Top 200 Best Robin Williams Quotes

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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 who make you feel alone. Robin Williams

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves? Robin Williams

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams

I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you. Robin Williams

Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose. Robin Williams

If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days. Robin Williams

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

Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!' Robin Williams

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

What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong. Robin Williams

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

Carpe per diem - seize the check. Robin Williams

Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party. Robin Williams

If Heaven exists, to know that there's laughter, that would be a great thing. Robin Williams

Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs. Robin Williams

When Jonathan Winters died, it was like, 'Oh, man!' I knew he was frail, but I always thought he was going to last longer. I knew him as being really funny, but at the same time, he had a dark side. Robin Williams

I only ever play Vegas one night at a time. It's a hideous, gaudy place; it may not be the end of the world per se, but you can certainly see it from there. Robin Williams

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


The essential truth is that sometimes you're worried that they'll find out it's a fluke, that you don't really have it. You've lost the muse or - the worst dread - you never had it at all. I went through all that madness early on. Robin Williams

For me, comedy starts as a spew, a kind of explosion, and then you sculpt it from there, if at all. It comes out of a deeper, darker side. Maybe it comes from anger because I'm outraged by cruel absurdities, the hypocrisy that exists everywhere, even within yourself, where it's hardest to see. Robin Williams

A woman would never make a nuclear bomb. They would never make a weapon that kills - no, no. They'd make a weapon that makes you feel bad for a while. Robin Williams

The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery. Robin Williams

The improv, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but when it does, it's like open-field running. Robin Williams

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Politics is so personal, vicious and immediate, how are you going to get anything done? Even the local politics where I live have gotten so ugly. Robin Williams

I think it's great when stories are dark and strange and weirdly personal. Robin Williams

In America, they really do mythologise people when they die. Robin Williams

When you look at Prince Charles, don't you think that someone in the Royal family knew someone in the Royal family? Robin Williams

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My style is bad white-boy dancing. I can do swing a little bit, but nothing beyond that. My solo dancing is sad. I use my arms, badly. Robin Williams

Acting is different from stand-up. It gives you this ability to enter into another character, to create another person. Robin Williams

I have an idea for a movie called 'The Walken Dead' which is about a town where, instead of zombies, everyone becomes Chris Walken. Robin Williams

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Sometimes over things that I did, movies that didn't turn out very well - you go, 'Why did you do that?' But in the end, I can't regret them because I met amazing people. There was always something that was worth it. Robin Williams

There's a show in America where all these people compete with ferrets, and they don't even do anything. They basically just hold them up, and if they don't bite you, they might win. Robin Williams

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From the point of view of being in the public radar, comedians have less problems than other actors. Action movie stars like Stallone or Schwarzenegger usually attract the more aggressive fans. Robin Williams


I loved school, maybe too much, really. I was summa cum laude in high school. I was driven that way. Robin Williams

I met Nelson Mandela, and I really didn't know what to say. It was years ago at a benefit. I was just in awe of this man because of what he'd done. Robin Williams

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When the media ask George W. Bush a question, he answers, 'Can I use a lifeline?' Robin Williams

The 'Aladdin' thing - that does not work; that's just fun. Three days in the recording studio going mad, then the animators do all the work. Not a bad way to cash a large check, my friend. Robin Williams

A lot of vets like 'Good Morning Vietnam' - I get great letters from guys. Robin Williams

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

The bad thing about being a famous comedian is that every now and then someone approaches me to tell an old joke. Don't tell me jokes - I have that. People also say the weirdest things, sometimes sarcastic things, and even evil things. They like to provoke to get a reaction. Robin Williams

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The Russians love Brooke Shields because her eyebrows remind them of Leonid Brezhnev. Robin Williams

I basically started performing for my mother, going, 'Love me!' What drives you to perform is the need for that primal connection. When I was little, my mother was funny to me, and I started to be charming and funny for her, and I learned that by being entertaining, you make a connection with another person. Robin Williams

If it's the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number? Robin Williams

I don't do well with snakes and I can't dance. Robin Williams

Look at the walls of Pompeii. That's what got the internet started. Robin Williams

Comedy is acting out optimism. Robin Williams

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

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Tweets? That stuff kills the conversation. And people taking pictures with their phone or recording you, sometimes surreptitiously, is creepy. They come up and just start talking to you, and you can see the red light on their phone. Robin Williams

You can start any 'Monty Python' routine and people finish it for you. Everyone knows it like shorthand. Robin Williams

Performing comedy in San Francisco, to begin with, is pretty wild. You've got to - you've got the human game preserve to play off of. And it's a lot of great characters everywhere. You work off that, and then you play the rooms, and eventually, you get to a point where you're playing a club that is a comedy club, with other comics. Robin Williams

In the process of looking for comedy, you have to be deeply honest. And in doing that, you'll find out here's the other side. You'll be looking under the rock occasionally for the laughter. Robin Williams

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In 'The Secret Agent,' it's basically a character that was admired by Theodore Kaczynski, which is some fan mail you don't really want to open. This is a man who is a chemist and who specializes in making bombs and despises humanity. 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 Williams

