31 quotes found by Jim Henson

Jim Henson
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.
humor  # 84
Jim Henson
Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.
life  Movie  Believing  # 182420
Jim Henson
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.
hope  Leave  Difference  # 182421
Jim Henson
My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.
hope  Leave  Here  # 182422
Jim Henson
The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children.
Inside  # 182423
Jim Henson
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.
Said  Days  Felt  # 182424
Jim Henson
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.
sense  reality  dark  # 182425
Jim Henson
I've never felt any sense of competition with anybody, and we're all friends; we're all good friends.
good  friends  sense  # 182426
Jim Henson
When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. I never played with puppets or had any interest in them.
Kid  Interest  Played  # 182427
Jim Henson
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.
Create  Itself  Symbol  # 182428
Jim Henson
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.
remember  Black  Though  # 182429
Jim Henson
It has always been difficult to get Big Bird to be very pretty. Big Bird in England is much more gorgeous.
pretty  difficult  Bird  # 182430
Jim Henson
Well, Detroit Institute is kind of a key - probably the largest permanent collection of puppets in the US.
Key  Permanent  Collection  # 182431
Jim Henson
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.
Small  High  Year  # 182432
Jim Henson
I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design. I did a little bit of acting.
design  Acting  Bit  # 182433
Jim Henson
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.
time  together  reason  # 182434