175 Disney Quotes That Will Bring Back Childhood Memories

Disney quotes have the uncanny ability to return us to a moment in time. As most of us experienced the joy of watching Disney movies as children, Disney quotes from the movies we enjoyed as little ones can immediately return us to the moment we first heard them. We wanted to discover the best Disney quotes out there so we did some digging for you.

We found nearly 200 memorable Disney quotes to share with you! We will start out with Walt Disney quotes because he said many a wise and whimsical thing in his lifetime. Then, we will look at some of the most beloved Disney quotes from the movies were grew up loving as well as some new entries from newer films that you might not have had the pleasure of hearing yet. All right! Let’s get the magic started!

Check Out These Magical, Heartwarming Disney Quotes!

Walt Disney Quotes

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Let’s kick things off with some Walt Disney quotes. After all, he’s the man who started it all!

  • “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.”
  • “If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there’s some way to do it.”
  • “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.”
  • “When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
  • “Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, then worrying won’t make it any better.”
  • “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
  • ”First, think. Second, dream. Third, believe. And finally, dare.”

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  • “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”
  • “Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.”
  • “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
  • “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.”
  • “Girls bored me – they still do. I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I’ve ever known”
  • “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
  • “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.”

More Inspiring Walt Disney Quotes

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  • “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”
  • “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”
  • “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.”
  • “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.”
  • “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”
  • “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”
  • “Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language.”

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  • “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.”
  • “Whenever I go on a ride, I’m always thinking of what’s wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.”
  • “All cartoon characters and fables must be an exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.”
  • “Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.”
  • “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”
  • “I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.”
  • “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.”

Walt Disney Quotes That Dazzle

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  • “When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it’s because he’s so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.”
  • “You reach a point where you don’t work for money.”
  • “A man should never neglect his family for business.”
  • “I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.”
  • “You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”
  • “I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”
  • “I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.”

People Recorded a Ton of Walt Disney Quotes

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  • “I try to build a full personality for each of our cartoon characters — to make them personalities.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “Laughter is America’s most important export.”
  • “I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn’t know how to get along without it.”
  • “Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource — the minds of our children.”
  • “Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.”

Even More Notable Walt Disney Quotes

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  • “Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.”
  • “We allow no geniuses around our Studio.”
  • “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”
  • “We are not trying to entertain the critics. I’ll take my chances with the public.”
  • “We believed in our idea — a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.”
  • “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.”
  • “I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment.”
  • “The era we are living in today is a dream of coming true.”
  • “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.”

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  • “There’s nothing funnier than the human animal.”
  • “Disneyland is the star, everything else is in the supporting role.”
  • “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.”
  • “I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”

Even More Walt Disney Quotes

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  • “We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
  • “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.”
  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
  • ”All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
  • “For every laugh, there should be a tear.”
  • “Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.”
  • “[Cinderella] 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.”

Disney Quotes from Characters In Movies

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Let’s switch gears and look at some notable Disney quotes that you will hear in many of your beloved childhood movies.

  • “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)
  • “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)
  • “Because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I look at you and I’m home.” — Dory (Finding Nemo)
  • “Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours.” — Olaf (Frozen)
  • “Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” — Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • “The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.” — Timothy Mouse (Dumbo)
  • “A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” — Hercules (Hercules)

More Disney Quotes from Movies

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  • “If everybody got somebody by the hand, maybe everyone could learn and understand.” — Sebastian (The Little Mermaid)
  • “Every minute spent in your company becomes the new best moment of my life.” — Bolt (Bolt)
  • “I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.” — John Smith (Pocahontas)
  • “How do you spell love? You don’t spell love. You feel it.” — Piglet and Pooh (Winnie the Pooh)
  • “Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.” — Pooh (Winnie the Pooh)
  • “My dream wouldn’t be complete without you in it.” — Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
  • “Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.” — Pooh (Winnie the Pooh)

More Disney Quotes from Movies

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  • “Your library makes our small corner of the world feel big…” — Belle (Beauty & The Beast)
  • “Close your mouth, please, Michael. We are not a codfish.” — Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins)
  • “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin (Winnie the Pooh)
  • “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)
  • “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” — Gusteau (Ratatouille)
  • “The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.” — Timothy Mouse (Dumbo)
  • “Giving up is for rookies.” — Philoctetes (Hercules)

