The Best Edna Mode quotes

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I just finished reading The Biography of Edna Mode and I’m going to share some of the most interesting facts that I learned from her life. If you want to be inspired by a woman who is a powerhouse in fashion, design, and business then this blog post is for you!  I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.
-Edna was born on October 27th 1918. She grew up with three sisters in Vienna Austria during the time when Hitler took power over Germany. Her family was Jewish but they were not religious Jews which made them targets for persecution under Nazi rule.
Here are the most inspiring phrases from Edna Mode.

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About Edna Mode

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First Appearance:
The Incredibles

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Last Appearance:
Incredibles 2

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Created By:
Brad Bird

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Fashion Designer Costume Designer


Disneyland is a work of love. — Walt Disney

Besides, you don’t work for a dollar–you work to create and have fun. — Walt Disney

Yes, words are useless! Gobble–gobble–gobble–gobble–gobble! Too much of it, darling, too much! That is why I show you my work! That is why you are here! — Edna Mode

Disneyland is not just another amusement park. It’s unique, and I want it kept that way. Besides, you don’t work for a dollar–you work to create and have fun. — Walt Disney

you can t it s impossible i m far too busy so ask me now before i can become sane Edna Mode quote

I never called my work an ‘art’. It’s part of show business, the business of building entertainment. — Walt Disney

You can’t! It’s impossible! I’m far too busy, so ask me now before I can become sane. — Edna Mode


I definitely feel that we cannot do the fantastic things based on the real, unless we first know the real. — Walt Disney

I don’t want the public to see the world they live in while they’re in the Park (Disneyland). I want to feel they’re in another world. — Walt Disney

I think what I want Disneyland to be most of all is a happy place–a place where adults and children can experience together some of the wonders of life, of adventure, and feel better because of it. — Walt Disney

If I can’t find a theme, I can’t make a film anyone else will feel. I can’t laugh at intellectual humor. I’m just corny enough to like to have a story hit me over the heart. — Walt Disney

It feels good when it helps to get a good seat for a football game. But it never helped me make a good film or a good shot in a polo game, or command the obedience of my daughter. It doesn — Walt Disney

Speaking for the one field which I feel definitely qualified to comment on, I fully believe the animated picture will emerge as one of the greatest mediums, not only of entertainment but also of education. — Walt Disney

I believe in being a modivator. — Walt Disney

I take great pride in the artistic development of cartoons. Our characters are made to go through emotions. — Walt Disney


I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now. — Edna Mode

Well, I am sure I don’t know, darling. Luck favors the prepared. — Edna Mode

You push too hard, darling! But I accept! — Edna Mode

It can also withstand a temperature of over 1000 degrees. Completely bulletproof… And machine washable, darling. That’s a new feature. — Edna Mode

This is a horrible suit, darling. You can’t be seen in this. I won’t allow it. Fifteen years ago, maybe, but now? — Edna Mode

i never look back darling it distracts from the now Edna Mode quote

Milan, darling. Milan. Supermodels. Heh! Nothing super about them… spoiled, stupid little stick figures with poofy lips who think only about themselves. Feh! I used to design for *gods*! — Edna Mode

Go confront the problem. Fight! Win! And call me when you get back, darling. I enjoy our visits. — Edna Mode


Every man is captain of his career and there must be cooperation all around if he is to get what he wants out of life. — Walt Disney

I just needed to get out on my own, live my own life. And I did, and it’s great. — Walt Disney

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I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life… it’s money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true. — Walt Disney

you re just a shit stain on the panties of life Edna Mode quote

You’re just a shit–stain on the panties of life. — Edna Mode

I have never been interested in personal gain or profit. This business and this studio have been my entire life. — Walt Disney

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

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. — Walt Disney

The era we are living in today is a dream of coming true. — Walt Disney


Forever is a long long time and time has a way of changing things. — Walt Disney

Darling! How are you, it’s been such a long time… — Edna Mode

I’ve always had a feeling that any time you can experiment, you ought to do it. Because you never know what will happen. — Walt Disney

The human race is responsible for the unemployment? I never would’ve guessed. All this time, I kept thinking it was somebody else. — Edna Mode

My business is making people, especially children, happy. I have dedicated much of my time to a study of the problems of children. — Walt Disney

darling how are you it s been such a long time Edna Mode quote

When I’m dead I don’t want a funeral. I want people to remember me alive. — Walt Disney


There are no illegitimate children. There are only illegitimate parents! — Edna Mode

Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children. — Walt Disney

Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. — Walt Disney

If I depended on critics and children to make a living I’d grow broke. — Walt Disney

there are no illegitimate children there are only illegitimate parents Edna Mode quote

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