Quotes from Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak ·  37 pages

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“Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are


“And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are


“And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are


“There should be a place where only the things you want to happen, happen”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are


“I have nothing now but praise for my life. I'm not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more...What I dread is the isolation. ... There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready.”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are



“And [he] sailed back over a year
and in and out of weeks
and through a day
and into the night of his very own room
where he found his supper waiting for him
and it was still hot”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are


“And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are


“And the walls became the world all around.”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are


“Then from far away across the world he smelled good things to eat, so he gave up being king of the wild things.”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are


“But the wild things cried, “Oh please don't go- We'll eat you up- we love you so!”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are



“Max dijo "QUIETOS" y los amansó con el truco mágico de mirar fijamente a los ojos amarillos de todos ellos sin pestañear una sola vez y se asustaron y dijeron que era el más monstruo de todos.”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are


“Se acabó!" dijo Max, y envió a los monstruos a la cama sin cenar. Y Max, el rey de todos los monstruos se sintió solo y quería estar donde alguien lo quisiera más que a nadie.

Entonces desde el otro lado del mundo lo envolvió un olor de comida rica y ya no quiso ser el rey del lugar donde viven los monstruos.”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are


“Oh, please don't go — I'll eat you up — I love you so!”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are


“He’s just a boy, pretending to be a wolf, pretending to be king”
― Maurice Sendak, quote from Where the Wild Things Are


About the author

Maurice Sendak
Born place: in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
Born date June 10, 1928
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