Beyond Black and White: 90 Grey Quotes for a More Nuanced Perspective

These grey quotes will help you think about life from a new perspective.

In life, there is always a grey area.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that everything has to be one way or another, but that’s often not true.

Tell us your favorite grey quote in the comment section below.

Not every situation is good or bad.

Not everything is right or wrong.

There are many grey areas in life.

Learning that simple life lesson can help spare you a lot of confusion in always trying to choose sides.

It gives you a new perspective in the middle.

These grey quotes will help you remember:

  • there is always something else to consider
  • beauty is not just in bright and vibrant things
  • all moods and emotions are important, just like all the colors on the spectrum

Here are some grey quotes to make you wonder and understand others.

Grey Quotes to Think About

1. “There’s so much grey to every story – nothing is so black and white.” – Lisa Ling

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2. “I like the muted sounds, the shroud of grey, and the silence that comes with fog.” – Om Malik

3. “Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.” – Charles Dickens

4. “Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

5. “Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.” – Kobe Bryant

6. “I prefer to work with grey characters rather than black and white.” – George R. R. Martin

7. “Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.” – Graham Greene

8. “Life isn’t black or white, it’s all sorts of shades of grey.” – Nicky Morgan

9. “I love the gray area between right and wrong.” – Dan Brown

10. “Compromise in colors is grey.” – Edl Rama

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11. “Soldiers are citizens of death’s grey land, drawing no dividend from time’s tomorrows.” – Siegfried Sassoon

12. “There are infinite shades of grey. Writing often appears so black and white.” – Rebecca Solnit

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13. “Lawyers are predators in grey worsted “– Tom Holt

14. “We are all somewhere or the other a little grey, not black and white. We have our imperfections.” –Kriti Sanon

15. “I don’t find anything black and white; I find grey in every person, and that is what excites me.” –Vetrimaaran

16. “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” – Alphonse Karr

17. “There’s no black and no white, just shades of grey…But the small betrayals lead to bigger ones, morality is eroded.” – Kate Mossemore

18. “Grey is the devil’s favorite color.” –Peter Kreeft

19. “One moment flying in green sunlight, then the sky suddenly grey and dark.” – Elizabeth Wein

20. “Gray day. Everything is gray. I watch. But nothing moves today.” – Dr. Seuss

Grey quotes about moods

21. “I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood.” – Bill Watterso

22. “You are the painter of your own mood. Your days are only as grey as you allow them to be.” – @iHearts143Quotes

23. “Life is not black and white; there is some gray nuance to it.” – Pilou Asbaek

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24. All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

25. “Life is about the gray areas. Things are seldom black and white, even when we wish they were and think they should be, and I like exploring this nuanced terrain.” – Emily Giffin

26. “War’s not black and white; it’s gray. If you don’t fight in the gray area, you’re going to lose.” – Marcus Luttrell

27. “Gray skies are just clouds passing over.” – Duke Ellington

28. “Gray is great. People think gray is a neutral, but I think it’s such a moody, intense, dramatic and sexy color. It’s very sleek.” –Bryan Batt Read

29. “The color of truth is gray.” –Andre Gide

30. “There are people who can achieve huge success in life, while adding a bit of fun and a splash of color to this increasingly grey world.” – Peter James

Grey quotes about gloomy feeling

31. “My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder.” –William Golding

32. “Gray is the color… the most important of all… absent of opinion, nothing, neither/nor.” – Gerhard Richter

33. “In tragedy, it’s hard to find a good resolution; it’s not black and white: it’s a big fog of gray.” – Paul Dano

34. The person who doesn’t scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs.” – Hunter S. Thompson

35. “Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.” – Anthony Burgess

36. “Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright.” – Van Wyck Brooks

37. “Most consequential choices involve shades of gray, and some fog is often useful in getting things done.” – Timothy Geithner

38. “It’s very human to try to put things into boxes, and it’s hard for us to reconcile with grey areas, and yet somehow, that’s the area I find the most poetic, the juiciest.” – Arca

39. “The world doesn’t see a lot of gray. The world sees black and white, and then it understands.” –George C. Wolfe

40. “There are a lot of grey areas in my personality. We all have them.” – Vijay Deverakonda

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41. “Better gray than garishness.” – Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

42. “Gray day provides the best light.” – Leonardo da Vinci

43. “The fundamental grey which differentiates the masters, expresses them and is the soul of all color.” – Odilon Redon

44. “Purposeless life will definitely be gray, monotonous, ordinary and frustrating” – Sunday Adelaja

45. “Gray and overcast sky hovers above Seeming ready to drip it’s woes on us” – Richard L. Ratliff

46. “Whatever I write, no matter how gray or dark the subject matter, it’s still going to be a comic novel.” – John Irving

47. “To have your heart in pieces while every other aspect of your life couldn’t go better is a traumatic experience. In appearance, life is fine. But as you put your day in focus, everything turns grey. What happened made me realize that complete, absolute happiness doesn’t exist.” – Matthew Bellamy

48. “Love was that way. You could not render it in black or white. It always came down to the strange, blended shades of grey.” – Jodi Picoult

