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50 Yellow Quotes For Brighter Days and Sunny Inspiration (2024)

Yellow is a laid-back color in terms of what it symbolizes. Yellow is bright and attention-grabbing. When you combine the cheerful and happy nature with inspirational yellow quotes, you can elevate your mood.

Think about when the sun shines its warm yellow light on us. In many ways, yellow is the color of those summer days. This simple, effortless act can fill us with lightness and hope—many people associate summer days with happiness, joy, and laughter in this same vein.

If you want to add sunshine to your life, there’s much to learn from the lovely yellow.

Best Yellow Quotes

Many people choose yellow as their favorite color. Not because they universally agree that it's the most aesthetically pleasing color but because it symbolizes many good things. 

Color psychology and meanings tell us that each color has a meaning and can affect us in many ways. Colors can change our moods, outlook, and even behavior. Yellow makes us feel happy, excited, and joyful when we experience it. This bright color makes us feel optimistic even amidst uncomfortable life situations. Let’s explore some of our favorite yellow quotes highlighting the essence of yellow.





"Yellow is my favorite summer color - it makes me feel like a sunflower." -Bria Vinaite #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #yellower #summer #beautifulyellow #sunflower #yellow

"Yellow is my favorite summer color - it makes me feel like a sunflower."
- Bria Vinaite

"There is a sun, a light that for want of another word I can only call yellow, pale sulphur yellow, pale golden citron. How lovely yellow is!" -Vincent Van Gogh #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #yellowlove #sun #yellowness #light #yellow

"There is a sun, a light that for want of another word I can only call yellow, pale sulphur yellow, pale golden citron. How lovely yellow is!"
- Vincent Van Gogh

"Yellow usually means it's not that serious." -Bobby Unser #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #yellow #serious #inspirationalyellow #yellowness #coloryellow

"Yellow usually means it's not that serious."
- Bobby Unser

"The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down." -Helen Hunt Jackson #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #coloryellow #beautifulyellow #yellower #yellowness #yellows

"The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down."
- Helen Hunt Jackson

"Well, my favorite color I guess I would say yellow." -Fran Drescher #trvst #quotes #inspiration #colorlove #beautifulyellow #yellow #yellows #yellowness #yellower

"Well, my favorite color I guess I would say yellow."
- Fran Drescher

Quotes About Enjoying The Yellow Around Us In Nature

Yellow in nature is beautiful. It is associated with positivity and joy, inspiring warmth and fuzziness. When we sit under or examine the sun's golden light, the golden yellow light reminds us that even after dark periods, the sun will shine, and a new day will be born. 

Yellow is found in nature in other places besides the sun. Take the sunflower, for instance. Its bright yellow color has an almost surreal beauty. Imagine running through a yellow-filled field with the sun smiling down at you. Yellow flowers are a true beauty. 

As we deepen our interactions with our natural environment, this next selection features quotes about enjoying yellow in nature. 

"In California in the early Spring, There are pale yellow mornings, when the mist burns slowly into day, The air stings like Autumn, clarifies like pain - Well, I have dreamed this coast myself." -Robert Hass #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #coloryellow #inspirationalyellow #yellowlove #beautifulyellow #yellowness

"In California in the early Spring, There are pale yellow mornings, when the mist burns slowly into day, The air stings like Autumn, clarifies like pain - Well, I have dreamed this coast myself."
- Robert Hass

"The colour of a British wood in autumn is predominantly yellow. There are relatively few European trees which have red leaves in the autumn. But there are splashes of crimson or rust-red colours from a few indigenous trees, like the rowan, as well as from introduced species, like the North American red oak." -Alice Roberts #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #yellowlove #inspirationalyellow #beautifulyellow #coloryellow #yellowness

"The colour of a British wood in autumn is predominantly yellow. There are relatively few European trees which have red leaves in the autumn. But there are splashes of crimson or rust-red colours from a few indigenous trees, like the rowan, as well as from introduced species, like the North American red oak."
- Alice Roberts

"Self-poised upon that yellow flower and, little Butterfly! Indeed I know not if you sleep or feed. How motionless - not frozen seas More motionless and then What joy awaits you, when the breeze Hath found you out among the trees, and calls you forth again!" -William Wordsworth #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #yellows #inspirationalyellow #yellowness #yellowlove #yellower

"Self-poised upon that yellow flower and, little Butterfly! Indeed I know not if you sleep or feed. How motionless - not frozen seas More motionless and then What joy awaits you, when the breeze Hath found you out among the trees, and calls you forth again!"
- William Wordsworth

Positive Yellow Quotes About Brightness And Happiness

Whether you embrace a yellow room in your space or pick up a yellow flower from the market, a little daily touch of this color is excellent. By picking up yellow-colored objects for ourselves and others, we can add more color to the world. 

This color adds fun to the world while filling us with creativity and inspiration. Even sipping yellow lemonade can add a little more happiness to anyone’s day. 

These yellow quotes about brightness and happiness inspire a joy-filled and energetic day. Enjoy these words that remind us of our access to this youthful color no matter where we are.

