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:
“Never shall a young man,
Thrown into despair
By those great honey-coloured
Ramparts at your ear,
Love you for yourself alone
And not your yellow hair.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“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)
“Tom: All right, boys. Cmon. Why dont you say Im a yellow belly and a big mouth at that?
Shep: You yellow? Who thinks youre yellow? Did you hear what he said? A guy whos got the nerve to marry? Thats more than Flash Gordon ever did.”
—Billy Wilder (b. 1906)