This post is inspired by Ryan’s Pixar Cares post yesterday. What an awesome story. Click here to check it out.
I didn’t need his experience. I’ve always been a fan. Their movies are fun, inspirational, beautiful and entertaining for young and old alike. If I had to pick my favorites I’d say Monsters, Inc, The Incredibles, and UP, but really, I could watch any one of them over and over again.
Here are my favorite inspirational quotes from the world of Pixar, and why I love them…
“I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.” – Edna Mode in The Incredibles
I posted about this a few times, most notably in I choose to live in the now. How many times to we let our past dictate our future?
Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim. -Dory in Finding Nemo
Ahhh Dory. One of my favorite characters of all time and Ellen was cast perfectly. "Just keep swimming" pops into my head all the time and has been left in comments on my blog probably more than any other quote. It’s the perfect mantra when facing anything in life.
Change is nature, Dad. The part that we can influence. And it starts when we decide. – Remy in Ratatouille
LOVE this. WE are in control and we can decide to change.
“Git-R-Done!” -Mater in Cars
Now, it may seem that you can’t do anything, but that’s just because you’re not a tree yet. You just have to give yourself more time. You’re still a seed. -Flik in A Bug’s Life
Ain’t that the truth! We need to give ourselves time to grow and change.
I don’t want to survive. I want to live! -Captain in Wall-E
Living consciously. That’s always been my goal and this quote sums it up perfectly.
I’m going for fearsome here, but I just don’t feel it! I’m think I’m just coming off as annoying. -Rex in Toy Story
This one makes me laugh but it also reminds me to be self aware. Sometimes what you want to say and what’s being heard are two different things.
Shh. Shh. Shh. Shh. Do you hear that? It’s the winds of change. -Randall in Monsters, Inc.
Yes. It. is. :)