quote by Steve Ovett

The decathlon is nine Mickey Mouse events and the 1500 metres.

— Steve Ovett

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Kiddies, Graphic Design, if you wield it effectively, is Power.

Power to transmit ideas that change everything. Power that can destroy an entire race or save a nation from despair. In this century, Germany chose to do the former with the swastika, and America opted for the latter with Mickey Mouse and Superman.


Hollywood and Disneyland are the legacy of Europe's cultural imperialism.

We gave them nursery rhymes and they gave back film. Televised riots are as American as Barbie/ Big Macs. Tomorrow the riots will be forgotten but Mickey mouse will still be there. Welcome to Disneyland.

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The image we have would be impossible for Mickey Mouse to maintain. We're just... normal people.

Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.

When I was poor living in a garage in Kansas I began to draw the mice that scampered over my desk. That is how Mickey Mouse was born.


I would say that Mickey Mouse has a greater influence on the American public than Shakespeare, Milton, Dante, Rabelais, Shostakovitch, Lenin, and/or Van Gogh. Which says 'What?' about the American Public. Disneyland remains the central attraction of Southern California, but the graveyard remains our reality.

I loved The Wind in the Willows. ... Walt Disney should be sued for cheapening it as he did. Imagine it, Mickey Mousing all those nice characters. I'm surprised he didn't do it with the New Testament.

Human beings have a lot of problems identifying themselves with other human beings who don't resemble them exactly. But there's something about drawing that means that anyone can identify to a drawing. I mean, people can identify themselves with Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse.

I'm Mickey Mouse. They don't know who's inside the suit.

I did meet Mickey Mouse in California, and he seems to be writing the Labour party's economic policy at the moment.


I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.

When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human;

and that is the secret of his popularity.

When I was a kid, I never went to Disneyland.

My ol' man told me Mickey Mouse died in a cancer experiment.

Mickey Mouse... is always there-he's part of my life. That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame.

The life and ventures of Mickey Mouse have been closely bound up with my own personal and professional life.


Even in China. Children there, next to the Great Wall, who had never seen Mickey Mouse responded. So the studio did have that skill to communicate with images.

I played in rhumba bands, mickey mouse bands; all kinds of bands.

When you say 'comic book' in America, people think of Mickey Mouse, and Archie.

It has a connotation of juvenile.

Michael has a connection with children, just like Mickey Mouse does, and he brings happiness to them, and joy.

Of the many guests we welcomed to the Mickey Mouse Club, my absolute favorites were the Lennon Sisters.


Mickey Mouse to a three-year-old is a six-foot-tall RAT!

What about Mickey Mouse? Disney tried very hard to make him a star.

But Mickey Mouse is more of a symbol than a real character.

Popular culture bombards us with examples of animals being humanized for all sorts of purposes, ranging from education to entertainment to satire to propaganda. Walt Disney, for example, made us forget that Mickey is a mouse, and Donald a duck. George Orwell laid a cover of human societal ills over a population of livestock.

I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child. He was the emblem of happiness and funniness.

Oh, I adored Mickey Mouse when I was a child.

He was the emblem of happiness and funniness. You went to the movies then, you saw two movies and a short. When Mickey Mouse came on the screen and there was his big head, my sister said she had to hold onto me. I went berserk.


When I was on the 'Mickey Mouse Club,' there was Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling and Christine Aguilera. But they were 12 and I was 17, so there was a bit of an age difference.

You're here, on your knees, praying as the seconds on your Mickey Mouse clock tick by, but in God's time, you're working with Him at the moment of creation, when there is no time.

My family achieved success not in spite of, but because of the American system of taxation. After all, without reliable and safe roads there’d have been no Disneyland; without high functioning legal systems and a well regulated business environment there would have been no copyright protection for Mickey Mouse.

Perhaps Bach and Beethoven are strange bedfellows for Mickey Mouse, but it's all been a lot of fun.

In Australia, I grew up watching 'The Mickey Mouse Club,' my son grew up watching 'Sesame Street,' my grandson's growing up watching 'Dora The Explorer.' So we are sort of saturated with American culture from the day we're born, and to those of those who do have an ear for it, it's second nature.


Mickey Mouse was supposed to be called Mortimer, but Walt Disney’s wife found it creepy

The white youth of today have begun to react to the fact that the American Way of Life is a fossil of history. What do they care if their old baldheaded and crew-cut elders don't dig their caveman mops? They couldn't care less about the old, stiff-assed honkies who don't like their new dances: Frog, Monkey, Jerk, Swim, Watusi. All they know is that it feels good to swing to way-out body-rhythms instead of dragging across the dance floor like zombies to the dead beat of mind-smothered Mickey Mouse music.

The 1950s to me is darkness, hidden history, perversion behind most doors waiting to creep out. The 1950s to most people is kitsch and Mickey Mouse watches and all this intolerable stuff...

Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.