"Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own."

By Southern Living Editors
February 10, 2020
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From Winnie the Pooh to Cinderella to Donald Duck, our favorite Disney characters have shared an abundance of wisdom with us over the years through their words in classic Disney movies. As kids, we watched, laughed, and cried as we followed along with the stories of these beloved characters navigating through life while experiencing love, navigating friendship, and following their dreams. Years later, you'll still find that these inspirational quotes from Disney movies may ring truer than they ever have before.

No matter how old you are, these quotes about life, love, family, and friendship from Disney characters are sure to provide courage and give you some much needed inspiration for whatever phase of your life you may be experiencing. Whether you need a quote to write in a birthday card, need a cute caption for your Instagram post, or just need a reason to smile, you're sure to find what you're looking for in this collection of our favorite quotes from Disney movies. Read on to reminisce on these endearing words and add a little bit of magic to your day.

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"Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved." —Pooh, Winnie the Pooh

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"Remember you're the one who can fill the world with sunshine." —Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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"I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you." –John Smith, Pocahontas

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"If you live to be a 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you." –Pooh, Winnie the Pooh

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"Good friends will help you until your unstuck." —Pooh, Winnie the Pooh

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"All it takes is faith and trust." –Peter Pan, Peter Pan

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"You've got a friend in me." —Toy Story

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"You control your destiny—you don't need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems."Merida, Brave

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“Everything is possible, even the impossible.” –Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins

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"I wouldn't trade it for anything. Never, no, never. Your friendship is the best present ever." —Tigger, Winnie the Pooh

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“My dream wouldn’t be complete without you in it.” –Princess Tiana, The Princess and the Frog

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“Because when I look at you, I can feel it. And I look at you and I’m home.” Dory, Finding Nemo

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“The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.”—Rafiki, The Lion King

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“Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours.”—Olaf, Frozen

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"The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up."Timothy Mouse, Dumbo

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"Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind."Lilo, Lilo & Stitch

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"Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.” —Pooh, Winnie the Pooh

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"No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true."Cinderella, Cinderella

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"A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart."Zeus, Hercules

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"When life gets you down, you know what you've gotta do? Just keep swimming." –Dory, Finding Nemo

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"Even miracles take a little time." –Fairy Godmother, Cinderella

“Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.” —Grandmother Willow, Pocahontas

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"Happiness is the richest thing we will ever own." –Donald Duck