5 Important Lessons from Disney Quotes

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I am a Disney lover, always have been. So today I thought I would write a post on 5 important lessons from Disney quotes. There are many deep lessons you can learn from these kid-friendly movies.

Though, I will say, I don’t always agree with the company and believe there should be some changes. However, at the end of the day, these movies are just movies meant to entertain. Nothing more, nothing less. 

Whichever side of the fence you find yourself on, supporting or not supporting Disney, there are still some insightful lessons from the movies. I’ll be going over 5 lessons I’ve come to realize while watching these movies and hearing certain quotes.

Please note* These interpretations are how I personally took the messages, if you disagree with the meaning that is okay. We all have different perspectives and I would love to hear yours in the comment section below.

Also, there are no spoilers at all in this post. So if you have not seen a movie you do not have to worry about it getting ruined from reading this post. 

One: The Lion King

Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” -Rafik

Lesson: Avoiding life, running away, and hiding due to the past isn’t going to get you very far in life. You can choose to do this in hopes of never feeling the way you felt, again. Though this is usually just an illusion because the things we try so hard to dodge often pop back up in our lives when we least expect it. 

Learning how to take what you went through and building a version of yourself that is better prepared for hard situations is vital if you want to move forward in life. You cannot move forward if you are stuck in the past. 

Applying the lesson: Ask yourself if you may be subconsciously running from things in your life. Make a list of the things you notice you do when you feel afraid, especially if you are doing something positive. Think back to as far as you can remember to see if you can identify where this feeling first began.

Once you identify the thought try to look at it from a new perspective. Rewrite the story that has been playing in your head with a positive outlook. When your thoughts begin to go to fear and uncertainty, remind yourself of your new thoughts. Keep doing this and the fear will become less and less.

Eventually, you will be able to face your fear head-on. You’ll gain new insights into life, the ability to move forward, and an understanding of the things you went through. You could even share your advice with people who went through similar and help them too. 

Two: Tangled

Find your humanity! Haven’t any of you ever had a dream?

Lesson: Finding your dream. If you honestly stop and think about it, everything we have today came from someone else’s vision, goal, inspiration, etc. Co-creating with the world around them and sharing it for the benefit of others (or themselves). Collaborating with like-minded people to get their idea out into the world. 

There was a time when the internet did not exist, airplanes, phones, even toilets. Someone was brave enough to have a dream and work towards it. Even when people told them it was impossible. Look how far we’ve come due to other people’s dreams and inspirations. 

Granted, some of these dreams were not for the benefit of all and have caused many hardships and heartaches for others. Things like war, genocide, greed, etc… This world is a world of duality. Both light and dark. It’s up to each individual to choose which path to take. 

Applying the Lesson: Think of the things you love to do, and write down a list of everything that sparks your joy. From this list, you can make an action plan to bring more of this into your life and others. 

Alternatively, you can think of things that boil your blood that make you angry. Write out a list of how you believe these things should change. After you have your list you can make an action plan to bring in change into the world. Start by being the change you wish to see in the world. Lead by example.

You can create something that brings in more joy, something that stands up for an important cause. You can use platforms to spread the word. You can invent something that can benefit others. The options are limitless. 

If you are someone who doesn’t like to be in the spotlight think of communities you would love to be a part of. There is something for everyone. If you like Legos you can become a professional builder. If you like gaming you can be a game designer or tester. If you like cooking and baking you can work towards being a part of a well-known restaurant or catering service. 

Dreams and goals are important. Having a clear goal and an action plan makes it possible for them to come into your reality. 

Three: Maleficent

I was so lost in hatred and revenge. You stole what was left of my heart.

Lesson: Even the hardest of hearts can soften and be cracked open to allow love to enter. Changing the individual from cold and distant to more joy and life. 

Life can be very heart-shattering. The grief, emotional pain, the trauma that is thrown onto innocent people, and difficult situations can cause a heart to harden. These pains can make you want to hide away, reject those who do love and care about you, silence your voice, or can cause you to become filled with wrath and hatred for the world around you. 

Some may even waste their lives trying to get revenge on someone who hurt them. It’s a very lonely and bitter path to take. Unfortunately, many people who choose to live this lifestyle sometimes do get their revenge. When they do, they lose their direction in life and wonder why they feel so empty. They have no more purpose driving them.

