All Time Famous Robin Williams Quotes

Robin Williams Quotes

Robin Williams (1951-2014) was a highly acclaimed American actor and comedian, known for his versatile talent and quick wit. Rising to fame with the TV series “Mork & Mindy,” he transitioned into a successful film career, starring in classics like “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Dead Poets Society,” and “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Williams showcased both comedic brilliance and dramatic depth, winning an Academy Award for “Good Will Hunting” in 1997. Despite professional success, he battled personal challenges, including substance abuse and depression. Tragically, Williams passed away on August 11, 2014, at 63, and his death, ruled as suicide, highlighted mental health issues in the entertainment industry. His legacy endures through his iconic performances and the impact he had on comedy and film.

Robin Williams Quotes

1. “I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.”
— Robin Williams

2. “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”
— Robin Williams

3. “You’re only given a little spark of madness. Don’t lose it.”
— Robin Williams

4. “Seize the day. Make your life extraordinary.”
— Robin Williams

5. “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.”
— Robin Williams

6. “Don’t associate yourself with toxic people. It’s better to be alone and love yourself than surrounded by people that make you hate yourself.”
— Robin Williams

7. “Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting.”
— Robin Williams

8. “Make your life spectacular, I know I did.”
— Robin Williams

9. “If you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? Carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.”
— Robin Williams

10. “There are no rules. Just follow your heart.”
— Robin Williams

11. “There’s no shame in failing. The only shame is not giving things your best shot.”
— Robin Williams

12. “But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
— Robin Williams

13. “You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.”
— Robin Williams

14. “Don’t mess with me, man, I’m a lawyer!”
— Robin Williams

15. “The things we fear the most have already happened to us.”
— Robin Williams

16. “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, every where, even the stars.”
— Robin Williams

17. “Kid, if You Need Booze or Drugs to Enjoy Your Life to the Fullest, You’re Doing It Wrong.”
— Robin Williams

18. “Cocaine is God’s way of telling you you are making too much money.”
— Robin Williams

19. “Comedy is acting out optimism.”
— Robin Williams

20. “Our job is improving the quality of life, not just delaying death.”
— Robin Williams

21. “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

22. “I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.”
— Robin Williams

23. “If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.”
— Robin Williams

24. “Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.”
— Robin Williams

25. “But only in their dreams can men be truly free. It was always thus and always thus will be.”
— Robin Williams

26. “There’s a world out there. Open a window, and it’s there.”
— Robin Williams

27. “If you’re that depressed, reach out to someone. And remember, suicide is a permanent solution, to a temporary problem.”
— Robin Williams

28. “Seize the day. Because, believe it or not, each and every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing, turn cold, and die.”
— Robin Williams

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

30. “I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself.”
— Robin Williams

31. “I’m history! No, I’m mythology! Nah, I don’t care what I am, I’m free!”
— Robin Williams

32. “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.”
— Robin Williams

33. “I try to make sense of things. Which is why, I guess, I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.”
— Robin Williams

34. “Politics: Poli a Latin word meaning many and tics meaning bloodsucking creatures.”
— Robin Williams

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

36. “Avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason boys – to woo women – and in that endeavor, laziness will not do.”
— Robin Williams

37. “What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.”
— Robin Williams

38. “Good people end up in Hell because they can’t forgive themselves.”
— Robin Williams

39. “Nobody takes a picture of something they want to forget.”
— Robin Williams

40. “Change is not popular; we are creatures of habit as human beings. ‘I want it to be the way it was.’ But if you continue the way it was there will be no ‘is.’”
— Robin Williams

41. “There’s a time for daring and there’s a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.”
— Robin Williams

42. “Boys, 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

43. “She is not perfect. You are not perfect. The question is whether or not you are perfect for each other.”
— Robin Williams

44. “The truth is, if anything, I’m probably addicted to laughter.”
— Robin Williams

45. “For a while you get mad, then you get over it.”
— Robin Williams

46. “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’”
— Robin Williams

47. “What’s true in our minds is true, whether some people know it or not.”
— Robin Williams

48. “We were romantics. We didn’t just read poetry. We let it drip from our tongues like honey. Spirits soared. Women swooned, and gods were created, gentlemen. Not a bad way to spend an evening, eh?”
— Robin Williams

49. “The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, ‘Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.’ She’s got a baseball bat and yelling, ‘You want a piece of me?’”
— Robin Williams

50. “Sometimes it’s more noble to tell a small lie than to deliver a painful truth.”
— Robin Williams

51. “Texting and driving at the same time is like jerking off and juggling at the same time. Too many balls in the air, if you catch my drift.”
— Robin Williams

52. “If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.”
— Robin Williams

53. “Freud: If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.”
— Robin Williams

54. “My favorite thing to do is ride a bicycle. I ride road bikes. And for me, it’s mobile meditation.”
— Robin Williams

55. “If I could light my own farts I could fly to the moon or at least Uranus.”
— Robin Williams

