13 Disney Quotes to Inspire You to Be Creative


These quotes from Disney will encourage you to follow your dreams and be more creative to live happily!

1. "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."- Walt Disney


Coming from the original man himself, these are words of encouragement. Dreaming and aspiring to succeed is a wonderful way to achieve your dreams. Dreams and goals are a staple for starting the creative process, so listening to Walt Disney would get the ball rolling!

2. "The only way to get what you want in this world is through hard work!"- Princess Tiana

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In 2009, Disney came out with The Princess and the Frog. This movie shows that working through tough times will help you achieve your goals. Princess Tiana believes in hard work and determination because those help in every aspect of life. Trying your best may feel like you are going nowhere but, remember that even the smallest amount of effort counts towards a larger goal!

3. "Keep your dream alive. Dreaming is still how the strong survive."- Jennifer


Disney's, Oliver and Company (1988), is a masterpiece that carries many values in it's story line. Jennifer as a friend to Oliver, tells him that dreams are what makes the world go 'round. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't achieve your goals or be creative. Not letting others negative opinions alter your dreams, will help you focus on yourself and keep those ideas alive.

4. "Of course, it's been my experience when you hit bottom, the only place left to go is up."- Joshua Sweet


Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) is one Disney movie that shows us that believing in yourself can get you somewhere. Joshua Sweet wants to let the crew know that there is only one direction you can head when you feel like you want to give up. When you feel like you shouldn't be following your dreams or creating new ideas, remember that thinking positive and shooting for the stars will change your destiny.

5. "Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you."- Judy Hopps


Disney's more recent movie, Zootopia (2016) is realistic yet inspiring for change. Judy Hopps is speaking to the newly graduated police academy when she tells them that change starts small. That includes being an inventor, artist, or someone that you never thought you could be. There is nothing wrong with wanting to create new ways to make the world a better place.

6. "It's up to you how far you'll go. If you don't try, you'll never know!"- Merlin


Merlin is a guide for Arthur when he thinks that he can't do anything. This quote is a piece of advice that can be applied when in need of inspiration. You must try before you think that you can't do anything or your ideas will get rejected. It is about trial and error, and when you test your creative limits, you can be unstoppable! (The Sword in the Stone 1963)

7. "If watching is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without you."- Laverne


The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), one of Disney's less popular movies carries some pretty high valuable content to it. When Quasimodo is sitting there feeling like he can't be a part of society, Laverne reminds him that he must not let his looks define him. It's about taking action and grabbing a hold of your life, one section at a time.

8. "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all."- The Emperor


As Mulan is riding away to return home, the emperor is telling Li Shang this statement. Even if it wasn't said to Mulan's face, she is recognized as versatile and flexible in tough times. When you think it gets too hard to bear, remember that being able to break through that shell is a challenge in itself. (Mulan 1998)

9. "You are braver than you believe. Stronger than you seem. And smarter than you think."- Christopher Robin


Winnie the Pooh (1977) is priceless and carries quite a bit of values or encouraging statements from each character. Pooh does not want to lose Christopher Robin because he thinks he cannot survive without him. So, Christopher Robin gives him a little motivation and tells him that he needs to give himself more credit. When you don't think you can do it anymore, know that you deserve more credit than given and pursuing your beliefs are worth it!

10. 'The very things that held you down are going to carry you up and up and up!"- Timothy Q. Mouse

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One of Disney's oldest movies, Dumbo (1941) is heartbreaking but speaks volumes about being socially unacceptable or being humiliated for the way one looks. During Timothy Q. Mouse's speech to Dumbo he tells him that he should use the thing that has held him back in the past. Take what has made him a social outcast and use it to his advantage. This is something that a creative person should do. If you want to be creative and pursue your dreams, use your resources or take the thing that has been holding you back and reconstruct it to benefit you.

11. 'Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one."- Grandmother Willow


Pocahontas (1995), a movie of love, distrust, and dreams of guidance. Grandmother Willow guides Pocahontas throughout the movie and when she feels lost or that she isn't taking the right path, she makes sure that Pocahontas knows life isn't easy. This applies when you are feeling like your idea isn't going to cut it, nothing in life is easy but we have to keep trying to get our visions out there!

12. "Just think of happy thoughts and you'll fly!"- Peter Pan


Peter Pan (1953) is a magical movie that speaks to the imagination. Peter Pan wants the children to come to Never Land with him, so he encourages them to think positive thoughts. With a pinch of pixie dust and happy thoughts, the kids are off with the Pan. This quote can be used literally in the movie, or as an uplifting thought when you are afraid to put your ideas out there. Being positive is one of the only ways we can live happily and feel like we are accomplishing our goals.

13. "Sometimes our strengths lie beneath the surface."- Moana


One of Disney's most recent movies, Moana (2016) is packed full of inspiring scenes, characters, and achievements to pick and choose from. Moana is speaking to HeiHei because he doesn't seem like the smartest in the world. She is telling him that it doesn't matter what you look like, it's how you contribute positively. We don't always know what we are good at and it takes time to figure out what gets your creative juices flowing!