31 Famous Jim Henson Quotes

31 Famous Jim Henson Quotes

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Jim Henson was a artist, inventor, puppeteer, actor, and producer from Greenville, Mississippi. He is most famous for his production of The Muppet Show, and his creation of the iconic characters Kermit the Frog and Ernie. He was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1991. He died on May 16, 1990 at the age of 53.

“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.”

“And also there wasn’t much money in television in those days anyhow.”

“As children, we all live in a world of imagination, of fantasy, and for some of us that world of make-believe continues into adulthood.”

“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.”

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”

“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.”

“I believe that life is basically a process of growth – that we go through many lives, choosing situations and problems that we will learn through.”

“I do remember doing shows strictly in black and white, too, so you’re right.”

“I don’t want’a die… I have other plans!”

“I hope that something better comes along.”

“I think if you study–if you learn too much of what others have done, you may tend to take the same direction as everybody else.”

“I’ve never felt any sense of competition with anybody, and we’re all friends; we’re all good friends.”

“Life is meant to be fun, and joyous, and fulfilling.”

“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.”

“My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.”

“No time is wasted time.”

“Nobody creates a fad. It just happens. People love going along with the idea of a beautiful pig. It’s like a conspiracy.”

“Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody. It’s a good life, enjoy it.”

“Simple is good.”

“The beauty of nature has been one of the great inspirations in my life.”

“The most profound effect on children of any entertainer of his time.”

“The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.”

“This is a great win. That’s a Division I school that has three wins we just beat. There’s a lot of pride. Our kids played their butts off.”

“Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy,
your truth, and most especially your heart.”

“Watch out for the icy patch.”

“We see with our eyes. We know with our hearts. Outside…Inside.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Yeah, I think we did the term Muppets before we got the show Sam and Friends – a few months after I started working.”

“Yes, its one of the basic truths of the universe,….Things don’t disappear. They just change, and change and change again.”