Best Quotes About Gray

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt

Speed kills colour… the gyroscope, when turning at full speed, shows up gray. -Paul Morand

Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through. -Anthony Burgess

They can see the brave silhouette from almost anywhere in the District of Columbia and use it as a compass to locate other monuments and eventually to find their way out of the great, gray federal wilderness. -Hugh Sidey

My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder. -William Golding

The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs. -Hunter S. Thompson

When you're the victim of the behavior, it's black and white; when you're the perpetrator, there are a million shades of gray. -Laura Schlessinger

Fair use is always going to be a gray area, and it should be. We need to allow for things we can't see yet. -Robin Gross

When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep. -William Butler Yeats

Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray. -Jean Paul

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy. -George Bancroft

It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Many foxes grow gray but few grow good. -Benjamin Franklin

Worry – a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray. -Benjamin Disraeli

It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after. -George Ade

There is only one cure for gray hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine. -P. G. Wodehouse

The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion. -George Steiner

The moon is essentially gray, no color; looks like plaster of Paris or sort of a grayish beach sand. -Jim Lovell

Rosiness is not a worse windowpane than gloomy gray when viewing the world. -Grace Paley

People that are 40, they don't sit around at talk about gray hair and how it covers their hair. They talk about highlighting, of course they're covering gray, but they don't talk about it that way. They're going to get their colors because they need a little lightening. -Andie MacDowell

It's an art to live with pain… mix the light into gray. -Eddie Vedder

As I've said repeatedly, Republicans are very good at describing things in black and white; Democrats are very good at describing the 11 shades of gray. -Joseph C. Wilson

On the king's gate the moss grew gray; The king came not. They call'd him dead; And made his eldest son, one day, Slave in his father's stead. -Helen Hunt Jackson

They sit there in committees day after day, And they each put in a color and it comes out gray. And we all have heard the saying, which is true as well as witty, That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee. -Allan Sherman

Through the small tall bathroom window the December yard is gray and scratchy, the tree calligraphic. -Dave Eggers

It was post war. It was very gray, very dreary. Everything was still rationed when I first saw the United States in 1951. I went over to visit my sister who was a war bride. -John Mahoney

Do not expect the world to look bright, if you habitually wear gray-brown glasses. -Charles William Eliot

The man in gray decided to take the Glen Suite of diamonds at midnight. Provided they were still in the apartment safe and the occupants away. This he needed to know. So he watched and he waited. At half past seven he was rewarded. -Frederick Forsyth

It is quite possible we may have formed entirely erroneous ideas of what we actually see. The greenish gray patches may not be seas at all, nor the ruddy continents, solid land. Neither may the obscuring patches be clouds of vapor. -Edward E. Barnard

Everything in life is gray, you know. -Jeannette Walls

We don't often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle. We all prefer to think that every man who wore the blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart. -Rebecca Harding Davis

I don't know if many people know this about me, but I have multiple sclerosis. So I don't have time for a lot of shades of gray. I don't have time for BS. -Neil Cavuto

There's a gray area there that I'm satisfied is not gray. -Robert Conrad

Life isn't black and white. It's a million gray areas, don't you find? -Ridley Scott

The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself. Before me lay a long gray line with a black mark down the center. The birds were singing. It was spring. -Burl Ives

We know well and we know chronically ill, but there is a whole bunch of gray in between where I think we can heal people before they become chronically sick. I believe our thoughts make us sick. -Marie Osmond

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up. -Allen Klein

I just love doing sitcoms. I'd be in them till I was gray if they'd have me. -Jason Bateman

Sometimes I miss the spirit of London, but it's a very gray place. -Claire Forlani

Part of me longs to do a job where there's not a gray area. -Jodie Foster

I've tried doing so, for it was never my intention to paint only with gray. But in the course of my work I have eliminated one color after another, and what has remained is gray, gray, gray! -Alberto Giacometti

A clear cold morning with high wind: we caught in a trap a large gray wolf, and last night obtained in the same way a fox who had for some time infested the neighbourhood of the fort. -Meriwether Lewis

I know what's good for me. I can't play black or gray. I can't be a villain or anything close to one. I have to play white. -Alan Ladd

The enormous lake stretched flat and smooth and white all the way to the edge of the gray sky. Wagon tracks went away across it, so far that you could not see where they went; they ended in nothing at all. -Laura Ingalls Wilder

But in the east the sky was pale and through the gray woods came lanterns with wagons and horses, bringing Grandpa and Grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins. -Laura Ingalls Wilder

Even drawing gray hair at all is difficult to render in black and white. -Alison Bechdel

It's a hard thing to age a character because you can't really suddenly give someone gray hair. -Alison Bechdel

On a daily basis there are some huge ones that are, sure, from time to time, but it is helping the reader sort through all this sort of gray stuff out there. -Jim Lehrer

Most of the stories I have covered in 45 years have been gray stories. -Jim Lehrer

Henry Miller wrote novels, but he calls his protagonist Henry, often Henry Miller, and his books are in this gray area between memoir and novel. -Leslie Fiedler

For me, the summer will be pure gray – mother-of-pearl gray, very pale gray. To me, this is the big statement for summer. Then we have light blue, light turquoise, lots of pink. -Gianni Versace

That's why for Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society the colors are black and white. There are no gray issues. Life is black and it's white. There's no in-between. -Zakk Wylde

You don't need a uniform color: We used a mixture of brick red, browns and grays, and then threw in seashells, branches and various types of rock, so our walls ended up looking like cave paintings! -Randy Bachman

I don't think England is that gray but India is like a long drone. -Ray Davies

At NIH, what tends to happen is that the proven researchers tend to get the money. New researchers, younger researchers, or people on the cutting edge don't get the money until they have gray beards. -Mort Kondracke

I already hated that gray suit and then having to go through putting on that wig with a false front – again made me feel so trapped inside this person who was desperately wanting to break out of it but she was so caught up in the web of deception that she couldn't. -Kim Novak

