Maurice Sendak: 10 essential quotes

From his books and from interviews, here are 10 essential quotes from Maurice Sendak, the children's book legend.

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3. Fantasy

"I believe there is no part of our lives, our adult as well as child life, when we're not fantasizing, but we prefer to relegate fantasy to children, as though it were some tomfoolery only fit for the immature minds of the young. Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do."

-From "Questions to an Artist Who Is Also an Author: A Conversation between Maurice Sendak and Virginia Haviland" by Virginia Haviland, published in 1972

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