BuzzFeed 23 Inspirational Maurice Sendak Quotes To Get You Through The Day

“There’s so much more to a book than just the reading.”

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  1. “Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!” – from Where the Wild Things Are
    1. “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.”

    2. “Children are tough, though we tend to think of them as fragile. They have to be tough. Childhood is not easy. We sentimentalize children, but they know what's real and what's not. They understand metaphor and symbol.”

    3. “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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