Famous Quotes By Walt Disney


  1. A man should never neglect his family for business.
  2. All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
  3. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
  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.
  5. 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.
  6. Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
  7. Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.
  8. I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
  9. I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
  10. I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.
  11. 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.
  12. I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
  13. I never called my work an 'art'. It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment.
  14. I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.
  15. I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
  16. 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.
  17. If you can dream it, you can do it.
  18. 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.
  19. Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
  20. Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
  21. 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.
  22. Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.
  23. We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.
  24. 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.
  25. You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
  26. You can't just let nature run wild.
  27. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
  28. You reach a point where you don't work for money.

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