Walt Disney Quotes

1901 - 1996
Walt Disney

Walt was a great American cartoonist, the creator of Mickey Mouse. A film producer and the man who started the Walt Disney theme parks. He had many challenges over the years before reaching success. But he never gave up, he had an idea, a dream. He believed in it when many others did not. He persevered and today we see the results of his dream. Walt Disneys efforts have brought many a smile to people's faces!

"Laughter is America's most important export."
Walt Disney
Laughter Quotes   |  


In Disneyland, clocks and watches will lose all meaning, for there is no present. There is only yesterday, tomorrow, and the timeless land of fantasy.
Walt Disney
Time   |  


Part of the Disney success is our ability to create a believable world of dreams that appeals to all age groups. The kind of entertainment we create is meant to appeal to every member of the family.
Walt Disney
Success   |  


In bad times and in good I've never lost my sense of zest for life."
Walt Disney
Quotes about Life   |  


Well it took many years. I started with many ideas, threw them away, started all over again. And eventually it evolved into what you see today at Disneyland.
Walt Disney
Persistence   |  


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
Diversity   |  


Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America...with hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world
Walt Disney
Inspirational Quotes  |


Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious . . . and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney
Motivation   |  


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


When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
Walt Disney
Imagination   |  


Get a good idea and stay with it. Do it, and work at it until it's done right.
Walt Disney
Focus   |  


A man should never neglect his family for business.

Walt Disney

Family   |  


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
Funny Quotes   |  


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
Optimistic   |  


The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Walt Disney
Take Action Don't Procrastinate   |  


All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney
Dreams   |  


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
Funny Quotes about Life   |  


It's fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney
Positive Attitude   |  


You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.
Walt Disney
Dreams To Reality   |


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


If you can dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney
Words of Encouragement   |  


Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They don't remember what it's like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won't do that.
Walt Disney
Age   |  

Quotes about Walt Disney

And he (Walt Disney) was resourceful and optimistic enough to persevere in the face of loss and failure - indeed, early on, he suffered a series of bad breaks that seems a reverse mirror image of the dazzling successes that followed.
Timothy S. Susanin, Walt before Mickey: Disney's Early Years, 1919-1928
Failure   |  

Like so many of the great moguls, Disney was a very complex man, imbued with an iron-like drive to succeed. A man of persistence and perseverance, he would push, prod and press those around him as he would himself.
Daniel Alef, Walt Disney: The Man Behind the Mouse
Perseverance   |  

Disney is one of five children in his family; three out of the five ran away from home due to Disney's strict and tyrant father, Elias Disney, and only Walt and his brother Roy Disney stayed to go through the lifestyle their father planned to raise them in.
Daniel Alef, Walt Disney: The Man Behind the Mouse
Father   |  

It was his (Walt Disney) imagination, his vision, his courage, his thinking, his values, his will to achieve specific ends, that focused and guided the thinking and work of those he employed to help him create a successful business.
Barry Linetsky, The Business of Walt Disney and the Nine Principles of His Success
Courage   |  

Following the vision of a better world he (Walt Disney) developed in his early years, he managed to create new reality meant to help people escape from the worries of everyday life. The steps he made and the actions he took transformed the world of animation and entertainment forever.
Michael Winicott, Walt Disney: Creativity Lessons: The great teachings of a huge innovator
Worry   |  

He (Walt Disney) is a man who had a lot to give, a man who wanted to share his dream with the world, and a man achieved what he set out to achieve, proving that if you work at something hard enough, you will succeed at it.
Brian Morris, Disney: Where Dreams Come True
Determination   |  

With everything from amusement parks to timeless children's classics with his name on them, there are few in the world who do not know of Walt Disney and his successes.
AA Christiansen, Walt Disney: The Man Behind The Magic
Success Are You Determined   |  

But like any true innovator, Disney was never satisfied to repeat his past successes.
Alexander Kennedy, Walt Disney: Making Magic
Potential   |  

But Walt Disney's influence cannot be measured by numbers or encomia. It can only be measured by how thoroughly he reshaped the culture and the American consciousness.
Neal Gabler, Walt Disney
Influence   |  


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