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Wild thing

“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.”

Maurice Sendak
[via Catherine Campbell]

13 Comments Post a comment
  1. Wow. I hope you don’t mind, I re-blogged this (with credit of course). I love it, it feels almost primal!

    November 14, 2010
  2. That is pretty much the best thing I’ve read in a long time.

    November 15, 2010
  3. that is brilliant. love it.

    November 15, 2010
  4. “He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.” So true.

    November 15, 2010
  5. this is such a cute quote and story..thanks for sharing ^^

    November 16, 2010
  6. What a charming little quip! I loved it.

    November 21, 2010
  7. Ha! That made my day.

    November 21, 2010
  8. Ann #

    Wow!!! What a compliment. He’ll be so cool when he grows up.

    November 21, 2010
  9. This made my day. :)

    November 21, 2010
  10. ART: food for the soul…and MORE!

    November 21, 2010
  11. that’s hilarious. i love it!

    November 23, 2010
  12. so awesome.

    November 23, 2010
  13. This is one of the best thing I’ve read in ages. Made my day. Thanks! x

    December 1, 2010

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