Gray Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gray quotes, gray sayings, and gray proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Ridley Scott

Gray is the queen of colors, because she makes everyone else look good.     

Helen Van Wyk

A gray day provides the best light.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Color is the essence of painting, which the subject always killed.     

Kasimir Malevich

The gray silence, the gray waves, the gray wastes of the sea.     

William Sharp

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

Timothy Geithner

Gray is the color... the most important of all... absent of opinion, nothing, neither/nor.     

Gerhard Richter

Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.     

Jean Paul

The color of truth is gray.     

Andre Gide

Color is the language of the poets. It is astonishingly lovely. To speak it is a privilege.     

Keith Crown

The gray has no chance against that smile. It vanishes in a wonderful haze of bright color.     

Harlan Coben

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

Pilou Asbaek

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

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

Christian Dior

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.     

Duke Ellington

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.     

Rabindranath Tagore

When men get gray hair, they look distinguished. When women get gray hair, they look old.     

John Lithgow

I can't stand Marge's gray hair. It's like I'm married to Richard Gere.     

Matt Groening

Oh, Marge. Don't worry. Lots of movie stars have gray hair, like all those women we loved in the eighties.     

Matt Groening

This is where our usual comfort level of black and white is now in a crappy little gray area.     

Christian Sesma

One day I saw you smile, and it really knocked me out. You smiled. It was like the sun breaking out on a gray day.     

Jane Bernstein

They wait for us. Let them wait. Men with gray hair are very patient.     

Tom T. Chamales

Grandpa means someone who is old and gray.     

Jeff Franklin

You did that on purpose! You're going away till you're gray! I got the evidence!     

Hal Needham

At Christmas tide your hair was gray, But memories chased your cares away, Now lovingly in my simple way, I send you love on Mutter's Day. Mutter's Day, number 16.     

Laird Doyle

My god, look at this place! It's like a coloring book if the only crayon available was gray.     

Doug Walker

This jail's so neat; all the colors match! Gray, gray, and gray!     

Jamie Greenberg

Time is what gives a man gray hair.     

Luke Short

When you're mature, your hair turns gray.     

Mitchell Kriegman

The world is not black and white but gray.     

Mladen Reljanovic

You worry too much, Harry. It's turning you gray.     

Gene Roddenberry

So wake me when the sun goes down / Tonight's my last night in town / I pledge to a flag so grey / No matter what time, the skies are grey.     

Jacques Webster

One man on a lonely platform / One case sitting by his side / Two eyes staring cold and silent / Show fear as he turns to hide / Aaah, we fade to grey     

Chris Payne

As the cold gray light of gone / When waking up and finding out / She's never coming home     

Bill Anderson

The house was deathly quiet / I knew something was wrong / Then suddenly it dawned on me / The cold gray light of gone     

Bill Anderson

No, there's nothing quite as lonely / As the cold gray light of gone / When waking up and finding out / She's never coming home     

Bill Anderson

The gray dawn slaughters / the promise of Spring / Winter’s desperate last goodbye     

Kurt Philip Behm

If you were shocked by a gray hair or two at thirty, you may have felt they were premature, but, technically, they were right on schedule.     

Diana Lewis Jewell

How early we gray is determined by our genes, or more specifically, the family code for 'turning off' the metabolism of menocytes.     

Diana Lewis Jewell

Age may not be the most reliable indicator of when gray hair will appear, but the aging process is the number-one suspect.     

Diana Lewis Jewell

We tend to associate gray with what is boring, but there are a thousand kinds of gray, and when combined with colors its varieties are endless.     

Krisztina Fehérváry

People don't understand us. They don't understand me. They think it's so black and white, that he makes me miserable and that I should be with someone else and that I deserve something else. But it's not black and white at all. It's gray. It's a never ending world of gray     

Amanda Grace

The color gray is a peculiar color for a city because the color is not definite.     

Philip Bachman

The color gray is a reference to ambiguity, speculation, and nebulous deconstruction without solution.     

Philip Bachman

Storm gray delivers the floods.     

Philip Bachman

Gun metal gray or pewter gray is the color of the ocean on an overcast day.     

Philip Bachman

The color of truth is gray.     

Darla Ferrara

Color cards must have absolutely accurate colors and gray levels, so purchase them from a reputable professional camera.     

Ken Milburn

The gray color is completely free to express.     

Osama Blal Abd Elfatah

The color gray, a mixture of black and white in equal proportions.     

Adelle Bradford

Whether we realize it or not, in the battle arena we call life most of our time is spent in one gray area or the another.     

Adelle Bradford

Life is full of gray areas of compromise where the gray banner is far stronger than all the others because it is all the others combined.     

Adelle Bradford

Gray market goods, however, are sold outside the normal distribution channels and, in some cases, were not intended for sale in the United States.      

Seth E. Lipner

Gray market sales nevertheless constitute a vigorous industry.     

Seth E. Lipner

Gray day. Everything is gray. I watch. But nothing moves today.     

Dr. Seuss

I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.     

Bill Watterson