“I wanted to retain my individuality. I was afraid of being hampered by studio policies. I knew if someone else got control, I would be restrained.”
“I take great pride in the artistic development of cartoons. Our characters are made to go through emotions.”
“I am corny, you know? But I think there are just about 140 million people in this country who are just as corny as I am.”
“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.”
“I believe in being a motivator.”
“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.”
“When I was a kid, a book I read advised young artists to be themselves. That decided it for me. I was a corny kind of guy, so I went in for corn.”
“I have never been interested in personal gain or profit. This business and this studio have been my entire life.”
“I am interested in entertaining people, in bringing pleasure, particularly laughter, to others, rather than being concerned with ‘expressing’ myself with obscure creative impressions.”
“I don’t make pictures just to make money. I make money to make more pictures.”
“Most of my life I have done what I wanted to do. I have had fun on the job.”
“Whenever I go on a ride, I’m always thinking of what’s wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.”
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
“I am in no sense of the word a great artist, not even a great animator; I have always had men working for me whose skills were greater than my own. I am an idea man.”
“So this is love, so this is what makes life divine.”
“I am not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other motion picture company.”
“Money doesn’t excite me, my ideas excite me.”
A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there.
Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.