— Tami Hoag, A Thin Dark Line
— Graham Greene English writer, playwright and literary critic 1904 - 1991
London Observer (January 2, 1983)
„There are no white skins, and there are no black skins. Humans skins are of different shades of orange.“
— Neil Harbisson Catalan-Irish musician, artist and activist 1984
As quoted in El Punt (28 January 2012). "La teva cara em sona" http://www.elpuntavui.cat/noticia/article/5-cultura/19-cultura/500466-la-teva-cara-em-sona.html
„People will always prefer black-and-white over shades of grey, and so there will always be the temptation to hold overly-simplified beliefs and to hold them with excessive confidence“
— Thomas Gilovich, How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life
„Some things were perfectly clear, seen with the vision of youth.
No doubts and nothing to fear, I claimed the corner on truth.
These days it's harder to say I know what I'm fighting for.
My faith is falling away.
I'm not that sure anymore.
Shades of grey wherever I go
The more I find out the less that I know.
Black and white is how it should be
But shades of grey are the colors I see.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Shades of Grey.
„Oh, ‘twould be marvelous if the world and its moral questions were like some game board, with plain black players and white, and fixed rules, and nary a shade of grey.“
— Glen Cook, Shadows Linger
Chapter 33, “Juniper: The Encounter” (p. 367)
— H.P. Lovecraft American author 1890 - 1937
— Chris Heimerdinger, Gadiantons and the Silver Sword
„Black women write differently from white women. This is the most marked difference of all those combinations of black and white, male and female. It's not so much that women write differently from men, but that black women write differently from white women. Black men don't write very differently from white men.“
— Toni Morrison American writer 1931
Black Women Writers at Work (1983) by Claudia Tate. <!-- Ch. 9 -->
„My hair is grey, but not with years,
Nor grew it white
In a single night,
As men's have grown from sudden fears.“
— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
The Prisoner of Chillon http://readytogoebooks.com/PC31.htm, st. 1 (1816).
„One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it-- it was the black kitten's fault entirely.“
— Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
— Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885