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Disneyland is the star, everything else is in the supporting role.
 

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

Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.
[Excellence]
 

Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. But just as a muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it.
 

Faith I have, in myself, in humanity, in the worthwhileness of the pursuits in entertainment for the masses. But wide awake, not blind faith, moves me. My operations are based on experience, thoughtful observation and warm fellowship with my neighbors at home and around the world.
 

Fancy being remembered around the world for the invention of a mouse!
 

For every laugh, there should be a tear.
 

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

Girls bored me - they still do. I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known.
 

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

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

I believe in being an innovator.
[Being]
 

I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, because dreams offer too little collateral.
 

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

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

I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
 

I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.
 

I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.
[Against]
 

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.
 

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.
 


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