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:
“A slight wind shakes the seed-pods
my thoughts are spent
as the black seeds.”
—Hilda Doolittle (18861961)
“This is the black sea-brute bulling through wave-wrack,”
—William Stanley Merwin (b. 1927)
“Thus Winter falls,
A heavy gloom oppressive oer the world
Through Nature shedding influence malign,
And rouses up the seeds of dark disease.
The soul of man dies in him, loathing life,
And black with more than melancholy views.”
—James Thomson (17001748)