Originally a division of Lucasfilm in 1979, Pixar was purchased by Steve Jobs for $5 million in 1986. Two decades later, Disney bought Pixar for $7.4 billion.
Today, Pixar charms hundreds of millions of viewers with its unforgettable characters and inspirational stories. Here are 17 Pixar quotes that will give you the last ounces of inspiration you need, before you set off to follow your dreams.
1. "Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it." -- Rapunzel, Tangled
2. "Some say fate is beyond our command, but I know better. Our destiny is within us. You just have to be brave enough to see it." -- Merida, Brave
3. "You can do whatever you put your mind to." -- Jenny, Finding Dory
4. "Adventure is out there!" -- Ellie, Up
5. "We can't focus on what's going wrong, there's always a way to turn things around." -- Joy, Inside Out
6. "If you ain't scared, you ain't alive." -- Butch, The Good Dinosaur
7. "Reach for the sky!" -- Woody, Toy Story
8. "If you focus on what you left behind you will never see what lies ahead." -- Gusteau, Ratatouille
9. "Sometimes you got to get through your fear to see the beauty on the other side." -- Poppa, The Good Dinosaur
10. "I never look back, darling. It distracts me from the now." -- Edna Mode, The Incredibles
11. "I don't want to survive. I want to live." -- Captain, WALL-E
12. "The rest of the world may follow the rules, but I must follow my heart." -- Ernesto, Coco
13. "Not everyone can become a great artist, but great artists can come from anywhere." -- Anton Ego, Ratatouille
14. "All right everyone, fresh start! We're gonna have a good day, which will turn into a good week, which will turn into a good year, which will turn into a good life!" -- Joy, Inside Out
15. "Now, you might not feel like you can do much now, but that's just because, well, you're not a tree yet. You just have to give yourself some time. You're still a seed." -- Flik, A Bug's Life
16. "Just keep swimming." -- Dory, Finding Nemo
17. "To infinity and beyond!" -- Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story
Walt Disney once said, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Dream big.