110 Yellow Quotes to Cheer Up Your Day

Here are some quotes you can check on about the color yellow and get inspired to build your confidence.

The color yellow gives us the feeling of optimism and the cheerfulness of a sunny day.

We see it every day through the bright rays of the sun that gives a feeling of warmth and happiness.

So, if you want some positive vibes and motivation this collection is perfect for you.

Let’s explore the full collection below.

And don’t forget to check out these green quotes and pink quotes too.

Best Yellow Quotes

1. “In the world of safe hues, like black, red and white, yellow shouts: Look at me. I’m happy!’” – Joy Sewing

2. “It was all glimmer and warm honey in the yellow light.” – Patrick Rothfuss

3. “Yellow makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over.” – Anthony T. Hincks

4. “Yellow is seen before other colors when placed against black; this combination is often used to issue a warning.” – Ann Marie Fiore

5. “The yellow glistens. It glistens with various yellows, Citrons, oranges, and greens. Flowering over the skin.” – Wallace Stevens

6. “Yellow is the color which is closest to light. We associate the rays of the sun and the stars with it. It is the radiance of the spirit.” – Ueli Seiler-Hugova

7. “Yellow is thought to be uplifting and bring happiness, making it a great color for the kitchen or living room.” – Tracy Jones

8. “The colors red, blue, and green are real. The color yellow is a mystical experience shared by everybody.” – Tom Stoppard

9. “Yellow is the color of the east, childhood, and morning.” – Jeffrey D. Anderson

Famous Quotes About the Color Yellow

10. “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” – Vincent van Gogh

11. “Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.” – Pablo Picasso

12. “Sundown, yellow moon, I replay the past I know every scene by heart, they all went by so fast.” – Bob Dylan

13. “My way of life is fall’n into the sear and yellow leaf.” – William Shakespeare

14. “When yellow lights struggle with blue shades in hairlike lines.” – Thomas Hardy

15. “I just want to be young and fun, and you know I think people should all wear yellow shoes.” – Justin Bieber

16. “My favorite color to glaze with is yellow. It always glows just like stained-glass lit up by the sun.” – James Jones

17. “It is the artist’s business to create sunshine when the sun fails.” – Romain Rolland

18. “Yellow is the most luminous of all colors – dare to show your light?” – Shilpa Ahuja

19. “Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit.” – Jerome Cady

20. “As the yellow gold is tried in fire, so the faith of friendship must be seen in adversity.” – Ovid

21. “Yellow can express happiness, and then again, pain. There is flame red, blood-red, and rose-red; there is silver blue, sky blue, and thunder blue; every color harbors its own soul, delighting or disgusting or stimulating me.” – Emil Nolde

22. “I like it, but it’s yellow, and I’m like, I didn’t want yellow for my engagement ring.” – Paris Hilton

23. “I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love.” – Conor Oberst

24. “Silence is golden but when it threatens your freedom it’s yellow.” – Edmund Burke

Profound Yellow Quotes

25. “The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with base notes, or dark lake with the treble.” – Wassily Kandinsky

26. “What ye have been ye still shall be, When we are dust the dust among, O yellow flowers!” – Henry Austin Dobson

27. “She turned to the sunlight; And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: ‘Winter is dead.’” – A. A. Milne

28. “The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilarating than any wine they tell of. The mite which November contributes becomes equal in value to the bounty of July.” – Henry David Thoreau

38. “Daffodils are yellow trumpets of spring” – Richard L. Ratliff

29. “What’s mysterious, ambiguous, inexplicable. What doesn’t fit into a story, what doesn’t have a story? A glint of brightness on a barely-there chain. Patch of sunlight on a yellow wall. The loneliness that separates every living creature from every other living creature. Sorrow inseparable from joy.” – Donna Tartt

30. “Magic lies in between things, between the day and the night, between yellow and blue, between any two things.” – Charles de Lint

31. “There is nothing in the world that is not mysterious, but the mystery is more evident in certain things than in others: in the sea, in the eyes of the elders, in the color yellow, and in music.” – Jorge Luis Borges

32. “As a picture painted in yellow always radiates spiritual warmth, or as one in blue has apparently a cooling effect, so green is only boring.” – Wassily Kandinsky

33. “All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye.” – Alexander Pope

34. “Patience. I colored patience gray, hungover with black clouds. I colored hope yellow, just like the sun we could see for a few short morning hours. Too soon the sun rose high in the sky & disappeared from view, leaving us bereft and staring at blue.” – Virginia C. Andrews

Short Yellow Quotes

35. “Yellow is vagueness and luminousness, both.” – Alexander Theroux

36. “Don’t eat the yellow snow.” – Frank Zappa

37. “The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick.” – L. Frank Baum

