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Jim Henson Quotes


34 Jim Henson quotes:



"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."
"My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here."
"And also there wasn't much money in television in those days anyhow."
"I do remember doing shows strictly in black and white, too, so you're right."
"I think my own strengths are in television production."
"If anything, there's a difference in working with color in England and the color in the US."
"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."
"It has always been difficult to get Big Bird to be very pretty. Big Bird in England is much more gorgeous."
"The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children."
"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."
"When Sesame Street came on - well, it was a combination - we were too busy to do commercials and it was a pleasure to get out of that world."
"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."
"Yeah, I think we did the term Muppets before we got the show Sam and Friends - a few months after I started working."
"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."
"Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending."
Author: Henson Quotes Category: American Entertainer Quotes Ending Quotes
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."



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