Walt Disney, fully Walter Elias "Walt" Disney

Walt
Disney, fully Walter Elias "Walt" Disney
1901
1966

American Entertainment Businessman, Founder of Disneyland/Disney World, Animator, Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, International Icon

Author Quotes

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.

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 never intended to make art.

If you're going through hell, keep going.

I've always been bored with just making money. I've wanted to do things; I wanted to build things, to get something going...

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.

She [Cinderella] believed in dreams, all right, but she also believed in doing something about them. When Prince Charming didn't come along, she went over to the palace and got him.

The opportunities are still there.

To some people, I am a kind of Merlin who takes lots of crazy chances, but rarely makes mistakes.

We like to have a point of view in our stories, not an obvious moral, but a worthwhile theme. ... All we are trying to do is give the public good entertainment. That is all they want.

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. And one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage.

Disneyland is a show.

Every person has his own ideas of the act of praying for God's guidance, tolerance, and mercy to fulfill his duties and responsibilities. My own concept of prayer is not as a plea for special favors nor as a quick palliation for wrongs knowingly committed. A prayer, it seems to me, implies a promise as well as a request; at the highest level, prayer not only is a supplication for strength and guidance, but also becomes an affirmation of life and thus a reverent praise of God.

I am interested in entertaining people, in bringing pleasure, particularly laughter, to others, rather than being concerned with 'expressing' myself with obscure creative impressions.

I first saw the site for Disneyland back in 1953. In those days it was all flat land - no rivers, no mountains, no castles or rocketships - just orange groves, and a few acres of walnut trees.

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

I'm doing this because I want to do it better.

Laughter is America’s most important export.

Once a man has tasted freedom he will never be content to be a slave. That is why I believe that this frightfulness we see everywhere today is only temporary. Tomorrow will be better for as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life. All men will want to be free and share our way of life. There must be so much that I should have said, but haven't. What I will say now is just what most of us are probably thinking every day. I thank God and America for the right to live and raise my family under the flag of tolerance, democracy and freedom.

Sheer animated fantasy is still my first and deepest production impulse. The fable is the best storytelling device ever conceived, and the screen is it's best medium.

The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C's. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy; and the greatest of these is Confidence.

To the youngsters of today, I say Believe in the future, the world is getting better; there still is plenty of opportunity. Why, would you believe it, when I was a kid I thought it was already too late for me to make good at anything.

We would hire anyone who has great talent... We're not just looking at high school graduates.

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

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

Author Picture
First Name
Walt
Last Name
Disney, fully Walter Elias "Walt" Disney
Birth Date
1901
Death Date
1966
Bio

American Entertainment Businessman, Founder of Disneyland/Disney World, Animator, Film Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Voice Actor, International Icon