Archives for the month of: March, 2012

“Max was a little beast, and we’re all little beasts. That was what was so novel.”
Maurice Sendak

“Children who fight back, children who are full of excitement are the kind of children I like.”
Maurice Sendak

“Words are left out, but the picture says it. Pictures are left out—but the word says it.”  
Maurice Sendak

“I was developing a child who I recognized as myself as a child, from my observations of other children around me in Brooklyn. We were wild creatures. We did things that were objectionable.”
Maurice Sendak

“I spent a lot of time being sick, as I recollect, and there is the happy memory, actually, of being indoors and watching – the window became my movie camera, my television set.”
Maurice Sendak

“I seem to have been blessed and cursed with total recall of childhood”
Maurice Sendak

“My own fears were very peculiar. I was terrified of the vacuum cleaner, you know, untraditionally…when my mother plugged the vacuum cleaner in, and it was those old-fashioned Hoovers, you know, the thing blew up visibly, and the sight of that bag swelling used to just drive me right up the wall, literally. I had to get out of the house, and I was sent to the neighbors until she was all done.”
Maurice Sendak