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"Simple is good," Jim Henson


"We always used to kid Jim that after telling everybody, 'simple is good,' he would turn around and try to produce the most complicated work in the world and just about wipe out all of us - him most of all- in the process," Jerry Juhl


"Life is meant to be fun, and joyous, and fulfilling. May each of yours be that - having each of you as a child of mine has certainly been one of the good things in my life. Know that I've always loved each of you with an eternal, bottomless love. A love that has nothing to do with each other, for I feel my love for each of you is total and all-encompassing.

Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody. It's a good life, enjoy it," Jim Henson


"The words say, :It's not easy being green,' but the song is about knowing who you are. And in it you hear Jim's message most clearly. He believed that people are good and they want to do their best and that no matter how or why we might be different from anyboody else, we should learn to love who we are and be proud of it," Ray Charles


"Listening is the first step and the last step," Cantus Fraggle


"Jim didn't tell you what to do. He just was. And by him being what he was, he led and taught. But by not answering, sometimes you answered your own question, and you could do more than you thought you could," Frank Oz


"Music was always an important element in Jim's work. He employed music not only as a means to further his comic purposes, but also as a way of expressing his gentleness and the vulnerability hidden in his heart," Joan Ganz Cooney


"We see with our eyes. We know with our hearts. Outside... Inside," Cantus Fraggle


"There are no rules, and those are the rules," Cantus Fraggle


"Kermit is the eye in the middle of the hurricane. And, you know, he's always in control. Sometimes just barely, but he's always in control. And the interesting thing about it, of course, is that he created the hurricane," Jerry Juhl


"All those characters are a part of Jim. The Swedish Chef and his goofiness was part of Jim. Kermit's sweetness and his simplicity and his strength, Jim was an extraordinary strong human being. That came out in his characters," Frank Oz


"Kermit's function on the show is very much like my own in that he's trying to hold together this group of crazies. And that's not unlike what I do," Jim Henson


"When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better for my having been here. It's a wonderful life and I love it," Jim Henson


"I've found that children keep their imaginations a lot longer than parents think they do. Parents are concerned that if kids see that a person operates the Muppet, an illusion is shattered. But I think kids see us as just the people who carry their friends around," Kevin Clash


"The most sophisticated people I know - inside they're all children. We never really lose a certain sense we had when we were kids," 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


"Jim didn't think in terms of boundaries at all the way the rest of us do. There are always these fences we build around ourselves and our ideas, Jim seemed to have no fences," Jon Stone


"Jim wanted to make a difference. He was brave enough to be able to say, 'I want to do a show that brings peace to the world, and I want us all to sit down and talk about it.' He knew that television shows do not bring peace to the world, but he was not so cynical as to say we can't think about it. There was a kind of idealism there that could seem naive and childlike, but that didn't mean that it couldn't come true," Jerry Juhl on Jim Henson's idea for Fraggle Rock