Walt Disney Quotes & Wallpapers

Walt Disney
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I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. With the laugh comes the tears and in developing motion pictures or television shows, you must combine all the facts of life - drama, pathos and humor. Walt Disney

Direct and easy communications - freedom of speech in all forms and in its broadest sense - has become vital to the very survival of a civilized humanity. Walt Disney

Over at our place, we"re sure of just one thing: everybody in the world was once a child. So in planning a new picture, we do' think of grown-ups, and we do' think of children. But just of that fine, clean, unspoiled spot down deep in every one of us, that maybe the world has made us forget. Walt Disney

I think it's important to have a good hard failure when you're young. I learned a lot out of that. Because it makes you kind of aware of what can happen to you. Because of it I"ve never had any fear in my whole life when we"ve been near collapse and all of that. I"ve never been afraid. I"ve never had the feeling I could' walk out and get a job doing something. Walt Disney

As the original Mary Poppins budget of five million dollars continued to grow, I never saw a sad face around the entire Studio. And this made me nervous. I knew the picture would have to gross 10 million dollars for us to break even. But still there was no negative head-shaking. No prophets of doom. Even Roy was happy. He didn't even ask me to show the unfinished picture to a banker. The horrible thought struck me - suppose the staff had finally conceded that I knew what I was doing. Walt Disney

Here is the world of imagination, hopes, and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment, the age of chivalry, magic and make-believe are reborn - and fairy tales come true. Fantasyland is dedicated to the young-in-heart, to those who that when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true. Walt Disney

Always fight for quality, whether giving or receiving. Walt Disney

If I depended on critics and children to make a living I'd grow broke. Walt Disney

When I started on Disneyland, my wife used to say, But why do you want to build an amusement park? They're so dirty. I told her that was just the point - mine wouldn't be. Walt Disney

Deeds rather than words express my concept of the part religion should play in everyday life. I have watched constantly that in our movie work the highest moral and spiritual standards are upheld, whether it deals with fable or with stories of living action. Walt Disney

I love the nostalgic myself. I hope we never lose some of the things of the past. 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

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

I don't want the public to see the world they live in while they're in the Park (Disneyland). I want to feel they're in another world. Walt Disney

The life and ventures of Mickey Mouse have been closely bound up with my own personal and professional life. It is understandable that I should have sentimental attachment for the little personage who played so big a part in the course of Disney Productions and has been so happily accepted as an amusing friend wherever films are shown around the world. He still speaks for me and I still speak for him. Walt Disney

We don't make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies. Walt Disney

I have long felt that the way to keep children out of trouble is to keep them interested in things. Lecturing to children is no answer to delinquency. Preaching won't keep youngsters out of trouble, but keeping their minds occupied will. Walt Disney

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

Never get bored or cynical. Yesterday is a thing of the past. Walt Disney

In my work, I try to reach and speak to that innocence, showing it the fun and joy of living; showing it that laughter is healthy; showing it that the human species, although happily ridiculous sometimes, is still reaching for the stars. Walt Disney

I have a great love of animals and laughter. Walt Disney

Happiness is a state of mind. Walt Disney

Everyone falls down. Getting back up is how you learn how to walk. Walt Disney

Every leader is telling a story... about what he or she values. Walt Disney

The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil. Walt Disney

It's silly to build a wall around your interests. Walt Disney

I happen to be kind of an inquisitive guy and when I see things I don't like, I start thinking, why do they have to be like this and how can I improve them? Walt Disney

My persistence is the measure of the belief I have in myself. Walt Disney

When we do fantasy, we must not lose sight of reality. Walt Disney

It is a curious thing that the more the world shrinks because of electronic communications, the more limitless becomes the province of the storytelling entertainer. Walt Disney

I don't think there's a thing I own that I will ever get the benefit of except through doing things with it. Walt Disney

Growing up isn't simply getting old... Growing up is when you don't believe anymore. Walt Disney

When you go to bat as many times as I do, you're bound to get a good average. That's why I keep my projects diversified. Walt Disney

Think beyond your lifetime, if you want to do something truly great. Walt Disney

Curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney

I believe firmly in the efficacy of religion, in its powerful influence on a person's whole life. It helps immeasurably to meet the storms and stress of life and keep you attuned to the Divine inspiration. Without inspiration, we would perish. Walt Disney

Do anything better than it was ever done before and youll get rich. Walt Disney

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. Walt Disney

Being a celebrity doesn't even seem to keep the fleas off our dogs - and if being a celebrity won't give me an advantage over a couple of fleas, then I guess there can't be much in being a celebrity after all. Walt Disney

If we didn't have deadlines, we'd stagnate. Walt Disney

Just make sure you never do less than your best Walt Disney

Any dream is possible, if you have courage. Walt Disney

Leadership shows judgment, wisdom, personal appeal and proven competence. Walt Disney

There's really no secret about our approach. We keep moving forward - opening up new doors and doing new things - because we're curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We're always exploring and experimenting. We call it Imagineering - the blending of creative and imagination with technical know-how. Walt Disney

When you're working on a project, make sure at least one person knows what they are doing. Walt Disney

We like to have a point of view in our stories, not an obvious moral, but a worthwhile theme.... All we are trying to do is give the public good entertainment. That is all they want. Walt Disney

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

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

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

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

Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort. Walt Disney

If watching is all you're going to do, then you're going to watch your life go by without you. Walt Disney

You don't build it for yourself. You know what the people want and you build it for them. Walt Disney

To me, today, at age sixty-one, all prayer, by the humble or highly placed, has one thing in common: supplication for strength and inspiration to carry on the best human impulses which should bind us together for a better world. Walt Disney

My fun is working on a project and solving the problems. Walt Disney

We've got to fight against bigness. If a school gets too large, you lose an intimacy with the students; they begin to feel they're just part of a big complex. I don't think you can create too well in a big plant. That's why I always tried to avoid bigness in the studio... Walt Disney

I know different ways of looking at things. I have my stockholders, and I feel a very keen responsibility to the shareholders, but I feel that the main responsibility I have to them is to have the stock appreciate. And you only have it appreciate by reinvesting as much as you can back in the business. And that's what we've done... and that has been my philosophy on running the business. Walt Disney

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. Walt Disney

I take great pride in the artistic development of cartoons. Our characters are made to go through emotions. Walt Disney

Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning, together with every variety of recreation and fun designed to appeal to everyone. Walt Disney

I don't have depressed moods. I'm happy, just very, very happy. Walt Disney

Behind every great amusement park is a great fan site. Walt Disney

No one person can take credit for the success of a motion picture. It's strictly a team effort. From the time the story is written to the time the final release print comes off the printer, hundreds of people are involved - each one doing a job - each job contributing to the final product. Walt Disney

The story man must see clearly in his own mind how every piece of business will be put over. He should feel every expression, every reaction. He get far enough from his story to take a second look at it... to see whether there is any dead phase... to see whether the personalities are going to be interesting and appealing to the audience. He should also try to see that the things that his characters are doing are of an interesting nature. Walt Disney

When we consider a project, we really study it-not just the surface idea, but everything about it. And when we go into that new project, we believe in it all the way. We have confidence in our ability to do it right. And we work hard to do the best possible job. Walt Disney

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