All the American women had purple noses and gray lips and their faces were chalk white from terrible powder. I recognized that the United States could be my life's work. -Helena Rubinstein

You get money out of acting. You get gray hair out of directing. Actually, I get more of a rush from directing. -Tim Robbins

It's my memory, and what happened between that moment 10 or 15 years ago and now, there's a lot of gray area. -Tracey Emin

Electricity, the peril the wind sings to in the wires on a gray day. -Janet Frame

The nations of antiquity rolled away in the current of ages, Israel alone remained one indestructible edifice of gray antiquity… preserved by an internal and marvelous power. -Isaac Mayer Wise

The color of truth is gray. -Andre Gide

We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair. -Charles Lamb

The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail. -Christian Dior

Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright. -Van Wyck Brooks

No rival will steal away my sure love; that glory will be my gray hair. -Sextus Propertius

Nothing dates one so dreadfully as to think someplace is uptown. At our age one must be watchful of these conversational gray hairs. -Ruth Gordon

Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray. -Joe Garagiola

Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain. -William Styron

Most consequential choices involve shades of gray, and some fog is often useful in getting things done. -Timothy Geithner

I was watching 'Up In The Air' and I thought, 'Jesus, who's the old gray-haired guy?' And it was me. I never wear makeup for movies and now it's starting to show. -George Clooney

I would love to continue in music, with writing… but I am not the kind of person who will hang around if I start to become irrelevant. If that happens, I will bow down gracefully, raise my kids, and have a garden. And I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older. I don't need to be blonde when I'm 60! -Taylor Swift

But I was never, you know, when I see some kids today who are close to their parents, close to their friends… I think it's simply wonderful. I was not a happy kid. Back in those days, I remember the sick, gray days were better. Because when it was sunny I'd feel worse. -Mike Wallace

The gray has gone away. I am living in bright Technicolor. -Rosie O'Donnell

In every thriller written about Washington, particularly after 9/11, there are good guys and there are bad guys, and there's no gray area at all. -David Baldacci

The image we have of bin Laden in his final years in Abbottabad is of an aging man with a graying beard watching old footage of himself; just another suburban dad flipping though the channels with his remote. -Peter Bergen

I had ordered long legs, but they never arrived. My eyes are weird too, one is gray and the other is green. I have a crooked smile and my nose looks like a ski slope. No, I would not win a Miss contest. -Jane Seymour

And I cannot tell you how much I appreciate that because the days are long, the road is hard, the trials are there and I never know when, I have this little gray cloud that's over my head, when it's gonna start raining on me again. And I do need everyone's prayers. But I also believe that we're here for a purpose, and Mitt is prepared. -Ann Romney

You know when you're young and you see a play in high school, and the guys all have gray in their hair and they're trying to be old men and they have no idea what that's like? It's just that stupid the other way around. -Clint Eastwood

Life is about the gray areas. Things are seldom black and white, even when we wish they were and think they should be, and I like exploring this nuanced terrain. -Emily Giffin

I've always said that gray hair looks good on everybody but yourself. To me, it makes me look old. -Kenny Rogers

The moon is bland in color. I call it shades of gray. You know, the only color we see is what we bring or the Earth, which is looking down upon us all the time. And to find orange soil on the moon was a surprise. -Gene Cernan

I'm drawn to the classic antihero, the guy who's probably made a bunch of mistakes and really has the capacity to go either way. That's the most interesting type of character for me to watch, to see what decisions they'll make. There's a lot of gray area there for a writer to explore. -Kurt Sutter

Whatever I write, no matter how gray or dark the subject matter, it's still going to be a comic novel. -John Irving

When I grew up, what was interesting for me was that music was color and life was gray. So music for me has always been more than entertainment. -Pete Townshend

Entertainment came out of this thing called a television, and it was gray. Most of the films that we saw at the cinema were black and white. It was a gray world. And music somehow was in color. -Pete Townshend

I bring a poofy gray down jacket with me wherever I go. It's meant for winter, but I use it most in the summer, when everyone cranks up the air-conditioning. -Leslie Mann

I love that very traditional fairy tale where it's not all 'happily ever after.' I like all that old school, bloody, 'Brothers Grimm' sort of stuff. So you have all those shades of gray in there. -Erin Morgenstern

I started going gray in my early twenties. -Matt LeBlanc

We want to live in the black and white, but we don't. The world is gray. And, I'm always fascinated by people who are clearly, 'This is black and this is white, and that's the way life is.' Life always has something to say about that. -Tony Goldwyn

Sometimes even when the book is over I don't know who's good and who's bad. It's really more interesting, I think, to write about gray characters than it is to write about black and white. -Harlan Coben

I like edgy but classic looks – like Chanel mixed with Alexander McQueen. My personal style is edgier. My closet is just black, gray, and white. I'm more comfortable in darker colors and leather jackets. -Ashley Benson

I do think that there are gray lines of morality in a newsroom, when it comes to some stories. The best-intentioned journalist still has a difficult mission, to try to boil down people. -Jim Lynch

In a culture defined by shades of gray, I think the absolute black and white choices in dark young adult novels are incredibly satisfying for readers. -Maggie Stiefvater

It's not hard to get your way when it's your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they're not around. I don't really like the sound of that, 'cause that sounds like a temper tantrum. I'm just very black and white when it comes to my business. There's really no gray area. -Nicki Minaj

As a writer, as much as I try, I can't stop writing female characters. They have so much more to offer; they have to wear so many different hats. There's so much wonderful gray matter in a female's life that it just makes for a stronger character. -Tate Taylor

Vancouver is one of my favorite places on earth. It's gray and rainy there a lot of the time, but for some reason, even though it's gray and rainy, I feel like it's a sunny day. -Billy Campbell

