Sketchy and graphic and now in Technicolor, volume I.

Folks, here are some of my sketchquotes, colored for your viewing pleasure (with a little help from the Prisma app.) Enjoy!patti-smith-colorIf I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s not be so judgmental of other people. — Patti Smith

lincoln-cleanI don’t like that man. I’m going to get to know him better. — Abraham Lincoln

atwood-cleanWar is what happens when language fails.  — Margaret Atwood

havel-cleanAnyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous anyone who can laugh at himself does not. — Vaclav Havel

neruda-color-cleanYou can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming. — Pablo Neruda

wilder-cleanSo my idea of neurotic is spending too much time trying to correct a wrong. When I feel I’m doing that, then I snap out of it. — Gene Wilder

bell-hooks-cleanWhen we are committed to doing the work of love, we listen even when it hurts. — bell hooks

bowie-clean In your fear, seek only peace. In your fear, seek only love. — David Bowie

arthur-miller-cleanThe job is to ask questions and to ask them as inexorably as I can, and to face the absence of precise answers with a certain humility. — Arthur Miller

lengle-cleanWhen we were children, we used to think that when we were grown up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability. To be alive is to be vulnerable.  — Madeleine L’Engle

grouch-cleanThe secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. — Grouch Marx

david-byrne-colorSometimes it’s a form of love to talk to somebody you have nothing in common with, and still be fascinated by their presence. — David Byrne

sontag-cleanSilence remains, inescapably, a form of speech. — Susan Sontag

nikki-giovanni-blue Mistakes are a fact of life. It’s the response to the error that counts. — Nikki Giovanni

kim-gordon-yello Any ideology makes me a little nervous, because at some point, it doesn’t allow for the complexity of things. — Kim Gordon

stipe-cleanIf you disagree with me, fine, because that’s the great thing about America, we can disagree.  — Michael Stipe

cohen-blue There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in — Leonard Cohen

kate-bush-color I don’t aim for perfection. But I want to try and come up with something interesting. — Kate Bush

zappa-color-cleanA mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open. — Frank Zappa

hg-wells-cleanOur true nationality is mankind. — HG Wells

fitzgerald-clean The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind and still maintain the ability to function.  — F. Scott Fitzgerald

lou-reed-cleanThese are terribly tough times, and we should try to be as nice to each other as possible. — Lou Reed

murakami-cleanFact may not be truth, and truth may not be factual. — Haruki Murakami

hendrix-cleanWhen the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world shall know peace — Jimi Hendrix

isaac-cleanIf you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet. — Isaac Bashevis Singer

marina-cleanWe also project into the future or reflect in the past but we are so little in the present. — -Marina Abramović

campbellWhen we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. — Joseph Campbell

bruce-lee-cleanA wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. — Bruce Lee

harper-lee-cleanYou can never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. — Harper Lee, from To Kill a Mockingbird.

russell-simmons-cleanJudgment of the people in the situation is not helpful. how you can help them is the question. — Russell Simmons

lucinda-cleanHave compassion for everyone, even if they don’t want it. — Lucinda Williams

primo-levi-cleanA country is considered civilized the more the wisdom and efficiency of its laws hinder a weak man from becoming too weak, and a powerful one too powerful.  — Primo Levi

mos-def-cleanI don’t hate nobody. I hate certain conditions that inflicted upon the people — and they’re helpless with it.  — Mos Def

kubrick-cleanIt’s crazy how you can get yourself into a mess sometimes and not even be able to think about it with any sense, and yet not be able to think about anything else. — Stanley Kubrick

wiesel-color-cleanWhen a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her personality. A person can be almost defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude. — Elie Wiesel

orson-color-cleanIf you want a happy ending, that depends, of course on where you stop your story. — Orson Welles

roddenberry-colorIf man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear. — Gene Roddenberry


7 thoughts on “Sketchy and graphic and now in Technicolor, volume I.

  1. Fabulous!!! You just keep getting better and better, Brad. Thank you, thank you for sharing. Don’t know you, but know you…so sending a big hug of gratitude.


    • thanks so much! I post everything here as well as on Twitter and Instagram @newyorkpeace, and on my personal Facebook page. If you google me under videos, you’ll find an illustrated TEDx as well.

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