Maurice Sendak was not interested in being loved. His curmudgeonly persona became as much a part of his legend as his famed book, “Where the Wild Things Are.” But loved he was. The death on Tuesday of the author and illustrator who revolutionized children’s books prompted an outpouring from authors and other celebrities roaring their terrible roars.
“Maurice Sendak was strikingly honest. His art gave us a fantastical but unromanticized reminder of what childhood truly felt like. We are all honored to have been briefly invited into his world.” _ comedian Stephen Colbert
“He began to be honest in the `50s. He was laceratingly honest at a time when few others were.” _ “Wicked” author Gregory Maguire
“And the walls became the world all around.” -Where the Wild Things Are. (hash)RIPMauriceSendak” _ Author Jodi Picoult, via Twitter
“He was unique, grumpy, brilliant, gay, wise, magical and made the world better by creating art in it. (hash)RIPMauriceSendak” _ Author Neil Gaiman, via Twitter
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