#Inktober roundup.

Every October, artists, doodlers, sketchers, etchers and scribblers  participate in the Inktober challenge, wherein they are tasked to draw and disseminate at least one image per day. Challenge accepted….here are the black and white versions of my October drawings. Enjoy! The colorized versions of these are peppered throughout my previous posts. October is also conflict resolution month. I love it when a plan comes together.cash-bwYou build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone.  — Johnny Cash

ray-yello In any negotiation, “no” is just the beginning of the conversation. — Raymond Shonholtz

alice-walker-yelloKeep in mind always the present you are constructing. It should be the future you want.  — Alice Walker

schweitzer-yelloDo something wonderful, people may imitate it. — Albert Schweitzer

joey-ramone-yelloEverybody’s screwed up in their own special way.  — Joey Ramone

bertolt-brecht-yello-copyYou make make a fresh start with your final breath. — Bertolt Brecht

jane-goodall-yelloWhat makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions. — Jane Goodall

asimov-color-copyViolence is the last refuge of the incompetent. –Isaac Asimov

amanda-yello-copyWhen we really see each other, we want to help each other. — Amanda Palmer

hammet-bwYou got to look on the bright side. Even if there ain’t one.  — Dashiell Hammet

angela-davis-bwWalls turned sideways are bridges. — Angela Davis


In art, religion, and politics the respect must be mutual, no matter how violent the disagreement. — Vincent Price

alda-yello-copyBegin challenging your assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in. — Alan Alda

einstein-copyPeace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. — Albert Einstein

dylan-bwWe have never arrived. We are in a constant state of becoming. — Bob Dylan

curie-yelloNothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. — Marie Curie

cage-b-and-wI can’t understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I’m frightened by old ones. — John Cage

whitman-color-copyBe curious, not judgmental. — Walt Whitman

arbus-bwLove involves a peculiar, unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.  — Diane Arbus

bradbury-yello-copyIf you are embarrassed because you have some notion about hos some men are supposed to behave, and it doesn’t include weeping, then you have some personal work to do.  — Ray Bradbury

dusanGive a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach him to fish, feed him for a lifetime. But first of all, check if he likes fish. — Dusan Ondrusek

bernstein-b-and-w-copy-2 This will be our reply to violence — to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever.  — Leonard Bernstein

chinua-bw When brothers fight to death, a stranger inherits their father’s estate.  — Chinua Achebe

cave-b-and-wTo sustain hatred is a very difficult thing to do, year after year. It must be exhausting. — Nick Cave

gertrude-stein-color-copyEverybody gets so much information all day long, that they lose their common sense.  — Gertrude Stein

yo-bw The more tense you are, the less you can hear.  — Yo-Yo Ma

vonnegut-yellow There is room for an awful lot of people to be right about things and still not agree. — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

temple-grandin-yello The world needs al types of minds. — Temple Grandin

tom-bw When they tell you to grow up they mean stop growing. — Tim Robbins

twain-bw All generalizations are false, including this one. — Mark Twain

ursula-bw To hear, one must be silent. — Ursula K. Le Guinstravinsky-yello-copy To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also. — Igor Stravinsky

steinem-2The first problem for all of us, men and women is not to learn, but to unlearn. — Gloria Steinem

ray-charles-yelloThere are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we’re here to explore new possibilities. —  Ray Charles

kesey-yello-copyListen, wait, and be patient. — Ken Kesey

sat-ray-yello The only solutions that are ever worth anything are the solutions that people find themselves.  — Satyajit Ray

robyn-copy You can’t censor people’s dreams.  — Robyn Hitchcock

oliver-sacks-bw We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is part of thought. — Oliver Sacks

orwell-bw On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not all the time. — George Orwell

pekar Everybody’s like everybody else, and everybody’s different from everybody else. — Harvey Pekar

nin-bw We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. — Anais Nin

anton-yelloYou must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.  — Anton Chekhov

mingus-color-copyMaking the simple complicated is commonplace, Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. — Charles Mingus

carter-bwUnless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent. — Jimmy Carter

michael-k-williamsChildhood is that state which ends the moment a puddle is first viewed as an obstacle instead of as an opportunity. — Michael K. Williams

mel-b Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. — Mel Brooks

lin-bw Working with other people just makes you  smarter. — Lin-Manuel Miranda

magritte-bw Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see. — Rene Magritte

mahler-bw I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way. — Gustav Mahler

leymah-bw Don’t wait for a Gandhi, don’t wait for a King, don’t wait for a Mandela. You are your own Gandhi, you are your own King. — Leymah Gbowee

indira-b-and-2 You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. — Indira Gandhi

kundera-black-and-white Hate traps us by binding us too tightly to our adversary.  — Milan Kundera

kyi-bwSince we live in this world, we have to do our best for this world. — Aung San Suu Kyi

garry-shandling-bwNice guys finish first. If you don’t know that, then you don’t know where the finish line is. — Garry Shandling

albright-yello-copyTo be a really good negotiator, you have to try to figure out what the other person on other side of the table has in mind.  — Madeleine Albright

hawking-color-copyWe are all different. There is no such thing as a standard or run-of-the-mill human being, but we share the same human spirit. — Stephen Hawking

cho-yellowTry to love someone you want to hate, because they are just like you, somewhere inside, in a way you may never expect, in a way that resounds do deeply within you,  you cannot believe it.   — Margaret Cho

elvis-yello I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused. — Elvis Costello

cyndi-bw I can’t judge the way other people behave. I can only look at myself. — Cyndi Lauper

cousteau-color-copyPeople protect what they love.  — Jacques Yves Cousteau

nadine-bwRecognize yourself in others. — Nadine Gordimer

henson-color-copyThe most sophisticated people I know, inside they’re all children.  — Jim Henson

lily-tomlin-b-wFor fast-acting relief, try slowing down. — Lily Tomlin

lynch-2Anger occupies the mind, leaving no room for creativity.  — David Lynch

bertrand-yello-copyThe only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation. — Bertrand Russell

dolly-copyStorms make trees take deeper roots. — Dolly Parton

faulkner-bwForgiveness is giving up on the idea of a better past. — William Faulkner (note: this quote has been attribute to various authors!)

cynthia-hopkins-copyThere can be mercy in the midst of misery.  — Cynthia Hopkins

andy-yelloI think everybody should be nice to everybody.  — Andy Warhol

dylan-thomas-yelloLife always offers a second chance. It’s called tomorrow. — Dylan Thomas


If anyone tells you there is only one way…get as far away from them as possible.  –Jim Jarmusch  (…or try mediating — Brad.)

davinci-yelloThe noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.  — Leonardo Da Vinci

picasso-bwIt takes a long time to become young. — Pablo Picasso


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