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Maurice Sendak, Creative Genius
“I do not believe I have ever written a children’s book.”
When asked why he never did a sequel to Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak responded “Go to hell. Go to hell.”
I didn’t live near any famous person, I didn’t see Michelangelo go to work in the morning. I just lived in Brooklyn, where everything was ordinary—and yet, enticing and exciting and bewildering. The magic of childhood, the strangeness of childhood, the uniqueness that makes us see things that other people don’t see