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:
“Ladies and gents. The time has passed. The time has passed. Got to be a better way. I say to you, cant any longer, oh no, cant any longer, play off black against old, young against poor.
This country cannot house its houseless. Feed its foodless. Theyre demanding a government of the people. Peopled by people. Our faith. Our compassion. Our courage on the gridiron. The basic
indifference that made this country great.”
—Jeremy Larner, U.S. screenwriter, and Michael Ritchie. Bill McKay (Robert Redford)
“[When asked: Will not woman suffrage make the black woman the political equal of the white woman and does not political equality mean social equality?:] If it does then men by keeping both white and black women disfranchised have already established social equality!”
—Anna Howard Shaw (18471919)
“I am black and beautiful, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Song of Solomon 1:5.