I envy the sensibility in Europe, appreciating beauty in women as they age. I'm going to go that way. I might dye my gray hair for a bit, but beyond that the buck stops. I'm not having any work done. -Rachel Bilson

It was very gray, very dreary. Everything was still rationed when I first saw the United States in 1951. I went over to visit my sister who was a war bride. -John Mahoney

The only time I ever appeared in the 'Enquirer' was for a piece about people who let their hair grow gray. I guess I'm not much of a wild child. -Emmylou Harris

I am obsessed with the whole Victoriana thing, the whole Jack the Ripper London era, the grayness of it, the haunted feeling of it, all ancient and bloody. -Florence Welch

John Kerry doesn't think in terms of black-and-white. He's all gray, and he looks at all sides of the issues. That makes people think he likes to be devil's advocate. Whatever you say, he'll challenge you on. -Douglas Brinkley

Don't fall in love with your wit. Your cleverly turned phrase may not, as you hope, show off how much gray matter you have, especially if the phrase is at someone else's expense. -Harvey Mackay

I need to have a quick wardrobe. Two or three blazers with dark gray pants, two pairs of jeans, two light blue shirts, a casual shirt, two pairs of shoes, one formal one not. Small accessories like Tod's Greca belt and our woven bracelets for a wild touch. -Diego Della Valle

Anybody who believes and experiences their life and doesn't have shades of gray in it doesn't live where I live and is simply not in touch with the reality of the human condition. -Alexis Denisof

Money doesn't buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant. -Carolina Herrera

Hollywood always represents this big dream and fairy tale in people's minds, but to me, it's just hard work. Of course, we play fairy tale on the red carpet. It's all Cinderella. But when the clock strikes midnight, I turn into a gray mouse and I go home, and I take my dress off and it's over. That's Hollywood. -Olga Kurylenko

My son, who's on the spectrum is a very rigid thinker. He needs clear-cut definitions of right and wrong. Anything hazy or gray confuses him. For instance, if I try to get him to see that a friend behaved badly, he'll often get upset with me because a friend is a 'good guy' by definition, in his book. -Claire Scovell LaZebnik

By the '40s, Sam Goldwyn is a very serious man. By the '50s, he's the dean of American producers. To the end, he was Hollywood's gray eminence. -A. Scott Berg

A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 A.M. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city. -Herb Caen

Dead bodies do get a grayish blue/purple hue because blood pools in the capillaries and the body starts to decompose. It's not smurf blue, but it's not a pleasant shade. -Ann Hood

Americans! They want to go 600 miles an hour, and they don't know how to walk! Look at them in the street. Bent over. Coughing! Young men with gray faces! Why can't they look at the animals? Look at a cat. Look at any animal. The only animal that doesn't hold its stomach in is the pig. -Joseph Pilates

Genetic Denim gods, if you're listening, please don't rip, and if you have to, maybe you could have an elf from your warehouse send me another pair… I'm a size 28 and its called 'The Twig' in a dark grayish wash… I will wear them until I die, unless those rips beat me to it. -Dawn Olivieri

The Lilac Rose Collection isn't just about purple. It features dusty pinks and heather grays, which are more natural shades of purple and are perfect for creating a feminine smoky eye. -Bobbi Brown

I used the stormy gray and heather brown shadows from the Lilac Rose Eye Palette to create a soft smokey eye for Veronica Beard's Spring 2013 show. The look was dramatic but delicate. -Bobbi Brown

The best anti-aging product is a great, natural-looking hair color, especially when you're graying. -Bobbi Brown

If months were marked by colors, November in New England would be colored gray. -Madeleine M. Kunin

I'm not like a legend that – so I'm sort of in the middle in this sort of gray area where, you know, I'm creating music, and I'm not saying there isn't an audience, because there is; because all of those people go out and spend $80 to $150 on a concert ticket. -Brian McKnight

Well, you know, in any novel you would hope that the hero has someone to push back against, and villains – I find the most interesting villains those who do the right things for the wrong reasons, or the wrong things for the right reasons. Either one is interesting. I love the gray area between right and wrong. -Dan Brown

Gray is great. People think gray is a neutral, but I think it's such a moody, intense, dramatic and sexy color. It's very sleek. -Bryan Batt

Rogue economics is a sort of umbrella under which we find the criminal economy, the illegal economy, but also those gray areas, gray areas where there is not a proper regulation, where there is not legislation for the economy. -Loretta Napoleoni

When you're in a fighter jet and there's a dark layer of clouds with just one blue hole with the sun going through it, you shoot for that hole. You go vertical into the light, and suddenly, instead of gray and dark, it's light and blue. You are totally connected with the elements. You are in another world. -Yves Rossy

My dad had premature gray. I was always the one with the most energy, the one who continued to practice longer. I ran up and down the stairs of different stadiums. I didn't feel the need to cover up the fact that I was losing my hair or it was graying. When you're on a team, age is only a factor when you're talking in the locker room. -Cal Ripken, Jr.

I work much better in sunshine. It's drizzle and grayness that I don't like. -Lucy Davis

People who see no gray tend to convince others to follow them. If someone talks with great conviction and joy, people tend to agree with them. -Julie White

To wear a gray tweed suit, you have to be mature and confident in yourself. Some people can't pull it off. -Dwyane Wade

Convictions, in the end, they can be dangerous, but a world without them is just kind of an awful kind of gray, amorphous mass. -Bono

You can't worry about looks. It's about the inside at the end of the day because we're all going to get old and gray one day. -Romeo Miller

I love to see old women. I love wrinkles. I love gray hair. -Alber Elbaz

Winning takes precedence over all. There's no gray area. No almosts. -Kobe Bryant

There's a certain cruelty to being on a big screen as your eyelids start to sag and your hair falls out and turns gray that you either have to be able to handle or not. What you can't do is try to force yourself into roles that you could have played or would have played ten years earlier. -George Clooney

