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Robin Williams Quotes on Life, Laughter, & Love

Robin Williams Quotes on Life, Laughter, & Love

Looking for inspirational Robin Williams quotes? Our latest collection of Robin Williams quotes on Everyday Power Blog. Enjoy!

Robin McLaurin Williams was an American stand-up comedian and actor who was known for his great improvisational skills.

He was born in Chicago on July 21, 1951, and started as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s.  He had distinguished career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting.

Throughout his career, Robin Williams received various awards including two Emmy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Grammy Awards.

On August 11, 2014, the world was shocked to learn that Robin Williams had committed suicide at his home in California. He was 63 years old.

Robin Williams tapped into his Everyday Power to achieve great success in his acting and comedy career. He inspires us with his touching words, inspirations, and incisive statements.


Inspirational Robin Williams quotes


1.) You’re only given a little spark of madness and if you lose that, you’re nothing. – Robin Williams


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


3.) The genie was only supposed to be a few lines, but I asked, ‘Do you mind if I try something?’ and went off to the recording studio. I emerged, 22 hours later, with a stream-of-consciousness improvisation in 41 characters.– Robin Williams


4.) It’s great to play … Who wants to be deeply serious all the time? That would suck, I think. But I’m just now getting to the point where you realize, ‘Wait, you don’t have to play all the time.’ It’s exhausting, and you have to save something for when you come home. [My ex-wife] Marsha gets asked that all the time: ‘He must be really wild at home!’ The truth is that if I were, she wouldn’t be alive. That type of freneticism is insane.– Robin Williams


5.) Stand-up is the place where you can do things that you could never do in public. . . Once you step on stage you’re licensed to do that. It’s an understood relationship. You walk on stage, it’s your job. Then it’s a question of what can you get away with.– Robin Williams


6.) You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” — from “Good Will Hunting– Robin Williams


7.) 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


8.) What’s wrong with death, sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor. Death is not the enemy, gentlemen. If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.– Robin Williams

Robin Williams Quotes on Life


9.) Imagining something is better than remembering something.– Robin Williams


10.) 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.– Robin Williams


11.) Reality . . . what a concept’– Robin Williams


12.) Some people say Jesus wasn’t Jewish. Of course he was Jewish! Thirty years old, single, lives with his parents, come on. He works in his father’s business, his mom thought he was God’s gift, he’s Jewish. Give it up– Robin Williams


13.) Never fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose’– Robin Williams


14.) You know, you get that tattoo of barbed wire when you’re 18, but by the time you’re 80, it’s a picket fence’– Robin Williams


15.) My battles with addiction definitely shaped how I am now. They really made me deeply appreciate human contact. And the value of friends and family, how precious that is’– Robin Williams


16.) People think they know you. They expect you to be literally like you are on TV or in the movies, bouncing off the walls. A woman in an airport once said to me, “Be zany!” People always want zany, goofy sh-t from me. It takes a lot of energy to do that. If you do that all the time, you’ll burn out’– Robin Williams


17.) Death is nature’s way of saying, “Your table is ready”– Robin Williams


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


19.) Everyone has these two visions when they hold their child for the first time. The first is your child as an adult saying “I want to thank the Nobel Committee for this award”. The other is “You want fries with that?”‘– Robin Williams


20.) Being a functioning alcoholic is kind of like being a paraplegic lap dancer – you can do it, just not as well as the others, really’– Robin Williams


21.) No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” Dead Poets Society – Robin Williams


22.) I  stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.– Robin Williams


23.) 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, when the stars are strung across the velvety night, and when shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day, make a wish. Think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.– Robin Williams


Robin Williams Quotes on Laughter


24.) “Make your life spectacular. I know I did.”– Robin Williams


25.) “…That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”– Robin Williams


26.) Marriage is a triumph of imagination over intelligence– Robin Williams


27.) “Sometimes it’s nobler to tell a small lie than to deliver a painful truth– Robin Williams

Robin Williams quotes

28.) You know what music is – a harmonic connection between all living beings– 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.) Inside of you, there’s a fashion model just waiting to throw up.”– Robin Williams


31.) Politicians are a lot like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons.”– Robin Williams


32.) Nobody takes a picture of something they want to forget– Robin Williams


33.) “I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.”– Robin Williams


34.) 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


35.) All of life is a coming home. Salesmen, secretaries, coal miners, beekeepers, sword swallowers, all of us.  All the restless hearts of the world, all trying to find a way home– Robin Williams


36.) For me, right now, the greatest thing is to take a moment and just breathe.– Robin Williams


37.) 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


38.) Taking it down just a little bit and traveling at the speed of life is a much easier journey.– Robin Williams


Robin Williams Quotes on Love


39.) I have not thought about it, but when I die, just dance on my grave and water the plants with what you are drinking. Please do not clone me, because after a while your clone is not as bright as you are. – Robin Williams


40.) 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 that make you feel alone. – Robin Williams


41.) Age makes you more confident. When you realize that it’s time now to just do things. When there’s not the pressure to perform on some level of expectations, there’s more to just explore.” – Robin Williams


42.) What some folks call impossible is just stuff they haven’t seen before. – Robin Williams


43.) There is still a lot to learn, and there is always great stuff out there. Even mistakes can be wonderful – Robin Williams


44.) The world is your oyster. Never stop trying new things. – Robin Williams


45.) Stop being afraid of getting older. With age comes wisdom and confidence. – Robin Williams


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


47.) 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


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


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


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


What is your favorite quote from Robin Williams?

Robin Williams was considered a “national treasure” by many in the entertainment industry and by the public. He inspired a new generation of stand-up comedians and he will also be remembered for the openness with which he spoke about his own life.

Hopefully, these quotes have helped you feel more liberated and motivated you to pursue your dreams.

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