I believe very strongly that when it comes to desire, when it comes to attraction, that things are never black and white, things are very much shades of grey. Brian Molko
Remember those black-and-white films with Frank Sinatra? Those guys looked like men and they were only 27! Listen to Otis Redding singing ‘Try A Little Tenderness’. That was a man who understood what a man has to know in the world.
Show me a real man now! Where are they? Chrissie Hynde
Some girls like to say one thing and mean another. And me being who I am, I’m very straightforward. Everything is very black and white for me. I don’t really like playing mind games. Zayn Malik
There’s so much grey to every story – nothing is so black and white. Lisa Ling
When I take a black-and-white portrait, it’s not particularly meant to please you. It’s meant to talk to you; it’s meant to shame you. It’s meant to scream out at you, and it has a message. Don McCullin
I don’t believe there’s two sides to every story. It’s black and white. There’s right and wrong. Joe Wurzelbacher
“A zebra will never see the funny side of things because he is always thinking in black & white.” ― Anthony T.Hincks
It’s about you. If you win, it’s you; if you lose, it’s you. Black and white. Nowhere to hide. Greg Rusedski
“What if — is more complicated than that? What if maybe opposite is true as well? Because, if bad can sometimes come from good actions—? where does it ever say, anywhere, that only bad can come from bad actions? Maybe sometimes — the wrong way is the right way? You can take the wrong path and it still comes out where you want to be? Or, spin it another way, sometimes you can do everything wrong and it still turns out to be right?” ― Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
Our education system is increasingly embracing a black-and-white way of thinking, in which ‘learning’ and ‘play’ are diametrically opposed. ‘Learning’ is the serious stuff that happens inside a classroom and can be measured via multiple choice questions and a No.
2 pencil. ‘Play’ is frivolous, fun, and worst of all, optional. Darell Hammond
“The most colorful thing in the world is black and white, it contains all colors and at the same time excludes all.” ― Vikrmn, 10 Alone
“Mortals. Everything is so black and white to you.” ― Kami Garcia, Beautiful Creatures
A film like ‘Good Night And Good Luck,’ you make that for $7 million because you know it’s a black-and-white film, and it’s not an easy sell. If you make it for $7 million, then everybody can have a chance to make a little bit of money, and you get to make the film you want to make.
Life isn’t always black and white. You’re not always sure you’re right. At least I’m not. Brad Paisley
I don’t see the world completely in black and white. Sometimes I do. Benicio Del Toro
There is no black-and-white situation. It’s all part of life. Highs, lows, middles. Van Morrison
Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. Robert Frank
Human nature is not black and white but black and grey. Graham Greene
Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means. Karl Lagerfeld
“I am a writer. I live a thousand different lives in a thousand different places, in a galaxy of black and white words. Lend me your imagination, reader, and let me show you new places, new people, and fantastic worlds, in all the myriad colors of your mind.
” ― Christine Stobbe
“You have a consistent character yourself and you wish all the facts of life to be consistent, but they never are. For instance you despise public service because you want work always to correspond to its aims, and that never happens.
You also want the activity of each separate man to have an aim, and love and family life always to coincide––and that doesn’t happen either. All the variety, charm and beauty of life are made up of light and shade.
” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
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
I remember lying on the floor of my room, staring at a black-and-white television for most of the ’80s – watching ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ ‘Facts of Life,’ ‘Silver Spoons,’ Saturday morning cartoons, and ‘Murder, She Wrote’ while eating an insane amount of Stouffer’s French bread pizza.
