I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.
Heigh ho, heigh ho! / It`s off to work we go.
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.
All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them.
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.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
I believe in being an innovator.
You`re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.
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.
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 love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I`ve ever known. (as quoted in the book "The Humour of Sex" by Robert Hale)
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I`ve ever known.
I hope we`ll never lose sight of one thing that it was all started by a mouse.
I don`t make pictures just to make money. I make money to make more pictures. I`d rather entertain and hope that people learn, than teach and hope that people are entertained."
I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.
(to director Richard Fleischer, who made 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) for Disney, on how to be successful) Well, then, why don`t you do as I do? Let somebody else do all the work and you take all the credit.
You know, every once in a while I just fire everybody, then I hire them back in a couple of weeks. That way they don`t get too complacent. It keeps them on their toes.
I sell corn, and I love corn.
People like to think their world is somehow more grown up than Papa`s was.
I feel a great sense of obligation and gratitude toward the Order of DeMolay for the important part it played in my life. Its precepts have been invaluable in making decisions, facing dilemmas and crises. DeMolay stands for all that is good for the family and for our country. I feel privileged to have enjoyed membership in DeMolay.
(quoted in the book "The Humour of Sex" by Robert Hale) I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I`ve ever known.
It`s kind of fun to do the impossible.
I happen to be an inquisitive guy and when I see things I don`t like, I start thinking why do they have to be like this and how can I improve them.
I hope we`ll never lose sight of one thing--that it was all started by a mouse.
I`m not interested in pleasing the critics. I`ll take my chances pleasing the audiences.
I`d rather entertain and hope that people learn, than teach and hope that people are entertained.
I don`t make pictures just to make money. I make money to make more pictures.