘Out of the Blue’ is one of them.”

― Natasha Lyonne

“I like Dolce & Gabbana’s fragrance Light Blue – it’s my everyday perfume.”

― Natasha Poly

“It’s a very confusing experience living as a woman in Japan. If your husband is white-collar, the wife is blue. Even if you marry a person of status, the wife inevitably remains a rung below.”

― Natsuo Kirino

“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

― Neil Armstrong

“Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining, and it has one of my favorite lyrics.”

― Neil Diamond

“Starship Troopers was great. It was great fun to work on something with blue screens and big budget special effects. Denise Richards was nice to look at too, of course.”

― Neil Patrick Harris

“It’s a blue album, but it’s not a blues album. I’m not pretending all of a sudden now I’m blues.”

― Neil Young

“When blue-eyed Donald Trump married hazel-eyed Ivana Zelnickova, he probably figured his broad-shouldered DNA would dominate her girly alleles. But genetics played a cruel trick on Trump: Of the couple’s three children, only the youngest, Eric, wound up with his father’s fishy blue eyes.”

― Nell Scovell

“I would wear the blue overalls of the fieldworker and often wore round, rimless glasses known as Mazzawati teaglasses. I had a car, and I wore a chauffeur’s cap with my overalls. The pose of chauffeur was convenient because I could travel under the pretext of driving my master’s car.”

― Nelson Mandela

“Life’s too short to wear boring clothes and apply boring lipsticks, and BTW, I loved my blue lipstick.”

― Nia Sharma

“You have a political and media elite who have an idiom by which they describe politics. It’s highly, highly polarised. It’s right, left, red, blue, up, down, victorious, crushed.”

― Nick Clegg

“Few Americans born after the Civil War know much about war. Real war. War that seeks you out. War that arrives on your doorstep – not once in a blue moon, but once a month or a week or a day.”

― Nick Turse

“Junior high is so much worse than high school because at least in high school different is more accepted, celebrated actually: all the girls with blue hair and gothic Hello Kitty backpacks.”

― Nikki Reed

“I shot a lingerie campaign in Munich once during the winter, and it was actually snowing. At one point, my body literally turned blue, and we had to stop for 20 minutes to get my temperature back to normal. I kept telling myself, ‘Try not think about the cold,’ but that’s extremely hard when you feel like your toes are about to fall off.”

― Nina Agdal

“For like everyday, just kind of hanging out, I love flannels. Part of my closet, there’s a whole section of flannels because I love them so much. Slouchy, oversized hats and fedoras. I just got these 2 amazing hats that I really love, blue and gold trim with woven material by D&Y. I love D&Y hats.”

― Nina Dobrev

“It wasn’t fun to go to school, because we had to wear these blue things around our necks. We had to join the Pioneer Society, and we had to salute with our hands over our eyes. Even then, I was thinking for myself. I thought this wasn’t so different from the way the Nazis had conditioned people.”

― Nina Hagen

“Nothing like mashed potatoes when you’re feeling blue. Nothing like getting into bed with a bowl of hot mashed potatoes already loaded with butter, and methodically adding a thin, cold slice of butter to every forkful.”

― Nora Ephron

“I’m fortunate to have blue eyes!”

― Nyle DiMarco

“I was on the beach every summer. That was the pleasant part of my childhood because we were right by the sea. We’d take a picnic, and I’d spend hours in the water until I turned blue. You couldn’t get me out of there.”

― Olga Kurylenko

“One difficulty in making the Senate work the way it was intended is that America’s electorate is increasingly divided into red and blue states, with lawmakers representing just one color or the other.”

― Olympia Snowe

“’Dark Blue’ was a really solid show, and it stopped at season two.”

― Omari Hardwick

“I think ‘Dark Blue’ came to me while I was doing a project in London. I read it, and the character immediately popped out at me.”

― Omari Hardwick

“Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I.”

― Oscar Levant

“I find it harder and harder every day to live up to my blue china.”

― Oscar Wilde

“Nobody really knows for sure who the Blue Blazer is, but like I said in my interview, there’s a little bit of the Blue Blazer in each and every one of us.”

― Owen Hart

“Vince McMahon said alright, we’re going to call you the Blue Blazer.”

― Owen Hart

“Politicians will talk strategy and tactics and policies and programs until they’re blue in the face, or you strangle them and they turn blue.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“I remember going to the Gap when I was in the fifth grade, and I desperately wanted a pair of blue jeans. I was with my dad, and I remember picking up the jeans, looking at them, and thinking that they had to fit me. But there was nothing that fit me. This was before the age of stretch, so I was trying on adult Gap.”

― Paloma Elsesser

“I looked along the San Juan Islands and the coast of California, but I couldn’t find the palette of green, granite, and dark blue that you can only find in Maine.”

― Parker Stevenson

“For me, talking about the casting couch in the Malayalam film industry was like calling the sky blue. There is nothing new about calling a spade a spade. My intention was not to create an effect; I just wanted to pluck a few weeds in the system and throw them out.”

― Parvathy

“I like almost everything, even country twang, disco, blue grass and accordions.”

― Pat Mastelotto

“For blue eyes, use warm browns, peaches, and yellows to compliment the eyes. Brown and hazel eyes sparkle in blue and purple shades, which flatters the orange undertone of brown eyes. Green eyes stand out in burgundy and plum shades like CoverGirl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner in Cabernet.”

― Pat McGrath

“I don’t have any reason not to be at Chelsea. It is my dream to put on that blue shirt and play for them eventually.”

