"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 more than anything 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, I'm ready, I'm ready. . . I don't know whether I'll do another book or not. I might. it doesn't matter. I'm a happy old man. But I will cry my way all the way to the grave. . . I wish you all good things. Live your life. Live your life. Live your life."
~ Maurice Sendak, from "This Pig Wants to Party: Maurice Sendak's Latest," Fresh Air, Sep. 23, 2011
- Bumble-ardy by Maurice Sendak
- "Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83," The New York Times, May 8, 2012
- "Fresh Air Remembers Maurice Sendak," May 20, 2012