We may think that Walt Disney’s movies are for children, but no, they’re not just for kids. Walt Disney did his works for the child in all of us, whether we’re 6 or 60. It’s safe to say that everyone has at least one fond memory about watching a Disney film as a child. His business is all about bringing happiness to people. If you’re one of those lucky kids, your parents might have fulfilled your dreams by taking you to Disneyland. And for many adults, going to Disneyland still remains a dream.
Indeed, Walt Disney succeeded in creating his own worlds in which children’s imaginations can roam free, and grown-ups’ hearts are touched. He brought smiles and tears to both the young and the old.
We can learn a lot from Disney’s timeless words of wisdom. Here are some of their quotable quotes to remember whenever you need some inspiration:
“You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin (Winnie the Pooh)
Well said, Christopher Robin. Every person can do great things. You are worthy – and don’t let anyone, not even yourself, make you feel otherwise. Nobody is perfect, and everyone has their own bad qualities, but it’s better to concentrate on your strengths and not on your flaws. Believe in yourself, and you can do better.
“Family means no one gets left behind” – Lilo, (Lilo and Stitch)
The most important people in our lives are family. Friends can come and go, but family is forever. Cherish those who are close to you and don’t leave them behind. Keep them by your side, and always have their back.
“If you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.” – Cinderella (Cinderella)
Never give up on your dreams. Anything is possible if you just believe. Unwavering hope and belief in yourself can go a long way.
“Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it or… learn from it.” – Rafiki (The Lion King)
This line from the wise monkey is true. Life is full of ups and downs, and it’s not healthy to dwell in the past. Focus on the now and what lies ahead, not on the things you can’t undo. It’s always wise to think of the past as a learning opportunity.
“Life’s not a spectator sport. If watching is all you’re going to do, then you’re going to watch your life go by without you.” – Laverne (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
All your dreams can come true if you dare to pursue it. Be inspired by others, but don’t just be a spectator. Make something happen for yourself.
“Just keep swimming.” – Dory (Finding Nemo)
No matter what comes your way, just keep going. Never, ever give up. We will all face obstacles and challenges in life, but the best way to respond is to keep moving forward.
“Hakuna Matata.” – Timon and Pumbaa (The Lion King)
We Disney kids all know the song. “It means no worries, for the rest of your days! It’s a problem-free philosophy.” It’s a great mindset to have. It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t care about anything and don’t work for something it means don’t stress over the little things. It pays to enjoy every moment you’re alive.
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” – The Emperor of China (Mulan)
Champions are molded through struggle. Problems and challenges in life make us stronger. So when things are bad, stay positive because something beautiful will come out of it.
“I’m only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn’t mean you go looking for trouble.” – Mufasa (The Lion King)
To enjoy your life, you don’t have to prove yourself to others. Intentionally getting yourself in trouble or a stressful situation can make you look admirable in the eyes of others, but it’s also foolish. Bravery isn’t the absence of fear, but the triumph over fear. Being afraid is natural, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.
“You control your destiny – you don’t need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems.” – Merida (Brave)
Life is unexpected, but there are some things you can control. When there are problems, your mindset and your attitude is the key for you to solve it, not magic.
“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” – Zeus, (Hercules)
People come in all colors, shapes, and sizes, but appearances are only skin-deep. What matters is the condition of our hearts and how we treat others. Be gentle, caring, and kind to others. We only have one life, and it will be a waste to fill it with cruelty and hatred.
“To infinity and beyond!” – Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)
There’s no limit to what you can do. You may box yourself in, but that’s just a self-imposed constraint because of fear or to keep yourself comfortable. Don’t doubt yourself and don’t settle if you are not fulfilled. Go beyond your comfort zone.
“If you cannot say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.“ – Thumper (Bambi)
Enough said, Thumper. There’s a virtue with honesty, but sometimes, it’s better to stay quiet rather than hurt someone with your words. You’ll never know the impact of harsh words to other people.
“The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.” – Timothy Q. Mouse (Dumbo)
Love yourself and accept your own flaws. No one has it all together. It may be hard to do, but you can rejoice in your failures and weaknesses, because if you kept going, someday it will be a beautiful testimony.
“She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.“ – Narrator (Beauty and the Beast)
Beauty is fleeting, so don’t let the looks of a person fool yourself. Who you are inside matters more than what you look on the outside.
“Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours.” – Olaf (Frozen)
Love is not selfish. You learn how to love if you know how to think of others and their well-being, not just yours.
“Don’t spend your time looking around for something you want that can’t be found.” – Baloo (The Jungle Book)
A lot of people spend so much time pining after things in life that they don’t really need or for people who are not meant for them. You need to let them come to you once in a while.
“Sometimes, the right path is not the easiest one.” – Grandmother Willow (Pocahontas)
Amen to that, grandma. In this life, the right thing to do isn’t always easy, but once you follow it, you’ll see why it had to be that hard.
“Fairy tales can come true. You got to make them happen; it all depends on you.” – Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
We see a recurring theme here – we are the ones who build our destiny. What happens in our life is a result of our choices and decisions, so if you want your fairy tale dream to happen, make it happen.
“I’m bad, and that’s good. I will never be good, and that’s not bad. There’s no one I’d rather be than me.” – Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph)
Don’t force yourself trying to be the other person. Embrace your uniqueness, because, despite your flaws and weaknesses, there are things in this world that only you can bring to life.