Best Quotes by Maurice Sendak (Top 10)

  1. And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!
  2. There must be more to life than having everything.
  3. And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.
  4. There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen
  5. You cannot write for children They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.
  6. And the walls became the world all around.
  7. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things.
  8. Art has always been my salvation. And my gods are Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Mozart. I believe in them with all my heart. And when Mozart is playing in my room, I am in conjunction with something I can't explain "” I don't need to. I know that if there's a purpose for life, it was for me to hear Mozart. Or if I walk in the woods and I see an animal, the purpose of my life was to see that animal. I can recollect it, I can notice it. I'm here to take note of. And that is beyond my ego, beyond anything that belongs to me, an observer, an observer.
  9. Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.
  10. I was sickly as a child and gravitated to books and drawing. During my early teen years, I spent hundreds of hours at my window, sketching neighborhood children at play. I sketched and listened, and those notebooks became the fertile field of my work later on. There is not a book I have written or a picture I have drawn that does not, in some way, owe them its existence.