128 Magical Disney Quotes That Will Make You Wish Upon A Star

128 Magical Disney Quotes That Will Make You Wish Upon A Star

November 14, 2019 Updated September 17, 2020

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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.. From old favorites to new Disney classics like Tangled, Moana, and Frozen, these Disney quotes are going to take you down memory lane. 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)

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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.”


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.”

 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. “Good bye 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)

Walt Disney Quotes:

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

53. If you don’t like Cinderella because she seems so “naive” 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.”

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

55.  “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.”

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

57. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

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 story telling 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.”

More Quotes From Characters

115. “Life’s too short to always be serious.” — Goofy

116. “When I find it, I don’t need it. When I need it, I don’t find it.”  — Goofy

117. Fairy Godmother : [singing]  “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 the thingamabob, that does the job, is “Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.”

118. “I have magic hair that glows when I sing.” — Rapunzel

119. “I like warm hugs.” — Olaf

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

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

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

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

126. “Change mocks us with her beauty.” – Olaf

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

128. “Did you know that water has memory?” – Olaf