"I've always said the rubber duck is a yellow catalyst." -Florentijn Hofman #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #yellowness #catalyst #inspirationalyellow #beautifulyellow #yellower

"I've always said the rubber duck is a yellow catalyst."
- Florentijn Hofman

"In the world of safe hues, like black, red and white, yellow shouts: Look at me. I'm happy!" -Joy Sewing #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #beautifulyellow #yellower #yellows #inspirationalyellow #coloryellow

"In the world of safe hues, like black, red and white, yellow shouts: Look at me. I'm happy!"
- Joy Sewing

"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 Vone Goethe #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #yellower #glow #inspirationalyellow #coloryellow #beautifulyellow

"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.
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- Johann Wolfgang Vone Goethe

"Everybody is nicer to me when I'm in yellow." -Cam #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #yellower #pure #yellowlove #light #yellowness

"Everybody is nicer to me when I'm in yellow."
- Cam

"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 #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #yellower #pure #yellowlove #light #yellowness

"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

"Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit." -Jerome Cady #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #yellowness #yellows #yellowlove #beautifulyellow #coloryellow

"Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit."
- Jerome Cady

The colors red, blue and green are real. The color yellow is a mystical experience shared by everybody.

~ Tom Stoppard

Quotes About The Color Yellow, Life and Living

Yellow is present in many things around us. Apart from viewing the color externally, we can also embody its characteristics. Life comes with its ups and downs, and everybody experiences these situations. Yellow reminds us that life is worth living as it communicates its messages of hope and optimism to us. 

Read our next section, full of quotes featuring yellow to inspire you further.

"I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love." -Conor Oberst #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #yellowlove #love #yellow #light #yellows

"I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love."
- Conor Oberst

"I made a circle with a smile for a mouth on yellow paper, because it was sunshiny and bright." -Harvey Ball #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #yellowness #bright #yellower #beautifulyellow #yellows

"I made a circle with a smile for a mouth on yellow paper, because it was sunshiny and bright."
- Harvey Ball

"I have yellow post-it notes plastered all over my office - they help me stay organized." -Stewart Rahr #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #yellowlove #beautifulyellow #yellower #coloryellow #yellows

"I have yellow post-it notes plastered all over my office - they help me stay organized."
- Stewart Rahr

"Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts - it's a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour." -John Motson #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #yellower #inspirationalyellow #yellowness #yellows #yellowlove

"Nearly all the Brazilian supporters are wearing yellow shirts - it's a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour."
- John Motson

"Be like Curious George, start with a question and look under the yellow hat to find what's there." -James Collins #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #yellows #coloryellow #beautifulyellow #yellowlove #inspirationalyellow

"Be like Curious George, start with a question and look under the yellow hat to find what's there."
- James Collins

"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 am here." -Lance Armstrong #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #yellowness #yellower #yellow #coloryellow #inspirationalyellow

"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 am here."
- Lance Armstrong

"I spent a lot of Saturday night on BBC television, being chased around by yellow rubber balls." -Noel Edmonds #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #coloryellow #yellowness #inspirationalyellow #yellow #yellower

"I spent a lot of Saturday night on BBC television, being chased around by yellow rubber balls."
- Noel Edmonds

"I have these new policies toward my life, like 'I will not accelerate when I see the yellow light.'" -Elizabeth Gilbert #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #yellowness #life #yellows #light #coloryellow

"I have these new policies toward my life, like 'I will not accelerate when I see the yellow light.'"
- Elizabeth Gilbert

"I was for years in the yellow period, you know." -Josef Albers #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #inspirationalyellow #yellower #beautifulyellow #yellowlove #yellow

"I was for years in the yellow period, you know."
- Josef Albers

"I love to shop. Clothes, electronics, and I love jewelry, especially yellow gold." -Apolo Ohno #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #inspirationalyellow #love #yellower #yellowlove #beautifulyellow

"I love to shop. Clothes, electronics, and I love jewelry, especially yellow gold."
- Apolo Ohno

"I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. he told me to wear a brown tie." -Rodney Dangerfield #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #yellows #yellower #beautifulyellow #inspirationalyellow #yellow

"I told my dentist my teeth are going yellow. he told me to wear a brown tie."
- Rodney Dangerfield

Some guys spend days looking for something they've lost. I never seem to have anything that if I lost it I'd care too much. Maybe that's why I'm partly yellow. It's no excuse, though. It really isn't. What you should be is not yellow at all.

~ J.D. Salinger

The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.

~ Randall Jarrell

The middle of the road is for yellow lines and dead armadillos.

~ Jim Hightower

I’ve been to the Titanic in a yellow submarine and the North Pole in a Russian nuclear ice breaker.

~ Buzz Aldrin

Quotes About Yellow In Fashion

Throwing on a simple yellow dress can make you appear more vivid and cheerful. Since yellow is the color we associate with the solar plexus, it’s also believed to contribute to our willpower and confidence. In this light, yellow can also make us feel more confident in projecting ourselves to the world. Next up, we feature yellow fashion quotes to inspire a sunnier wardrobe selection.

