Some articles on blues, colours, blue:
... In the Byzantine Empire, the Blues and the Greens were the most prominent political factions in the capital ... They took their names from the colours of the two most popular chariot racing teams at the Hippodrome of Constantinople ... The word blue was used in England the 17th century as a disparaging reference to rigid moral codes and those who observed them, particularly in blue-stocking, a reference to Oliver Cromwell's supporters in ...
... In the English language, blue often represents the human emotion of sadness, for example, "He was feeling blue" ... In German, to be "blue" (blau sein) is to be drunk ... had been drinking alcohol in dyeing cloth blue with woad or indigo ...
Famous quotes containing the words colour and/or blue:
“Circumstances ... give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing colour and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.”
—Edmund Burke (17291797)
“The old brown hen and the old blue sky,
Between the two we live and die
The broken cartwheel on the hill.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)