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  • [Question] Some great quotes from Walt

    As if I didn't already have the highest regard for Walt, reading some of his beliefs as expressed through the quotes listed on Disneydreamer.com have shown what a genius (even though he has a very interesting comment about "genius," as well), and true human being, this man really was.

    Okay, now sometimes I have to step back and admit that he was a human being, and he wasn't perfect. None of us are.
    (In fact, there was only one perfect person who ever walked the face of this planet, and many of us know who he was....including Walt, apparently, according to some of his inspirational quotes that are included).

    But the dream that Walt turned into reality is indeed remarkable. None of us will disagree on that, and that's why we visit boards like this. Because what Walt did has touched us all in so many ways.

    And what really amazes me as I read through his quotes is how simple many of his thoughts really are. Common sense. Pure and concise. What life should be about in so many ways.

    They are an interesting read.

    For those who are interested, take a look. The ones I think stand out for me (in light of some of the current paths the present "company" is taking) are the ones that deal with his perception of money and how he saw it as necessary to make the dreams come true (in referencing Disneyland). BUT, he also mentioned that Disneyland was "a work of love." And how they didn't "just go into it with the idea of making money."
    Last edited by CASurfer65; 07-07-2012, 02:09 PM.

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    This has to be my favorite Walt Disney quote, because it exemplifies what I consider to be a guiding philosophy of my life, even before I read it expressed in such words.

    "A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive." --Walt Disney

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      Howdy Pards,

      For some time now I’ve been collecting in a three ring binder the quotes, thoughts, ideas, wisdom, and philosophy of Walt Disney. And, I agree with you, it’s a great way to begin to understand the man, his ideas and his legacy.



      So…what did Walt consider to be his biggest problem?

      “Biggest problem? Well, I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life. MONEY. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true. From the very start it was a problem. Getting the money to open Disneyland. About seventeen million, it took. And we had everything mortgaged, including my family. But we were able to get it open and in the ten or eleven years now we have been pouring more money back in. In other words, like the old farmer, you have to pour it back into the ground if you want it to grow. That’s my brother’s philosophy and mine, too.”

      Walt Disney was an idea man…a dreamer…and a doer. Here’s what he said about making money…

      “I’ve always been bored with just making money. I’ve wanted to do things. I wanted to build things, to get something going. What money meant to me was that I was able to get money to do that for me.”

      The whole world found joy, happiness, inspiration, and excitement in Walt Disney’s projects…the things he wanted to do and build…the stories he told. His words, thoughts, and ideas continue to inspire…both the old and the young…

      Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

      Wild Ol’ Dan
      Last edited by Wild Ol' Dan; 07-08-2012, 12:29 PM.


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        Originally posted by WaltDisney'sAlec View Post
        This has to be my favorite Walt Disney quote, because it exemplifies what I consider to be a guiding philosophy of my life, even before I read it expressed in such words.

        "A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive." --Walt Disney
        Excellent post and a very inspiring quote.
        "The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."

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          One of my favorite quotes from Uncle Walt:
          “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.”

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            Re: Some great quotes from Walt

            Howdy Pards,

            Here's another favorite Walt Disney quote...

            "I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty. Call the child innocence. The worst of us is not without innocence, although buried deeply it might be. In my work I try to reach and speak to that innocence, showing it the fun and joy of living; showing it that laughter is healthy; showing it that the human species, although happily ridiculous at times, is still reaching for the stars."

            Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.

            Wild Ol' Dan


            I can hear the bronco's neighin', I can hear the cowboys sing,
            I'd like to be in Texas for the Round-up in the Spring."
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