“I refuse to lie to children. I refuse to cater to the bullshit of innocence.” — Maurice Sendak.
Read this piece about him in The Guardian. He takes everyone and everything to task. There are a thousand more quotes just like that one. Some even better. He admits to hating Gwyneth Paltrow, says the best thing about Roald Dahl is that he’s dead, he calls Stephen King’s work “bullshit” and derides Salman Rushdie for being a “flaccid fuckhead.”
Holy shitballs. Maurice Sendak just became my fucking patron saint.