"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."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Chris Van Allsburg on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Chris Van Allsburg on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Chris Van Allsburg on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Chris Van Allsburg on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Chris Van Allsburg on Sun Tzu
"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."