My American Dream comes out of the shattering and the disintegraion of the American Dream due to the Depression. My family was ruined by the Depression, so their dream was forever ruined. And that's where the Dream comes from, is the Depression. Just to comment on the fact that the American Dream failed.
— Robert Indiana
Excerpt from Susan Elizabeth Ryan, interview with Robert Indiana. Robert Indiana: Figures of Speech Archive 1987–2005, August 28, 1989.