Walt Disney Quotes & Wallpapers

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Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children. Walt Disney

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

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

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

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

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

Laughter is America's most important export. Walt Disney

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

In learning the art of storytelling by animation, I have discovered that language has an anatomy. Walt Disney

Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends. Walt Disney

Money doesn't excite me - my ideas excite me. Walt Disney

The important thing is the family. If you can keep the family together - and that's the backbone of our whole business, catering to families - that's what we hope to do. Walt Disney

I believe in being a modivator. Walt Disney

When we opened Disneyland, a lot of people got the impressions that it was a get-rich-quick thing, but they didn't realize that behind Disneyland was this great organization that I built here at the Studio, and they all got into it and we were doing it because we loved to do it. Walt Disney

I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible because dreams offer too little collateral. Walt Disney

To the youngsters of today, I say "Believe in the future, the world is getting better; there still is plenty of opportunity." Why, would you believe it, when I was a kid I thought it was already too late for me to make good at anything. Walt Disney

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. Walt Disney

I have watched constantly that in our work the highest moral and spiritual standards are upheld, whether my productions deal with fable or with stories of living action. Walt Disney

I wanted to retain my individuality. I was afraid of being hampered by studio policies. I knew if someone else got control, I would be restrained. Walt Disney

Why be a governor or senator when you can be king of Disneyland? Walt Disney

First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream.And finally, dream. Walt Disney

Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America. Walt Disney

Mickey was simply a little personality assigned to the purposes of laughter. Walt Disney

Many of the things that seem impossible now will become realities tomorrow. Walt Disney

At first the cartoon medium was just a novelty, but it never really began to hit until we had more than tricks... until we developed personalities. We had to get beyond getting a laugh. They may roll in the aisles, but that doesn't mean you have a great picture. You have pathos in the thing. Walt Disney

I think a good study of music would be indispensable to the animators - a realization on their part of how primitive music is, how natural it is for people to want to go to music - a study of rhythm, the dance - the various rhythms enter into our lives every day. Walt Disney

The ideal set-up would be the story man, the director, and the layout man, as well as musician, operating as a sort of story unit. They all should be keenly interested in the picture. No one in person should donate to an extent where he would keep the others from entering into the production and freely expressing themselves. Walt Disney

We seem to know when to 'tap the heart.' Others have hit the intellect. We can hit them in all emotional way. Those who appeal to the intellect only appeal to a very limited group. The real thing behind this is: we are in the motion picture business, only we are drawing them instead of photographing them. 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

In most instances, the driving force behind the action is the mood, the personality, the attitude of the character - or all three. Therefore, the mind is the pilot. We think of things before the body does them. Walt Disney

I'm doing this because I want to do it better. Walt Disney

The wonders of nature are endless... Walt Disney

Togetherness, for me, means teamwork. In my business of motion pictures and television entertainment, many minds and skillful hands must collaborate...T he work seeks to comprehend the spiritual and material needs and yearnings of gregarious humanity. It makes us reflect how completely dependent we are upon one another in our social and commercial life. Walt Disney

It is good to have a failure while you're young because it teaches you so much. For one thing it makes you aware that such a thing can happen to anybody, and once you've lived through the worst, you're never quite as vulnerable afterward. Walt Disney

Moving pictures can be and will be new and fresh and exciting as long as there are ideas and talent in the world. Walt Disney

Once a man has tasted freedom, he will never be content to be a slave. Walt Disney

Fear too often spells failure. 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 couldn't walk out and get a job doing something. Walt Disney

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

Good bye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end, but in my heart is the memory and there you will always be. Walt Disney

To some people, I am kind of a Merlin who takes lots of crazy chances, but rarely makes mistakes. I've made some bad ones, but fortunately, the successes have come along fast enough to cover up the mistakes. When you go to bat as many times as I do, and continually improve upon your mistakes, you're bound to get a good average. Walt Disney

But they say if you dream a thing more than once, it's sure to come true. Walt Disney

The difference in winning & losing is most often, not quitting. Walt Disney

For every laugh, there should be a tear. Walt Disney

Around here, however, we do' look backwards for very long Walt Disney

The sky has never been the limit. We are our own limits. It's then about breaking our personal limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our best lives. All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. Walt Disney

To the youngsters of today, I say believe in the future, the world is getting better; there still is plenty of opportunity. Why, would you believe it, when I was a kid I thought it was already too late for me to make good at anything. Walt Disney

No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true. 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

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

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

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

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

The life and ventures of Mickey Mouse have been closely bound up with my own personal and professional life. Walt Disney

Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. Walt Disney

Believe in your dreams, no matter how impossible they seem. Walt Disney

Whatever 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

The American child is a highly intelligent human being; characteristically sensitive, humorous, open-minded, eager to learn, has a strong sense of excitement, energy, and healthy curiosity about the world in which he lives. Lucky indeed is the grown-up who manages to carry these same characteristics into adult life. It usually makes for a happy and successful individual. Walt Disney

It's a mistake not to give people a chance to learn to depend on themselves while they are young. Walt Disney

I am in no sense of the word a great artist, not even a great animator; I have always had men working for me whose skills were greater than my own. I am an idea man. Walt Disney

A good ending is vital to a picture, the single most important element, because it is what the audience takes with them out of the theater. Walt Disney

If I can't find a theme, I can't make a film anyone else will feel. I can't laugh at intellectual humor. I'm just corny enough to like to have a story hit me over the heart... Walt Disney

Childishness? I think it's the equivalent of never losing your sense of humor. I mean, there's a certain something that you retain. It's the equivalent of not getting so stuffy that you can't laugh at others. Walt Disney

Anything that has the Disney name to it is something we feel responsible for. Walt Disney

Until a character becomes a personality it cannot be believed. Without personality, the character may do funny or interesting things, but unless people are able to identify themselves with the character, its actions will seem unreal. And without personality, a story cannot ring true to the audience. Walt Disney

I think what I want Disneyland to be most of all is a happy place - a place where adults and children can experience together some of the wonders of life, of adventure, and feel better because of it. Walt Disney

Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long Walt Disney

Never put business before family, Walt Disney

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