''One of the few graces of getting oldand God knows there are few gracesis that if you've worked hard and kept your nose to the grindstone, something happens: The body gets old but the creative mechanism is refreshed, smoothed and oiled and honed. That is the grace. That is what's happening to me.''Maurice Sendak (20th century), U.S. children's author and illustrator. As quoted in an interview with Leonard S. Marcus, Parenting (October 1993).
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