Chris Van Allsburg Quotes

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Chris Van Allsburg quotes: Even the most complicated stories start with a very simple premise. Even the most complicated stories start with a very simple premise.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: I have lots of ideas. The problem for me has always been which one to do. I have lots of ideas. The problem for me has always been which one to do.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: I think it's difficult to forget things that are unresolved. I think it's difficult to forget things that are unresolved.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: I write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head. I write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me. The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: Your house is all about routine, not the unexpected events of your life. Your house is all about routine, not the unexpected events of your life.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: I like the gizmos that transport people. I like the gizmos that transport people.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: 'The Polar Express' began with the idea of a train standing alone in the woods. I asked myself, 'What if a boy gets on that train? Where does he go?' 'The Polar Express' began with the idea of a train standing alone in the woods. I asked myself, 'What if a boy gets on that train? Where does he go?'
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: I am never really surprised at the way my books take shape. They are just not as perfect as I'd like them to be. I am never really surprised at the way my books take shape. They are just not as perfect as I'd like them to be.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: I've heard stories about authors filled with this kind of Lotto-winner hubris. I'm a Dutch boy from the Midwest. We don't have hubris. I've heard stories about authors filled with this kind of Lotto-winner hubris. I'm a Dutch boy from the Midwest. We don't have hubris.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: I have very positive memories of reading biographies of unusual Americans as a child. I have very positive memories of reading biographies of unusual Americans as a child.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: The crudest thing I've done as a teacher was to require students to write a national anthem for their country and sing it themselves. The crudest thing I've done as a teacher was to require students to write a national anthem for their country and sing it themselves.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: If I'm not working on something, I'm eager to work on something because it's so gratifying. If I'm not working on something, I'm eager to work on something because it's so gratifying.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: An award does not change the quality of a book. An award does not change the quality of a book.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: Authors of books are not given very much control over the films that are made from their books. Authors of books are not given very much control over the films that are made from their books.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: Growing up in the 1950s, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, boys were supposed to be athletic. Growing up in the 1950s, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, boys were supposed to be athletic.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: There's definitely a value in being literate. There's definitely a value in being literate.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: If you don't know where you're going, stop racing to get there. from Just Desert by M. T. Anderson If you don't know where you're going, stop racing to get there.
from Just Desert by M. T. Anderson
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: I pore over every word on the cereal box at breakfast, often more than once. You can ask me anything about shredded wheat. I pore over every word on the cereal box at breakfast, often more than once. You can ask me anything about shredded wheat.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: I don't think ordinary things are very interesting, so I try to imagine a world that is less ordinary. I don't think ordinary things are very interesting, so I try to imagine a world that is less ordinary.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: What kids are exposed to on television is more frightening and horrifying than what they see in my books. What kids are exposed to on television is more frightening and horrifying than what they see in my books.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: They don't send people from large corporations to hire people to make sculptures. They don't send people from large corporations to hire people to make sculptures.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: Its not bad to be different. Sometimes it's the mark of being very very talented. Its not bad to be different. Sometimes it's the mark of being very very talented.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: My ideas are not meant to suggest dreams or reality, but a surreal quality. My ideas are not meant to suggest dreams or reality, but a surreal quality.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: Peter Rabbit's not a rabbit. Peter Rabbit is a proxy for the child who reads the book, and they imagine themselves in the rabbit's position. Peter Rabbit's not a rabbit. Peter Rabbit is a proxy for the child who reads the book, and they imagine themselves in the rabbit's position.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: My stories are often a little mysterious. My stories are often a little mysterious.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen. As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: It's not in the interest of the artist to think of his market. It's not in the interest of the artist to think of his market.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: I'm sensitive to the things I see. I'm sensitive to the things I see.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: I've always thought of the book as a visual art form, and it should represent a single artistic idea, which it does if you write your own material. I've always thought of the book as a visual art form, and it should represent a single artistic idea, which it does if you write your own material.
Chris Van Allsburg quotes: I'm always a bit disappointed when I've finished working on a book. I'm always a bit disappointed when I've finished working on a book.