A collection of proverbs and quotes about the color blue.
Big black bugs bleed blue black blood but baby black bugs bleed blue blood.
(If an additional full moon appears in a subdivision of a year: either the third of fourth full moon in a season, or the second full moon in a calendar month, this is called a Blue Moon.)
He had a blue coat and a long brown beard; his eyes were blue and bright, and his face was red as a ripe apple, but creased into a hundred wrinkles of laughter.
The Fellowship of the Ring
J. R. R. Tolkien
Description of Tom Bombadil
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Lyrics “What a Wonderful World”
Once in a blue moon.
(After a long time. If something happens once in a blue moon, it will not often happen.)
The lepidopterist who records in her notebook that a butterfly is blue may not stop to consider that this is true only because the giant ball of nuclear fuel ninety-three million miles away happens to maintain a surface temperature just right for shedding certain wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation on the Earth; that the eyes of humans have evolved to be sensitive to those wavelengths; that the eye can discriminate slightly different wavelengths as colours; that one of those colours has, by cultural consensus, been defined as 'blue', and so on. Nevertheless, science benefits from the lepidopterist's note that the butterfly is blue.
Seeing further: the story of science & the Royal Society
The sky was a midnight-blue, like warm, deep, blue water, and the moon seemed to lie on it like a water-lily, floating forward with an invisible current.
Willa Sibert Cather
There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
Vincent Van Gogh
Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?
(Title of paintings.)
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