39. “The sky was yellow, and the sun was blue.” – Robert Hunter

40. “Silence isn’t golden. It’s yellow.” – Zell Miller

41. “Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold.” – Aristotle

42. “Well, my favorite color I guess I would say yellow.” – Fran Drescher

43. “Yellow is capable of charming God.” – Vincent van Gogh

44. “Since my childhood, I dreamed of wearing the Black and Yellow.” –  Marco Reus

45. “What a horrible thing yellow is.” – Edgar Degas

46. “Any yellow, any blue, any red and a white are all I need.” – Andrew McDormott

47. “A yellow room gives you perpetual sunshine.” – Steve Hovland

48. “The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun.” – Robert Herrick

49. “Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.” – Wassily Kandinsky

Yellow Quotes About Nature

50. “How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun.” – Vincent van Gogh

51. “And over it all, the butterflies swarmed, like a million yellow-petalled flowers dancing on swirling winds.” – Steven Erikson

52. “Why should we grope among the dry bones of the past? The sun shines today also.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

53. “There is a sun, a light that for want of another word I can only call yellow, pale sulfur yellow, pale golden citron. How lovely yellow is!” – Vincent van Gogh

54. “Imagine a glorious full moon coming over the tops of the spruce, big and yellow, shedding a mysterious light on everything… the moonlight had color, you could see to paint and be able to appreciate the color of things.” – Arthur Lismer

55. “The world is glittering with gold, and yellow streamers of sunlight wind through the tree boughs like God was throwing a party!” – Christine Anderson

56. “And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.” – William Cullen Bryant

57. “The big yellow one is the sun!” – Brian Regan

58. “The goldenrod is yellow, the corn is turning brown, the trees in apple orchards with fruit are bending down.” – Helen Hunt Jackson

59. “The sun had become a light yellow yolk and was walking with red legs across the sky.” – Zora Neale Hurston

60. “He smelled the garden, the yellow shield of light smote his eyes, and he whispered, Life is so beautiful. Yes, he thought, if I can die saying, Life is so beautiful, then nothing else is important.” – Mario Puzo

61. “Into the field of yellow flowers the red setting sun!” – Soseki Natsume

62. “I was so happy I wanted to fold all the people into paper airplanes and fly them into the lidless eye of that big yellow moon.” – Steve Toltz

63. “There seemed nothing so true as a yellow tree.” – Lorrie Moore

64. “Stray birds of summer come to my window to sing and fly away. And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter, and fall there with a sigh.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Quotes About the Meaning of Yellow

65. “Yellow is the perceived color of sunshine. It is associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.” – Marcia Moses

66. “Yellow is the brightest and lightest of all colors, and this brilliance is its most noticeable characteristic, which accounts for the way it is used practically and thought of symbolically.” – Michael Freeman

67. “Yellow usually means it’s not that serious.” – Bobby Unser

68. “Yellow is my favorite, but what is yellow? Handmaiden to white, it is a slight tarnish of pure light. Take away a bit of white’s absolute luminosity, and what remains is yellow—sunlike, golden as a crown, buttercups in a field, marsh marigolds, a finch’s wing, a plastic flute.” – Richard Grossinger

69. “The yellow is unsteady. The more I try to capture what it’s like now, the less steady it seems. But it’s still there, and yellow all right. Perhaps I am trying too hard, and chasing the yellow away.” – Susan Blackmore

70. “Yellow is a small wheel of cheddar cheese. Permeating a musty odor out of the baker’s shop. Yellow is a thousand paper cranes, floating down a slow, mellow river. Yellow is the round circle of the moon, the light that stays through the coldest night.” – Anisha Datta

71. “Fame stole my yellow. Yellow is the color you get when you’re real and brutally honest. Yellow is with my kids. The bundle of bright yellow warming my core, formerly frozen and uninhabitable. They got yellow from me, and I felt yellow giving it to them, and it was all good. So, why am I leaving my show? It took my yellow. I wanted it back. Without it, I can’t live. The gray kills me.” – Rosie O’Donnell

72. “Yellow is a very favorable vibration for mental or intellectual activity, as it promotes a clear state of mind. Yellow heightens your awareness and alleviates depression, sadness, or any kind of despondency. Yellow vibration foods are pineapples, bananas, grapefruit, lemons, and corn.” – Tae Yun Kim

73. “White is too brilliant to be seen, so yellow is its filter, its costume, revealing that pure light has not only brightness but emotional resonance and depth.” – Richard Grossinger

74. “Yellow is also an amazing attention-getter, which is why you can see McDonald’s signs from so far away. Not to mention, it stands out more than any other color during daylight hours.” – Redi Mene

75. “Yellow is the color of intellect. When it’s dull, it indicates intellect, but of a mundane nature. When it becomes brighter, moving into gold, there is an elevation of the intellect, and it becomes purified through spirit. Muddy or dirty yellow indicates cunning, greed, and a self-centered, egotistical character.” – Keith Sherwood

