December 4, 2014

Happy Birthday, To a Childhood Hero!

Tomorrow, December 5, is the birthday of one of the most famous names in the history of cinema.  No, he's not a poet or a novelist or a classic character that one would expect to find on this blog.  He is responsible, however, for creating one of the most iconic characters in all of animation and  creating a world so famous that people everywhere know of it.

Can you guess who it is?

Tis the famous Walter Elias Disney, commonly known as Walt Disney, or just his last name which has been a popular brand of movies, merchandise, and magic.  I chose Disney to celebrate because of the massive legacy he left us through his animated films, which I have enjoyed since my early childhood.  So without further ado, applause for Disney: cheers for his life, celebrating for his brilliance, and thanks for his willingness to share his wonderful ideas.

"A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive."
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main... and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life." 
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
"Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk — especially in new undertakings. Courage to initiate something and to keep it going, pioneering an adventurous spirit to blaze new ways, often, in our land of opportunity."
"Somehow, I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. The special secret it seems to me is summarized in four C's. They are Curiosity, Courage, Confidence and Constancy. And the greatest of all is Confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably."
"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."

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