If you want to slice into America, it's pretty red, white, and blue in terms of how it goes about things, but there's a gray area there, and I've always been interested in where things are complicated. -Robert Redford

It felt to me like America was always wanting to resolve things too quickly, without thinking through what the costs and consequences would be and how that affects an individual living in that world. Then as I grew up and went about my life, I think I just got more and more interested in that gray area where things are not so easily quantified. -Robert Redford

All of the films that I've made are about the country I live in and grew up in… And I think if you're going to put an artist's eye to it, you're going to put a critical eye to it. I've always been interested in the gray area that exists between the black and white, or the red and blue, and that's where complexity lies. -Robert Redford

I don't know if it's the sunshine, or the fact that I actually have a job, but I do like L.A. a lot. In New York, it can be gray and rainy and cold, and you still don't have any money, and you feel like a bad Dickens character. -Rich Sommer

I grew up with the sea, and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable. -Albert Camus

I am fine with the fact that some of my hair is gray. If it was all gray overnight, that would be a scary thing. -Matthew Perry

I love the gray area between right and wrong. -Dan Brown

Real leaders have to live a paradoxical life, where they must break the rules in order to maintain them. If your expectations are high, you're setting yourself up for disillusionment. The land of governance is paved with gray streets, not black or white ones. -Beau Willimon

My hair is not really white; it's kind of grayish, and I don't like the color. So I make it totally white with Klorane dry shampoo. That is the best thing to do because my hair is always clean. -Karl Lagerfeld

I want to have an epic life. I want to tell my life with big adjectives. I want to forget all the grays in between, and remember the highlights and the dark moments. -Isabel Allende

What I always studied in screenwriting from my mentor John Glavin was that the most interesting characters are characters with shades of gray. -Mike Birbiglia

I find a lot of feminist reading quite confusing and that often there's a set of rules, and people will be like, 'Oh, this person isn't a true feminist because they don't embody this one thing,' and I don't know, often it can be a gray area, and it can be a hard thing to navigate. -Lorde

A lot of the time, I was unhappy as a kid, so I spent it, I guess, in a gray place. -King Krule

I like to think that Junie B. looks at the world – and this isn't a negative comment on her – from the lowest common denominator. It's not all gray to her; it's all black and white. -Barbara Park

Gray goes with gold. Gray goes with all colors. I've done gray-and-red paintings, and gray and orange go so well together. It takes a long time to make gray because gray has a little bit of color in it. -Ellsworth Kelly

Stereotypical vegetarian food looks gray and brown. -Yotam Ottolenghi

Back in the '30s, '40s and '50s, you had clear-cut heroes, clear-cut supervillains. Today, you have more of a blend, more of a gray area between the two. You have the rise of the sympathetic villain and the rise of the antihero. -Jim Lee

I'm always on duty, so I tend to wear suits. I've got double-breasted and single-breasted, mostly dark blues and grays. I'm obsessed with them, and I always have been. -Charlie Siem

I had a job; I was, during the war, a nurse, a 'Gray Lady.' We wore a veil and a gray dress. -Brooke Astor

'Grandmother' doesn't mean that you have gray hair and you retire and stay home cooking cakes for your grandchildren. -Carine Roitfeld

I have no real training in the history of fine art or furniture; my eye just works by proportions. I react intuitively. In London, it's all about color because the weather is so gray, and in that cold light they look beautiful. -Mario Testino

Some people think that my shows are just for shock value, but the provocation makes those classic pieces look different every six months. You don't need to see the same gray suit every season. But surrounding it with 40 really interesting ideas makes it feel new. -Thom Browne

If you saw me every day, you would actually think I am wearing the exact same gray suit. -Thom Browne

I almost threw up the first time I set foot inside the University of California, San Francisco's Comprehensive Care Center and joined the stream of thin, slow-moving, low-voiced, gray-skinned people. I didn't want to be one of the pitied, the struck-down. -Kelly Corrigan

A lot of newspaper columns used to be written in a rat-a-tat-tat, fast-paced style – and they tended to be funny. They were a little relief from the grimmer, grayer parts of the newspaper, and one of the best people at doing this was Will Rogers. -P. J. O'Rourke

When you are on assignment, you stick to the facts, limit your vision, and often cut out the most revealing material. There is no texture, no shades of gray. In fiction, you can bring the reader on the perilous journey with your characters as they discover that war is more like a wilderness of mirrors, full of danger and uncertainty. -Leslie Cockburn

My father-in-law has ear hair like a wolverine. It fans out from the auricles, wafting from the ridge lines like cilia, like gray feathered plumage. -Rosecrans Baldwin

When you read Chekhov, everything has an even gray tone. When you read 'Family Life', everything has an even white tone. It is almost like when you paint on paper, and you can see the paper through the paint. -Akhil Sharma

In 1990, my wife and I were married in her village in southwestern Uganda. The festivities went on for three days, and all the while a couple of dozen gray-crowned cranes, with regal bonnets of sun-shot yellow feathers, were pecking and padding around in the adjacent savanna. -Alex Shoumatoff

Everything is not black-and-white. I'm really interested in the gray area – not justifying it, not glorifying it, not condoning it, but at least having people see there's a genesis for every event in our lives. There's some divine order to it, whether it's ugly or beautiful. -Isaiah Washington

Jewish history has been in my cultural DNA since I was a child growing up in post-war London. In the midst of that dark, gray, lamenting monochromatic world of the '50s, I had a sense that both Jewish and English history were full of color and light and animation. -Simon Schama

I you look at the drawings of aliens made by people who believe that Earth is under saucer attack, you'll quickly note that most of these invaders fit the Tinseltown mold. But you have to admit: the grays are highly anthropomorphic. -Seth Shostak

For all its ubiquity and its universality, war offers the attraction of the extraordinary – the escape from the gray everyday, from the humdrum into higher things. -Drew Gilpin Faust

