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Jim Henson Quotes and Sayings

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My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.
- Jim Henson

It has always been difficult to get Big Bird to be very pretty.
Big Bird in England is much more gorgeous.
- Jim Henson

No, there's not much competition between puppeteers
in general because everybody's working their own style.
- Jim Henson

I do remember doing shows strictly in black and white,
too, so you're right.
- Jim Henson

 

I think my own strengths are in television production.
- Jim Henson

I decided that what I really wanted to do was go off and paint.
- Jim Henson

The most sophisticated people I know -
inside they are all children.
- Jim Henson

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I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design.
I did a little bit of acting.
- Jim Henson

If anything, there's a difference in working with color
in England and the color in the US.
- Jim Henson

I've never felt any sense of competition with anybody,
and we're all friends; we're all good friends.
- Jim Henson

At the University of Maryland, my first year I started
off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design,
stage design or television design.
- Jim Henson

When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the
people who made a difference in this world.
My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.
- Jim Henson

Life's like a movie, write your own ending.
Keep believing, keep pretending.
- Jim Henson

Yeah, I think we did the term Muppets before we got
the show Sam and Friends -
a few months after I started working.
- Jim Henson

And also there wasn't much money in television in those days anyhow.
- Jim Henson

Actually the copies of characters is something I don't
particularly like to talk about in articles but just for your information,
most characters there's only one.
- Jim Henson

Somebody like a Piggy or a Kermit, there needs to be
several versions and so there will be several of them.
- Jim Henson

When The Muppet Show ended, we all sat around and said,
what kind of television show would we like to do.
We felt the need these days are for some quality children's programming.
- Jim Henson

When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show.
I never played with puppets or had any interest in them.
- Jim Henson

Well, Detroit Institute is kind of a key -
probably the largest permanent collection of puppets in the US.
- Jim Henson

We thought it would be fun to try to design a show
that would work well internationally and so that' s
what we're intending to do with Fraggle Rock,
and we are indeed now selling it around the world.
- Jim Henson

Yeah, I did some small parts in high school and the
first year of college and then fairly soon thereafter
I settled into the backstage scenery,
and then at the University of Maryland I was doing
posters for their productions.
- Jim Henson

It's into the same bag as E.T.
and Yoda, wherein you're trying to create something
that people will actually believe,
but it's not so much a symbol of the thing,
but you're trying to do the thing itself.
- Jim Henson

But with The Dark Crystal, instead of puppetry we're
trying to go toward a sense of realism -
toward a reality of creatures that are actually alive
and we're mixing up puppetry and all kinds of other techniques.
- Jim Henson

Yeah, we pretty much had a form and a shape by that time -
a style -
and I think one of the advantages of not having any
relationship to any other puppeteer was that it gave
me a reason to put those together myself for the needs of television.
- Jim Henson

There was a little afternoon show that was called Afternoon.
Back in those days in television, most local stations
had a midday show for housewives that had a series of things.
It was like a variety show for midday.
- Jim Henson

NBC was trying to convert all of their local programming
to color right away to encourage the sale of the sets,
so I barely remember working in black and white,
although I do know that I did do it,
but there was not a major difference,
though.
- Jim Henson

At the time of Polaroid - and I did a couple of other
commercials just before I stopped doing that stuff -
at that point I was at the level where they respect
you and your opinion and all that sort of thing.
- Jim Henson

You're assisting the audience to understand;
you're giving them a bridge or an access.
And if you don't give them that, if you keep it more abstract,
it's almost more pure.
It's a cooler thing.
- Jim Henson

Yeah, well when I first started working,
it was $5 a show; it was probably a little higher by
the time I got to my own show,
but I remember that they put me under contract at $100 a week,
which to me was really an astronomical price.
- Jim Henson

If you're doing a large, complicated character with radio controls,
it might take a number of people several months to
make it and if you're talking about a quick little hand puppet,
it could be made in 2 days, so there's enormous range there,
and no real easy generalities.
- Jim Henson

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

He who has health has hope,
and he who has hope has everything.
- Anonymous

Where there's life, there's hope.
- Terence

I Hope You Dance
- the Lee Ann Womack song

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I hope that you walk around the corner
and you get very surprised.
- Miranda Richardson

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Abandon hope.
- Pema Chodron

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

My compassionate intents are generally received clearly
and acted upon - perhaps not immediately,
or in exactly the way I hope -
but acted upon favorably, nonetheless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is a source of strength and hope.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor


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