Celebrate Jim Henson's 80th Birthday with Magical Life Advice from the Creator of 'The Muppets'

“I know I drive some people crazy with what seems like ridiculous optimism, but it has always worked for me,” Muppets founder Jim Henson once said. But it’s exactly that optimism that continues to make the puppeteering auteur stand out from a crowd of creators. Today would have been Henson’s 80th birthday. Here are some positive and charming quotes from Henson for better living.

“Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.”

“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.”

“I know that it’s easier to portray a world that’s filled with cynicism and anger, where problems are solved with violence. What’s a whole lot tougher is to offer alternatives, to present other ways conflicts can be resolved, and to show that 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.”

“Do everything at 100 percent of its potential and never accept second best.”

Source: FlavorWire

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