„The sun's not yellow, it's chicken.“

—  Bob Dylan

Song lyrics, Highway 61 Revisited (1965), Tombstone Blues
Variant: The sun's not yellow, its chicken!
Source: da Tombstone Blues, 1965

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American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

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„Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

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„There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence transform a yellow spot into a sun.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

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Source: Sergei Eisenstein (1957), Film form [and]: The film sense, p. 127.

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„The sun beyond the mountains glows;
The Yellow River seawards flows.
You can enjoy a grander sight
By climbing to a greater height.“

—  Xu Yuanchong Translator of Chinese poetry 1921

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„The sun along the mountain bows,
the Yellow River seawards flows.
You will enjoy a grander sight
by climbing to a greater height.“

—  Wang Zhihuan Chinese poet 688 - 742

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欲穷千里目,
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„She told me once that the year she went to England she painted her buttons yellow so she would remember what the sun felt like.“

—  Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas

Source: Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas

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„Down there it's still Summer, I suppose, whereas our sun [in Switzerland] is already gilding the mountains and the larches are turning yellow, but the colours are wonderful, like old, dark red satin. Down here in the valley the huts stand out in the strongest Paris blue against the yellow fields. Here one really learns the values of the individual colours for the first time. And the harsh, monumental lines of the mountains.“

—  Ernst Ludwig Kirchner German painter, sculptor, engraver and printmaker 1880 - 1938

Letter to Nele van de Velde ((daughter of Henry van de Velde), from Frauenkirch, 13 October 1918; as quoted in Letters of the great artists – from Blake to Pollock, Richard Friedenthal, Thames and Hudson, London, 1963, pp. 223-224
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„Sun is the reason
And the world it will bloom
‘Cause sun lights the sky
And the sun lights the moon“

—  Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948

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„The sun is invisible in men, but visible in the world, yet both are of one and the same sun.“

—  Gerhard Dorn alchemist, bibliophile, philosopher, physician, translator 1530 - 1584

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„The children of the sun, the children of their sun — oh, how beautiful they were!“

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, book The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

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Context: The children of the sun, the children of their sun — oh, how beautiful they were! Never had I seen on our own earth such beauty in mankind. Only perhaps in our children, in their earliest years, one might find, some remote faint reflection of this beauty. The eyes of these happy people shone with a clear brightness. Their faces were radiant with the light of reason and fullness of a serenity that comes of perfect understanding, but those faces were gay; in their words and voices there was a note of childlike joy. Oh, from the first moment, from the first glance at them, I understood it all! It was the earth untarnished by the Fall; on it lived people who had not sinned. They lived just in such a paradise as that in which, according to all the legends of mankind, our first parents lived before they sinned; the only difference was that all this earth was the same paradise. These people, laughing joyfully, thronged round me and caressed me; they took me home with them, and each of them tried to reassure me. Oh, they asked me no questions, but they seemed, I fancied, to know everything without asking, and they wanted to make haste to smoothe away the signs of suffering from my face.

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„It was around dusk when my companion and I noticed the position of sun closer to the west horizon, and the sun was going up.“

—  Jayant Narlikar Indian physicist 1938

When he saw this strange phenomenon while he was travelling from London to Chicago on December 14, 1963, by a jet plane.

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