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Drawings & Quotes

Thanksgiving on Demand

Breathe in love. Breathe out gratitude.

Steve Roberts black ink drawing: person blowing on long horn, producing a star

Breathe in love.  Breathe out gratitude.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

How I Feel Inside

Steve Roberts black ink drawing of hand reaching for elaborate ice cream cone

From the outside, my life may look chaotic, but inside I feel like some kind of monk licking an ice cream cone while straddling a runaway horse.

~ Tom Robbins

 

Thinking Too Small

Steve Roberts black ink drawing: being with apple third-eye with star balanced on the stem

Whenever an action I take isn’t an attempt to serve the entire human family for all of eternity, I’m thinking too small.

~ Steve Roberts

 

Year End Treats for the Heart

Five drawings and quotes

Steve Roberts black ink drawing: person wearing crown, finger raised as pistol shooting in one ear with star coming out the other

Be yourself.  Everyone else is taken.

~ Oscar Wilde

 

Steve Roberts black ink drawing: One head combining three faces, with musical notes coming out of two of them

Instructions for living a life: Pay attention.  Be Astonished.  Tell about it.

~ Mary Oliver

 

Steve Roberts black ink drawing: Being with an arrow going through their head stepping over a pile of hearts

Surprise, bafflement, fascination, excitement, hilarity, delight: all these and more are a part of the optimistic understanding of error. 

~ Kathryn Schulz, “Being Wrong”

 

Steve Roberts black ink drawing: being with apple third-eye with star balanced on the stem

Whenever an action I take isn’t an attempt to serve the entire human family for all of eternity, I’m thinking too small.

~ Steve Roberts

 

Steve Roberts black ink drawing: Oval clock face with no numbers or hands, only a star at 12 o’clock; adorned with feathers and ribbons top and bottom

There is no such hour on the timepiece of fate as “too late”.

~ Sister Gyanamata

 

A Successful Movement

 

 Steve Roberts black ink drawing: Person with fancy pants, heart for a belly, wings for arms, a ribbon attached to one arm spelling “Love”
No movement will succeed if it cannot paint a picture of a world people want to go to.

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

 

"The push to change the words “nigger” and “injun” in Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, because the so-called offensive nature of those terms might limit today’s readership and appreciation of that literary classic, is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how we avoid taking responsibility for our feelings––and therefore miss the chance to become more awake, more whole, more useful friends to one another."

The Essay: The Gold in Niggers and Injuns