65 Walt Disney Quotes (Magical Life)

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All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney Quotes
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. Walt Disney
Why worry  If you've done the very best you can, then worrying won't make it any better
Why worry?  If you’ve done the very best you can, then worrying won’t make it any better.  Walt Disney Quotes
What seems real to the mind can be as important as any material fact. We live by the spirit and the imagination as well as by our senses
What seems real to the mind can be as important as any material fact. We live by the spirit and the imagination as well as by our senses. Walt Disney
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney
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
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.  Walt Disney
We allow no geniuses around our Studio
We allow no geniuses around our Studio. Walt Disney
Our 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
Our 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. Walt Disney
Our greatest natural resouce is the minds of our children
Our greatest natural resouce is the minds of our children.  Walt Disney
I dream.  I test my dreams against my beliefs.  I dare to take risks.  And, I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.
I dream.  I test my dreams against my beliefs.  I dare to take risks.  And, I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.  Walt Disney
The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting
The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.  Walt Disney
I like the impossible because there’s less competition Walt Disney Quotes
I like the impossible because there’s less competition. Walt Disney
First, think.  Second, believe.  Third, dream.  And finally, dare
First, think.  Second, believe.  Third, dream.  And finally, dare.  Walt Disney

Life Quotes from Walt Disney

A person should never neglect their family for business
A person should never neglect their family for business. Walt Disney
That's the real trouble with the world.  Too many people grow up Walt Disney Quotes
That’s the real trouble with the world.  Too many people grow up.  Walt Disney Quotes
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... 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
All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… 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
Never get bored or cynical.  Yesterday is a thing of the past. Walt Disney Quotes
Never get bored or cynical.  Yesterday is a thing of the past.  Walt Disney
Everyone falls down.  Getting back up is how you learn to walk Walt Disney Quotes
Everyone falls down.  Getting back up is how you learn to walk.  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 Walt Disney Quotes
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.  Walt Disney
It's a mistake not to give kids a chance to learn to depend on themselves while they are young Walt Disney Quotes
It’s a mistake not to give kids a chance to learn to depend on themselves while they are young.  Walt Disney
Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things
Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things.  Walt Disney
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do
When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.  Walt Disney
In this volatile business of ours, we can ill afford to rest on our laurels, even to pause in retrospect. Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future Walt Disney Quotes
In this volatile business of ours, we can ill afford to rest on our laurels, even to pause in retrospect. Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future. Walt Disney
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it Walt Disney Quotes
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it. 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 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
Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort. The organization must be with you or you don’t get it done… In my organization there is respect for every individual, and we all have a keen respect for the public Walt Disney Quotes
Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort. The organization must be with you or you don’t get it done… In my organization there is respect for every individual, and we all have a keen respect for the public. Walt Disney
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole things was started by a mouse
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole things was started by a mouse. Walt Disney
The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem, and whose respect we need
The greatest moments in life are not concerned with selfish achievements but rather with the things we do for the people we love and esteem, and whose respect we need. Walt Disney

Walt Disney on Success and Inspiration

When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably Walt Disney Quotes
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably. Walt Disney
Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever
Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.  Walt Disney
Don't let your fears take the place of your dreams Walt Disney Quotes
Don’t let your fears take the place of your dreams.  Walt Disney
Ideas come from curiosity Walt Disney Quotes
Ideas come from curiosity.  Walt Disney
Everyone needs deadlines. Even the beavers. They loaf around all summer, but when faced with the winter deadline, they work like fury. If we didn't have deadlines, we'd stagnate. Walt Disney Quotes
Everyone needs deadlines.  Even the beavers.  They loaf around all summer, but when faced with the winter deadline, they work like fury.  If we didn’t have deadlines, we’d stagnate.  Walt Disney
I resent the limitations of my own imagination.Walt Disney Quotes
I resent the limitations of my own imagination.  Walt Disney Quotes
We share, to a large extent, one another's fate.  We help create those circumstances which favor or challenge us in meeting our objectives and realizing our dreams.
We share, to a large extent, one another’s fate.  We help create those circumstances which favor or challenge us in meeting our objectives and realizing our dreams.  Walt Disney
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.Walt Disney Quotes
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney
Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.
Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future. Walt Disney
Get a good idea, and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done, and done right
Get a good idea, and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done, and done right.  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.
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
Laughter is America's most important export. Walt Disney Quotes
Laughter is America’s most important export.  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 the business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at the lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. Walt Disney Quotes
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 the business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at the lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. Walt Disney
Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.
Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal. Walt Disney
I believe in being an innovator. Walt Disney Quotes
I believe in being an innovator. Walt Disney
In bad times and in good, I've never lost my send of zest for life.  Walt Disney Quotes
In bad times and in good, I’ve never lost my send of zest for life.  Walt Disney
There are fashions in reading, even in thinking. You don’t have to follow them unless you want to. On the other hand, watch out. Don’t stick too closely to your favorite subject. That would keep you from adventuring into other fields. It’s silly to build a wall around your interests. Walt Disney Quotes
There are fashions in reading, even in thinking. You don’t have to follow them unless you want to. On the other hand, watch out. Don’t stick too closely to your favorite subject. That would keep you from adventuring into other fields. It’s silly to build a wall around your interests. Walt Disney

Biography 

Born Walter Elias “Walt” Disney, (on 5 December 1901, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., and died of lung cancer on December 15, 1966, Los Angeles, California), and was an innovative American visionary, cartoonist, entrepreneur, American motion-picture and television producer, and showman, famous as a pioneer of animated cartoon films, the creator of cartoon characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.

“Walt Disney is a legend, a folk hero of the 20th century. His worldwide popularity was based upon the ideas which his name represents: imagination, optimism, and self-made success in the American tradition. Walt Disney did more to touch the hearts, minds, and emotions of millions of Americans than any other man in the past century. Through his work, he brought joy, happiness, and a universal means of communication to the people of every nation. Certainly, our world shall know but one Walt Disney.” (source)

He developed his develop his curiosity for arts in 1906 when Disney was four, the family moved to a farm, in Missouri. There Disney developed his interest in drawing when he was paid to draw the horse of a retired neighborhood doctor. his father, Elias, was a subscriber to the Appeal to Reason newspaper, and he practiced drawing by copying the front-page cartoons with watercolors and crayons.

In 1918,  Walt joined the Red Cross and went overseas, he spent a year driving an ambulance and driving Red Cross officials. His ambulance was covered with his drawings and cartoons.

After the war, he returned to Kansas City, when he started his career as an advertising cartoonist. In 1920, he created and marketed his first original animated cartoons, and later perfected a new method for combining live-action and animation.

Fall of 1923, at 21 years old he left Kansas City for Hollywood with a couple of drawing materials, and $40 in his pocket to meet his brother Roy in California.

On October 16, 1923,  Walt Disney and his brother Roy found the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio in Hollywood, California. Which became one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world.

Walt met his future wife Lillian in 1923 while working as a secretary at Walt Disney Animation Studios. They Married July 13, 1925. They had two daughters, Diane Marie Disney and Sharon Mae Disney.

Walt revealed to his wife a new character called  “Mortimer Mouse”. It was Lillian’s idea to rename the character “Mickey Mouse“.

He also envisioned, planned, and created the amusement parks,  Disneyland in Southern California in the early 1950s, and Disney World in Orlando, Florida in 1971, that was in the middle of being constructed during the time of his death and opened to the public in 1971.

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