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9 quotations by Chris Van Allsburg

QuoteThere was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained in elementary school by being able to draw well. One girl could draw horses so well, she was looked upon as a kind of sorceress.Quote

QuoteThe Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older.Quote

QuoteThe opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding.Quote

QuoteThe idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me.Quote

QuoteThe Dick, Jane, and Spot primers have gone to that bookshelf in the sky. I have, in some ways, a tender feeling toward them, so I think it's for the best.Quote

QuoteSome artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it's quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great.Quote

QuoteI write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head.Quote

QuoteFollowing my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can't see any reason to change the formula now.Quote

QuoteAs much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen.Quote