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Walt Disney (Producer)

Towho come to thisplace: Welcome.
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Disneyland is your . Here age relives fondof the , and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the .
Walt Disney youth
Ashould set his goals as early as he can and devote all hisandto getting there.
Walt Disney goals
It's kind ofto do the impossible.
Walt Disney possible
We don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up newand doing new things… andkeeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney war
We're not trying to entertain the... I'll take mywith the public.
Walt Disney wit
Over at our place, we're sure of just one thing: everybody in thewas once a . So in planning a new picture, we don't think of grown-ups, and we don't think of children, but just of that fine, clean, unspoiled spot down deep in every one of us that maybe thehas made us forget and that maybe our pictures canrecall.
Walt Disney children
Once ahas tastedhe will never be content to be a . That is why Ithat this frightfulness we see everywhereis only temporary. Tomorrow will be better for as long askeeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better . 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 thankand America for theto live and raise my family under the flag of ,and freedom.
Walt Disney life
I onlythat we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a .
Walt Disney art
To all who come to thisplace: Welcome. Disneyland is your . Here age relives fondof the , and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the . Disneyland is dedicated to the , the , and the hardthat have created ; with thethat it will be a source ofandtothe .
Walt Disney youth
I suppose my formula might be: , diversify and never miss an angle.
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We are not influenced by the techniques orof any other company.
Walt Disney influence
Ashould set his goals as early as he can and devote all hisandto getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the , no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been .
Walt Disney war
As the originalbudget of five million dollars continued to grow, I never saw a sadaround the entire Studio. And this made me nervous. I knew the picture would have to gross 10 million dollars for us to break even. But still there was no negative head-shaking. Noof doom. Even Roy was happy. He didn't even ask me to show the unfinished picture to a banker. The horrible thought struck me — suppose the staff had finally conceded that I knew what I was doing.
Walt Disney sad
Girls bored me — they still do. I lovemore than any woman I've ever known.
Walt Disney love
There is more treasure inthan in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main... and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.
Walt Disney life
We allow noaround our Studio.
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Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious… andkeeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney war
We're not trying to entertain the... I'll take my chances with the public.
Walt Disney wit
I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, becauseoffer too little collateral.
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is the main quality of , in my , no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some— especially in new undertakings.
Walt Disney lies
Until a character becomes ait cannot be . Without personality, the character may door interesting things, but unless people are able to identify themselves with the character, its actions will seem unreal. And without personality, a story cannot ring true to the audience.
Walt Disney people
When we do , we must not loseof .
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All right. I'm corny. But I think there's just about a-hundred-and-forty-million people in this country that are just as corny as I am.
Walt Disney people
is the main quality of , in my , no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some— especially in new undertakings. Courage to initiate something and to keep it going, pioneering and adventurousto blaze new ways, often, in our land of .
Walt Disney lies
What are you doing with a car here in 1860?
Walt Disney you
I don'tthere's a challenge anywhere in thethat's more important toeverywhere than finding solutions to the problems of our cities. But where do we begin — how do we start answering this great challenge? Well, we're convinced we must start answering the public . And the need is not just for curing the old ills of old cities. We think the need is for starting from scratch on virgin land and building a special kind of newthat will always be in a state of becoming. It will never cease to be a living blueprint of the , where people actually live a life they can't find anywhere else in the world.
Walt Disney life
For every , there should be a .
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I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
Walt Disney success
is, to me, aof . He was a means to an end. He 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. Born of , the little fellow literally freed us of immediate . He provided the means for expanding our organization to its present dimensions and for extending the medium of cartoon animation toward new entertainment levels. He spelled production liberation for us.
Walt Disney war
All we ever intended for him or expected of him was that he should continue to makeeverywhere chuckle with him and at him. We didn't burden him with any social , we made him no mouthpiece for frustrations or harsh .was simply a little personality assigned to the purposes of .
Walt Disney purpose
Thespecies, although happily ridiculous at , is still reaching for the .
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I do not make films primarily for . I make them for the child inof us, whether we be six or sixty. Call the child "". The worst of us is not without innocence, although buried deeply it might be. In my work I try to reach and speak to that innocence, showing it theandof living; showing it thatis ; showing it that the human species, although happily ridiculous at times, is still reaching for the .
