I guess I was wrong when I said I never promised anyone. I promised me.
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.
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.
My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.
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.
Do everything at 100 percent of its potential and never accept second best.
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.
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.
I believe that we form our own lives, that we create our own reality, and that everything works out for the best.
The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children.
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.
All of a sudden you realise that you are the person who has control of your life.
I know it's easier to portray a world filled with cynicism and anger, where problems are solved with violence...It's an easy out. What's a whole lot tougher is to offer alternatives, to present other ways conflicts can be resolved, and to show you can have a positive impact on your world. To do that, you have to put yourself out on a limb, take chances, and run the risk of being called a do-gooder.
I know I drive some people crazy with what seems like ridiculous optimism, but it has always worked for me.
[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
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.
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.
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.
Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.
Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody. It's a good life, enjoy it.
Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.
I've always tried to present a positive view of the world in my work. It's so much easier to be negative and cynical and predict doom for the world than it is to try and figure out how to make things better. We have an obligation to do the latter.
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.
If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to.
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.
Life is meant to be fun, and joyous, and fulfilling.
I've never felt any sense of competition with anybody, and we're all friends; we're all good friends.
No, there's not much competition between puppeteers in general because everybody's working their own style.
Watch out for the icy patch
The beauty of nature has been one of the great inspirations in my life.
Take what you got and fly with it.
If anything, there's a difference in working with color in England and the color in the US.
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.
I hope that something better comes along.
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.
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.
When I was a kid, I never saw a puppet show. I never played with puppets or had any interest in them.
It all ends in one of two ways: either someone gets eaten or something blows up.
Nobody creates a fad. It just happens. People love going along with the idea of a beautiful pig. It's like a conspiracy.