2. “And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.” – Maurice Sendak, Author

3. “Let the wild rumpus start!” – Max

4. “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.” – Maurice Sendak, Author

5. Douglas: “Will you keep out all the sadness?”

Max: “I have a sadness shield that keeps out all the sadness, and it’s big enough for all of us.”

6. “There must be more to life than having everything!” – Maurice Sendak, Author

7. “You know what I say. If you got a problem, eat it.” – Judith

8. “Happiness isn’t always the best way to be happy.” – Judith

9. “Oh, please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so.” – KW

10. “This part of your kingdom’s not so good.” – Carol

11. “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, Author

12. “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, Author

13. “He sailed—through night and day—over a year to where the wild things are.” – Maurice Sendak, Author

14. “What? I never heard that. Oh, come on. That can’t happen. I mean you’re the king and look at me. I’m big! how can guys like us worry about a tiny little thing like the sun, hmm?” – Carol

15. “Small is good. My powers are able to slip right through the cracks.” – Max

16. “You’re funny looking. That’s all.” – KW

17. “Then from far away across the world he smelled good things to eat, so he gave up being king of the wild things.” – Maurice Sendak, Author

18. “There is no such thing as fantasy unrelated to reality.” – Maurice Sendak, Author

19. Max: “I’m not a Viking or a king, or—or anything.”

Carol: “So, what are you?”

Max: “I’m Max.”

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

21. “Carol, did you know the sun was gonna die?” – Max

22. “I don’t talk to owls. Owls are stupid. I don’t apologize to owls. Owls are stupid.” – Carol

23. “There were some buildings. There were these really tall buildings, and they could walk. Then there were some vampires. And one of the vampires bit the tallest building, and his fangs broke off. Then all his other teeth fell out. Then he started crying. And then, all the other vampires said, ‘Why are you crying? Weren’t those just your baby teeth?’ And he said, No. Those were my grown-up teeth.’ And the vampires knew he couldn’t be a vampire anymore, so they left him. The end.” – Max

24. “You know what? You can’t do that back to me. If we’re upset, your job is not to get upset back at us. Our job is to be upset. If I get mad and wanna eat you, then you have to say, ‘Oh, okay. You can eat me. I love you. Whatever makes you happy, Judith.’ That’s what you’re supposed to do!” – Judith

25. “Frozen corn is real. All right, now get off the chair, please. Go tell your sister to clear her stuff off the table.” – Max’s Mom

26. “We were gonna make a whole world like this. Now, everyone used to come here, but you know—you know what it feels like when all your teeth are falling out really slowly and you don’t realize and then you notice that, well, they’re really far apart. And then one day—you don’t have any teeth anymore.” – Carol

27. “The snowplows left some snow across the street, and I dug a hole into it.” – Max

28. “Um, Max? Get off the counter, please. Get off. I have a friend here. You’re embarrassing me!” – Max’s Mom

29. “Then I have a double re-cracker, which can get through anything in this whole universe. And that’s the end, and there’s nothing more powerful after that, ever. Period.” – Max

30. “When you go home, will you say good things about us?” – The Bull

31. “Well, look—this used to be all rock, and now it’s sand, and then, one day, it’s going to be dust, and then the whole island will be dust, and then—well I don’t even know what comes after dust.” – Carol

32. KW: “Step on my head.”

Carol: “No. Forget it. I’m not going to step on your head—just to make you feel better.”

33. “If I was stranded on a desert island and could only take one thing, it’d be Douglas. We can share him if you want.” – Carol

34. Max: “Are those other kings?”

Carol: “Oh, those? I don’t know anything about that. Those were like that when we got here.”

35. “And on our way, I can show you your kingdom. This is all yours. You’re the owner of this world. Everything you see is yours. Oh, except that hole over there, that’s Ira’s. The tree’s yours, but the hole is Ira’s. But everything else is yours. Except for that rock over there, that’s not yours. That little rock next to the big rock. But everything else in the kingdom, except for that stick. That little stick right there, that’s not yours. I want you to be king forever, Max.” – Carol

36. Carol: “So, whatever happened with you and the Vikings?”

Max: “Well, in the end, I had to leave.”

37. “You’re the first king we haven’t eaten.” – Judith

38. “Hey king, watch this. All right tree, we’ll settle this later.” – Carol

39. “I didn’t wanna wake you up, but I really wanna show you something.” – Carol

40. “Yeah, it’s gonna be as tall as twelve of you and six of me. And only we can get in. We can have an ice cream parlor. A swimming pool with a bottom that’s a trampoline.” – Max

41. “Oh, a secret, huh? Let me ask you something. How does it work around here? Are we all the same or are some of us better than others or—you like to play favorites, huh, king? Ow.” – Judith

42. “Don’t give me that. I can see how it is. The king has favorites. That’s really cute. Ow! Stop! Do you have a favorite color? Hey, can I be your favorite color?” – Judith

42. Max: “Hey, Claire. Wanna see something great?”

Claire: “Who else was there?”

Max: “It’s an igloo! I made it.”

44. “He’s just a boy, pretending to be a wolf, pretending to be king.” – Maurice Sendak, Author

45. “Hey, KW, you wanna be on my team? We’re the bad guys.” – Alexander

46. “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.” – Maurice Sendak, Author

47. “A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful.” – Maurice Sendak, Author

48. “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.” – Maurice Sendak, Author

49. “You’re not really a king, are you?” – Alexander

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