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:
“Did Johnny look flashy?
Yes, his white-on-white shirt and tie were luminous.
His trousers were creased like knives to the tops of his shoes
And his yellow straw hat came down to his dark glasses.”
—David Wagoner (b. 1926)
“It was a quiet Sunday morning, with more of the auroral rosy and white than of the yellow light in it, as if it dated from earlier than the fall of man, and still preserved a heathenish integrity.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“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)