"Childhood is a tricky business. Usually, something goes wrong."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Maurice Sendak on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Maurice Sendak on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Maurice Sendak on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Maurice Sendak on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Maurice Sendak on Abraham Lincoln
"I want to be alone and work until the day my heads hits the drawing table and I'm dead. Kaput. I feel very much like I want to be with my brother and sister again. They're nowhere. I know they're nowhere and they don't exist, but if nowhere means that's where they are, that's where I want to be."
"In plain terms, a child is a complicated creature who can drive you crazy. There's a cruelty to childhood, there's an anger."
"I think people should be given a test much like driver's tests as to whether they're capable of being parents! It's an art form. I talk a lot. And I think a lot. And I draw a lot. But never in a million years would I have been a parent. That's just work that's too hard."
"Most children - I know I did when I was a kid - fantasize another set of parents. Or fantasize no parents. They don't tell their real parents about that - you don't want to tell Mom and Dad. Kids lead a very private life. And I was a typical child, I think. I was a liar."
"Most children - I know I did when I was a kid - fantasize another set of parents. Or fantasize no parents. They don't tell their real parents about that - you don't want to tell Mom and Dad."