Robin Williams Quotes That Will Live On

As a stand-up comic, Robin Williams was among the quickest wits to ever work a rowdy comedy club. His mouth worked as fast as his manic mind; audiences sat up just to decipher the multi-pitched voices that came out of his overactive brain. As an actor, Williams was known to create those lump-in-your-throat moments. He could be relied upon to deliver quiet lines to create the most stunning emotional scenes. During the course of his 63 years on earth, Williams also inspired us with his own self-reflections and hyperanalysis as if he never disconnected from Mork, the TV alien he created in the late ’70s, who came to Earth from the planet Ork. “In America we really do mythologise people when they die,” Williams once said. DoYouRemember agrees whole-heartedly, and welcomes with sadness this legendary comic into our Great American cultural past.

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


“Comedy is acting out optimism.”

You have this idea that you’d better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous.”


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

“See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.”

“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 alone.”

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

“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.”

“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.” (From August Rush)


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

“They’re not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they’re destined for great things, just like many of you. Their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen. You hear it? Carpe hear it? Carpe, carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” (From Dead Poet’s Society)

“We were romantics. We didn’t just read poetry. We let it drip from our tongues like honey. Spirits soared. Women swooned, and gods were created, gentlemen. Not a bad way to spend an evening, eh?” (From Dead Poet’s Society)</strong>

“Do you think God gets stoned? I think so … look at the platypus.”

“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I’ll guarantee you’ll win.” (From Patch Adams)

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. (From Patch Adams)

“The Moon… It hangs like a testicle in the sky…”

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

“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’.”

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