Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak

 Happy Birthday 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…What I dread is the isolation. … 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.”
Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012)

An American illustrator and writer of children’s books.


    • I agree wholeheartedly. And our dear Madeleine L’Engle is in complete agreement with you!
      “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

    • I saw Maurice Sendak interviewed on the Colbert Report. “I don’t write for children,” he said. “I write, and somebody says, ‘That’s for children.'” What would we do without our artists, writers, poets, musicians and architects!!!? They give us beauty, hope and joy. But most of all they remind us about truth…

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