Authored by: Darby Duncan
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Everyone gets down now and then and sometimes we just need some help to get back up again. One thing that helps me are quotes. Whether they are book quotes, movie quotes, or just famous sayings, they can be uplifting. My “go-to” quotes are Disney quotes—guaranteed to make you smile and lift your spirits.
Whether you’re just having a rough day or going through a tough time, here are the top 5 Disney quotes I find to be most inspirational and encouraging:
1.“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.”
You can always count on Walt Disney to have something inspirational to say. I love this quote because it reminds me to always be smiling and laughing. Life is too short to waste it by not laughing. It reminds me to always use my imagination and create because there is no age limit on creativity. And it reminds me to never give up on my dreams.
2. “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” -Lion King
This quote is so important. We all make mistakes and have regrets, but it is important to learn not to dwell on them. Our past mistakes and regrets are only ‘teachable moments’ which help us learn what to do in the future, and, when faced, can provide a valuable learning experience.
3. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” -Walt Disney
We must never forget that dreams are important. We should never give up on them. Sometimes we just need to be reminded that it is possible to achieve our dreams. Anything is possible if you work for it.
4. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” -Pirates of the Caribbean
Attitude is everything! People always bring up how your attitude will change the situation and they are right. Sometimes you can’t control the situation you are placed in, but you can control how you react to it. Choose to stay positive and worry less.
5. “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” -Walt Disney
I love this quote because it reminds us that bad things happen and that’s ok. You are going to go through bad things in your life; however, sometimes those bad things are exactly what you need to lead you to something better, and could ultimately end up being the best thing for you.
Disney provides so many inspirational quotes, whether they are from their movies or even Walt Disney himself. You can always count on Disney to uplift you!