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1936 - 1990, creator of The Muppets

My hope is to leave the world a little better for my having been there.
Jim Henson

The personalities of the Muppet characters are really quite innocent and everyone, in some
way or another, seems to be able to relate to this innocence.
Jim Henson

The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children. We never really loose a
certain sense we had when we were kids.
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Life's like a movie; write your own ending. Keep believing; keep pretending.
Jim Henson

I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world, toward people, toward my work. I
think I'm here for a purpose. I think it's very likely that we all are, but I'm only sure about
myself. I try to tune myself in to whatever it is that I'm supposed to be, and I try to think of
myself as a part of all of us - all mankind and all life. I find it's not easy to keep these lofty
thoughts in mind as the day goes by, but it certainly helps me a great deal to start out this
way.
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.
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As children, we all live in a world of imagination, of fantasy, and for some of us that world of
make-believe continues into adulthood.
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I try hard not to judge anyone, and I try to bless everyone who is a part of my life,
particularly anyone with whom I am having any problems.
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Simple is good.
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Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody. It's a good life, enjoy it.
Jim Henson

The beauty of nature has been one of the great inspirations in my life.
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I don't know exactly where ideas come from, but when I'm working well ideas just appear. I've
heard other people say similar things - so it's one of the ways I know there's help and
guidance out there. It's just a matter of our figuring out how to receive the ideas or
information that are waiting to be heard.
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There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met.
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Life is meant to be fun, and joyous, and fulfilling.
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Despite this discussion of things spiritual - I still think of myself as a very "human" being. I have
the full complement of weaknesses, fears, problems, ego, and sensuality. But I think this is why
we're here - to work our way through all this, and, hopefully, come out a bit wiser and better
for having gone through it all.
Jim Henson

Some people claim Kermit is my alter-ego. I'm not sure I know what that means. I like to work
Kermit because there's a lot of leeway for ad-libbing, which I don't have with most other
characters but I'm not sure that I'm not Kermit.
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Yes, its one of the basic truths of the universe...Things don't disappear. They just change,
and change and change again.
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There's not much competition between puppeteers in general because everybody's working
their own style.
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Someday we'll find it. The Rainbow Connection. The lovers, the dreamers, and me.
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I believe that life is basically a process of growth - that we go through many lives, choosing
situations and problems that we will learn through.
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I guess I was wrong when I said I never promised anyone. I promised me.
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I think there are lots of ways of leading very good lives and growing spiritually. This process
of growth goes on whether we believe in it or not.
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Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Jim Henson

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.
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If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you
want to.
Jim Henson