Red

Red is the color of blood, a ruby, and strawberries. It is next to orange at the end of the visible spectrum of light, and is commonly associated with danger, sacrifice, passion, fire, beauty, blood, anger, socialism and communism, and in China and many other cultures, with happiness.

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Famous quotes containing the word red:

    The red rose whispers of passion,
    And the white rose breathes of love;
    O, the red rose is a falcon,
    And the white rose is a dove.
    John Boyle O’Reilly (1844–1890)

    The silence is death.
    It comes each day with its shock
    to sit on my shoulder, a white bird,
    and peck at the black eyes
    and the vibrating red muscle
    of my mouth.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    The true colour of life is the colour of the body, the colour of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood.
    Alice Meynell (1847–1922)