65 Pixar Quotes On Success In Life

These Pixar quotes will inspire you. Pixar Animation Studios (Pixar) is an American computer animation film studio based in Emeryville, California.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Pixar quotes, Pixar sayings, and Pixar proverbs.

Best Pixar Quotes

  1. “Pixar is the most technically advanced creative company; Apple is the most creatively advanced technical company.” ~ Steve Jobs
  2. “Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist *can* come from *anywhere*.” ~ Peter O’Toole
  3. “I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.” ~ Walt Disney
  4. “Every single Pixar film, at one time or another, has been the worst movie ever put on film. But we know. We trust our process. We don’t get scared and say, ‘Oh, no, this film isn’t working.'” ~ John Lasseter

  5. “Pixar is going in the direction of the early Disney. And it’s also corporate, where they have four or five projects in the works. I don’t want to get into that subject.” ~ Joe Grant , Disney Pixar quotes
  6. “As far as I know, the guys at Pixar are opposed to a Monsters, Inc. sequel.” ~ John Goodman
  7. “Oh yeah, I’m still employed at Pixar and I love it here.” ~ Brad Bird
  8. “I think it’s the most extraordinary studio around. I would love to do my next project with Pixar.” ~ Brad Bird

  9. “Most Pixar films are better than most live-action films.” ~ Wesley Morris
  10. “Quality is the best business plan.” ~ John Lasseter
  11. “If I knew in 1986 how much it was going to cost to keep Pixar going, I doubt if I would have bought the company.” ~ Steve Jobs
  12. “I had never touched a computer in my life before I came to Pixar.” ~ Andrew Stanton

  13. “I think Pixar has the opportunity to be the next Disney – not replace Disney – but be the next Disney.” ~ Steve Jobs
  14. “What’s fun about the story development at Pixar is it’s a journey. You don’t just write a script and then that’s the movie you make. It’s just constant evolution and being open to that and that collaboration with the voice actors and with the artists and animators at Pixar.” ~ John Lasseter
  15. “What makes Disney movies and Pixar movies always so good, they take time and they’re constantly honing, and tweaking, and rejiggering things, and taking influences from every cog, including myself, that can help. Any place where there can be inspiration. They make every moment very layered and very rich.” ~ Sarah Silverman
  16. “I loved DreamWorks and Pixar, and I still love kids’ films…” ~ Taron Egerton

  17. “The silliness-much of which is clearly intentional-is blended with some genuine grandeur. The Pixar touch is evident in the precision of the visual detail and in the wit and energy of Michael Giacchino’s score, but the quality control that has been exercised over this project also has a curiously undermining effect. The movie eagerly sells itself as semi trashy, almost-campy fun, but it is so lavish and fussy that you can’t help thinking that it wants to be taken seriously, and therefore you laugh at, rather than with, its mock sublimity.” ~ A. O. Scott
  18. “If you have a kid and you try irony out on them, they don’t get it at 7, 8 years old. You can’t really hide the Internet from kids. It worries me some particularly because I’ve done Disney and Pixar stuff.” ~ Randy Newman
  19. “Dr. Paul Ekman, who worked in San Francisco – still does – which is where Pixar Animation Studios is, he had early in his career identified six. That felt like a nice, manageable number of guys to design and write for. It was anger, fear, sadness, disgust, joy, and surprise.” ~ Pete Docter
  20. “A Mozart symphony is very much like a Pixar movie – in the sense that Pixar movies are hugely successful because they operate on several levels at the same time.” ~ Eric Weiner

  21. “I felt a particular attachment, naturally, to the Superman character and really dug deep, but at the same time, I am a passionate fan, be it Star Wars, be it the entire Marvel catalog, be it the DC catalog, or the original thinking at Pixar. I’m a fan first, so I’m always curious to see the way people express themselves and how it’s being done.” ~ Joseph McGinty Nichol
  22. “Well, we try to – we definitely try to have a balance. And I think things have gotten a lot better at Pixar. When we did “Toy Story,” that was an all hands on deck situation that really was time-intensive.” ~ Pete Docter
  23. “I feel kind of fortunate that over the last 25 years I’ve been in almost every Disney/Pixar film.” ~ Bob Bergen
  24. “Pixar has outdone itself in visual magic and vivid storytelling.” ~ Peter Travers

