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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.
The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them. They don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.
Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody. It's a good life, enjoy it.
The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children.
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.
I believe that we form our own lives, that we create our own reality, and that everything works out for the best.
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.
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.
[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. I never played with puppets or had any interest in them.
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.
Music is an essential part of everything we do. Like puppetry, music has an abstract quality which speaks to a worldwide audience in a wonderful way that nourishes the soul.
It has always been difficult to get Big Bird to be very pretty. Big Bird in England is much more gorgeous.
Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.
Certainly I've lived my whole life through my imagination. But the world of imagination is there for all of us--a sense of play, of pretending, of wonder. It's there with us as we live.
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.
Follow your enthusiasm. It's something I've always believed in. Find those parts of your life you enjoy the most. Do what you enjoy doing.
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.
The only way the magic works is by hard work. But hard work can be fun.
I know I drive some people crazy with what seems like ridiculous optimism, but it has always worked for me.
My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.
Yes, its one of the basic truths of the universe,....Things don't disappear. They just change, and change and change again.
The most sophisticated people I've ever known had just one thing in common: they were all in touch with their inner children.
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.
There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met.
All of a sudden you realise that you are the person who has control of your life.
If our 'message' is anything, it's a positive approach to life. That life is basically good. People are basically good.
Do the jobs you like least first. It makes each successive job easier.
Never eat anything at one sitting that you can't lift.
Nobody creates a fad. It just happens. People love going along with the idea of a beautiful pig. It’s like a conspiracy.
We see with our eyes. We know with our hearts. Outside...Inside.
Do everything at 100 percent of its potential and never accept second best.
I don't know exactly where ideas come from, it's just a matter of us figuring out how to receive the ideas waiting to be heard.
Take what you got and fly with it.
The beauty of nature has been one of the great inspirations in my life.
I hope that something better comes along.
Television is basically teaching whether you want it to or not.
Who said that every wish would be heard and answered when wished on an evening star? Somebody thought of it and someone believed it, and look what its done so far.
I believe that life is basically a process of growth-that we go through many lives, choosing those situations and problems that we will learn through.
Life is meant to be fun, and joyous, and fulfilling.
No time is wasted time
Watch out for the icy patch
I've never felt any sense of competition with anybody, and we're all friends. We're all good friends.
A film is not done by one person. It's done by a lot of people. I love this whole collaborative aspect. When it works well, you end up with something better than any of us started out to do.
Well, Detroit Institute is kind of a key - probably the largest permanent collection of puppets in the US.
I guess I was wrong when I said I never promised anyone. I promised me.
If you can't beat them. Join them
I don't want'a die... I have other plans!
I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design. I did a little bit of acting.