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70 Walt Disney Quotes About Dreams, Life, and Greatness

Walt Disney Quotes

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”


Dream is very powerful elements in everyone’s life. For most people, dreams are what keeps them moving forward in a disciplined manner. Only because we quit pursuing our dreams do half of our dreams not come true. If we have the guts and persistence to pursue our dreams relentlessly, they can all come true. Walt Disney, the originator of Disney World, and the character Mickey Mouse, which we all fondly remember from our childhood days, was the first prominent personalities that showed the world to dream and turn them into reality. His words and quotes are still an inspiration for billions of people worldwide who work hard to make their dreams come true.

Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 5, 1901, to Flora (née Call) and Elias Disney, a Canadian-born farmer, and businessman. During World War I, he pretended to be 16 years old in order to join the American Red Cross. With his work as a cartoonist and animator, Walt Disney was not only a pioneer in the American film industry but also a visionary entrepreneur. He developed an entertainment business with his brother Roy that gave joy to children and adults all over the world. Walt Disney’s quotes and sayings continue to inspire people across the geographical boundaries around the world even now.

Let’s get started with some of the most powerful Walt Disney quotes about dreams and imagination that show us what it takes to make your dreams come true.

Inspirational Walt Disney Quotes

  • “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  • “I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters – to make them personalities.” – Walt Disney
  • “Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” – 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
  • “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. And one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage. – 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
  • “Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.” – Walt Disney
  • “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
  • “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
  • “A man should never neglect his family for business.” – Walt Disney
  • “The era we are living in today is a dream of coming true.” – Walt Disney
Best Walt Disney Quotes
  • “The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.” – Walt Disney
  • “Your dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.” – Walt Disney
  • “Everyone falls down. Getting back up is how you learn how to walk.” – Walt Disney
  • “I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” – Walt Disney
  • “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
  • “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” – Walt Disney
  • “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
  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  • “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney
  • “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” – Walt Disney
  • “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.” – 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

Walt Disney Quotes About Love, Life and Faith

  • “Laughter is America’s most important export.” – Walt Disney
  • “The worst of us is not without innocence, although buried deeply it might be.” – Walt Disney
  • “I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.” – Walt Disney
  • “Fantasy and reality often overlap.” – Walt Disney
  • “You reach a point where you don’t work for money.” – Walt Disney
  • “A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” – Walt Disney
  • “Faith I have, in myself, in humanity, in the worthwhileness of the pursuits in entertainment for the masses. But wide awake, not blind faith, moves me. My operations are based on experience, thoughtful observation and warm fellowship with my neighbors at home and around the world.” – Walt Disney
  • “Somehow, I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. The special secret it seems to me is summarized in four C’s. They are Curiosity, Courage, Confidence 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
  • “I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.” – Walt Disney
Walt Disney Quotes on Life
  • “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – 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
  • “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” – Walt Disney
  • “I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.” – Walt Disney
  • “Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.” – Walt Disney
  • “Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.” – 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
  • “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
  • “Do a good job. You don’t have to worry about the money; it will take care of itself. Just do your best work then try to trump it.” – Walt Disney

Walt Disney Quotes About Dreams and Imagination

  • “That’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up.” – 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
  • “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
  • “It’s a mistake not to give people a chance to learn to depend on themselves while they are young.” – Walt Disney
  • “If you can dream, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started by a mouse.” – Walt Disney
  • “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 and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – 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
  • “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney
  • “I suppose my formula might be: dream, diversify and never miss an angle.”  – Walt Disney
  • “I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, because dreams offer too little collateral.” – Walt Disney
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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

Best Walt Disney Quotes on Greatness and Success

  • “I’m doing this because I want to do it better.” – Walt Disney
  • “To the youngsters of today, I say believe in the future, the world is getting better; there still is plenty of opportunity.” – Walt Disney
  • “I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.” – Walt Disney
  • “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing that it all started with – a mouse.” – Walt Disney
  • “Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare.” – Walt Disney
  • “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – Walt Disney
  • “Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.” – Walt Disney
  • “Let your heart guide you…it whispers so listen closely.” – Walt Disney
  • “That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget.” – Walt Disney
  • “Whatever we accomplish is due to the combined effort.” – Walt Disney
  • “If you believe in something, believe in it all the way.” – Walt Disney
  • “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.” – Walt Disney
  • “I believe in being an innovator.” – Walt Disney
  • “Whenever I go on a ride, I’m always thinking of what’s wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.” – Walt Disney
  • “I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life… it’s money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.” – Walt Disney
  • “We did it [Disneyland], in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster – closed and forgotten within the first year.” – Walt Disney
  • “We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.” – Walt Disney


Walt Disney was without a doubt a dreamer. All his inventions and creative works were much ahead of his time, ushering in a fresh new form of entertainment never considered before. As he stated, Disneyland will never be constructed, thus his dream will not be thwarted. We are sure you would just fall in love with this collection of Walt Disney quotes about dreams and imagination if you’re a dreamer yourself. 

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