"Yellow's more like, I'm not trying to be this sexy vixen or anything, obviously. I'm a very friendly person, and I literally do just want to be your friend. I think all of that is wrapped up in yellow. It seems to work. I like being in it." -Cam #trvst #quotes #inspiration #colorlove #yellower #coloryellow #yellows #yellow #yellowness

"Yellow's more like, I'm not trying to be this sexy vixen or anything, obviously. I'm a very friendly person, and I literally do just want to be your friend. I think all of that is wrapped up in yellow. It seems to work. I like being in it."
- Cam

"Don't stress. Just wear a yellow dress." -Shilpa Ahuja #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #beautifulyellow #stress #inspirationalyellow #yellower #yellowness

"Don't stress. Just wear a yellow dress."
- Shilpa Ahuja

"When you wear yellow you just have to go for it." -Mobolaji Dawodu #trvst #quotes #colorlove #inspiration #inspirationalyellow #yellows #yellow #coloryellow #beautifulyellow

"When you wear yellow you just have to go for it."
- Mobolaji Dawodu

"The worst decision, hands down, was wearing bright yellow when I was 9 months pregnant. I looked like a bumble bee. I have not worn yellow since." -Safra A. Catz #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #yellow #bright #yellows #inspirationalyellow #yellower

"The worst decision, hands down, was wearing bright yellow when I was 9 months pregnant. I looked like a bumble bee. I have not worn yellow since."
- Safra A. Catz

"I just want to be young and fun and you know I think people should all wear yellow shoes." -Justin Bieber #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #beautifulyellow #yellow #yellowness #yellower #yellowlove

"I just want to be young and fun and you know I think people should all wear yellow shoes."
- Justin Bieber

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

Quotes From The Arts and Literature Featuring Yellow

Yellow is a color of inspiration and creativity, so naturally, it appears in art and literature. In this section, we have quotes from art and literature pieces and people, all featuring yellow.

"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun." -Pablo Picasso #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #yellower #sun #beautifulyellow #yellowness #coloryellow

"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun."
- Pablo Picasso

"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 #trvst #quotes #color #inspiration #yellowness #bright #yellow #beautifulyellow #coloryellow

"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

"She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor:

"She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead”."
- A. A. Milne

"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." -Rosie O'Donnell #trvst #quotes #colorlove #color #yellowlove #bright #yellow #inspirationalyellow #beautifulyellow

"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."
- Rosie O'Donnell

"My way of life Is fall'n into the sear and yellow leaf." -William Shakespeare #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #yellows #life #coloryellow #beautifulyellow #yellowness

"My way of life Is fall'n into the sear and yellow leaf."
- William Shakespeare

"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 #trvst #quotes #inspiration #colorlove #yellows #mysterious #coloryellow #music #yellowness

"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

"The yellow glistens. It glistens with various yellows, Citrons, oranges and greens flowering over the skin." -Wallace Stevens #trvst #quotes #inspiration #color #coloryellow #yellower #beautifulyellow #yellow #inspirationalyellow

"The yellow glistens. It glistens with various yellows, Citrons, oranges and greens flowering over the skin."
- Wallace Stevens

Golden is a surface color.

~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

When I think of flavors, I think color, so lemon should be yellow and orange is orange.

~ Dylan Lauren

Try to forget what objects you have before you – a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think, ‘Here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow,’ and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives you your own impression of the scene before you.

~ Claude Monet

Yellow Brick Road Quotes

Following the yellow brick road indicates viewing a specific series of events as a path to your desired goal. It also means taking steps to lead you to where you want to be. The association with the color yellow, pulled from the fictional land Oz in the classic fantasy "Wizard of Oz", conveys confidence in attaining good things. Here are some inspirational quotes that reference the yellow brick road.

"I'd rather drive the yellow brick road, you wouldn't happen to know of a rental car place around." -Ryan Stiles #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #yellow #beautifulyellow #yellows #yellowlove #inspirationalyellow

"I'd rather drive the yellow brick road, you wouldn't happen to know of a rental car place around."
- Ryan Stiles

"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 #trvst #quotes #inspiration #colorlove #inspirationalyellow #yellow #yellowness #coloryellow #yellowlove

"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

"Follow the yellow brick road." -E. Y. Harburg #trvst #quotes #color #colorlove #yellows #coloryellow #yellowness #beautifulyellow #inspirationalyellow

"Follow the yellow brick road."
- E. Y. Harburg

Yellow Captions For Instagram

Finally, because we all love the sunnier yellow disposition so much, we've come up with a handful of yellow captions perfect for Instagram. You're very welcome to copy and paste, adapt, or remix the #loveyellow captions to share a little color love on your socials.

Jen’s a passionate environmentalist and sustainability expert. With a science degree from Babcock University Jen loves applying her research skills to craft editorial that connects with our global changemaker and readership audiences centered around topics including zero waste, sustainability, climate change, and biodiversity.

Elsewhere Jen’s interests include the role that future technology and data have in helping us solve some of the planet’s biggest challenges.

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