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“I wear black because I’m comfortable in it. But then in the summertime when it’s hot I’m comfortable in light blue.”

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source: Larry King Live, CNN, November 26, 2002.

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“The green of the ice and water begins to be visible about half an hour before sunset. Is it produced by the reflected blue of the sky mingling with the yellow or pink of the setting sun?”

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source: The Journal 1837–1861 (New York: New York Review of Books, 2009), 539.

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medium: diary

notes: diary entry dated January 20, 1859

“Halfway up the slope, guarded by a group of tall, slim cypress trees, nestled a small strawberry-pink villa, like some exotic fruit lying in the greenery. The cypress trees undulated gently in the breeze, as if they were busily painting the sky a still brighter blue for our arrival.”

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source: My Family and Other Animals (New York: Penguin Books, 2004), 16.

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medium: memoir (travel)

“Pink is the navy blue of India.”

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source: D. V. (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 1997), paperback edition, 106.

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medium: autobiography

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