  25. “At Pixar, I don’t have to compromise at all. When I look at the finished “Toy Story 3,” I don’t sit and constantly think, oh, the actor was having a bad day, or oh, it rained and we couldn’t use that set. The story that I wanted to tell is what is on screen, and I haven’t had to compromise it one iota.” ~ Lee Unkrich
  26. “After the song [for sausage Party] was finally done, we didn’t have enough time, but we thought it would be fun. It also would’ve thrown it off a bit, because we really are doing more of an homage to Pixar, and if we filled it with songs, it would’ve felt more like Disney. And we had an experience, while we were making it, that going too Disney made it too weird.” ~ Evan Goldberg
  27. “If you deconstruct the movies that have done well, Pixar-type movies that do incredibly well and make hundreds of millions of dollars, they have a strain of decency and conservatism that maybe even their filmmakers don’t even recognize. Yet, we cross our fingers that by mistake, liberal filmmakers and liberal producers are going to by mistake make conservative movies. We have to become invested in it, or else we have no excuse to complain.” ~ Andrew Breitbart
  28. “I play a lot of computer games. I love computer graphics. I’ve had Pixar in me for a long time.” ~ Robin Williams

  29. “The thing about working at Pixar is that everyone around you is smarter and funnier and cleverer than you and they all think the same about everyone else. It’s a nice problem to have.” ~ Andrew Stanton
  30. “I mean, frankly, I’m not speaking as a representative of Disney or Pixar, I’m speaking as just myself as a filmmaker: I don’t go into anything that often thinking about a sequel.” ~ Andrew Stanton
  31. “We [film supervisors] always try to encourage discussion in the room because a lot of times newer animators who are just out of school or people come from other studios, they’re gonna have different points of view and we want to make sure we’re vetting all the ideas to get the best ones. A lot of people are shy about speaking up if this is their first time at Pixar or if they don’t have a lot of experience, so we try to encourage that.” ~ Victor Navone
  32. “Pixar is the first studio that is a movie star.” ~ Roger Ebert

  33. “The thing that drives me and my colleagues at both Apple and Pixar is that you see something very compelling to you, and you don’t quite know how to get to it, but you know, sometimes intuitively, it’s within your grasp. And it’s worth putting in years of your life to make it come into existence.” ~ Steve Jobs , Pixar quotes life
  34. “In Hollywood, they think drawn animation doesn’t work anymore, computers are the way. They forget that the reason computers are the way is that Pixar makes good movies. So everybody tries to copy Pixar. They’re relying too much on the technology and not enough on the artists.” ~ Tim Burton
  35. “Working at Pixar has been like my graduate school for screenwriting.” ~ Michael Arndt
  36. “That’s not how most of Hollywood does it-which helps to explain why Pixar does so well. How are you changing the game in your field? What is your distinctive take on how your industry operates? Do you work as distinctively as you compete?” ~ Bill Taylor

  37. “Apple is a wonderful company for its customers and investors. So, too, Pixar. (NeXT, not so much…) But Apple is also an engine of misery for its subcontracted Chinese workers.” ~ Eric Alterman
  38. “Pixar is seen by a lot of folks as an overnight success, but if you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” ~ Steve Jobs
  39. “There’s always room out there for the hand-drawn image. I personally like the imperfection of hand drawing as opposed to the slick look of computer animation. But you can do good stuff either way. The Pixar movies are amazing in what they do, but there’s plenty of independent animators who are doing really amazing things as well.” ~ Matt Groening
  40. “Working at Pixar you learn the really honest, hard way of making a great movie, which is to surround yourself with people who are much smarter than you, much more talented than you, and incite constructive criticism; you’ll get a much better movie out of it.” ~ Andrew Stanton

