"The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Hendrik Willem Van Loon on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Hendrik Willem Van Loon on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Hendrik Willem Van Loon on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Hendrik Willem Van Loon on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Hendrik Willem Van Loon on Oscar Wilde