61 Amazing Walt Disney Quotes that will Inspire You (Bonus Content)

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61 Magical Walt Disney Quotes

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Please be our guest, and enjoy these inspiring Walt Disney quotes about family, happiness, success, and determination!  Since I’m a huge Disney fan I have also included a few memorable quotes from his famous Disney movies.

Walt Disney was a dreamer and creator of the most iconic figure that everyone from young to old grew up watching,  Mickey Mouse. He inspired us to dream big and be curious and to have the courage to pursue our dreams.

He was a great innovator of his time, gave us the magic of wonder, and taught us that if we can dream it then we can do it.

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Walt Disney Quotes about Family and Happiness

“That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget.”

“There’s nothing funnier than the human animal.”

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“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.”

“I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether he be six or sixty. Call the child innocence.”

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

“For every laugh, there should be a tear.”

“Most of my life I have done what I wanted to do. I have had fun on the job.”

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“I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.”

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

“Laughter is America’s most important export.”

“A man should never neglect his family for business.”

“Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.”

“I have long felt that the way to keep children out of trouble is to keep them interested in things.”

“Fantasy and reality often overlap”

Walt Disney quotes about dreams

“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.”

“All right. I’m corny. But I think there’s just about a-hundred-and-forty-million people in this country that are just as corny as I am.”

“In bad times and in good, I’ve never lost my sense of zest for life.”

Walt Disney Quotes about Success and Determination

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

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

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

Walt Disney quotes about dreams coming true

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

“Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows.”

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.”

 “The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.”

“Never get bored or cynical. Yesterday is a thing of the past.”

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

Walt Disney Quotes about success

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

“I don’t make pictures just to make money. I make money to make more pictures.”

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

“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.”

“Everyone falls down. Getting back up is how you learn how to walk.”

“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 Quotes about dreamers

“First, think. Second, dream. Third, believe. And finally, dare.”

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”

“The era we are living in today is a dream of coming true.”

“Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.”

“Whatever you do, do it well.”

“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy.”

“People often ask me if I know the secret of success and if I could tell others how to make their dreams come true. My answer is, you do it by working.”

“Worry is a waste of imagination.”

Walt Disney Quotes about success

“I believe in being an innovator.”

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

“Money doesn’t excite me, my ideas excite me.”

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”

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

“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 Quotes about mickey mouse

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”

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

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

” Our heritage and ideals, our code and standard – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved of diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.”

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

Walt Disney quotes about getting things done

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.”

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

“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.”

“I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.”

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“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.”

“Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. But just as a muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it.”

“It’s a mistake not to give people a chance to learn to depend on themselves while they are young.”

“Do a good job. You don’t have to worry about the money; it will take care of itself. Just do your best work — then try to trump it.”

“Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows.”

All-Time Favorite Disney Movie Quotes

“Always let your conscience be your guide.” – Jiminy Cricket (Pinocchio)

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”  – Winnie the Pooh

“Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” – Snow White

“Reach for the sky!” – Woody (Toy Story)

Disney Movie Quotes about Faith

“Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I cannot believe it!” – Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

“Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.” – Grandmother Willow (Pocahontas)

“A great artist can come from anywhere.” – Anton Ego, Ratatouille

“To infinity and beyond!” – Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story

Walt Disney quotes about keep moving forward

“The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.” – Dumbo

“Think happy thoughts.” – Peter Pan

“Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.” – Winnie The Pooh

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“Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own.” – Donald Duck

“To Laugh At Yourself Is To Love Yourself.” – Mickey Mouse

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” —Winnie the Pooh

“See ya real soon!” – Mickey Mouse

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I hope you enjoyed reading all these incredible insightful Walt Disney quotes, hopefully, it has inspired you to move past the bad times, look forward to the good times and live your life full of zest. You can download a free pdf of this guide in our free resource library.

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