Walt Disney and his movies have been an inspiration for me all my life.
His beautifully created stories have had a profound impact on me while growing up and still resonate with me as an adult today.
But not only his movies do inspire, but Disney himself has left us with some powerful quotes.
„All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
Dream! As much and as often as you can. But don’t just dream. Make sure you find the courage to go after your dreams as well.
„Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.”
Always do your best. And then, simply let go, because there’s nothing else you can do.
„The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”
You are beautiful and unique just the way you are. Even more so if you have learned to love and accept yourself and are kind and non-jugdemental towards yourself.
„There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.”
Books have a unique magic and can carry us into a completely new world that can teach you so much.
„The difference in winning and losing is most often…not quitting.”
Being successful in the end has a lot to do with failing over and over and over again. But keep going, don’t quit! Eventually, you will get it right!
From Mickey’s Christmas Carol
„The more you give of yourself, the richer you become.”
Kindness, compassion, giving back are happiness drivers and so incredibly easy to practice.
„A hero’s strongest muscle is his heart.”
We all know heroes from movies, like Superman or Spiderman. But we also find heroes in everyday life. They show heart, they are not afraid to ask for help and are also more than willing to give it. They are authentic and not afraid to stand up for what they believe in. They live life courageously and give everyone around them hope.
From Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
„One act of kindness often inspires another.”
All positives, may that be kindness, love or courage, have a ripple effect. If you start with one act of kindness, you’re sure to inspire at least one more in another human being. Just think about how many people you can reach with just one simple act of kindness.
„You can’t fly if you don’t try.”
First steps are never easy, especially if it’s something you’ve never done before. But you will never know if you don’t try.
„The only wrong way to live is with contempt for others.”
Because that contempt that you can’t let go of will come back and harm you. You’ll do yourself a favor by not hanging on to such a negative feeling.
From Sleeping Beauty
„Sometimes the right thing is the hardest thing to do.”
Usually, there’s is no easy path to a place worth going. So getting there might be one of the hardest things you’ll do, but it’ll definitely be worth it.
From The Aristocats
„There are times when you have to be lost before you can find a new road.”
How often have you been really lost? It doesn’t feel great to through a phase like that. But emerging at the and of it, stronger and happier is the best feeling ever. So sometimes you simply have to get lost before you can get on the right path.
From Beauty and the Beast
„True love means putting another’s happiness above your own.”
True love is unconditional and it’s on of the greatest, most adventurous and courageous feelings you’ll ever have, to love someone that much.
From The Emperor’s Groove
„Even though you may have been wronged in the past, you’ve got to keep doing right.”
There is probably not one soul on this planet who hasn’t been wronged before. It happens. But, even though you had to go through that, stay authentic, stay true, show heart, show compassion and keep doing the right thing!