A collection of proverbs and quotes about the color Black.

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A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
Groucho Marx

A black hen lays a white egg.

A black hole is never empty.
(unknown author)

A black plum is as sweet as a white.

All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence.
Sylvia Plath

As black as a crow.

Big black bugs bleed blue black blood but baby black bugs bleed blue blood.
(unknown author)
Tongue twister.

Black as the devil, Hot as hell, Pure as an angel, Sweet as love.
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand

Black cows give white milk.

Black holes are where God divided by zero.
Albert Einstein

Black holes aren't as black as they are painted.
Stephen Hawking
Source: Illustrated Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe

Black soil produces white bread.

Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water.
(unknown author)

Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.

Crows everywhere are equally black.

Death is the black camel that kneels before every door.

Diversity doesn't mean black and white only.
Henry Louis Gates

Do you have to be black or white to play the blues?
Keith Richards

Ebony and Ivory live together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my piano keyboard, Oh Lord why don't we?
Paul McCartney
Source: Ebony and Ivory lyrics

February is the uncertain month, neither black nor white but all shades between by turns. Nothing is sure.
Gladys Hasty Carroll

Golden dishes will never turn black.

He is the black sheep of the family.
He is a disreputable member of the family.

I look inside myself and see my heart is black.
The Rolling Stones
Source: Paint it Black Lyrics

I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
With flowers and my love, both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a new born baby, it just happens every day.
The Rolling Stones
Source: Paint it Black Lyrics

I see a red door and I want it painted black.
The Rolling Stones

It always looks darkest just before it gets totally black.
Charlie Brown

Men make the earth black from green leaves.

Out of a white egg often comes a black chick.

Paint it black.
The Rolling Stones

The black dog gets the food; the white dog gets the blame.

The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice.

The devil is not as black as he is painted.

The gardener's hands are black with earth but his loaves are white.

The spider lay dead beside him, and his sword-blade was stained black.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Hobbit - Chapter 8 - Flies and Spiders
Bilbo killed a spider

The zebra told the white horse, "I am white," and told the black horse, "I am actually black".
(unknown author)

There is a black sheep in every flock.
In each group there is always someone who doesn't behave like the others.

What is the color of a hole if it is not black?

When a dove begins to fly with crows, its feathers remain white but its heart grows black.

When a dove begins to fly with crows, its feathers remains white but its heart grows black.

You didn't know whether Chuck Berry was black or white - it was not a concern.
Keith Richards

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