― Patrick Bamford

“I buy five of the same shirts. I literally have six blue shirts. Now I have six green shirts.”

― Patrick Carney

“Who’d give up sunny California for the grey old Earls Court Road? I’m looking out at blue skies and the mountains and trees, and it’s so beautiful.”

― Patrick Macnee

“The closely divided presidential election of 2000 – in which George W. Bush defeated Al Gore by the slimmest of margins in Florida – forever implanted the divide between red states and blue states in our political consciousness.”

― Patrick Murphy

“As a result of the asthma I was sent to school in the country, and only visited Sydney for brief, violently asthmatic sojourns on my way to a house we owned in the Blue Mountains.”

― Patrick White

“Successful men don’t date up. They are intimidated by wealthy women unless they are blue bloods. Successful men want to always take care of their women, and that means financially.”

― Patti Stanger

“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.”

― Paul Feig

“You just have to be classy at the end of the day. That doesn’t mean you can’t go with a midnight blue tux. And if you can find a deep red tux that looks classy and classic, I think you can pull it off.”

― Paul Feig

“There are places you go, and they say, ‘Take off your dark glasses so we can see your beautiful blue eyes.’ And you just want to… you just want to… I dunno, um… thump them.”

― Paul Newman

“My mother would put me on a wooden box at the stove and tell me to call her if certain things would happen. Like if the steam turns blue, that is danger!”

― Paul Prudhomme

“I’m not the least bit polished, I come from a blue collar background and I never thought I could feel comfortable around the English.”

― Paul Walker

“Kate Middleton has no blue blood coursing through her veins. Her father, Michael, is self-made, and he and his wife have been very successful with their party business, but they are and always will be strictly middle class.”

― Penny Junor

“I’m nostalgic for the future I knew as a kid. Back then, it was a lovely, bleepy, heavenly land populated by svelte men in white polo necks, who would lounge on big white sofas sipping blue wine from big glass globes, beside women like the ones on the covers of Hedkandi chill out compilations.”

― Peter Baynham

“When people are infected by my charm, they don’t see my size. My piercing deep blue eyes are distracting.”

― Peter Dinklage

“I’m not a fashion architect. I don’t dress in Ralph Lauren and Gucci. When I buy a suit, I buy it at J. Press. I have a blue blazer that I wear 80 percent of the time.”

― Peter Eisenman

“I suppose, in a way, one could say I may be less interested in my career than the audience is. Not to mean that I’m disinterested in my career, but I don’t see it in terms of one stepping stone or, ‘Now I’m going to go into my blue phase,’ or what have you.”

― Peter Hammill

“The actual Blue Rose murders, which lie at the core of the three novels, yield various incorrect solutions which assume the status of truth.”

― Peter Straub

“When, in the third book, we do learn the identity of the Blue Rose murderer, the information comes in a muted, nearly off-hand manner, and the man has died long before.”

― Peter Straub

“Occasionally, I’ll wear glitter or blue eye shadow.”

― Petra Collins

“Remember my first tenet in getting dressed is how you feel in the morning. So if you’re not being true blue to that, it usually shows.”

― Pharrell Williams

“We were not given any statistics as to how many records were pressed on the blue label. I used to ask Bob Shad how we were going to get paid from record sales and what I got for an answer was not to worry about the business end of the deal.”

― Phil Harris

“If the record was picked up by Dot Records, I would imagine that they would have wanted both sides of the record to be something by Lou alone which would account for the dropping of ‘So Blue’.”

― Phil Harris

“I have some wonderful friends from the Mideast that are as red, white and blue as anybody you know, that have been harassed, and I think it’s a terrible, terrible thing.”

― Phil McGraw

“Don’t eat shrimp – it’s one of the most unsustainable fish. For every pound that’s caught, 10 or 20 pounds of other stuff is killed and dumped back overboard. It’s the number one killer of juvenile sea turtles in Mexico. Two good sustainable seafood guides that I’d recommend are from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Blue Ocean Institute.”

― Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

“When you talk to a Republican, many of them just outright say, ‘Yeah. Climate change isn’t real,’ without assessing the facts, and it’s a big problem. It’s not a red or blue issue, it’s a green issue… Not because of facts or science but because of emotion.”

― Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

“She’s my baby sister – I could talk about her till I’m blue in the face.”

― Poppy Delevingne

“You can work out until you’re blue in the face and run a thousand miles a week, but none of it will matter if you aren’t eating well.”

― Rachel Hollis

“I definitely was in the sequined, bedazzled era. We would put blue eye shadow up our eyebrows and glitter all over our faces. I probably put more effort into my skating outfits than my clothes.”

― Rachel McAdams

“I had an ethnic preference, if you will, for the warm weather, coming from Chennai. So I finally said, ‘Look, can I move to California?’ because every time I come here, it would be in the 70s or 80s, and there would be beautiful blue sky and warm.”

― Ram Shriram

“If life is going well, I watch quality things like period dramas and ‘The Blue Planet.’ But other times, I’ll trawl through anything Freeview has to offer. I do believe TV can ruin your mind, but it can also be a really good friend.”

― Raquel Cassidy

“’ Shoes’ is very pink and yellow, and maybe orange, very bright, whereas ‘Midnight Moonlight’ is purple and blue and – I don’t know – gray.”

― Ravyn Lenae

“The Blue Brain project expects to have a full human-scale simulation of the cerebral cortex by 2018. I think that’s a little optimistic, actually, but I do make the case that by 2029 we will have very detailed models and simulations of all the different brain regions.”

