Quotes by Walt Disney

A man should never neglect his family for business.
– Walt Disney
Adults are interested if you don't play down to the little 2 or 3 year olds or talk down. I don't believe in talking down to children. I don't believe in talking down to any certain segment. I like to kind of just talk in a general way to the audience. Children are always reaching.
– Walt Disney
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
– Walt Disney
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
– Walt Disney
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
Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.
– 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
Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.
– Walt Disney
Born of necessity, the little fellow [Mickey Mouse] literally freed us of immediate worry. He provided the means for expanding our organization to its present dimensions and for extending the medium cartoon animation towards new entertainment levels. He spelled production liberation for us.
– Walt Disney
Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children.
– Walt Disney
Disneyland is a show.
– Walt Disney
Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
– Walt Disney
Disneyland is the star, everything else is in the supporting role.
– Walt Disney
Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.
– Walt Disney
Give the public everything you can give them, keep the place as clean as you can keep it, keep it friendly.
– Walt Disney
Here in Florida, we have something special we never enjoyed at Disneyland...the blessing of size. There's enough land here to hold all the ideas and plans we can possibly imagine.
– 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
I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.
– Walt Disney
I believe in being an innovator.
– Walt Disney
I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
– Walt Disney