Quotees Archive

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

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

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

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

You can’t just let nature run wild.

- Walt Disney

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

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

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

We allow no geniuses around our Studio.

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

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

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.

- Walt Disney

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

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

- Walt Disney

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

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

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

Stop talking and start doing

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

There is more treasure in books then in all pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.

- Walt Disney

If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney

- Walt Disney

There’s nothing funnier than the human animal.

- Walt Disney

In bad times and good, I have never lost my sense zest for life

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

- Walt Disney

It’s no secret that we were sticking just above 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

Laughter is America’s most important export.

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

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

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

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

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

- Walt Disney

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

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

- Walt Disney

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

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

- Walt Disney

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.

- Walt Disney

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

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

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

Disneyland is a show.

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

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

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