The best Quotes by Maurice Sendak

The best 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".

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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Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.
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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.
Please don't go. We'll eat you up. We love you so.
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There must be more to life than having everything.
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There is no such thing as fantasy unrelated to reality.
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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I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more.
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You cannot write for children. They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.
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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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Quotes about Maurice Sendak

No one does children's stories like Maurice Sendak.

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Happiness is not always the best way to be happy.
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A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.
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If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
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Young boys should never be sent to bed... they always wake up a day older.
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Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
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Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
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Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.
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Gaston: "How can you read this, there's no pictures?"
Belle: "Well, some people use their imagination."
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
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The Jedi are trained to let go. They're trained from birth. They're not supposed to form attachments. They can love people – in fact, they should love everybody. They should love their enemies; they should love the Sith. But they can't form attachments. So what all these movies are about is: greed. Greed is a source of pain and suffering for everybody.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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People live their lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That's how they define reality. But what does it mean to be correct or true? Merely vague concepts. Their reality may all be a mirage. Can we consider them to simply be living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?
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I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.
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Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.
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You are going to lose people in your life.
And I realize that no matter how much you spent with them,
or how much you appreciated them and told them so,
it will never seem like it was enough.
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It is not that we are not sad for his passing. But in celebrating life, he shall remain with us forever. What better way to strengthen the bonds of the family that remains, than celebrating all who came before?
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If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.
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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
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"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
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