56. “When my friends and I played cowboys and Indians, I was always the Chinese railroad worker.”
— Robin Williams

57. “Be prepared for luck.”
— Robin Williams

58. “When you create you get a little endorphin rush. Why do you think Einstein looked like that?”
— Robin Williams

59. “What some folks call impossible is just stuff they haven’t seen before.”
— Robin Williams

60. “You have to break in half to love somebody.”
— Robin Williams

61. “All you have to do is think one happy thought, and you’ll fly like me.”
— Robin Williams

62. “You don’t need cocaine! There’s another way to get real high, and really mess your mind up, it’s called marathon running!”
— Robin Williams

63. “I’m an Episcopal, which is Catholic Lite. It’s like same religion, half the guilt.”
— Robin Williams

64. “As an alcoholic, you will violate your standards quicker than you can lower them.”
— Robin Williams

65. “I thought lacrosse was what you find in la church.”
— Robin Williams

66. “They say our mothers really know how to push our buttons – because they installed them.”
— Robin Williams

67. “Reality: What a concept!”
— Robin Williams

68. “No man is an island; but some are peninsulas.”
— Robin Williams

69. “Mr. Keating: Carpe Diem! Sieze the day!”
— Robin Williams

70. “I know size can be daunting but don’t be afraid.”
— Robin Williams

71. “If you don’t keep pushing the limits, you wake up one day and you’re the “center square to block.””
— Robin Williams

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

73. “It’s hotter than a snake’s ass in a wagon rut.”
— Robin Williams

74. “The little idiosyncrasies that only I know about: that’s what made her my wife. Oh she had the goods on me too, she knew all my little peccadilloes. People call these things imperfections, but they’re not. Ah, that’s the good stuff!”
— Robin Williams

75. “Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?”
— Robin Williams

76. “People say that I’m a tree hugger, but I do a lot more than hug trees. I like having my drinking water without faecal matter, that’s really nice. Or acceptable levels of strychnine. I’m an air breather, I’ve gotten used to that over the years.”
— Robin Williams

77. “All the new people you meet, it’s pretty amazing. The vampire needs new blood. And there is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful.”
— Robin Williams

78. “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 people would be worth having.”
— Robin Williams

79. “My childhood was really nice. My parents never forced me to do anything; it was always, “If you want to do that, fine.” When I told my father I was going to be an actor, he said, “Fine, but study welding just in case.””
— Robin Williams

80. “We used to be hunter-gatherers, now we’re shopper-borrowers.”
— Robin Williams

81. “I’m looking for Miss Right, or at least Miss Right Now.”
— Robin Williams

82. “If you can remember the sixties, you weren’t there.”
— Robin Williams

83. “Go pump some neurons. Expand your craniums.”
— Robin Williams

84. “Carpe Diem, everyday!!!”
— Robin Williams

85. “I had sex with a prostitute when I was 21, I was so bad, she gave me a refund.”
— Robin Williams

86. “You know what music is – a harmonic connection between all living beings.”
— Robin Williams

87. “I was once on a German talk show, and this woman said to me, ‘Mr. Williams, why do you think there is not so much comedy in Germany?’ And I said, ‘Did you ever think you killed all the funny people?’”
— Robin Williams

88. “They’re talking about partial nuclear disarmament, which is also like talking about partial circumcision – you either go all the way or forget it.”
— Robin Williams

89. “In the dictionary under redundant it says see redundant.”
— Robin Williams

90. “You’re going to the cemetery with your toothbrush. How Egyptian.”
— Robin Williams

91. “All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul.”
— Robin Williams

92. “To be acknowledged for who and what I am, no more, no less. Not for acclaim, not for approval, but, the simple truth of that recognition. This has been the elemental drive of my existence, and it must be achieved, if I am to live or die with dignity.”
— Robin Williams

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

94. “Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.”
— Robin Williams

95. “You appreciate little things, like walks on the beach with a defibrillator.”
— Robin Williams

96. “In England, if you commit a crime, the police don’t have a gun and you don’t have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say ‘Stop, or I’ll say stop again.’”
— Robin Williams

97. “I went to rehab for alcoholism in wine country, just to keep my options open.”
— Robin Williams

98. “Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party.”
— Robin Williams

99. “The sort of liveliness which increases with age is not far distant from madness.”
— Robin Williams

100. “Carpe per diem – seize the check.”
— Robin Williams

101. “When I’m riding my bicycle I feel like a Buddhist who is happy just to enjoy his mundane existence.”
— Robin Williams

102. “You can do anything you want. You are bound by nothing.”
— Robin Williams

103. “I had to stop drinking alcohol because I used to wake up nude in front of my car with my keys in my ass.”
— Robin Williams

104. “Mickey Mouse to a three-year-old is a six-foot-tall RAT!”
— Robin Williams

105. “Improv. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but when it does, it’s like open-field running.”
— Robin Williams

