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    I love everybody. I think my totem animal is a Labrador Retriever.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: animals 
     
    Having traveled to parts of the world where war has done its usual nasty work on people's lives, I have come to develop a particular hatred for the shape, the look, the sound of the AK-47.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: work  live  world  hatred  war 
     
    I've heard people say in the U.N. community among mediators they don't like women as mediators because they're too quick to compromise.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: people  women  community 
     
    Combat is a piece of war. But war is a totalizing, uncivilized experience.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: experience  war 
     
    When you make your first film at 47 and anybody but your mother goes to see it, to me, that's a miracle.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: miracle  film  mother 
     
    I was a bit of a lost lamb in my twenties, trying to find my higher calling.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: lost 
     
    There's no one on this earth taken less seriously in a leadership context than a young woman - everything is against you.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: women  young  earth  leadership 
     
    Film is the medium for communicating not just ideas, but things of the heart.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: heart  media  film  ideas 
     
    The fact is, funnily enough, that the people who seem to be most committed to causes also seem to be least invested in anyone actually talking to each other.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: people  facts 
     
    The hardest thing in the world, I now know, is to hold in your head that it is okay to think that you are right, but not to think so necessarily because everyone who disagrees with you is wrong or stupid or duped or bad.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: world  right  wrong  bad 
     
    News reports don't look at the land that existed before a war and the land that exists after a war. Reporting on war is a snapshot in time.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: time  war 
     
    I think if we understand better the impact of war on women and children, we might be more careful about the wars we start.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: children  women  child  war 
     
    When men talk about war, the stories and terminology vary - it's this battle, these weapons, this terrain. But no matter where you go in the world, women use the same language to speak of war. They speak of fire, they speak of death, and they speak of starvation.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: death  men  women  world  language  fire  battle  war  stories 
     
    When you strengthen women, you strengthen the world.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: women  world 
     
    We have a world minus a whole lot of talent that has stepped out of contention for leadership, only because they don't want to seem too aggressive, too smart, unattractive, or too male.
    — Abigail Disney
    The greater good is achieved by not only telling people what they need to know, but also filling them with a sense of empathy and love.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: people  empathy 
     
    I worry that people will think that I have done what I've done just because I have access and resources. I hope people will know that I'm just as scared and lonely as anyone else!
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: people  worries  hope 
     
    I keep wondering if everybody on the political left had someone who they were separated at birth from.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: birth  political 
     
    I get very close to people when I'm shooting them.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: people 
     
    You can't worship the image or the Crucifix itself. You have to worship God.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: god  worship 
     
    When you worship an idol, you're substituting a thing for the ultimate.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: worship 
     
    Conservative values aren't really reflected in the radical values of the NRA. And the other idea was that the NRA is not what you think it is: It's an evolving, ever-changing organization, and it has not always been this radical, right-wing arm of the Republican Party, and that the history of the NRA is in fact really interesting.
    — Abigail Disney
    There's a real difference between a documentary that was all about facts and history and information. People just don't get as engaged in that kind of documentary - they don't fall in love, they don't cry, they don't forget who they are, they don't ride with you. As we realized we had richer, vérité kind of people, what we wanted to do is focus in on the vérité story.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: people  focus  real  facts  stories 
     
    There are very few people who have committed more to the pro-life discourse than Rob has. He's spent time in jail. He has really lived it. He has committed everything he's had to it. If in fact he believes that every human life was sacred, I knew that if he had his conscious awakened, I knew he wouldn't be able to close his eyes to it.
    — Abigail Disney
    It's powerfully important for me as a pro-choice person and person who supports Planned Parenthood to have Rob accept me as not a baby-killing horrible person. That's actually a massive step away from his original position, and he's taking a lot of heat in his world just for being my friend, just for hanging around with me.
    — Abigail Disney
    When I sat there in 1971 and watched my grandfather open Walt Disney World, I was a little 11-year-old girl who worshiped the ground he walked on. You probably couldn't have found much daylight between the NRA and the Disney company.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: world  girls  company 
     
    I've taken it from feminist friends, and I've taken it from lefty friends too. But that reassures me. If the right is attacking us and the left is attacking us, that's exactly where we want to be.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: friends  right 
     
    Once we got to know each other, we had such similar impulses. We saw in a similar way, and we developed a strong friendship. We would talk on the phone for hours, philosophically and theologically, about all of these issues.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: friendship  strong 
     
    My advice to female directors is not to wait until you feel like your ideas have been pre-certified or until you think you've gotten some approval for them. Then it's too late! Follow your gut. That's hard to do, but the only way to be original.
    — Abigail Disney
    tags: advice  ideas 
     
    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.
    — Abigail Disney
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