The Disney Inspiration – from PRSSA to my personal life

If you read my post yesterday on my goals this year for PRSSA, I quoted some Disney quotes from a few of my favorite Disney movies and Walt Disney himself.

What I left out was why I chose Disney and the different quotes I chose in my speech.  Anyone who grew up the 90’s, like me, has seen some sort of Disney movie and your childhood was probably packed with Disney movies, Disney adventures and a trip or two to Disney World.

I loved Disney then and I love Disney now. It’s silly to have a personal attack on me because I used Disney in my speech. I used Disney quotes as a reference because they’re inspiring and they mean something.

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Another part of my speech I left out in the last post – this is what I started with:

This past year, we went to Orlando for National Conference and I started to understand how much Disney and PRSSA have in common. Although Walt Disney had quite a few bumps along the way, he made a huge impact on millions of people, including me. He was revolutionary in coming up with ideas and starting new things. My favorite quote from Disney himself:

“When we consider a new project, we really study it. Not just the surface idea, but everything about it.”


I chose Walt Disney and Disney movies because they are what I remember most from my childhood and I’ve always been inspired by Disney and the characters in the films. The characters in the movies are not real, but each Disney movie has some sort of lesson to it and everyone can relate to most of the films.


Other Walt Disney and Disney movie quotes I used:

“You can design and create and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes
people to make the dream a reality. – Walt Disney

Potential members and the future of PRSSA should be like The Little Mermaid saying, “I want to be a part of your world.” Through combining member testimonies, an outlined list of PRSSA benefits and an explanation of PRSSA National Initiatives, I believe we can get our PRSSA members to fully understand PRSSA better.

“If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.” – Pocahontas

“Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them toward a certain goal.” — Walt Disney


Other favorite Disney quotes:

“Reach for the sky!”     – Woody

“She believed in dreams, all right, but she also believed in doing something about them.   When Prince Charming didn’t come along, she went over to the palace and got him.”    –  Walt Disney, speaking of Cinderella in 1949.

“Remember:  Faint heart never won fair lady.”  – Robin Hood

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.”   – The Emperor from Mulan

“The past can hurt, but the way I see it you can either run from it or learn from it.” – Rafiki

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“All of our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


What are your favorite Disney quotes from Walt Disney or any Disney movie?

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