My mother's idea of natural childbirth was giving birth without makeup. She was hyper-positive - the world is a wonderful place, rainbows and unicorns. If you said anything contrary to her, you were basically exiled. Robin Williams

Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work! Robin Williams

I believe Ronald Reagan can make this country what it once was... a large Arctic region covered with ice. Robin Williams

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It's hard when you read an article saying bad things about you. It is as if someone is sticking a knife on your heart. But I am the harshest critic of my work. Robin Williams

I do believe in love; it's wonderful - especially love third time around, it's even more precious; it's kind of amazing. Robin Williams

You have this idea that you'd better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous. Robin Williams

Gentiles are people who eat mayonnaise for no reason. Robin Williams

I started doing comedy because that was the only stage that I could find. It was the pure idea of being on stage. That was the only thing that interested me, along with learning the craft and working, and just being in productions with people. Robin Williams

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I bought one of the first Nintendo systems and brought that home, and we were playing 'Legend of Zelda' at the time, and it was addicting, and I was playing it for hours and hours and hours. Robin Williams

I left school and couldn't find acting work, so I started going to clubs where you could do stand-up. I've always improvised, and stand-up was this great release. All of a sudden, it was just me and the audience. Robin Williams

I have a difficult time doing an Irish accent; even now, it kind of fades slowly into Scottish. Robin Williams

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Okra is the closest thing to nylon I've ever eaten. It's like they bred cotton with a green bean. Okra tastes like snot. The more you cook it, the more it turns into a string. Robin Williams

I think 'Dead Poets' was probably my favourite, just to get started with the idea of doing a movie that people treated as more than a movie. Robin Williams

I knew Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were really talented. As actors, they were both studly young men, and they had great writers' chops. Robin Williams

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The idea of Juilliard was that it would give you this toolbox full of skills that you could take with you and apply to anything. Robin Williams

Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it 'all the money,' but they changed it to 'alimony.' It's ripping your heart out through your wallet. Robin Williams

I loved running, but all of a sudden everything hurt so much. I started cycling when Zelda was born. Robin Williams

Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes. Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh yeah. Robin Williams

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Winning an Oscar is an honour, but, between you and me, it does not makes things easier. Robin Williams

With film roles, it just has to be a character either I haven't done before, or a role with somebody really interesting or with an interesting person or group of people. Robin Williams

I've had a lot of people tell me they watched 'Old Dogs' with their kids and had a good time. Robin Williams

“There is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful.”

“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.”

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“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

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

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy. Because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anybody else to feel like that.”

“Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it ‘all the money’ but they changed it to alimony.”

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

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

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“Seize the day. Because, believe it or not, each and every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing.”

“Death is nature’s way of saying, “Your table is ready.”

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”

“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.”

“Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?”

“Never say goodbye because saying goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting.”

“Cricket is basically baseball on valium.”

“Most of all, I want to thank my father, up there, the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor, he said, “Wonderful. Just have a back-up profession like welding.”

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

“You’re not perfect, sport. And let me save you the suspense. This girl you met, she isn’t perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other. That’s the whole deal. That’s what intimacy is all about.”

“Ah, yes, divorce… from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.”

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“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.”

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”

“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.”

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

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

“You are a big country. You are the kindest country in the world. You are like a really nice apartment over a meth lab.”

“We’ve had cloning in the South for years. It’s called cousins.”

“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 realise now that my doctor is also a dealer…”

“Crying never helped anybody do anything, okay? You have a problem you face it like a man.”

“When you have a great audience, you can just keep going and finding new things.”

“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.”

“On stage you’re free. You can say and do things that if you said and did any place else, you’d be arrested.”

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

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

“I want to do a movie, but it has to be the right movie, whether it’s independent or a studio movie. I’m much more open to being a supporting actor. At the age of 60, I’ll be second fiddle. Fine. I’m happy to do it.”

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

“What’s my credibility? Why are they looking to me for advice? Isn’t there someone more qualified?”

“You’re still young. Being a true loser takes years of inaptitude.”

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

“I loved running, but all of a sudden everything hurt so much. I started cycling when Zelda was born.”

“Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.”

“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.”

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

“I loved school, maybe too much, really. I was summa cum laude in high school. I was driven that way.”

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

“My children give me a great sense of wonder. Just to see them develop into these extraordinary human beings.”

“I have a difficult time doing an Irish accent; even now, it kind of fades slowly into Scottish.”

“To be free. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world.”

“Being a famous print journalist is like being the best-dressed woman on radio.”

“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.”

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

“There’s a world out there. Open a window, and it’s there.”

“If heaven exists, to know that there’s laughs, that would be a great thing.”

“There’s 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.”

“The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery.”

“I do believe in love; it’s wonderful – especially love third time around, it’s even more precious; it’s kind of amazing.”

“It’s hard when you read an article saying bad things about you. It is as if someone is sticking a knife on your heart. But I am the harshest critic of my work.”

“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.”

“Death – to blink for an exceptionally long period of time.”
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