Walt Disney Quotes

Quotes tagged as "walt-disney" (showing 1-30 of 37)
Walt Disney Company
“Here is the world of imagination, hopes, and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment, the age of chivalry, magic and make-believe are reborn - and fairy tales come true. Fantasyland is dedicated to the young-in-heart, to those who that when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.”
Walt Disney Company

Walt Disney Company
“Girls bored me - they still do. I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known”
Walt Disney Company

“Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it, they will want to come back and see you do it again, and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.”
Walter E. Disney

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

Neal Gabler
“He had passed beyond the afflictions of this world. Walt Disney had at last attained perfection.”
Neal Gabler, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination

Eric Schlosser
“The life's work of Walt Disney and Ray Kroc had come full-circle, uniting in perfect synergy. McDonald's began to sell its hamburgers and french fries at Disney's theme parks. The ethos of McDonaldland and of Disneyland, never far apart, have finally become one. Now you can buy a Happy Meal at the Happiest Place on Earth.”
Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Walt Disney Company
“Some dream it, some do it, some do both.”
Walt Disney Company

Leslie Le Mon
“Walt also had a humorous sign posted outside the mansion, recruiting ghosts who wanted to enjoy 'active retirement' in the "country club atmosphere' of this 'fashionable address'. Interested ghosts were to write to the 'Ghost Relations Dept. Disneyland,' and were told,'Do not apply in person.”
Leslie Le Mon, The Disneyland Book of Secrets 2014 - Dca: One Local's Unauthorized, Rapturous and Indispensable Guide to the Happiest Place on Earth

“Mickey represented an honest product, a pure spirit and a cheerful heart, a sort of staggeringly simple pleasure in the exercise of the imagination.”
Eve Zibart, The Unofficial Disney Companion

“Laughter is America's most important export.”
Wal Disney

“The Missouri of his childhood was theoretically the inspiration for Main Street, U.S.A., though only in its halcyon summer vacation months and stripped of any dismal memories: no blizzards, no doctor's office, and no school-house. Almost no one has a dismal experience in Walt Disney's America, as a matter of fact, at least not that Walt noticed.”
Eve Zibart, The Unofficial Disney Companion

Leslie Le Mon
“Walt famously said that it-- "it" being being the Disney empire--all started with a mouse, but the mouse was created because the rabbit was purloined.”
Leslie Le Mon, The Disneyland Book of Secrets 2014 - Dca: One Local's Unauthorized, Rapturous and Indispensable Guide to the Happiest Place on Earth

Chris Bohjalian
“In America, Walt Disney opened an amusement park.
And in Florence, someone was savaging the remnants of a Tuscan nobleman’s family.”
Chris Bohjalian, The Light in the Ruins

Walt Disney Company
“You can be happy or you can be unhappy. It's just
according to the way you look at things.”
Walt Disney Company

Leslie Le Mon
“To paraphrase the famous Walt saying, Cast Members are there to work so Guests can play.”
Leslie Le Mon, The Disneyland Book of Secrets 2014 - Disneyland: One Local's Unauthorized, Rapturous and Indispensable Guide to the Happiest Place on Earth

Leslie Le Mon
“Fantasyland was designed as a home for some of the classic characters [from those films], and as a symbol of the magic, hope and beauty of the human imagination.”
Leslie Le Mon, The Disneyland Book of Secrets 2014 - Disneyland: One Local's Unauthorized, Rapturous and Indispensable Guide to the Happiest Place on Earth

Nancy Temple Rodrigue
“It All Started with a Moose”
Nancy Temple Rodrigue, HIDDEN MICKEY: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales!

Tanner Colby
“In the twenty-first century, the visions of J.C. Nichols and Walt Disney have come full circle and joined. “Neighborhoods” are increasingly “developments,” corporate theme parks. But corporations aren’t interested in the messy ebb and flow of humanity. They want stability and predictable rates of return. And although racial discrimination is no longer a stated policy for real estate brokers and developers, racial and social homogeneity are still firmly embedded in America’s collective idea of stability; that’s what our new landlords are thinking even if they are not saying it. (138)”
Tanner Colby, Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America

“Walt Disney wasn't afraid of risk and failure. 'You do big things, you make big mistakes.' he says in Van Frances's Window on Main Street.”
Chris Strodder, The Disneyland Book of Lists

“Walt reorganized the fickleness of audiences and the challenge of always providing something new. For me, this great entrepreneurial adventure was an exposure to 'yes if' consulting as a more useful format than 'no because'...'Yes if' was the language of an enabler, pointing to what needed to be done to make the possible plausible. Walt liked this language. 'No because' is the language of a deal killer. 'Yes if' is the approach of a deal maker. Creative people thrive on 'yes if'.”
Harrison Price, Walt's Revolution!: By the Numbers

“As the character of Uncle Remus says in the movie: 'You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far.”
Jim Korkis, Who's Afraid of the Song of the South? and Other Forbidden Disney Stories

Leslie Le Mon
“It was creative, not financial success that thrilled Walt.”
Leslie Le Mon, The Disneyland Book of Secrets 2014 - Dca: One Local's Unauthorized, Rapturous and Indispensable Guide to the Happiest Place on Earth

“When Walt became all wrapped up in the theme parks and live-action films, we tried to get him interested in animation again," recalls Frank Thomas, one of the Studio's "Nine Old Men."

"Walt said, 'If I ever do go back, there are only two subjects I would want to do. One of them is Beauty and the Beast.' For the life of me, I can't remember what the other one was.”
Charles Solomon, Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast

“That's the way to tour Disneyland, with a complete suspension of disbelief, with a drunken sense of joy and eyes wide with wonder. Let the child inside you come out and play. Laugh and shout! Plunge into the mind and soul of Walt Disney.
---Ray Bradbury”
Jim Denney, Walt's Disneyland: It's Still There If You Know Where to Look

“If you want to experience Walt's original Disneyland, Star Tours and Indiana Jones can wait. Slow down and enjoy the sounds of America's past.”
Jim Denney, Walt's Disneyland: It's Still There If You Know Where to Look

“It was as if those who created the Tarzan makeover didn't grasp the mind of Walt Disney.”
Jim Denney, Walt's Disneyland: It's Still There If You Know Where to Look

“The original Tom Sawyer Island was perhaps the most deeply personal expression of Walt's own boyhood dreams to be found anywhere in Disneyland. Tom Sawyer Island is the playground Walt wished he could have had as a boy. It's the only attractraction in the Park that Walt himself drew up with his own hands, in his barn on Carolwood Drive.”
Jim Denney, Walt's Disneyland: It's Still There If You Know Where to Look

“Just as writers write the books they always wished they could read, Walt built the playground his inner child had always wanted to explore. Tom Sawyer Island was the tangible fulfillment of all his boyhood wishes.”
Jim Denney, Walt's Disneyland: It's Still There If You Know Where to Look

“It can be argued that the history of the United States is an uninterrupted cavalcade of such transformative moments. Walt was a devotee of the eternal process of becoming, one of the creative American geniuses that continually advanced our art and technology while preserving so much of our past. As usual, with the panoramic view from the riverboat landing, Disneyland gets both the overall patterns and the tiny details of this eternal magic moment just right.”
Leslie LeMon

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