Walt Disney time
We felt that the public, and especially the , like animals that are cute and little. I think we are rather indebted tofor the idea. We wanted something appealing, and we thought of a tiny bit of athat would have something of the wistfulness of Chaplin — a little fellow trying to do the best he could.
Walt Disney thought
Iin being an innovator.
Walt Disney being
Somehow, I can'tthat there are any heights to be scaled by a man who knows theof makingcome .
Walt Disney man
Somehow, I can'tthat there are any heights to be scaled by a man who knows theof makingcome . The special secret it seems to me is summarized in four C's. They are , ,and Constancy. And the greatest of all is Confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
Walt Disney man
All you've got to do is own up to yourhonestly, and you'll find people who are eager to fill your head with .
Walt Disney people
I have, in myself, in , in the worthwhileness of the pursuits in entertainment for the masses. But wide awake, notfaith, moves me.
Walt Disney faith
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 publicentertainment. That is all they want.
Walt Disney men
I have, in myself, in , in the worthwhileness of the pursuits in entertainment for the masses. But wide awake, notfaith, moves me. My operations are based on , thoughtful observation and warm fellowship with my neighbors at home and around the .
Walt Disney faith
All theI've had in my , 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 world
I am interested in entertaining people, in bringing , particularly , to others, rather than being concerned with "expressing" myself with obscure creative impressions.
Walt Disney art
, if it's really convincing, can't become dated, for the simplethat it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of .
Walt Disney men
When I started on Disneyland, my wife used to say, "But why do you want to build an amusement park? They're so dirty." I told her that was just the point — mine wouldn't be.
Walt Disney art
Disneyland is something that will never be finished. It's something that I can keep developing. It will be a live, breathing thing that will need . A picture is a thing, once you wrap it up and turn it over to Technicolor, you're through. Snow White is a dead issue with me. But I can change the park, because it's .
Walt Disney change
, if it's really convincing, can't become dated, for the simplethat it represents a flight into a dimension that lies beyond the reach of . In this new dimension, whatever it is, nothing corrodes or gets run down at the heel or gets to look ridiculous like, say, the celluloid collar or the bustle.
Walt Disney men
Animation can explain whatever theof man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means ofyet devised for quick mass appreciation.
Walt Disney hate
Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bringandto people of all ages everywhere in the .
Walt Disney people
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up newand doing new things, because we're curious... andkeeps leading us down new paths
Walt Disney war
Most things are , and they are thethings; but there arethings too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from . The important thing is toa child that good can always triumph over evil, and that is what our pictures attempt to do.
Walt Disney evil
Essay contributed to Faith Is a Star (1963) edited by Roland Gammon -
Walt Disney faith
I have long felt that the way to keepout ofis to keep them interested in things.
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Every person has his ownof the act of praying for 's guidance, , andto fulfill hisand . My own concept ofis not as a plea for special favors nor as a quick palliation forknowingly committed. A prayer, it seems to me, implies aas well as a request; at the highest level, prayer not only is a supplication forand guidance, but also becomes an affirmation ofand thus a reverentof .
Walt Disney prayer
rather thanexpress my concept of the partshould play in everyday . I have watched constantly that in our movie work the highest moral and spiritual standards are upheld, whether it deals with fable or with stories of living action.
Walt Disney art
I don'tin playing down to , either inor in motion pictures. I didn't treat my own youngsters like fragile , and I think no parent should. Children are , and they should have to reach toabout things, tothings, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed ofand , and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are , and they are thethings; but there arethings too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from . The important thing is toa child that good can always triumph over evil, and that is what our pictures attempt to do.
Walt Disney truth
Thechild is a highlyhuman being — characteristically sensitive, humorous, open-minded, eager to learn, and has a strong sense of excitement, energy, and healthyabout thein which he lives.indeed is the grown-up who manages to carry these same characteristics into adult life. It usually makes for aand.
Walt Disney humor
I have long felt that the way to keep children out ofis to keep them interested in things. Lecturing to children is no answer to delinquency. Preaching won't keep youngsters out of trouble, but keeping theiroccupied will.
Walt Disney children
To me, today, at age sixty-one,, by the humble or highly placed, has one thing in common: supplication forandto carry on the bestimpulses which should bind us together for a better . Without such inspiration, we would rapidly deteriorate and finally perish. But in our troubled time, the right of men to think and worship as theirdictates is being sorely pressed. We can retain these privileges only by being constantly on guard and fighting off any encroachment on these precepts. To retreat from any of thehanded down by our forefathers, who shed their blood for the ideals we still embrace, would be a completefor those who would destroyandfor the .
