Black is the color of coal, ebony, and the night sky. It is the very darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light. It is the opposite of white.
In the Western World, it is the color most commonly associated with mourning, the end, secrets, magic, power, violence, evil, and elegance.
Famous quotes containing the word black:
“Street lamps come out, and lean at corners, awry,
Casting black shadows, oblique and intense....”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)
“Black girl black girl
lips as curved as cherries
full as grape bunches
sweet as blackberries”
—Dudley Randall (b. 1914)
“I think what everybody calls a miracle is just common sense.... You can look at the attitudes when people come in. Thats why they call it a miracle. These are black kids and theyre not supposed to know the things they know and achieve the way they are achieving.”
—Marva Nettles Collins (b. 1936)