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100 Best Walt Disney Quotes

In this post you will find 100 Best Walt Disney Quotes.


Walt Disney Quotes


“Whatever you do, do it well.”


“If you can dream it, you can do it.”


“The most important thing is family.”


“Ideas come from curiosity.”


“We create happiness.”


“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”


“I believe in being an innovator.”


“You reach a point where you don’t work for money.”


“A man should never neglect his family for business.”


“There’s nothing funnier than the human animal.”


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”


“Disneyland is the star, everything else is in the supporting role.”


“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.”


“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”


“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”


“First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.”


“Money doesn’t excite me – my ideas excite me.”


“If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there’s some way to do it.”


“Everyone falls down. Getting back up is how you learn how to walk.”


“Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.”


“The era we are living in today is a dream of coming true.”


“In bad times and in good I’ve never lost my sense of zest for life.”


“I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.”


“Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.”


“The difference in winning and losing is most often not quitting.”


“Think beyond your lifetime if you want to do something truly great.”


“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.”


“Most of my life I have done what I wanted to do. I have had fun on the job.”


“Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.”


“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.”


“That’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up.”


“The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.”


“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”


“It’s a mistake not to give people a chance to learn to depend on themselves while they are young.”


“Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done right.”


“I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.”


“Dreams, ideas and plans not only are an escape, they give me purpose, a reason to hang on.”


“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”


“Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.”


“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started by a mouse.”


“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.”


“Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.”


“It’s a mistake not to give people a chance to learn to depend on themselves while they are young.”


“I have long felt that the way to keep children out of trouble is to keep them interested in things.”


“The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem.”


“In our animation we must show only the actions and reactions of a character, but we must picture also with the action. . . the feeling of those characters.”


“Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.”


“All you’ve got to do is own up to your ignorance honestly, and you’ll find people who are eager to fill your head with information.”


“Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. Our most difficult job was to develop the cartoon’s unnatural but seemingly natural anatomy for humans and animals.”


“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”


“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.”


“I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life… it’s money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.”


“Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource – the minds of our children.”


“I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.”


“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”


“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”


“Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.”


“That’s what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again.”


“Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature.”


“Whenever I go on a ride, I’m always thinking of what’s wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.”


“Childishness? I think it’s the equivalent of never losing your sense of humor. I mean, there’s a certain something that you retain. It’s the equivalent of not getting so stuffy that you can’t laugh at others.”


“Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows.”


“I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether he be six or sixty. Call the child innocence.”


“Leadership means that a group, large or small, is willing to entrust authority to a person who has shown judgment, wisdom, personal appeal, and proven competence.”


“I don’t believe in playing down to children, either in life or in motion pictures. I didn’t treat my own youngsters like fragile flowers, and I think no parent should.”


“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is no imagination left in the world.”


“Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”


“Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. But just as a muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it.”


“When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it’s because he’s so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.”


“Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.”


“We did its Disneyland, in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster – closed and forgotten within the first year.”


“I have never been interested in personal gain or profit. This business and this studio have been my entire life.”


“You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.”


“Do a good job. You don’t have to worry about the money; it will take care of itself. Just do your best work – then try to trump it.”


“Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.”


“I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, because dreams offer too little collateral.”


“I wanted to retain my individuality. I was afraid of being hampered by studio policies. I knew if someone else got control, I would be restrained.”


“People often ask me if I know the secret of success and if I could tell others how to make their dreams come true. My answer is, you do it by working.”


“I am interested in entertaining people, in bringing pleasure, particularly laughter, to others, rather than being concerned with ‘expressing’ myself with obscure creative impressions.”


“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.”


“I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.”


“All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.”


“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”


“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. And one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage.”


“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”


“The important thing is the family. If you can keep the family together — and that’s the backbone of our whole business, catering to families — that’s what we hope to do.”


“There is great comfort and inspiration in the feeling of close human relationships and its bearing on our mutual fortunes – a powerful force, to overcome the “tough breaks” which are certain to come to most of us from time to time.”


“I think a good study of music would be indispensable to the animators — a realization on their part of how primitive music is, how natural it is for people to want to go to music — a study of rhythm, the dance — the various rhythms enter into our lives every day.”


“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy.”


“I think you have to know these fellows definitely before you can draw them. When you start to caricature a person, you can’t do it without knowing the person. Take Laurel and Hardy for example; everybody can see Laurel doing certain things because they know Laurel.”


“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.”


“Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.”


“Adults are interested if you don’t play down to the little 2 or 3-year old’s or talk down. I don’t believe in talking down to children. I don’t believe in talking down to any certain segment. I like to kind of just talk in a general way to the audience. Children are always reaching.”


“We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.”


“Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk — especially in new undertakings. Courage to initiate something and to keep it going, pioneering and adventurous spirit to blaze new ways, often, in our land of opportunity.”


“At first the cartoon medium was just a novelty, but it never really began to hit until we had more than tricks… until we developed personalities. We had to get beyond getting a laugh. They may roll in the aisles, but that doesn’t mean you have a great picture. You have pathos in the thing.”


“Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life. They’re people who don’t give a hang what the Jones’ do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought – sometimes it isn’t much, either.”


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