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Maurice Sendak Quotes

15 of the best book quotes from Maurice Sendak
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“Oh, please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!”
Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things Are
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Wild Things
Max
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“And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.”
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“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”
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“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”
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“And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.”
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“Then from far away across the world he smelled good things to eat, so he gave up being king of the wild things.”
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“Did you ever hear of Mickey, how he heard a racket in the night and shouted, ‘Quiet down there!’ and fell through the dark, out his clothes, past the moon & his mama & papa sleeping tight into the light of the night kitchen?”
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“Where the bakers who bake till the dawn so we can have cake in the morn mixed Mickey in batter, chanting: ‘Milk in the batter! Milk in the batter! Stir it! Scrape it! Make it! Bake it!’ and they put that batter up to bake a delicious Mickey-cake.”
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“…right in the middle of the steaming and the making and the smelling and the baking Mickey poked through and said: ‘I’m not the milk and the milk’s not me! I’m Mickey!’ ”
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“So he skipped from the oven & into bread dough all ready to rise in the night kitchen. He kneaded and punched it and pounded and pulled till it looked okay. Then Mickey in dough was just on his way.”
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“…the Bakers ran up with a measuring cup, howling: ‘Milk! Milk! Milk for the morning cake!’ ”
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″ ‘What’s all the fuss? I’m Mickey the pilot! I get milk the Mickey way!’ And he grabbed the cup as he flew up and up and up and over the top of the milky way in the night kitchen.”
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“Mickey the Milkman dived down to the bottom singing: ‘I’m in the milk and the milk’s in me. God bless milk and God bless me! Then he swam to the top, pouring milk from his cup into batter below”
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“Now Mickey in the night kitchen cried ‘cock-a-doodle doo!’ and slid down the slide straight into bed cakefree and dried”
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“And that’s why, thanks to Mickey, we have cake every morning.”

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