It has been inspiring to see all the quotes and tributes about Maurice Sendak, the award winning author of Where the Wild Things Are, who passed away this week.
Here are my favorites:
“What a tremendous life this is. I’m doing everything I want to do” —Maurice Sendak
“Oh, please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!” ―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.”― Maurice Sendak
Thank You Mr. Sendack for your brilliant creativity and honesty.