When I started on Disneyland, my wife used to say, "But why do you want to build an amusement park? They're so dirty." I told her that was just the point — mine wouldn't be.Walt DisneyAs quoted in "The Rides of Passage" in Via magazine (July 2005)
I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it all started with a mouse.Walt DisneyWhat Is Disneyland television program (27 October 1954)
Disneyland is often called a magic kingdom because it combines fantasy and history, adventure and learning, together with every variety of recreation and fun designed to appeal to everyone.Walt DisneyAs quoted in The Quotable Walt Disney (2001) edited by Dave Smith
All you've got to do is own up to your ignorance honestly, and you'll find people who are eager to fill your head with information.Walt DisneyAs quoted by Mike Strickland, Director of Photographers at Walt Disney, Co. in Power Marketing for Wedding and Portrait Photographers (2004) by Mitche Graf, p. 19
We like to have a point of view in our stories, not an obvious moral, but a worthwhile theme. ...All we are trying to do is give the public good entertainment. That is all they want.Walt DisneyAs quoted in The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust (2004) by Mark I. Pinsky, p. 2.
We're not trying to entertain the critics ... I'll take my chances with the public.Walt DisneyAs quoted in "Disneyland, 1955: Just Take the Santa Ana Freeway to the American Dream" by Karal Ann Marling, in American Art (Winter-Spring 1991)
I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, because dreams offer too little collateral.Walt DisneyAs quoted in The Stuff Americans Are Made Of : The Seven Cultural Forces that Define Americans — A New Framework for Quality, Productivity, and Profitability (1996) by Joshua Hammond and James Morrison
When we do fantasy, we must not lose sight of reality.Walt DisneyAs quoted in Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service (Disney Editions, 2001) p.102
All right. I'm corny. But I think there's just about a-hundred-and-forty-million people in this country that are just as corny as I am.Walt DisneyAs quoted in The Magic Kingdom : Walt Disney and the American Way of Life (2001) by Steven Watts, p. 401
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.Walt DisneyAs quoted in Success (2003) by Ariel Books
I am interested in entertaining people, in bringing pleasure, particularly laughter, to others, rather than being concerned with "expressing" myself with obscure creative impressions.Walt DisneyQuoted in "The man behind 'The Magic Kingdom'" in The Gazette [Colorado Springs (7 May 2005)]
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.Walt DisneyAs quoted in "COSI exhibit explores world of cartoons" by Jeffrey Zupanic in The Review (2 August 2007)
Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.Walt DisneyA similar quotes about EPCOT and other similar statements about Disneyland also exist.
Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.Walt DisneyWalt Disney, As quoted in the ending credits of the movie Meet the Robinsons (2007) and also in Jane Sutcliffe Walt Disney, Lerner Publications, 2009, p.45
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.Walt DisneyWalt Disney, How to Be Like Walt : Capturing the Magic Every Day of Your Life (2004), Ch. 3 : Imagination Unlimited, p. 63; Unsourced variant: All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.
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