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.

Jim Henson

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

Jim Henson

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

I think if you study--if you learn too much of what others have done, you may tend to take the same direction as everybody else.

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.

Jim Henson

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

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

I know that I personally have felt quite happy because I've done what I wanted to do. I pursued my interests and have thus managed to combine my business with lots of fun. I guess my only advice is to do what you enjoy, and try to do your best with it.

Jim Henson

It all ends in one of two ways: either someone gets eaten or something blows up.

Jim Henson

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

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

If our 'message' is anything, it's a positive approach to life. That life is basically good. People are basically good.

Jim Henson

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

Jim Henson

The most sophisticated people I've ever known had just one thing in common: they were all in touch with their inner children.

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.

Jim Henson

Yes, its one of the basic truths of the universe,....Things don't disappear. They just change, and change and change again.

Jim Henson

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.

Jim Henson