65 Robin Williams Quotes About Life, Love, Happiness

After developing his improvisational style as a stand-up comedian, Robin Williams landed his own television show, Mork and Mindy, and moved into leading parts in the film with Robert Altman’s Popeye. He played numerous memorable film roles, both comedic and dramatic, and after three previous nominations, he won an Academy Award for best-supporting actor in Good Will Hunting. These Robin Williams quotes will inspire you in life.

Famous Robin Williams Quotes

  1. “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 who make you feel all alone.” ~ Robin Williams
  2. “I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.” ~ Robin Williams , Robin Williams quotes on happiness
  3. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” ~ Robin Williams
  4. “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” ~ Robin Williams

  5. Don’t associate yourself with toxic people. It’s better to be alone and love yourself than surrounded by people that make you hate yourself.” ~ Robin Williams , Robin Williams quotes on love
  6. “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
  7. “I wonder what chairs think about all day: “Oh, here comes another asshole.” ~ Robin Williams
  8. “There’s no shame in failing. The only shame is not giving things your best shot.” ~ Robin Williams
  9. “Seize the day. Make your life extraordinary.” ~ Robin Williams
  10. “If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.” ~ Robin Williams
  11. “Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.” ~ Robin Williams

  12. “If you’re that depressed, reach out to someone. And remember, suicide is a permanent solution, to a temporary problem.” ~ Robin Williams
  13. “Politics: Poli a Latin word meaning many and tics meaning bloodsucking creatures.” ~ Robin Williams
  14. “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” ~ Robin Williams
  15. “The human body was designed by a civil engineer. Who else would run a toxic waste pipeline through a recreational area ?” ~ Robin Williams
  16. “Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting.” ~ Robin Williams , Robin Williams quotes on life
  17. “She is not perfect. You are not perfect. The question is whether or not you are perfect for each other” ~ Robin Williams
  18. “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
  19. “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 a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… make a wish and think of me.” ~ Robin Williams
  20. “Sometimes you got to specifically go out of your way to get into trouble. It’s called fun.” ~ Robin Williams

  21. “You’ve got to be crazy! It’s too late to be sane, too late. You’ve got to go full-tilt bozo… ‘Cause you’re only given a little spark of madness… and if you lose that, you’re nothing” ~ Robin Williams
  22. “There are no rules. Just follow your heart.” ~ Robin Williams
  23. “To be acknowledged for who and what I am, no more, no less. Not for acclaim, not for approval, but, the simple truth of that recognition. This has been the elemental drive of my existence, and it must be achieved if I am to live or die with dignity.” ~ Robin Williams
  24. “You need a touch of madness, just enough that you don’t become stupid!” ~ Robin Williams
  25. “Nobody takes a picture of something they want to forget.” ~ Robin Williams
  26. “When you create you get a little endorphin rush. Why do you think Einstein looked like that?” ~ Robin Williams
  27. “What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.” ~ Robin Williams

  28. “Good people end up in Hell because they can’t forgive themselves.” ~ Robin Williams
  29. “There’s a world out there. Open a window, and it’s there.” ~ Robin Williams
  30. “What some folks call impossible is just stuff they haven’t seen before.” ~ Robin Williams
  31. “When I was growing up they used to say, “Robin, drugs can kill you.” Now that I’m 58 my doctor’s telling me, “Robin, you need drugs to live.” I realize now that my doctor is also my dealer.” ~ Robin Williams
  32. “And some people say Jesus wasn’t Jewish. Of COURSE, he was Jewish! 30 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
  33. “If I asked you about love, you’d probably quote me a sonnet. But you’ve never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable. Known someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you. Who could rescue you from the depths of hell.” ~ Robin Williams
  34. “In England, if you commit a crime, the police don’t have a gun and you don’t have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say ‘Stop, or I’ll say stop again.'” ~ Robin Williams
  35. “Why do they call it “rush hour” when nothing moves?” ~ Robin Williams

  36. “If heaven exists, to know that there’s laughs, that would be a great thing.” ~ Robin Williams
  37. “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.” ~ Robin Williams
  38. “Ah, yes, divorce… from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.” ~ Robin Williams
  39. “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?'” ~ Robin Williams
  40. “You know the difference between a tornado and divorce in the south? Nothing! Someone is losing a trailer.” ~ Robin Williams
  41. “Our job is improving the quality of life, not just delaying death.” ~ Robin Williams
  42. “I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think for yourself.” ~ Robin Williams

  43. “I try to make sense of things. Which is why, I guess, I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.” ~ Robin Williams
  44. “Change is not popular; we are creatures of habit as human beings. ‘I want it to be the way it was.’ But if you continue the way it was there will be no ‘is.'” ~ Robin Williams
  45. “You’re best when you’re not in charge. The ego locks the muse.” ~ Robin Williams
  46. “Beer commercials usually show big men, manly men, doing manly things: “You’ve just killed a small animal. It’s time for a light beer.” Why not have a realistic beer commercial, with a realistic thing about beer, where someone goes, “It’s 5:00 in the morning. You’ve just pissed on a dumpster. It’s Miller time.” ~ Robin Williams
  47. “You know what music is – a harmonic connection between all living beings.” ~ Robin Williams
  48. “Comedy is acting out optimism.” ~ Robin Williams

  49. “If women ran the world, we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.” ~ Robin Williams
  50. “Sometimes you can have a whole lifetime in a day and never notice that this is a beautiful as it gets.” ~ Robin Williams
  51. “It’s a wonderful feeling when your father becomes not a god but a man to you – when he comes down from the mountain and you see he’s this man with weaknesses. And you love him as this whole being, not as a figurehead.” ~ Robin Williams
  52. “I can see it now: Osama bin Laden goes up to the pearly gates where George Washington comes out, starts beating him, and is then joined by 70 other members of the Continental Congress. Osama will say, Hey, wait! Where are my 71 virgins? And George will reply It’s 71 Virginians, you asshole!” ~ Robin Williams
  53. “Boys, 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
  54. “Compassionate conservative. I don’t know what that is, it sounds like a Volvo with a gun rack.” ~ Robin Williams
  55. “The things we fear the most have already happened to us.” ~ Robin Williams

  56. “The Chinese had accused the Tibetans of being terrorists, which is weird. A Tibetan terrorist is like an Amish hacker. It just doesn’t fit.” ~ Robin Williams
  57. “But only in their dreams can men be truly free. It was always thus and always thus will be.” ~ Robin Williams
  58. “There’s a time for daring and there’s a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.” ~ Robin Williams
  59. “The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery.” ~ Robin Williams
  60. “Cocaine is God’s way of telling you you are making too much money.” ~ Robin Williams
  61. “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
  62. “Do you think God gets stoned? I think so … look at the platypus.” ~ Robin Williams

  63. “I had sex with a prostitute when I was 21, I was so bad, she gave me a refund.” ~ Robin Williams
  64. “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
  65. “Ever since my children were born, the moment I looked at them I was crazy about them. Once I held them I was hooked. I am addicted to my children sir. I love them with all my heart and the idea of someone telling me I can’t be with them, I can’t see them every day. Well, it’s like someone saying I can’t have air.” ~ Robin Williams

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