We have no middle ground, no foggy gray area where we can sin a little without suffering spiritual decline. That is why we must repent and come to Christ daily on submissive knees so that we can prevent our bonfires of testimony from being snuffed out by sin. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Pretty much anybody who does creative work in China navigates the gray zone. People aren't clear about where the line is any more, beyond which life gets really nasty and you become a dissident without having intended ever to be one. -Rebecca MacKinnon

In tragedy, it's hard to find a good resolution; it's not black and white: it's a big fog of gray. -Paul Dano

I didn't know much about the Mexican gray wolf before January 2011, when we contributed a flight in our Pilatus PC12 to the effort to re-establish the wolf in the forests of Arizona and New Mexico. -Joy Covey

The Mexican gray wolves are actually responsible for the spark of legendary environmentalists Aldo Leopold and Ernest Seton. In both cases, the men found their lives and souls forever changed after they killed Mexican gray wolves. -Joy Covey

Sharks don't particularly have a great interest in divers. It seemed that in a normal dive, I would jump in the water, and one or two gray reef sharks would swim in and kind of check me out – and then they would keep their distance. So they weren't particularly threatening or anything to be afraid of. -Brian Skerry

I've always wanted an old Vette… like, a '67 Stingray is the car I'd want. -Kevin Dillon

My natural gravitation is toward the gray and the black and the white and the burgundy. Sort of muted, cool colors. -Jessica Pare

Most people are not good people. In business, in art, in almost every 'world' I've been in, most people I've meet are pretty gray to black. It takes practice to be the person who is a source of compassion and honesty. -James Altucher

Become a beacon of enhancement, and then, when the night is gray, all of the boats will move towards you, bringing their bountiful riches. -James Altucher

A dirty player is somebody who ultimately is trying to hurt somebody. There's a huge difference. There's no gray in that. Like, you have no conscience, no nothing, no guilt. I don't have that mean streak in me. I don't play angry. It's not anger. -Ndamukong Suh

I like men. I like the sound of their voices, the way they think. They're more sensitive than women. With a woman, everything is either this or that, black or white. But a man can see shades of gray. That's what I call being sensitive. -Carolyn Jones

I like suits that are fitted. And I usually stick to grays, whites, and blacks. -Liam Hemsworth

There's a gray area between Conservative and Orthodox people, for whom you don't screw around with the mezuzah, you don't mess with the holy melodies. -Rick Moranis

On April 3, 2014, Jane Goodall turned 80. The iconic blond ponytail has gone gray, but the sparkle of intelligence, sly humor, and fierce dedication still shines from her hazel eyes. -David Quammen

I'm a little untidy, and my favorite color is gray, and I'm always scurrying around in a panic. -Olesya Rulin

For much of the twentieth century, 1984 was a year that belonged to the future – a strange, gray future at that. Then it slid painlessly into the past, like any other year. Big Brother arrived and settled in, though not at all in the way George Orwell had imagined. -James Gleick

There were 10 or 15 years where all the Scandinavian movies were gray and light brown. I got really bored with it. I really felt that movies had to have that life of vivid colors. -Susanne Bier

If I play a villain, I try to find his lightness and his good side. And if I play a hero or a good guy, I'll try to find his darkness or his flaws. Because I don't believe in good and evil. I believe in grays. -Joel Kinnaman

I interned for the Knicks for one year doing community relations, but I absolutely hated it. It was a desk job, and the team was not good at all, and I didn't realize how much that correlated to the office. It was just gray, gloomy days. -Ramon Rodriguez

It cracks me up to see these ads for TV – for Depends or for glue for your dentures. The people in them look 55 with a hint of gray. Where are the people who are falling apart? We don't see that. -Roz Chast

I have an African gray parrot; her name is Eli. We thought she was a boy. And a blue-streaked lory named Marco. He's 10. And a yellow and green parakeet, Petey. He's very cute, but he's getting old. -Roz Chast

I keep my hair gray, so I like silver and platinum. For women who dye their hair, they can wear whatever they want. -Elsa Peretti

I love the gray areas, but I like the gray areas as considered by bright, educated, courageous people. -Alan Furst

I'm never going to look like a Nordic model, so I play with what I've got. Instead of going gray, I dye my hair bright colors; I have bad vision, so I wear sparkly glasses. I embrace that I look like a crazy lady. -Jenji Kohan

I really see food as subjective. It's a creative outlet. It's something that you do for fun. It's a gray area. It's not black and white or right and wrong. -Graham Elliot

When I became director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was stodgy, gray, run by elitists. I said, 'Hey, let's kick the thing around.' I wanted to attract young people to the museum. I said, 'Make it hospitable. I want them to come. I want them to make dates, pick up girls, pick up boys – either way; I don't care.' -Thomas Hoving

I don't look at things in black and white. There are big gray areas. There's a lot of slippage. -Mark Bradford

Any American who has spent time in Iraq or Afghanistan will tell you: the closer you get, the less certain you are of anything. If you are in Iraq, if you are in Afghanistan, everything is ambiguous. Everything is murky and gray and uncertain and possibly lethal. -Dexter Filkins

I am an old geezer: a grandpa kind of a guy. I was born October 19, 1931. I have gray hair, a beard, and a little pot belly. I have two children who are over 30 years old and a sweet little granddaughter who is 11 years old. -Ed Emberley

Speaking of photography, while the Apollo 8 crew shot hundreds of photos, there was one that got everybody's attention: a blue-and-white Earth rising over a gray moonscape. -Henry Spencer

I was a handyman in an office building across from Penn Station for two entire summers while I was still in school and the summer after. I had to wear a big, gray jumpsuit kind of thing that had the name of the company in a big patch on my chest, and I was sent to fix things and didn't know what I was doing. -Max von Essen

James Salter is a consummate storyteller. His manners are precise and elegant; he has a splendid New York accent; he runs his hands through his gray hair and laughs boyishly. -Edward Hirsch