― Ray Kurzweil

“We don’t often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle. We all prefer to think that every man who wore the blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart.”

― Rebecca Harding Davis

“One of the color combos that I really love is the tones of technicolor, which older movies would have, these tones of blue and red in them.”

― Reed Morano

“I didn’t have any look or any style in prison. Your footwear couldn’t cost more than $50. You can’t wear blue, orange, gray, any patterns, or you couldn’t wear your hair down. There were just so many rules that coincided with your attire.”

― Remy Ma

“Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition, and it’s fun to be able to deliver it.”

― Richard Branson

“My state was blue through and through. The reason why my state went red is because my state is a hard labor state, and the Democratic party pulled pitch and ran away from this place and left our people to fend for themselves with nothing.”

― Richard Ojeda

“The redwoods you can see in Muir Woods are nothing like the redwood titans that stand in the rainforest valleys of the North Coast, closer to Oregon. These are the dreadnoughts of trees, the blue whales of the plant kingdom.”

― Richard Preston

“About a year ago, out of the blue, I just wrote a bunch of songs.”

― Rick Moranis

“Dark economic clouds are dissipating into an emerging blue sky of opportunity.”

― Rick Perry

“It was Apollo 8 that first showed us the tiny blue marble of Earth floating in the void of space, one of the great psychological shifts in human history. From out there, we can both appreciate and begin to solve the problems of our world in ways unavailable to us otherwise.”

― Rick Tumlinson

“Lynyrd Skynyrd is not a political band, but you know what? We believe in this country. We have a soft spot for our military. We love the red, white and blue, and every night we dedicate a portion of our show to our fighting men.”

― Rickey Medlocke

“Working on ‘NYPD Blue’ and ’24’, those two series, I did full runs on those. It’s great work, but everything has to align. The producers have to want you; the network has to want you; there has to be great writing; and it’s not as easy as it may appear to the outsiders to make all those things align.”

― Ricky Schroder

“I’ve always been a blue collar guy, and I think it shows in my body of work and the way my career has developed.”

― Riley Smith

“I was appointed Poet Laureate. It came totally out of the blue because most Poet Laureates had been considerably older than I. It was not something that I even had begun to dream about!”

― Rita Dove

“Tom Ford, who is my all-time favourite, once said to me, ‘Here’s the thing about dress shirts, Rob. You need white, and you need black.’ ‘What about blue,’ I asked. He said, ‘Have you ever seen Cary Grant in a blue dress shirt?’”

― Rob Lowe

“What is hypertext? It is a method of giving a text more depth, structuring it, and letting the computer help you explore it. Links, like we know today – you see some blue underlined word and you click on it and it takes you somewhere else. That’s the simplest definition of hypertext.”

― Robert Cailliau

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.”

― Robert Collier

“I’m opposed to Blue Cross telling me how to practice medicine. Or anybody else.”

― Robert J. Bentley

“If I were king of the world, babies born in airplanes, balloons and blimps would, instead of choosing to be German, Maldivian or American, all get special heavenly blue passports with a stork on the cover labeled ‘Sky Baby’ – and they’d be allowed to come and go anywhere they please.”

― Robert Krulwich

“’The Blue Dragon’ uses very filmic language and involves a lot of technology. It is more cinematic than theatrical and was inspired by comic strips and graphic novels.”

― Robert Lepage

“All of the films that I’ve made are about the country I live in and grew up in… And I think if you’re going to put an artist’s eye to it, you’re going to put a critical eye to it. I’ve always been interested in the gray area that exists between the black and white, or the red and blue, and that’s where complexity lies.”

― Robert Redford

“If you want to slice into America, it’s pretty red, white, and blue in terms of how it goes about things, but there’s a gray area there, and I’ve always been interested in where things are complicated.”

― Robert Redford

“I don’t generally like things that are too pedestrian. But at the same time, and if I’m in the right mood, hey – I ain’t gonna lie – I listen to Joni Mitchell. I listen to ‘Blue,’ I listen to Miles Davis.”

― Robert Trujillo

“I got a bike – a fixed-gear with bright blue wheels, custom-made to my specifications. I am a San Francisco techno-hipster, so this selection was a bit of a self-caricature. But sometimes the predictable thing turns out to be the best thing, too, and you can’t let that stop you.”

― Robin Sloan

“I don’t like labels, but I do have blue eyes and I’m soulful, so what am I going to do?”

― Robin Thicke

“When you act against a blue screen, you have to imagine what’s not there.”

― Rodrigo Santoro

“I slowly started to drift back into music again. I finally got the call from John… about getting the band back together again. It was so out of the blue. I almost thought that the moment had passed.”

― Roger Andrew Taylor

“I think the Internet is an awful lot like FM radio was when it broke out in the late ’60s. It’s kind of a wild and wily kind of format. They could play 20 songs in a row that had the word ‘blue’ in them, or whatever they wanted to do.”

― Roger McGuinn

“A black or royal blue velvet blazer will look great with a pair of jeans and a black or navy turtleneck sweater – though it’s a more casual look.”

― Roger Stone

“A word about blue jeans, which, when I was growing up, were called dungarees, one of the more unfortunate marketing ideas of our time: Starting as a work garment for miners, the ubiquitous blue jeans became a staple of the counterculture starting when Brando wore them in ‘On the Waterfront’ and remained so through the anti-war protests of the ’70s.”

― Roger Stone

“The proper navy blue blazer can be single or double-breasted and looks best in a three-button style. The proper blazer requires side-vents. Italian versions can have no vent at all, but I find this a bit fast.”

