Robin Williams Quotes

“You’re only given a little spark of madness and if you lose that, you’re nothing.” – Robin Williams




“Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.” – Robin Williams



“The genie was only supposed to be a few lines, but I asked, ‘Do you mind if I try something?’ and went off to the recording studio. I emerged, 22 hours later, with a stream-of-consciousness improvisation in 41 characters.” – Robin Williams



“It’s great to play … Who wants to be deeply serious all the time? That would suck, I think. But I’m just now getting to the point where you realize, ‘Wait, you don’t have to play all the time.’ It’s exhausting, and you have to save something for when you come home. [My ex-wife] Marsha gets asked that all the time: ‘He must be really wild at home!’ The truth is that if I were, she wouldn’t be alive. That type of freneticism is insane.” – Robin Williams




“Stand-up is the place where you can do things that you could never do in public. . . Once you step on stage you’re licensed to do that. It’s an understood relationship. You walk on stage, it’s your job. Then it’s a question of what can you get away with.” – Robin Williams




“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” — from “Good Will Hunting” – Robin Williams



“The human spirit is more powerful than any drug and that is what needs to be nourished, with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter.” – Robin Williams



“What’s wrong with death, sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy, gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.” – Robin Williams



“Imagining something is better than remembering something.” – Robin Williams



You know what music is? God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars.– Robin Williams



Reality . . . what a concept’– Robin Williams



Some people say Jesus wasn’t Jewish. Of course he was Jewish! Thirty years old, single, lives with his parents, come on. He works in his father’s business, his mom thought he was God’s gift, he’s Jewish. Give it up– Robin Williams



Never fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose’– Robin Williams



You know, you get that tattoo of barbed wire when you’re 18, but by the time you’re 80, it’s a picket fence’– Robin Williams



My battles with addiction definitely shaped how I am now. They really made me deeply appreciate human contact. And the value of friends and family, how precious that is’– Robin Williams




People think they know you. They expect you to be literally like you are on TV or in the movies, bouncing off the walls. A woman in an airport once said to me, “Be zany!” People always want zany, goofy sh-t from me. It takes a lot of energy to do that. If you do that all the time, you’ll burn out’– Robin Williams



Death is nature’s way of saying, “Your table is ready”– Robin Williams



People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the White House– Robin Williams



Everyone has these two visions when they hold their child for the first time. The first is your child as an adult saying “I want to thank the Nobel Committee for this award”. The other is “You want fries with that?”‘– Robin Williams



Being a functioning alcoholic is kind of like being a paraplegic lap dancer – you can do it, just not as well as the others, really’– Robin Williams



No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” Dead Poets Society – Robin Williams



I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.– Robin Williams




Please don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky, when the stars are strung across the velvety night, and when shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day, make a wish. Think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.– Robin Williams



Politicians are a lot like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons.”– Robin Williams



“…That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”– Robin Williams



Marriage is a triumph of imagination over intelligence– Robin Williams



“Sometimes it’s nobler to tell a small lie than to deliver a painful truth– Robin Williams



You know what music is – a harmonic connection between all living beings– Robin Williams



Self-reliance is the key to a vigorous life. A man must look inward to find his own answers– Robin Williams



Inside of you, there’s a fashion model just waiting to throw up.”– Robin Williams



“Make your life spectacular. I know I did.”– Robin Williams



Nobody takes a picture of something they want to forget– Robin Williams



“I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.”– Robin Williams



Terrible wars have been fought where millions have died for one idea – freedom. And it seems that something that means so much to so many



All of life is a coming home. Salesmen, secretaries, coal miners, beekeepers, sword swallowers, all of us. All the restless hearts of the world, all trying to find a way home– Robin Williams



For me, right now, the greatest thing is to take a moment and just breathe.– Robin Williams



You must strive to find your own voice, because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all.– Robin Williams


Taking it down just a little bit and traveling at the speed of life is a much easier journey.– Robin Williams



I have not thought about it, but when I die, just dance on my grave and water the plants with what you are drinking. Please do not clone me, because after a while your clone is not as bright as you are. – Robin Williams



I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel alone. – Robin Williams



Age makes you more confident. When you realize that it’s time now to just do things. When there’s not the pressure to perform on some level of expectations, there’s more to just explore.” – Robin Williams



What some folks call impossible is just stuff they haven’t seen before. – Robin Williams



There is still a lot to learn, and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful – Robin Williams



The world is your oyster. Never stop trying new things. – Robin Williams



Stop being afraid of getting older. With age comes wisdom and confidence. – Robin Williams
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Being in the same room with people and creating something together is a good thing. – Robin Williams



I write on big yellow legal pads – ideas in outline form when I’m doing stand-up and stuff. It’s vivid that way. I can’t type it into an iPad – I think that would put a filter into the process. – Robin Willia


If Heaven exists, to know that there’s laughter, that would be a great thing. – Robin Williams
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Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose. – Robin Williams

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