Walt Disney Day is observed in remembrance of Walter Elias Disney, the man behind the company that brought us many of the characters we know and love. Observed on the first Monday of December each year, the occasion also celebrates the magic that Disney movies and shows have brought, and continue to bring, to our lives.

There is no denying that Disney has had a huge impact on many people's childhood through the years. From humble beginnings, Walt Disney even experienced bankruptcy. Today, the name Disney is associated with many of the classic cartoons and movies we love, as well as the magical theme parks that bring joy to millions of guests from all over the world.

On this day, people can celebrate by watching their favorite Disney movie, or perhaps a new one. You can also visit a Disney theme park close to your location or take to social media to share a fond Disney memory.

People can also take this time to find out more about Walt Disney. For instance, did you know that Disney created the iconic Mickey Mouse while on a bus?

No matter how one observes Walt Disney day, the idea is to celebrate Walt Disney, as well as the joy and memories that he and the many talented people behind the company brought to the world.

On this day, let's celebrate by looking at some inspiring Disney quotes. (Courtesy: Parade, Kidadl, Country Living, Reader's Digest)

  1. "Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts." – "Aladdin"
  2. "It's up to you how far you go. If you don't try, you'll never know." – "The Sword in the Stone"
  3. "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." – "Mulan"
  4. "Today is a good day to try." – "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
  5. "Our fate lives within us; you only have to be brave enough to see it." – "Brave"
  6. "You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul." – "Ratatouille"
  7. "Even miracles take a little time." – "Cinderella"
  8. "Though at times it may feel like the sky is falling around you, never give up, for every day is a new day." – "Chicken Little"
  9. "Listen with your heart; you will understand." – "Pocahontas"
  10. "A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart."  – "Hercules"
  11. "Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day." – "Winnie the Pooh"
  12. "(F)airy tales can come true. You got to make them happen, it all depends on you!" – "The Princess and the Frog"
  13. "You're mad. Bonkers. Off your head. But I'll tell you a secret, all the best people are." – "Alice in Wonderland"
  14. "To infinity and beyond!" – "Toy Story"
  15. "Around here, however, we don't look backward for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things … and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." – "Meet the Robinsons"

walt disney Walt Disney was cremated, not frozen, after his death. Here he is pictured in London. Photo: Getty Images