"Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown. … There is something so hopelessly gross and vile about him that it’s hard to take him seriously. … I don’t set out to make children happy, or make life better for them, or easier for them. … I like them as few and far between as I do adults. Maybe a bit more, because I really don’t like adults. At all. … It is a miracle that I’ve lived this long without destroying a person. I still have a little bit of time. … To kill someone. … You’ve started already by being an idiot. That is the very first demand [of writing a popular children’s book]. … Most books for children are very bad. … All you need to do is get a popular illustrator who has no sense of design, no taste for type, nothing about the aesthetics of what a picture book would look like, and you will probably make a lot of money. … I remember Pearl Harbor, ya da da da da da da. Da da da da, da da da da, da da da da da da da! … [Bleep] them is what I say! I hate those eBooks. They cannot be the future; they may well be. I will be dead! I won’t give a [bleep]!"

— author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, throughout a sensational two-part interview with Stephen Colbert. Part 1Part 2