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16 Quotes From Disney Heroes That Prove They Had It All Figured Out

16 Quotes From Disney Heroes That Prove They Had It All Figured Out

They were our very first companions. We grew up in front of them, watching them, and soaking in their misadventures while they taught us lessons we didn’t even know we were learning.

Whether they were heroes or villains, our favorite Disney characters opened up a window to a world we could only dream of being a part of. Yet, they never really left us. Our hearts still melt when we remember Mufasa, and somehow we’ll always keep the lyrics to “A Whole New World” somewhere in the backs of our minds.

They became a part of our childhood, just like old friends that one day we’ll tell our children about.

But until we do, here are a few quotes to remember when life gets hard.

1. It’s OK to be a little loopy.

“You’re mad, bonkers, off your head! But I’ll tell you a secret: all the best people are.” — Alice, Alice in Wonder Land

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    2. Freedom is the best gift.

    “But oh, to be free. Not to have to go ‘Poof! What do you need, Poof! What do you need, Poof! What do you need?’ To be my own master. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world.” — Genie, Aladdin

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      3. Don’t just watch life pass you by.

      “Take it from an old spectator. Life’s not a spectator sport. If watchin’ is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya.” — Laverne, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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        4. Get out of your comfort zone.

        “You think the only people who are people, are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.” — Pocahontas, Pocahontas

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          5. You get what you give. Give love. Loads of it.

          “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” — Winnie, Winnie The Pooh

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            6. Some people are worth figuring out.

            “Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what outside, but what is inside that counts.” — Aladdin, Aladdin

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              7. You will never know how great you can be unless you try.

              “You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. 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. What I say is true – anyone can cook… but only the fearless can be great.” — Gusteau, Ratatouille

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                8. So, try. If it doesn’t work, then try harder.

                “I am on my way, I can go the distance. I dont care how far, somehow I’ll be strong. I know every mile, will be worth my while. I will go most anywhere to find where I belong.” — Hercules, Hercules

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                  9. Surround yourself with people that care.

                  “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” — Winnie, Winnie The Pooh

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                    10. Take the blame and learn to make better choices.

                    “Look, I’m sorry your life turned out so bad. But don’t blame me you messed it up yourself. You just focused on the bad stuff when all you had to do was… let go of the past and keep moving forward…” — Lewis, Meet The Robinsons

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                      11. Keep your eyes open.

                      “If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead. Now go up and look around.” — Gusteau, Ratatouille

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                        12. Failing is everyone’s story.

                        “From failure we learn, from success not so much.” — Lewis, Meet The Robinsons

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                          13. Leave the past where it belongs.

                          “Ah, yes, 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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                            14. Challenges and heartaches will make you grow.

                            “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” — The Emperor of China, Mulan

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                              15. Know right from wrong.

                              “Always let your conscience be your guide.” — Pinocchio, Pinocchio

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                                16. Life’s hard. Don’t forget to be kind to yourself.

                                “Look inside yourself. You are more than what you have become.” — Mufasa, The Lion King

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                                  Last Updated on October 17, 2019

                                  How to Spend More Quality Time with Your Partner

                                  How to Spend More Quality Time with Your Partner

                                  You see your partner every single day. They are the first person you talk to in the morning and the last person you kiss goodnight.

                                  But does seeing each other day in and day out equal a healthy relationship? Not necessarily.

                                  Spending quality time with your partner is the best way to ensure your relationship stays healthy and strong. This means going above and beyond sitting together while you watch Netflix or going out for the occasional dinner. You deserve more from your relationship – and so does your spouse!

                                  What does quality time mean? It means spending time with your spouse without interruption. It’s a chance for you to come together and talk. Communication will build emotional intimacy and trust.

                                  Quality time is also about expressing love in a physical way. Not sex, necessarily (but that’s great, too!) but through hand-holding, cuddling, caressing, and tickling. Studies show that these displays of affection will boost partner satisfaction.[1]

                                  So how do you spend quality time with your partner? Here are 13 relationship tips on making the most out of your time with your partner.

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                                  1. Recognize the Signs

                                  If you want a healthy relationship, you have to learn how to recognize the signs that you need to spend more quality time together.

