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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?

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

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

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.

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.

We've had cloning in the South for years. It's called cousins. ---->>>

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?' ---->>>

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 with 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. ---->>>

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

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.

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.

Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma. ---->>>

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

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

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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.

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.

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

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

We had gay burglars the other night. They broke in and rearranged the furniture. ---->>>

Carpe per diem - seize the check.

Carpe per diem - seize the check.

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

Cricket is basically baseball on valium.

Cricket is basically baseball on valium.

Reality: What a concept!

Reality: What a concept!

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 string.

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 string.

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

Comedy is acting out optimism. ---->>>

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

Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party. ---->>>

The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery. ---->>>

Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs. ---->>>

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

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

I think it's great when stories are dark and strange and weirdly personal. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

I like my wine like my women - ready to pass out. ---->>>

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

I don't do well with snakes and I can't dance. ---->>>

The idea of having a steady job is appealing.

The idea of having a steady job is appealing.

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

Winning an Oscar is an honor, but, between you and me, it does not makes things easier. ---->>>

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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. ---->>>

Tweets? That stuff kills 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. ---->>>

In America they really do mythologise people when they die. ---->>>

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

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

I love kids, but they are a tough audience. ---->>>

Gentiles are people who eat mayonnaise for no reason.

Gentiles are people who eat mayonnaise for no reason.

You'll notice that Nancy Reagan never drinks water when Ronnie speaks. ---->>>

The Russians love Brooke Shields because her eyebrows remind them of Leonid Brezhnev. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

Look at the walls of Pompeii. That's what got the internet started. ---->>>

I enjoy performing for heavily armed people. It's easier than going to Georgia. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

I'm much more open to being a supporting actor right now. At the age of 60, I'll be second fiddle. Fine. I'm happy to do it. ---->>>

I've never been asked to appear on 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!,' so I guess I mustn't be on the professional skids just yet. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

When I went home from Juilliard, I couldn't find acting work.

When I went home from Juilliard, I couldn't find acting work.

I was only a leading man for a minute; now I'm a character actor. ---->>>

One of my favourite actors of all time, although he doesn't necessarily play villains, is Peter Lorre. ---->>>

Sometimes you have to make a movie to make money. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The 'Aladdin' thing - that's 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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

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'!' ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 07-21, 1952
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Die: 08-11, 2014
Occupation: Comedian
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Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as Mork in Mork & Mindy (1978–82), Williams established a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting (wikipedia)