A Famous Advice Not Only For Writing

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When I read that quote, I smiled. Walt Disney was famous – for creating a few of the most famous characters worldwide: Micky Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, Daisy, Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and so many more that we love today.

I’m absolutely convinced, that if Walt Disney hadn’t lived his own philosophy, we probably still would wait for the famous mice and ducks! In other words, if Walt Disney had continued talking about his idea and not taken action and turned them from an idea into true cartoons to be shown to people, we had no chance of loving them for all these decades. Cartoons don’t come alive just by thinking about them…

And here we go: Our stories are not going to turn into books just by thinking about our idea for a story. Of course, first, there is the idea! But from there it has to go somewhere! No story writes itself!

Take a pen and a piece of paper, start planning – or writing, whichever comes easier! Or do everything on the computer, laptop, tablet, or even phone – whatever works for you and makes you happy – but start working physically!

  • If Umberto Eco hadn’t started writing, his famous ‘The Name of The Rose’ would never have turned into a book.
  • If Tolkien had not been looking for some paper, we couldn’t be reading about the ‘Lord of The Rings’.
  • If J.K. Rowling had hesitated to pick up her pen, Harry Potter’s Hogwarts would still be in ‘the dark’.

There are so many more examples, but I think, you get my thought. – Stop ‘considering’ if the story is good enough, stop hesitating, start writing… word by word by word. It is your story! If it wants to be written, write it! Don’t talk to half the world about your idea… you know, it might be good – and someone else could pick it up and turn it into the book you never had the courage to write! Wouldn’t that be disappointing?

So, write! Stop talking – start doing!

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Walt Disney (1946) ((Wikipedia))

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901. Disney became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. He is particularly noted for being a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design.

Disney is famous for his contributions in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. His first success was through the series, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit which was created by the Disney studio for Charles Mintz of Universal Studios. When Disney asked for a larger budget for his popular Oswald series, Mintz refused and Disney had to quit. Later, Disney and his brother Roy O. Disney started from scratch and co-founded Walt Disney Productions, now known as The Walt Disney Company. Today, this company has annual revenues of approximately U.S. $35 billion. This success is largely due to a number of the world’s most famous fictional characters he and his staff created including Mickey Mouse, a character for which Disney himself was the original voice.

Disney won 26 Academy Awards out of 59 nominations, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual. He is also the namesake for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the United States, as well as the international resorts in Japan, France, and China.

Disney died of lung cancer in Burbank, California, on December 15, 1966.

(Source: MyEnglishPage.com)

4 thoughts on “A Famous Advice Not Only For Writing

  1. I do like that quote but think that it was a little predated. During a Persian invasion of Greece by Cyrus (the great, the god king) three hundred Spartans led by Leonidus marched to Thermopylae to slow the Persian advance. Three hundred against a hundred thousand. Everyone knows that story, but few know that when the Spartans reached the hot gates (Thermopylae) they stood arguing about what form their defense would take. Then one of the men looked round and king Leonidus was quietly but carefully pacing rocks one upon the other. till another looked round and noticed him stating, “are you going to let your king build the whole wall himself”. “There is a time to stop talking and start doing”
    lol they all died but will live in history until history is no more.

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