RIP Maurice Sendak

“Oh, please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!”
― Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

“He was a glorious author and illustrator, an amazingly gifted designer, a blisteringly funny raconteur, a fierce and opinionated wit, and a loyal friend to those who knew him. His talent is legendary; his mind and breadth of knowledge equally so,” said Susan Katz, the president and publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books, which published his books. “Every once in a while, someone comes along who changes our world for the bet-ter. Maurice Sendak was such a man.”

Maurice Sendak

“I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more,” Sendak said in a radio interview last year. “There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.”

Quotes from The Vancouver Sun


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One response to “RIP Maurice Sendak

  1. Thank you for sharing this. [ He] left [us] and I love him more.”
    ~ L

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