Best Where The Wild Things Are Quotes 2021

Best Where The Wild Things Are Quotes

Although it is obvious that Where The Wild Things Are was a cultural phenomenon decades after its publication, what’s more, fascinating is the reason. The themes of the book are not just for children, as Sendak intended. Sendak captured human nature and imagination in just 338 words. Even adults can find the best Where The Wild Things Are Quotes. Continue reading to learn more.

About “Where The Wild Things Are”

Maurice Sendak’s ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ picture book is widely regarded as one of the most important picture books for children.

The story of Max, a little boy who becomes king of a land of Wild Things and embarks on many adventures in the book “Where The Wild Things Are” follows his journey. These are some of our favorite ‘Where The Wild Things Are” quotes.

Critically acclaimed, the book has been translated into 32 languages and sold over 20 million copies. ‘Where the Wild Things Are has been adapted in many other media, including an Opera in 1980, an Animated Short in 1973, and a Live-Action Adaptation directed by Maurice Sendak in 2009.

Psychologists around the globe scrutinized Maurice Sendak’s work, claiming that it was too dark for children due to its depiction of witchcraft and other supernatural elements. The Southern United States banned ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ due to this scrutiny. The book’s message is that people can control their destiny and be whatever they want.

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Where The Wild Things Are Quotes

“Let the wild rumpus start!”

― Maurice Sendak

“Oh please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!”

― Maurice Sendak

“And now,” cried Max”let the wild rumpus start!”

― Maurice Sendak

“And Max the king of all wild things was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.”

― Maurice Sendak

“There should be a place where only the things you want to happen”

― Maurice Sendak

“I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more…What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die but I’m ready.”

― Maurice Sendak

“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”

― Maurice Sendak

“And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.”

― Maurice Sendak

“Then from far away across the world, he smelled good things to eat he gave up being king of the wild things.”

― Maurice Sendak

“But the wild things cried“Oh please don’t go- We’ll eat you up we love you so!”

― Maurice Sendak

“I’ll eat you up!”

― Maurice Sendak

“He’s just a boy pretending to be a wolf pretending to be king”

― Maurice Sendak

“Max dijo “QUIETOS” y los amansó con el truco mágico de mirar fijamente a los ojos amarillos de todos ellos sin pestañear una sola vez y se asustaron y dijeron que era el más monstruo de todos.”

― Maurice Sendak

“Se acabó!” dijo Maxy envió a los monstruos a la cama sin cenar. Y Maxel rey de todos los monstruos se sintió solo y quería estar donde alguien lo quisiera más que a nadie.

Entonces desde el otro lado del mundo lo envolvió un olor de comida rica y ya no quiso ser el rey del lugar donde viven los monstruos.”

― Maurice Sendak

“Max stepped into his private boat and waved goodbye and 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.”

― Maurice Sendak

“We’ll take care of each other and we’ll all sleep together in a real pile.”

― Spike Jonze

“The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind, and another. His mother called him ‘WILD THING’ and Max said ‘I’LL EAT YOU UP!’ so he was sent to bed without eating anything.”

“Inside all of us is Hope.

Inside all of us is Fear.

Inside all of us is Adventure.

Inside all of us is… A Wild Thing.”

“That very night in Max’s room a forest grew… and grew—and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around…”

“He sailed … through night and day … over a year to where the wild things are.”

“An ocean tumbled by with a private boat for Max and he sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost over a year to where the wild things are.”

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