Maurice Sendak on 'The Colbert Report': 'Newt Gingrich is an idiot' and other pearls of wisdomAdd to Favorites | The Colbert Report
We suggest you drop everything and watch immediately, but if you can't, we've collected some of the best lines for you here:
When Colbert talks about his own distrust of children, who are "just biding their time until we're dead so they can take our stuff":
"That's an interesting point of view, but not interesting to me particularly."
On Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich:
"Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown -- I'll give him that. ... there is something so hopelessly gross and vile about him that it's hard to take him seriously."
On why he writes children's books:
"I didn't set out to make children happy or make life easier for them ... I like [children] as few and far between as I do adults. Maybe a bit more because I really don't like adults at all."
On why his "In the Night Kitchen" has been banned in many schools and libraries:
"[The main character has] got a d***."
He also gives Colbert his blessing to write "Where the Wild Things Are: Still Wilding, starring Vin Diesel," but only on condition that the book be as bad as it looks based on Colbert's cover mock-up.