76. “Yellow speaks of imagination. It is extensively used in food industries because of its familiarity. The eye notices the highly reflective yellow before it perceives any other color thus pale yellow is an excellent choice for instant product purchase.” – Larry Grimm

77. “It is the color closest to light. In its utmost purity, it always implies the nature of brightness and has a cheerful, serene, gently stimulating character. Hence, experience teaches us that yellow makes a thoroughly warm and comforting impression.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

78. “My mother is convinced that yellow is a happy color and that a happy girl would get a husband.” – Penelope Featherington

79. “When I think of flavors, I think color, so lemon should be yellow and orange is orange.” – Dylan Lauren

Yellow Quotes About Life

80. “We find from experience that yellow excites a warm and agreeable impression … The eye is gladdened, the heart expanded and cheered, a glow seems at once to breathe toward us.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

81. “There’s something very freeing about yellow. When you wear yellow you just have to go for it.” – Mobolaji Dawodu

82. “Life is a loaded gun that looks right at you with a yellow eye.” – Billy Collins

83. “Sunny, happy with the music, no money. I’m thinking you’re on holiday. Sipping yellow lemonade.” – Alexandra Stan

84. “The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.” – Randall Jarrell

85. “Yellow shirts have brightened immigration demonstrations across the country.” – Pablo Alvarado

86. “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” – Jack Kerouac

87. “I have these new policies toward my life, like I will not accelerate when I see the yellow light.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

88. “I seem to voice a lot of sweet, kind of dumb yellow characters for some reason.” – Tom Kenny

89. “I love to shop. Clothes, electronics, and I love jewelry, especially yellow gold.” – Apolo Ohno

Yellow Quotes That Will Make You Smile

90. “I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. He told me to wear a brown tie.” – Rodney Dangerfield

91. “Don’t stress. Just wear a yellow dress.” – Shilpa Ahuja

92. “I am the reincarnation of Pikachu. That’s why my hair is yellow, you see.” – Akihiro Miwa

93. “Hope my yellow dress brightens up your day.” – Shilpa Ahuja

94. “I can’t wear yellow anymore. It’s too matchy-matchy with my catheter.” – Joan Rivers

95. “Oh, yes! He loved yellow, did good Vincent… When the two of us were together in Arles, both of us insane, and constantly at war over beautiful colors, I adored red; where could I find a perfect vermilion?” – Paul Gauguin

96. “A yellow ripe banana, yellow outside and squishy in.” – Margaret Halsey

97. “Canary burgundy, I call it lemon red. Yellow diamonds in my ears call em lemon heads.”- Camron

98. “Gold! gold! gold! gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold!” – Thomas Hood

99. “I’ve always said the rubber duck is a yellow catalyst.” – Florentijn Hofman

Yellow Quotes That Will Inspire You

100. “I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it.” – Grace Jones

101.“Yellow is not an in-between color, you’re either all in or you’re not.” – Mobolaji Dawodu

102. “I used to believe that as a dark-skinned girl I couldn’t wear yellow. Growing up I felt like I was too dark—and as I got older I started to think I was too large to wear such a bright color. It always felt like it wasn’t appropriate for me to wear. Then I realized how great it looks on darker skin tones. It wasn’t my skin tone or my curves preventing me from wearing the bright hue—I was just afraid to shine.” – Malia Anderson

103. “You create your own decoration. You choose your color, you choose your mood. … If you are depressed, you put some bright yellow, and suddenly you are happy.” – Philippe Starck

104. “Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me—I am happy.” – Hamlin Garland

105. “Yellow wakes me up in the morning. Yellow gets me on the bike every day. Yellow has taught me the true meaning of sacrifice. Yellow makes me suffer. Yellow is the reason I’m here.” – Lance Armstrong

106. “You mustn’t be afraid to sparkle a little brighter, darling.” – Kirsten Kaeln

107. “Be like curious George, start with a question and look under the yellow hat to find what’s there.” – James Collins

108. “Be different. Be original. Nobody will remember a specific flower in a garden filled with thousands of the same yellow flowers, BUT they will remember the one that managed to change its color to purple.” – Suzy Kassem

109. “One of the most courageous things we do is change. If everyone says you’re wonderful every time you wear a red dress, and you change to yellow, that takes courage.” – Barbara De Angelis

110. “Yellow makes me happy when I’m blue.” – Shilpa Ahuja

Did These Quotes About the Color Yellow Brighten Up Your Day?

Yellow is the most radiant of all the colors of the spectrum. It’s the color that captures our attention more than any other color. We associate yellow with warmth, sunshine, and positivity. It boosts our memory, and it encourages communication.

When a person is surrounded by the color yellow, the brain releases more serotonin, which is why this color is a symbol of happiness and positivity. And with the confidence that the color yellow gives, it enhances our thoughts to find solutions to problems, rather than encouraging daydreaming about an ideal life.

Which of these quotes about the color yellow is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below about your thoughts and opinions.


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