171+ Extraordinary Robin Williams Quotes

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Robin Williams Quotes

Life can be challenging at times. You need wisdom, courage, hard work, and focus to overcome some of the challenges that come your way. Besides that, you need motivation to keep going and achieve your goals in life. Robin Williams quotes can help you gather the courage and motivation to move on no matter what. Also, the quotes can help you make sound decisions in life. Here are extraordinary quotes by Robin Williams that can inspire, encourage, enlighten, and motivate you in life.

Robin Williams quotes

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

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

“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.”

“Cocaine is God’s way of telling you, you are making too much money.”

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

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

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

“The idea of having a steady job is appealing.” – Robin Williams

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

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

“Cricket is basically baseball on valium.”

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

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

“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.”

“Reality: What a concept!” – Robin Williams

“I don’t do well with snakes and I can’t dance.” – Robin Williams

“Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party.” – 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.”

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

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

“There are no rules. Just follow your heart.”

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

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

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

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

“In America they really do mythologise people when they die.” – Robin Williams

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

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

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

“I was only a leading man for a minute; now I’m a character actor.”

― Robin Williams Mork and Mindy 

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” —Dead Poets Society

“The things we fear the most have already happened to us.”

“There are no rules. Just follow your heart.”

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

 “You know the difference between a tornado and divorce in the South? Nothing! Someone’s losing a trailer, number one.”

“In America, they really do mythologize people when they die.”

“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 backup profession like welding.’”

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

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

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

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

 “Imagining something is better than remembering something.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“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.” —August Rush

“Many newspapers always talk about how many people have died, but they never say how many people have lived.”

“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.”—Bicentennial Man

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“I love kids, but they are a tough audience.”

“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.’”

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

“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 a dealer…”

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

“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.” —Dead Poets Society

“Cricket is basically baseball on valium.”

“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.’”

“People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the white house.”

“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’!’”

“The only reason Mickey Mouse has four fingers is that he can’t pick up a check.”

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

“I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” —Dead Poets Society

“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.”

“What some folks call impossible is just stuff they haven’t seen before.” —What Dreams May Come

“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.”

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

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

“Thank you Robin Williams for showing the world that one man can make a difference in the lives of millions, while still fighting his own personal demons. You are missed, but never forgotten.”

― Steven Wolff 

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

― Harvey Fierstein 

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

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

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

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

“Please, people, do not fuck with depression. It’s merciless. All it wants is to get you in a room alone and kill you. Take care of yourself.”

“Time is the best teacher, unfortunately, it kills all of its students.”

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

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

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

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

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

“If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?” – Robin Williams

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

“Gentiles are people who eat mayonnaise for no reason.” – 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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“Cricket is basically baseball on valium.” – Robin Williams

“If Heaven exists, to know that there’s laughter, that would be a great thing.” – Robin Williams

“I love kids, but they are a tough audience.” – 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

“Comedy is acting out optimism.” – Robin Williams

“Sometimes you have to make a movie to make money.” – Robin Williams

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

Robin Williams was an extraordinary actor and comedian who achieved great things in life. You can notice wisdom in his quotes. Therefore, if you want to be enlightened and motivated in life, you should read Robin Williams quotes more often. Also, some of his quotes are exciting and inspiring, and will make you smile and feel inspired whenever you feel down and hopeless in life.

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