Walt Disney Quotes

“You love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream.” — Princess Aurora (“Once Upon a Dream”)


“Yes, you’ll be in my heart. From this day on, now and forever more.”


“Can you feel the love tonight? You needn’t look too far. Stealing through the night’s uncertainties, love is where they are.” — Simba, Tymon, Puma, Nalo (“Can You Feel The Love Tonight”)


“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.”


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


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


“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.”


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


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


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


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

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


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


“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.”


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


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