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Chris Van Allsburg Quotes and Sayings

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The 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.
- Chris Van Allsburg

The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context
of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me.
- Chris Van Allsburg

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

Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art,
but I think it's quite relevant.
Besides, it makes me feel great.
- Chris Van Allsburg

 

Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far.
I can't see any reason to change the formula now.
- Chris Van Allsburg

I write for what's left of the eight-year-old still
rattling around inside my head.
- Chris Van Allsburg

There 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.
- Chris Van Allsburg

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At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind.
Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself.
I guess you might call it the 'what if -
what then' approach to writing and illustration.
- Chris Van Allsburg

The 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.
- Chris Van Allsburg

Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed
in by a large percentage of the population.
It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old,
and that's a pity.
- Chris Van Allsburg

The 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.
- Chris Van Allsburg

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick
who keeps writing songs about me.
- Courtney Love

Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal,
blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.
- Dick Dale

What, like I want to look like Dick Clark? No.
I think I look great with liver spots.
- Dennis Quaid

Dick Enberg is still around and still being as good as he ever was.
- Jim McKay

When you have a good mother and no father,
God kind of sits in.
It's not enough, but it helps.
- Dick Gregory

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty,
but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory

John Kerry was officially endorsed by Dick Gephardt,
and Kerry said, 'What did I ever do to you?'
- Craig Kilborn

Dick Gregory was a great comedian who went and got arrested,
did hunger strikes, protests.
It never hurt his career to be outspoken.
- Joe Rogan

Doesn't matter what you say or do; people can always
find a way to call you a dick.
- Dave Attell

I love cats.
- Dick Van Patten

No one knows if Saddam is still alive.
They keep showing old footage of him on TV saying that it's live.
You know, it's like the same thing we do with Dick Cheney.
- David Letterman

Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.
- Dick Durbin

Many, many of my paintings have come from the first chapter of Moby Dick.
- Robert Indiana

There's a saying.
If you want someone to love you forever,
buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.
- Dick Dale

You shouldn't even be writing this story if you haven't heard me play live.
You can't write with the passion you receive until
you see a Dick Dale concert.
- Dick Dale

Dick Clark really didn't make rock 'n roll safe for America,
as many people think.
- Annette Funicello

Poor Andy Nave was killed.
He refused to surrender and was shot by Dick Fields.
I felt sorry as he used to be quite friendly towards me before the war,
but it could not be helped.
- Stand Watie

Most action is based on redemption and revenge,
and that's a formula.
Moby Dick was formula.
It's how you get to the conclusion that makes it interesting.
- Sylvester Stallone

Dick Wolf was my first boss after coming out of Sarah Lawrence.
- Elisabeth Rohm

When in doubt, go for the dick joke.
- Robin Williams

As it has been told to me, my Dad had some kind of deal with Dick Clark.
But when we got here, that fell through.
So we were out here with no job, no furniture,
no food.
- Danny Bonaduce

Dick Moss, my agent.
Dick became my agent in 1979 when I signed my contract with the Houston Astros.
- Nolan Ryan

I'll have to have a room of my own.
Nobody could sleep with Dick.
He wakes up during the night, switches on the lights,
speaks into his tape recorder.
- Pat Nixon

Dick Cheney said he was running again.
He said his health was fine, 'I've got a doctor with me 24 hours a day.'
Yeah,
that's always the sign of a man in good health,
isn't it?
- David Letterman

If Edwards gained 60 pounds and lost all his hair,
he'd look like Dick Cheney!
- Neil Cavuto

Dick Dart emerged from the ether during a flight from
New York with my wife and children to Puerto Rico.
- Peter Straub

I find George Bush and Dick Cheney frightening,
Donald Rumsfeld and John Ashcroft frightening.
- Barbra Streisand

The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president,
I'll kill myself.
All we need is another liar...
I think he'd like to run, but it would be a sad day
for the country if he does.
- Helen Thomas

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark

You know why Madison Avenue advertising has never done
well in Harlem? We're the only ones who know what it
means to be Brand X. - Dick Gregory

Dick Van Dyke was my first idol.
He's an amazing physical comedian, like a classic clown,
but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability.
- Douglas Wood

Together with script writers Syd green and Dick Hills,
we worked on the comedy ideas for this series.
- Eric Morecambe

The Orioles' Dick Hall comes off the mound like a drunk
kangaroo on roller skates.
- Joe Garagiola

The will to believe chases out the rational mind,
whenever and wherever the two come into conflict.
- Philip K. Dick

Dick Clark is an American icon.
I am honored that he has entrusted me with such a role
in this national tradition.
- Ryan Seacrest

Sometimes the only thing we women want is a dick and no arguments.
What could make us happier?
- Linda Fiorentino

No, no, no.
Dick Cheney forbade me to waste time on his image.
I would have liked to have done more.
- Mary Matalin

I was raised not to be rude, but I also try to get
the best work out of people.
- Dick Wolf

I'm trying to go over my lines.
I woke up on the floor, somebody had me in their arms.
I didn't quite know who, people looked so unfamiliar.
That's about all I remember.
- Dick York

Then one day I thought it would be wonderful to make a whole book,
to make my text and my drawings together,
and that's how I started doing children's books.
- Dick Bruna

Those who have prospered and profited from life's lottery
have a moral obligation to share their good fortune.
- Dick Gephardt

We must be prepared to face our responsibilities and
be willing to use force if necessary.
- Dick Cheney

My top three were Jim Brown, Wilt Chamberlain and Bo Jackson.
- Dick Schaap

I told them if were going to do it were going to do it right,
I'm not leaving 'til it's done.
My wife, child and I slept in the studio.
We cut these raw.
- Dick Dale

Miffy has changed quite a lot since the early books,
although I never realised it at the time.
- Dick Bruna

I'm constantly being influenced by the soul that's directly in front of me.
- Dick Dale

I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close,
and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office.
- Dick Cheney

I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things.
People would give me lions and jaguars.
I had cheetahs, monkeys.
- Dick Dale

The Nixon administration kept a nasty eye on our show...
Cops would come by - often just in time to see the act they wanted to see.
- Dick Cavett

My writing improved the more I wrote -
and the more I read good writing,
from Shakespeare on down.
- Dick Schaap

Some guys record an album with songs that are filler.
I recorded this album like it was my last.
- Dick Dale

In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been
one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate -
and fortunately on matters of national security he
was very often in the minority.
- Dick Cheney

I turned down some movies that were quite good.
mainly on the basis of taste.
- Dick Van Dyke

Sportswriters have changed more than sportswriting.
- Dick Schaap

Advertising is the art of the tiny.
You have to tell a complete a story and deliver a complete
message in a very encapsulated form.
It disciplines you to cut away extraneous information.
- Dick Wolf

From the time I was 8 years old I was on almost every radio show there was.
- Dick Van Patten

I was in 27 Broadway plays, and three of them got the Pulitzer Prize.
- Dick Van Patten

Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand
the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.
- Dick Gregory

I get bored with establishing shots of people getting
out of cars and walking into buildings,
getting into elevators and then 45 seconds later they have a line.
- Dick Wolf


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