50 Green Eyes Quotes Celebrating The World’s Rarest Eye Color

Take a moment and look through our green eyes quotes. 

Many people find the emerald luster in someone’s iris beautiful, and we have quotes about green eyes to prove it. 

Why are green eyes so rare?

Green eyes are the rarest eye color on the planet. 

Only two percent of the human population have green eyes. 

Below are some fascinating facts about green eyes:  

  • Ireland and Scotland have the highest concentration of people with green eyes. 
  • Green eyes are a genetic mutation that results in low levels of melanin
  • Babies do not get green eyes immediately

Melanin is what gives us color. 

Our skin, hair, and eyes affect how much melanin we have. 

To onlookers, green eyes appear to be a lovely shade of emerald. 

However, what the outside observer sees occurs due to low melanin levels in the iris. 

Our iris is the part of the eye that has a unique color. 

The less melanin in a person’s eye, the more like it scatters out, making the eyes appear green. 

A similar process happens when we see people with blue eyes. 

Green eyes occur all over the world, despite ethnicity or race. 

The rarest of all the eye colors

Sixteen genes contribute to eye color.

Those genes spread across humanity. 

That means that no matter what eye color your parents have, all children can produce the full spectrum of eye colors. 

Check out our awesome green eyes quotes collection below! 

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Short green eyes quotes

This collection of green eyes quotes is short and sweet. 

1. “Up here, my eyes are green leaves, unseeing.” Virginia Woolf

2. “Her eyes were olive green―incisive and clear.” ― Dan Brown

3. “The grief in her green eyes slips, then hardens.” — Ilsa J. Bick

4. “I feel so lucky when I look in those green eyes.” — Husker Du

5. “That green eyes, yeah, the spotlight shines upon you.” — The Flaming Lips

6. “Hey there, green eyes sunshine and apple pie, how you’re so shy?“ — Cub

7. “Green eyes are better than blue I ain’t trying to be mean.” — Joe Purdy

8. “His eyes were so green they could turn carbon dioxide into oxygen.” — Rainbow Rowell

9. “Thing, king of my heart, has eyes of green, of the real me he sees everything.” — Anonymous 

10. “But for your eyes. Green as spring grass and sparkling like dew in the morning sun.” — S.M. Carrière

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Green eyes quotes

Here is an exciting set of green eyes quotes. 

11. “The magician was studying her face with his green eyes. Your face is wet,” he said worriedly.” — Peter S. Beagle

12. “I cannot even imagine how you would look without those green eyes or any other shade.” — Anonymous 

13. “Giving me all of that green eye, never let me out of your sight cause I’ll give more than you plan.” — Uriah Heep

14. “When I gaze into your gorgeous green eyes, I can feel forever reflected back at me.” — Anonymous 

15. “My eyes are green; my hair is silver, and I freckly; the rest is subject to change without notice.” — Anne McCaffrey

16. “My parents warned me about the drugs in the street, but never about the ones with green eyes and a heartbeat.” — Anonymous 

17. “Your green eye is a reducing chamber. If I look into it long enough, I will become as small as my own reflection; I will diminish to a point and vanish.” — Angela Carter

18. “My love for you is as evergreen as your eyes.” — Anonymous 

19. “And I see that his brown eye has a splash of green in it and the green one a splash of brown. Like Cezanne painted them. Impressionist eyes.” ― Jandy Nelson

20. “The first time I looked into your emerald eyes, I lost myself in your love.” — Anonymous 

Green eyes quotes for her

These quotes celebrate all things green-eyed. 

21. “And the way he looked at her was so intense, his big green eyes probing into her like he approved of everything she held inside.” ― Lauren Kate

22. “Your green eyes, they mesmerize me. I can’t look away, and I don’t want to. Hold me in your green gaze forever.” — Anonymous 

23. “Her green eyes flutter all the way open, and she looks amused. It pricks his ego slightly. After that kiss, shouldn’t she be fainting at his feet? But she’s grinning.” ― Cassandra Clare

24. “With eyes of green, of my heart she is the queen.” — Anonymous 

25. “Sam has brown hair and very, very pretty green eyes. The kind of green that doesn’t make a big deal about itself.” — Stephen Chbosky

26. “When you turn your emerald green eyes in my direction, my heart skips a beat, and my soul sings.” — Anonymous 

27. “Green is my favorite. And it’s my favorite because it’s the color of my wife’s eyes, grass, trees, life, and money, and mother earth!” — Casper Van Dien

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28.  “You look so fabulous with those green eyes of yours, and they suit you in perfect ways.” — Anonymous 

29.  “I saw something in his pretty green eyes that I had never seen before: Anger. They were like emerald fire.” — Richelle Mead

30. “Time really flies when I gaze into your gorgeous green eyes.” — Anonymous 

Green eyes quotes for him

These green eyes quotes come from authors from all over the world. 

