36 Inspirational Quotes of Robin Williams

“Do you think Adam said to Eve, “Back up, I don’t know how big this gets””

“In the midst of all this ranting, you can’t forget that in New York harbour, there is a statue that says, “Give me your tired, your poor…” And that doesn’t mean, “…for two weeks, to do light housework””

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Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society

“Oh my god, Jack Nicholson. He once was with me at a benefit and leaned over and said in a very intense voice: “Even oysters have enemies.” I responded with “increase your dosage””

“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”

“I’m a born entertainer. When I open the fridge door and the light goes on, I burst into song”

“Being a famous print journalist is like being the best-dressed woman on radio”

“Gentiles are people who eat mayonnaise for no reason”

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

“Cocaine is God’s way of saying you’re making too much money”

“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”

“The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery”

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

“Ah, yes, divorce . . . from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet”

“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”

“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””

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

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

“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””

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

“The Russians love Brooke Shields because her eyebrows remind them of Leonid Brezhnev”

“You’re only given a little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it”

“Never fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose”

”If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?”

“A woman would never make a nuclear bomb. They would never make a weapon that kills. They’d make a weapon that makes you feel bad for a while”

“The French have a bomb, too. The Michelin Bomb – only destroys restaurants under four stars”

“People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the White House”

Inspirational Quotes from Robin Williams Film
The Inspiring Nanny, Mrs Doubtfire

“People ask why I do children’s comedies. I’m happy being a Robert de Niro for nine-year-olds”

“Mickey Mouse to a three-year-old is a six-foot-tall rat!”

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

“The only reason Mickey Mouse has four fingers is because he can’t pick up a cheque”

“We’re dealing with fundamentalists. The Amish are fundamentalists, but they don’t try and hijack a carriage at needlepoint. And, if you’re ever in Amish country and you see a man with his hand buried in a horse’s ass, that’s a mechanic. Remember that”

“Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, The Marx Brothers. Comedy is a great art when it works. I’ve never seen anything funnier than Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor, that scene at the dinner table. That alone should get an award if you are just talking about sheer funny but they are always talking about ‘well, is it meaningful?’ Well, sure it’s meaningful if you come out and you had a great laugh”

“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?””

“Having George W Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn’t work”

“When I’m awake, I don’t want to go to sleep. I don’t want the hassle of turning the light off, putting my head down and then all the thoughts. I don’t want all those thoughts”

“Comedy is acting out optimism”