- The View of life I communicate in my pictures excludes the sordid and the ugly. I paint life as I would like it to be. (Somebody once said that I paint the kind of girls your mother would want you to marry.)
- Norman Rockwell, My Adventures As An Illustrator : An Autobiography (1979), p 24
- Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed. My fundamental purpose is to interpret the typical American. I am a story teller.
- As quoted in Fodor's New England (2008) by Debbie Harmsen, p. 194
- I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to.
- As quoted in A Rockwell Portrait : An Intimate Biography (1978) by Donald Walton, p. 61
- Eisenhower had about the most expressive face I ever painted, I guess. Just like an actor's. Very mobile. When he talked, he used all the facial muscles. And he had a great, wide mouth that I liked. When he smiled, it was just like the sun came out.
- As quoted in A Rockwell Portrait : An Intimate Biography (1978) by Donald Walton, p. 198
- The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.
- As quoted in A Rockwell Portrait : An Intimate Biography (1978) by Donald Walton, p. 251
- Norman Rockwell Museum, Vermont
- Norman Rockwell official web site
- Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post Covers
- Complete List of Norman Rockwell Magazine Covers with Images
- Norman Rockwell WWII posters
- Norman Rockwell at Find a Grave
- Biographical resources dedicated to Norman Rockwell
- "Portrait of the artist as a dirty old man" by Christopher Shea in Boston Globe (1 October 2006)