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85 Fantastic Quotes by Walt Disney

Famous Walt Disney Quotes

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney was an American television and motion pictures producer as well as showman. He was well-known as a creator of Disneyland and pioneer of cartoon movies. He was a famous personality within the American animation industry as well as all over the world. His thoughts fascinates and motivates people, some of them are listed here.

  1. “To all who come to this happy place: Welcome.” - Walt Disney
  2. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” - Walt Disney
  3. “In bad times and in good times, I’ve never lost my sense of Zest for Life.” - Walt Disney
  4. “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.” - Walt Disney
  5. “There’s nothing funnier than the human animal.” - Walt Disney
  6. “Disneyland is a show” - Walt Disney
  7. “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.” - Walt Disney
  8. “Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.” - Walt Disney
  9. “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.” - Walt Disney
  10. “Make no mistake. It takes money to fail AND succeed.” - Walt Disney
  11. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” - Walt Disney
  12. “The difference in winning and losing is most often… Not quitting.” - Walt Disney
  13. “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
  14. “Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows.” - Walt Disney
  15. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” - Walt Disney
  16. “Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age, Dreams are forever.” - Walt Disney
  17. “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” - Walt Disney
  18. “Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.” - Walt Disney
  19. “It’s no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the field of entertainment.” - Walt Disney
  20. “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” - Walt Disney
  21. “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” - Walt Disney
  22. “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” - Walt Disney
  23. “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.” - Walt Disney
  24. “I have long felt that the way to keep children out of trouble is to keep them interested in things.” - Walt Disney
  25. “Money doesn’t excite me- my ideas excite me.” - Walt Disney
  26. “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” - Walt Disney
  27. “I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.” - Walt Disney
  28. “Most of my life I have done what i wanted to do. I have had fun on the Job.” - Walt Disney
  29. “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.” - Walt Disney
  30. “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.” - Walt Disney
  31. “I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” - Walt Disney
  32. “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.” - Walt Disney
  33. “I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.” - Walt Disney
  34. “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.” - Walt Disney
  35. “Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.” - Walt Disney
  36. “I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.” - Walt Disney
  37. “What ever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.” - Walt Disney
  38. “It will be a community of tomorrow that will never be completed, but will always be introducing and testing and demonstrating new materials and systems…” - Walt Disney
  39. “I think Walt Disney would have loved and leveraged the heck out of YouTube.” - Walt Disney
  40. “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.” - Walt Disney
  41. “I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.” - Walt Disney
  42. “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” - Walt Disney
  43. “I believe in being an innovator.” - Walt Disney
  44. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” - Walt Disney
  45. “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” - Walt Disney
  46. “Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’i make it any better.” - Walt Disney
  47. “A man should never neglect his family for business.” - Walt Disney
  48. “We allow no geniuses around our Studio.” - Walt Disney
  49. “We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.” - Walt Disney
  50. “Disneyland is the star, everything else is in the supporting role.” - Walt Disney
  51. “All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.” - Walt Disney
  52. “I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.” - Walt Disney
  53. “We did it 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.” - Walt Disney
  54. “When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it’s because he’s so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.” - Walt Disney
  55. “People still think of me as a cartoonist, but the only thing I lift a pen or pencil for these days is to sign a contract, a check, or an autograph.” - Walt Disney
  56. “I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters - to make them personalities.” - Walt Disney
  57. “You can’t just let nature run wild.” - Walt Disney
  58. “A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there.” - Walt Disney
  59. “Whenever I go on a ride, I’m always thinking of what’s wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.” - Walt Disney
  60. “Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children.” - Walt Disney
  61. “Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.” - Walt Disney
  62. “I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.” - Walt Disney
  63. “When we do fantasy, we must not lose sight of reality.” - Walt Disney
  64. “Fantasy, if it’s really convincing, can’t become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time.” - Walt Disney
  65. “To the youngsters of today, I say believe in the future, the world is getting better; there still is plenty of opportunity.” - Walt Disney
  66. “Somehow, I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true.” - Walt Disney
  67. “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.” - Walt Disney
  68. “Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” - Walt Disney
  69. “Get a good idea and stay with it. Do it, and work at it until it’s done right.” - Walt Disney
  70. “I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.” - Walt Disney
  71. “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.” - Walt Disney
  72. “Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” - Walt Disney
  73. “Faith I have, in myself, in humanity, in the worthwhileness of the pursuits in entertainment for the masses. But wide awake, not blind faith, moves me.” - Walt Disney
  74. “I started, actually, to make my first animated cartoon in 1920. Of course, they were very crude things then and I used sort of little puppet things.” - Walt Disney
  75. “Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.” - Walt Disney
  76. “All we ever intended for him or expected of him was that he should continue to make people everywhere chuckle with him and at him…” - Walt Disney
  77. “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” - Walt Disney
  78. “Or 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.” - Walt Disney
  79. “All right. I’m corny. But I think there’s just about a-hundred-and-forty-million people in this country that are just as corny as I am.”
  80. “Too many people grow up. That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They don’t remember what it’s like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won’t do that.” - Walt Disney
  81. “Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil, and that is what our pictures attempt to do.” - Walt Disney
  82. “The human species, although happily ridiculous at times, is still reaching for the stars.” - Walt Disney
  83. “Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future.” - Walt Disney
  84. “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.” - Walt Disney
  85. “Disneyland is like a piece of clay: If there is something I don’t like, I’m not stuck with it. I can reshape and revamp.” - Walt Disney

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