155+ Magical Disney Quotes That Will Make You Wish Upon A Star

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These riveting Disney quotes come both from your favorite Disney movies (now available on Disney+ for just $6.99/month!) and from the man who started it all with a darling cartoon mouse — Walt Disney himself. Since Snow White and the Seven Dwarves came out all the way back in 1937, Disney movies have fueled our dreams and imagination, they’ve inspired us and made us laugh and cry.

For many of us, it’s defined our childhood. It’s what many young girls base their dream weddings, dresses, and dream guy on. Disney embodies what it means to hope and imagine. Even as adults it’s something that lives on within all of us that we eventually pass down to our own kids. It might be part of its magic. It’s called the happiest place on earth for a reason. You can bring the magic of Disney into your life by sprinkling these quotes into your life. If you’re looking for a new screen saver or words to get you through a tough day, Walt Disney classics will give you the inspiration you crave. Happiness and hope is second nature in the land of Disney and its movie one-liners are one of the best ways to warm your heart. From old favorites to new Disney classics like Tangled, Moana, and Frozen, these Disney quotes are going to take you down memory lane. Plus, think of all the Disney character names you’ll get for your baby list. So hakuna matata and enjoy!

Walt Disney Movie Quotes:

1. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, the way I see it, you can either run from it… or learn from it.”

— Rafiki (The Lion King)

2. “You think the only people who are people, are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.”

— Pocahontas (Pocahontas)

3. “Because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I look at you and I’m home.”

— Dory (Finding Nemo)

4. “Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours.”

— Olaf (Frozen)

5. “Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.”

— Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

6. “The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.”

— Timothy Mouse (Dumbo)

7. “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.”

— Hercules (Hercules)

8. “I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.”

— John Smith (Pocahontas)

9. “How do you spell love? You don’t spell love. You feel it.”

— Piglet and Pooh (Winnie the Pooh)

10. “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”

— Pooh (Winnie the Pooh)

11. “My dream wouldn’t be complete without you in it.”

— Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)

12. “Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.”

— Pooh (Winnie the Pooh)

13. “If everybody got somebody by the hand, maybe everyone could learn and understand.”

— Sebastian (The Little Mermaid)

14. “Every minute spent in your company becomes the new best moment of my life.”

— Bolt (Bolt)

15. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

— Christopher Robin (Winnie the Pooh)

16. “If watching is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya.”

— Laverne (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

17. “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.”

— Gusteau (Ratatouille)

18. “The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.”

— Timothy Mouse (Dumbo)

19. “Giving up is for rookies.”

— Philoctetes (Hercules)

20. “Your library makes our small corner of the world feel big…”

— Belle (Beauty & The Beast)

21. “Close your mouth, please, Michael. We are not a codfish.”

— Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins)

22. “When will my reflection show who I am inside?”

— Mulan (Mulan)

23. “You’re mad. Bonkers. Off your head … But I’ll tell you a secret … some of the best people are.”

— Alice (Alice in Wonderland)

24. “When you’re the best of friends having so much fun together, you’re not even aware you’re such a funny pair.”

Best Of Friends by Pearl Bailey and Richard Johnston (The Fox and the Hound)

25. “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”

Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)

26. “Do not be followed by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.”

Merchant (Aladdin)

27. “I’m only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.”

Mufasa (The Lion King)

28. “Always let your conscience be your guide.”

The Blue Fairy (Pinocchio)

29. “Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.”

— Merida (Brave)

30. “Today is a good day to try.”

— Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

31. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.”

Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)

32. “Don’t just fly, soar.”

Dumbo (Dumbo)

33. “Now, think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings.”

— Peter Pan (Peter Pan)

34. “Goodbye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end, but in my heart is the memory and there you will always be.”

— Widow Tweed (The Fox and the Hound)

35. “The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability.”

— Remy (Ratatouille)

36. “Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.”

— Grandmother Willow (Pocahontas)

37. “Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.”

— Rapunzel (Tangled)

38. “Some people are worth melting for.”

— Olaf (Frozen)

39. “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind.”

— Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)

40. “To face the future with another who means more than any other is to be loved.”

— (The Rescuers)

41. “You are my greatest adventure.”

— Mr. Incredible (The Incredibles)

42. “You don’t have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring!”

— Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast)

43. “To laugh at yourself is to love yourself.”

— Mickey Mouse

44. Flynn Rider: You were my new dream.

Rapunzel: And you were mine.

— (Tangled)

45. “You’re never too old to be young”

— Happy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)

46. “Every adventure requires a first step.”

— Alice (Alice In Wonderland)

47. “When you find out who you are, you find out what you need.”

— Mama Odie (The Princess And The Frog)

48. “I don’t want to survive. I want to live.”

— The Captain (Wall-E)

49. “But they say if you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true.”

— Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

50. “I never look back, darling! It distracts me from the now.”

— Edna Mode (The Incredibles)

51. “Listen with your heart. You will understand.”

— Pocahontas (Pocahontas)

52. “It serves me right for wishing on stars.”

— Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)

53. “The only way to get what you want in this world is through hard work.”

— Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)

54. “What you give is what you get.”

— Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)

55. “When you hear that music playin’, hear what I’m saying, it make you feel all right.”

— “Down in New Orleans” Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)

56. “I swear, I’m sweatin’ like a sinner in church!”

— Charlotte (The Princess And The Frog)

57. “There’s no way I’m kissin’ a frog and eatin’ a bug on the same day.”

— Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)

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Walt Disney Quotes:

58. “Whatever 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.”

