Walt Disney - Quotes

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If you can dream it, you can do it.

If you can dream it, you can do it.

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

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

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

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

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. ---->>>

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

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

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.

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.

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

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

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 way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

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

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.

When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.

I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.

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

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

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. ---->>>

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. ---->>>

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

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

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

You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway. ---->>>

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.

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.

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

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

Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter is America's most important export. ---->>>

I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.

I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.

Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.

Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.

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

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

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. ---->>>

A man should never neglect his family for business.

A man should never neglect his family for business.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together. ---->>>

When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity. ---->>>

I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Disneyland is the star, everything else is in the supporting role. ---->>>

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.

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.

There's nothing funnier than the human animal. ---->>>

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

You reach a point where you don't work for money. ---->>>

We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public.

We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public.

I never called my work an 'art'. It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment.

I never called my work an 'art'. It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment.

I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters - to make them personalities. ---->>>

I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company. ---->>>

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

We allow no geniuses around our Studio. ---->>>

You can't just let nature run wild.

You can't just let nature run wild.

I believe in being an innovator. ---->>>

Disneyland is a show. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: December 5, 1901
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Die: 12-15, 1966
Occupation: Cartoonist
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Walter Elias Disney (; December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations (wikipedia)