I used a kind of gray-green early on in my practice for painting steel, to make it look more like it had a kind of patina to it, like copper and bronze and so on. The color I used was a Benjamin Moore color called 2012. My then-young daughter started calling me 2012 – it was my nickname. -Michael Graves

On any given day, I'm likely to be working at home, hunched over this keyboard, typing Great Thoughts and Beautiful Sentences – or so they seem at the time, like those beautifully flecked and iridescent stones one finds at the seashore that gradually dry into dull gray pebbles. -Michael Dirda

My own particular feline companion answers, or rather doesn't answer, to Cinnamon. One of my kids must have given her the name, even though she's mostly gray and white. -Michael Dirda

My cerebral cortex, the gray matter that MIT neuroscientist Steven Pinker likens to 'a large sheet of two-dimensional tissue that has been wadded up to fit inside the spherical skull,' is riddled instead of whole. -Floyd Skloot

Reality television paints a simple black-and-white world of good characters and bad characters; people we want to root for and people we want to see ruined. There is none of the gray ambiguity that colors real life. I no longer watch a lot of reality television, but sometimes I can't look away from 'Honey Boo Boo.' I just can't. -Molly O'Keefe

I've been embracing gray hair since… high school, and I don't think that anything's changed since then. -Taylor Hicks

I have years of saying ideas that are not listened to. Then, weeks after, of producers finding out that I was right when some other guy comes in and says it. Sometimes I just tell my idea to my editor or to some other guy with maybe gray hair to share it, and then it's brilliant! -Patricia Riggen

The truth is that several years ago, I suffered from depression. And I remember during this time, I basically fell into this hole where my life became cold, and it became gray, and I lost sight of everything that was important to me. -Lindsey Stirling

I am wondering when – if – I have to cut my hair. I think it looks terrible if you have really long hair and it's gone gray. So I am experimenting with wearing it up. Up, with pearls. I think that's quite a good look. -Jerry Hall

I don't remember Bill Walsh being old. I remember young Bill Walsh. He wasn't gray-haired, and neither was I when we first met. His legacy will live on. Bill Walsh's name and his accomplishments will be remembered and revered so long as the great game of football is played. -Marv Levy

My favorite part about Mare Barrow is her almost selfish survival instinct, as well as her increasingly gray morality. Her character arc in 'Glass Sword' is a lot deeper and more emotional than before, so I'm glad I got to write this sequel and that people want to read it. -Victoria Aveyard

As I look at the barn in my ninth decade, I see the no-smoking sign, rusted and tilting on the unpainted gray clapboard. My grandfather, born in 1875, milked his cattle there a century ago. -Donald Hall

Ballet, there's a right way to do things, and it's black and white, and it's all striving for perfection. Acting is not that way. It's very gray, and the messier you can be, the better. The mistakes that you make are the gold and the beautiful stuff. -Margaret Qualley

We need to look at the totality of the things that we're labeling as violent and really examine whether we need to have some more proportionality in terms of the punishment fitting the crime that's done. The bright line that we have right now, between violent and nonviolent, does not account for shades of gray. -Cory Booker

If people see me giving back to the military, they'll hopefully follow suit and be good to these guys who have done so much. I'm not Lance Armstrong or Tiger Woods – I'm just an old, gray-beard mountain climber, but I'm hoping to inspire people to follow my way. -Conrad Anker

The phoebe-bird is a wise architect and perhaps enjoys as great an immunity from danger, both in its person and its nest, as any other bird. Its modest ashen-gray suit is the color of the rocks where it builds, and the moss of which it makes such free use gives to its nest the look of a natural growth or accretion. -John Burroughs

The red squirrel is more common and less dignified than the gray, and oftener guilty of petty larceny about the barns and grain-fields. -John Burroughs

The anti-hero walks the morally gray path and constantly flirts with redemption, and that flirtation is just a blast to write. -Paul S. Kemp

I just wear black and gray all the time. If you Google Image me, you'll just see a bunch of black and gray. It's simple. If I like a shirt, I'll buy six or eight of them, wear them back-to-back, and just wait for somebody to say something. 'That's the same shirt you wore yesterday.' 'Yeah, but this one is fresh.' -Hannibal Buress

On a foggy, steel gray Saturday in September 2002, Bennet Omalu arrived at the Allegheny County coroner's office and got his assignment for the day: Perform an autopsy on the body of Mike Webster, a professional football player. -Jeanne Marie Laskas

A perfectly tailored gray one-and-a-half-breasted blazer or suit. I travel often, and this is something I must always have with me. It must always accentuate the shoulders and chest, to create a more flattering look. -Michael Paterniti

In Hollywood, there is one dominant voice. It is a white, male, straight gaze. When I talk about positive portrayals of black people and women, I'm saying complexity. I'm not saying goody-two-shoes, everything's okay. No. The positive view of me is to see me as I am: the 'good,' the 'bad,' the gray. That is a positive portrayal. -Ava DuVernay

War's not black and white; it's gray. If you don't fight in the gray area, you're going to lose. -Marcus Luttrell

There is indeed the possibility that the evolutionary process has, in gray antiquity, bred into us an excess of aggression. -Konrad Lorenz

As the graying of the country continues its march forward, many retirees are now relocating to dense urban centers for the cultural and social opportunities, access to public transportation, and the ability to shop nearby for food and household needs without depending unduly on others. -Chuck Norris

I use dull colors in my drawings because I started out using a root beer base, because it seemed like an interesting idea, and when it turned out that it worked quite well as an ink, I started using other colors that would complement it, like grays from Higgins black writing ink and, more recently, Dr. P.H. Martin's olive green and vermilion. -Marcel Dzama

I live in New York City. I'm 5-foot-9 and wear Rockport shoes that make me 5-foot-91/2. They're not lifts – I deny that – but they do set off the airport metal detector. My hair is starting to gray a little. I have a gold tooth in the back. -Billy Crudup