More Disney Quotes to Warm Your Heart

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  • “When will my reflection show who I am inside?” — Mulan (Mulan)
  • “I’m only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.” —Mufasa (The Lion King)
  • “Always let your conscience be your guide.” —The Blue Fairy (Pinocchio)
  • “You’re mad. Bonkers. Off your head … But I’ll tell you a secret … some of the best people are.” — Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
  • “When you’re the best of friends having so much fun together, you’re not even aware you’re such a funny pair.” — Song (The Fox and the Hound)
  • “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” —Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)
  • “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)

Even More Lovable Disney Quotes

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  • “Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.” — Merida (Brave)
  • “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)
  • “The only thing predictable about life is its unpredictability.” — Remy (Ratatouille)
  • “Today is a good day to try.” — Quasimodo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” —Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • “Don’t just fly, soar.” —Dumbo (Dumbo)
  • “Now, think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings.” — Peter Pan (Peter Pan)

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More Brilliant Disney Quotes

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  • “Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.” — Grandmother Willow (Pocahontas)
  • “You are my greatest adventure.” — Mr. Incredible (The Incredibles)
  • “You don’t have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring!” — Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast)
  • “Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” — Rapunzel (Tangled)
  • “Some people are worth melting for.” — Olaf (Frozen)
  • “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind.” — Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)
  • “To face the future with another who means more than any other is to be loved.” — (The Rescuers)

More Disney Quotes to Save for a Rainy Day

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  •  “To laugh at yourself is to love yourself.” — Mickey Mouse
  • “I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” — The Captain (Wall-E)
  • “But they say if you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true.” — Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Flynn Rider: “You were my new dream.” / Rapunzel: “And you were mine.” — (Tangled)
  • “You’re never too old to be young” — Happy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)
  • “Every adventure requires a first step.” — Alice (Alice In Wonderland)
  • “When you find out who you are, you find out what you need.” — Mama Odie (The Princess And The Frog)
  • “I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” — The Captain (Wall-E)
  • “But they say if you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true.” — Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

More Excellent Disney Quotes

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  • “When you hear that music playin’, hear what I’m saying, it makes you feel all right.” — “Down in New Orleans” Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)
  • “I swear, I’m sweatin’ like a sinner in church!” — Charlotte (The Princess And The Frog)
  • “I never look back, darling! It distracts me from the now.” — Edna Mode (The Incredibles)
  • “Listen with your heart. You will understand.” — Pocahontas (Pocahontas)
  • “It serves me right for wishing on stars.” — Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)
  • “The only way to get what you want in this world is through hard work.” — Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)
  • “What you give is what you get.” — Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)

More Disney Quotes from Your Favorite Movies

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  • “Change mocks us with her beauty.” — Olaf (Frozen 2)
  • “We’re calling this controlling what you can when things feel out of control.” — Olaf (Frozen 2)
  • “Did you know that water has memory?” — Olaf (Frozen 2)
  • “There’s no way I’m kissin’ a frog and eatin’ a bug on the same day.” — Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)
  • “Straight from heaven up above, here is a baby for you to love.” — Mr. Stork (Dumbo)
  • “What’s the matter with his ears? I don’t see nothin’ wrong with ’em. I think they’re cute.” — Timothy Q. Mouse (Dumbo)
  • “Embrace what makes you different.” — Dumbo (Dumbo)
  • “Change mocks us with her beauty.” — Olaf (Frozen 2)

Even More Disney Quotes to Know

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  • “I’m gonna do my best to take my place in the sun.” — Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)
  • “See the line where the sky meets the sea, it calls me. And no one knows, how far I’ll go.” — Moana (Moana)
  • “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)
  • “I’ve climbed the mountain, I’ve crossed the river, and I’m almost there.” — Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)
  • “If you do your best each and every day, good things are sure to come your way.” — Tiana (The Princess And The Frog)
  • “The wilderness isn’t quite what I expected. It’s wild!” — Russell (Up)
  • “There’s a great big hunk of world down there with no fence around it.” — Tramp (Lady & The Tramp)

More Disney Quotes to Enjoy

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  • “You control your destiny — you don’t need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems.”  — Merida (Brave)
  • “Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.” — Fairy Godmother (Cinderella)
  • “I have magic hair that glows when I sing.” — Rapunzel (Tangled)
  • “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”  — The Emperor (Mulan)
  • “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)
  • “Change is nature, dad. The part that we can influence. And it starts when we decide.” — Remy (Ratatouille)
  • “You’re in Paris now, baby. My town.” — Remy (Ratatouille)

