Quotes by Maurice Sendak

Quotes by Maurice Sendak



Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) is the author of the children's book "Where the Wild Things Are". He was awarded the "Astrid-Lindgren-Gedächtnis-Preis".

Quote by Maurice Sendak in Where the Wild Things Are (Book quote)

And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.
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Quote by Maurice Sendak

Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.

Quote by Maurice Sendak

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 in Where the Wild Things Are (Book quote)

Please don't go. We'll eat you up. We love you so.
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Quote by Maurice Sendak

There must be more to life than having everything.

Quote by Maurice Sendak

There is no such thing as fantasy unrelated to reality.

Quote by Maurice Sendak in Where the Wild Things Are (Book quote)

Then from far away across the world he smelled good things to eat, so he gave up being king of the wild things.
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Quote by Maurice Sendak

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

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 in Where the Wild Things Are (Book quote)

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

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