The sea was our main entertainment. When company came, we set them before it on rugs, with thermoses and sandwiches and colored umbrellas, as if the water – blue, green, gray, navy or silver as it might be – were enough to watch. -Sylvia Plath

In London the day after Christmas (Boxing Day), it began to snow: my first snow in England. For five years, I had been tactfully asking, 'Do you ever have snow at all?' as I steeled myself to the six months of wet, tepid gray that make up an English winter. 'Ooo, I do remember snow,' was the usual reply, 'when I were a lad.' -Sylvia Plath

I've had completely gray hair since, like, 30. -Larry Hogan

I used to pre-rehearse everything and then bring my pre-rehearsed performance to the set. Now, I'm learning to let it happen in the moment. American actors are much better at that than British actors. If I knew how to trust myself, I would have been much more relaxed. Maybe I would have less gray hairs today. -Hugh Grant

I'm enjoying the aging process and the gray hair and the wrinkles. -Chris Pine

I don't think there's anything less attractive than a man over-dyeing things on his face, so I'm going to try, for as long as I can, to age as my male forefathers before me. My father started getting grays when he was in his 30s, as did my grandfather before him, so I don't want to look perpetually young. -Chris Pine

A gray V-neck pullover from Gap. I have 30 of them. -Alain de Botton

I've struggled with gender norms my whole life, always feeling like I wasn't black-and-white; I was in this gray area, and gray areas really scare people because you can't define them. -Evan Rachel Wood

In my real life, I wear a T-shirt, gray or white, and the same pair of jeans. Literally, the same pair of jeans every day. -Anderson Cooper

Whenever I put on a colored thing, I feel like I'm in a costume. Like when I put on a gray shirt. -Justin Theroux

In October 2014, for the first time in almost three-quarters of a century, a gray wolf was seen loping along the forested North Rim of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. She had walked hundreds of miles, probably from Wyoming or Idaho. -Lydia Millet

In December 2011, a wild gray wolf set foot in California, the first sighting in almost a century. He'd wandered in from Oregon, looking for a mate. -Lydia Millet

For almost two centuries, American gray wolves, vilified in fact as well as fiction, were the victims of vicious government extermination programs. By the time the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, only a few hundred of these once-great predators were left in the lower 48 states. -Lydia Millet

The stoic drama 'A Somewhat Gentle Man' is photographed in a palate of steel gray tones that match Stellan Skarsgard's complexion. It's a low-blood-pressure version of the kind of thing James M. Cain used to do in his sleep, and its filmmaking accomplishment is as minimalist as its narrative ambition is minimal. -Elvis Mitchell

I organize my denim, leather, and dresses by color, although my jeans are pretty much just black and gray. -Kate Moss

I've got a couple of grays in my beard and maybe a little salt and pepper in my hair. If I let my hair down and go through it, you'd see a good bit of grays. Maybe from the stress of the road and the crazy business I'm in. -Roman Reigns

Few cities have been more definitely impressed upon the imagination of the world than San Francisco, this gray-hilled city on the peninsula by the hospitable bay, where Saint Francis protects the ships as he protected the birds of Assisi. -Edwin Markham

In burgundy, a well-cut and properly tailored velvet blazer looks dashing with gray flannels and a cashmere sweater or a sleek, solid velvet tie. -Roger Stone

Americans have an interesting conundrum, a black and white line: You're on one side or the other of Puritanism or licentiousness. But that gray area where people abide, between their ears or on the Internet, needs to be fleshed out more in terms of permission granted. -Diane Lane

Life is not black and white; there is some gray nuance to it. -Pilou Asbaek

I didn't have any look or any style in prison. Your footwear couldn't cost more than $50. You can't wear blue, orange, gray, any patterns, or you couldn't wear your hair down. There were just so many rules that coincided with your attire. -Remy Ma

Law in Ukraine is not black and white; it is shades of gray. -Brandon Webb

You don't think in depression that you've put on a gray veil and are seeing the world through the haze of a bad mood. You think that the veil has been taken away, the veil of happiness, and that now you're seeing truly. -Andrew Solomon

I realized all the writing I love lives in the gray area. -Marti Noxon

To my knowledge, no one has died from a cyberattack… but there is a gray area between peace and war. -Valerie Plame

Before me, everything was black or navy blue or gray or brown or beige, things like that, for daytime. I began using shocking pink and ice blue and all kinds of bright colors. And I dyed furs. -Elsa Schiaparelli

Looking at 'Batman v Superman' – which I can watch objectively, since I'm in it for all of two seconds – I see different layers. It is not preachy, and represents the gray we live in as human beings. -Ray Fisher

Every actor starts out saying, 'I can play anything in the world: I'm only 25, but I can be a man 70 years old. I'll put on a gray wig and do it.' But nobody hires you for that. You have to play yourself on the screen. -Peter Graves

A gray flannel suit by Thom Browne or Tom Ford can be worn a billion ways. I'll wear a gray flannel jacket with a white shirt, gray flannel tie, beat-up fatigues, and a dress shoe or Carpe Diem boots. -Nick Wooster

In the past, whistleblowers have had their desks moved to break rooms, broom closets, and basements. It's a clever punishment, good-government activists say, that exploits a gray area in the law. The whole thing can look minor on paper. They moved your office. So what? -David Fahrenthold

We grow up to respect the gray. Black or white, one or the other, is childish. It represents the worldview of someone who does not know the world. -Richard Cohen

I'm squandering invaluable gray matter by censoring myself. -Faith Salie

There's nothing more mundane than sitting across from a celebrity in a sterile gray conference room. But when the star sitting across from you is Taraji Penda Henson, you are being treated to a master class in the art of the hustle. -Janet Mock

There are gray areas in everything. -Sandra Brown

The Internet foments outrageous behavior in part because it is a 'gray area' for social interactions. -Rachel Simmons

