Yellow (/ˈjɛloʊ/) is the color of gold, butter, or ripe lemons. In the spectrum of visible light, and in the traditional color wheel used by painters, yellow is located between green and orange.
Yellow is commonly associated with gold, sunshine, reason, optimism and pleasure, but also with envy, jealousy and betrayal. It plays an important part in Asian culture, particularly in China.
Famous quotes containing the word yellow:
“Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star:
So many times do I love again.”
—Thomas Lovell Beddoes (18031849)
“Hes made a harp of her breast-bane,
Whose sound wad melt a heart of stane.
Hes taen three locks o her yellow hair,
And wi them strung his harp sae rare.”
—Unknown. Binnorie; or, The Two Sisters (l. 4144)
“Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white
beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your
voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit
single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity? and
will you yet call yourself young?”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)