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Jim Henson was one of those truly remarkable people who seemed to spread happiness and hope wherever he went This book, edited by his daughter, Cheryl, gathers together quotes by and about Jim and the Muppets Most of the quotes aren t new to me, but all compiled together they make up a vague portrait of Jim and his mission to spread peace and good cheer wherever he could.By everyone s account, Jim was very much like his most beloved and well known character, Kermit the Frog He was a madcap, Jim Henson was one of those truly remarkable people who seemed to spread happiness and hope wherever he went This book, edited by his daughter, Cheryl, gathers together quotes by and about Jim and the Muppets Most of the quotes aren t new to me, but all compiled together they make up a vague portrait of Jim and his mission to spread peace and good cheer wherever he could.By everyone s account, Jim was very much like his most beloved and well known character, Kermit the Frog He was a madcap, zany presence at the center of a storm of zany, madcap, immensely talented people, and that type of creative talent gravitated toward Jim He was also kind and compassionate, caring, and thoughtful He appreciated the little things He appreciated the big things, too As Frank Oz is quoted as saying, he was a great appreciator He liked to be silly, enjoyed his work, loved his family and his friends No one has a bad word to say about Jim Henson that I ve ever been able to find.The book is short, and its a tribute to an idea of a man, an archetype, an ideal The Jim presented in this book is someone to aspire to be like While I have a broad sense of Jim and his life philosophy, and his philosophy behind the Muppets, the book never focuses on details It s not a biography and doesn t try to be This book is about love, acceptance, and spreading happiness and creativity throughout the world For Christmas a few years ago, Forrest gave me My Life as a Furry Red Monster I devoured the book on Christmas day, interrupting the family gathering to share tidbits of Kevin s story So, when I saw @Free õ It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider ⛈ A collection of wise and witty quotes from and inspired by Jim Henson similar in format to The World According to Mister Rogers When I was young, it was my ambition to be one of the people who made a difference in this world My hope is to leave the world a little better for my having been there It s a wonderful life and I love it Jim Henson Yeah, well, I ve got a dream too But it s about singing and dancing and making people happy That s the kind of dream that gets better the people you share it with And, well, I ve found a whole bunch of friends who have the same dream And, it kind of makes us like a family Kermit the Frog, The Muppet Movie Listening is the first step and the last stepCantus FraggleTo those of you who know me, you are aware that I am a Muppet fan through and through I love everything to do with Jim Henson s creations and the puppeteers who bring these loveable characters to life So when I received It s Not Easy Being Green And Other Things to Consider as a Christmas gift I was thrilledI believe there was even an arm flail involvedJim inspired people to be better than they thought they could be To beListening is the first step and the last stepCantus FraggleTo those of you who know me, you are aware that I am a Muppet fan through and through I love everything to do with Jim Henson s creations and the puppeteers who bring these loveable characters to life So when I received It s Not Easy Being Green And Other Things to Consider as a Christmas gift I was thrilledI believe there was even an arm flail involvedJim inspired people to be better than they thought they could be To becreative,daring,outrageous, and ultimatelysuccessful And he did it all without raising his voice Bernie BrillsteinThere is no denying that It s Not Easy Being Green is a quick read and, in all honesty, one that only a true blue Muppet fan would enjoy owning It is filled with quotes and little doodles by Jim Henson himself regarding the Muppets, life, his career and his vision for our world, quotes about Jim himself from his family and fellow puppeteers and, of course, quotes and lyrics from songs by the Muppets themselves But for a those of us who grew up with Kermit, Miss Piggy, the Fraggles and all the other amazing creations that came out of the mind of Jim Henson, it is a treasure that will always have a special spot on our bookshelf 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 It s a wonderful life and I love it Jim HensonSo if you are interested in knowing a littleabout the man behind the Muppets and what he thought about the world and his creations, as well as, what others thought about Jim without going into a detailed biography, It s Not Easy Being Green would be the perfect little read for you But, mostly, this is a book for the fans to appreciate and have a little bit of Jim and Kermit in their reading library I guess I was wrong when I said I didn t promise anyone I promised me Kermit Very inspirational book full of quotes from Jim Henson, the Muppets, Fraggle Rock, and the people and productions Henson created over the years Henson was one of those men who touched so many lives through his work.Whether it comes from song lyrics, thoughts from his journals, or words of wisdom from his coworkers each quote in this book has the ability to lift you up and inspire you to greater things Well, that s what it did for me anyway. Jim Henson was one of the only celebrities that I literally burst into tears when I learned of his death This book is a collection of quotes by and about Jim Henson and the characters he played For example He changed our lives He changed the world.And we ll continue his work, because that s how inspiration operates People die, but inspiration lives and grows Inspired by his gentleness, we ll fill the world with