I was sucked into it all. Jim Rash
I want to be known for what I am, black and white, because I’m proud of both. Logic
“It’s because I know that life is really black and white that I miss my life of colors.” ― Anthony T.Hincks
“I am very cautious of people who are absolutely right, especially when they are vehemently so.” ― Michael Palin, Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years
“A rock is harder than a feather, you can talk and jabber and make exceptions, but in the end, if you have to choose which one is gonna hit you on the head, you’ll choose the feather every single time.” ― Andrew Klavan, The Truth of the Matter
“Black and white isn’t just a classic, it’s also timeless.” ― Anthony T. Hincks
“Its not easy taking your own advice, accepting what you don’t like hearing, & seeing the grey amongst the black & white.” ― April Mae Monterrosa
“No person is completely wicked, just as no person is perfect. We are all grey” ― Sweety Shinde, Arjun: Without a Doubt
Everything is very black and white for me. I don’t really like playing mind games. Zayn Malik
“For grey matter, there is no black and white. If you think in black and white, then you do not use enough brain functions.” ― Petek Kabakci
Nothing is black-and-white, except for winning and losing, and maybe that’s why people gravitate to that so much. Steve Nash
There are very few really stark black and white stories. Jim Lehrer
“Books bring alluring colors to our mundane black and white world.” ― Caleb Reese
100 years ago, movies were black-and-white, silent, and 16 frames a second. So 100 years from now, what are they going to be? Peter Jackson
I’ve been fascinated by the Internet from the very start. In 2001, I had made a funny black-and-white film called ‘How to Dance Properly,’ a short video of me dancing to a Madonna song. I sent it to 17 of my friends on a Thursday, and by Monday, one million people a day were logging on to view it.
“At first, all is black and white.Black on white.That’s where I’m walking, through pages.These pages.Sometimes it gets so that I have one foot in the pages and the words, and the other in what they speak of.” ― Markus Zusak, Underdog
Look at any black-and-white movie; everybody is smoking. Loni Anderson
All actors bring something unexpected to the role because they have to translate what’s on the page and make a real character out of the black-and-white text that’s there in the script. Joe Johnston
I’m a black-and-white type of dude. If you say something, I believe you’re gonna do it. Demetrious Johnson
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 prefer black and white and portrait photography. I like old, you know, interesting faces, so I think black and white brings out the contrast. Brooklyn Beckham
“WHETHER IT’S A CHILD’S TOY OR A NATION’S OIL, IT’S ALL THE SAME, the Red Rider said. YOU FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU WANT. AGGRESSION. IT’S THE SPICE OF LIFE. War was right: people had to fight for what they wanted.
Or maybe balance, as Famine has said — strength matched with temperance. No, she thought. Not balance, Control. IT’S ALWAYS ABOUT CONTROL, War agreed merrily. [as in the meaning of why wars happen]” ― Jackie Kessler, Rage
“Don’t ever let the light of your soul dim, even if the world seems black and white.” ― Tilicia Haridat
“We look amazing,” I repeated, as if I could make up for our brother’s rudeness.And we did look amazing. Käthe and I were dressed as an angel and a demon, but to my surprise, my sister had chosen to be the devil.
She looked majestic in her gown of black velvet, her golden curls draped with black silk and lace, cleverly twisted together and pinned to resemble horns growing from her head. She had rouged her lips a bright red, and her blue eyes looked imperious from behind her black mask.
For a moment, the image of moldering gowns on dress forms rose up in my mind, a polished bronze mirror reflecting an endless line of faded Goblin Queens. I swallowed.The dress my sister had made for me was nearly innocent in its simplicity.
Yards and yards of fine white muslin had made a floating, ethereal gown, while Käthe had somehow fashioned a brocade cape into the shape of folded angel wings, which grew from my shoulder blades and cascaded to the floor.
She had braided gold into a crown about my head for a halo, and I carried a lyre to complete the picture.” ― S. Jae-Jones, Shadowsong
Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white – dramatic. You have to be strong. Catherine Zeta-Jones
If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?’ John Wayne
Black and white creates a strange dreamscape that color never can. Jack Antonoff
The over-all point is that new technology will not necessarily replace old technology, but it will date it. By definition. Eventually, it will replace it. But it’s like people who had black-and-white TVs when color came out.
