Jim Henson Quotes

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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]

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There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met.
[Friendship] [Jim Henson]

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The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children.
[Innocence] [Jim Henson] [Inner Child] [Sophistication]

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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.
[Goodness] [Jim Henson] [Impression]

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I believe that we form our own lives, that we create our own reality, and taht everything works out for the best.
[Jim Henson]

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No time is wasted time
[Jim Henson]

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I hope that something better comes along.
[Jim Henson]

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

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Watch out for the icy patch
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Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending. We've done just what we set out to do. Thanks to the lovers, the dreamers and you.
[Jim Henson]

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I guess I was wrong when I said I never promised anyone. I promised me.
[Jim Henson] [Muppets]

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The beauty of nature has been one of the great inspirations in my life.
[Jim Henson]

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

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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] [Puppeteer]

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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] [Astro]

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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] [Programming]

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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] [Programming]

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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 Halper] [Jim Henson]

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

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