Earlier today, the world of children’s literature lost a giant: Maurice Sendak. He was the author and illustrator of over 20 children’s books, most notable being “Where the Wild Things Are.” Sendak was 83-years-old and died of a stroke at a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut.
Aside from his stories and illustrations, Sendak was also known for his insightful and always unique musings on life. After news of his death broke, websites like Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post posted collections of their favorite Sendak quotes. Perhaps most powerful is this video College Humor linked to earlier today — a five-minute clip of Sendak discussing life and death from the 2011 Spike Jonze documentary, “Tell Them Anything You Want.” Sendak reminisces about his beloved dog Jenny, his brother and sister and his partner of 50 years, Eugene. I promise you won’t be disappointed.