Happy Birthday Walt!

Walter Elias “Walt” Disney was born on December 5, 1901, in Hermosa, Illinois. Today is his 111th birthday!!  He and his brother Roy co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which is still one of the best-known motion-picture production companies in the world. Disney was an innovative animator and created the cartoon character Mickey Mouse (he even provided the original voice!!). He won 22 Academy Awards during his lifetime, and was the founder of Disneyland in California.  He was in the process of building the “Florida Project” (later named Walt Disney World) at the time of his death in 1966.

Not only is Walt Disney known for his vivid imagination and creativity and his magical theme parks and timeless characters, he is very often remembered for what he had to say.  Here are some of his most famous quotes:


“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

“The difference in winning and losing is most often… not quitting.”

“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”

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

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

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

“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”

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

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

“I believe in being an innovator.”

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

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

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

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

“What ever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.”

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

“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.”

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

Happy 111th Birthday, and thanks for making your dreams a reality for us all!

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