They eventually decided whether or not the new technology was worth the investment. Steve Jobs
I used to rely on black-and-white, and while I was working on ‘Smile,’ I learned to adapt to color on my end. Raina Telgemeier
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
The human brain works as a binary computer and can only analyze the exact information-based zeros and ones (or black and white). Our heart is more like a chemical computer that uses fuzzy logic to analyze information that can’t be easily defined in zeros and ones.
We are all somewhere or the other a little grey, not black and white. We have our imperfections. Kriti Sanon
There are infinite shades of grey. Writing often appears so black and white. Rebecca Solnit
There’s something really appealing about the simplicity of black-and-white images. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
“The first draft is black and white. Editing gives the story color.” ― Emma Hill
“Even when your life is full of color, you still need to be reminded that things come in black and white.” ― Anthony T.Hincks
Things are not quite so simple always as black and white. Doris Lessing
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
“Loo, life is black and white. You don’t know what’s good for you, because you don’t see the black and white! You don’t see where the black lines end and where the white lines begin! You’re going to grow up to be no good if you keep on that way.
It’s impractical. I only have one child, and I won’t have her growing up to be impractical. I can’t think of a worse thing to be than impractical!” ― C. JoyBell C., Saint Paul Trois Chateaux: 1948
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!” ― Ted Grant
Life isn’t black and white. It’s a million gray areas, don’t you find? Ridley Scott
I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore. Bradley Cooper
I am just pitifully nostalgic. I can’t help but roll my eyes at myself frequently. I mean, I still shoot black-and-white film. And I am constantly reminiscing about the ‘good old days.’ I’m 28 years old.
There haven’t even been that many ‘good old days.’ But still, I love to look back. Chris Lowell
“This world that we live in would be perfect if there were less prejudice and people who think they are better than others.” ― Werley Nortreus
Color can do anything that black-and-white can. Vincente Minnelli
I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.
Black and white is abstract; color is not. Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world. Joel Sternfeld
“Our personal past is only available to us now through black-and-white film, it’s a medium for communication with the dead, including our dead selves, the way we used to be, which is why we’re drawn to it.
” ― Frank Lentricchia, The Sadness of Antonioni
I’ve got a nice collection of paintings – a Basquiat, a black-and-white Warhol that’s like a Rorschach test, and I commissioned Takashi Murakami to do a ten-foot joint for me. It’s almost like the explosion in Hiroshima with his famous skeleton head.
There’s a wall above my fireplace reserved for it. Jay-Z
Just simple things – I like black and white, monochrome; I like suits. Vanessa Kirby
“Ought one to surrender to authority even if one believed that that authority was wrong? If the answer was yes, then I knew that I would always be wrong, because I could never do it. Then how could one live in a world in which one’s mind and perceptions meant nothing and authority and tradition meant everything? There were no answers.
” ― Richard Wright, Black Boy
“Life!Even though it’s black and white, it’s still fairly colorful.” ― Anthony T. Hincks
Every Sunday on Channel 6 in Guadalajara, where I lived, they dedicated most every Sunday to black-and-white horror films and sci-fi. So I watched them. I watched ‘Tarantula.’ I watched ‘The Monolith Monsters.
‘ I watched all the Universal library. Guillermo del Toro
“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.” ― Robert Frank
“When I was a little girl, everything in the world fell into either of these two categories: wrong or right. Black or white. Now that I am an adult, I have put childish things aside and now I know that some things fall into wrong and some things fall into right.
Some things are categorized as black and some things are categorized as white. But most things in the world aren’t either! Most things in the world aren’t black, aren’t white, aren’t wrong, aren’t right, but most of everything is just different.
And now I know that there’s nothing wrong with different, and that we can let things be different, we don’t have to try and make them black or white, we can just let them be grey. And when I was a child, I thought that God was the God who only saw black and white.
Now that I am no longer a child, I can see, that God is the God who can see the black and the white and the grey, too, and He dances on the grey! Grey is okay.” ― C. JoyBell C.
I remember being on a black-and-white set all day and then going out into daylight and being amazed by the colour. Jeff Bridges