Walt Disney inspiration
The last film which Disney made; first publicly presented at a press conference in Winter Haven, Florida (2 February 1967); also quoted in Vinyl Leaves : Walt Disney World and America (1992) by Stephen M. Fjellman, p. 114
Walt Disney quote
It will be aof tomorrow that will never be completed, but will always be introducing andand demonstrating new materials and systems...
Walt Disney will
Here in Florida ... we have something special we never enjoyed at Disneyland — the blessing of size. There's enough land here to hold all the ideas and plans we can possibly imagine.
Walt Disney joy
The most exciting and by far the most important part of our Florida Project — in fact, the heart of everything we'll be doing in Disney World — will be our Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow! We call it .
Walt Disney art
EPCOT will be an experimental prototypeof tomorrow that will take its cue from the newand newthat are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry. It will be a community of tomorrow that will never be completed, but will always be introducing and testing and demonstrating new materials and systems. And EPCOT will always be a showcase to thefor the ingenuity andof American free enterprise.
Walt Disney men
"The Quotable Walt Disney" compiled by Dave Smith
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Disneyland is aof …
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It will continue toas long as there isleft in the .
Walt Disney will
To the youngsters of , I sayin the , theis getting better; there still is plenty of .
Walt Disney you
Actually, if you could see close in my eyes, the is waving in both of them and up my spine is growing this red, white and blue stripe.
Walt Disney you
Childishness? I think it's the equivalent of never losing your sense of . I mean, there's a certain something that you retain. It's the equivalent of not getting so stuffy that you can'tat others.
Walt Disney sin
I think what I want Disneyland to be most of all is aplace — a place where adults and children can experience together some of the wonders of life, of adventure, and feel better because of it.
Walt Disney life
Disneyland is aof . We didn't go into Disneyland just with theof making .
Walt Disney wit
Disneyland is like a piece of clay: If there is something I don't like, I'm not stuck with it. I can reshape and revamp.
Walt Disney wit
Disneyland is often called akingdom because it combinesand , adventure and , together with every variety of recreation anddesigned to appeal to everyone.
Walt Disney adventure
Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue toas long as there isleft in the .
Walt Disney will
Every child is born blessed with a vivid . 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 imagination
It's anot to give people atoto depend on themselves while they are young.
Walt Disney people
is America's most important export.
Walt Disney america
In my view, wholesome , sport, and recreation are as vital to thisas productive work and should have a large share in the national budget.
Walt Disney work
That's the realwith the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don'twhat it's like to be twelve years old. They patronize; they treatas inferiors. I won't do that. I'll temper a story, yes. But I won't play down, and I won't patronize.
Walt Disney people
To the youngsters of , I sayin the , theis getting better; there still is plenty of . Why, would you believe it, when I was a kid I thought it was already too late for me to makeat anything.
Walt Disney believe
How to Be Like Walt : Capturing the Magic Every Day of Your Life (2004) by Pat Williams
Walt Disney life
I always like to look on theside of , but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Walt Disney life
ourcan come true — if we have theto pursue them.
Walt Disney true
I always like to look on theside of , but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. With thecomes theand in developing motion pictures or television shows, you must combine all theof— drama, pathos and .
Walt Disney life
means that a group, large or small, is willing to entrustto a person who has shown , , personal appeal, and proven competence.
Walt Disney trust
Do a. You don't have to worry about the ; it will take care of itself. Just do your best— then try to trump it.
Walt Disney self
A man should never neglect his family for business.
Walt Disney family
was always a means to anwith me. You get an idea, and you just can't wait. Once you've started, then you're in there with the punches flying. There's plenty of trouble, but you can handle it. You can't back out. It gets you down once in a while, but it's exciting. Our whole business is exciting.
Walt Disney art
I believe firmly in the efficacy of , in its powerful influence on a person's whole life. It helps immeasurably to meet theand stress ofand keep you attuned to the Divine inspiration. Without , we would perish.
Walt Disney life
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney dream
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Walt Disney self
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney dreams
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney war
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 life
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 life
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 people
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney fun
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
Walt Disney love
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
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