Today, I will be sharing with you some of Walt Disney’s quotes on dreams, imagination and life. But before I share Walt Disney’s quotes with you, let’s take a glance at his bio.

Walt Elias Disney was an American film producer; animator, director, entertainer, entrepreneur, screen writer and voice actor. He is the co-founder of The Walt Disney Company; a billion dollar company. Walt Disney is well known for his creative imagination; which saw the creation of one of the most popular character “Mickey Mouse.” Walt Disney is on our list of school dropped billionaires; as he dropped out of school at the age of 16. Before his death, Walt Disney left behind some quotes on dreams, imagination and life.

Walt Disney Quotes on Dreams, Imagination and Life

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

2. “We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.”

3. “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.

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

5. “I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.”

6. “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.”

7. “I never called my work an ‘art.’ It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.”

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

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

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

11. “The era we are living in today is a dream of coming true.”

12. “Tomorrow can be a wonderful age.”

13. “You are dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”

14. “I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.”

15. “You reach a point where you don’t work for money.”

16. “I have no use for people who throw there weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.”

17. “Adults are interested if you don’t play down to the little 2 or 3 year olds or talk down. I don’t believe in talking down to children. I don’t believe in talking down to any certain segment. I like to kind of just talk in a general way to the audience. Children are always reaching.”

18. “A man should never neglect his family for business.”

19. “When we consider a project, we really study it–not just the surface idea, but everything about it. And when we go into that new project, we believe in it all the way. We have confidence in our ability to do it right. And we work hard to do the best possible job.”

20. “Biggest problem? Well, I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life; ‘money.’ It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true. From the very start it was a problem; getting the money to open Disneyland. About seventeen million it took. And we had everything mortgaged including my personal insurance.

21. “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.”

22. “When we opened Disneyland, a lot of people got the impressions that it was a get-rich-quick thing, but they didn’t realize that behind Disneyland was this great organization that I built here at the Studio, and they all got into it and we were doing it because we loved to do it.”

23. “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.”

24. “I first saw the site for Disneyland back in 1953, In those days it was all flat land – no rivers, no mountains, no castles or rocket ships – just orange groves, and a few acres of walnut trees.”

25. “It’s something that will never be finished; something that I can keep developing and adding to.”

26. “Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.”

27. “I’m doing this because I want to do it better.”

28. “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

29. “I don’t have depressed moods. I’m happy, just very, very happy.”

Ajaero Tony Martins