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.
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.
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known.
Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done right.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.
You're dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.
Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don't remember what it's like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won't do that.
Laughter is America's most important export.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.
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.
He [Mickey Mouse] 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.
I never called my work an 'art' It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment.
Heigh ho, heigh ho! / It's off to work we go.
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.
We have created characters and animated them in the dimension of depth, revealing through them to our perturbed world that the things we have in common far outnumber and outweigh those that divide us.
Sheer animated fantasy is still my first and deepest production impulse. The fable is the best storytelling device ever conceived, and the screen is its best medium.
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public.
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
People look at you and me to see what they are supposed to be. And, if we don't disappoint them, maybe, just maybe, they won't disappoint us.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.