However, many times someone comes along and softens up those who have a heart filled with hate. A lot of the time it is a child or an animal who helps them see a different life one filled with more kindness. They find themselves laughing more, caring about others, and seeing the world in a new light. Asking deeper questions, reflecting on the past, and even though still guarded, they start allowing love to flow through them to counteract the hate. 

Maybe we don’t all go into pure hate and revenge, but some of us could dwell and hold grudges over small things instead of letting go of the situation. Which doesn’t help us either.

Applying the Lesson: When someone does something that is hurtful repeat the phrase, “it is what it is and this hurts but I am letting it go. I will not succumb to hate.” Say it as many times as you need to or when you catch yourself dwelling on the situation. 

Allow yourself to cry and tell yourself it’s okay to get the emotions out. It may feel better to numb yourself to the situation or go into a rage, but these do not benefit you in the long run. Learning how to let go and keep moving forward is an important lesson for everyone.

This life is hard and it can be cruel. You can cut people out of your life and wish them the best from afar. You do not have to keep allowing them into your energy if they keep disrupting your sense of self. Let them go and don’t let anger take over to the point of wasting your life for revenge. If you do make sure it’s something like getting your body, mental, health, and financial life in order. Glow up don’t turn into the wicked witch from snow white. 

Also, find some good supportive friends you can lean on during hard times. It’s scary to find new friends just remember to have boundaries that you stick to and you will be good. Notice red flags and communicate. A good support system is great for anyone. You can also learn how to become your own best friend. 

Four: Frozen

“You can’t marry a man you just met”

Lesson: Getting to know a person before you decide to spend the rest of your life with them. You never know who they truly are, if you are compatible, or if you share the same dreams, goals, inspirations, etc… 

When getting into any relationship there needs to be a balance. Sure there are those friendships that take off and are friends for a lifetime and that is beautiful. However, it is still a good idea to be cautious and not expect too much. 

When you are entering into a new relationship you have to remember two realities are colliding to make a new one. It means going through awkward phases, learning how to communicate with one another, being open and honest, working through tough issues, and realizing if it is a good fit for both lives. Sometimes energies don’t mix and that is okay. 

There are also dangerous people you need to watch out for. People who do not have your best interest at heart. A lot of people put on a facade and act as if they care only to get you into their grasp. This is why learning healthy boundaries is very important and so is listening to your intuition. Learning how to use discernment is very beneficial too. 

Applying the Lesson: Create a list of healthy boundaries that you refuse to cross and make sure you list a reason for having that boundary. Know yourself, your values, goals, etc. Within time talk about these with the person and see how their views align with yours. Research red flags in the beginning stages of a relationship. People make mistakes but when it’s done repeatedly know it is okay to walk away. 

It is better to be prepared than winding up in an awful relationship or friendship that you feel stuck in. However, I will say you can be completely prepared and still fall into a toxic relationship. It happens. Being prepared will help you get out faster. 

Five: Mulan

A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.

Lesson: Do not doubt your importance (or others). You could be the reason someone carried on today, the inventor of something life-changing for yourself and others, someone who took a stand and created a powerful movement to change the world, someone who inspired someone else just by being you. Just because we may feel small and unimportant does not mean that is true. 

Knowing your self-worth and not listening to those who tell you that you can’t do something. The possible was impossible at one point in time. Go after what you want and believe in yourself. 

Applying the Lesson: Start by listing the good qualities of yourself and the reasons you believe those qualities to be true. Think if there is anything you would like to do or are longing to do but are afraid of the outcome.

Write down why you believe you wouldn’t succeed. Then write down 3 ways you could succeed. Use the doubts as fuel to give you direction in what you feel you may be lacking. Even if you “fail” you would still be learning powerful lessons that you could build upon. Build up your self-confidence.

Don’t let doubt scare you into believing you are not important. You are more important than you believe. Also, don’t judge others, they could be the next Einstein and you would never know. Spreading doubt does not help anyone.


Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this post about 5 important lessons from Disney quotes. What are some Disney quotes and moments that made you think on a deeper level?

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