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Max Quotes

15 of the best book quotes from Max
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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
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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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“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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“In a house the colour of the sun and the shape of a lightning bolt, a baby woke up in his cot. Not just any baby. He was a superbaby- son of superheroes, Captain Lightning and Madam Thunderbolt.”
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“By the time he went to school, Max was not a flying superhero, but just an ordinary boy with a cape and a mask...which were no help to him at all in the school yard.”
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“At lunchtime in the school yard, to his friends he was still plain and ordinary, ‘Max’... Well, not quite ordinary. But then as Aaron said, ‘Everyone’s different in some way, aren’t they?’ ”
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“Although they bounced him and bumped him, and threw him like a feather on the wind...Max did not fly. He just floated gently back to earth.”
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“Let’s call him a small hero; a small hero doing quiet deeds. The world needs more of those.”
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″ ‘Just hover a little,’ said Madam Thunderbolt, ‘every superhero needs to hover and hurtle and swoop.’ ”
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“Who could know that a baby bird was about to fall from its nest? Max knew, Max saw it from his open window. This bird was not ready to fly.”
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“The baby bird fell. Max flew to save it. Max flew the baby bird back to its nest.”
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“In the weeks that followed, Max could be seen hovering like a summer dragonfly above the school gates. ”
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“Now on Sundays, after the week’s work is finished, Captain Lightning, Madam Thunderbolt and Max ride high in the warm air over the town.”

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