Robin Williams Quotes

Robin McLaurin Williams

Robin Williams quotes: best bits from the late beloved actor.

“You can do anything you want.  You are bound by nothing.”

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

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

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

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

“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.'”

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

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

“Even mistakes can be wonderful.”

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

“Explore an idea until you’ve exhausted it; really go to all the different parameters of it.”

“There is still a lot to learn and there is always great stuff out there.”

“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.”

“Even fools seem smart when they are quiet.”

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

“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.”

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

“Some are born great.  Some achieve greatness.  Some get it as a graduation gift.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.'”

“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.”

“But if there’s love, dear… those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart, forever.”

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

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

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

“My childhood was lonely.  Both my parents were away a lot, working, and the maid basically raised me.  And I think that’s where a lot of my comedy comes from.  Not only was the maid very funny and witty, but when my mother came home I’d use humor to try and get her attention.  If I made mommy laugh, then maybe everything would be all right.  I think that’s where my comedy all started.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“No.  Regrets don’t help.”

“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.”

“Make your life spectacular.  I know I did.”

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