                                  Some telltale signs include:

                                  • You’re always on your phones.
                                  • You value friendships or hobbies over quality time with your spouse.
                                  • You aren’t together during important events.
                                  • You are arguing more often or lack connection.
                                  • You don’t make plans or date nights.
                                  • You’re not happy.

                                  If you are experiencing any of these relationship symptoms, know that quality time together can reverse the negative effects of the signs above.

                                  2. Try New Things Together

                                  Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument or speak another language? How about skydive or ballroom dance?

                                  Instead of viewing these as solo hobbies and interests, why not involve your partner?

                                  Trying new activities together builds healthy relationships because it encourages spouses to rely on one another for emotional and physical support.

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                                  Shared hobbies also promote marital friendship, and the Journal of Happiness Studies found that marital satisfaction was twice as high for couples who viewed each other as best friends.[2]

                                  3. Schedule in Tech-Free Time

                                  Your phone is a great way to listen to music, watch videos, and keep up-to-date with friends and family. But is your phone good for your relationship?

                                  Many couples phone snub, or ‘phub’, one another. Studies show that phubbing can lower relationship satisfaction and increase one’s chances of depression.[3]

                                  Reduce those chances by removing distractions when spending quality time together and showing your partner they have your full attention.

                                  4. Hit the Gym as a Couple

                                  One way you can spend more time together as a couple is by becoming workout partners. Studies show that couples are more likely to stay with their exercise routine if they work out together.[4] Couples also work out harder than they would solo. One study found that 95 percent of couples who work out together maintained weight loss compares to the 66 percent of singles who did.[5]

                                  Join a gym, do at-home couples’ workouts, try couples yoga, hit the hiking trails, or get your bikes out. No matter which way you choose to exercise, these healthy activities can promote a healthy relationship.

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                                  5. Cook Meals Together

                                  Pop open a bottle of wine or put some romantic music on while you get busy – in the kitchen, of course!

                                  One of the best relationship tips for spending quality time together when you both have busy schedules is to cook meals together.[6]

                                  Spice things up and try and prepare a four-course meal or a fancy French dish together. Not only is this a fun way to spend your time together, but it also promotes teamwork.

                                  If all goes well, you’ll have a romantic date night meal at home that you prepared with your four hands. And if the food didn’t turn out the way you’d hoped, you are guaranteed to have a laugh and create new memories together.

                                  6. Have a Regular Date Night

                                  Couples experience a greater sense of happiness and less stress when they are spending quality time together.[7] One of the biggest relationship tips for a healthy partnership is to include a date night in your weekly routine.

                                  The National Marriage Project found that having a weekly date night can make your relationship seem more exciting and helps prevent relationship boredom.[8] It also lowers the probability of divorce, improves your sex life, and increases healthy communication.

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                                  Some great ideas for what to do on your date night include:

                                  • Have a movie marathon – Gather up your favorite flicks and cuddle up on the couch.
                                  • Play games together – Cards, board games, video games, and other creative outlets are a fun way to spend quality time together.
                                  • Recreate your first date – Go back to that restaurant and order the same meal you did when you first got together. You can spice up your evening by pretending you’re strangers meeting for the first time and see how sexy the night gets.
                                  • Plan a weekend getaway – There’s nothing better than traveling with the one you love.
                                  • Dinner and a movie – A classic!
                                  • Try a new restaurant – Make it your mission to rate and try all of the Mexican restaurants/Irish pubs/Italian trattorias in your area.
                                  • Have a long sex session – Intimacy promotes the release of the oxytocin hormone which is responsible for a myriad of great feelings.[9]

                                  Here’re even more date night ideas for your reference: 50 Unique and Really Fun Date Ideas for Couples

                                  Final Thoughts

                                  The benefits of spending quality time together are endless. Here are just some of the ways it can contribute to a healthy relationship:

                                  • Improves emotional and physical intimacy
                                  • Lowers divorce rates
                                  • Improves communication
                                  • Reduces marital boredom
                                  • Bonds couples closer
                                  • Improves friendship
                                  • Boosts health
                                  • Reduces stress

                                  These are all excellent reasons to start making date night a regular part of your week.

                                  It’s easy to have a healthy relationship when you set aside dedicated time to share with your spouse. Try new things together, make your spouse your workout buddy, and look for innovative ways to be close and connected.

                                  These relationship tips will bring great benefits to your marriage.

                                  Featured photo credit: Allen Taylor via unsplash.com

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