More Beloved Disney Quotes

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  •  “I like warm hugs.” — Olaf (Frozen)
  • “Rest your head close to my heart never to part, baby of mine.” — Mrs. Jumbo (Dumbo)
  • “The very things that held you down are gonna carry you up and up and up.” — Timothy Q. Mouse (Dumbo)
  • “Today or never; that’s my motto.” — Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins)
  • “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)
  • “Keep moving forward.” — Wilbur (Meet the Robinsons )
  • “I’ve always loved the idea of summer, and sun, and all things hot.” — Olaf (Frozen)

Keep Going with Even More Disney Quotes

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  • “Cheer up, child. It’ll turn out all right in the end. You’ll see.” — Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast)
  • “I’ve come so far; I can’t go back to where I used to be.” — Jasmine (Aladdin)
  • “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)
  • “Float like a Cadillac, sting like a Beemer.” — Lightning McQueen (Cars)
  • “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.” — Joe (Soul)
  • “There’s no one I’d rather be than me.” — Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph)

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  • “You booked a river cruise and you can’t swim?” — Frank Wolff (Jungle Cruise)
  • “You know, we underdogs have to look for each other, right?” — Giulia (Luca)
  • “I’m just getting started, darling.” — Cruella de Vil (Cruella)
  • “Let me give you some advice: If you need to talk about power, you don’t have it.” — Baroness (Cruella)
  • “The thing is, I was born brilliant, born bad, and a little bit mad. I’m Cruella.” — Cruella de Vil (Cruella)
  • “It may feel impossible, but sometimes you just have to take the first step, even before you’re ready.” — Sisu (Raya and the Last Dragon)
  • “Yeah, I knew I couldn’t handle rolling solo. You’re nothing without your band.” — Raya (Raya and the Last Dragon)

More Incredible Disney Quotes

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  • “If we listen to each other’s hearts we’ll find we’re never too far apart, and maybe love is the reason why, for the first time ever, we’re seeing eye to eye.” — Powerline (A Goofy Movie)
  • “What if we are here for a reason? What if we are part of something truly divine?” Dr. Alex Murry (A Wrinkle in Time)
  • “The only thing faster than light is the darkness.” — Mrs. Which (A Wrinkle in Time)
  • “Treguna, Mekoides, Trecorum, Satis Dee!” — Miss Price (Bedknobs and Broomsticks)
  • “It is not what things are; it is what they seem to be. Is that not so, Madam?” — Mr. Browne (Bedknobs and Broomsticks)
  • “It dancin’ time. Ursula wanna dance” — George (George of the Jungle)
  • “Our family’s little now, and we don’t have many toys… But if you want, you could be a part of it. You could be our baby, and we’d raise you to be good.” Lilo (Lilo & Stitch)

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Final Disney Quotes

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  • “Far from the ones who abandoned you chasing the love of these humans who made you feel wanted. You tried to be tough, but your armor’s just not hard enough!” — Tamatoa (Moana)
  • “I don’t scratch my head unless it itches and I don’t dance unless I hear some music. I will not be intimidated. That’s the way it is.” — Coach Boone (Remember the Titans)
  • “I’m going to miss this old raggedy place, but I sure ain’t gonna worry about it.” — David Lee (Sounder)
  • “This is Yzma, the emperor’s advisor, living proof that dinosaurs once roamed the Earth.” — Kuzco (The Emperor’s New Groove)
  • “That’s the last time we take directions from a squirrel.” — Yzma (The Emperor’s New Groove)
  • “There’s always a chance, Doctor, as long as one can think.” Basil (The Great Mouse Detective)
  • “Now, boy, flying is not merely some crude, mechanical process. It is a delicate art. Purely aesthetic. Poetry of motion. And the best way to learn it is to do it.” — Archimedes the Owl (The Sword in the Stone)

There you go! Did you enjoy these fabulous Disney quotes? We hope you feel inspired by them and that some even took you back to a simpler time. Disney quotes have the weird ability to return us to our childhoods in the very best way. Keep several on hand for whenever you need a pick-me-up!

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