  41. “The way Pixar has always worked is that we think of an idea and then we make it. We don’t develop lots of ideas and then pick one.” ~ Andrew Stanton
  42. “Most people know me at Pixar as the guy that doesn’t like to do sequels or very reluctant to do sequels.” ~ Andrew Stanton
  43. “Motion pictures are just beginning to live up to their true potential of being immersive experience – going from beyond black and white flickering images to fully immersive 3D color high-definition. You don’t even know where the real world starts and the fake world begins. And yet, none of that’s going to matter unless the story and the emotions that they allow us to become invested in are something that we can recognize. Pixar is able to do this in ways that almost defies speculation.” ~ Tom Hanks
  44. “When I was at Pixar, I was in my hole. I was an animator, I had my shots and I was like, “Yeah, I’ve gotta make this perfect!” It’s a very selfish thing.” ~ John Kahrs

  45. “The Pixar people continuously amaze me. They come up with something that actually looks as though it takes place in this happy, real-world. Every plotline is not just plausible, but oddly authentic. The stories are full of adventure, humor, and love. The characters are written with great human dimension. I don’t know how they do it but they astound me.” ~ Tom Hanks , Pixar quotes about love
  46. “One of the most poignant pieces of recent science fiction for me was the portrayal of the adults in the Pixar film WALL-E. I feel like we’re on the cusp of becoming fat babies in floating chairs being fed everything in shake form, and I feel like I am as prone to laziness as anybody.” ~ Nick Offerman
  47. “Pixar has announced Larry the Cable Guy will be starring in Cars 3 thru 6. Howie Mandel will be playing his sidekick, Mopey the Moped.” ~ Andy Kindler
  48. “The saddest day in Pixar history was when some guy said ‘get Larry the Cable Guy on the phone.” ~ Andy Kindler

  49. “It’s hard dealing with day-to-day disappointments and feeling like you can’t find success. Especially when your best friend is Pixar.” ~ Dane Cook
  50. “Pixar makes movies that make sense for Pixar, and Disney makes movies that make sense for Disney, and they’ve each emerged in their own unique way.” ~ John Kahrs
  51. “This is a world that’s big enough for everyone. I like that message in that comes out of John Lasseter, and it comes out of Pixar, it comes out of the Apple, Google, the Ben and Jerry’s thing. These are American companies that send that message around that is good, that is healthy. And everyone goes, “That’s the America I always believed in before Watergate.”” ~ Eddie Izzard
  52. “Why would I ever want to run Disney? Wouldn’t it make more sense just to sell them Pixar and retire?” ~ Steve Job

  53. “We know screwups are an essential part of making something good. That’s why our goal is to screw up as fast as possible.” ~ Lee Unkrich
  54. “I don’t want to fail, of course. But even though I didn’t know how bad things really were, I still had a lot to think about before I said yes. I had to consider the implications for Pixar, for my family, for my reputation. I decided that I didn’t really care because this is what I want to do. If I try my best and fail, well, I’ve tried my best.” ~ Steve Jobs , Pixar quotes family
  55. “I started at Pixar the month Monsters Inc. came out.” ~ Dan Scanlon
  56. “Pixar films are not realistic. They are believable for the worlds we are creating.” ~ John Lasseter

  57. “Now that had worked very successfully at Pixar, and he ended up adding one at Walt Disney Animation and one at DTS. So, I’m part of that Brain Trust where I sit in on all things creative for the whole studio, but especially in the Planes area.” ~ Klay Hall
  58. “But the world of Despicable Me is such a cartoony world. It is much more Looney Tunes than I would say the Pixar world or those movies. We can get away with a little more, although I know some people responded negatively to the Iron Maiden beat in the first movie where it looks like Edith.” ~ Cinco Paul
  59. “At Pixar, after every movie, we have postmortem meetings where we discuss what worked and what didn’t work.” ~ John Lasseter

  60. “I’m a big fan of the Pixar movies, and Ed Catmull, who wrote a book about his experiences producing them, talks about how it takes three or four years to get it right.” ~ David Copperfield
  61. “My first jobs were at Pixar and John Lasseter just doing animation would always allow actors to do that, and then animate to that. It was an early lesson for me that, if you’re lucky enough, as I’ve been in my career thus far, to get really incredible iconic people to do your stuff, you want them to tell your story and you want them to be on-page in the important moments, and they usually are.” ~ Dan Fogelman

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