Black

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.

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Famous quotes containing the word black:

    Never ‘eld with mournin’ meself. I always say, life’s black enough as it is without dressin’ in it, too.
    Philip Dunne (1908–1992)

    To avoid the consequences of posterity the mulattos give the blacks a first class letting alone. There is a frantic stampede white-ward to escape from Jamaica’s black mass.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

    Visit the Navy-Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with its black arts,—a mere shadow and reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms with funeral accompaniments.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)