. . .from their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustrations as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things.
―Maurice Sendak, Caldecott Medal acceptance speech, 1964
2 thoughts on “Quote for Today: Maurice Sendak”
Wise words from a master of his craft.
Thanks! There’s much to learn from him and from children. It’s so easy to forget that, to a great extent, the world becomes what we imagine. Sometimes we let the wrong people imagine for us.