Whenever I go on a ride, I'm always thinking of what's wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.
I never called my work an 'art'. It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment.
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
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.
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 pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
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.
Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.
Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
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.
I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.
Laughter is America's most important export.
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.
I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters - to make them personalities.
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.
I started, actually, to make my first animated cartoon in 1920. Of course, they were very crude things then and I used sort of little puppet things.
Disneyland is the star, everything else is in the supporting role.
We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.
Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.
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.
When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.
Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.
A man should never neglect his family for business.
People still think of me as a cartoonist, but the only thing I lift a pen or pencil for these days is to sign a contract, a check, or an autograph.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.