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December 5, 1901 to December 15, 1966; Walt Disney is a world renowned iconic businessman, cartoonist, animator, director, producer, voice actor, and screenwriter. He was born in Chicago to his German-English mother and his Irish-Canadian father. Who would have imagined the legend that was created when, in high school, he started his career as a cartoonist for the school paper, focusing mainly on World War I since it was 1917. After a brief stint in Europe with the Red Cross, Walt returned to the states and started his career, first with newspaper cartoons then into local advertisements. His cartoons became incredibly popular but his first studio adventure, Laugh-O-Gram, fell into bankruptcy. Afterwards, Disney moved to Hollywood to try again. After the success of Oswald the Rabbit, he had a falling out with the new studio and subsequently found himself unemployed again. This time Walt and his staff created one of history's most well-known animated characters - Mickey Mouse - and even lent Mickey his very own voice. The company that he founded with his brother Roy, Walt Disney Productions later to become The Walt Disney Company, is one of the most famous movie production companies in the world. During his life, Walt received 59 Academy Award nominations, won 22 of them, and even received 4 honorary awards. The entire roster of Disney's successful characters and movies is almost too long to list. A year after his death from lung cancer, the Walt Disney Company broke ground on the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work.
I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
Walt Disney

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Walt Disney

If you can dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney

Nothing is impossible.
Walt Disney

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and
hope they were entertained.
Walt Disney

Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination
left in the world.
Walt Disney

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.
Walt Disney

You'll be a poorer person all your life if you don't know some of the great stories and great
poems.
Walt Disney

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney

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.
Walt Disney

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
Walt Disney

Whether you say you can't or you can, you're right.
Walt Disney

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.
Walt Disney

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national
resource - the minds of our
children.
Walt Disney

When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
Walt Disney

No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will
come true.
Walt Disney

Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.
Walt Disney

I do not like to repeat successes. I like to go on to other things.
Walt Disney

Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done right.
Walt Disney

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

If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.
Walt Disney

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and best of all,
you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.
Walt Disney

The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.
Walt Disney

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.
Walt Disney

Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.
Walt Disney

Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand
things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed
of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to
pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things;
but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him
from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.
Walt Disney

Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children.
Walt Disney

Get a good idea, and stay with it. Dog it and work at it until it's done, and done right.
Walt Disney

That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.
Walt Disney

When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of
his popularity.
Walt Disney

I have long felt that the way to keep children out of trouble is to keep them interested in
things. Lecturing to children
is no answer to delinquency. Preaching won't keep youngsters
out of trouble, but keeping their minds occupied will.
Walt Disney

I do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be
six or sixty.
Walt Disney

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