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49. “Grey has no agenda. . . . Grey has the ability, that no other color has, to make the invisible visible.” – Roma Tearne

50. “I do not look at the world in terms of black and white – and I find people who do rather scary. I think it’s all shades of grey.” – E. L. James

Grey Quotes from Books

51. “No person is completely wicked, just as no person is perfect. We are all grey” – Sweety Shinde

52. “All the color had been leached from Winterfell until only grey and white remained. The Stark colors. Theon did not know whether he ought to find that ominous or reassuring. Even the sky was grey. The eyes of the bride were brown. Big and brown and full of fear. ” – George R. R. Martin

53. “All work and no play will make you sad and grey!” – Habeeb Akande

54. “But sometimes you have to look at the full picture. Not everything is black and white, Sera. You of all people should know that. Life is full of grey patches.” – Jo Watson

55. “Even if it turns gray, this paper mâché world still needs our splash of colors.” – Reena Doss

56. “One must first allow the presence of gray to take root, then release it to weigh its absence before being certain about anything.” – Reena Doss

57. “Even grey has a shade of happiness.” – Anthony T. Hincks

58. “Nothing is ever black and white, Nila. You should know that but now. Its all how you survive the grey.”-Kes” – Pepper Winters

59. “For grey matter, there is no black and white. If you think in black and white, then you do not use enough brain functions.” – Petek Kabakci

60. “Things are always either black or white. The grey in between is only a confusion.” – Ljupka Cvetanova

61. “There are attractive people in this world, and there’s Mathew’s son, Grey.” ― Julie Reece, Crux

62. “White stars don’t mix with the dark blackness of the universe. If they did… everything would be grey” ― Erik Tanghe

63. “And not one person would notice the grey parts of her until it was too late, because everyone falls for a pretty face.” ― R. YS Perez

64. “Some people do not really hate aging; they merely love the colour black.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

65. “All hail the light, the dark, and the grey.” ― Chuck Wendig

66. “You dazzle me so much I find it very difficult to think clearly when we’re together.” ― E. L. James

67. “Warning: Includes exposure to neon grey.” ― T. R. Darling

68. “Lying in my bed, I pray for a dreamless sleep… but if I am to dream, I want to dream of her.” ― E. L. James

69. “The dawn sky was a metallic grey and Awa knew there would be no sun today” ― Rehan Khan

70. “He might be ten times more dangerous then Rhen, but he’s a hundred times easier to get along with.” ― Brigid Kemmerer

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Grey Quotes For Dull Moments

71. “Grey market sales nevertheless constitute a vigorous industry.” — Seth E. Lipner 

72. “Life is full of grey areas of compromise where the grey banner is far stronger than all the others because it is all the others combined.” — Adelle Bradford 

73. “Whether we realize it or not, in the battle arena we call life most of our time is spent in one grey area or the other.” — Adelle Bradford 

74. “The grey color is completely free to express.” — Osama Blal Abd Elfatah 

75. “The color grey is a reference to ambiguity, speculation, and nebulous deconstruction without solution.” — Philip Bachman 

76. “The house was deathly quiet / I knew something was wrong / Then suddenly it dawned on me / The cold grey light was gone.” — Bill Anderson 

77. “As the cold grey light of gone / When waking up and finding out / She’s never coming home.” — Bill Anderson 

78. “You worry too much, Harry. It`s turning you grey.” — Gene Roddenberry 

79. “You did that on purpose! You`re going away till you`re grey! I got the evidence!” — Hal Needham 

80. “One day I saw you smile, and it really knocked me out. You smiled. It was like the sun breaking out on a grey day.” — Jane Bernstein 

Thought Provoking Grey Quotes

81. “Sometimes, it’s good to be scared. It means you still have something to lose.” ― Richard Webber

82. “Uprooting my entire life is not an inconvenience!” ― April Kepner

83. “You were like coming up for fresh air. It’s like I was drowning and you saved me. That’s all I know.” ― Derek Shepherd

84. ‘Cause you never think that the last time is the last time. You think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don’t.” ― Meredith Grey

85. “In the beginning, everyone is there, but then they forget.” ― Amelia Shepherd

86. “I’ve had to give up things but what I’ve learned is that I don’t need much. I don’t need much to be happy.” ― Arizona Robbins

87. “Being aware of your crap and actually overcoming your crap are two very different things.” ― Cristina Yang

88. “You have to go back to the beginning to understand the end.” ― Teddy Altman

89. “I need the day off. For drinking.” ― Addison Montgomery

90. “How well will you play? That’s up to you.” ― Richard Webber

What did you learn from these grey quotes?

Life is full of in-betweens.

There’s always something underneath the surface of what is shown to us.

And that’s ok because it is what it is.

We must understand that some things we encounter have a deeper meaning, and things will not always mean what they seem.

Try to look for the good in the bad while also being impartial to know the bad in the good.

Some days will be dull and unexciting, but as always, things will get better.

Hopefully, these grey quotes and sayings will inspire you and remind you to look at a bigger perspective in life.

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