My love of South Africa is not gray; it's not vague. It's very specific. It's in keeping with our Constitution – 'Unity in diversity.' -Jacob Zuma

When I'm dressing down, it's simple: I want a good cut, no logos, and usually quite dark colors. My wardrobe is pretty much black, gray, and navy, with a little bit of white. -Ed Skrein

A mourning dove's beauty is an understated one: the colors of its feathers ranging through various shades of gray and drab violet, often with a striking splash of turquoise around the eyes. -Jonathan Miles

I find airports to be purgatorial in many ways. I mean, even from the basics of the design: you know, this sort of – this muted gray and the fluorescent lights. -Jonathan Miles

When I started writing 'Batman,' I lobbied heavily to get rid of Robin – or at least not use him in the stories I wrote. Fighting crime with a teenager dressed in primary colors while you're sporting a gray-and-black outfit always struck me as child endangerment, if not abuse. -Jim Starlin

My only surprise when I saw Thanos up on the screen was how violet he was. I always saw his exposed hide as being more grayish violet. -Jim Starlin

We live in a gray world, and I want to tell gray stories. -Keegan-Michael Key

To ground a character in reality, you have to use shades of gray. -Brian Azzarello

I grew up in Hong Kong, and London used to seem very gray: the sky was gray, the buildings were gray, the food was incredibly gray – the food had, like, new kinds of grayness specially invented for it. -John Lanchester

Comedy, in my opinion, is best when it's in the gray, and you're kind of pushing people's thoughts that they sort of had but never vocalized. And I think a joke is not good if someone says something, and immediately people are clapping because they're like, 'Yes! That is how I feel as well!' -Michelle Wolf

I don't know if I'd call it a favorite, but there was an entree in the rotation at my grade school cafeteria called 'Salisbury Steak' that was some kind of freestanding spongiform potage covered in a sauce that would probably have to be spelled 'grayvee' for legal reasons. -Adam Rex

A mind should not be so open that the brains fall out; however, it should not be so closed that whatever gray matter which does reside may not be reached. -Art Bell

My hair turned gray when I was 24. -Ashley McBryde

My relationship with 'Star Wars' is that I'm old enough that I saw it when it first came out – 'A New Hope,' that is – and it was like when Dorothy steps out of black and white into Technicolor. I was transported from a gray, miserable 1970s London into a different galaxy, and I didn't know what it was, but I wanted to be a part of it. -Paul Bettany

One of the many American ideals that make no sense at all is that we're all a million rugged individualists marching in lockstep. We dress accordingly, at least the men. If it's always been thus, I yearn for the halcyon days of the man in the gray flannel suit because at least that guy had some flair. -Rumaan Alam

The world doesn't see a lot of gray. The world sees black and white, and then it understands. -George C. Wolfe

' Shoes' is very pink and yellow, and maybe orange, very bright, whereas 'Midnight Moonlight' is purple and blue and – I don't know – gray. -Ravyn Lenae

People who have never dealt with depression think it's just being sad or being in a bad mood. That's not what depression is for me; it's falling into a state of grayness and numbness. -Dan Reynolds

I don't think it exists anymore where you have to be a vegetarian or meat-eater. There's this beautiful gray area that we're all living in now; it just takes some exposure to the different ways to do it. -Damaris Phillips

I think if I'd have been an actor who didn't care, I'd have less gray hair, and I'd be a lot less tired. -Alex O'Loughlin

My perspective is so much different now, being 41. The main difference between now and then is just realizing that your time will come to an end – and that it might not be far away. You see your face change, see the gray hairs sprouting up. When you're 24, you worry about the day you'll turn 40. -Mark Kozelek

I'm Jewish, so it's like I'm not totally white. I'm, like, gray. -Brett Gelman

Sometimes we see things as being black or white. Perhaps you have two categories of coworkers in your mind – the good ones and the bad ones. Or, maybe you look at each project as either a success or a failure. Recognize the shades of gray, rather than putting things in terms of all good or all bad. -Amy Morin

Winters are so long in northern Michigan – nearly nine months of gray skies and deep snow – that summer comes as a fresh burst. -Doug Stanton

I don't have to choose between high fashion or streetwear. My brand reminds me that it doesn't have to fit in a box. It can just be in a gray area. -Virgil Abloh

I'm a great example of somebody who is gay but exists on a very complicated gender spectrum. I'm okay with that uncertainty, and I'm okay with existing in a gray area and not always being sure. -King Princess

The older I get, the more grays are popping out. They're definitely all over my beard. -Will Forte

I have four or five custom suits, including one that's velvet, and a gray one I wear onstage. It's wool. -Stromae

When you fail to communicate, there are gray areas. And when there's gray areas, then bad things happen. -Matt Nagy

When I go gray, I'm not going to be able to see it that much. I won't be salt and pepper: I'll be like salt and the white pepper you can buy. -Emilie de Ravin

I probably use more grays than any other artist in the history of art. -Sean Scully

I'm always interested in furthering our sport. Like, I would love to be a correspondent newsperson, somebody who informs the fans a little bit more and able to bring a little more closure to our sport where it's more of a black and white as opposed to the gray area. -Roy Nelson

When you're biracial, people sort of make you gray – you're not black, you're not white, you're sort of gray; you're 'other.' And I'm fortunate to have parents that were strong enough to say, 'You're not 'other.' You're special.' -Sunny Hostin

I love the tones of browns and grays – I love more neutral tones. That's why I like going to the desert and working in the desert. I find that green trees and things like that have a tendency to lock us into a certain way of seeing. -Edward Burtynsky

I remember, after my first postpartum depression, I didn't know what had happened to me. I was stuck in this gray depression where I just wanted to retreat and pull the covers over my head and weep. My mother and I, we went to a psychiatrist, and he just patted me on the head and told me I had baby blues, which was not helpful, obviously. -Margaret Trudeau

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