The Quotable Walt Disney – Compiled by Dave Smith

Purchased: Walt Disney World – $10.95 [Received as Gift]
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

This is a compilation of quotes from walt Disney himself on the many things that have encompassed his life such as Disneyland, Mickey Mouse, Family, and much much more. Now with this book there isn’t really a need for what I liked most, or what I liked least. There is a chance for me to show you some of my favorite Walt Disney quotes from this book.

“Before sitting down to count my blessings, I want to make you a promise. I promise we won’t let this great honor you have paid us tonight go to our head-we have too many projects for the future to take time out for such a thing. On top of that, after forty-some-odd years or ups and downs in this crazy business of ours, we know too well-you are only as good as your next picture. [Taken from an awards speech] Pg. 13

“I’ve never believed in doing sequels. I didn’t want to waste the time I have doing a sequel; I’d rather be using that time doing something new and different. It goes back to when they wanted me to do more pigs.” Pg. 29

“Women are the nest judges of anything we turn out. Their taste is very important. They are the theatergoers, they are the ones who drag the men in. If the women like it, to heck with the men.” Pg. 33

“A word may be said in regard to the concept and conduct of Disneyland’s operational tone. Although various section will have the fun and flavor of a carnival or amusement park, there will be none of the ‘pitches,’ game wheels, sharp practices, and devices designed to milk the visitor’s pocketbook.” Pg. 49

“I function better when things are going badly than when they’re as smooth as whipped cream” Pg. 111

“I don’t make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty. Call the child innocence. 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 the fun and joy of living; showing it that laughter is healthy; showing it that the human species, although happily ridiculous at times, is still reaching for the stars.” Pg. 128

“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.” Pg. 155

“There are fashions in reading, even in thinking. You don’t have to follow them unless you want to. On the other hand, watch out! Don’t stick to closely to your favorite subject. That would keep you from adventuring into other fields. It’s silly to build a wall around your interests.” Pg. 234

“The only problem with anything os tomorrow is that at the pace we’re going right now, tomorrow would catch up with us before we got it built.” Pg. 250


2 thoughts on “The Quotable Walt Disney – Compiled by Dave Smith

  1. I received it as a Christmas gift when I was a merchandise coordinator at the animal kingdom lodge. It’s what I love about Disney they want you to continue to learn about the company and the man that made it.

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