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"Walt Disney was my great hero." - Stanislav Grof

"Walt Shaub is a true ethics hero for speaking out." - Reince Priebus

"Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness." - James Macarthur

"I have never read a line of Walt Whitman." - Mary Maclane

"I look like Walt Disney just threw up." - Ryan Stiles

"I first met Walt Disney 25 or 30 years ago." - Paul Winchell

"There are many ways to study Walt Disney, but I think learning about Walt as a leader probably has had the biggest impact on me." - Pat Williams

"I meet new Walt Whitmans everyday. There are a dozen of them afloat. I don't know which Walt Whitman I am." - Walt Whitman

"Walt had a marvelous intuition. And because he understood people very well, liked them and had great respect for people, there was nothing cynical about Walt." - John Hench

"The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman and Nietzsche." - Isadora Duncan

"To restore a sense of reality, I think Walt Disney should have a Hardluckland." - Jack Paar

"Beloved Renegade is a meditation on Walt Whitman, on tenderness, on dying." - Robert Gottlieb

"Who's Chernabog?" Grumbled Maybeck. Philby answered,"Only the most powerful villian Walt Disney ever created." - Ridley Pearson

"We speak with one voice," Walt said. "Especially on this matter. No one hurts Sadie Kane." - Rick Riordan

"I want to be the next Walt Disney, only a little more wicked." - American McGee

"Walt Disney and I always said we were two children looking for our inner adults." - Dick Van Dyke

"My very identities as a reader and a writer began at the Walt Whitman branch library." - Paula Spencer

"Walt Disney believed in himself instead of worrying what others were saying." - Chris Brogan

"I have the kiss of Walt Whitman still on my lips" - Oscar Wilde

"Mickey Mouse was supposed to be called Mortimer, but Walt Disney's wife found it creepy" - Adam Anderson

"Mickey Mouse was supposed to be called Mortimer, but Walt Disney's wife found it creepy" - Adam Anderson

"I have the kiss of Walt Whitman still on my lips." - Oscar Wilde

"I make a pact with you, Walt Whitman- I have detested you long enough." - Ezra Pound

"Walt is dead. And, after a couple of hours at Epcot, you'll wish you were, too." - P. J. O'Rourke

"I caught my second wife screwing my stepdad. OK? It's a cruel world, Walt. Grow up." - Saul

"Pleasured equally In seeking as in finding, Each detail minding, Old Walt went seeking And finding." - Langston Hughes

"I joined Walt Disney, went to work, December 2nd 1935, so obviously, I'm not too young!" - Marc Davis

"I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father." - Annette Funicello

"'Beloved Renegade' is a meditation on Walt Whitman, on tenderness, on dying." - Robert Gottlieb

"I look up to Walt Disney and what he has done." - Tyra Banks

"In market valuation, Yahoo is worth about as much Walt Disney and the News Corporation combined." - Alex Berenson

"Florida has tons of entertainment opportunities because Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are there." - Kevin Richardson

"Walt gave me a VIP tour of the studio. I remember people doing voices." - Paul Winchell

"'Bolt' was made by Walt Disney Animation Studios, not by Pixar." - John Lasseter

"Walt Disney always said, 'For every laugh, there should be a tear.' I believe in that." - John Lasseter

"His feeling was the name Walt Disney represented all of us. Walt was hanging by his teeth financially and really I think he was for most of his career. Not at all like today." - Marc Davis

"The actual American childhood is less Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney than Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe." - Susan Cheever

"We really believe that Walt Disney is a very able company with great depth and a great set of franchises." - Robert Iger

"I blame Walt Disney; well he has to find voice actors better than me somehow doesn't he?" - Zach Braff

"Walt Kelly was much more interested in allegory and politics, and I'm much more interested in metaphors and myth." - Jeff Smith

"I didn't even know I could write music, but somehow Walt did. He tapped my hidden talents." - Xavier Atencio

"I did' even know I could write music, but somehow Walt did. He tapped my hidden talents." - Xavier Atencio

"Walt Shaub is a dedicated public servant, has come up through the ranks under both Democrats and Republicans." - Reince Priebus

"I think there were two great gay Americans obviously, and that was Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman." - Andrew Sullivan

"I'm privileged and grateful to lead The Walt Disney Company and our talented, dedicated team at this exciting time." - Bob Iger

"We really believe that Walt Disney is a very able company with great depth and a great set of franchises." - Bob Iger

