Robin Williams quotes

Born
July 21, 1951 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Died
August 11, 2014.

Occupation
Stand-up comedian and actor.

Robin McLaurin Williams 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.

People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the White House.
– Robin Williams
The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery.
– Robin Williams
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’!’
– Robin Williams
When the media ask George W. Bush a question, he answers, ‘Can I use a lifeline?’
– Robin Williams
If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
– Robin Williams
Comedy is acting out optimism.
– Robin Williams
Sometimes you have to make a movie to make money.
– Robin Williams
If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?
– Robin Williams
Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?
– Robin Williams
You have this idea that you’d better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous.
– Robin Williams
I loved school, maybe too much, really. I was summa cum laude in high school. I was driven that way.
– Robin Williams
What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.
– Robin Williams
Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’
– Robin Williams
Being in the same room with people and creating something together is a good thing.
– Robin Williams
I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.
– Robin Williams
You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
– Robin Williams
Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.
– Robin Williams
I was only a leading man for a minute; now I’m a character actor.
– Robin Williams
Acting is different from stand-up. It gives you this ability to enter into another character, to create another person.
– Robin Williams
We’ve had cloning in the South for years. It’s called cousins.
– Robin Williams
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.
– Robin Williams
Carpe per diem – seize the check.
– Robin Williams
Reality: What a concept!
– Robin Williams
If Heaven exists, to know that there’s laughter, that would be a great thing.
– Robin Williams
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose.
– Robin Williams
I knew Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were really talented. As actors, they were both studly young men, and they had great writers’ chops.
– Robin Williams
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.
– Robin Williams
Gentiles are people who eat mayonnaise for no reason.
– Robin Williams
In America they really do mythologise people when they die.
– Robin Williams
Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party.
– Robin Williams
Winning an Oscar is an honor, but, between you and me, it does not makes things easier.
– Robin Williams
Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.
– Robin Williams
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.
– Robin Williams
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.
– Robin Williams
The Russians love Brooke Shields because her eyebrows remind them of Leonid Brezhnev.
– Robin Williams
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
– Robin Williams
Look at the walls of Pompeii. That’s what got the internet started.
– Robin Williams
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.
– Robin Williams