"Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Norman McLaren 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."Norman McLaren on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Norman McLaren on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Norman McLaren on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Norman McLaren on Oscar Wilde
"But it has, in addition, an even more precious quality - a consciousness of the human intelligence, the human spirit and that man is a social creature."
"I have tried to preserve in my relationship to the film the same closeness and intimacy that exists between a painter and his canvas."