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Please don’t go — we’ll eat you up — we love you so

08 May

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:

That little boy sure understood Sendak’s message.

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.”

RIP Maurice Sendak. Thank you for the adventures and the inspiration.

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6 responses to “Please don’t go — we’ll eat you up — we love you so

  1. riatarded

    May 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Sigh, I was so sad to hear it :( Gaaah! His books are awesome!

     
  2. Valerie King Books

    May 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    So sad to hear! My boys and I were heartbroken when we heard the news. What an amazing author! <3

     
  3. snarkysarcasticbish

    May 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    You are awesome. Great blog, thanks hun. i gonna reblog cause I can’t say it as well as you…. Awesome job!!!!

     
    • RedheadCarol

      May 15, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Aww… thanks! I’m glad you liked it. :)

       

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