"Do parents sit down and tell their kids everything? I don't know. I don't know. I've convinced myself - I hope I'm right - that children despair of you if you don't tell them the truth."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Maurice Sendak on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Maurice Sendak on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Maurice Sendak on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Maurice Sendak on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Maurice Sendak on Dalai Lama
"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."
"Childhood is a tricky business. Usually, something goes wrong."
"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."