"I got into a fight with Walt Disney: I always pick the wrong people to fight with." - Frank Tashlin

"Walt put everything he knew about communication with images into the park, so it was very familiar." - John Hench

"Nobody now is going from department to another department. Only Walt did that. I was very fond of him, really." - John Hench

"My first ambition was to be an animator for Walt Disney. Then I wanted to be a magazine cartoonist." - John Updike

"I do what I do because of Walt Disney. Goofy. Mickey Mouse. I never forgot how their films entertained me." - John Lasseter

"Walt Whitman, he who laid end to end words never seen in each other's company before outside of a dictionary." - David Lodge

"Not for a moment, beautiful aged Walt Whitman, have I failed to see your beard full of butterflies." - Federico Garcia Lorca

"I think probably I've been influenced by Chekhov and Walt Disney, if you see what I mean." - Tom Stoppard

"I learned my first lesson at the Walt Disney Company about not being able to trust my associates." - Michael Ovitz

"Walt Whitman's a hell of a lot more revolutionary than any Russian poet I've ever heard of." - John Dos Passos

"I always knew in my heart Walt Whitman's mind to be more like my own than any other man's living." - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"The death of Walt Disney is a loss to all the people of the world. In everything he did, Walt had an intuitive way of reaching out and touching the hearts and mind of young and old alike. His entertainment was an international language. For more than 40 years, people have looked to Walt Disney for the finest quality in family entertainment. There is no way to replace Walt Disney. He was an extraordinary man. Perhaps there will never be another like him... The world will always be a better place because Walt Disney was its master showman." - Roy O. Disney

"Walt Disney World is tribute to the philosophy and life of Walter Elias Disney... and to the talents, the dedication, and the loyalty of the entire Disney organization that made Walt Disney's dream come true. May Walt Disney World bring Joy and Inspiration and New Knowledge to all who come to this happy place... a Magic Kingdom where the young at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn - together." - Roy O. Disney

"Walt loved technology. He didn't understand it half the time, but the beauty of good technology was that he didn't have to understand it. Just use it." - Ridley Pearson

"Cartoonist Walt Disney has made the twentieth century's only important contribution to music. Disney has made use of music as language." - Jerome Kern

"We all fear loneliness, madness, dying. Shakespeare and Walt Whitman, Leopardi and Hart Crane will not cure those fears. And yet these poets bring us fire and light." - Harold Bloom

"And if someone doesn't believe in any afterlife?" I asked. Walt gave me a sad look. "Then that's what they experience." - Rick Riordan

"I realized that anyone who dared to hurt me would suffer his full wrath, and Walt wasn't going to hold him back." - Rick Riordan

"Walt Whitman is HOT! I mean, that guy could sound his barbaric yawps over the roofs of my world any time." - John Green

"It is no discredit to Walt Whitman that he wrote Leaves of Grass, only that he did not burn it afterwards." - Thomas Wentworth Higginson

"It's a mixed crowd at the dogs - black, white, hispanic - but to Walt they all look like Jackie Gleason. Heavyset guys with big plans and polyester souls." - John Sayles

"He who touches the soil of Manhattan and the pavement of New York, touches, whenever he knows or not, Walt Whitman." - Lewis Mumford

"We blame Walt Disney for goldenrod's undeserved bad name. Despite Sneezy's pronouncement, plants such as goldenrod with heavy, insect-carried pollen rarely cause allergic reaction." - Janet Macunovich

"The values of the Walt Disney company: The four C s: Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, Consistency, and the greatest of these is Confidence." - Anonymous

"You need that same creative force that exists in a building like Disney [Walt Disney Concert Hall] to actually tackle that most prosaic of problems." - William Mcdonough

"Being a Disney VoluntEAR reinforces my belief in Walt's vision for The Walt Disney Company to bring happiness to every family in the world." - Newton Lee

"Where is the Mississippi panorama And the girl who played the piano? Where are you, Walt? The Open Road goes to the used-car lot." - Louis Simpson

"I don't know about that. I'm not a very analytical person. I have various impulses. I've often quoted Walt Whitman's phrase "I contain multitudes." I understand that." - Patti Smith

"We believe it's the biggest advance in animation since Walt Disney started it all with the release of Snow White 50 years ago." - Steve Jobs

"And if someone does' believe in any afterlife?" I asked. Walt gave me a sad look. "Then that's what they experience." - Rick Riordan

