Jim Henson Quotes

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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.
[Cool] [Jim Henson]

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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]

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

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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 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.
[Afternoon] [Jim Henson]

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Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.
[Love] [Time] [Healing] [Boys] [Broken Hearts] [Jim Henson]

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

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Someday we'll find it. The Rainbow Connection. The lovers, the dreamers, and me.
[Inspirational] [Jim Henson]

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

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My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.
[Life] [Inspirational] [Hope] [Jim Henson] [Henson]

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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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Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child you have stolen, for my will is as strong as yours and my kingdom as great. You have no power over me!
[Jim Henson] [Labyrinth] [Goblin King] [Jareth] [Sarah Williams]

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Who said that every wish would be heard and answered when wished on an evening star? Somebody thought of it and someone believed it, and look what its done so far..."-Kermit, The Rainbow Connection
[Jim Henson]

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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.
[Inspirational Quotes] [Jim Henson]

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The most sophisticated people I know--inside they're all children. We never really loose a certain sense we had when we were kids.
[Jim Henson]

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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] [First Year]

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

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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]