59. “If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there’s some way to do it.”

60. “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.”

61. “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”

62. “Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, then worrying won’t make it any better.”

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

64.”First, think. Second, dream. Third, believe. And finally, dare.”

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

66. 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.”

67. “Girls bored me – they still do. I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I’ve ever known”

68. “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

69. “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.”

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

71. “Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.”

72. “Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.”

73. “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.”

74. “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”

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

76. “Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”

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

78. “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”

79. “All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.”

80. “Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.”

81. “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”

82. “I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.”

83. “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.”

84. “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.”

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

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

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

88. “You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”

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

90. “I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.”

91. “When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it’s because he’s so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.”

92. “You reach a point where you don’t work for money.”

93. “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.”

94. “Laughter is America’s most important export.”

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

96. “Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource — the minds of our children.”

97. “Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.”

98. “I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters — to make them personalities.”

99. “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.”

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

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

102. “We believed in our idea — a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.”

103. “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.”

104. “I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.”

105. “Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.”

106. “We allow no geniuses around our Studio.”

107. “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.”

108. “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.”

109. “There’s nothing funnier than the human animal.”

110. “Disneyland is the star, everything else is in the supporting role.”

111. “I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life… it’s money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.”

112. “I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.”

113. “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.”

114. “For every laugh, there should be a tear.”

115. “Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.”

116. If you don’t like Cinderella because she seems so “naïve” and “weak,” listen to this quote from the Walt himself: “She believed in dreams, all right, but she also believed in doing something about them. When Prince Charming didn’t come along, she went over to the palace and got him.”

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

118. “People often ask me if I know the secret of success and if I could tell others how to make their dreams come true. My answer is, you do it by working.”

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

120.”All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” 121. “The era we are living in today is a dream of coming true.” 122. “The important thing is the family. If you can keep the family together — and that’s the backbone of our whole business, catering to families — that’s what we hope to do.”

More Quotes From Characters

123. “Straight from heaven up above, here is a baby for you to love.” — Mr. Stork, Dumbo

124. “What’s the matter with his ears? I don’t see nothin’ wrong with ’em. I think they’re cute.” — Timothy Q. Mouse, Dumbo

125. “Embrace what makes you different.” — Dumbo, Dumbo

126. “Change mocks us with her beauty.” — Olaf, Frozen 2

127. “We’re calling this controlling what you can when things feel out of control.” — Olaf, Frozen 2

128. “Did you know that water has memory?” — Olaf, Frozen 2

129. “I’m gonna do my best to take my place in the sun.” — Tiana, The Princess And The Frog

130. “I’ve climbed the mountain, I’ve crossed the river, and I’m almost there.” — Tiana, The Princess And The Frog

131. “If you do your best each and every day, good things are sure to come your way.” — Tiana, The Princess And The Frog

132. “The wilderness isn’t quite what I expected. It’s wild!” — Russell, Up

133. “There’s a great big hunk of world down there with no fence around it.” — Tramp, Lady & The Tramp

134. “See the line where the sky meets the sea, it calls me. And no one knows, how far I’ll go.” — Moana, Moana

135. “If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.” — The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland

136. “You control your destiny — you don’t need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems.” — Merida, Brave

137. “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” — The Emperor, Mulan

138. “Life’s not a spectator sport. If watchin’ is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya.” — Laverne, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

139. “Change is nature, dad. The part that we can influence. And it starts when we decide.” — Remy, Ratatouille

140. “You’re in Paris now, baby. My town.” — Remy, Ratatouille

141. “Salaga-doola, menchika-boola, Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. Put them together, and what have you got? Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. Salaga-doola, menchika-boola, Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. It will do magic, believe it or not, Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. Now, “Salagadoola” means, “A-Menchika-boola-roo,” but the thingamabob, that does the job, is “Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.” — Fairy Godmother, Cinderella

142. “I have magic hair that glows when I sing.” — Rapunzel, Tangled

143. “I like warm hugs.” — Olaf, Frozen

144. “I’ve always loved the idea of summer, and sun, and all things hot.” — Olaf, Frozen

145. “Rest your head close to my heart never to part, baby of mine.” — Mrs. Jumbo, Dumbo

146. “The very things that held you down are gonna carry you up and up and up.” — Timothy Q. Mouse, Dumbo

147. “Today or never; that’s my motto.” — Mary Poppins

148. “If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.” — Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh

149. “Keep moving forward.” — Wilbur, Meet the Robinsons

150. “Cheer up, child. It’ll turn out all right in the end. You’ll see.” — Mrs. Potts, Beauty and the Beast

151. “I don’t know what I’m going to do with my life. But I do know I’m going to live every minute of it.” — Soul

152. “There’s no one I’d rather be than me.” — Ralph, Wreck-It Ralph

153. “I’ve come so far; I can’t go back to where I used to be.” — Jasmine, Aladdin

154. “You’ve gotta let go of that stuff from the past, because it just doesn’t matter! The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now.” — Po, Kung Fu Panda

155. “Float like a Cadillac, sting like a Beemer.” — Lightning McQueen, Cars

156. “If you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.” — Cinderella

157. “Once in a while, someone amazing comes along… and here I am!” — Tigger, Winnie the Pooh

158. “All right, Lewis. Knock ’em dead. That was a figure of speech. Please don’t kill anyone.” — Wilbur, Meet the Robinsons

159. “I know where your head is, but I’m telling you, you have got to get out of the past and look to the future.” — Mildred, Meet the Robinsons

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