White is the color of pure snow or milk. It is the color of light that contains all of the wavelengths of the visible spectrum without absorption. It is the opposite of black.
Culturally, white is associated with holiness, goodness, and purity.
Famous quotes containing the word white:
“His thoughts, delivered to me
From the white coverlet and pillow,
I see now, were inheritances
Delicate riders of the storm.”
—Hart Crane (18991932)
“The next forenoon we went to Oldtown.... The Indian is said to cultivate the vices rather than the virtues of the white man. Yet this village was cleaner than I expected, far cleaner than such Irish villages as I have seen.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Supererogatory divinations one is
lured on by!
is decent. As if the white page
were a clean tablecloth ...”
—Denise Levertov (b. 1923)