― Roger Stone

“I never owned a pair of blue jeans until I met my second wife.”

― Roger Stone

“There is the idea that, when we look at things, it is the yellow light that helps us the most, that we are the most sensitive for. But our circadian rhythms, which are the rhythms that help us to wake and sleep and be alert and relaxed and so forth and so on, they are much more triggered by blue light.”

― Rogier van der Heide

“By modulating the amount of blue in our environment, we can help people to relax, or to be alert; to fall asleep, or to stay awake.”

― Rogier van der Heide

“Mother, she likes the blue material just fine.”

― Ron White

“If you watch the ‘Blue Collar Comedy Tour,’ don’t expect that when you come see me by myself, ’cause it’s a little rougher.”

― Ron White

“I was by far the least popular of the Blue Collar crew when we started. There was a definite pecking order, and everybody knew it.”

― Ron White

“I much prefer playing the bad guys. I think they are always the most interesting characters. I liken it to painting: if you’re playing the good guy, you get three colors: red, white and blue. But if you’re the bad guy, you get the whole palette.”

― Ronny Cox

“We see the sea as this place of leisure and this place, you know, a blue patch on the map to fly over because we all go by plane these days, mostly. And we don’t really see it as a place of industry anymore.”

― Rose George

“We live in a state with a wonderful climate and plenty of natural beauty, from the shores of Cumberland Island to the Chattahoochee River to the Blue Ridge Mountains.”

― Roy Barnes

“English is an outrageous tangle of those derivations and other multifarious linguistic influences, from Yiddish to Shoshone, which has grown up around a gnarly core of chewy, clangorous yawps derived from ancestors who painted themselves blue to frighten their enemies.”

― Roy Blount, Jr.

“Checking your phone during dinner is no less rude than reading ‘People’ during dinner, which I once saw a woman do at Blue Ribbon Brooklyn as she dined with her husband/boyfriend/whatever.”

― Rumaan Alam

“The Blue Ridge Mountains are an incredible place.”

― Rupert Friend

“The truth of anything doesn’t matter anymore. What’s right doesn’t matter. What makes economic common sense doesn’t matter. I’m blue in the face over it.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“I don’t know what my appeal is. I can see I’ve got blue eyes and don’t look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame but I can’t understand the fuss.”

― Rutger Hauer

“I was convinced that acting was for fools. I was on the stage when I was eight with my father, he was playing one of those Greek blind guys that sees things and warns people, whilst I was in a blue skirt. I think there were 5,000 people in the theatre, it was ridiculous.”

― Rutger Hauer

“I had to keep reminding myself in ‘Blue Valentine’ that I was actually making a film.”

― Ryan Gosling

“I’m a bit of an M&M nut. I like the blue ones. I pick them out.”

― Ryan Reynolds

“The sky, the sky beyond the door is blue.”

― Ryan Stiles

“In France, successive waves of Gaul, Visigoth, and Frank have swept over the land and have dominated it. But the fair hair and blue eyes and the clear skin of the conquering races have been submerged by the rising and overflow of the dusky blood of the original population.”

― Sabine Baring-Gould

“I like to emphasize my eyes because if I do it well enough, then they look very blue.”

― Sabrina Carpenter

“I taught up in Maine a couple of times and wasn’t able to take a single picture. All that blue sky! Ugh. Sparkling clear air, just terrible. I couldn’t do it.”

― Sally Mann

“My English was limited to vacationing and not really engaging with Americans. I knew ‘shopping’ and ‘eating’ English – I could say ‘blue sweater,’ ‘creme brulee,’ and ‘Caesar salad,’ – so I came here thinking I spoke English.”

― Salma Hayek

“Thomas Pynchon looks exactly like Thomas Pynchon should look. He is tall, he wears lumberjack shirts and blue jeans. He has Albert Einstein white hair and Bugs Bunny front teeth.”

― Salman Rushdie

“I’m the worst. I get on my Instagram, put up a picture of my face looking all cheekbones and blue steel, and get massive dopamine hits when I see the likes come in.”

― Sam Fender

“’Blue Valentine’ was a really sad movie, but I loved the moments when they’re discovering each other for the first time.”

― Sam Heughan

“The price of diamonds can vary greatly depending on size, cut, color, and other factors, including whether they have a history. But because of the rarity of blue boron diamonds, they often fetch more money than gems of similar quality.”

― Sam Kean

“A lot of children remember seeing cartoons, ‘Pinocchio’ or ‘Bambi’ or something that breaks their heart. I remember seeing ‘The Blue Angel’ and it breaking my heart. It was the first time I realised there was an adult world – that adults could damage each other or destroy each other emotionally.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“On the rare occasions when U.N. blue helmets have made the news in the past, it has unfortunately too often been in the context of situations where peacekeepers have failed to shield civilians, or even when the peacekeepers themselves have been involved in abuse.”

― Samantha Power

“Football is beautiful. Football is beautiful because whether you win, draw, or lose, you can go and shake your opponent’s hand, whether they’re white or black or red or blue.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“I have no problems with the blue astro-turf. I have got used to it, and I believe that we have got sufficient games to get accustomed to playing on blue turf.”

― Sandeep Singh

“When I was in graduate school in consumer science and math, all of the big companies had labs, all doing blue sky research.”

― Sandra Lerner

“I’ve always leaned toward a feminine, funky style, even in business settings. I used to paint my nails blue in 1993, before it was mainstream.”

― Sara Blakely

“Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children’s faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.”

