Maurice Sendak Quotes.

1. "A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful."
- Quote by Maurice Sendak

2. "Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, Dear Jim: I loved your card. Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, Jim loved your card so much he ate it. That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it."
- Quote by Maurice Sendak

3. "I'll eat you up I love you so."
- Quote by Maurice Sendak

4. "I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more."
- Quote by Maurice Sendak

5. "You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them."
- Quote by Maurice Sendak

6. "I think it is unnatural to think that there is such a thing as a blue-sky, white-clouded happy childhood for anybody. Childhood is a very, very tricky business of surviving it. Because if one thing goes wrong or anything goes wrong, and usually something goes wrong, then you are compromised as a human being. You're going to trip over that for a good part of your life."
- Quote by Maurice Sendak

7. "But the wild things cried, Oh please don’t go - we’ll eat you up - we love you so! And Max said, No! The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws but Max stepped into his private boat and waved goodbye."
- Quote by Maurice Sendak

8. "F**k them is what I say. I hate those ebooks. They can not be the future. They may well be. I will be dead. I won't give a s**t."
- Quote by Maurice Sendak

9. ". . .from their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustrations as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things."
- Quote by Maurice Sendak

10. "I said anything I wanted because I don't believe in children I don't believe in childhood. I don't believe that there's a demarcation. 'Oh you mustn't tell them that. You mustn't tell them that.' You tell them anything you want. Just tell them if it's true. If it's true you tell them."
- Quote by Maurice Sendak

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