There must be more to life than having everything.
Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I
loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily —
but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of
a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a
letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much
he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever
received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing
or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.
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.
And the walls became the world all around.
Quotes by Maurice Sendak
- What are the truly important aspects of life?
- How much fantasizing did you do as a child?
- How can you help to foster it for a child you know?