― Sara Teasdale

“The opportunity to orbit the Earth, witnessing multiple sunrises and sunsets every day, looking back to our small blue life-sustaining jewel from a distance, gives me the greatest sense of anticipation.”

― Sarah Brightman

“We’re red, white and blue, and President Obama, we are through with you.”

― Sarah Palin

“Walter Mosley was not the first black crime writer, nor was he the first to fuse genre conventions with larger social concerns. But when ‘Devil in a Blue Dress’ introduced the Los Angeles-based private detective Easy Rawlins nearly 20 years ago, it was clear the author set out to stretch the boundaries of the mystery and thriller framework.”

― Sarah Weinman

“Wambaugh’s naturalistic portrait of the cop world turned ‘Centurions’ and ‘The Blue Knight’ (1972) into bestsellers, but his next two books made him relevant to a larger audience and to the next generation of crime writers.”

― Sarah Weinman

“Film rights were in the offing for ‘The Onion Field,’ eventually made into a movie in 1979; ‘The New Centurions’ became a 1972 film starring George C. Scott, while ‘The Blue Knight’ starred William Holden in a 1973 mini-series version.”

― Sarah Weinman

“Most of the roles that I go for are Americans, so the first thing I had to do was pin down the American accent – which is obviously in ‘Blue Crush 2.’”

― Sasha Jackson

“It wasn’t until I did a musical revue in Paris in the 1980s called ‘Black and Blue,’ and met the great men and women responsible for the progress of tap dance, that my relationship with the dance really began.”

― Savion Glover

“I am not in the business of pointing fingers or making excuses. However, recent history has shown that I, like thousands of others in Ireland, incorrectly relied upon the persons who guided Anglo and who wrongfully sought to portray a ‘blue chip’ Irish banking sector.”

― Sean Quinn

“I wanted to be like my friends. I hung out with girls who had blue eyes and blond hair and I thought, ‘I want to look like them!’”

― Selena Gomez

“I’m sick of watching ‘Blue Lives Matter’ supporters idly stand by any police officer simply because he wears blue, ignoring the facts that should make them cringe in disbelief and horror. Police brutality is systemic, not anecdotal.”

― Seph Lawless

“All my bloody pants look the same; all my sweaters look the same. The shirts change; they’re all blue.”

― Sergio Marchionne

“The Taj, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Cracao Basilica and Polish church are some monuments that hold a special place in my memory.”

― Shaan

“In my early performing days, I played gigs under the pseudonym Whitey McFearsun. I painted my face blue, wore crimson lipstick, and strung on some tight silver latex pants.”

― Shawn Amos

“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.”

― Shay Mitchell

“When you get up, the night and day is a contradiction. But you get up at 4 A.M. That first blush of blue is where the night and day are trying to find harmony with each other. Harmony is the notes that Mozart didn’t give you, but somehow the contradiction of his notes suggest that. All contradictions of his notes suggest the harmony.”

― Shekhar Kapur

“Brands started calling me out of the blue as I racked up over 5 million views on YouTube. And now I make my living being what they call a ‘lifestyle and travel influencer.’”

― Shenaz Treasury

“I loved ‘Blue Velvet.’”

― Sheryl Lee

“I am thankful to Nichia Chemical Corporation and its founder Nobu Ogawa, who gave me the research opportunity to create a blue LED.”

― Shuji Nakamura

“When I go out or to an event, I’ll wear blue jeans and a shirt. And sometimes when I go to an event I’ll wear camouflage. It depends what kind of mood I’m in.”

― Si Robertson

“I think as a Canadian hockey player, you go through it in your mind so many times, being able to stand on that blue line and hear your national anthem play and being a gold medal champion, you dream of that. And then to be able to accomplish that and actually win a gold medal and represent your country its an amazing feeling.”

― Sidney Crosby

“It’s important to slow down, every now and then, for no other reason than to call someone to say ‘Hi.’ It doesn’t have to be a long conversation. Just calling out of the blue does more to let someone know you still care about them than nearly anything else.”

― Simon Sinek

“I love the ocean. I’ve always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding. And the fear of it.”

― Siouxsie Sioux

“Like Picasso, I go through blue periods, green periods, or grey periods.”

― Sonia Rykiel

“I’ve never been interested in dressing one woman. What’s interested me was to have a philosophy. It hasn’t been important to put a woman in a blue dress. I wanted to dress women who wanted to look at themselves. To stand out. To be women who were not part of the crowd. A woman who fights and advances.”

― Sonia Rykiel

“I always wanted to be a ‘Blue Peter’ presenter when I grew up!”

― Sophie Aldred

“I think swag is very important to rappers. It’s the overall appearance and style of an artist – these blue shorts and this blue hat and this $80,000 chain, this jewelry and all these tattoos, that’s swag.”

― Soulja Boy

“A lot of times, really wonderful things that have come my way have come basically out of the blue.”

― Stacey D’Erasmo

“The story of Little Blue Riding Hood is true. Only the color has been changed to prevent an investigation.”

― Stan Freberg

“The discoloration is very minimal. I have not turned blue. The extent of skin discoloration is not even remotely near what the news media are saying. It is barely noticeable.”

― Stan Jones

“The Egyptian FA have tried to persuade me to play for them, but all I’m dreaming about is the blue jersey.”

― Stephan El Shaarawy

“Eisenhower had the clearest blue eyes. He would fix them on you. In my every interview with him, he would lock his eyes on to mine and keep them there.”

― Stephen Ambrose

“It never crossed my mind to make a film about Muhammad Ali or the Queen or any of them! They just come out of the blue.”

