By now you probably already heard about Maurice Sendak. He left this world today, but his legacy remains. But he leaves us a vast collection of stories and illustrations that will continue to captivate and inspire young readers for generations.
Here’s what he said was one of the highest compliments he had received:
Some quotes from Sendak:
“Oh, please don’t go — we’ll eat you up — we love you so!” — from Where the Wild Things Are
“Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.”
“And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things.”
“There must be more to life than having everything!” — from Higglety Pigglety Pop!
“I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more.”