106. “It’s a wonderful feeling when your father becomes not a god but a man to you – when he comes down from the mountain and you see he’s this man with weaknesses. And you love him as this whole being, not as a figurehead.”
— Robin Williams

107. “Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose.”
— Robin Williams

108. “Being in the same room with people and creating something together is a good thing.”
— Robin Williams

109. “There are times when life’s just real quiet and simple. I sometimes get tired of people saying, “Well, what are you really like?””
— Robin Williams

110. “Golf is a game where white men can dress up as black pimps and get away with it.”
— Robin Williams

111. “If these pictures have anything important to say to future generations, it’s this… I was here! I existed! I was young, I was happy, and someone cared enough about me in this world… to take my picture.”
— Robin Williams

112. “Sucking the marrow out of life doesn’t mean choking on the bone.”
— Robin Williams

113. “When I was growing up they used to say, “Robin, drugs can kill you.” Now that I’m 58 my doctor’s telling me, “Robin, you need drugs to live.” I realize now that my doctor is also my dealer…”
— Robin Williams

114. “Shakespeare said, “Kill all the lawyers.” There were no agents then.”
— Robin Williams

115. “You know the difference between a tornado and divorce in the south? Nothing! Someone is losing a trailer.”
— Robin Williams

116. “Death is nature’s way of saying, ’your table is ready.”
— Robin Williams

117. “Whenever a big white man picks up a banjo, my cheeks tighten.”
— Robin Williams

118. “Sometimes you can have a whole lifetime in a day and never notice that this is a beautiful as it gets.”
— Robin Williams

119. “Sometimes you got to specifically go out of your way to get into trouble. It’s called fun.”
— Robin Williams

120. “A human life is just a heartbeat in heaven.”
— Robin Williams

121. “Women are wonderful. They’re amazing creatures. You can never learn enough! They’re addicting in the most amazing sense.”
— Robin Williams

122. “We had gay burglars the other night. They broke in and rearranged the furniture.”
— Robin Williams

123. “Death – to blink for an exceptionally long period of time.”
— Robin Williams

124. “Even mistakes can be wonderful.”
— Robin Williams

125. “You’d think all of these “atypical” somethings would add up to a typical something.”
— Robin Williams

126. “The entire world will be in nuclear war, and only the Swiss will be going, ‘what’s that noise?’”
— Robin Williams

127. “Carpe Diem! Make your lives extraordinary.”
— Robin Williams

128. “We get to choose who we let into our weird little worlds.”
— Robin Williams

129. “The great thing about marriage is the idea of really getting to know someone. And really getting to know a woman is a life long task.”
— Robin Williams

130. “Compassionate conservative, that’s like having a gun rack on a Volvo.”
— Robin Williams

131. “We’re not laughing at you – we’re laughing near you.”
— Robin Williams

132. “If there was a pill that allowed you to drink and not get drunk, an alcoholic would go What happens if you take two?”
— Robin Williams

133. “Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift.”
— Robin Williams

134. “You need a touch of madness, just enough that you don’t become stupid!”
— Robin Williams

135. “Gentlemen, haven’t we learned anything from the music of John Lennon? All we need is love.”
— Robin Williams

136. “Gradual school is where you go to school and you gradually find out you don’t want to go to school anymore.”
— Robin Williams

137. “There was an old, crazy dude who used to live a long time ago. His name was Lord Buckley. And he said, a long time ago, he said, ‘People – they’re kinda like flowers, and it’s been a privilege walking in your garden.’ My love goes with you.”
— Robin Williams

138. “Keith Richards is the only man who can make the Osbournes look Amish.”
— Robin Williams

139. “Humor is a great defense, and an offense too. Usually, the recipient isn’t too happy about it, but the people around are laughing.”
— Robin Williams

140. “Clouds are like boogers hanging on the nostrils of the moon.”
— Robin Williams

141. “I think it’s great when stories are dark and strange and weirdly personal.”
— Robin Williams

142. “With a bike, you go from zero to a hundred in terms of mobility.”
— Robin Williams

143. “If heaven exists, to know that there are laughs, that would be a great thing…”
— Robin Williams

144. “I don’t have a college degree, and my father didn’t have a college degree, so when my son, Zachary, graduated from college, I said, “My boy’s got learnin’!””
— Robin Williams

145. “I learned that by being entertaining you make a connection with another person.”
— Robin Williams

146. “There are three things in this world that you need: Respect for all kinds of life, a nice bowel movement on a regular basis, and a navy blazer.”
— Robin Williams

147. “Never go to Pluto, it’s a Mickey Mouse planet.”
— Robin Williams

148. “It’s cheaper to keep her.”
— Robin Williams

149. “See what I mean? You gotta be crazy. Ain’t no time to be sane.”
— Robin Williams

150. “Come on now! You kick out the gooks, the next thing you know, you have to kick out the chinks, the spicks, the spooks, the kikes and all that’s going to be left is a couple of brain-dead rednecks.”
— Robin Williams

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