― Stephen Frears

“I wish I could write ‘Taxi Driver,’ or ‘Blue Velvet,’ something brave, audacious, dramatic and dark. I don’t know if I have the darkness in my own soul to be able to tap into it, unfortunately.”

― Stephen Merchant

“Under the Trump tax plan, we are no longer going to subsidize big government in blue states. Now those who choose to live in blue states are going to have to join with their neighbors, collect their pitchforks, and demand tax and spending cuts from city hall and the state capital.”

― Stephen Moore

“Blue staters tend to send liberal politicians to office, who then vote for bigger federal spending – even though a greater share of the money goes to the red states.”

― Stephen Moore

“Some eco groups suggest that as many as 73 million sharks are killed globally every year. Hammerheads, blue sharks, mako sharks – they’re disappearing, and they ain’t coming back.”

― Stephen Rodrick

“There are many reasons why I hate college football. The 4-hour games drone on longer than Steve Lyons during the American League playoffs. The ever-expanding season threatens to creep into early July. Boise, Idaho, hosts a bowl game. And it’s played on blue artificial turf.”

― Stephen Rodrick

“Acting on a blue screen is awful.”

― Steve Burns

“I learned really valuable lessons from ‘Blue’s Clues.’ I’d repeat them every day. ‘You can do things. You are smart.’”

― Steve Burns

“As much as I’d like to think and as much as people mistakenly think my audience is blue collar people in the heart of America, my audience is basically, in the States, an NPR audience. I play college towns in the summer because that’s who comes to see me.”

― Steve Earle

“Once in a blue moon, an entire industry is a good short.”

― Steve Eisman

“People say I should be running for a gold medal for the old red, white and blue and all that bull, but it’s not gonna be that way.”

― Steve Prefontaine

“Growing up in Bloomington, Minn., I loved the ritual of dressing for Little League – in white socks, blue stirrups, belted pants, a double-knit jersey, and the cap I’d hold over my face to screen out mosquitoes in right field.”

― Steve Rushin

“I’d always thought that ‘NYPD Blue’ really would open those doors. While I think it created a much broader template for cable, I don’t think it really did that much for network television.”

― Steven Bochco

“Even though chess isn’t the toughest thing that computers will tackle for centuries, it stood as a handy symbol for human intelligence. No matter what human-like feat computers perform in the future, the Deep Blue match demands an indelible dot on all timelines of AI progress.”

― Steven Levy

“I think if I’d never had found pro wrestling, I’d be a blue collar guy, working a 9-to-5 job.”

― Stone Cold Steve Austin

“Kinsey was never a lawyer. She’s strictly blue collar.”

― Sue Grafton

“Joe Frazier was the epitome of a champion. I mean, here is a guy who was total old school, blue collar, who would fight anybody. You know, he didn’t tell you he was the best fighter pound for pound.”

― Sugar Ray Leonard

“We really have the most beautiful planet in our solar system. None other can sustain life like we know it. None other has blue water and white clouds covering colorful landmasses filled with thriving, beautiful, living things like human beings.”

― Sunita Williams

“I’ll never throw away my blue jeans.”

― Susan Ford

“After one hundred days of confinement following a bone marrow transplant, I rejoiced in taking short walks to a nearby park as I was writing ‘Girl in Hyacinth Blue.’ The uncertainty of my survival made every blade of grass gorgeous in its green intensity, lifting itself up, doing its part to make the world beautiful.”

― Susan Vreeland

“A man should definitely own a couple of blue denims, white crew neck T-shirt, a versatile blazer, comfortable pair of boxers, and coloured sneakers.”

― Sushant Singh Rajput

“A leader is not born out of the blue. You have to know the pulse of the people from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Gujarat to Guwahati. You have to relate yourself with them, and only then does one become a leader.”

― Sushma Swaraj

“No water, no life. No blue, no green.”

― Sylvia Earle

“Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There’s still time, but not a lot, to turn things around.”

― Sylvia Earle

“When I first ventured into the Gulf of Mexico in the 1950s, the sea appeared to be a blue infinity too large, too wild to be harmed by anything that people could do.”

― Sylvia Earle

“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.”

― Sylvia Plath

“Born with blue spectacles, you would think the world was blue and never be conscious of the existence of the distorting glass.”

― T. E. Hulme

“The troops aren’t red and blue. They’re not black and white. They’re not male and female. They are Americans! When they put their uniforms on, they are Americans. And that’s a fact.”

― Tamron Hall

“Every man’s closet should be dark pair of blue jeans, a black jean, and a mid wash jean.”

― Tan France

“Urban Fantasy is a subgenre pretty much designed for teenagers. It’s pretty twee, but I adore it. I’ve been trying to come up with an Urban Fantasy comic ever since I’d read the Nancy Collins ‘Sonja Blue’ series years ago.”

― Ted Naifeh

“This new movie, ‘Full Moon in Blue Water,’ I loved the idea of working with Gene Hackman, who is a great actor, but when I read the script, I threw it right into the trash can, because I didn’t like this woman. She was just a doormat.”

― Teri Garr

“I put a limited time on the blues. I say, ‘I allowed myself to be blue for four hours, and now I’m going to stop.’”

― Teri Hatcher

“In the 1960s, my first-generation immigrant parents were gifted the olive branch of a blue British passport when working for the British Army in Cyprus. It completely transformed the Paphitis story.”

― Theo Paphitis

“I was looking at a photograph of the 1997 election campaign yesterday, and I thought: ‘My God. Did I really have that hairstyle? And that Tory blue suit?’”

