89 Walt Disney Inspirational Quotes On Love, Life, Success

These Walt Disney inspirational quotes will motivate you to focus on your goals, not on excuses.

Walter Elias Disney was born on December 5, 1901, was an American entrepreneur, animator, writer, voice actor, and film producer. He was the pioneer of the American animation industry. Disney holds the record for having the highest number of Academy Awards earned by an individual. He won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations.

Walt Disney Inspirational quotes on success

Born in Chicago, he developed a passion for drawing at a very young age. He took art classes when he was young and at the age of 18 did a job as a commercial illustrator. He moved to California to set up the Disney Brothers Studio with his brother Roy. In 1928, he developed the character of Mickey Mouse with his friend Ub Iwerks which became a success. He also provided the voice to Mickey Mouse in his early years.

As his business started to grow, he started experimenting with other things and you can see the results in the movies such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), PinocchioFantasia (both 1940), Dumbo (1941), and Bambi (1942).

After two decades of immense success, he expanded his business into the amusement park industry in the 1950s and opened Disneyland in Anaheim, California in 1955. Disney believed that in every grown-up person lives a child who wants to dream freely and let go once in a while. His beliefs proved rights and continue to do so as we see the success of Snow White to Winnie the Pooh to The Lion King to Frozen and the journey continues.

Disney died due to a circulatory collapse caused by lung cancer on December 15, 1966, but his legacy continued to influence millions of children across the world.

Here we are sharing a collection of Walt Disney inspirational quotes on love, life, success, dreams, and family for you to learn to keep moving forward no matter what.

Walt Disney Quotes

“Laughter is America’s most important export.” – Walt Disney

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

“All you’ve got to do is own up to your ignorance honestly, and you’ll find people who are eager to fill your head with information.” – Walt Disney

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

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

“I don’t want the public to see the world they live in while they’re in the Park (Disneyland). I want to feel they’re in another world.” – Walt Disney

“I am in no sense of the word a great artist, not even a great animator; I have always had men working for me whose skills were greater than my own. I am an idea man.” – Walt Disney

“When I was a kid, a book I read advised young artists to be themselves. That decided it for me. I was a corny kind of guy, so I went in for corn.” – Walt Disney

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

“I have never been interested in personal gain or profit. This business and this studio have been my entire life.” – Walt Disney

Walt Disney Inspirational Quotes

“Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature.” – 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.” – 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.” – Walt Disney

“I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.” – Walt Disney

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

“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.” – Walt Disney

“You can’t just let nature run wild.” – Walt Disney

“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.” – Walt Disney

“I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.” – Walt Disney

“Whenever I go on a ride, I’m always thinking of what’s wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.” – Walt Disney

Walt Disney Quotes About Love And Life

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

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

“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 innocent.” – Walt Disney

“I don’t believe in playing down to children, either in life or in motion pictures. I didn’t treat my own youngsters like fragile flowers, and I think no parent should.” – Walt Disney

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

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

“Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done right.” – 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 talking in a general way to the audience. Children are always reaching.” – Walt Disney

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

“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

Walt Disney Quotes About Success

“Disneyland is a show.” – Walt Disney

“I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible because dreams offer too little collateral.” – Walt Disney

“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

“Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life. They’re people who don’t give a hang what the Jones’ do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought – sometimes it isn’t much, either.” – Walt Disney

“You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids have grown up, anyway.” – Walt Disney

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

“We allow no geniuses around our Studio.” – Walt Disney

“Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.” – Walt Disney

“We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.” – Walt Disney

“At first the cartoon medium was just a novelty, but it never really began to hit until we had more than tricks… until we developed personalities. We had to get beyond getting a laugh. They may roll in the aisles, but that doesn’t mean you have a great picture. You have pathos in the thing.” – Walt Disney

Walt Disney Quotes About Dreams

“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.” – Walt Disney

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

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

“I take great pride in the artistic development of cartoons. Our characters are made to go through emotions.” – Walt Disney

“I wanted to retain my individuality. I was afraid of being hampered by studio policies. I knew if someone else got control, I would be restrained.” – Walt Disney

“My greatest reward is that I have been able to build this wonderful organization.” – Walt Disney

“Fantasy and reality often overlap.” – Walt Disney

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

“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” – Walt Disney

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

Walt Disney Quotes About Family

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

“I believe in being a motivator.” – Walt Disney

“I am interested in entertaining people, in bringing pleasure, particularly laughter, to others, rather than being concerned with ‘expressing’ myself with obscure creative impressions.” – Walt Disney

“I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.” – Walt Disney

“I am corny, you know? But I think there are just about 140 million people in this country who are just as corny as I am.” – Walt Disney

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

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

“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.” – 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

Walt Disney Quotes Keep Moving Forward

“In our animation, we must show only the actions and reactions of a character, but we must picture also with the action. . . the feeling of those characters.” – Walt Disney

“I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters – to make them personalities.” – Walt Disney

“I think a good study of music would be indispensable to the animators — a realization on their part of how primitive music is, how natural it is for people to want to go to music — a study of rhythm, the dance — the various rhythms enter into our lives every day.” – 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 love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.” – 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.” – Walt Disney

“When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it’s because he’s so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.” – 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 business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at their lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.” – 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

“In our animation, we must show only the actions and reactions of a character, but we must picture also with the action. . . the feeling of those characters.” – Walt Disney

Walt Disney Quotes About Imagination

“I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters – to make them personalities.” – Walt Disney

“I think a good study of music would be indispensable to the animators — a realization on their part of how primitive music is, how natural it is for people to want to go to music — a study of rhythm, the dance — the various rhythms enter into our lives every day.” – Walt Disney

“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.” – Walt Disney

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

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

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

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

“Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised. Usually, it implies some risk — especially in new undertakings. Courage to initiate something and to keep it going, pioneering and adventurous spirit to blaze new ways, often, in our land of opportunity.” – Walt Disney

“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.” – Walt Disney

“You reach a point where you don’t work for money.” – Walt Disney

Walt Disney Quotes About Magic

“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

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. And one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage.” – Walt Disney

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

“The worst of us is not without innocence, although buried deeply it might be.” – 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

“Leadership means that a group, large or small, is willing to entrust authority to a person who has shown judgment, wisdom, personal appeal, and proven competence.” – Walt Disney

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

“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.” – Walt Disney

Did you get inspired by these Walt Disney inspirational quotes?

We all know that it is difficult to imagine our childhood without the cartoons and the magic created by Disney. But it is impossible to imagine that it is all started with just an idea of a single man who believed in his dreams and does not care about the failures.

Many people do not know that Disney risked it all for his dream when he was creating Snow White. Borrowing approx $1.5 million in the time of the Great Depression was a gamble but he did not care. Even his wife thought that it was madness to think that the adults will like to see a full-length cartoon musical based on a fairy tale.

But Disney never focuses on all this but on his dreams and the rest of history. We hope these Walt Disney quotes on love, life, success, and dreams will inspire you to follow and work hard for whatever you want in life.

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