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Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren't allowed to play golf during the season; only at spring training.
Human beings have a lot of problems identifying themselves with other human beings who don't resemble them exactly. But there's something about drawing that means that anyone can identify to a drawing. I mean, people can identify themselves with Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse.
Kids, adults, men, women, everybody has a relationship with Mickey Mouse.
When you say 'comic book' in America, people think of Mickey Mouse, and Archie. It has a connotation of juvenile.
When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.
I'm Mickey Mouse. They don't know who's inside the suit.
I played in rhumba bands, mickey mouse bands; all kinds of bands.
Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.
Even in China. Children there, next to the Great Wall, who had never seen Mickey Mouse responded. So the studio did have that skill to communicate with images.
In Australia, I grew up watching 'The Mickey Mouse Club,' my son grew up watching 'Sesame Street,' my grandson's growing up watching 'Dora The Explorer.' So we are sort of saturated with American culture from the day we're born, and to those of those who do have an ear for it, it's second nature.
Popular culture bombards us with examples of animals being humanized for all sorts of purposes, ranging from education to entertainment to satire to propaganda. Walt Disney, for example, made us forget that Mickey is a mouse, and Donald a duck. George Orwell laid a cover of human societal ills over a population of livestock.
Frans de Waal
There was a period of time when they estimated the two biggest stars in Hollywood were Charlie Chaplin and Mickey Mouse.
I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness.
I'm probably a bit of a cheeky grandson like my brother as well. We both tend to take the mickey a bit much.
When I was young in L.A. and I couldn't get into clubs or restaurants, I would call imitating celebrities and get a table, and it would work often. I was either Stallone or Mickey Rourke: 'This is Sly. I may be late, but my buddy Hank will be there early.'
Carl Yastrzemski was the best all-around player. He could run, throw and hit. He had the ability to play a number of different positions. He signed as a shortstop. He could play the outfield, of course, and third base and first, too. He was a tremendous athlete. Mickey Mantle was unbelievable, too.
I'd vote for Mickey Mouse before I voted for John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
Most original viewers of the Mickey Mouse Club didn't face the crush of family and social problems children have today.
Oh, I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. You went to the movies then, you saw two movies and a short. When Mickey Mouse came on the screen and there was his big head, my sister said she had to hold onto me. I went berserk.
Las Vegas without Wayne Newton is like Disneyland without Mickey Mouse.
I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It's done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.
I do what I do because of Walt Disney. Goofy. Mickey Mouse. I never forgot how their films entertained me.
I wasn't a trained Mickey Mouse club performer. I played in jazz clubs and restaurants.
Mickey Mouse... is always there-he's part of my life. That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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