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Maurice Sendak

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Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!

— Maurice Sendak


And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.

— Maurice Sendak


You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.

— Maurice Sendak


I have nothing now but praise for my life. I'm not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more...

— Maurice Sendak

#death #inspirational #life #age

Peter Rabbit, for all its gentle tininess, loudly proclaims that no story is worth the writing, no picture worth the making, if it is not a work of imagination.

— Maurice Sendak


The day after Paul Newman was dead, he was twice as dead.

— Maurice Sendak

#death #dying #tell-them-whatever-you-want #death

It's only adults who read the top layers most of the time. I think children read the internal meanings of everything.

— Maurice Sendak

#children #intelligence #maurice-sendak #meaning #art

I remember my own childhood vividly...I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn't let adults know I knew. It would scare them

— Maurice Sendak

#fantasy #fear #imagination #life #imagination

I remember my own childhood vividly..I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn't let adults know I knew. It would scare them. (In conversation with Art Spiegelman, The New Yorker, September 27, 1993)

— Maurice Sendak


All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew.

— Maurice Sendak

#could #happy #i #knew #never

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Swine Lake (by James Marshall) (1999)
Brundibár (by Tony Kushner) (2003)
Sarah's Room (by Doris Orgel) (2003)
The Happy Rain (by Jack Sendak) (2004)
Bears! (by Ruth Krauss) (2005)

The Art of Maurice Sendak (by Selma G. The citation called him "the modern picture-book's portal figure" and the presentation credited Where the Wild Things Are with "all at once [revolutionizing] the entire picture-book narrative. He decided to become an illustrator after watching Walt Disney's film Fantasia at the age of twelve.

Maurice Bernard Sendak (/ˈsɛndæk/; June 10 1928 – May 8 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He was best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are first publiMaurice Sendakd in 1963.

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