Robin Williams Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings


Longtime actor and comedian Robin Williams would have turned 66 years old today. He was born July 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. Williams left an enduring mark in comedy and drama. In 1997, he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Good Will Hunting. On August 11, 2014, Williams decided to commit suicide via asphyxiation by hanging himself.

Williams will live in the minds and hearts of millions of fans worldwide. Many of his movies were both comedic and heartwarming. He put it all in his role, whether he’s Peter Pan or Mrs. Doubtfire. Williams has definitely led a life worth remembering. Look below and celebrate Robin Williams’ life and birthday with his beautiful words of wisdom…

Robin Williams Quotes: Best Quotes & Most-Famous Sayings

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


“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.”


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


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


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


“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?'”


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


“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.”


“You’ll notice that Nancy Reagan never drinks water when Ronnie speaks.”


“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 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.”

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