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  I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

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

  If you can dream it, you can do it.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Nothing is impossible.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.  
 -  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 the adversity I have 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
  

  You'll be a poorer person all your life if you dont know some of the great stories and great poems.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  It is kind of fun to do the impossible.  
 -  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
  

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

  Whether you say you cant or you can, you're right.  
 -  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.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

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

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

  When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I do not like to repeat successes. I like to go on to other things.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it is done right.  
 -  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
  

  If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.  
 -  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
  

  Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  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. Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Get a good idea, and stay with it. Dog it and work at it until it is done, and done right.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it is because he is so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I have long felt that the way to keep children out of trouble is to keep them interested in things. Lecturing to children is no answer to delinquency. Preaching won't keep youngsters out of trouble, but keeping their minds occupied will.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Tomorrow will be better as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Around here, however, we dont 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
  

  Laughter is America's most important export.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I believe in being an innovator.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort.  
 -  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 dont give a hang what the Joneses 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
  

  I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.  
 -  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
  

  Disneyland is the star, everything else is in the supporting role.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, because dreams offer too little collateral.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  When we consider a project, we really study it - not just the surface idea, but everything about it. And when we go into that new project, we believe in it all the way. We have confidence in our ability to do it right. And we work hard to do the best possible job.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  It is a mistake not to give people a chance to learn to depend on themselves while they are young.  
 -  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
  

  A man should never neglect his family for business.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  You reach a point where you dont work for money.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I believe firmly in the efficacy of religion, in its powerful influence on a person's whole life. It helps immeasurably to meet the storms and stress of life and keep you attuned to the Divine inspiration. Without inspiration, we would perish.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Once a man has tasted freedom, he will never be content to be a slave.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I dont want the public to see the world they live in while they're in the Park. I want them to feel they're in another world.  
 -  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 love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  We're not trying to entertain the critics. I will take my chances with the public.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  She believed in dreams all right, but she also believe in doing something about them... When her prince charming didn't came along, she went over to the palace and got him.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Everyone needs deadlines.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Why worry? If you've done the very best you an, worrying won't make it any better.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Of all the things I have done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them towards a certain goal.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

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

  Heigh ho, heigh ho! It is off to work we go.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I started, actually, to make my first animated cartoon in 1920. Of course, they were very crude things then and I used sort of little puppet things.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  People look at you and me to see what they are supposed to be. And, if we dont disappoint them, maybe, just maybe, they won't disappoint us.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I never called my work an 'art' It is part of show business, the business of building entertainment.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  To believe in men is the first step toward helping them  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Dreams, ideas, and plans not only are an escape, they give me purpose, a reason to hang on.  
 -  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.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I have long felt that the way to keep children out of trouble is to keep them interested in things. Lecturing to children is no answer to delinquency. Preaching won't keep youngsters out of trouble, but keeping their minds occupied will.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  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. Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children.  
 -  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
  

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

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

  A man should never neglect his family for business.  
 -  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
  

  Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort.  
 -  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
  

  The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Tomorrow will be better as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Laughter is America's most important export.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.  
 -  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
  

  If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

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

  Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.  
 -  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
  

  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 people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  We keep on moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.  
 -  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 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
  

  Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implictly and unquestionably.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  To believe in men is the first step toward helping them  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  It's no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the field of entertainment.  
 -  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
  

  I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.  
 -  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
  

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

  I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.  
 -  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 lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  A man should never neglect his family for business.  
 -  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

  Disneyland is the star, everything else is in the supporting role.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.  
 -  Walt Disney