10 Most Inspiring Disney Movie Quotes

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Disney has given us fans so many things like inspiration, motivation, and most of all, magic. The gift of believing has never fallen short in any Disney film and has always given the message to never give up. Inspirational Disney quotes are for every day, as you walk through the Disney Parks and walk through your life.

Disney has compiled some of “our most important quotes”, which I cannot argue are some of the best. Walt Disney himself is known for some pivotal words, that still inspire today. A famous Walt Disney quote is “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it all started with a mouse.” That mouse being Mickey Mouse, of course!

While this list could easily hit 100, in celebration of Disney’s 100 anniversary, it has been condensed to the 10 most inspiring of all.

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1-5 Most Inspiring Disney Movie Quotes

1.”I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now!” – Edna Mode, ‘The Incredibles’ (2004)

2. “The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” —The Emperor of China, ‘Mulan’ (1998)

3. “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” – Rafiki, ‘The Lion King’ (1994)

4. “For a true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” —Zeus, ‘Hercules’ (1997)


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5. “Success doesn’t come for free. You have to do whatever it takes to seize your moment.” —Ernesto De La Cruz, ‘Coco’ (2017)

6-10 Most Inspiring Disney Movie Quotes

6. “They say if you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true.” —Princess Aurora, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ (1959)

7. “If you do your best each and every day, good things are sure to come your way.” —Tiana, ‘The Princess, and the Frog’ (2009)

8. “Life’s a little bit messy. We all make mistakes. No matter what type of animal you are, change starts with you.” —Judy Hopps, ‘Zootopia’ (2016)

9. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -‘Winnie the Pooh’ (1977)

10. “You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. What I say is true—anyone can cook … but only the fearless can be great.” —Chef Gusteau, ‘Ratatouille’ (2007)


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I most certainly saved the best for last. Chef Gusteau may just be one of the most inspiring characters Disney has created who is technically not the main character like many quotes coming from princesses or their main roles. For even more inspiration, you can see the “60 Best Disney Quotes” on Readers Digest, sprinkling some more magic on your day.

We could all use a friend, or a line to inspire us on some of our harder days. Share this link with your loved ones, to bring some magic into their lives today!

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.