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I’m an illustrator. I have to accept my role.
– Maurice Sendak
Parents shouldn’t assume children are made out of sugar candy and will break and collapse instantly. Kids don’t. We do.
I became a set designer for opera. I’m a great opera buff, I love classical music, and I needed a time-out.
I hate those e-books. They can not be the future… they may well be… I will be dead.
Childhood is a tricky business. Usually, something goes wrong.
My work is not great, but it’s respectable.
You don’t want to do something that’s all terrifying.
There must be more to life than having everything.
I have a little tiny Emily Dickinson so big that I carry in my pocket everywhere. And you just read three poems of Emily. She is so brave. She is so strong. She is such a sexy, passionate, little woman. I feel better.
I think people should be given a test much like driver’s tests as to whether they’re capable of being parents! It’s an art form. I talk a lot. And I think a lot. And I draw a lot. But never in a million years would I have been a parent. That’s just work that’s too hard.
Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown… There’s something so hopelessly gross and vile about him it’s hard to take him seriously.
I hate people.
I can’t believe I’ve turned into a typical old man. I can’t believe it. I was young just minutes ago.
As a kid, all I thought about was death. But you can’t tell your parents that.
Finding out that I was gay when I was older was a shock and a disappointment.
It dawned on me that art was the way I could survive.
Do parents sit down and tell their kids everything? I don’t know. I don’t know. I’ve convinced myself – I hope I’m right – that children despair of you if you don’t tell them the truth.
I only have one subject. The question I am obsessed with is: How do children survive?
Do parents sit down and tell their kids everything? I don’t know. I don’t know.
Parents shouldn’t assume children are made out of sugar candy and will break and collapse instantly.
Yes, there have to be places for safe wonderful stories.
The distinctions of fine art bore me to death.
Things come to you without you necessarily knowing what they mean.
I’d like to believe an accumulation of experience has made me a sort of a grown-up person, so I can have judgment and taste and whatever.
I grew up in a house that was in a constant state of mourning.
I have this idiot name tag which says ‘controversial.’
A book is a book is a book.
As a kid, all I thought about was death.
I want to write something so simple, so short and so silly… and I want it to be for my brother.
I’m not a religious person.