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Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.
I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
I believe in being an innovator.
You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
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.
Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.
Whenever I go on a ride, I'm always thinking of what's wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.
There's nothing funnier than the human animal.
When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.
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.
Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. Our most difficult job was to develop the cartoon's unnatural but seemingly natural anatomy for humans and animals.
People still think of me as a cartoonist, but the only thing I lift a pen or pencil for these days is to sign a contract, a check, or an autograph.
We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public.
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.
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.
I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.
You reach a point where you don't work for money.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
I never called my work an 'art'. It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment.
We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.
Laughter is America's most important export.
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.
I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.
Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children.
The name "Walt Disney" conjures up images of cartoon characters, movies, and amusement parks - a brand name. But did you know that without Disney's...
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