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Quotes By Walt Disney

Nationality
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DOB
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5-12-1901
DOD
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15-12-1966

Walt Disney has been described as a control-freak by many and stories about his domineering nature are abundant. The Anaheim Disneyland was built on an area sprawling over a few hundred acres but Walt Disney was not happy about the motels that had mushroomed near the recreational space. He said these dwellings made Disneyland look like a 'cheap Vegas'. Disney had amassed a great fortune and reputation by the 1960s and he set about fulfilling his dream of building a new amusement park in Orange County, located in the state of California.

As there were chances of real estate prices sky-rocketing if investors got a hint of his plans, Walt acquired the lands through proxies. But driven by the compulsion to oversee if everything was going as planned, he made it a point to visit these sites. It was during one such time that he was at a restaurant, where a waitress asked him, "Pardon me, aren't you Walt Disney?" To this he replied, "No, and if I ever see that blankety-blank Disney I'll give him a piece of my mind!" Before the sellers got to know the truth, Walt Disney had already acquired land twice the size of Manhattan for the construction of the theme park.

.When he decided to make a half-hour long film titled 'Seal Island', distributors told him there was no market. The animator still went ahead with his idea and Seal Island went on to win an Oscar. The tenacity of this man resulted in the making of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' and several other path-breaking animated feature films.

A man should never neglect his family for business.

- Walt Disney

All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.

- Walt Disney

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

- Walt Disney

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.

- Walt Disney

Disneyland is a show.

- Walt Disney

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.

- Walt Disney

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

I believe in being an innovator.

- Walt Disney

I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.

- Walt Disney

I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.

- Walt Disney

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

- Walt Disney

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.

- Walt Disney

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.

- Walt Disney

I never called my work an 'art' It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment.

- Walt Disney

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.

- Walt Disney

Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.

- Walt Disney

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