― Theresa May

“When I was a staff writer on ‘NYPD Blue,’ it was truly my job to hear David Milch’s voice for that show and to deliver episodes that embodied that voice.”

― Theresa Rebeck

“I fought violently for the autonomy of architecture. It’s a very passive, weak profession where people deliver a service. You want a blue door, you get a blue door. You want it to look neo-Spanish, you get neo-Spanish. Architecture with any authenticity represents resistance. Resistance is a good thing.”

― Thom Mayne

“Rather than have it the principal thing in my son’s mind, I would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament.”

― Thomas Arnold

“The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“There’s nothing better for kids than a bucket and shovel at the beach. I grew up across the marsh from The Citadel. We loved buying chicken necks at the Piggly Wiggly, tying them to a string on a stick and catching blue crabs.”

― Thomas Gibson

“My favorite thing to wear from about first to third grade was a blue t-shirt with an iron-on monkey and the caption ‘Here Comes Trouble.’”

― Tig Notaro

“I think if you look all across the country, the so-called Blue Dogs are all gone to kennel. There are no more Blue Dogs, they’re called Republicans. People would rather elect consistently conservative Republicans than Blue Dogs, who are only conservative when it’s convenient.”

― Tim Griffin

“The President doesn’t ring people out of the blue, so you know you’ve done something well.”

― Tim Howard

“As I got older, I had more experience with borders. Some literal – living in the dramatically blue misty mountains on the line between North Carolina and Tennessee, and living in California – home to expats, transplants, and refugees from both sides of innumerable borders.”

― Tim Pratt

“I’ve been lucky-my looks haven’t put me into one category. I don’t look like a blue blood. I don’t look like a criminal. I don’t look like anything.”

― Tim Robbins

“The people I represent in Northeast Ohio and the tens of millions of workers across our country are proud to be called blue collar.”

― Tim Ryan

“I was on ‘Blue Bloods.’ Which I think got cut.”

― Tituss Burgess

“Hopper’s best friend, Dean Stockwell, who starred with him in ‘Blue Velvet,’ let me watch golf with him while parsing out memories of when he and Hopper went off the deep end in Mexico.”

― Tom Folsom

“My mother bought me a brand new suit for going away to college. We were poor, but she wanted me to have that. It was a powder blue suit with peg pants – you know, skinny at the bottom. I think I made quite an impression with that.”

― Tom Heinsohn

“I wouldn’t think I would coach again, because it would just be hard not being in the Cowboys’ blue.”

― Tom Landry

“I have a special feeling for Blue Hills CC, where I won perhaps the most important tournament of my life when I was 14 – the Kansas City Match Play Championship. It gave me a dream of becoming a professional golfer.”

― Tom Watson

“I’m not a fan of what we call ‘friendly fire’ or ‘blue on blue.’ We don’t want to have that.”

― Tommy Franks

“I bleed Dodger blue!”

― Tommy Lasorda

“I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I’m going to the big Dodger in the sky.”

― Tommy Lasorda

“I used to take formal notes in lines of blue, and underline the key words in red, and I realised I needed only the key words and the idea. Then to bring in connections, I drew arrows and put in images and codes. It was a picture outside my head of what was inside my head – ‘mind map’ is the language my brain spoke.”

― Tony Buzan

“The FCC was founded in 1934, and their first major action was in 1941 when they broke up NBC. NBC used to be NBC Red and NBC Blue, and they broke them up for the same exact reason: that there wasn’t going to be a diversity of voices and because they were vertically integrated.”

― Tony Cardenas

“Like most things that happen with Sabbath, it happened all of a sudden. I was intending on doing some recording, but out of the blue, Sharon called up and said she wanted us to do these gigs with Ozzy. I said that if everybody else was up to it then I would love to do it.”

― Tony Iommi

“I love blue in all its shades and textures. I wear navy like others wear black, and I love the blue in flowers – cornflowers, delphiniums.”

― Tory Burch

“If wearing a weave is what makes you feel beautiful, if wearing a wig, if wearing your hair pink, blue, that’s what matters, in my opinion.”

― Tracee Ellis Ross

“Not a lot of people take advantage of that opportunity of being different. A lot of kids that are highly touted coming out of high school, like, doing the traditional thing and going to the blue bloods and all that, but I was always different growing up.”

― Trae Young

“My politics are: I’m a trustbuster. Very focused. And yeah, I’m pro-efficiency. I want the most economic activity at the lowest price possible. It’s good for everybody; it’s not red or blue.”

― Travis Kalanick

“Most Americans in both red and blue states reject and resent the message being sent by Hollywood and some in the media that values are subjective, to be defined by the individual and not by God.”

― Trent Lott

“Sometimes on my show, I just play something out of the blue, and the band picks up on it.”

― Trombone Shorty

“Really, I’ve been working forever, just doing music, and then all of a sudden, out of the blue, everybody is just on it.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“Blue and green eyes will be so common that dark brown will become the rare and newly desired eye color.”

― Tyra Banks

“How many people have different opinions in this world? Every different person has a different opinion of what that bottle really is or what colour it is. If I say that bottle is clear, there will be someone out there telling me that bottle is green or blue.”

― Tyson Fury

“Tall, sandy blonde, with sort of blue eyes, skinny in places, fat in others. An average gal.”

― Uma Thurman

“On some days in prison you might just need to get out of there, but on some days – not all days, but some – you might be able to see the sky and see the blue in it.”

― Uzo Aduba

“The attempts to command the climate and decide about the temperature on our planet are wrong and arrogant. I wrote a book about it which was published in English under the title ‘Blue Planet in Green Shackles.’”

