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."
"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."
"And also there wasn't much money in television in those days anyhow."
"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."
"I decided that what I really wanted to do was go off and paint."
"I do remember doing shows strictly in black and white, too, so you're right."
"I think my own strengths are in television production."
"I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design. I did a little bit of acting."
"I've never felt any sense of competition with anybody, and we're all friends; we're all good friends."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"No, there's not much competition between puppeteers in general because everybody's working their own style."



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