"I realized that anyone who dared to hurt me would suffer his full wrath, and Walt was' going to hold him back." - Rick Riordan

"That was the big secret. Walt would do things over and over again, with no regard to money, to get things perfect." - Frank Tashlin

"Every parent, no matter how cultured or sophisticated, will one day succumb to a child's pleas to visit Walt Disney World Resort." - Simon Van Booy

"Walt Disney wasn't making films for kids. Neither were the Muppets. A lot of the great, really cool films, they weren't making them for kids." - Pete Docter

"I've always wanted to work for Walt Disney. That's what I thought I was going to do when I grew up." - Keith Haring

"I share something in common with Norman Rockwell and, for that matter, with Walt Disney, in that I really like to make people happy." - Thomas Kincade

"I share something in common with Norman Rockwell and, for that matter, with Walt Disney. In that I really like to make people happy." - Thomas Kinkade

"The poetry of Walt Whitman. I can return again and again to these magnificent poems and still get pleasure from reading them." - Robert Littell

"I had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee. Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat." - Leonard Maltin

"I share something in common with Norman Rockwell and, for that matter, with Walt Disney, in that I really like to make people happy." - Thomas Kinkade

"Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney. Disney also promised a child's paradise and unlike Marx, delivered on his promise." - John Ralston Saul

"I gotta say - if I clicked on a movie interview, and the first part was all about Walt Whitman, I'd love that article." - Adam Mckay

"Walt Disney was a master of the human psychology. His sense of timing, sense of speed. In a sense, those cartoons are like Rorschach tests." - Twyla Tharp

"I really love poetry. I'm a big E.E. Cummings fan and a big Walt Whitman fan, and I have a big book of poetry." - Mae Whitman

"When Walt Disney was making his films, he trusted his instincts and made films for himself, but they appealed to everybody, not just kids." - John Lasseter

"I do what I do because of Walt Disney - his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining." - John Lasseter

"I guess we're even,Sadie.First,Walt and I rushed off to save you in London.Then,you and Walt rushed off to save me.The only one who got shafted on both deals was Walt.Poor guy gets hauled all over the world pulling us out of trouble" - Rick Riordan

"But Walt and him shared the same kind of optimism. Walt believed in himself, and he was optimistic about what he wanted to do. He just knew it will be okay, and Dali was the same way. They had a great deal in common that way." - John Hench

"Walt understood all of those things, and even common things about people. For instance: Usually you get your idea of what kind of day it is by looking at the horizon, because the horizon is your eye level. So what Walt did is to eliminate the horizon." - John Hench

"Walt Disney had always tried to get more dimension in his animation and when I saw these tapes, I thought, This is it! This is what Walt was waiting for! But when I looked around, nobody at the studio at the time was even halfway interested in it." - John Lasseter

"While it was occasionally done here or there, nobody else had a figurehead like Walt doing it. Jack Warner wasn't on TV. Walt was the boss, but he had a real public profile and he used it to his advantage. And he became a household face." - Leonard Maltin

"The Walt Disney Animation studio is the studio that Walt Disney started himself in 1923, and it's never stopped and never closed its doors and never stopped making animation, and it keeps going as kind of the heart and soul of the company." - John Lasseter

"I loved The Wind in the Willows. ... Walt Disney should be sued for cheapening it as he did. Imagine it, Mickey Mousing all those nice characters. I'm surprised he didn't do it with the New Testament." - Tasha Tudor

"It was not once upon a time, but a certain time in history, before anyone knew what was happening, that Walt Disney cast a spell on the fairy tale, and he has held it captive ever since." - Jack Zipes

"Walt Whitman, a kosmos, of Manhattan the son, Turbulent, fleshy, sensual, eating, drinking and breeding, No sentimentalist, no stander above men and women or apart from them, No more modest than immodest." - Walt Whitman

"So who's perfect? ... Washington had false teeth. Franklin was nearsighted. Mussolini had syphilis. Unpleasant things have been said about Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde. Tchaikovsky had his problems, too. And Lincoln was constipated." - John O'Hara

"I saw you, Walt Whitman, childless, lonely old grubber,poking among the meats in the refrigerator and eyeing the grocery boys. I heard you asking questions of each: Who killed the pork chops? What price bananas? Are you my Angel?" - Allen Ginsberg

"How do I defeat Apophis?" "I'm so glad you asked!" Thoth beamed at me with his multicolored eyes. "Unfortunately, I can't tell you." I glanced at Walt. "Do you want to kill him, or should I?" - Rick Riordan

