"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."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Chris Van Allsburg on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Chris Van Allsburg on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Chris Van Allsburg on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Chris Van Allsburg on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Chris Van Allsburg on Benjamin Franklin
"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."