31. “The green-eyed angel came in less than a half hour and fell docile as a lamb into my arms.” — Roman Payne

32. “The one I love has eyes of green; every day my heart grows even more keen.” — Anonymous 

33.  “Try to overcome your doubt. Believe you are beautiful. Look at yourself through someone else’s green eyes.” — Max Bemis

34. “Glanced into his emerald green eyes and felt the depth of my feelings unravel. If anything, my feelings were stronger because my heart longed to be with him.” — B. Truly

35. “I have never seen a pair of green eyes I did not love.” — Anonymous

36. “Your green eyes just hypnotize me, and I just love your flashy ways don’t know my love is here.” — Nick Cave

 37. “Your green eyes with their soft lights, your eyes that promise sweet nights bring to my soul a longing a thirst for love.” — Jimmy Dorsey

 38. “Feelings I can’t disguise my heart beats fast when I see your green eyes.” — Simple Forces

39. “My eyes are green, cause I eat a lot of vegetables; it don’t have nothing to do with your new friend.” Erykah Badu

40.  “I stare into the green eyes of the boy who has helped me realize that I don’t need separate lives but, rather, should find a boy who fits comfortably into them all.” ― Jillian Dodd

How to compliment green eyes quotes 

These quotes express the unique nature of green eyes. 

41. “My people have been wearing green glasses on their eyes for so long that most of them think this really is an Emerald City.” ― L. Frank Baum

42.  “I’d been focusing strongly on green since my days in pasture seeing through the eyes of a horse.” ― Catherine Ryan Hyde

43. “My thoughts are all over the place as I fall asleep, and images of clouded roses and angry green eyes flow through my dreams.” ― Anna Todd

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44. “The green eyes in the carefully sweet face were turbulent, willful, lusty with life, distinctly at variance with her decorous demeanor. Her manners had been imposed upon her. Her eyes were her own.” ― Margaret Mitchell

45. “Your eyes are a forest of green, paved with a path to forever.” — Anonymous

46. “So now you know my eyes are green – because of my shirt? You never looked into my soul to know how much in me is green..” — John Geddes

47. “Her eyes narrowed until they were a faint greenish glitter, like a forest pool far back in the shadow of trees.” — Raymond Chandle

48. “His eyes are a little together, but man, are they green.” — David Levithan

49. “Good evening,” he whispered, just a touch too close to her ear to be proper. She turned toward him with a blush, and he finally had the pleasure of seeing the color of her eyes. Jade green. Magnificent. Even if this woman proved to be an unattainable challenge, he’d certainly chosen well.”  G-Good evening,” she stammered as she straightened up to smooth the front of the gown that matched those jade eyes perfectly.” — Jenna Petersen

50. “You have a cat,” she said, surprised. It was an odd-looking cat with no hair on its back and strange ears, but with beautiful green eyes focused on Charlotte.” — Sarah Addison Allen

Green eyes are rare eyes 

Green eyes are beautiful, and they are rare. 

Contrary to some myths, eye color does not impact a person’s personality.

However, in different cultures, green eyes can represent jealousy. 

The “green-eyed monster” describes people who are jealous of others.

Soul artist Erykah Badu famously sang, “My eyes are green, cause I eat a lot of vegetables; it don’t got nothing to do with your new friend.” 

People from any race can have green eyes, but there are some places where green eyes are more concentrated. 

Scotland, Ireland, and parts of Northern Europe have high concentrations of people with green eyes. 

On the edge of the Gobi Desert, there is also a village in China, in the Gansu province called Liqian (Zhelaizhai), where two-thirds of the population have green eyes and blond hair. 

People with green eyes can be more sensitive to light, so grab your shades! 

We hope you enjoyed our green eyes quotes and sayings. 

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