Do you know “If you can dream it, you can do it” is NOT one of Walt Disney’s quotes? I know almost every quote websites from the Internet copied each others blindly!
It is from the Horizon songs. You can find the answer in the book “Disney Trivia from the Vault:Secrets Revealed and Questions Answered” by Dave Smith, Chief Archivist Emeritus of the Walt Disney Company.
In fact that line was written by imagineer Tom Fitzgerald for the Horizons attraction at Epcot and used in various ways, from dialogue in the the ride to graphics.
It was wrongly quoted in the “Science of Imagineering DVD” series.
Anyway, here are my selected Walt Disney quotations to share with you:
“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them”
“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 would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.”
“We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.”
“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”
“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.”
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”
“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.”
“You reach a point where you don’t work for money.”
“we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”
“Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.”
“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”
“Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.”
“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.”
“You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
“Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”
“The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.”
“Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare.”
“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”