Walt Disney advice

Walt Disney

American cartoonist, animator, voice actor, entrepreneur, and film producer

 

 

Entrepreneurial Creativity

If you can dream it, you can do it.  >>>

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

 

 

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

When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.

Somehow I can't believe there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C's. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy and the greatest of these is Confidence. When you believe a thing, believe it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

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

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

 

 

The Rainbow of Life

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.  >>>

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.  >>>

   

I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.

 

   

Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource ‒ the minds of our children.

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.

There is more treasure in books than 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.

Disney Creativity Strategy: Dreamer, Realist, Critic, Dennis Kotelnikov

 

 

Creating Cartoons, Show Business

Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.

I never called my work an 'art' It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment.

I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.

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

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.

Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.

You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.

All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.

We felt that the public, and especially the children, like animals that are cute and little. I think we are rather indebted to Charlie Chaplin for the idea. We wanted something appealing, and we thought of a tiny bit of a mouse that would have something of the wistfulness of Chaplin ‒ a little fellow trying to do the best he could.

Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.