― Vaclav Klaus

“I wear weird-colored toenail polish – like blue, green, or yellow. If it’s strange-looking, I will wear it.”

― Vanna White

“The ancient Greek philosophers were blonde and blue-eyed and, even then, talked about how their race was mixed with others and how this affected their society negatively. When there were no more natural blondes and no more blue eyes in Greece, they incidentally stopped producing great philosophers.”

― Varg Vikernes

“I’ve had people come up and actually pick me up out of the blue. That gets a little annoying.”

― Verne Troyer

“I love the Ronettes, the ‘do-run-run-run’ pop stuff. I love the lyrics, having ‘blue, blue blue’ being repetitive.”

― Ville Valo

“In Asia, red is the colour of joy; red is the colour of festivities and of celebration. In Chinese culture, blue is the colour of mourning.”

― Vincent Tan

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”

― Vincent Van Gogh

“I could be completely mad and sound like David Icke, but I just find people with blue eyes colder, less passionate, and more calculated people.”

― Viv Albertine

“Our blood will turn from red to blue, although our money is but new.”

― Walter Annenberg

“No, but there are people I grew up with from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains that would give any person on ‘Justified’ a run for their money in the scary department.”

― Walton Goggins

“NBC’s pilot season of 1994 is legendary in the business. In a world where failure is commonplace, we midwifed the birth of both ‘Friends’ and ‘ER’. While ‘ER’ came essentially out of the blue, we’d been casting around for a ‘Friends’-like show for some time at the network.”

― Warren Littlefield

“The deeper the blue becomes, the more strongly it calls man towards the infinite, awakening in him a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural… The brighter it becomes, the more it loses its sound, until it turns into silent stillness and becomes white.”

― Wassily Kandinsky

“Computers are scary. They’re nightmares to fix, lose our stuff, and, on occasion, they crash, producing the blue screen of death. Steve Jobs knew this. He knew that computers were bulky and hernia-inducing and Darth Vader black. He understood the value of declarative design.”

― Wesley Morris

“I think my favorite two words are ‘true blue.’ I think those words are really important, and the spirit of them has been lost.”

― Whit Stillman

“My absolute favorite pieces are ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and ‘Begin the Beguine.’ I play these when I am working.”

― Wilbur Smith

“I bleed Ford blue.”

― William Clay Ford, Jr.

“The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at.”

― William Cullen Bryant

“Even though shows like NYPD Blue are soaps in my opinion, but they’re individualized to an extent that you can still follow what’s going on if you miss a week.”

― William Devane

“The admirals of his majesty’s fleet are classed into three squadrons, viz. the red, the white, and the blue.”

― William Falconer

“And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.”

― William Gibson

“Beauty is that little something that fills the whole world, and is contained neither in a single straight nose, a long eyelash, nor a blue mountain. Some see it in a leg of mutton, others in a compound fracture; and to expect others to accept one’s own definition of it is as absurd as to expect all humanity to use the same toilet-brush.”

― William Morris Hunt

“The last few years have been my happiest. I’m happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don’t feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit.”

― William Proxmire

“Blue oblivion, largely lit, smiled and smiled at me.”

― William Rose Benet

“A cat’s rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering.”

― William S. Burroughs

“When you’re young, the blue blazer feels like a grown-up costume.”

― Willie Geist

“Contrary to conventional wisdom, the blue blazer’s a bit of a loose cannon. A suit decided long ago what it wanted to be, and it doesn’t want to hear your ideas, but a blue blazer only got around to half the job. So it leaves it up to you to find its bottoms. Gray slacks, blue jeans, patterns, white pants and different blue shades all work.”

― Willie Geist

“I can’t say for sure where I was headed the first time my mom put a blue blazer on me. Church, probably. West Side Presbyterian in Ridgewood, New Jersey, specifically, where my blazer was paired with a clip-on tie and a pair of khakis for a Sunday morning with my fellow congregants.”

― Willie Geist

“I find, a lot of the time, kids can get stuck on, ‘Oh no, he doesn’t have blue eyes,’ with books. You’re kind of like, ‘Well, that you’re going to get over by the time the movie comes out.’”

― Wyck Godfrey

“On the sets, Ali Zafar was extremely entertaining… he would just start singing out of the blue. It was just great!”

― Yami Gautam

“All my songs depict a slice of life and how youngsters perceive it. My song ‘Blue Eyes’ is exactly the kind of conversation a 21 or 22-year-old guy will have with the girl he likes.”

― Yo Yo Honey Singh

“I did one show in Chennai. There was this little kid, dressed up as I dressed in ‘Blue Eyes.’ That’s fame for me.”

― Yo Yo Honey Singh

“When you’re in a fighter jet and there’s a dark layer of clouds with just one blue hole with the sun going through it, you shoot for that hole. You go vertical into the light, and suddenly, instead of gray and dark, it’s light and blue. You are totally connected with the elements. You are in another world.”

― Yves Rossy

“I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.”

― Yves Saint Laurent

“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.”

― Yves Saint Laurent

“With only 2 percent of the world’s proven reserves of oil, we in the United States can pump until we are blue in the face and it will not change the fact that we need more diverse and more secure sources of energy.”

― Zach Wamp

“My generation, we really have to step up to the plate and vote. Tweeting is great – people say, ‘Oh, I don’t want this or that’ – but at the end of the day, tweeting isn’t a ballot. Just saying that you don’t like someone on Twitter is not going to turn a state blue or red. You have to vote.”

― Zendaya
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