gentleness Inspired by his vision, we ll fill the world with vision Inspire Jim Henson was one of the only celebrities that I literally burst into tears when I learned of his death This book is a collection of quotes by and about Jim Henson and the characters he played For example He changed our lives He changed the world.And we ll continue his work, because that s how inspiration operates People die, but inspiration lives and grows Inspired by his gentleness, we ll fill the world with gentleness Inspired by his vision, we ll fill the world with vision Inspired by his chicken imitation, we ll fill the world with laughter Jocelyn Stevenson yes i cried How can you not LOVE Jim Henson and the Muppets If you don t, please discontinue reading and consider our friendship over This was a really cute collection of wonderful quotes from various Muppet projects, guests of the Muppet Show, Henson himself, his family and other Muppet performers I read much of this to my kids, as they also love the Muppets too That s how i know they re mine Here are some of my favourites from the book It s not easy being greenWhen green is all there is to be How can you not LOVE Jim Henson and the Muppets If you don t, please discontinue reading and consider our friendship over This was a really cute collection of wonderful quotes from various Muppet projects, guests of the Muppet Show, Henson himself, his family and other Muppet performers I read much of this to my kids, as they also love the Muppets too That s how i know they re mine Here are some of my favourites from the book It s not easy being greenWhen green is all there is to be, It could make you wonder why.But why wonder, why wonder I am green, and it ll do fineAnd I think it s what I want to be Kermit The words say, it s not easy being green but the song is about knowing who you are Jim believed that people are good and that they want to do their best and that no matter how or why we might be different from anybody else, we should learn to love who we are and be proud of it Ray Charles Jim inspired people to be better than they though they could be To becreative,daring,outrageous, and ultimatelysuccessful And he did it all without raising his voice Bernie Brillstein If just one person believes in youDeep enough and strong enoughBelieves in you hard enough and long enoughBefore you knew it, someone else would think If he can do it, I can do it Making it two Two whole people who believe in you.And maybe even you can believe in you too Robin and the Muppet gang We see with our eyes We know with our hearts Cantus Fraggle Whatcha gonna do when the times get tough,And the world s treatin you unkind You ve got to hang on to your optimistic outlook,And keep possession of your positive state of mind Dr Teeth 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 there It s a wonderful life and I love it Jim Henson A child s use of imagination and fantasy blends into his use of creativity The child can use his imagination to try out whole new directions There are many ways of doing something Jim Henson The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn fromthan what you tell them They don t remember what you try to teach them They remember what you are Jim Henson You know Bert, you re a real friend I m messy and you don t like it messy, but because I m your friend, you don t mind too much if I m messy Ernie I really do believe that all of you are at the beginning of a wonderful journey As you start traveling down that road of life, remember this There are never enough comfort stops The places you re going are never on the map And once you get that map out, you won t be able to refold it no matter how smart you are.So forget the map, roll down the windows, and whenever you can, pull over and have a picnic with a pig And if you can help it, never fly as cargo Kermit Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody It s a good life, enjoy it Jim Henson At some point in my life I decided, rightly or wrongly, that there are many situations in this life that I can t do much about acts of terrorism, feelings of nationalistic prejudice, cold war, etc So what I should do is concentrate on the situations that my energy can affect Jim Henson Life s like a movie, write your own endingKeep believing, keep pretendingWe ve done just what we set out to doThanks to the lovers, the dreamers, and you Kermit and the Muppets Jim Henson is one of the people I admire most his philosophy and his lifestyle seem to be in perfect alignment, and the hope and joy he created still shine today This collection of quotes from him and about him captures many sparks of his genius, and serves as a quick inspiration for any time I particularly appreciated the foreword and the contributors descriptions, which both provide a fuller glimpse of the man and those he touched I was a little thrown by the balance of quotes there s a l Jim Henson is one of the people I admire most his philosophy and his lifestyle seem to be in perfect alignment, and the hope and joy he created still shine today This collection of quotes from him and about him captures many sparks of his genius, and serves as a quick inspiration for any time I particularly appreciated the foreword and the contributors descriptions, which both provide a fuller glimpse of the man and those he touched I was a little thrown by the balance of quotes there s a lotFraggle Rock in her than I would have expected , but the inclusion of quotes from his characters as well as himself works and the music lyrics too I was impressed by how many of the songs I could hear in my head just from reading the lyrics This is a good bite sized selection of inspirational thoughts and quotes from a man who embodies the attributes I most aspire to I used this book to choose the quote that would go under my picture in my senior yearbook at college We had to be able to show citation for the quote we chose, and this book was perfect for that It has a special place in my heart.