To the people complaining that the new film of Where the Wild Things Are is too scary for children:
"I would tell them to go to hell," Sendak said. And if children can't handle the story, they should "go home," he added. "Or wet your pants. Do whatever you like. But it's not a question that can be answered."
He also bemoans the fact that Disney ("terrible") de-fanged the early Mickey Mouse (literally, too: he apparently used to sport a set of teeth):
"He was more dangerous...He did things to Minnie that were not nice. I think what happened was that he became so popular – this is my own theory – they gave his cruelty and his toughness to Donald Duck. And they made Mickey a fat nothing... I despised him after a point"
What a mensch!