"I operate under the assumption that the mass media will never be accurate. ... It operates with the objective to simplify and exaggerate, which is exactly what Walt Disney told his cartoonists." - Michael Crichton

"I asked Darrell Royal, the coach of the Texas Longhorns, why he didn't recruit me and he said: 'Well, Walt, we took a look at you and you weren't any good.'" - Walt Garrison

"INCOMPOSSIBLE, adj. Unable to exist if something else exists. Two things are incompossible when the world of being has scope enough for one of them, but not enough for both - as Walt Whitman's poetry and God's mercy to man." - Ambrose Bierce

"When you think about Walt [Disney]'s life, I don't know of anybody on Earth over the last hundred years who has touched as many people as he did. He's touched every nation on Earth." - Pat Williams

"Walt Whitman and Emerson are the poets who have given the world more than anyone else. Perhaps Whitman is not so widely read in England, but England never appreciates a poet until he is dead." - Oscar Wilde

"How do I defeat Apophis?" "I'm so glad you asked!" Thoth beamed at me with his multicolored eyes. "Unfortunately, I ca' tell you." I glanced at Walt. "Do you want to kill him, or should I?" - Rick Riordan

"Molecules are moving. Universes are colliding. Generations are being born and dying simultaneously, throughout eternity. As one of our great American poets, Walt Whitman, once said: "I contain multitudes."" - Frederick Lenz

"Blue Book was now under direct orders to debunk. . . I remember the conversations around the conference table in which it was suggested that Walt Disney or some educational cartoon producer be enlisted in [the] debunking process." - J. Allen Hynek

"One of Walt Whitman's best-known poems is this one: When I heard the learn'd astronomer,.... The trouble is, Whitman is talking through his hat, but the poor soul didn't know any better" - Isaac Asimov

"Randy and I were goggle-eyed as we gazed over the wonders of what Walt Disney had wrought. It was a magnificent demonstration of what God could do if He had more imagination." - Jack Paar

"I've been connected to the most culturally important albums of the past four years, the most influential artists of the past ten years. You have like, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Anna Wintour, David Stern." - Kanye West

"That's what Walt Disney did, and Hewlett and Packard, and the people who built Intel. They created a company to last, not just to make money. That's what I want Apple to be."" - Steve Jobs

"Documentary is, therefore, an approach, which makes use of the artistic faculties to give vivification to fact - to use Walt Whitman's definition of the place of poetry in the modern world." - Beaumont Newhall

"Art is a luxury. It's not necessary for you to - you can work your job and you can make some money and never know who Walt Whitman was, and never read a poem." - Wynton Marsalis

"The two greatest role models in my professional career were Walt Disney and Dr. Deming. Dr. Deming was the Father of Total Quality Management and the person who redefined quality for the entire world." - Bill Capodagli

"There is an old Indian saying, "When legends die, dreams end. When dreams end, there is no more greatness." Leaders like Walt Disney inspire their organizations to keep their legends and stories alive." - Bill Capodagli

"Love for coworkers, love for customers, love for the product and love for self. Walt Disney instilled all of these "loves" in his company. Each of these factors is critical to achieving success in any organization." - Bill Capodagli

"Walt Disney said everything he had ever accomplished was a result of Mickey Mouse. Mickey was Walt's alter ego and he was originally modeled after Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp character. So without Chaplin, who knows what Mickey would have become!" - Bill Capodagli

"[Walt Shaub] is cleared more than 50 percent of the nominations, Republican nominations that have been provided to him so far, versus 20 percent at this point in the [Barack] Obama transition which I worked on." - Reince Priebus

"I dedicate this book to the man who inspired it - to the man who of all men past and present that I have known has the most exalted moral nature - to Walt Whitman." - Richard Maurice Bucke

"You really felt a radical shift in the advance of a poetics that had really been engendered by [Walt] Whitman. This was very exciting. I wanted to work in this environment." - Anne Waldman

"Disneyland is such a big thing to Californians, I discovered that when you cross the border you have to raise your right hand and take an oath that you believe in Walt Disney." - Jack Paar

"So who's perfect?... Washington had false teeth. Franklin was nearsighted. Mussolini had syphilis. Unpleasant things have been said about Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde. Tchaikovsky had his problems, too. And Lincoln was constipated." - John O'Hara

"I blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don't understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you." - James Cameron

"Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake." - Edward Dahlberg

"He had a theory, Walt did, that the religious life, and all the agony that goes with it, is just something God sics on people who have the gall to accuse Him of having created an ugly world." - J D Salinger

"It's art that pushes against psychological and social expectations, that tries to transform decay into something generative, that is replicative in a baroque way, that isn't about progress, and wants to - as Walt Whitman put it - 'contain multitudes.'" - Jerry Saltz

"Storytelling is the game. It's what we all do. It's why Nike is Nike, it's why Apple is Apple, it's why Walt Disney built Disney World and it's why Vince McMahon makes a billion dollars." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"Actually, everything has been said in print... it's a battle of giants and it's something that Walt would say is none of your business - go right on and create the best you can." - Joe Grant

"There is little premium in poetry in a world that thinks of Pound and Whitman as a weight and a sampler, not an Ezra, a Walt, a thing of beauty, a joy forever." - Anna Quindlen

"Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?" - Walt Whitman

"The last person to stand still and repeat himself was Walt Disney. He refused to repeat himself. So to think that he'd be making the same kind of film in the year 2001 that he made in 1941 is absurd." - Leonard Maltin

"There's not one major greatest influence on my career. It would be film and great artists and great imagineers - Jim Henson, Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, people who understand the joy of the imagination." - Zac Posen

"Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do." - Tim Robbins

"Animation translates well to a small screen. When you look at Walt Disney or Chuck Jones - you know, Bugs Bunny - there really isn't any difference if you watch on a very big screen or a computer screen." - Isabella Rossellini

"I think I do myself a disservice by comparing myself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and human beings that we've seen before. It should be more like Willy Wonka... and welcome to my chocolate factory." - Kanye West

"There were no jewelry hidden. Walt wanted this atmosphere: They were supposed to live here, they've been outside somewhere, but they could come back at any minute and catch us." - John Hench

"When Walt Whitman writes in seeming defiance of tradition, he needs tradition for his protection, for the butcher and the baker and the candlestick-maker grow merry over him when they meet his work by chance." - William Butler Yeats

"I always knew in my heart Walt Whitman's mind to be more like my own than any other man's living. As he is a very great scoundrel this is not a pleasant confession." - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"If anyone asks you if you're taken," I said, "the answer is yes." "I think I can live with that," he promised. "Good," I said. "Because you don't want to see me be cross." "Too late." "Shut up and dance, Walt." "Shut up and dance, Walt." We did-with the music of a psychotic griffin screaming behind us, and the sirens and horns of Brooklyn wailing below. It was quite romantic." - Rick Riordan

"If anyone asks you if you're taken," I said, "the answer is yes." "I think I can live with that," he promised. "Good," I said. "Because you do' want to see me be cross." "Too late." "Shut up and dance, Walt." "Shut up and dance, Walt." We did-with the music of a psychotic griffin screaming behind us, and the sirens and horns of Brooklyn wailing below. It was quite romantic." - Rick Riordan

"When I was young I once found a book in a Dutch translation, 'The leaves of Grass'. It was the first time a book touched me by its feeling of freedom and open spaces, the way the poet spoke of the ocean by describing a drop of water in his hand. Walt Whitman was offering the world an open hand (now we call it democracy) and my 'Monument for Walt Whitman' became this open hand with mirrors, so you can see inside yourself." - Karel Appel

"Stop smiling!" she ordered. "I can see you, Carter. Oh...and, uh, hullo, Walt." The pot monster made squeaky grinding noises as it stood up straight. One clunky arm rose and tried to fix Sadie's nonexistent hair. Leave it to Sadie to be self-conscious around boys, even when she's made out of pots and duct tape." - Rick Riordan

"In the Duat, Anubis looked as he always had, with his tousled dark hair and lovely brown eyes, but I'd never seen him filled with such rage. I realized that anyone who dared to hurt me would suffer his full wrath, and Walt wasn't going to hold him back." - Rick Riordan

"Write about winter in the summer. Describe Norway as Ibsen did, from a desk in Italy; describe Dublin as James Joyce did, from a desk in Paris. Willa Cather wrote her prairie novels in New York City; Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn in Hartford, Connecticut. Recently, scholars learned that Walt Whitman rarely left his room." - Annie Dillard

"I took a job at the Walt Disney Company and after 18 months decided to go to business school at Harvard. I was awestruck by the campus. My first reaction was I dont belong here. Then I said, Im here; lets get on with it." - Jason Kilar



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