Walt Disney Quotes

On this page you can find the TOP of Walt Disney's best quotes! We hope you will find some sayings from Animator Walt Disney's in our collection, which will inspire you to new achievements! There are currently 395 quotes on this page collected since December 5, 1901! Share our collection of quotes with your friends on social media so that they can find something to inspire them!
  • There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...

    "Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Time". Book by Laurence J. Peter, 1977.
  • I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty.

    "A Walt Disney World Resort Outing : The Only Vacation Planning Guide Exclusively for Gay and Lesbian Travelers". Book by Dann Hazel and Josh Fippen, 2002.
  • Dream, diversify-and never miss an angle.

    "Walt's Profit Formula: Dream, Diversity, and Never Miss an Angle". Wall Street Journal, February 4, 1958.
  • I first saw the site for Disneyland back in 1953, In those days it was all flat land - no rivers, no mountains, no castles or rocket ships - just orange groves, and a few acres of walnut trees.

    Life   Land   Rivers  
  • 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.

    "Seven Minutes : The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon". Book by Norman M. Klein, 1998.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    "The Quotable Walt Disney". Book by Disney Book Group, 2001.
  • Growing up isn't simply getting old... Growing up is when you don't believe anymore.

  • 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.

  • Life is beautiful. It's about giving. It's about family.

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  • Main Street, U.S.A. is America at the turn of the century--the crossroads of an era. The gas lamps and the electric lamp--the horse-drawn car and auto car. Main Street is everyone's hometown- the heart line of America.

  • A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as plain as the nose on your face.

    "Fictional character: The Blue Fairy". "Pinocchio", www.imdb.com. 1940.
  • 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.

  • Always, as you travel, assimilate the sounds and sights of the world.

  • Until a character becomes a personality it cannot be believed.

    "Seven Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon". Book by Norman M. Klein, 1993.
  • Fantasy, if it's really convincing, can't become dated, for the simple reason that it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of time.

    "The Rides of Passage". "Via" Magazine, July 2005.
  • Faith I have, in myself, in humanity, in the worthwhileness of the pursuits in entertainment for the masses. But wide awake, not blind faith, moves me. My operations are based on experience, thoughtful observation and warm fellowship with my neighbors at home and around the world.

    "The Gospel According to Disney : Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust". Book by Mark I. Pinsky, 2004.
  • Happiness is a state of mind. You can be happy or you can be unhappy.

    Walt Disney, Kathy Merlock Jackson (2006). “Walt Disney: Conversations”, p.102, Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • You can't just let nature run wild.

  • Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children.

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

    "Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service". Book by Theodore B. Kinni, 2001.
  • Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done right.

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

  • We allow no geniuses around our Studio.

    "Animated Architecture". Book by Derek Walker, 1982.
  • Fancy being remembered around the world for the invention of a mouse!

    c.1966 Comment to his wife during his last illness. Quoted in Leonard Mosley Disney's World (1985).
  • In learning the art of storytelling by animation, I have discovered that language has an anatomy.

  • 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.

  • Mickey's a nice fellow who never does anyone any harm, who gets into scrapes through no fault of his own but always manages to come up grinning.

  • Do what you do so well that those who see you do what you do are going to come back to see you do it again and tell others that they should see you do what you do.

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  • We hope you have found the saying you were looking for in our collection! At the moment, we have collected 395 quotes from the Animator Walt Disney, starting from December 5, 1901! We periodically replenish our collection so that visitors of our website can always find inspirational quotes by authors from all over the world! Come back to us again!