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